Six Days by Philip Webb is a very cool book that I’m reading at the moment. It’s set in a future London where the city is being torn down to hunt for a mysterious ‘artefact’ that is incredibly valuable. If you like books like The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld then Six Days is the book for you.
The first full-length trailer for the Hunger Games movie has just been released and you can watch it here. It’s being released on March 23, 2012 and it’s going to be one of the biggest movies of the year. The movie is based on The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, which is the first book in one of the most exciting series you’ll ever read. Here’s what our Star Blogger Rhys said about it:
“Prim Everdeen is chosen as a representative for the hunger games while she is still 12 years old, Katniss, her big sister, volunteers to go instead of Prim and she goes to save her sister. Without giving too much away being selected isn’t a good thing. I reckon that they are a great series and that if you like fighting, romance (sort of) and cunning plotting you should read them. I’d recommend them to anyone over 10. They are great for adults too. They are some of the best books I’ve read, and I have read some really, really good books.”
The movie looks like it’s going to be absolutely amazing and you can see what it’s like in this trailer:
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This is the fourth book in the Frog Princess series by E. D. Baker. The series goes like this: A Prince Among Frogs, Dragon Kiss, The Frog Princess, Dragon’s Breath, The Dragon Princess, Once Upon A Curse, No Place for Magic, and Salamander Spell.
In Dragon’s Breath, Emerelda, Eadric and Grassina go on a quest to save Haywood from ‘otter-hood’. On the way they face many challenges and threats. But something terrible will happen concerning a family curse and a grumpy old witch …! My favourite part is when they meet Ralf, the dragon, and fight the Giant spider, as frogs – I thought this was interesting and scary because I HATE SPIDERS!
My favourite character was Ralf. Ralf is a dragon who is blue as well as being a young dragon prince whose grandfather is King Grumble Snort.
I really liked how this book is a real adventure and not just a normal fairy tale where five minutes later, they get married! It also doesn’t have the usual gender stereotypes fairy tales have.
I recommend it for 8-13 years old and I give it a 10 out of 10.
Alice from the Queenspark Noses In Books group.
“I AM A BEAST. A BEAST! Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright. I am a monster. You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It’s no deformity, no disease. And I’ll stay this way forever-ruined-unless i can break the spell. Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on prowls by night? I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and perfect life. And then, I’ll tell you how I became perfectly……..BEASTLY.”
This book is a modern version of “Beauty and the beast” It is a romantic book and is much better than the movie (Like most books/movies) It tells you a good lesson too. Someone’s inside is more important than the outside. Three things that I liked about it were … the good lesson, that it is a modern take on a classic Disney movie, and that it is nicely paced. Its a very good book that I recommend for year 8 up girls, that love romantic stories.
Emma C. from the Queenspark Noses In Books group
Ben Carson is an amazing man, he was the first person to separate conjoined twins joined by the back of the head and complete it successfully. Yet he was told that he would amount to nothing, except life in a jail-cell.
During his childhood his mother had a third-grade education, he had a pathological temper and he lacked motivation. Everything around him said he was a failure, except his mother, for it was her who inspired him and pushed to make something of his life. This is because she could see the potential hiding in her son, Ben Carson.
Gifted Hands is very inspiring and you will just want to keep reading more and more about his work. The neurosurgery part of the book is what I like the best about it, it gives you lots of interesting detail of the part of surgery no-one really knows about. I found it the best part because it is so very detailed, and just gives you that little bit more of emotion that you don’t get so much of in other non-fiction books.
I would recommend it to people 11+ ( Adults should read it too.)
This book really made me look at my own decisions and inspired me to do things out of my comfort zone. I would read it over and over and over again if I got the chance.
11/10 a personal favourite, if you like this then you might want to try Think Big by Ben Carson himself. ( I’m planning on reading this myself next.)