My Name is Not Refugee by Kate Milner – Review by Jaskiran (3RB)

This book is about a refugee. A refugee is someone who has to leave town because it is no longer safe. I liked the story because it is emotional.

It made me feel sad because this young boy had to leave his home and all his friends. 

I would recommend this book because it explains what suffering refugees go through. Although this is a short story, it is very powerful.

 

Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman – Review by Ibrahim (3ED)

This is an adventurous book about a man who has TWO kids who need milk for their cereal but they don’t have milk so dad needs to buy milk from the corner shop. He takes ages to come home because he meets aliens and they have a secret firedoor with 2 signs saying KEEP OUT.  HE MEETS MORE ODD CREATURES and has to save the planet, without losing the milk and his energy.

My favourite character is the dinosaur, Professor Steg. He is a protagonist in the story because, without him, the Dad wouldn’t be able to get back home! I loved the illustrations and thought the author put lots of detail into the book while making it funny and witty. I didn’t dislike anything  I would recommend it for 7+. 

 

Mad About Football by Kevin Pettman – Review by Rajan (3EC)

The book was about what kit is required to play football. At the end of the book, there are questions that test you to make sure you have actually read the book. I thought that the book was really interesting because it included information and tips by professional players about how to pass the ball to your teammate, how to keep possession of the ball and how not to kick the ball away aka ‘boot away’. My favourite character was Wayne Rooney because of his fantastic ball skills. 

I would 100% recommend this book to any football lover from the age of 6 to 12. I think boys as well as girls would thoroughly enjoy this amazing book.

 

Gym Stars: Handsprings and Homework by Jane Lawes – Review by Georgia (3RA)

This book is about a young girl named Tara, and she loves gymnastics so much that it was getting in the way of her homework. She is training hard for a national competition. 

I disliked the part when she had to stay in through break at school. I liked the part when they did something AMAZING but you have to read the book to find out what happened.

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to be a champion gymnast.

 

Anisha Accidental Detective: School’s Cancelled by Serena Patel – Review by Coraline (4JL)

This book was about three friends: Anisha, Govi and another friend. They are taking part in a science fair, but when they were testing, they heard a crash and found Mrs Bunsen in a pile of sciency things. Suddenly, the volcano floods the whole school! Then they get disqualified since Mr Graft, the headmaster, thinks it’s their fault and then they’re not allowed to enter the science fair anymore. The science fair is on Thursday. Can they find who did it in time?

I think this book was very interesting because it is full of questions and mystery. I would recommend it to anyone who likes science and anyone who likes mystery.

 

Breakfast Club Adventures: The Beast Beyond the Fence by Marcus Rashford – Review by Emmanuel (5EW)

The book is about a twelve year old boy named Marcus who kicks his favourite football over the school fence and knows he cannot get it back, but he finds a note inviting him to join the Breakfast Club Investigators. With his new mates Stacey, Lise and Asim, they go over the school fence and help Marcus retrieve his ball before his sister Lola came back from her trip. I liked how they found a broken Nintendo on the floor and then suddenly a beast appears and chases them over the gate.

I would recommend it to people who like football and mystery and fictional books.

 

Shadow of the Minotaur by Alan Gibbons – Noah (6JM)

This book was about a boy named Phoenix. He had moved away from London where all his friends and family were. He had moved for his dad had got a VR computing job in Brownleigh, (where he now lives.) His dad is working on a game but he finds out that the game is a little bit too real.

I like the fact that it links to Ancient Greek myths. This makes the book both educational and entertaining.

I would 100% recommend this for children over 9.

 

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