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.




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.

Book of the Month – September 2017

The ‘Book of the Month’ for September is Fantastic Mr Fox. This book has been chosen to coincide with Roald Dahl Day on the 13th September 2017. Fantastic Mr Fox will appeal to readers who love humour. This book is absolutely brilliant! This book tells the story of a crafty fox who manages to escape capture and provide food for his friends and family. Read this book to find out more!

Readers of this book will not be disappointed!



Book of the Month – July 2017

The Book of the Month for July 2017 is Prince Caspian. This book is written by C.S. Lewis. It is a part of ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ series. This book builds upon the success of ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’. This book will appeal to readers who love adventure. Prince Caspian has been turned in to a movie. This book may appeal to boys more than girls.


Book of the Month – June 2017


The Book of the Month for June 2017 is ‘Soccer Squad: Missing by Bali Rai. This book will definitely appeal to children who love football. Soccer Squad: Missing focuses on encouraging teamwork. This book is written by the author Bali Rai who will be coming to visit us later this month!

Book of the Month – May 2017

The Book of the Month for May 2017 was Ellie Simmonds. This book is a part of the Inspirational Lives Series. It is very informative and written well. This book will inspire children to be the best that they can be. This book highlights the fact that she is committed to her sport. It also highlights her achievements in her career. This book will appeal to all ages.

Book of the Month – April 2017

T.J. and the Penalty

TJ’s friend Jamie is the heart and soul of the Parkview football team, but although he’s a great tackler his passes are dangerously random – and he can’t resist the stodgy food that his mum and the school cook love to tempt him with. Jamie becomes so unfit that Mr Wood drops him from the team, so his friends and their parents organize a World Food and Football day to try and change his eating habits – and to impress the Inspectors who seem to think Parkview is not a very good school. Jamie works really hard to get fit, and finally regains his place in the team, but only when he accepts his true vocation as a goalie.


This book will definitely appeal to children who have an interest in football. Theo Walcott is a very good writer. The characters and the plot work well together. Readers of this book will not be disappointed!