Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Rubadub Mystery

The Rubadub Mystery
By: Enid Blyton
Published by: William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd
Year published: 1951
Genre: Mystery
Rating: 5/5

Category:
"Read a book published 50 years ago" This book was published in 1951 so it was published more than 50 years ago.

My opinion & review:
I really enjoyed the mystery in this book & it proves that not everyone is as they seem.... In this book Snubby, Barney, Diana & Roger go on holiday with Miss Pepper to Rubadub & they find themselves falling head first into a mystery. Will they survive the mystery or will they solve the mystery??





Best Friends Bakery Cupcakes & Contests

Best Friends Bakery Cupcakes & Contests
By Linda Chapman
Published by: Orion Children's Books
Year published: 2015
Genre: Fiction
Rating: 5/5

Category:
"Read a book by a female author."

My opinion & review:
I loved this book & I would really recommend this book to everyone. Although this is a book in a series I don't think that you need to read the books in order. In this book the main character, Hannah, is determined to go onto the Junior Brilliant Baker     
( JBB ). She really wants to win & this makes her really unsocial. Will Hannah's friends still be her friends or will their friendship slowly fall apart??     

Activity:
"Draw and label a map to show the place(s) where your book is set." This book is set in England. Here is my map.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Brave Bess & the ANZAC Horses

Brave Bess & the ANZAC Horses
By Susan Brocker
Published by: Harper Collins
Published year: 2010
Genre: Non - Fiction
Rating: 5/5

Category:
"Read a non - fiction book." Brave Bess is "A true story of courage & loyalty." - From the front of the book.

My opinion & review:
I loved this book. It was a great story & I recommend it not only to horse lovers but other people as well. I am not a horse lover but I still found it very interesting. This book tells stories from all of the battles that Bess & her master fought in. Bess proves that she is not only loyal to her master but that she will never give up.

Activity:
The activity I chose to do was to make a book trailer. Although it was a bit complicated, it was easier to do because it was non - fiction. Here is my book trailer.
video

Good Night Little Bear

Good Night Little Bear
By Patsy Scarry 
Illustrated by Richard Scarry
Published by: Golden Press ( a Little Golden Book )
Year published: 1970
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Rating: 5/5


Category: 
"Read a book recommended by your parents." This was my Mum's book when she was little & it has been passed down to me. It is now my favourite Little Golden Book!! 

My opinion & review:
I really love this book & it is one of my all time favourite picture books! I would recommend this book not only to young children but also older girls that like picture books still. This is a very funny book about a little bear who tries to trick his dad when he is supposed to be in bed. Does daddy bear know where little bear is?? Read Good Night Little Bear to find out!!!

Activity:
"How would you describe the mood of your book? Why?"
This book is really funny & the daddy bear pretends that he doesn't know where the little bear is but I think he actually does. The way that the daddy bear pretends to find where baby bear is is really funny!!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Geronimo Stilton the Super - Chef Contest

The Super - Chef Contest
By Geronimo Stilton
Published by: Scholastic Malaysia
Year published: 2014
Genre: Fiction
Rating: 4/5

Category:
 "Read a book that you own but have never read." I was given this book for Christmas & I have only just read it.

My opinion & review:
I thought that this book was great & I recommend it to everyone because it is so good. In this book Geronimo's cousin Trap Stilton enters the Super - Chef contest & he asks Geronimo to be his assistant. Geronimo reluctantly agrees to. As he & Trap head off to the contest he regrets agreeing because he hates the taste of Trap's cooking. When they get to the contest & Trap starts winning each round Geronimo starts to get suspicious. Is Trap really a good cook putting on a bad cook disguise or is there something else behind his success??? Read The Super Chef Contest to find out what happens.

Activity:
"Design a symbol that represents your book & explain your design."
I designed a chef's hat because it shows that the book was all about cooking & I put "Super Chef" on the hat so that you can tell that the chef had competed in the Super Chef contest.


  



Kaimanawa Princess

Kaimanawa Princess
By Dianne Haworth 
Published by: Harper Collins
Year published: 2008
Genre: Faction
Rating: 5/5

Category:
"Read a book based on a true story" Kaimanawa Princess is a book based on a real story & what really happened. 

My opinion & review:
I strongly recommend this book because it is a very touching story of a young girls passion for Kaimanawa horses. Becky buys 2 Kaimanawa horses & then that leads to a whole lot of protests & petitions to save the Kaimanawa horses. Will the government agree to save the Kaimanawa horses or will the horses have a horrible future???  

Activity:
"A picture is worth a thousand words! Create a small poster with the title of the book, the author, and at least one symbol incorporated into your collage or drawing."

Monday, June 8, 2015

Alice - Miranda at the Palace

Alice - Miranda at the Palace
By Jacqueline Harvey
Published by: Random HouseYear published: 2015
Genre: Mystery
Rating: 4/5

Category: 
"Read a book by an author with the same initials as you." Jacqueline Harvey's initials are the same as mine if you look at them in the mirror.

My Opinion & review: 
I love this book & I would recommend it to people who like mystery books. This book is the 11th book in the Alice - Miranda series. In this book Alice - Miranda & her friends go on holiday to the palace where Alice - Miranda's mum's godmother, Queen Georgiana, lives. The queens secretary keeps getting letters saying that they want to steal Alice - Miranda or else let someone else rule. Will they find out who is behind all this poetry or will the queen give up her position?
     Activity:
Write slogans for 3 of the characters in this book.

Alice - Miranda: When in doubt ask Alice - Miranda!

Millie: You can always rely on good friends!

Jacinta: Sometimes it is okay to make a big deal out of  something.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Tiger Trouble - Wild series

Tiger Trouble From the Wild Series
By Lucy Courtney 
Published by: Hodder Children's Books 
Year published: 2011
Genre: Fiction
Rating: 4/5

For my next book I chose to do Tiger Trouble from the Wild series which is in the category "Read a book with a character the same age as you". Taya & Tori are 11 which is the same as me.

My opinion & review:
This book is a great book for animal loving people but if you aren't compassionate about animals you won't enjoy this book as much as I did. In this book the 2 main characters, Tori & Taya are 11 years old, live on Fernleigh Common with their mum, dad & 4 pets, Chips & Gravy the tiger cubs & Sufi & Fernando the snakes! When their dad gets diabetes overseas on a job will he ever be able to work again or will their mum have to take up a better job than an animal foster?? On top of all that Tori & Taya have just moved to a new school & don't get along at all with anyone even each other!!! Read Tiger Trouble to find out if all the Wild families troubles will disappear!!

Activity: The activity I chose to do was to design a new cover for my book.