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  Harrington School's Book Reviews

from Harrington Junior School, Derbyshire, UK

Goosebumps Night of the Living Dummy 2 by R L Stine

By Josh, age 11

Plot: The book is about a girl called Amy who buys a ventriloquist's dummy called Slappy then the dummy does strange things.

Recomendation: I thought this book was brilliant it deserves a 10 out of 10.

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All Tied Up by Mike Smit

Reviewed by Karen, age 11

Story line: this book was about a boy and a girl that meet on holiday, they bump into bank robbers planning a robbery. when the kids tell their parents they don't believe them. Read the book to find out what adventures they get up to.

Comments: I didn't find anything bad about this book, it was very exciting in some places and very funny in other places.

Score: I would give this book 10/10 because it was funny.

Age rating: I would recommend this book to someone between 8+ to 14.

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Spooky Poems

Reviewed by Vicki, age 11,

Opinion: I liked most of this book because some of the poems were in the shape it was talking about.

Rating/recommendation: My rating for this book is 9/10 because some of the poems were boring to me. My Recommendation for this book is to give to children to ages 7 to 13 years.

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The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

Reviewed by Hayley, age 11

Story: In this story Jo Bessie and Fanny's cousin Dick comes to stay with them. The children go to the lands at the top of the Faraway Tree with all sorts of different people. Including Silky the fairy, Moonface, and the saucepanman. Dick gets the children and their friends into all sorts of trouble.To find out more read this book.

Opinion: I liked this book a lot. Illustrations and cover: I thought that the cover looked a little boring, and there weren't many illustrations inside.

Rating and Recommendation: I would recommend this book to young children because the print is quite big, making it easier for younger children to read. I give this book 8 out of 10.

Other information: This book was first published in 1971 it costs 1.99 in the UK and it is number 31 in this series of books.

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Groovy Greeks by Terry Deary

Reviewed by Shane, age 11

What I liked: I liked the comic strips the best, but I liked some of the chapters as well, especially Live like a Greek and Die like a Greek.

What I disliked: I liked all of the book.

Rating: I would give this book to children between 9 and 13 years. I would give it 10 out of 10.

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Unbelievable by Paul Jennings

Reviewed by James, Year 6

This book's title predicted the contents of it. It is unbelievable!! He made twists in the tale by adding unbelievable characters and unbelievable story lines.

I give it a terrific 10/10!!!

It's suitable for 9+.

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The soft hearted sheep dog By Sylvia Green

Reviewed by Laura, age 11

This book is all about a dog called Harvey who is in a dogs home.One day a girl called Beth chose him as a pet. To see what happens read this book. This book is not amazing but it is readable.

I give this book 8 out of 10: suitable for 7 and over.

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Deep trouble 2 by R.L Stine

Reviewed by Katie, age 11

This book is about a boy called Mac and his sister Sheena. They both go to the Caribbean to visit their uncle, Dr. Reed who is a scientist who studies fish. One day Dr. Reed is in his boat and some strange people come along with a bottle. Mac finds out what the bottle does, but I'm not going to tell you what happens. Read the book to find out.

I would give this book 10 out of 10. This book would suit children aged 9 and over.

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Young Hippo Magic Poems by Jennifer Curry

By Charlotte, age 11

This is a book of poems and my favourite poem is Dream Catcher. It is about something that catches bad dreams and releases the good ones.

Recommendation: This book is brilliant and excellent and I will give it 10 out of 10, for 7 to 12 year olds.

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Bartman The Best of the Best! by Matt Groening

Reviewed by Charlotte, 11

Bartman. The Best of the Best was an excellent book, it was full of life and very enjoyable. Although I couldn't sit and read this comic book for a long time I still enjoyed it. My favourite charactor was Maggie when she was turned into Brain Baby in The Comic Book Caper!

Overall this book was truly brilliant and fantastic and I would give this book to a Simpsons fan aged six and above and I would give this magnificent comic book 10/10!

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Young Hippo Magic Poems Compiled by Jennifer Curry

Reviewed by Louise, 11

This book is full of short poems that are about magical things such as Mermaids, Dragons, Witches and Wizards.

This book was easy to read. But I think it will be suitable for a younger age such as 8 to 9 years old. I will give this book 5 out of 10.

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Bad Girls by Jacqueline Wilson

Reviewed by Hannah, 11

Story: This story is about two girls called Mandy and Tanya. They are best friends but Mandy's mum is against the idea of them being friends. If you want to find out more, read the book.

Likes: I liked the way the story unfolded near the end.I liked it because the story had a happy ending.This book is also well punctuated and very enjoyable.

Opinion: I thought that this book was really exciting, well set out and it also had an enthralling story. A fellow friend Jenny Barker was quoted: ''I really enjoyed this book. It was super!''

Rating: I would give this book 10/10 for its style and satisfaction.

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Small Soldiers, A Novelization By Gavin Scott

Reviewed by Samantha, 10

This book is about a boy called Alan who gets a delivery by a man called Joe. Joes delivery contains a pack of Commando Elite and Gorgonites, but what they don't know is that these toys have a micro chip inside them that is designed to destroy each other, Commando Elite and Gorgonites.

Find out in this incredible book which also contains eight pages of photos from some of the movie scenes.

I'd give this book a well-earned 10 out of 10.

I'd give this book to a boy or girl at the age of 8 to 13 years old.

With thanks to Jan at Long Eaton Library

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