Book of the Month – February 2018

The book of the month for February is ‘The Getaway’. This is the most recent book in the ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series’. On the official Diary of a Wimpy Kid website the description of this book is as follows:

To escape the stress of the holidays, the Heffleys decide to get out of town and go to a resort instead of celebrating Christmas at home. But what’s billed as a stress-free vacation becomes a holiday nightmare.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

I really enjoyed reading this book. It is very funny and will appeal to everyone. I would defintely recommend this book to be read!


Book of the Month – January 2018


The Book of the Month for the month of January is ‘Roodica the Rude and the Famous Flea Trick’. This book has been recommended by Miss Kosar and will definitely appeal to lower school.

Long ago, when wolves and bears roamed the land, the Romans conquered Britain. But although they built fine houses and straight roads, not everyone liked the Romans. Lots of people fought back, and none more stubbornly than Queen Goodica’s youngest daughter Roodica the Rude! Goodreads

This book is very funny. I really enjoyed reading it. This is the first book that I have read by Margaret Ryan. I would definitely read another book by this author.

Book Review – Survival Squad by Naeem

Author: Jonathan Rock

This book was really interesting because it taught me how to keep warm and survive in snowy places. This book is about Tiger Patrol. The blurb at the back of this book describes it brilliantly. It makes people want to read it more. ‘It’s winter and the snow is falling thick and fast. Tiger Patrol are learning to ski, build shelters and igloos. They are working with the Search and Rescue team. They are caught in a blizzard and a young girl is missing in the snow. Time is running out for the Survival Squad.’  My favourite part of this book was when they got back into the helicopter. I think that the author should make more books like this. I would recommend people to read this book. I would give this book five out of five stars.

Book Review – Matilda by Nimra


Title: Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl

Illustrator: Quentin Blake

Characters: Matilda, Mr and Mrs Wormwood, Miss Honey, Miss Trunchbull


I enjoyed this book so much. The story describes how Matilda’s parents are mean to her. However, she still manages to take regular trips to the library. She is very clever even though she is only five years old. The story explains how Matilda went to school with a teacher called Miss Honey. Matilda found out that she had a magic power whilst also tackling a very mean head teacher. I would recommend this book to other pupils.

Book of the Month – December 2017


The Book of the Month for December 2017 is Starring Tracy Beaker. The review from Goodreads below describes this book really well!

Tracy Beaker is . . . desperate for a role in her school play. They’re performing A Christmas Carol and for one extremely worrying moment, the irrepressible Tracy thinks she might not even get to play one of the unnamed street urchins. But then she is cast in the main role. Can she manage to act grumpy, difficult and sulky enough to play Ebeneezer Scrooge? … As Tracy prepares for her big moment, Cam is the one helping her learn her lines. But all Tracy really wants to know is if her film-star mum will make it back from Hollywood in time to watch her in her starring role?

This hilarious and heartbreaking story from the bestselling, award-winning, Jacqueline Wilson, follows her most popular character through ups and downs, laughs and tears.

This book can be found in our academy library.



First News

The latest copy of First News is in the library. Feel free to read a copy of it during your library session, break or at lunchtime.

Book of the Month – November 2017


The book of the month for November is Private Peaceful. This book is a very emotional book that is written by Michael Morpurgo. It features the story of a soldier called Tommo who was in World War I in France. This book looks at family relationships. This book was chosen to coincide with Remembrance Day. Private Peaceful will appeal to advanced readers.