Welcome to our Whole School Reading Blog

Welcome to our latest blog. This blog is really intelligent as it automatically collects book reviews from all the class blogs at Montgomery Academy and places them here in one place. As part of the launch this afternoon, 2 classes of 90 pupils will be working with DeputyMitchell in the school hall. We’d like to hear from people around the world who could leave a comment telling us about your favourite book. We will be writing our own book reviews this afternoon!

Life in the freezing cold by Rosalyn Wade

What was this book about? It is about freezing places around the world.

Who were the main characters in this book? There are no characters because it is a non-fiction book.

What words or phrases does the author use to describe a character? There are no phrases

Locate a word you were unsure about and write it below.
Interior, fringed
Explode that word below. Fringed: Clothing or material. Interior: Relating to a country

Summarise the most exciting part of the book. Use resilient reader to help you.

What age group would you recommend this book to? 10 years old or 11

If you enjoyed this book, you may also like Roller coaster books

Non-Fiction

Rachel Russell Dork Diaries

What was this book about?
After a bump on the head,Nikki has a wild dream in which she,her BFF’s Chloe and Zoey ,her crush Brandon, and mean girl Mackenszie are all part of well-known fairy tales… with a very special dorky twist.

Who were the main characters in this book?
The main characters in the book are Nikki, Brandon,Brianna and Mackenzie.
What words or phrases does the author use to describe a character?
The author describes Mackenzie as a mean girl who goes up to Nikki and is mean to her.
Locate a word you were unsure about and write it below.
The word I was unsure about is trendy.
Explode that word below.
When someone looks fashioned-up and has a really nice look.
Summarise the most exciting part of the book. Use resilient reader to help you.
My most exciting part of the book is when Nikki kisses Brandon.
What age group would you recommend this book to?9-11 year olds.

If you enjoyed this book, you may also like Sam the Stolen puppy by Holly Webb.

Fiction

RACHEL RENEE RUSSELL DORK DIARES

This book is about a girl who is holding a talent show competition and she cant wait to start practising her moves with her BBF Chloe and Zoey and they are going to impress there crush called Brandon.
The main character is Nikki
The author uses Nikki as loud and loving.
arch nemisisi

Explode that word below.

Summarise the most exciting part of the book. Use resilient reader to help you.

What age group would you recommend this book to?

If you enjoyed this book, you may also like

Fiction

Jacqueline Wilson Clean break.

What was this book about?
It is about a girl who tries to cheer up her little brother sister.
Who were the main characters in this book?
Em ,Vita,Maxie, mum and dad.
What words or phrases does the author use to describe a character? Vita is always curled like a monkey

Locate a word you were unsure about and write it below.
Staggered.
Explode that word below.It means to walk unstedaliy.

Summarise the most exciting part of the book. Use resilient reader to help you.Ay the part where they are happy for christmas

What age group would you recommend this book to?
10 and over.
If you enjoyed this book, you may also like

Fiction

Holly Webb,Sam the Stolen Puppy

What was the book about?
It’s Christmas and Emily gets a dog a golden Labrador for her present who is called Sam.One day after school,Sam is missing and Emily is determined to get him back.
Who were the main characters in the book?
Sam and Emily.
What words or phrases does the author use to describe a character?

Locate a word you were unsure about and write it below.
Sympathetically.
Explode that word below.
Sad for someone.
Summarise the most exciting part of the book. Use resilient reader to help you.
As she was tearing the wrapping paper,she knew it would have something to do with a pet.
What age group would you recommend this book to?
6-12 year olds.
If you enjoyed this book, you may also like
Harry the Homeless Puppy.

Fiction

David Walliam

What was this book about?
A boy named Joe who’s dad is a billionaire and Joe gets what ever he wants, but the only thing he doesn’t have is friend(s).He’s father is a billionaire from his toilet paper business!
Who were the main characters in this book?
The main characters in the book are Joe Spu’, his father and his friend Bob.
What words or phrases does the author use to describe a character?
Chubby,spoilt,rich and dumb
Locate a word you were unsure about and write it below.
palatial
Explode that word below.
Palatial-spacious,Chicane-
Summarise the most exciting part of the book. Use resilient reader to help you.
Joe is having a race with another chubby boy and bribes him with £50.
What age group would you recommend this book to?
9-12
If you enjoyed this book, you may also like.BFG

Non-Fiction

James patterson The worst year of my life

What was this book about?
A boy called Rafe Katchedorion who breaks the rules.
Who were the main characters in this book?
Rafe Katchedorian and his friend
What words or phrases does the author use to describe a character? Courageous and adventurous.

Locate a word you were unsure about and write it below.
resilence
Explode that word below.
resilence:means to
Summarise the most exciting part of the book. Use resilient reader to help you.
when they used postit notes to make art.
What age group would you recommend this book to?
8-11
If you enjoyed this book, you may also like Middle school get me out of here! and Middle school my brother is a big fat liar.

Fiction

Matilda by Roald Dahl

What was this book about?

This book is about a sweet,young and clever girl (Matilda) who has very mean parents who has very mean parents who don’t look after her properly.She starts school and finds her hideous head teacher is evil.Soon,she learns she has magical powers and can control things with her mind.She gets revenge on the people that were mean to her.

Who were the main characters in this book?
Matilda and Michael Wormwood,Mr and Mrs Wormwood,Miss Honey and Miss Trunchbull.

What words or phrases does the author use to describe a character?

Brilliant,”Devouring one book after another”.

Locate a word you were unsure about and write it below.
Twaddle
Explode that word below.
Silliness

Summarise the most exciting part of the book. Use resilient reader to help you.
The parts were Matilda gets her revenge and learns she has powers.
What age group would you recommend this book to?
7-11
If you enjoyed this book, you may also like The Twits and also The Magic Finger.

Fiction

Diary of the wimpy kid The Long Haul by Jeff Kiney

What was this book about?
A family road trip starts off full of promise,then quickly takes several wrong turns.
Who were the main characters in this book?
Greg
What words or phrases does the author use to describe a character?
lazy
Locate a word you were unsure about and write it below.
Tollbooth
Explode that word below.
a road side kiosk where drivers would have to pay to go on the road
Summarise the most exciting part of the book. Use resilient reader to help you.
when all their luggage falls out the car
What age group would you recommend this book to?
6 or over
If you enjoyed this book, you may also like

Fiction

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr

What was this book about?
This book was about a Jewish family who had to evacuate Berlin because of world war 2 so they don’t go to a concentration camp.
Who were the main characters in this book?
The main character in the book is Anna and Max.
What words or phrases does the author use to describe a character?
She was nine but small for her age.
Locate a word you were unsure about and write it below.
tobogganing
Explode that word below.
sledding
Summarise the most exciting part of the book. Use resilient reader to help you.
Where Anna didn’t die and when she got children
What age group would you recommend this book to?
10-13
If you enjoyed this book, you may also like any other book Judith Kerr wrote.

Fiction

Danny the champion of the world by Roald Dahl

What was this book about?
The book is about a boy called Danny and his mum died and his dad has to take care of him.But there’s a twist, his dad is a poacher [someone who steals pheasants] and wants to steal Victor Hazell
pheasants!
Who were the main characters in this book?
Danny,Danny’s dad,Doc spencer,Mr Rabbets,Victor Hazel,Mrs Clipstone.
What words or phrases does the author use to describe a character?
scruffy and brave.
Locate a word you were unsure about and write it below.
insolence
Explode that word below.
rude and disrespectful behavior.
Summarise the most exciting part of the book. Use resilient reader to help you.
When they steal Mr.Hazels pheasants .
What age group would you recommend this book to?
7-14.
If you enjoyed this book, you may also like
other Roald Dahl books.


Fiction

DIARY of a Wimpy Kid THE UGLY TRUTH by Jeff Kinney

What was this book about?
About a kid called Greg Heffley who wants to grow up.

Who were the main characters in this book?
Greg Heffley.
What words or phrases does the author use to describe a character? Wimpy,Dirty.

Locate a word you were unsure about and write it below
eager.
Explode that word below.
You want to do something again and again.
Summarise the most exciting part of the book. Use resilient reader to help you.
The lock in.
What age group would you recommend this book to?
7-10
If you enjoyed this book, you may also like

Fiction

HARRY POTTER and the Half -Blood Prince by J.K Rowling

What was this book about?
This book was about a boy called Harry Potter who went on a adventure to destroy a evil wizard called Lord Voldemort.
Who were the main characters in this book?
the main characters were Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley.
What words or phrases does the author use to describe a character?
clever, top in the year group and moody.(The character is Hermione Granger)
Locate a word you were unsure about and write it below.
inexperienced
Explode that word below.
suffix:ed Prefix:in Root word:experienced
Summarise the most exciting part of the book. Use resilient reader to help you.
They go to a cave to find a horcrux but it is fake.Then a lot of inferi(dead people made into zombies) come and attack them.Then a lot of death eaters takeover Hogwarts.Sadly, Dumbledore is killed by severus Snape(the worst person in the world).
What age group would you recommend this book to?
all age groups!
If you enjoyed this book, you may also like all the Harry Potter franchise!

Fiction

Diary of a wimpy kid Jeff Kinney

What was this book about?

Who were the main characters in this book?

What words or phrases does the author use to describe a character?

Locate a word you were unsure about and write it below.

Explode that word below.

Summarise the most exciting part of the book. Use resilient reader to help you.
It is about this boy called Greg. He writes key information about his life.
What age group would you recommend this book to?
8-11
If you enjoyed this book, you may also like
Rodrick rules

Fiction

FRANKIE’S MAGIC FOOTBALL, FRANK LAMPARD

What was this book about?
THIS BOOK WAS ABOUT A LITTLE BOY WHO LOVED FOOTBALL AND HE KICKED THE BALL INTO ANOTHER GARDEN AND THE OWNER OF THE GARDEN WOULDN’T LET HIM GO IN HIS GARDEN SO HE HAD TO BUY A NEW FOOTBALL
Who were the main characters in this book?
THE MAIN CHARACTER’S WERE FRANKIE AND CHARLIE

What words or phrases does the author use to describe a character?

Explode that word below.

Summarise the most exciting part of the book. Use resilient reader to help you.

What age group would you recommend this book to?

If you enjoyed this book, you may also like

Non-Fiction

Recycled crafting for kids and the author is kate lilley

What was this book about?
This book is about crafting with recycled materials
Who were the main characters in this book?
This book is a non fiction so it does not have main characters
What words or phrases does the author use to describe a character?
This book has no main characters
Locate a word you were unsure about and write it below.
Peruvian
Explode that word below.
Adjective
Summarise the most exciting part of the book. Use resilient reader to help you.
Our favourite part of the book is when the book shows a jar of love and puts glitter and multi coloured paper hearts
What age group would you recommend this book to?
We will recommend this book to the ages 7-12
If you enjoyed this book, you may also like?
We would like a book about nature crafting

Non-Fiction

Diary of a wimpy kid ugly truthJeff kinney

What was this book about?
a guy who tells lies then he tells the truth
Who were the main characters in this book?
Greg heffly
What words or phrases does the author use to describe a character?
Wimpy
Locate a word you were unsure about and write it below.
earger
Explode that word below.
when you want to do it over again
Summarise the most exciting part of the book. Use resilient reader to help you.
when the guy broke the door
What age group would you recommend this book to?
I would recommend this book to a 7-16 year old
If you enjoyed this book, you may also like
Jeff kinney long haul

Fiction

How to train your dragon Cresseda Cowell

What was this book about?
Dragons
Who were the main characters in this book?
Hiccup
What words or phrases does the author use to describe a character?
wimpy
Locate a word you were unsure about and write it below.
josting
Explode that word below.
verb
Summarise the most exciting part of the book. Use resilient reader to help you.
DO NOT OPEN THIS
What age group would you recommend this book to?
7-10
If you enjoyed this book you may also like How to sieze a dragon jewel

Fiction

FRANK LAMPARD

What was this book about?
kids playing football
Who were the main characters in this book?
FRANKIE
What words or phrases does the author use to describe a character?
he loves football
Locate a word you were unsure about and write it below.
essential
Explode that word below.
vital and important

Summarise the most exciting part of the book. Use resilient reader to help you.

What age group would you recommend this book to?

If you enjoyed this book, you may also like

Fiction

Batman strikes

What was this book about?
A thief who is stealing the priceless diamonds in Gotham city and the cops are chasing the thief and so is batman!

Who were the main characters in this book?
batman and the thief.
What words or phrases does the author use to describe a character?
brave.

Locate a word you were unsure about and write it below.
caped
Explode that word below.
a caped policeman
Summarise the most exciting part of the book. Use resilient reader to help you.

What age group would you recommend this book to?

If you enjoyed this book, you may also like

Fiction

Batman strikes

What was this book about?
A thief who is stealing the priceless diamonds in Gotham city and the cops are chasing the thief and so is batman!

Who were the main characters in this book?
batman and the thief.
What words or phrases does the author use to describe a character?
brave.

Locate a word you were unsure about and write it below.
caped
Explode that word below.
a caped policeman
Summarise the most exciting part of the book. Use resilient reader to help you.

What age group would you recommend this book to?

If you enjoyed this book, you may also like

Fiction

I love crocodiles Steve Parker

What was this book about?
crocodiles
Who were the main characters in this book ?
crocodiles

What words or phrases does the author use to describe a character?
Dangerous
Locate a word you were unsure about and write it below.
Burrow
Explode that word below.
Digg under
Summarise the most exciting part of the book. Use resilient reader to help you.
The exciting part of the book is where they show different crocodiles
What age group would you recommend this book to?
7-8
If you enjoyed this book, you may also like (other crocodile books)

Non-Fiction

How to train your dragon Cresseda Cowell

What was this book about?
Dragons
Who were the main characters in this book?
Hiccup
What words or phrases does the author use to describe a character?
wimpy
Locate a word you were unsure about and write it below.
josting
Explode that word below.
verb
Summarise the most exciting part of the book. Use resilient reader to help you.
DO NOT OPEN THIS
What age group would you recommend this book to?
7-10
If you enjoyed this book you may also like How to sieze a dragon jewel

Fiction