Aishnn’s book review

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Franseca Cavallo

This is a very inspirational book of true stories about rebellious women who stood up for their rights and equality. Featured are sports women, scientists, ballerinas, musicians, artists, explorers, mathematicians, and royalty. Illustrations of these women are by a collection of female artists.

My opinion on this book is very strong, just like these amazing women who have changed this world, allowing opportunities for females that never existed before. This is an absolutely incredible book, and my favourite person is Malala Yousafzai. Malala is a young activist with a very inspirational story. She stood up for the education of females and got shot in the head but survived and is still fighting for that education today.

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful” Malala Yousafzai

I recommend this book to all genders at any age. For a star rating I would give it 20,000 stars out of 5.

Emily’s book review


Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney

“Why did he ditch me?!” Hard Luck is another one of those Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. This book is where Rowley Jefferson ditches Greg and becomes friends with Abigail. The blurb reads:

Greg Heffley’s on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and change his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg’s life destined to be just another hard luck story?

This book contains 218 pages (217 for the entire book, 1 for acknowledgments and about the author). Greg’s four aunts are Aunt Cakey, Aunt Gretchen, Aunt Veronica and Aunt Audra.(this is mentioned in the story) The cover is Greg Heffley trying to protect himself by Magic 8 Balls.

So next time you are in the library trying to find something to borrow, borrow Hard Luck.

Abbey’s book review


The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey

The Bad Guys is a funny book about four bad guys Mr Wolf, Mr Shark, Mr Snake and Mr Piranha, who want to be good guys so Mr Wolf comes up with a great plan to break two hundred dog’s out of a maximum security dog pound. Mr Wolf runs into problems when his three friends are distracted and just want to eat.

I really like the book. It shows that just because someone has a bad reputation doesn’t mean that they can’t do good things. Mr Wolf was very much a bad guy but decided he wanted to change who he was. The book also shows that even though you have good intentions and try and do the right things sometimes things can go wrong. There were many times throughout the book that Mr Wolf was very frustrated.
I would recommend this book because the story was interesting and the characters were easy to relate to. One of the parts that I liked about the book was all four characters were very different in personality and they all experienced different emotions. A highlight of the book was the illustrations which were drawn with a lot of humour and made it enjoyable to read.

Andrew’s book review



The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valentine

This book has been a great experience for me as September goes exploring in fairyland, trying to get a witch her spoon back after arriving with the Green Wind and swimming to Riches beach.

The characters are September, Green Wind, A-L, Saturday, The Marquess and Death along with the 3 witches.

September had to travel into a dark forest with Saturday and A-L. meeting Death along the way because the evil Marquess refused to give her the spoon, because the 3 witches deserved to have their wizard brothers and witch sisters to be killed by her panther.

I recommend this book to anyone interested in exploration and exciting endings. I have really enjoyed this book so give me your opinion for I hope you like it to.

Banjo’s book review


The BFG by Roald Dahl

The BFG is one of those books where you just want to read some more. The books about a little girl called Sophie who’s an orphan in an orphanage. One night the town and orphanage was quiet. A little bit too quiet. As she looks out the window she see’s a black tall and thin figure go past. She hides under her blankets and has a little peep to see that a long pale arm was reaching for her. The BFG grabs her and takes her back to his enormous cavern. Sophie was really scared at this point until she finds out he’s the Big Friendly Giant, BFG. The end involves some help to get rid of the terrible giants on the island where the BFG lives.

This book would get a five out of five rating like any other amazing Roald Dahl books. I would recommend this book for years 5 and 6.

Emily M’s book review

img_8063Lizzie Nonsense by Jan Ormerod

This book that I have read in the library is fantastic, it is called Lizzie Nonsense and it is written by Jan Ormerod. The illustrations are incredible and the words and pictures just take you away into the story. The blurb reads:

‘When Papa takes the sandalwood he has cut into town, it is fifty miles along sand tracks by horse and cart, and he will be away a long time. Then Lizzie and Mama and baby are all alone in the little house in the bush. Lizzie is always playing and pretending. She is always dreaming. “Lizzie nonsense!” Her Mama calls it.’

Once I read this book I felt how she felt and I could just imagine what it would be like to be all alone in the bush without my Dad. I hope you all liked reading my book review and comment below what any other book you would like me to do!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!:)

Chloe’s book review


Old Tom’s Holiday Leigh Hobbs

Old Tom loves relaxing but the problem is that Tom has to do hard work around the house and his mum Angela Throgmorton and when Tom is having breakfast his mum received some exciting new that Angela had won a luxury holiday and Angela was thrilled. Angela seemed to be on the move all the time, flew in planes, she caught trains, she sailed on ships and she was chauffeured in cars. Angela had afternoon tea in an exclusive cafe. I think this is a good book for stage k-6 and I’m rating this **********10/10

Bronwyn’s book review

img_7994Stuff Happens: Ethan by Oliver Phommavanh

To start off I have to say that this book, once I read it, it became my all time favourite. I absolutely love this book because you get to explore what it’s like to be Ethan and when he thought his best friend had ditched him for the boys who played handball he found out that all he was doing was trying new things. In the end Ethan even learned how to play handball. Moral of story: don’t think the worst of people until you know the truth.

Stuff happens sometimes
Everyday stuff
At school, at home,with
With mates.
For Ethan it happened
When he thought
His best friend didn’t
Like him

Mile’s book review


Big Nate by Lincoln Pierce

Reviewed by Miles Punch

The average 6th grader can do their homework WITHOUT cartooning all over it.

The average 6th grader doesn’t have a Satan look-alike as a social studies teacher.

The average 6th grader doesn’t have a psycho for a coach.

According to the last paragraph, Nate Wright is not the average 6th grader


This series follows the life of Nate Wright, a boy with not the absolute best luck.

In the series he has to compete with two things, Jefferson, the annoying school always competing with them and Marcus, The PS. 38 trendsetter.


Nate has three true friends,

Francis, the nerd that knows just about EVERYTHING (and more)

Chad, Chad is Nate’s friend, who plays the oboe and knows snack foods like nobody else

And Teddy, the boy who finds Nate just weird a touch, but, is still friends with him.

Then there’s Gina who gets A + for Annoying (A) and more (+) She’s an absolute pain to everyone, but Mrs Godzilla frey.

In this series, there are nine books, which means 9 times the fun!

I loved this series for its humour and comedy, but also the life-true references such as; Antique Roadshow, Al’s Auto Glass and Krazy Kone.

The great thing about this series is, you can read it over again and it’s still great.

The only part I didn’t like was the setting, America!

This series is great and 100% recommended to any kids who love Diary of a Wimpy Kid!

Cameron’s book review


Tom the Outback Mailman by Kristin Weidenbach

Big Tom Kruse had to deliver mail in the outback but it started to rain and his truck couldn’t cross the river. He hired a boat and went back and forth loading up another truck until the job was done.

I liked Tom the Outback Mailman because it is a true story about the Australian outback. Tom is very clever because he solves problems on his mail run.

I would recommend this book for children from k to 6.

Braydon’s book review


Ride, Ricardo, Ride! by Phil Cummings and Shane Devries

Ride, Ricardo, Ride! was the book I chose to read and do a book review on. The book is written by Phil Cummings and Shane Devries.

Every day Ricardo rides his bike around the village and until one day he no longer is able to ride his bike. Ricardo’s dad is taken by the shadows which represent soldiers invading the local town.

I would recommend this book to all students as it is a very enjoyable book to read. However, the book made me very sad because Ricardo loses his dad and is no longer able to ride his bike.

Bella’s book review


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix J.K.Rowling

If you’re a Harry Potter fan or are interested then you should read this book! The back says, Dumbledore lowered his bands and surveyed Harry through his half moon glasses. “It is time,” he said, “for me to tell you what I should have told you five years ago. Harry please sit down. I am going to tell you everything.” And he had had five years in Hogwarts school. Maybe if you read the book you’ll figure out what he was going to say.

Leonardo’s book review


Phasmid by Rohan Cleave

The book I read and chose to do a review on is Phasmid Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect by Rohan Cleave and Coral Tulloch.

Phasmid tells the story of the life of the Lord Howe Island stick insect. Phasmids life changes when a ship runs over ground on the coral reef releasing black rats. The rats are so hungry that they eat most of the stick insects. There are only 30 left on the island. Somehow they get to a close by island called Balls Pyramid. Scientists are unsure how they got there and miraculously stumble across them by mistake.

I recommend reading this book because it is very informative and taught me a lot of the Lord Howe Island stick insect. The illustrations all throughout the book are amazing. I give this book 8/10. This book is suitable for scientists and people interested in insects and living things.

Elly’s book review


‘One Step at a Time’ by Jane Jolly and Sally Heinrich

‘One Step at a Time’ by Jane Jolly and Sally Heinrich tells the story of a little boy called Luk, and an elephant called Mali, in the jungle.

Mali the elephant reaches for banana’s which are at the top of a tree, until… BOOM, a landmine blows Mali’s leg off and that’s already quite sad.

I think this book would be great for young and old people because it has great illustrations and is a wonderful book about friendships.