Holly the Doorstep Puppy by Tina Nolan – Review by Lara (3RB)

This book is about a young puppy called Holly and if you like reading about animals you’ll like this book. I don’t normally read books about animals but I love this one. 

Holly is a young pup who turned up at the doorstep of the animal rescue centre. Let’s introduce the Harrison family: Eva, Karl, Heidi, Dad and Grandad! And let’s introduce the pups: Holly, Ben, Bill and Ivy. I particularly liked that it was set in Christmas time because it’s nearly Christmas and Christmas is really fun and joyful. 

If you want to find more about this book then you have to read it yourselves. But remember when you do a BOOK REVIEW you need to not spoil it for other people and other children. I would definitely recommend this book for you to read independently by yourself if you are in Year 3 or 4.


How to Look for a Lost Dog by Ann M Martin – Review by Kellie (4SB)

This loving and sad book tells a story about a kind and caring girl named Rose who lives with her father, Wesley Howard. Her mother abandoned them when she was 2, so Rose only lives with her father. In the first chapter, we learn that she is struggling with school and that her interests are unique and finds it hard to develop friends at her school. This is because she has a diagnosis of high ­functioning autism, or “Asperger’s syndrome”. So on a Friday night, when her father comes home after a drink, he brings a stray dog with him. Rose is overjoyed and decides to call her Rain. The two quickly form a strong bond together and Rose has finally found a friend. But when a storm named Hurricane Susan strikes Rose’s neighbourhood, Rain vanishes. Being her close friend, Rose is determined to find Rain. 

This was a very touching book and really moved me. It helped me realise the importance of friendship and how it obliges us to do things. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes animals and mystery.


Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes by Rick Riordan – Review by Aiden (5AG)

The book is about Percy Jackson and the author wrote about 12 famous Greek heroes, they are Perseus that killed Medusa, Theseus who killed the bronze Minotaur, Heracles who did twelve jobs, Pantheon who rode the Sun Chariot and Jason who led the Argonauts to the Golden Fleece. They did those things to get famous or become king. 

I like it because they did things people thought were impossible like killing Medusa who, when looked at turned people to stone and the Nemean Lion, which its skin couldn’t be pierced by a sword or arrow.

I recommend it to people that like Greek myths because there are 12 different myths to choose from and read in the book.


Groosham Grange – Review by Karam (6MT)

The book is about a boy who is sent to Groosham Grange as a last resort by his parents. Groosham Grange is a school. Groosham Grange is a very strange school. New pupils must sign their names in blood and the French teacher disappears every full moon. 

I like this book because it is not like any other book that I have read. At first I didn’t really like the book but as I started to read more of it I started to like it more.

I would recommend this book. I would recommend it to someone who likes funny books.


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