The Children’s Library asked children to read a book during the school holidays and write a review (minimum 100 words), to have a go on a Lucky Dip. Thank you to all the children who took part, we have had lots of interesting entries. Here are just a few.
The Medusa Project: The Set Up by Sophie McKenzie
What I thought of the book was that it instantly grabbed my attention. It was in the first person and about a boy my age so I could kind of relate to him. At the beginning of the book it starts off as an average school day, until the main character is tracked down by someone who reveals his and his families deep secrets. He finally has abilities no other boy could even have dreamt of. What made the story so interesting was the gradual build up to the grand finale. Strange things started happening, which eventually got you hooked in to read more and see what cause of these strange events were. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone but the author has mainly targeted teenagers as the audience of this book.
By Kia (age 13)
The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams
I thought the book was interesting and amusing. It displayed the characteristics of diversity, it was like a family drama and was quite emotional. I loved the part when Dennis wasn’t afraid of wearing the dress. Raj was hilarious and I thought he was one of the characters who made the reader laugh. Jaspreet was really into Dennis’s dad and his dad wasn’t, it was really funny to see their characters bond at the end.
Who would you recommend this book to? Everyone
By Hassan (age 11)
Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book by Julia Donaldson I read Charlie Cook’s favourite book last night. What I liked about the book was the pirate chief got kicked off the ship and how he found a book on a deserted island. This story is the first in lots of little stories that come back to Charlie Cook himself. The stories included a king, a robber, a spaceman who went to Jupiter, a queen and her royal cake makers, a very hungry crocodile, Goldilocks and the three bears, a funny knight and a serious dragon who laughed a lot.
I liked how the book rhymed and made me laugh out loud.
Who would you recommend this book to? Year 2
By Harry (age 6)
Stig of the Dump by Clive King
My favourite part of the book is when Barney started throwing mud balls at the snargets. I like when the author uses funny language with the snargets by missing out the H like ‘es and ‘iding. My favourite character is Lou. Lou is Barney’s big sister. She likes to go fox hunting on horses with other people. Stig is a caveman. When he gets a present from the snargets they give him sweets so they have to teach him how to eat them. The third snarget gave Stig some cigarettes and Stig ate them!! The fourth Snarget gave him some jelly babies, Stig ate them, the last one he put on his shelf as an ornament.
Who would you recommend this book to? My best friend Charlotte Preston, people that like fantasies.
By Amelia (age 10)