Monday, 17 December 2007

Titanic 2020 By Colin Bateman

In this book Jimmy Armstrong stows away on the new Titanic.

But this time it doesn't sink however there are worse thing than drowning as Jimmy and and the owner's daughter Clair soon find out.

A mysterious, incurable disease is rapidly infecting the world so being at sea appears to be the safest place to be.

Friday, 7 December 2007

The Tutti-Fruitti Collection

This book is great! It has three different stories in it. The author is Jean Ure. The first story is called Skinny Melon And Me. Cherry wonders how her mum could even think or remarrying-and to such a dweeb! At least she has her best friend, Skinny Melon, to cheer her up...

Second book: Becky Bananas This Is Your Life! Becky shares her dreams and describes her wonderful life so far.

Third book: Fruit And Nutcase. Mandy's scatty parents drive her up the wall! She's trying really hard not to totally lose the plot...

I would give this book 100/100 because it is the best book ever!!! It has Madness, memories, mayhem, comedy, calamity and cool characters in this book which is why I like it!

Roll Call By Malcolm Rose

This is the third traces book.

In this book Luke and Malc are hunting a killer using untraceable weapons.

The only motive all the victims have the same name. When a another person vanishes Luke trys to save her from the muderer's plan and a tsunami.

Lost Bullet By Malcolm Rose

This is the second book in the traces series.

In this book Luke and Malc are in the slums of London when a doctor is killed.

But the rain has washed away the bullet and the other clues.

Luke and Malc must hurry to find some evidence before more people die.

Thursday, 29 November 2007

The Hobbit By J.R.R.Tolkien

This book is about a a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins. (Yes that is the name of someone in lord of the rings but this came first ok? right then.) Bilbo is a normal hobbit, predictable, boring and food loving. Until he met Gandalf. He is looking for people to go on a adventure. The next day 13 dwarves turn up at the door. Next thing he is on a quest to reclaim stolen treasure from a dragon. But many dangers await including, Goblins, woods and of the dragon.

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Wetworld By Mark Michalowski

Why do so many Authors have weird names. In this book the Doctor and Martha are going to a posh cafe but the Doctor takes them to the wrong place.The TARDIS then sinks into a swamp and Martha gets sucked up by a swamp monster. Whilst the Doctor goes off for help. Can the human pioneers help. And why are the natives acting so strange. Looks as if instead of breakfast the Doctor gets a monster instead. Always seems to happen doesn't it.

Friday, 23 November 2007

ASTROSAURS Riddle of the Raptors by Steve Cole

This is the first book in this series about Captian Teggs whose an astrosaur and is a member of the DSS (Dinosaur Space Service) and with his crew Gipsy, Arx and Iggy he flies around in the Jurassic Quadrant (the place in space were the dinosaurs live) in his spaceship the DSS Sauropod to fight evil and protect the innocent.
In this first book Teggs and his crew are taking some athletes to the great dinosaur games on Olympus (a planet in the jurassic Quadrant) when some nasty meat eating rators raid the Sauropod and kidnap two top athletes Teggs and his crew race to the rescue and manage to get them back but then they discover that the raptors have placed bombs in there skulls and plan to blow up Olympus and conquer the Jurassic Quadrant!
Can Teggs stop them and put things right before its to late?

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Doctor Who Forever Autumn by Mark Morris

In this adventure the Doctor and Martha land in Blackwood falls after following a energy surge across space. Its almost Halloween and they soon find it isn't just monster costumes on the streets. An ancient clan of monsters have awaken and there not happy. And what secrets has the book dug up from the roots of the dead tree got. WARNING DO NOT READ THIS BOOK AT NIGHT.

Monday, 19 November 2007

Hacker by Malorie Blackman

Victoria is an adopted child with Gib as her brother.She loves computers and learns from her dad who works at the universal bank.Gib is a real pain but when she comes home from school one day her dad has been arrested for finding a million pounds in his bank account ,so Gib and Victoria have to work together to find the real theif with help from Gibs best friend Chaucy.But will she find the thief before the thief finds her?

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy

Skulduggery is magic and when he finds out that Serpine is back and more evil than ever and he wants to take over the world.There is only one hope (the council )and they are killed and betrayed ,Skulduggery Pleasant and his companion have to take matters into their own hands will they make it in time before Serpine takes over the world.

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Framed By Malcolm Rose

This is the first book in a series called Traces.

It is set in a parallel universe where technology rules, London is a slum and the north is a cultural capital.

It starts when sixteen year old Luke Harding qualified to be a forensic investigator.

He doesn't even get to celebrate.

A student has been murdered.

One problem. The prime suspect is Luke himself.

Mad Dogs By Robert muchamore

The 8Th CHERUB book (sorry but i don't have book 7).

In this book a cherub get badly injured whilst infiltrating a gang. Meanwhile two more cherubs are infiltrating a different gang. They meet up with a friend from a previous mission. (see Class A)

The best book so far.

Monday, 5 November 2007

Winnie the Pooh by A.A Milne

This is an original Winnie the Pooh book that was passed down to me from my mum when she was little. Now it's mine. It is very old! It was published originally in 1926 but this edition was published in 1977, and it was illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. There are lots of stories in it so I will only write about 1 of them. Now let me see... which one? I know. What about Chapter 9 in which Piglet is entirely surrounded by water. It is about when there is a great flood and Piglet gets... lets say he gets a bit stuck. The water has not reached Christopher Robin yet and he thinks that Piglet and Pooh are in the same house keeping each other company. At last Pooh finds out that Piglet needs help because Piglet put a message in a bottle and it just so happened that it floated past Poohs tree house.

Does Piglet get rescued? You will have to find out for yourself!
I would say it is 100/100!

By Amber

The Witches by Roald Dahl

In this book, the boy's parents die and he lives with his Grandma after that.

She tells him all about witches. She says that witches: are bald and wear wigs, have blue spit, have claws and not fingernails and wear gloves to hide them, have large nostrils to smell childern with, have no toes, and hate children and are very dangerous.

At first, the boy does not believe his Grandma, but what will happen when he finds out she is telling the truth?

My favourite part is when the boy is trapped in the same room as 100 witches!

This is a very exciting book and I would give it 5/5

Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Man VS Beast By Robert Muchamore

Now this is the 6Th CHERUB book. (Sorry I don't have 4 and 5).

In this book the cherubs have to infiltrate a terrorist animal rights group. But they are not allowed to hurt anyone in the process.

I really think this is a good book.

Saturday, 27 October 2007

Maximum Security By Robert Muchamore

The third CHERUB book. This time the three cherubs have to break a criminal out of jail and use him to find his super criminal mother. And to make it realistic the guards don't know. Not forgetting that it is a maximum security prison.

This is a great book. I wasn't sure how they would manage this time.

Friday, 26 October 2007

Class A By Robert muchamore

This is book two of the CHERUB series. Now then. In this book the the CHERUB's are investigating a drug baron.The baron has Lots of kid's so the four CHERUB's have a target who they have to befriend and use to get them into the baron's house.They also have to earn the baron's respect by delivering drugs. Not easy. and they get into trouble on the way.

I am really enjoying the series so far
I'm really looking forward to reading the next book.

Thursday, 25 October 2007

The Recruit by Robert Muchamore

Another weird name.Why do so many authors have weird names? Anyway this book is first in a series of books I am reading at the moment.

It is about two kids who are orphaned when their mum dies.
The boy is taken into care and the sister is taken by her dad. (The mum married twice).

The boy gets taken to a spy kid academy place called CHERUB where he is trained to be a spy. After which he is taken on a mission. When he gets back the sister has joined.

I won't tell you why though.

I would definately read this again.

And don't forget more of the series to come.

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Lady and the Tramp by Walt Disney

Lady is a cocker spaniel who is very clever and pretty. Her owners are Darling and Jim Dear but one day horrible aunt Sarah comes to stay while Darling and Jim Dear are out! Lady has to look after the baby. She meets a dog called Tramp. "Why he doesn't even have a collar!" thought Lady. Lady tells Tramp about her troubles but then they get into trouble themselves!! At the end of the book they have not 1, not 2, not even 3 but 4 very special presents under the Christmas tree! This book is my favourite Disney book because I love dogs! When I read it, it makes me feel really happy!!
If I had to rate it out of 5, I would give it 5 stars ***** !

By Amber

Friday, 19 October 2007

Half Moon investigations by Eoin Colfer

This book is set in the town of Lock in Ireland. The hero is a twelve year old
Private detective.

He has got his first case.

Only it goes wrong.

Horribly wrong.

My favourite bit is when the hero is spying on the baddie.

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs the Uranium unicorns from Uranus by Dav Pilkey pictures by Martin Ontiveros

This book is about a robot which is with a rat friend and they are like brothers and do everything together.

Sometimes it is fun and not fun because when Ricky wants to do something, the robot always wants to do it, and then comes and spoils it.

There is a character called Uncle Unicorn which is on Uranus and has turned it into a radioactive dump. All the other unicorns on the planet have run away because of what he has done to it but three unicorns stayed and who mutated into huge unicorns and are now serving Uncle Unicorn.

I thought this book, if I could rate it 0-10, I would vote it 10 because it is very cool. You should try and read it one day.

The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick

This guy has a very weird name, doesn't he?!

This book is set in the far future. It's about a giant earthquake that has destroyed most of the world and the only things left are the Urb (which is the remainder of the cities in one big loop) and in the middle of it is Eden, which is the only bit that resembles the countryside.

The hero is trying to save his sister from dying and, with the help of an old guy, he also tries to get books back - as no one reads books anymore.

This is one of those books where you don't exactly have a favourite bit, or a worst bit. It was just good to read.

I would probably read it again.

It also made me want to read more books by this author.


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