“I love reading because it gives you time to imagine things in your head. When there are no pictures you have to create them yourself in your imagination which I love doing. I find reading relaxing.”
Ella is currently reading Ariki and the Island of Wonders by Nicola Davies. She was attracted to the book by the front cover which is illustrated with a beautiful, tropical beach. The main character on the front cover and the tropical beach reminded Ella of the film, Moana. I wonder if the story is like Moana at all? Ella will tell us all about it when she’s finished reading it!
“I love reading because it gives me adventures.”
Seth is currently reading a recently published book called ‘Brightstorm: A Sky-Ship Adventure by Vashti Hardy. Fortunately, Seth said that he loved reading because it gives him adventures and this book is a fantasy adventure book. Its about two children who fear their father, who is an explorer, has gone missing whilst on an expedition to reach South Polaris; they go off in search for him…..We’ll leave Seth to let you know what happens without giving any plot spoilers !
“I love reading because it gives me adventures that I would really love to go on. In one of the stories I’m reading, they have to find three magic eggs which will make all the food that they eat taste like chocolate – I wish I could do that in real life!”
Ruby chose to read ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ by Roald Dahl. Although this fabulous book has been around for a while, Ruby read the blurb and decided she wanted to find out what happens to Gran! She might be in for a surprise!
"I like to read because I love to read about characters who go on adventures because on their adventures they get to see lots of amazing things, like in ‘The Pugs of the Frozen North’, Sika and Shen, go on a journey to see the Snowfather at the top of the mountain, but they see yetis on the way!"
I use the blurb on the back to help me decide if I want to read the book – I think that’s a useful tip for everyone."
Elouisa has almost finished ‘Pugs of the Frozen North’ and then she will be reading and reviewing a very interesting non-fiction book called ‘Great Women Who Changed the World’ by Kate Pankhurst.
"The best thing about reading is doing all voices for the characters in my head, so they come alive – it’s like doing my own play! I love any genre of book and enjoy relaxing with a David Walliams or Tom Gates or challenging myself with books like The Secret Garden, and the Narnia series.
I have been reading and reviewing ‘Can You See Me’ which is written by joint authors – Rebecca Westcott and Libby Scott. It was written through the eyes of an autistic girl – Libby – and as she moves from primary to secondary school. It describes her friendships and all the difficulties and advantages of having autism. It helped me appreciate how other people see the world – like Libby does.
I would recommend it for anyone who’s interested in learning about autism – it’s not facts, it’s autobiographical and the story of how she copes in a new environment; it’s not all happy, some is sad but it helps people to understand."
"I love reading because it gives me inspiration for my writing in English. It calms me down when I get annoyed because books can take you to another place like in Matilda where she read books to help her escape from her annoying family.
I am reading and reviewing ‘Kay’s Anatomy’.This is a non-fiction book that tells the reader all kinds of facts about the body that you wouldn’t usually know, for example did you know that there is a tiny piece of gold in everyone’s body and if you collected the gold from 147 people it would be enough to make a small ring!!! I didn’t start reading it at the beginning; I chose to read a random chapter about the nose and ears. There were quite a few gruesome facts which I’m sure you’ll enjoy sharing with your friends and family! There were also information which made me laugh."
"I like reading because it keeps me entertained and you learn lots of knew things. You can go on exciting journeys and have adventures too."
Thomas will be reading and reviewing ‘Escape from Pompeii’ which is a fiction book about the real events that happened a very long time ago at Pompeii. Thomas and his class (Pelicans) have been learning about volcanoes, so this book will teach him some more interesting information about volcanoes.