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 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!