Book Zone

Janie Percy Smith runs our school book club, who meet every Monday (sometimesTuesday!) lunchtime. We read together and share our opinions on what we have read. At certain times during the year, we enter competitions, write reviews or go to see a play based on what we have been reading.


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The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

I loved this book! When I looked at the front cover I thought it would be weird and that I wouldn't like it much but I was definitely wrong. I do admit it was weird but i liked it even so. This book was full of ups and downs and had lots of sad bits but I like books that make me cry. I recommend this book to people who like stars, sculls and weirdness.

Rosie gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

The Hounds of the Morrigan by Pat O'Shea

A book review by Seren (Year 4)

The Hounds Of The Morrigan is a brilliant book because it is very mysterious and magical. It's about a journey across Ireland to find a stone with the Morrigan's blood on it. Pidge and Brigit find themselves in danger from the hounds sent by the Morrigan to follow them.  The Hounds of the Morrigan is a very good book and would be enjoyed by everyone who likes reading adventure books.

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

A book review by Seren and Ava (Year 3)

A rhino escaped out of London Zoo and gobbled up James's parents. So James has to live with his horrible aunts fat aunt Sponge and thin and bony aunt Spiker. An old man gives James some seeds and he trips up over a log and they burst into the ground. Then things start to become mysterious for James when a giant peach starts to grow on the peach tree that never grew a peach before. And James finds that all sorts of things will happen to him next.....

All ages will enjoy this book as long as you don't scare easily, and beware of giant bugs!

It was a marvellous book. Ronald Dahl is classed as the number one storyteller. He uses lots of adjectives and adverbs. This makes it more interesting.

Miss! Miss! by Julia Donaldson - Oxford Reading series


A book review by Reception Class


There were some mixed feelings about this book, with Greyson and Lucas not enjoying it as much as Isabella, Libby, Matilda and Leilani. Lucas summarised by saying that "The story was about not friendship" and clarified this with "not being a good friend". Libby thought it funny that Miss Hill (the teacher in the story) has a similar name to one of her teachers! Greyson thought that the boy in the story was "quite mean" and therefore "didn't like these bits"; while Isabella found these bits "funny". Leilani "liked the story" and Matilda "liked the messy bit because it was a bit crazy". A funny story with a funny twist at the end.



So Much by Trish Cooke


A book review by Year 1


This story is about a family's love for the baby. We love the characters and the way they speak to the baby. We particularly like Cousin Kay-Kay and Big Cousin Ross because they want to fight the baby but the baby fights back! We like how Trish has used repetition and rhyme to tell the story and make it fun.



Boxer and the Fish by Monica Hughs and Ann Ruozhu Sun


A book review by Eva


I liked it when Boxer saw a bigger dog, but it was his reflection.



East of the Sun and West of the Moon; A Norwegian Folk Tale.


A book review by Ava and Seren


A little girl called Aster found a polar bear and went with him to a magic castle. We liked the book a lot because it had fun bits in it. There are some bits in it which are kind of scary. We think it would be good for every age. Even adults would like it.



Ever After High: The Storybook of Legends, by Shannon Hale


A book review by Shazfa

What i really like about The Storybook of Legends is that for me it always grabs my attention. If i had to recommend this book to a particular class it would be fluent readers in year four yes there are a few hard words but if you don't know what a word means then you should check it up in a dictionary if not then find out on the internet! about the story: the story is mostly about a day called Legency day where students from Ever After High (a boarding school) face there mothers destiny for an example there's a girl called Apple White the daughter of Snow White and so the story of Snow White will be Apple White's destiny on Legency day however Raven Queen the daughter of the Evil Queen dosn't want to play her part as the Evil Queen in Snow White she also dosn't want to become evil but instead she wants to become kind so she thinks of not to sign Storybook of Legends. After a few days or weeks she discovers a massive secret that a girl called Bella Sister dosn't sign the book. Meanwhile Milton Grimm the headmaster of the boarding school and a few other students say that if you don't sign the Storybook of Legends on Legency day then you and your story disappear! Apple and Raven go out on a quest to see if it's really true about Bella Sister that she and her story disappeared. Apple accompanies Raven untill she is convinced that there is no other option but to sign the Storybook of Legends because Apple dosn't want her and Raven's story to disappear!