Amelia Fang and the Trouble with Toads

Amelia and her friends embark upon another adventure in this final installment of the quirky and charming Amelia Fang series.  The book opens with Amelia’s excitement about attending her friend’s birthnight celebrations but when her parents are struck down with the Frankenflu, she has to take her baby brother Vincent with her.   Amelia has rather mixed emotionsContinue reading “Amelia Fang and the Trouble with Toads”

Winnie Adds Magic

Winnie Adds Magic by Laura Owen and Korky Paul: This story is about a witch called Winnie and her pet Wilbur who just arrived home from their sister Wendy’s house. Strange and funny things happened with them that afternoon. As soon as they unlocked the door, they were struck with a nasty damp smell. AfterContinue reading “Winnie Adds Magic”

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School

Diary of a Wimpy Kidd: Old School, by Jeff Kinney: There are seven main characters in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Mom, Dad, Wimpy Kid, Manny, Rodrick, Grandpa, and the pig. I enjoyed some parts of this book, like the part at the town pool when Wimpy Kid came out of the pool and hisContinue reading “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School”

Judy Moody Was in a Mood

Judy Moody Was in a Mood by Megan MacDonald: In Judy Moody Was In A Mood, I read that Judy, the main character, made a My-name-is-a-poem-club in the first chapter “Rhyme Time”. Judy had to make up a project on “Around the World in 8 and a 1/2 days”. She also made a pizza in theContinue reading “Judy Moody Was in a Mood”

The Wreck of the Zanzibar

The Wreck of the Zanzibar, by Michael Morpurgo: I thought that this book was really well written and a very interesting story. The story is about The Dairy Of Laura Perryman and how her life was years ago on an island called Bryher. My favorite part was that the book is about a diary but writtenContinue reading “The Wreck of the Zanzibar”

Cookie! by Konnie Huq

I enjoyed every page of Cookie! and the Most Annoying Boy in the World. It’s a very, very funny book. The main character is a smart, tough and fun young girl who thinks that the world is against her. There are loads of really hilarious moments, like when she uses a whole pack of Mentos in herContinue reading “Cookie! by Konnie Huq”

Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords

Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords by Laura Ellen Anderson: This Amelia Fang book was fun and exciting to read. Amelia is a vampire and her friend Tangine is a prince, half vampire and half fairy! Together they go on an adventure to rescue the Queen who has been kidnapped by Alpha the Unicorn. IContinue reading “Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords”

The Start of Something Big

The Start of Something Big by Annahita de la Mare: The Start of Something Big is a beautifully illustrated picture book, perfect for encouraging little girls to be bold and courageous. When three cousins Alice, Hannah and Rosie discover their grandma’s old, battered hot air balloon in the shed, they decide to fix it up andContinue reading “The Start of Something Big”

Sarah, Plain and Tall

Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia Maclachlan: This book is a short, quick read but a very moving and sweet story. Although I read it so fast, I loved it. It is set in the late nineteenth century and told from the point of view of one of two children, Anna. She is the olderContinue reading “Sarah, Plain and Tall”

The Midnight Gang by David Williams

The Midnight Gang is probably my favourite of David Williams’ books that I have read so far. When young Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at the Lord Funt Hospital, and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter. Things get worse when he meets the wicked matron in chargeContinue reading “The Midnight Gang by David Williams”

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