Recommended Reads

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‘Opal Moonbaby and the Best Friend Project’ by Maudie Smith

Published November 2, 2016 by pinknabster

and-the-best-friend-project_21    “Opal Moonbaby” is magical, hilarious and strange, all packed into one book!  The story is about a girl called Martha who promises herself that she won’t make friends or trust anyone, after her best friend went off with a snooty show off.  Then one day, Martha and her brother Robbie were playing in the park and an alien called Opal landed, on a mission.  Opal needed someone’s help and Robbie wanted to be friends right away, but Martha wasn’t sure.  After she couldn’t trust any one any more, will she trust Opal ?…

The author, Maudie Smith, really painted a picture in my head of the setting and the characters.  It was even easier with Tony Ross’ dazzling illustrations.  It was even nicer to know that the author visited our school, Nottingham Girls High School.  I recommend the book for ages 8-11.

I rate this book 5/5 because it is authentic, has description, amazing illustrations and is definitely hilarious.  Thank you for reading my review  and I hope I have inspired you to read this book.  If you have read the book, please leave a comment below on how amazing you thought is was!  Keep reading!


“Sky Wolves” by Livi Michaels

Published October 11, 2016 by Booklover999

“Sky Wolves” is a fantastic book that leads six dogs and a boy on a journey and all of them did things they would of never dreamed of doing.  As well as this, they all discover something about themselves and some even about those whom they love.

I would recommend this book to anyone between the ages of 9 and thirteen or those who enjoy the “Warrior Cat” series.

I hope you enjoyed my review!        n2532492

Book Review: Little Stars

Published September 26, 2016 by Acro_Panda


Little Stars” is a fascinating book written by Jacqueline Wilson.  It is part of a series which starts from “Hetty Feather” and explains the story of her life as she becomes famous at the music hall with her sister, Diamond.  Diamond is a young, child acrobat and participates in their act called ‘The Little Stars’.  Hetty encourages her to perform well, however sometimes Bertie, (Hetty’s sweetheart) is adored by Diamond. When they are banned from the music hall, they are forced to leave Bertie and their new friends.  However, they join an acting company which inspires them to perform with more confidence.

Meanwhile, Bertie leaves the music hall to join Hetty and Diamond, not knowing what has happened.  A dear friend from the last book comes to visit, although she has to bring bad news.  Will they live a normal life after this?  I would rate this book 10 out of 10 because of its tension and excitement during the book. I would recommend this to someone who has read all 4 books, because it will be easier to understand.  The first book in the series is “Hetty Feather”, then “Diamond”, (a story from her point of view). And then “Sapphire Battersea”, Hetty’s real name. Second to last is “Emerald Star”, (Hetty’s show name). And then one of the best books, “Little Stars!”







So Excited! Best book ever!!

Published September 20, 2016 by Cupcake Cure

Recently I went to an immense, local library.  When I first entered the library, my eyes suddenly gazed onto a large book –  ” Handmade Gifts.”  I gasped with excitement then in a streak of lightning, I had My future book in my soft, warm hands.  Forgetting that  libraries had to be quiet, I started oohing and gasping.  There was not a single movement but only my hands turning to soft, silky pages of the book.  As soon as I got home, I got some paper and started cutting out some brilliant shapes and letters.  Not only arts, there was a lot of information about how to make soap and toiletries.  I desperately wanted to make soap but unfortunately I didn’t have all the ingredients.  So today I have made a bunch of awesome things. Unfortunately the book is not to keep so I will be having to return it to the library.  Thank you everyone for reading my blog post and I hope you enjoyed it.

Book Review: Summer’s Dream

Published September 14, 2016 by Acro_Panda

Summer’s Dream is an inspiring yet funny story written by Cathy Cassidy. This book is about a girl named Summer who has a passion for dancing. When a new role for a ballet school comes up she practises so much it takes over her life. She stresses out, and turns her summer holidays into a nightmare. Food becomes her worst enemy, and her friends are turning against her. Summer soon finds she has an eating disorder, but will it stop her dreams of becoming a dancer? I like the tension gathering up when she decides to tell no one about her eating issues and then is sent to hospital due to smoke inhalation.

I enjoyed this book because it has inspired me to keep trying and never give up. However, it is important not to try to hard and to accept defeat. I like other Cathy Cassidy books and I am hoping to read some more soon. Overall, I would rate this book 9 out of 10 and it is now one of my favourite books to read. I would recommend this book to everyone who loves reading Cathy Cassidy books.


Murder Most Unladylike

Published February 1, 2016 by Bookgirl

“Murder Most Unladylike” is the first book in the series of four.   I thoroughly enjoyed this because, it always had a twist and left me on the edge of my chair.  In fact I loved it so much, I read it in 1 day! At first, I thought it would be boring, because I thought somebody would get murdered and they would find out easily, but it was the complete opposite!  It is one of my favourite books ever!!!  I recommend it to people who like reading about mysteries and people who fancy something new.  I hope if you get chance to read it, you like it just as much as I do.


the devil walks

Published December 9, 2015 by Irongirl98

“The Devil Walks” is a horror book which is all about a young boy whose mother has kept a lie from him all his life and he has never ACTUALLY had a life. When his mother answers the door to a doctor, he takes her away to a place for her to get better and she has to promise that as soon as she is let out, she will let her son be free.

Meanwhile, Daniel, her son, has been taken in to the doctor’s house until his mother is back on her feet. Daniel has settled in well to his new family and has been well-cared for.

One time he is taken to see his mum but is told that she has been howling and groaning all night, saying how she regretted ever making that promise…

Why was she trying to protect him so badly?

Why could he not be free?…


This book is not good for you

Published December 9, 2015 by Skulduggery
  • “This Book is Not Good for You” by Pseudonymous Bosch is a fantastic book to read!  I found it funny how the author changed from the storyline to what is happening to him, and how the book ends on a cliff hanger!  I think that this book is an adventure story with many mysteries.  Whilst reading it, I really wanted to know why the girl was adopted and where her mother had gone.  I also liked how at the end, Cass ate the chocolate and went into the past to find out who her true mother was, and why her parents abandoned her, as well as what the Secret was.  I enjoyed how the author started with Chapter 15, as at the end of this chapter, you want to know what has happened!  I would rate this book 4 or 5 stars out of 5 because it was funny and enjoyable!


“Lexi Land” by Suzi Moore

Published December 9, 2015 by Dennis the Menace

This is an AMAZING book which is about a girl called Emma, whose twin sister, Laura, died on their birthday, so she changes her birthday.  Then she meets a girl called Lexi, who has an eye patch and so by the end of the book, after wondering about many things, Emma finds out why her sister died and why she takes tablets plus most importantly, what is behind the eye patch !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  This is a clear 5 star book!

Lexi land