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Jun 14,2017

Title: Dork Diaries-Frenemies Forever

Author: Rachel Renee Russell.

Genre: Humour

For: Girls age 8-14

Nikki Maxwell is participating in student exchange week. She is going to North Hampton Hills International Academy, Nikki’s current school is WCD Middle School. The only big bad thing about exchange week is that Nikki’s mortal enemy, Mackenzie Hollister, Will be there. Will Nikki and Mackenzie ever become friends or at least frenemies?  


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Jun 14,2017

           Book Review-dork diaries

Title: Dork Diaries-Frenemies Forever

Author: Rachel Renee Russell.

Genre: Humour

For: Girls age 8-14


Nikki Maxwell is participating in student exchange week. She is going to North Hampton Hills International Academy, Nikki’s current school is WCD Middle School. The only big bad thing about exchange week is that Nikki’s mortal enemy, Mackenzie Hollister, Will be there. Will Nikki and Mackenzie ever become friends or at least frenemies?  




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May 31,2017

Book Review

TITLE:  Ruby Redford


Genre:  Mystery


Author:  Lauren Child


Star rating: 4/5


Ruby Redfort is a girl and is an only child in her family. She has a special job of spying on other people and solving mysteries. She was good at solving things, and Ruby is a nice secret girl. I would recommend this book for ages 10 - 13 this book made me wonder because I wanted to know what was happening next.

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May 31,2017

Title:11 Birthdays

Author: Wendy Mass

Genre: Mystery\Friendship




I really liked the sense of mystery because it made the story really exciting and interesting. I also liked how Amanda finally started talking to Leo after an incident on their 10th birthday.They kept on trying to get the thing they both wanted, their 11th  birthday, to end! How would you feel if you had your 11th birthday 11 times?






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May 31,2017

Title: The Selection

Author: Kiera Cass

Genre: Fantasy

America Singer is a girl who lives in Illea and has to choose whether she should enrol for The Selection or stay with her true love.Want to find out more? Read the book! This is a thrilling book, I like the scene where America writes to her parents where she tells her parents she is settled and jokes around with Prince Maxon. I would recommend this book for those who like fantasy and like series books. This the first of a series of 5 books. My rating is 3 stars because it’s okay but I wish there was more tension.


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May 31,2017

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The Tapper Twins Go To War (with each other )

Author: Geoff Rodkey

Genre: family

Suitable For: people with siblings

 The Tapper Twins ( Claudia and Reese, who live in New York City), are not getting along. According to Reese, Claudia ate made fun of Claudia on the bus! This is not just a rivalry, it`s a war! Will they ever stop fighting?

I`d rate this book 4.5 stars.

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May 31,2017

Book review

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Title: Anne of Green Gables

Author: L.M. Montgomery

Genre: Classic Literature

Blurb: Anne of Green Gables is about an 11-year-old girl who has been moving houses with different parents since her real parents died. She has been at an asylum in Nova Scotia for a year until Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert ask for a boy from the asylum, but send her instead. Anne will have to work hard to stay there. She will have to do chores, break her habit of talking too much, and most of all, don't get in trouble at her new school!  

 Rate: 8/10 
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May 31,2017

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Author: Enid Blyton

Genre: Funny and humor

For: Ages 8-13. For girls and boys.



This book is a very funny story about a little girl named Elizabeth Allen who was very spoilt and naughty, plus she got everything that she wanted. Elizabeth had a pony, a dog and a canary. Her parents had tried everything to make her obedient, they even hired nanny after nanny but none of them could make her behave. Finally, they decided to put her in a boarding school called, Whyteleafe Boarding School. Elizabeth didn’t want to go but she had to. This school was very unusual because instead of the teachers doing the punishing, the students did. The school had a head boy named William and a head girl named Rita. There was also twelve monitors or also called the jury, they were the monitors of each room. Elizabeth was in room six. She got fed up with the school so she decided to be as naughty as she could be, so she could get sent back home. She actually got into heaps of trouble, and finally, she realised she would never get sent home. But just before half term (the time when she wanted to leave) Rita had told her if she felt truly sad then she could go. Even though Elizabeth wanted to leave at the start of the term she so desperately wanted to leave but now she wanted to stay. After lot’s of thought, she decided to stay.

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May 31,2017

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Title: James and The Giant Peach

Genre:  Adventure

For: ages 8+

Rating: Image result for 5 star

James and the Giant Peach is a great read. James’ parents are in London but are killed by a rhino that broke out of the zoo. James is now forced to live with his horrid aunties, skinny Aunt Spiker and chubby Aunt sponge. Then, one day, out of nowhere the peach grew, the peach tree that had never before given peaches grew a humongous peach! James will meet some new and interesting friends and go on a trip of a lifetime. I definitely suggest James and the Giant Peach.






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May 31,2017

Title: The wishing spell

Author: Chris Colfer

Genre:  adventure, fantasy and fiction

For: 8-12

 Alex and Conner Bailey are giving a story-tale book  from their grandmother for their birthday but soon they realise it is a portal to the Fairy Tale World. They are lost in the Dwarf Forest and Froggy finds them and let they stay for the night however they are so determined that they can not stay for long. They go on a quest to collect the wishing spell items. They meet lots of memorial people and lands however the Evil Queen is hot on their tail. Will they ever get home to their mother? Or will they find the biggest secret that has been kept from them for their whole life?

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May 31,2017


Author : JK Rowling

Genre : Adventure/fun/wonder 


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Rating: Image result for 5 star rating


About : It is about a boy called Harry who lives with his Aunt and Uncle . One day a letter is sent to the front door from Hogwarts(which is a Wizardry School) but his Aunt and uncle don't allow him then after a few days more letters come so they go on an abandoned island when a giant arrives called Hagrid and he tells Harry that he is a wizard and he has been accepted at Hogwarts . After getting his things he goes to hogwarts and gets chosen for Gryffindor.Harry makes friends with Ron and Hermione and Harry realises that the school is hiding a magical stone made by Nicholas Flamel and he thinks Snape(the potions master) is after it so Ron,Hermione and Harry goes in to save the stone and they go through very hard obstacles and Harry finds out it is not Snape...... 


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May 31,2017


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Title: Captain Underpants And The Attack Of The Talking Toilets

Author: Dav Pilkey

Genre: Adventure

For: 8-13 years

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This is an amazing book with comics, writing and flip-o-ramas; it has loads of fun and adventures. It is set in a school and the two main characters - George and Harold - are always getting in trouble. The evil principal has a secret but a good secret. I encourage you to  read this book. You won’t be sorry.


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May 31,2017


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Author: Rick Riordan

Genre: Fantasy/Adventure

For: Upper Primary and Lower Secondary

Title: The Red Pyramid 

The Red Pyramid is a great novel full of adventure and Magic, it features Egypt and its history along with the evil god Set. Sadie and Carter's mother died when they were six and seven  years old, Sadie was left with her grandparents and  Carter traveled the world with his father. On two days of the year He takes both Sadie and Carter out to spend time together. It so happens on one of these days something goes wrong . Hosting gods is hard enough but yielding their power even more dangerous, together Sadie and Carter have to take giant risks and terrible sacrifices to defeat the evil Egyptian god Set. I think this is an awesome book full of adventure and magic and I would definitely recommend it for anyone who loves adventure.I love this book and couldn't stop reading it.

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May 31,2017

Title - Skulduggery Pleasant the Faceless Ones

Author - Derek Landy

Genre - Teen Fantasy

For - People who like action and 12yrs and older


Star Rating -


 Skulduggery Pleasant the Faceless Ones is the second book of the series. Valkyrie and  Skulduggery are detectives and they are trying to protect the last ever teleporter, the key to the  gate that they need to find, which is where the Faceless Ones will enter. Throughout their journey they encounter all sorts of different creatures but will they find the gate intime? Read the book and find out what sort of creatures they will meet and if they do find the gate intime.

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May 31,2017

Title:Marley A Dog Like No Other

By:John Grogan

Genre: A dog's life

For: All dog loving children


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This book is a great one, it has a gripping story of the dog's life from where it begins. It's a good read for dog lovers.They go on adventures to go to the beach and other fun places for dogs. Marley thinks he's the boss but does will he find out he's not?                                        Image result for three star rating


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May 31,2017


Title: Alice in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll

Genre: Adventure/classic

For:  All ages



Alice in Wonderland is a wonderful book that starts with this little girl also known as Alice. She has a very restricting older sister called Matilda who tries to inform her about books and the real world. Then she decides to follow him and sees him jump down a massive hole. Alice jumps down the rabbit hole after seeing this very rare sight. Of course it’s a humongous hole so she falls for a few days and lands in a room that should lead her to Wonderland but is it that easy?



May 30,2017

The Graveyard Book

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Author: Neil Gaiman

Genre: Spooky/Fantasy/Mystery

Age Group: 10+

 After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as ‘Bod’, is a normal boy. Well, he would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead.

There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will be in greater danger from the man Jack- who has already killed Bod's family...

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May 30,2017

This book is mostly for horsy girls and ages 10-16

This book is about a girl called Sasha Silva .She

Is new to the school she rides a horse called Charm.

Sasha is the main and best character. This is one of the books it is one of 22 this

Book is amazing and i think everyone should give the book a go.


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May 30,2017

Author: Samantha Turnbull

Good for 9-10 girls


This book is really inspiring because the message is that it tells you that you don’t have to be pretty to be heard. Four 10-year-old friends have lots of problems so they create a club (Anti-Princess Club) to solve their problems. You might think princesses are everything but these girls show you that being an anti-princess is better than being a princess, they really are something! To find out more about The Anti-Princess Club click here.

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May 24,2017

Book Review

 Sally  Pearson


Author: Sally Pearson with Scott Gullan

 Genre: Sports Autobiography

 Ratings: *****

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Olympic champion, Sally pearson will take you on a journey throughout her life. An inspirational story of aiming high. Readers will get a glimpse of sally's life outside nunning. Supporting her is mum and her coach. Find out what amazing opposites she'll get. But will she take them?

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