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  • Book Title:   Captain Underpants And The Terrifying Re-Turn of Tippy Tinkletrousers

    Book Author:   Dav Pilkey

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Mayo

    “This is a story full of surprises and jokes; comparisons with Dahl are, this time, justified”

    Hashir Amin

    Ballyhaunis Library

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   The Enormous Crocodile

    Book Author:   Roald Dahl

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Limerick

    I liked when the crocodile told the animals about his master evil plan. It was so evil that he thought it was one of his best master plans. Every animal that he told he had a plan to get some food, he told them he was going to act like things that he really was not. First, he went to the coconut tree and he gathered a few leaves and he put them in his mouth. Well, as I was saying, my favourite bit of the book was when the crocodile got flung out to outer space by the big elephant, Big Foot, who the crocodile told about his evil mastermind plan. When the elephant heard that the enormous crocodile was at the CARNIVAL, where there was a lot of children that he could eat very quickly, he pretended he was a crocodile on the round-a-bout.

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   Clover Moon

    Book Author:   Jacqueline Wilson

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Sligo

    The book in my opinion was simply wonderful. I find modern books based on history fascinating and the story really gives you a look in on Victorian times. I love the fact that the language used in it was what most people of that time would have sounded like. It’s a spectacularly beautiful book that I really enjoyed. I rated it for my age but it’s suitable for 7-9 year olds too, if they’re interested.

    Star Rating: = Really Good

  • Book Title:   Clover Moon

    Book Author:   Jacqueline Wilson

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Sligo

    The book in my opinion was simply wonderful. I find modern books based on history fascinating and the story really gives you a look in on Victorian times. I love the fact that the language used in it was what most people of that time would have sounded like. It’s a spectacularly beautiful book that I really enjoyed. I rated it for my age but it’s suitable for 7-9 year olds too, if they’re interested.

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   The Hunger Games

    Book Author:   Suzanne Collins

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Cork

    This book is about a girl called Katniss Everdeen. She lives in a world called Panem. In the world there are 12 districts. They all have to fight in “The hunger games” which is live on television. A boy and a girl is picked from every district. It is actual fighting where you kill people. If you are the last person alive… you win. There are three books in the series. It is absolutely brilliant. It is my favourite book of all time!!

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   Time After Time

    Book Author:   JudiCurtin

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Monaghan

    This book is a really good book because its interesting its about two girls called Molly and Beth they walk into a spooky doorway that leads to Thursday 26 of July 1984. the girls cant believe they are back in time but when Beth was little her mum died but she realizes that her mum would be alive in the 1980 she just has to find her mum.I would recommend this book to children age 10-12.

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   My war diary

    Book Author:   Marcia Williams

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Galway

    Rating for this book: brilliant

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   Born to Run

    Book Author:   michael morpurgo

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Dublin

    One day Patrick was walking to school when he saw a bag of puppy’s in the canal and Patrick jumps into the canal to save them . There is one puppy Patrick really want’s to keep and at the start he is not allowed have the puppy but then he wakes up to find the puppy on his bed . read the book to find out about all the owners he gets .

    Star Rating: = Really Good

  • Book Title:   Ginger Snaps

    Book Author:   Cathy Cassidy

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Cork

    Once Ginger Brown was bullied, she was the odd one out and had no friends. But on the first day of secondary school, cool, confident, careless Shannon came and sat beside her. That was the start of a friendship, and Ginger hasn’t looked back since…..until now.
    Fast forward a year and it’s the first day of second year for the girls. They meet the quirky new boy Sam Taylor, who is interested in Ginger, but Shannon doesn’t like this and decides to label Sam as ‘weird’. Ginger knows in her heart that this is wrong, but she doesn’t want to lose Shannon or her ‘cool’ status. Many dramas unfold over the course of this amazing story, but can Ginger and Shannon make their friendship work, or will Ginger realise that Shannon isn’t all that she seems to be and begin to understand that sometimes the ‘wrong’ boy can turn out to be the ‘right’ boy after all????
    I loved this book! It had an amazing storyline and I couldn’t put it down.I think Cathy is one of the greatest authors (if not THE greatest) of all time and I can’t reccommend this book highly enough!!

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   Clover Moon

    Book Author:   Jacqueline Wilson

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Limerick

    I think this book is brilliant.I love all of Jacqueline Wilson’s books and the illustrations just about top it off.I would recommend this to eight year olds and up

    Star Rating: = Good

  • Book Title:   Adrian Mole

    Book Author:   Sue Townsend

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Clare

    It is probably one of the best books I have ever read. His dad is absolutely hilarious. My favourite part is when his dad goes to the the bank to get money so he can buy fags but has hardly any money so he roars “It was all that stupid vets bill” because he had not fed the dog so it cost a fortune.

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   My Sister Jodie

    Book Author:   Jacqueline Wilson

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Dublin

    It was a very good book, the end is very sad I felt like crying!!!!!!!

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   Daisy Star and the Pink Guitar

    Book Author:   Cathy Cassidy

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Wexford

    It was a good book with great descriptions. All the characters had fabulous personalities and none of them were alike which I liked very much. Overall a very good book.

    Star Rating: = Good

  • Book Title:   Percy Jackson and the last Olympian

    Book Author:   Rick Riordan

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Clare

    I really like it, especially the ending. Its a really great book if you are interested in Greek mythology. And even if you aren’t, it’s a great book, but I’d suggest that you read the other books in the series first because it’s the fifth one 😉

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   Tillys Pormose

    Book Author:   Linda Newbery

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Kilkenny

    It was a really good book and it was very intersing. I like the way it was about war and the nurse and had to survive against the Germans and about a gril who became a nurse when the war begain then went to France. It was a really good book. I really liked it.

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

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