7s - 9s
The World According to Humphrey
AUTHOR: Betty G Birney
RATING: 8.5 /10
AGE RANGE: 7 - 9 years
Suitable for boys and girls
Humphrey is a classroom hamster and is sad when his lovely teacher leaves. The new teacher is strict and he is not sure if he likes her yet.
Each weekend, Humphry goes home with a different student where he finds himself very busy helping them out.
We think the author really understands hamsters and seems to have great insight into some human problems too. Humphrey has many fun adventures and we all really loved this story.
Look out for more books in this series.
8s Book Club
9s - 11s
AUTHOR: Matthew Skelton
suitable for boys and girls
STORY: This fascinating book is told both in the past and the present. In the past, Peter must hide a strange and mysterious book from an evil man called Fust. In the present, a boy called Blake finds, and then looses the self same book with no words. He and his sister, Duck, then go searching for the book but they get caught up in a lot of trouble on the way.
Will either of them succeed? It is your turn to find out.
REVIEW: This fantastic book has a wonderful use of words. We were gripped by the very first pages. It is very moving and you will find you cannot put it down. It sends chills up your spine. If you are a lover of myths and legends, suspense, dark secrets, ancient books and good v evil , then this book is a must have for you. It is very well written and we both highly recommend it.
REVIEWED BY: Book Club
11s - 13s
AUTHOR: David Levithan
Suitable for both boys and girls.
STORY: Every Day is the story of A. Every morning A wakes in a different person’s body and lives their life for a day. It has always been like this. He never knows whose body he will wake up in or where it will be. All is fine, until one morning A wakes in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend Rhiannon. A has finally found someone that he wants to be with day after day, but life and love in A’s world is anything but straight-forward.
REVIEW: This story is captivating with a great plot line. It’s a real page turner. My favourite book of the year so far.
REVIEWED BY: Nick, Christopher & Louis