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Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Slime
Author: David Walliams

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by: Jack H. Year 6
Rating: 4 stars

Recommendation:
Anyone who enjoys David Walliams

Summary/ content
To call Ned ordinary would be wrong, he was extraordinary.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Author: J.K.Rowling

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by: Jack H. Year 6
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Anyone who enjoys Harry Potter.

Summary/ content
It is Harry's seventh year at Hogwarts and he knows that Voldemort and his Death Eaters are not far behind. The Dark Lord is spreading fear into everything Harry loves, and stop him, Harry will have to destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Demigods and Magicians
Author:Rick Riordan

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by: JC, Year 6
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
People who like Percy Jackson and ancient Egyptian magic

Summary/ content
Short book with only 213 pages but great read! Magic meets mythology in this explosive trilogy of short stories.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Rhinos don't eat pancakes
Author: Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by: Bethany R, EYFS
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
It's a very funny story and I really like the end. Anyone who likes a story with a surprise at the end!

Summary/ content
A purple, pancake-eating Rhino visits Daisy at her house. But no one ever listens to Daisy, so they don' know he is there.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Alex Rider Nightshade
Author: Rick Riordan

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by JC, Year 6
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Thanks Jack. I challenge Benji Blakey to read this next!

Summary/ content
Alex Rider is sent on a secret mission that only him, his carer and bosses know about. When he's close finding valuable information MI6 is shut down. Can he stop Nightshade on his own?
Anyone in year 5 and 6 would enjoy reading this book if they like spies and danger.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Fing
Author: David Walliams

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by RC, Year 4
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I recommend this book to children who like a mystery and a laugh.

Summary/ content
This book is about a young girl called Myrtle she had lovely parents but if Myrtle didn't get her way she would scream.
she had every thing but she wanted a Fing.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Julian is a mermaid
Author: Jessica Love

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by CE, EYFS
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
It's for everyone who believes they can be whatever they want to be, and the pictures are great.

Summary/ content
It' about a boy called Julian who dreams about becoming a mermaid.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Brain Freeze
Author: Tom Fletcher

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by RC, Year 4
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I recommend this book to people who enjoy magical adventures.

Summary/ content
Its about a girl called Izzy who loves ice cream. Her Grandfather was an ice cream man. He told her all sorts of stories, Izzy wondered if they were true stories. Are the stories true? Read the book to find out more.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Eliza Boom's Diary, My Fizz-Tastic Investigation
Author: Emily Gale

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by RC, Year 4
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I recommend this book to people that enjoy missions and spy work.

Summary/ content
Eliza Boom's Diary is a bouncy fun story and it just keeps getting better and better. She enjoys a Fizz-tastic investigation.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Alex Rider Nightshade
Author: Anthony Horowitz

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by JH, Year 6
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Josh Cresswell

Summary/ content
When a secret agent is ruthlessly killed in Brazil, Alex Rider is sent to infiltrate a deadly organisation known only as Nightshade. But as he gets closer to the truth, MI6 is suddenly shut down and the fate of an entire city now rests on Alex's hands.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Little Miss Tidy
Author: Roger Hargreaves

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by SH, Year 3
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Younger children who like mr men and little miss.

Summary/ content
Well she is not a tidy person at all..



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Little Miss Chatterbox
Author: Roger Hargreaves

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by SH, Year 3
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Younger children who like mr men and little miss.

Summary/ content
A character called little miss chatterbox who always chats too much.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: The worst thing about my sister.
Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Megan A, Year 6
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend this book to upper school because it is about a year four and a year six.

Summary/ content
The book is about two sisters called Martina and Melissa. They always argue and when they have to share together things get even worse. Near the end of the book, something happens to Melissa and Martina feels terrible about it. You'll have to read it to find out what else happens.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: When good geeks go bad.
Author: Catherine Wilkins


Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Megan A, Year 6
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I think I would recommend this book to year five and year sixes because it may be about thirteen year olds but you can really connect with the characters whereas younger children wouldn't.

Summary/ content
This book is about a girl called Ella who is thirteen. She always used to be good and was never naughty, but ever since Olivia had insulted her shoes Ella had started to disobey people and go out at night when she shouldn't. She had thought being good hasn't got her anywhere so why not be bad.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Mr Impossible
Author: Roger Hargreaves

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by SH, Year 3
Rating: 4 stars

Recommendation:
Younger children who like mr men and little miss.

Summary/ content
Mr.Impossible is a impossible guy who can do impossible things.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Susie the Sapphire Fairy
Author:Sarah Creese

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by CE, EYFS
Rating: 4 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend it to Isabella (maple) because I think she's a fan of fairies.

Summary/ content
It's about a girl who gets asked to leave her sports team because her friends think she's too bossy.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title:The Adventures of Mr Pink Whistle
Author: Enid Blyton

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by E. Year 3
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend this book to boys and girls of age 7-10 because there are stories for everybody.

Summary/ content
This is a collection of little stories about Mr Pink-Whistle and how he helped other children. This is one of my mummy's old books from when she was a little girl and I loved it.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: I love that Minifigure
Author: DK/LEGO

Fiction or non-fiction: Non-fiction
Reviewed by JH, Year 6
Rating: 3 stars

Recommendation:
Anyone who enjoys LEGO minifigure collecting.

Summary/ content
Meet the first LEGO pirate, a C-3PO made with real gold, and even a guy dressed as a hot dog!


Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Fantastic Beasts and where to find them
Author: J.K.Rowling

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by JH, Year 6
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Anyone who reads Harry Potter.

Summary/ content
This book is an essential companion to theHarry Potter series. It tells you everything you need to know about the magical creatures in the Harry Potter series.


Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Revolting Joke Book
Author: Roald Dahl

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by SH, Year 3
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend to kids who like funny books




Chesterton Primary School
Book title: LEGO Star Wars character encyclopaedia updated and expanded
Author: DK/LEGO/Star Wars

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by JH, Year 6
Rating: 3 stars

Recommendation:
Anyone who enjoys Star Wars

Summary/ content
The full collection of LEGO Star Wars minifigures all in one place!


Chesterton Primary School
Book title: LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes character encyclopaedia updated and expanded
Author: DK/LEGO/Star Wars

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by JH, Year 6
Rating: 3 stars

Recommendation:
Anyone who enjoys DC.

Summary/ content
Enter the awesome world of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes, including Batman and Superman and their many friends and foes!



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: The Kane Chronicles
Author: Rick Riordan

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by JC - Year 6
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Year 5 & 6. Anyone who likes to read about Adventure, Magic, and Comedy.

Summary/ content
This Trilogy is action packed and exciting. I read all 3 books back to back. It made me laugh out loud and had me on the edge of my seat/bed.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Tom Gates Everything's Amazing
Author: L Pichon

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Barney T, Year 2
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Beech class and ash class




Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Wizenard Series
Author: Kobe Bryant

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by WI, Year 3
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
This book would be good for someone who likes basketball.

Summary/ content
I have read books 1 and 2 so far, they are about a basketball team who get a new coach who is magical!



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Say cheese and die
Author: R.L Stine

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by BI, Year 4
Rating: 4 stars

Recommendation:
I would but I prefer other Goosebumps books

Summary/ content
It's about 4 friends who go into a creepy house and they find a old camera. They take a photo with the camera and in reality, one of the friends is posing but in the photo he is falling. But then 3 seconds later, he actually falls...



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: The LEGO ideas book you can build anything
Author: DK/ Lego
Fiction or non-fiction: Non-fiction
Reviewed by Jack H, Year 6
Rating: 4 stars

Recommendation:
Children who are obsessed with building LEGO and are more independent.

Summary/ content
This is a handy guide to building successful LEGO models.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: How The Body Works
Author: DK
Fiction or non-fiction: Non-fiction
Reviewed by Jack H, Year 6
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend this book to children who enjoy learning about the human body.

Summary/ content
This book is good for learning about the human body without any unnecessary or disturbing diagrams.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Author: J.K.Rowling
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Jack H, Year 6
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would probably recommend this book for older children who are into magical stories.

Summary/ content
It is Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts. Secrets and Suspicion are spreading throughout the wizarding world and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark. He will need true friends and powerful magic as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: How Science Works
Author: DK
Fiction or non-fiction: Non-fiction
Reviewed by Jack H, Year 6
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend this book to children who enjoy Science in all areas (Biology, Chemistry and Physics).

Summary/ content
This book mentions: Space, Matter, Life and much more.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: LEGO Christmas Ideas
Author: DK/LEGO
Fiction or non-fiction: Non-fiction
Reviewed by Jack H, Year 6
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
If you are someone who enjoys building LEGO and is festive all year round, then this is the book for you..

Summary/ content
This book is packed with ideas to keep you thinking if you have enough Christmas decorations.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Freckle Juice
Author: Judy Blume
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by SH, Year 3
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I recommend this book to children who are the same age as me , boys & girls. Also children who like funny stories.

Summary/ content
A boy who wants freckles. A friend of his gave him a secret recipe to get freckles.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Knowledge Encyclopedia - The World As You've Never Seen It Before
Author: DK
Fiction or non-fiction: Non-fiction
Reviewed by SH, Year 3
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Children (boys & girls) my age.


Summary/ content
This book has amazing facts and pictures about Space, Earth, Nature, Human Body, Science and History.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: The Call of the Wild
Author: Jack London
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by HLF, Year 2
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend this book to my class, Ash, because it is a lovely story about a strong, friendly and humongous dog. I also recommend seeing the movie as well!

Summary/ content
The story is about a dog called Buck. He is captured and forced to work as a sled puller. A man called John Thornton comes to rescue him from the evil Charles and his team. Buck learns how to survive in a gruelling world.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Knitbone Pepper Ghost Dog The Silver Phantom
Author: Claire Barker
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by HLF, Year 2
Rating: 4 stars

Recommendation:
I would definitely reccomend this book to all of Lower School because it is a great book and I think everyone will enjoy it.

Summary/ content
This book is about a the Silver Phantom Plane landing at Starcross Hall. Knitbone and his friends, the SOS, go and explore. Inside the Phantom Plane they find Martin's beloved man, who is a ghost too. The two friends together only make one thing, michief!



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: I am Inventing an Invention
Author: Charlie and Lola
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by MW, Year 1
Rating: 4 stars

Recommendation:
Recommend to both both and girls probably in year 1 or year 2.

Summary/ content
It was funny book, with some important parts. Lola sometimes has some silly ideas but Charlie is always their to help her especially with the new invention.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Demon Dentist
Author: David Walliams
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by CJl, Year 3
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Ash class and older since it FREAKED me out.

Summary/ content
It's about a boy called Alfie and a girl called Gabz. One day a strange dentist comes to their town.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Author: J.K.Rowling
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Jack Happell, Year 6
Rating: 4 stars

Recommendation:
I would probably recommend this book to older children who are into magical stories.

Summary/ content
It is Harry's fifth year at Hogwarts and dark times have come to the wizarding world even Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry must allow professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: LEGO NINJAGO character encyclopaedia updated and expanded
Author: J.K.Rowling
Fiction or non-fiction: Non-fiction
Reviewed by Jack Happell, Year 6
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend this book to children who like NINJAGO but can't remember their names or don't know them.

Summary/ content
Meet all of the LEGO NINJAGO minifigures from brave ninja to Nindroids and Sky Pirates!



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Author: J.K.Rowling
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Jack Happell, Year 6
Rating: 4 stars

Recommendation:
I would probably recommend this book for older children who are into magical stories.

Summary/ content
It is Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts and the Triwizard Tournament is being held and is only for wizards over the age of seventeen, but that doesn't stop Harry from dreaming that he will enter. And he is amazed to find that he is in the tournament! Can Harry make his way through the tournament alive?...



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Molly Rogers Pirate Girl
Author: Cornelia Funke
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by CE. EYFS
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I think the boys will like it because they might not know girls can be pirates as well.




Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Silver The Magic Snow Pony
Author: Sarah Kilbride & Sophie Tilley
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Georgina Hales, EYFS
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
All of my friends in reception (mainly the girls!)

Summary/ content
Princess Evie goes on a snowy adventure and ice skating at Lake Perla.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Author: J.K.Rowling
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Jack Happell, Year 6
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would probably recommend this book for older children who are into magical stories.

Summary/ content
On Harry's eleventh birthday a big giant of a man, called Hagrid comes and tells Harry that he is a wizard and has a place at Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Sharing a shell
Author: Julia Donaldson
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Max Gardner, EYFS
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Everyone who likes the beach.

Summary/ content
This book is about a crab finding a home and a blob and a sea worm! My favourite bit was when they moved house. The book reminded me of our holiday in Ibiza.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Evie and the animals
Author: Matt Haig
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Emily, Year 4
Rating: 4 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend ages 7-12 because of it's thrilling tale that gives you a lot of cliff-hangers.

Summary/ content
Evie lives with her dad in England she seems like a normal girl but she has a secret. The man that killed her mother is back and Evie has to do what she can to stop him..



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: My Amazing Dad
Author: Ross Collins
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by C-J, Year 3
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Maple, Beach and Ash kids that like crocodiles and other animals

Summary/ content
It's about a crocodile who has no idea what his father does best. In the end he realised that his father was good at everything.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Author: J.K.Rowling
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Jack Happell, Year 6
Rating: 3 stars

Recommendation:
I would probably recommend this book for older children who are into magical stories.

Summary/ content
It is Harry's third year at Hogwarts and Harry is hearing whispers in the corridors and then... The attacks start to happen! Students are found as though turned into stone.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Little Miss Wise
Author: Roger Hargreaves
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Sophie Happell, Year 3
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Young children who like the mr men and little miss stories.

Summary/ content
This is a story about little miss wise, who is very, very, very wise.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Secret Weapon
Author: DAnthony Horowitz
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Josh, Year 6
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Jack Happell! And any other Year 5/6 children who like action books. Is a bit scary in places, but is a great book.

Summary/ content
This book contains 7 mini stories involving Alex Rider. The last story is a tiny bit scary.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Birthday Boy
Author: David Baddiel
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Benjamin Isaac, Year 5
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would definitley recommend this book because its fun and action packed

Summary/ content
A boy called Sam has is birthday but near the end of his birthday he spots a shooting star and he wishes for his birthday to be every day. The story is about him having his birthday every day but then he starts to regret it.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban
Author: J.K.Rowling
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Jack Happell, Year 6
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would probably recommend this book for older children who are into magical stories.

Summary/ content
It is Harry's third year at Hogwarts and escaped mass-murderer Sirius Black-who is a follower of Lord Voldemort-is on the run and some say he is after Harry. But maybe the most scary things are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Good-night stories for rebel girls
Author: Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Sophie Happell , Year 3
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
My friends because a lot of them are interested by these people.

Summary/ content
It is about 100 different women who changed the world in different ways.This includes: Queen Elizabeth I; Amelia Earhart; Coco Chanel; Ashley Fiolek and Rosa Parks.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: The mystery of Haunted Farm
Author: Elys Dolan
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Edie Wells, EYFS
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend to boys and girls in Maple, Beech and maybe Ash class as well.

Summary/ content
This is a very funny book if a little weird. It is about a farmer who's hiding a secret but he doesn't know the secret.



Chesterton Primary School
Book title: Snug
Author: Michael Morpugo
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by David C
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Just worth reading yourself first in case you have a sensitive child.

Summary/ content
This is a lovely book, typical Michael Morpurgo, beautifully written, honest and not at all twee! I realised half way through that there was going to be a twist at the end.


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