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Malvern,
Group status: Year 7 have started to explore the books, and written their first impression reviews. Some have borrowed the books to find out the rest of the gripping story.
Readers from Year 7 and Senior Book Club

Mrs Neville

Wolf Hollow by Lily Chance
WOLF HOLLOW I really like this book because it is very enjoyable. I like how it is structured and how Annabelle is very protective over her piggy b . . .
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The Journey by Zainab
I really like the pictures as they really tell the story because I would understand the story more with just the pictures rather than just the words. . . .
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The Wolves of Currumpaw by Isabella
I like the pictures because I like wolves and they are hand drawn and not animated drawing from a computer. The pictures match the story because the s . . .
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Harriet HR
Having read and watched the original book and film, this is a great book for children who haven't read the originals yet. Artistic style: the art sty . . .
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The Journey by Floria
I think the balance of writing and pictures has a really good impact on the book and the format was great because you had the pictures on the same pag . . .
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Tidy by Nia
I think that 'Tidy' is a great book for beginners and comes with morals that young children may take into account and start to learn from Pete's mista . . .
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The Marvels by Harriet
I think it is a good book because the pictures are in black and white and it has no writing it is just pictures. I just like to flick through the book . . .
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Tidy by Lily
I really like the pictures in this book as they are very eye-catching. I think the pictures match the story well and they are very colourful and brigh . . .
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Wild Animals of the North by Tilly
This book is a very upbeat book it's a very suitable book for children and makes me feel very happy. The artistic style is very colourful and the pict . . .
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A Great Big Cuddle by Grace
I do like this book because I find all the pictures very exciting and they go well with the text. The pictures are also really artistic and extremely . . .
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A Great Big Cuddle by Millie H
The pictures are very artistic and they are really beautifully colourful. The text and pictures are laid out in a nice formal way with coloured writin . . .
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Wild Animals of the North by Valentine
I think that this book is very informative and the pictures match the animal which it is representing. The words are easy to read but not every single . . .
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The Marvels by Georgina
'The Marvels' is a spectacular book! The illustrations are fabulous and are filled with creativity. The illustrations represent and tell the story wel . . .
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There is a Tribe of Kids by Floria
I think the artistic style is very funny and creative. Also the pictures are a bit blurry but they help tell the story really well. I like the form . . .
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Wild Animals of the North by Chloe L
I really liked this book because: The pictures look really realistic but they have a unreal feel to them. I love the way that all the pictures are . . .
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There is a Tribe of Kids by Tegan
The pictures are really well presented as the little boy goes through the jungle and finally he gets to where he belongs.The pictures match the writin . . .
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The Journey by Nia
'The Journey' is a great book as it attracts and engages keen readers. This is mainly because of the vibrant and interesting illustrations cleverly do . . .
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Tidy by Cyra
This book is very good, I think children 10 and under would enjoy this very much. One of the best aspects of the book are the illustrations (drawings) . . .
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Tidy by Valentine
I think that all the pictures make a lot of sense and they go with the pictures really well. In some of the pictures, there is a lot of detail that yo . . .
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The Journey by Lily
I think the pictures are really eye-catching and they match the story really well. The pictures are quite abstract and colourful which makes me want t . . .
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The Journey by Fikayo
The journey I really enjoyed this book for so many different reasons. The pictures tell me more than the words do. If you took away the words and . . .
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Tidy by Phoebe
The pictures in this book are detailed but simple, though the texture isn’t shown which makes it have a cleaner feel that makes readers relate to th . . .
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The Wolves of Currumpaw by Chloe A
This book is a powerful, touching story, retelling the life of a famous animal trapper. it is something I will never forget. The illustrations are sim . . .
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The Marvels by Poppy R
I really like the pictures in this book although as the part of the book with the pictures has no writing it does get a bit confusing. I don’t know . . .
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The Journey by Mia
The story within this book is quite fast-paced and isn't in very deep detail. However, saying that, the emotion behind the story really creates an imp . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Jemima
It is a really unusual story from most of the others I have read in the way it is that the boy sees the person as another person but his family sees t . . .
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Tidy by Betsy
The Book Tidy is very child friendly. I think the pictures help you get the rhythm of what the badger is trying to do. The layout of the pictures is . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Michaela
Wild Animals of the North Although this book is a non-fiction book, as the illustrations are not pictures it gives a sense of obscurity. As they are . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by harriet h-r
Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone Written by J.K. Rowling and illustrated by Jim Key Harry Potter is a book that can inspire you to do many . . .
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There is a Tribe of Kids by Ai
The pictures in the book were very colourful and cute. I liked the style of it and how the drawing looks. I really like the pictures, because the pict . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Poppy R
I really like this book because, reading the first chapter if you did not know that Betty was going to disappear you would not expect it. You also get . . .
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Wild Animals of the North by Millicent
I like the book factual wise but I feel that you could just take pictures of the animals in their natural habitats. I like how the illustrator has . . .
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The Marvels by Lucy
I really like the illustrations of this book because they are very detailed and the pictures have cross hatching and they are all drawn with very dark . . .
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Tidy by Ai
The pictures in the book was very colourful, it had flowers and trees. but there were some parts that weren't colourful. The words in the book were r . . .
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Railhead by Phoebe
RAIL HEAD I rate this book (from the first chapter) 4 stars. I gave it 4 and not 5 because it is hard to get a sense of the whole book completely bu . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Poppy E
The book Wolf Hollow is very intriguing because it starts off with the prologue, written in first person, which gives you an idea what the book is abo . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Mia
This book is quite a slow pace at the beginning but when I used my speed reading skill of not looking back I was able to read more into the book and f . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Lucy
I think this book is good because it is based on a real life crisis and everything that happens in the book happens in real life, but the book is a bi . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Charlotte
Salt to the sea By: Ruta Sepetys So far, I am finding this book not very exciting and a little hard to follow as I don’t really know what is ha . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Harriet HR
I really enjoyed the first chapter of Rail Head because I personally love sci-fi and in stereotypical sci-fi there are usually wars or robots that hav . . .
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The Marvels by Jemima
I love this book because it is extremely interesting and gripped me from the start. The book really makes you feel for the characters and it gets you . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Millicent
I have only read the prologue, yet I am already confused. The story starts with a young girl called Ruth who lives in Alaska. I think it needs to catc . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Erica
I loved the book so much that I actually bought it on Kindle! I really enjoyed the book because it was hilarious and I really felt like I was feeling . . .
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Railhead by Michaela
Due to the title and front cover I did not expect the first paragraph to be like it is. The opening paragraph gives a sense of excitement over what is . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Fikayo
The stars at oktober bend I really enjoyed this book because it was gripping and you just wanted to keep reading. Every chapter was short but had . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Chloe A
I like this book because it is so beautifully written, each word is pure passion, a story of forgiveness and redemption, told with heart and humour. I . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Ai
The stars at oktober bend by Glenda Millard I am liking this book so far; it is very interesting. I am enjoying the book. I was interested in the s . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by BETSY
I read the first chapter of the book and my first thoughts were the scenery seems attractive from where they were. The book at the start seems a litt . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Millicent
So far, during the book, it has been quite interesting and very intriguing. I like how the author jumps straight into the story to grasp your attentio . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Chloe
The stars at oktober bend I like the book because you get to see the world through someone’s eyes, and that person doesn’t have a normal life . . .
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Railhead by Valentine
I like the book and I enjoyed reading it because it is very interesting and draws you in. The storyline is very adventurous and intriguing. I think th . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Erica
I like the book because it is very interesting how there is such mystery in the plot.I enjoyed reading it because it is really shocking so you want to . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Scarlett
Although I only read 15 pages of this story, I thought that it had not much excitement. It explained about Ruth growing up with no excitement and bar . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Mia
The book is very intriguing and grabs my attention although it is very depressing.It has a very thoughtful way of describing each detail. When I read . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Erica
I like the book because it is very interesting how there is such mystery in the plot. I enjoyed reading it because it is really shocking so you want t . . .
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Do you like books that deal with sad things?

Yes - it makes me think about how other people feel
Sometimes - depends on my mood
No - I don't like feeling sad
 
Title: The Graveyard Book
Author: Neil Gaiman
Winning Year: 2010

Congratulations to Chris Riddell for becoming our new Children's Laureate. Our Book Club were blown away when they found out he had illustrated over 100 books! We do still love Malorie Blackman, though!
 

 
 

Philip Reeve

Philip Reeve was born and raised in Brighton, where he wrote his first story at the tender age of five about a spaceman called Spike and his dog Spook. He is a talented illustrator and writer, and he has illustrated several titles in the Horri . .