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I read this book 4th December '18

Fizzlebert Stump: The Boy Who Ran Away From the Circus (and joined the library)
Author: A. F. Harrold Illustrator: Sarah Horne
This was a really funny book about a boy who lived on a travelling circus. One day his science teacher Dr. Surprise asked him to return a book to the library and Fizz (short for Fizzlebert) joined the library. He needed his parents to join the library but they weren't there so two strangers helped him instead. They pretended to be his grandparents and when they went home with Fizz the trouble began. This is an adventure book. It has quite a few black and white pictures. The book made me laugh my socks off. 

I read this book 24th November '18

Cardboard Box Creations
Authors: Lonely Planet , Laura Baker
I really like the Lonely Planet Kids books so couldn't wait to read this. My mum got me lots of cardboard boxes and I started making some of the builds in the book. There is a list of all the things you can make at the start of the book. I have made the camera and campsite so far. The book comes with lots of extra cardboard shapes you will need like fish and puppets. Then you need a cardboard box and some glue and colouring pens. I think there are some cool builds like the pizza oven and the shadow puppet theatre.

I read this book 13th November '18

Authors: Sue Hendra , Paul Linnet
I chose this book because it was written by one of my favourite authors Sue Hendra. She writes the Supertato books which I love reading. In the story Snowball is the main character and he is on top of the mountain. He wants to go down and play but trips on the way. As he goes he gets bigger and bigger and picks up everything in his path. This is a very funny book with lots of animation style pictures and lots of rhyming sentences. I laughed my socks off reading this book and my whole family laughed too. I would give it 7 stars if I could!

I read this book 28th October '18

Get Coding 2! Build Five Computer Games Using HTML and JavaScript
Author: David Whitney Illustrator: Duncan Beedie
This book brings games to life on computers using HTML, CSS and Javascript. I liked how the book turns simple code into complex games in loads of different stages. It is a practical book because you get to create the games at the same time as reading it. I have made a noughts and crosses game. There is also snake, table tennis, endless runner and side-scrolling platformer. The book shows the code in grey boxes for you to copy. The writing is light black and dark black. Dark black represents the bits you need to do on each stage. The light black shows bits you have already completed. I really enjoyed the book and am looking forward to completing my own custom games.

Was read to me 21st October '18

LEGO Star Wars Ideas Book: More than 200 Games, Activities, and Building Ideas
Authors: DK , Elizabeth Dowsett , Simon Hugo , Hannah Dolan
This book is awesome! The whole family enjoyed looking at all the amazing things you can create with your Lego Bricks and Lego Star Wars sets. The book itself is split into four main sections: Recreate, Expand, Challenge and Use It. At the top right corner of each page there is then a colour coded label reminding you which section you are in. There is so much fun to be had with games to play, scenes to recreate and also new things you can build. We loved making our own Death Star display case for our minifigures and playing Lego Bingo was great fun. I think any Lego fan will love this book as it gives you so many different ideas and you can use your own bricks to have amazing fun. We especially enjoyed it as we are big Lego Star Wars fans and so had a lot of sets we could use alongside the book to create new and exciting things. We love this book and highly recommend it.