Our Good Reads were chosen by children in the Chatterbooks group at Explore Acomb Library Learning Centre, York. Thanks to Rachel Benn, Explore Acomb Supervisor.
Celia Tidmarsh, Hachette Children’s Group, 978-0750246989, £8.99
This book was all about Japan. I was really interested in Japan so found this book very useful and informative. So many interesting facts and I learnt lots about the country. I liked seeing the technology in Tokyo with split screen TV which lets you watch two programmes at once! I enjoyed reading about the Manga and Comic books as I love those. I didn’t realise how much pollution there was in Japan until I read this book, I even quizzed myself on some of the facts so that I can remember them for when I go back to school. I would recommend this book to a friend and would like to now read about a new country. I rated this book 5/5 stars!
By Adam Year 5
Frightfully Friendly Ghosties: Phantom Pirates
Daren King and David Roberts, Quercus Books, 978-1623656256, £4.99
The Frightfully Friendly Ghosties: Phantom Pirates is the last book in the series and this book is about some frightfully friendly Ghosties going on an ocean liner that they won in a competition, but then they missed it! I liked everything about this book because it was so funny and I have read all of the other Frightfully Friendly Ghosties books. My favourite part of the book was when Humpty Bump found the little boy and he said ‘You must be starving’ and the little boy said ‘No I have my packed lunch with me, a ham sandwich, a chocolate bar and a donut’. Humpty says ‘Give me your donut’! This made me a laugh a lot. I would recommend this book to a friend. I rate this book 5/5!
By Emily Year 5
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl, Puffin, 978-0141346458, ££5.99
This book is about a boy called Charlie and his adventures in a Chocolate Factory with other children who won golden tickets. Charlie didn’t think he would get a golden ticket but he did! He got invited to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate factory and he took his grandad with him. It was funny, interesting and a real page turner. I loved hearing all about the factory and all the different kind of sweets and chocolate. One boy falls in the chocolate river which is really funny, he is called Augustus and he gets stuck in a pipe. There are Oompa Lumpas in the factory which is funny too. My favourite part of the book is when Charlie gets his golden ticket and Grandpa Joe jumps out of bed and starts to dance! I love Roald Dahl books and this is my favourite. I would recommend this to a friend as it’s funny and so good I couldn’t stop reading it! I rate this book 5/5!
By Gracie Year 4
Kentucky Thriller: Laura Marlin Mysteries
Lauren St John, Orion Children’s Books 978-1444006476, £6.99
This book is about a girl who rides a horse. The girl has had a terrible life; she lives in a care home with no mum or dad. It made me sad but the book is good and I like the bit at the end because she is happy. Riding the horse makes her happy and I like how the plot unravels and they go on the hunt to find the horse’s old owner. She wants to look after the horse herself and adopt it but her uncle says they have to find its old owner. She finds herself at the Kentucky Derby with races. My favourite part of the book was when she went to find the horse. I couldn’t stop reading it at bedtime. I liked this book a lot and I want to read more by this author. I would recommend this to a friend and I gave it 5/5 stars!
By Karla Year 4
Laura’s Star and the Special Pony
Klaus Baumgart, Little Tiger Press, 978-1845067779, £7.99
I chose this book because I love ponies. This book is about a little girl that wants to take care of a pony. I liked that she finds a way to take care of the pony. The pony sounds so nice and she gives it a home when it doesn’t have one. I would like a pony and if you would like one or have one already you will like this book a lot. I would recommend this book to a friend and I have done, my friend loved it too. I would rate this book 4/5
By Vivian Year 3
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