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Laila’s review of ‘To Be a Cat’ by Matt Haig

Today’s Top Pick From Year 6 is from Laila, who has chosen To Be a Cat by Matt Haig as her favourite book.

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What is the book about?

A boy named Barney is having a rough time because his dad is missing and his headmistress is acting very mean to Barney. Just when his life couldn’t get any worse, he wakes up one morning and discovers that he’s a cat.

Who would like this book?

This book would be suitable for animal/adventure lovers. This book would be good for ages 8-11.

Would you recommend this book?

I would recommend this book because it has a bit of suspense and adventures.

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Nell’s favourite story – Moon Riders

Today’s third book review is by Nell, in Year 6. She has chosen Theresa Tomlinson’s novel The Moon Riders as the book she would recommend to friends.

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What is the book about?

The book is about a girl who travels to places to dance and hunt. She goes on a lot of adventures with her friend, a Trojan princess.

Who would like this book?

Ages 9 to adults. People who like Greek myths and warriors.

Would you recommend this book?

I would recommend this book because it has fun and adventure.

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Samuel picks Tom Gates as his top pick!

Continuing in our series of top picks by Year 6 (ooh, that rhymes!) here is Samuel’s review of Liz Pichon’s hilarious Tom Gates, A Tiny Bit Lucky.

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What’s the book about?

Tom’s dad wants to make a kite to get ‘fresh air’ but he has to practise with the band.

Who would like this book?

I would say children aged 8 to 14.

Would you recommend this book?

Yes and I would rate it 5 out of 5 stars because it’s kinda like my friends’ school life.

Thank you, Samuel. I’ll try to scan in your amazing drawing of Tom Gates soon!

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Tracy Beaker is Lydia’s top choice

Yesterday, children in Year 6 were encouraged to write a review of their favourite books. Within fifteen minutes, I had several great reviews, and I thought I’d start sharing them with you right away!

The first is from Lydia, who chose The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson as her top choice. Over to you, Lydia…

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What the book is about

Tracy Beaker is about a really funny girl that lives in a care home but she was also naughty as well, like when she went into Adele’s bedroom and put her make-up on without asking.

Who would like this book?

I think it would be suitable for ages six to ten.

Would you recommend this book?

I would recommend this book to my best friends because they are always up to something mysterious!