Thursday, July 25, 2013

Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, God of the seas is accused of stealing the most powerful weapon in the world, Zeus's Master Bolt. He travels around the USA with his friend Annabeth Chase, daughter of Athena Goddess of War, Wisdom and Useful Arts. His protecter Grover, a saytr, also accompanies Percy during his quest to find the Master Bolt.

I would recomend this book to ages 9+. It makes Greek history so interesting. You get to know all the Greek Gods, and learn about them without realising. This book is also very, very funny.

I would also  recommend The Percy Jackson Series: The Sea of Monsters, The Titans Curse, The Battle of The Laberinth and The Last Olympian.

USA The Greek world travels around the world in different places. For example, instead of Olympus being on Mount Olympus it is on top of the Empire State building and the Underworld is in Hollywood.

Satyr ( Sat-ear ) Half Goat half Man.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Thornthwaite Inheritance

The Thornthwaite Inheritance winner of the Blue Peter book of the year 2012 is about two kids Ovid and Lorelli Thornthwaite. Ovid and Lorelli have been trying to kill each other for a very long time but all of a sudden they decide to make a truce. But not for long Ovid and Lorelli start again or are they?
Mr.Farthing is going to create this " truce" but since he lives so far away the "truce" will take forever because he lives 2 hours away from the Thornthwaite Manor  he is invited to live in the Manor, but his son Adam Farthing onc ehe set his eyes on  one of the twins his whole inside changes forever.

I really like this book it has lots mysteries and strange things happening. A bit of love and bit of adventure. I can truely understand why it won Blue Peter award 2012.

Portion of the Sea

Lydia Isleworth is 15 years old.  Her mother died when she was a baby so she lives with her father.  Lydia's father is a jolly man but he is sure that Lydia wants a rich man and live in a mansion.  On one sunny afternoon lydia was sitting on the beach enjoying the sun and writing in her diary.  She enjoyed nothing more than writing.  A dark shadow fell over Lydia she looked up and there was a beautiful looking lady standing over her.  Lydia was shocked she had never spoken to a stranger.
"What do you want, I am busy writing so go away" said Lydia rather rudely.
"I only wanted to see what you were doing; I can guess you love writing; I have a journal here.  It's about a girl called Ava" said the stranger.
After a little conversation Lydia decided to take the journal from the woman she promised to take great care of it.
"Oh yes I forgot my name is Marlena I live over there"She pionted to a little cottage.

So Lydia learns to take care of herself and have a happy life.

The main caracters are:

Lydia's farther

Harry Potter and the Chanber of Secrets

Join Harry and his Friends (Ron and Hermione) in a  new and exciting adeventure.  It all starts during summer. (Well, really the story started when Harry was born.) Ok, so first there is this house elf named Dobby that comes to warn Harry about terriable things happening at Hogwarts and told him not to go back.  But Harry refused to listen and went back to school . Not long after he made his way to school unspeakable things began to happen. First it was the caretaker's cat and a note on the wall that said " THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS HAS BEEN OPENED. ENEMIES OF THE HEIR, BEWARE! " Next, well I can't tell you sooo, read the book yourself!!

Night Mail

                                                      Night Mail 
   This is the Night Mail crossing the border,
   Bringing the cheque and the postal order,
   Letters for the rich, lettters for the poor,
   The shop at the corner and the girls next door.
Pulling up Beattock, a steady climb:
The gradeient's against her, but she's on time.
Past cotton-grass and moorland Boulder,
Shovelling white steam over her shoulder,
Snorting noisily as she passes,
Silent miles of wind-bent grasses.

Birds turn thier heads as she approaches,
Stare from the bushes at her blank-faced coaches,
Sheep dogs cannot turn her course;
they slumber with paws across.
In the farm she passes no one wakes,
But a jug in the bedroom shakes.

Dawn freshens, the climb is done. down towards Glasgow she descends,
Towards the steam tugs yelping down the glade of cranes,
Towards the fields of apparatus of furnaces
Set on the dark plain like gigantic chessmen.
All Scotland waits for her:In dark glens, beside pale-green lochs
Men long for news.

Letters of thanks, letters from banks,
Letters of joy from girl and boy,
Receipted bills and invitations
To inspect new stock or to visit relations,
And applications for situations,
And timid lovers' declarations,
And gossip, gossip from all the nations,
News circumstantial, news financial,
Letters with holiday snaps to enlarge in,
Letters with faces scrawled on the margin,
Letters from uncles, cousins, and aunts,
Letters to Scotland from the South of France,
Letters of condolence to Highlands and Lowlands
Written on paper of every hue,
The pink, the violet, the white and the blue,
The chatty, the catty, the boring, the adoring,
The cold and official and the heart's outpouring,
Clever, stupid, short and long,
The typed and the printed and the spelt all wrong.

Thousands are still asleep,
Dreaming of terrifying monsters
Or of friendly tea beside the band in Cranston's or Crawford's:

Asleep in working Glasgow, asleep in well-set Edinburgh,
Asleep in granite Aberdeen,
They continue their dreams,
But shall wake soon and hope for letters,
And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart,
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?

The Simpsons Get some fancy book lernin'

I love this comic because there are really funny versions of Shakespeare, Greek myths, Bible stories and 1001 Arabian nights, also Hans Across America . My favorite story is The Good Mother in Hans across America because it's funny when the mother literally cries her eyes out!

At the moment I am halfway through the book so I don't know what else there is but to entertain you here is the website for the Simpsons comics:

If you read this you will laugh your eyes out. (Not literally, but if you try you might succeed!)

This book is so funny - please do read it!


Breakout At Alcatraz

Alcatraz is an island which is off the coast of San Fransico. Alcatraz used to be a prison.There is three men called Frank Morris and John and Clarence Anglin who made a daring escape from Alcatraz. It was around about 1962. It took months of preparation to work out how get out of Alcatraz. They were allowed 4 hours before lights out and that was the time to work out how to get out of Alcatraz. At the end Frank's friend died in a Florida prison and Frank is lost and dies. The Anglin brothers lived in a place in South America and sent postcards to their mum and dad.
Did Anyone Escape From Alcatraz?

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I like the stories about Ninjas in the Naruto manga books.

Here's part of a review by Bill Sherman:

It took me a while to key into Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto. The first time I read the opening chapter of his saga in the second issue of the monthly Shonen Jump magazine, I was not particularly impressed. Ninja action? A  young boy hero who yearns to be the best at what he does? Could there be more generic shonen manga material? I quickly started skipping Naruto's adventures in the mangazine, concentrating on "One Piece" and "Yu Yu Hakisho" instead.

Yet Uzumaki Naruto, the showy mouthed spud, refused to be ignored. Undeterred by my indifference, the character developed his own avid American fan base, bolstered by the appearance of a popular animé adaptation on The Cartoon Network. Paperback collections of his adventures started topping the Publisher's Weekly sales charts - monstrous the tar out of high-profile American event comics collections.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Diary of a wimpy kid the ugly truth

Greg is in  a big fight with his best friend Rowley and now they have to meet up again and it is very akward for them both.  They go to a boy/girl party thinking that he would get to be with all the girls but they find out the girls have already thought through what they are going to do on a Saturday night .  Rowley has been hired to play with a random boy not even his age like maybe even 27 by his parents

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

In Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban, Harry , Ron and Hermoine, now teenagers, return for their third year at Hogwarts. Where they are forced to face the escaped prisoner , Sirius Black , who is a great theat to  Harry . He and his friends spend their third year learning how to handle a half-horse half-eagle Hippogriffs , destory shape-shifting Bloggarts and master the art of Divinatoin. They also visit the wizarding village of Hogsmeade and the Shrieking Shack. On top of all of this Harry must stand up to the soul- sucking Dementors,  outsmart a dangerous werewolf and take in the ugly truth about the reiationship between Harry and Sirius Black. With his best friends , he masters advanced magic and passes the barriers of time.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Night Mail

Here's 5G performing Night Mail by W H Auden::

You can see the original poem in the Night Mail film here:

Friday, May 24, 2013

I know what you did last Wednesday

I know what you did last Wednesday is a very deadly story, not deadly as there are tigers and stuff like that but people die and yeah. So I will tell you the story and see if you understand it, if you don't understand it just write me a comment and I might do another one.

There is a boy called Nick and he is very clever, but on the other hand he has a brother. His brother Tim is so so so stupid. So Nick had a friend called Rory McDougal who lives on Crocodile Island in Scotland. One day Tim got a letter and he thinks that it is from his mom and dad but it is from Rory. He opened the letter and read it:

It has been many years since we met, but I would like to invite you to a reunion of old boys and girls from St Egbert's Comprehensive, which will take place from Wednesday 9th to Friday 11th July. I am sure you are busy but but I am so keen to see you again that I will pay you £1,000 to make the journey to Scotland.

Point Blanc

Alex Rider is a spy. He works for Alan Blunt in MI6, special operations. On his second misson Alex travels to  a school high in the Alps called Point Blanc. He has to pretend to be a boy named Alex Friend. The son of Sir David Friend owner of some supermarkets.
The school is right on the Swiss border  When he is there Alex finds that Dr Grien along with Eva S Stellenbosch is cloning the students at Point Blanc. His intention was to make sixteen copies of himself. He calls it The Gemini Project .

Alex in great danger even though he has lots of gadgets from Smithers the gadget expert at MI6. Dr Grien  makes up a horrible death for Alex when he finds out that really he is a spy come to investigate Point Blanc. But will he die or will he survive? Even if he escapes he will have to make the journey down the mountain. I really enjoyed this book and I would definitely recommend it. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever is a brilliant book.  It is all about Greg who made a newspaper and tried to sell  them by making loads of signs and sticking them to the school wall.  But it started to rain and the ink from the signs dripped and dropped all over the school wall. The teacher finds out and they have to scrub it all off.   Which causes them a lot of work but Rowley blamed it all on Greg when it was really both of them but in the end Greg takes the blame for everything in the end.

The characters are :
  • Greg
  • Rowley
  • Mum
  • Dad
  • Roderick

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas is all about a boy called Bruno who moved to Berlin Germany because his father got a job in there and he didn't want to go alone. I have watched the movie of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas  At the end of the story the boy goes into his friend's jail and try to be like him so that they can both find his dad . But it is quite hard for Bruno because he  is used to someone else doing everything for him.  The way I felt when I was reading it was really scary and sad at the same time because it was sad that he died and scary because he just  met a prisoner and it is right next to his house and I would hate to be Bruno because he does not get listened to by his family.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry  Potter thinks he is a normal boy but really his is the son of the famous Lily and James Potter. (Wizards) Untill one day he gets sent a letter from a school called Hogwarts a school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Right then he uncovers some of the mystery of Harry's past. Once he gets to his new school
there is a hat to sort you to houses called Gryffindor,Hufflepffs,Ravenclaw,and Slytherin. After a few days
at the school Harry finds out about the Sorcer's Stone and some one  who wants to steal it. Harry wanting to stop him( whoever him is)can't but Dumbledore can but the time he is needed the most his gone.  Harry can't go out because by this point he, alone has already lost many points for his house team, Griffindor. Who will get the house cup? What will happen to Harry ? Read the book to find out !

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sapphire Battersea


  • Ida - Sapphire's mum
  • Sapphire Battersea- The main character and foundling
  • Jem - Her old foster brother
  • Mrs Briskett-The formidable housekeeper  
  • Madame Berenice- A link to the spirit
  • Emerald- The astonishing mermaid
  • Fantastic Freda - The female giant
  • Bertie- The butcher's boy
Sapphire Battersea is a foundling, and none of the foundlings are meant to see their mother's again. Sapphire  found out her mum was the kitchen maid at the end of Hetty Feather. She is always singled out and has a terrible temper. Whenever she can, Sapphire sneaks down to Ida's room.One night a sly girl called Sheila, who has always been Sapphire's enemy, follows her down and peeks through the door at Sapphire and her mum hugging in bed. When a matron finds out Ida was really Sapphire's mum, Ida is sent away. Sapphire can not bear life without Ida.  She is so upset she gets very ill. When foundlings  get to a certain age they go away to be a servant. Sapphire's turn comes around and who knows what adventures will follow...

I would recommend this book because there are many adventures in one book.

The demon Headmaster

Cover of The Demon HeadmasterThe book The Demon Headmaster is a book about some children who start to realise something funny about the school they go to. Here let me describe it ,all the children there stand round in circles studing before school and when the prefects come out all the kids get in lines and walk into the school neaty. Also the children there act , well the same strangely. The kids say it is there job to find out what is happening during asembley and stop whatever the headmaster's plan is .( they can't go to asembley for some reason)Nothing is  as easy as it sounds, with prefects all around the school and watching them all the time.What they need is a secret wepon , finally some one able to go to asembley turns up and her name is Diana ( she is adoped)an exalant plan pops out from nowhere! Time to go into action!  I like this book because it is adventerous ,exciting,great ,and it's about kids!

Friday, April 19, 2013


We've made a book about space:

Here it is as a presentation:

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Les Miserables

The Miserables is is a book by Victor Hugo about when a man named Jean Valjean was let out of jail and a really nasty  policemenThis was set in the time of the French Revolution. When I watched the musical at the cinema there was a really funny bit where a man says "But we want our courgette back" instead of "but we want our Cosette back." Jean Valjean looks after Cosette and is the mayor of the new town. The sad part is because he dies at the end  and he changes his name to Mr.

Here is a list of the characters:
  • Javert
  • Cosette
  •  Mr Lamere 
  • Gavorche
  • Enjolas
  • Marius
  • Madame Thénardier
  • Thénardier
  • Éponine
  • Fantine
Here is a list of the songs:
  • Work Song
  • On Parole
  • Valjean Arrested, Valjean Forgiven
  • What Have I Done?
  • At the End of the Day
  • I Dreamed a Dream
  • Lovely Ladies
  • Fantine's Arrest
  • The Runaway Cart
  • Who Am I? / The Trial
  • Fantine's Death: Come to Me
  • The Confrontation
  • Castle on a Cloud
  • Master of the House
  •  The Bargain / The Thénardier Waltz of Treachery
  • Look Down
  • The Robbery
  • Javert's Intervention
  • Stars
  • Éponine's Errand
  • ABC Café / Red and Black
  • Do You Hear the People Sing?
  • Rue Plumet – In My Life
  • A Heart Full of Love
  • The Attack on the Rue Plumet
  • One Day More
  •  Building the Barricade (Upon These Stones)
  • On My Own
  • At the Barricade (Upon These Stones)
  • Javert's Arrival
  • Little People
  • A Little Fall of Rain (Éponine's Death)
  • Night of Anguish
  • The First Attack
  • Drink with Me
  • Bring Him Home
  •  Dawn of Anguish
  • The Second Attack (Death of Gavroche)
  • The Final Battle
  •  Dog Eats Dog (The Sewers)
  • Soliloquy (Javert's Suicide)
  • Turning
  • Empty Chairs at Empty Tables
  • Every Day
  • Valjean's Confession
  • Wedding Chorale
  •  Beggars at the Feast
  •  Valjean's Death
  • Do You Hear The People Sing? (Reprise) / [Finale]