Queenie

Queenie By Jacqueline Wilson   Elsie and her Nan are living fine together… until Elsie’s Nan is suddenly diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis. Elsie’s Mum works in show business, and has to give up her job in order to look after Elsie. Soon, she finds a new job in the city, but Elsie has bigger problems…

Rose Raventhorpe Investigates #1: Black Cats and Butlers

Rose Raventhorpe Investigates: Black Cats and Butlers By Janine Beacham   In this book, Rose Raventhorpe, a girl who comes from the richest family in town, is preparing for her birthday ball when her butler, Argyle, is murdered. She is shocked, as they were very close. She decides to investigate his death, as it is…

Operation Shortbread: a piece of my writing

This is a piece of writing that I wrote in school whilst I was in year five. Our teacher gave us the stimulus of a cooking activity that we had done the previous day: making shortbread.  The living room was peaceful. Red and green lights sparkled on the Christmas tree. Outside, the full moon glowed…

Why have my reviews become less review-y?

You may have noticed that the reviews I’ve been doing recently have been a bit more like summaries than reviews: and there is a reason for this. I’ve decided to give you information on the book, so that you can decide if you like it or not. Of course, I still give most of them…

Ruby Redfort: Pick your Poison

  Ruby Redfort: Pick your Poison By Lauren Child   Ruby Redfort, Spectrum’s youngest member appears yet again in this action packed book, this time trying to unravel an even more mysterious case. Strange ads are appearing around town, and the weather’s going crazy. When two highly dangerous criminals escape from prison, Ruby’s life is…

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Quiet By Susan Cain   Quiet was a powerful book that I read for the information that it presented. I hardly ever read non-fiction books, but this one was on a topic that particularly interesting to me. Author Susan Cain illustrates our “extrovert ideal” perfectly, and the amount of thought that has gone into writing…

The Paradise Trap

  The Paradise Trap By Catherine Jinks   Marcus and his Mum’s caravan has a deep, dark secret… It all started when Mum decided to go to Diamond Beach for a camping holiday. But her Diamond Beach has changed a lot since Marcus’ Mum was last there, and now everything is dirty, nasty and overcrowded….

The Sisters Club: Rule of Three

The Sisters Club: Rule of Three By Megan McDonald   Everything comes in threes: knife, fork, spoon. Red, yellow, blue. Scissors, paper, rock. Stevie is in a three with her two sisters (both members of the sisters club, OF COURSE!). There’s Alex, Actor. Joey, scribe and Little Women enthusiast. And Stevie, of course. Peacekeeper, singer,…

Ben’s Hen

This is my second limerick There once was a boy named Ben, Who owned a beautiful hen. She laid an egg, As thick as Ben’s leg, Oh! Omelettes for dinner again!

Limerick I: Meg’s egg

  This is a limerick which I wrote at school (more coming!)  There once was a girl called Meg, Who ate a 3-pound Easter egg She became sick, After just one lick, And got chocolate all down her leg.

Paddy the Beaver

  Paddy the Beaver By Thornton W. Burgess I listened to this book in audiobook format. Paddy Beaver has just moved to the green forest, green meadows, smiling pool and laughing brook (the area in which the story is set). He is hard at work building a dam and making a pond, house and food…

Garfield: GOOOOOAAALLL!

Garfield: GOOOOOOAAAL! By Jim Davis   This is a comic book. The hilarious, fat, food-loving Garfield delights me yet again. He’s back with hilarious phrases and frank accusations: ‘Diet is die with a t!’ Be prepared to laugh until your sides ache at this book which, thankfully, contains no actual reference to soccer apart from…