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I read this book 21st March '19

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Author: J. K. Rowling
This is a very thrilling book and that is why I loved it. It is my favourite book that I have ever read because there were so many great new characters. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves an adventure. I am going to read the rest of the series because I want more magic adventures.

Was read to me 21st March '19

Do Not Open This Book: A ridiculously funny story for kids, big and small... do you dare open this book?!
Author: Andy Lee Illustrator: Heath McKenzie
My children love this style of book. It seems hilarious to them that the book is giving them instructions. This is one that we have to read several times in a row and it seems to get funnier each time!

Was read to me 20th March '19

Captain Cat and the Treasure Map
Author: Sue Mongredien Illustrator: Kate Pankhurst
We enjoyed this pirate adventure. The introduction to the characters and the map were a big hit as we started the story. There is plenty of pirate language throughout the story and the children thought that it was funny the pirates couldn’t understand the animals. The jokes caused much laughter and the illustrations brought the story to life. I’m sure we will be looking out for more pirate adventures.

Was read to me 4th March '19

The Day I Was Erased
Author: Lisa Thompson
This is an amazing story which we just couldn’t put down. We liked Maxwell from the start and thought he was having a very tough time, Mum and Dad fighting, acting out in school and only his beloved dog Monster for company. When things come to a head and Maxwell ruins the school ball the story takes on a super exciting feel and we really started to wonder ‘will everything work out in the end?’

The characters have very distinct personalities and all play a big part in Maxwell’s adventure. There are historical references and you can see how easy it would be for life to be different if just some little thing changed. 

We laughed out loud at points and there were definitely a few tears and this book gave us a lot to chat and think about. We would highly recommend this to children aged 8+.

Was read to me 12th February '19

Timothy Mean and the Time Machine
Author: William Ford
A rhyming journey through time with Timothy Mean. The text flows so well that it’s easy to read aloud and my children quickly caught on to the rhymes and joined in. The story follows Timothy through a week in his life and all the naughty things he gets up to.

We liked the story very much but my children weren’t so keen on the illustrations.