Are you sick of doing homework on Word and PowerPoint? Do your posters look boring? Do you want to blow your teachers away? Well, let me introduce you to Prezi.
Prezi is a great website to make your posters on and it is oh so fun, you write what you want to write and then make a path through your thoughts and you will be amazed at the outcome. Spinning information and learning while having fun. This is so easy that my little 8 year old sister can do it.
Here is the link to a Prezi Amy did for her homework. Amy’s Prezi
If you like the look of it then try it for yourself and be astounded.
This is the link to the website. Prezi
Please comment if you like this website. ( you probably will, I loved it.)
This is the second of the ‘The Enemy’ series, The Dead.
Jack and Ed are best friends in this time of crisis. Their friendship will be tested to the limits when they are battling these zombies, (Sickos they call ’em). They must escape from the school and fight their way out, all the while watching a girl being trapped in a school-house.
Once they have saved her they cross the road to the local church, only to find Matt, one of the most strong-willed, quick thinking boys from the community has gone crazy and is thinking a boy, called ‘The Lamb’ is going to save them all.
Their friendship and their trust are about to be pushed to the limit, while Jack and Ed fight fire (and ‘Sickos’) with fire. Matt is still rattling on about The Lamb
I give it 10 out of 10 and almost everyone will love it.
Rhys age 11
If you’ve read The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem’s Eye, and Ptolemy’s Gate, you’ll love The Ring of Solomon. This is a great series if you love Harry Potter and Charlie Bone. Get your copy from the library today.
Frog Whistle Mine is Des Hunt’s fourth novel and the first book about Tony’s adventures. Tony and his mum move to Charleston, where there are abandoned mines to explore and friends to make. It seems Charleston might just be the place for them. Below the quiet, deserted surface of the town, however, is a shadowy mystery, lurking as deep as the mine. The few residents of Charleston hide many secrets, as Tony discovers. Tony and his new friend Rose are intrigued, and bit by bit, begin to piece it all together.
I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters were really well described and believable. The plot was exciting and I was pulled in like a nail to a magnet. I recommend Frog Whistle Mine to 9-12 year olds and rate it a 9/10
I am now reading the sequel, Shadows in the Ice, which is proving to be as great a read as this book.
This is the second book in the Leviathan trilogy.
Alek and Deryn are still running and hiding secrets. They are with the Leviathan when the captain plans to bring Istanbul into the abnormal war. The two of them are all caught up in this devious plotting and must do something like blow up a few war machines and save the Behemoth, a brand new monster kracken. They are going to destroy the Germans gift.
Will they be able to do it in time or will they fail!?
Read Behemoth and find out.
Rating 10 out of 10
Hot off the press and ready for the Christmas gift giving comes The Longest Whale Song. Ellas life isn’t going so great. She doesn’t like her grumpy step-dad, baby Sam cries all the time and her best friend wants to be friends with Dory. The worst, worst, worst thing of all is that her mum is in hospital in a coma.
Ellas school project on Whales helps Ella discover that Whales sing to each other underwater and lots of other amazing things about them. Could a whale song help them get through to her mum?
This is yet another very readable book by Jacqueline. Ella does alot of growing up in this book and a number of her relationships with people change. She even makes a new friend. The medical stuff about Ellas mum can be quite difficult to read so I’m recommending this for intermediate aged kids 11 to 13.