How to Use the School Library

This week, we will be having refresher lessons on how to use our fabulous school library. Have you got any tips you would like to share with the other pupils on how to choose a good book?

What book have you enjoyed most recently? Why not write a book review and post it below? In your review, try to include:

  • The Title
  • The Author’s name
  • A brief summary of the story
  • Your favourite quote
  • Who would you recommend it to and why?


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47 Responses to How to Use the School Library

  1. Mr Noble says:

    Esio Trot (Tortoise spelt backwards of course).

    Many of you may of seen this Roald Dahl classic on television over the christmas holidays. I certainly did. My nephew enjoyed the story so much that her asked me to read him the book!

    Mr Hoppy is a shy and retiring man who’s his life and his plants, but most of all, Mrs Silver who lives in the apartment below him. They exchange pleasantries but thats about it. Unfortunately, all Mrs Silver’s affection goes to her little tortoise, Alfie. However she dearly wants little Alfie to grow bigger! Mr Hoppy thinks of a cunning plan to win her heart.
    My favourite part of the story is when Mr Hoppy is about to get caught exchanging tortoises’ by Mrs Silver. In his panic, he drops Alfie from the balcony! Will he survive? I’ll let you find out.
    My favourite character is undoubtedly Alfie, the poor old tortoise who gets taken away from his little house on the balcony.

    I would recommend this book to any Roald Dahl lovers who like an easy read and a true love story.

  2. Joshua.B says:

    My favorite type of books are those done by Adam Blade who has done two series of books: Beast Quest and Sea Quest. I love the adventure and the challenges that Tom and Elenna have to face in Beast Quest (Tom and Elenna are the main characters.) I know that some other people in the school also read Adam Blade books so its good to know that I have some people who have the same reading style as me and like what I like.

    I’ve already taken 5 of Adam Blade’s from the library so its nice to know that they are available. If you’re into adventures and suspense, then maybe you should try some of his books, you never know, you might like it!

  3. Edward.W says:

    One of my favourite authors has to be Anthony Horowitz. I like his action packed Alex Rider series. My favorite quote is “your never to young to die!”.
    Its about a boy called Alex and he gets recruited to be a secret agent. When working as a spy he gets himself into some intense and exiting situations. I would recommend it to action, army and spy lovers.

  4. Oliver.R says:

    The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett.
    Tiffany is stuck with thetas pictseys and has to stop dreams coming true.
    My favourite quote from the book is “The Wee free men is ‘ o waily waily!”.
    I would recommend this book to people who like fantasy books and those who have a good imagination.

  5. Michael F. says:

    The title of my book is ‘Billionaire Boy’ written by the fabulous David Walliams.
    My favourite part of the story is when all of billionaire boy’s friends wanted to
    go to his house on his dad’s helicopter. I would recommend it to a person my age (10).

  6. Jessie J says:

    Mr Gum by Andy Stanton.
    This book is about a horrible man called Mr Gum who does horrible things. I laughed at nearly every page! My favourite quote is “the truth is a lemon meringue”.
    I would recommend this book to children aged 6+ because my sister also reads them and loves it.

  7. Violet E. says:

    My faviroute book is called ‘Shadow’.
    If you like books about dogs you will like this. It is about a young boy called Aman who leaves his home because he has no food. My faviroute part is when Aman cries when granddad shows him a pic of his dog.

    I would recogmend this to year 3 and above. This story is so heart warming. It’s definitely worth a read1

  8. Claudia H. says:

    I have recently read a book called ‘A horse for Angel’. The author is Sarah Lean. This book is about a girl called Nell who has to go and stay with her Aunt and cousins for a while but gets attacked by a horse with an owner and they steal her case, full of memories of her father.

    If you are interested in this book, it is a adventure book and is quite emotional. I would recommend this book to 9+ and probably to girls.

  9. Rachel F. says:

    The book I’ve been reading was by Michael Morpurgo. It’s called War Horse.

    It’s about a horse who gets sold to a drunk man in an auction who did’nt really want him. He was just trying to annoy a rival farmer who was bidding on him. A strong friendship grows between the farmers son Albert and the horse which Albert called Joey. One day the rival farmer (who’s name is farmer Easton) declares a bet, Joey has to learn how to plough or he gets sold on to Farmer Easton, Joey has to learn how to plough and fast! I have reached the part where war has been declared and Joey has been sold to the army without Albert knowing. Albert finds out and says a sad goodbye… for now.

    I would really recommend this to children in year 3 and above.

  10. Evie G. says:

    My book is Billionaire Boy and the author is David Walliams. The story is about a boy called Joe and he sadly had a fight with another boy called Bob. Joe makes a new friend called Lauren. My favourite part of the story so far is when the cook, Mrs Trafe, gave Joe a roasted pile of blue tack. I recommend this for children 9 years old and above. The book is really funny and I can’t wait to finish it!

  11. Rebecca.P says:

    My book is War Horse written by Michel Morpurgo. It is about a horse that got sold by a man who had too many drinks.The man was supposed to buy a calf. Soon, he meets a boy named Albert. The whole story is written from the point of view of the horse. Here is an extract:
    “My earliest memories are a confusion of hilly fields and dark damp stables and rats that scampered along the beams above my head.”
    I recommend this book to all the upper Juniors and older . Read War Horse!

  12. Lauren H. says:

    I enjoyed the nine lives of montezeam.This amazing story is about a cat which has nine lives.

  13. Lauren H. says:

    I enjoyed the nine lives of Montezeam.This amazing story is about a cat which has nine lives.

  14. amelia.m says:

    Another book I am drawn to is ‘Mr Stink’ by David Walliams.
    Every time I read a David Walliams book I get drawn into it straight away because of his interesting style of writing.
    I love Mr Stink because it is about a girl (Chloe). Her mother is drawn to Chloe’s little sister (Annebell) because she is the littelist and the more active one.
    Chloe’s mother has always wanted to be an Member of Parliament but one of the things she suggested was that all tramps shood not be out in public because they are too smelly and don’t have suitable clothing. Then one day Chloe builds up the courage to talk to Mr Stink and lets Mr Stink in her mother’s house. Things go pear shaped!
    I recommend this book to people who like taking risks and laughing.

  15. Sophie.Galton says:

    Charlie and the chocolate factory
    This faboulous book is written by the wonderful author Roald Dahl. I reccommend it to children from year 3 to year 6.

    “This is charlie Bucket. He lives in a small house with six other people.
    Hello how do you do? How old are you? It’s very nice to meet you. Charlie is very excited to see you.”

    I really do recommend you all read it as Charlie has an incredible journey in the chocolate factory. Have any of you read or seen the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? It’s amazing and all of the teachers would like it too!I also recommend it to a friend.

  16. Sophie.Galton says:

    I have recently read ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.
    This faboulous book is written by the wonderful author Roald Dahl. I reccommend it to children from year 3 to year 6.

    Charlie Bucket lives in a small house with 6 other people. When Charlie finds the golden ticket every child in the world is craving for, a fantastic heart warming adventure begins.

    I really do recommend you all to read it as Charlie has an incredible journey in the chocolate factory. Have any of you read or seen the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? It’s amazing and all of the teachers would like it too!

  17. Katelyn.L says:

    The last book I read was called ‘Dinosaurs in Disguise’.
    The book is written by Jeanne Willis and it’s about a dinosaur family called the Stigstons who live in the up town area close to the carnivores. Uncle Loops has lost his precious hat and he calls it the ‘Jurassic Classic’. There are lot’s of laugh out loud moments. The book is full of adventure and fun and the characters are funny and brave (well some of them). The story is based around Darwin and Dippy Egg who go missing and a search party tries to find them. However, they must be careful as the carnivors are around to! What will happen to Darwin and Dippy Egg?
    I would recommend this book people who like a light hearted, fun adventure story.

  18. Jessica B says:

    The book which is my favourite and the funniest book is …. FANTASTIC MR FOX By Roald Dahl.

  19. Skye H says:

    I have recently read a book called ‘Storm the Lightning Fairy’. The author of this book is called Daisy Meadows and she writes all of the Fairy books. Storm the Lightning Fairy can’t stop the sky from fizzing without her glittery Lightning feather. Rachel an Kirsty must lend a hand before a loose lightning bolt causes terrible trouble. I recommend this book to children aged 7 years and up. Boys and girls can enjoy this book because it is light hearted and fun!

  20. Ben.F says:

    My favourite book is Harry Potter and The Philosopher Stone.
    He is a young boy called Harry who does not knew he is a wizard. His mum and dad were killed by a evil man called Tom Riddle. His mean aunt and uncle hate Harry and wizards.They tell Harry his parents have died in a car crash. As Harry goes to his new school, Hogwarts, he discovers the truth. He makes two new friends called Ron and Hermione.
    I recommend this book to someone who likes adventure and thriller stories.

  21. amelia.m says:

    The book I am drawn to is The Secret Seven.
    I have not quite finished it yet but I am getting there and it gets more exciting each time I pick it up.
    The book is written by Enid Blyton.
    She also writes other fantastic books.
    I would recommend this book for people who love an adventure story

  22. Sulis.H says:

    I have really enjoyed reading War Horse by Michael Morpurgo. It is about a horse who tells the story from his point of view. The story begins with Albert’s father getting drunk and out of spite, buys a horse called Joey. Albert loves the horse and names him Joey, but his mum and dad are not so keen.
    My favourite part is when Albert reluctantly waves his whip and constantly shouts at Joey. What Joey doesn’t know is that it is for his own good. Warhorse is a great book and I recomend it for those who like adventure books and horses.

  23. Elissa F says:

    My book report is on a book called the Nautiest girl,
    I recommend it as there is lots of disergreement and becoming Best friends the book is on a girl who is very rich and her nany goes away and she has to go to school and she declares to her mother she will be so naughty she will be sent back home and she finds out the school she goes to is weird….

  24. Daisy.W says:

    Confestion of a shopaholic

    Confession of a shopaholic is a book on a lady called Rebecca Bloomwood who loves shopping but is in serious debt. She also got an ex boyfriend who works for a bank but he is trying to get her to pay up but she thinks he’s stalking her. I really like how it’s about what I like (shopping) but I also love how it got humour but not adult humour but not babyish humour. I would recommend this to a girl year six but not any one younger as got a little bad langue. : )

  25. Zara G says:

    I have recently read a emotional book called Shadow by Micheal Morpurgo.It is about a young boy who met a dog called Shadow and went on an adventure.The young boy is in jail telling this story.My favorite bit was when the young boy (Aman)broke out of jail because of a strong friendship.I recommend this for year 5 and 6 .In addition i hope you enjoy it as much as i did.

  26. Samuel C says:

    A few weeks ago i read the 747 book it was a great book and i really enjoyed it.The layout was good and it was easy to find a curtain chapter in the Boeing history . This made it existing to read and review . The sentences were in great detail and were very complex to read that’s why i don’t recommend people under seven reading it . But it is great for people of an older age group . It was also very informal to the reader if they can get there head around the text .In all i found it very informal to my knowledge bank and i hope it can help other people. Also it is very good quality and can last for years on end .

  27. Gary P says:

    I have been reading Gold of the Gods(wrote by Bear Gryles) and is about 13 year old survivalist who parents died and now lives with his uncle.He must try to return a ancient gold toad amulet before time runs out…

  28. Joseph W says:

    Keith and I have really enjoyed reading the amazing book of The Hobbit by the mind blowing author J.R.R Tolkin who is an amazing fantasy book writer. The reason we have got into his amazing books is because we have experienced his flabbergasting films, the Lord of the Rings which is an awesome fantasy film which is very suitable for y6s and y5s. In conclusion we both think this is the true master of story telling.

    By Joseph and Keith

  29. Amelia T says:

    My best book I had read so far is called ‘ The time spell ‘ .Unfortunately it is a 9+ but it is a very good book . I not going to tell you to much so u can read it yourself and find out. There two children who find a cat called …… Who is magic. The cat takes Lauren (one of the two children) goes back in time and lands on the titanic and met some friends . Lauren tried to save everyone who was on the titanic . There is much more .

  30. Elissa F says:

    I have been reading shapeshifter written by Ali sparkes

    It is a amazing book based on children who are fighting to keep there biggest secret and to protect there much loved school the head Teacher is nice.Too Nice.

  31. Mia.Cronin says:

    I have recently read a book (well a diary) called Polly price’s secret diary. I would recommend it for 9 year old to 12 y ear old it is about this girl who goes to France with her mum to visit her boyfriends family. When they arrive it all wrong! This book is full of romance and adventure.

  32. Lawrence.T says:

    war horse
    war horse is a great adventure for children who love ficshion and non ficshion war horse leaves you half way off your seat i would recomend this book to maney children in this school, i also cant waite to for anouther book like this one.

  33. Eve C says:

    I am currently reading a series of Ruby Redford books and I am really,really enjoying them! I have already read ‘Look into my eyes’ , ‘take your last breath’ , ‘ the Ruby Redford survival guide’ and I am currently reading ‘catch your death’ . All of these adventurous stories are by Lauren Child who also wrote the well-known ‘Charlie and Lola’ books, they were so successful that they were made into a television series for younger children. Anyway, All of the Ruby Redford books I thoroughly enjoyed because once you open up the cover, Ruby is having some incredible adventures as a secret agent! It is one of those books where you read one sentence and never want to put down that book! Well done Lauren Child!!! I would definitely rate this book 5 star ⭐️
    Eve c

  34. Bailey S says:

    The world of Norm
    this book is a comady book about a boy who finds himself naked in a supermaket and is dragged out of the shop by his dad who is a
    sicurity gard.

    Bailey and Harry

  35. Thomas P says:

    I have been reading a book billionaire boy it is really funny it is by David Wallims it is about a boy who is really rich and all he wants is a friends… I would recomend it 10 stars

  36. Katie W says:

    A book I really enjoyed reading was Best Friends by Jacqueline Wilson.

    It was about two girls who were the best of friends but had very different personality’s, one is a real girly girl and loves shoes and fashion and the other is a tom-boy who loves football and getting muddy . One day Alice ( the girly girl ) realized she was moving away to Scotland because of her dad’s job and they try running away to protect Alice from going away. the thing Jenny ( the tom-boy ) doesn’t realize is maybe Alice does want to move away.

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to all children in ks2. I would say girls should read this because its not really something I think a boy would enjoy reading.

    I hope this has inspired you to read some Jacqueline Wilson books.

  37. Jasmine B says:

    I have recently red the book called the cat named Bob and the author has inspired me to read more of his books. I have recommended that year 4 to year 6 would be a great book. It’s about a cat named Bob and has been left on a doorstep and has been abandon from its family the cat named ( Bob ) needs a home…..

  38. Lucie G says:

    My book I have chosen The Hunger Games by Suzzane Collins

    This book inspires me because the acting is really realistic and they really show their emotions! This based on Romance and war. There at two main characters called (Peter and Katniss Everden) which are in love and they go to war together after being chosen out of a pot. Prim rose (Katniss’ younger sister) got chose for the hunger games at first so Katniss stepped in a fought for her.

    If you are inteaged in this please read the book as she is a huge success around the world.

  39. abigail.connor says:

    My favrite book has to be Thoutwaite inheritance a thriller and funny story. It is about a brother and sister who have no mother or father because of their mysterious death, I love the Arthur because she always makes me want to read on, and that is a great quality in an author.But half way through the story something happens which is unexpected which will make you left on a cliff hanger. I would suggest my age group ( 9-10 year olds) to read this book as it is a bit scary.

  40. George W says:

    I am currently reading How to train your dragon by Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III
    And the author is Cressida Cowel!Part of the blurb says ‘Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword fighter ,a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking hero that ever lived!’This brought me to loving this book at the 31st page already!I would rate this book 5 stars out of 5 stars!

  41. Amy B says:

    My favrouite book is called ‘school according to Humphrey’

    This an extremely good book about a class hamster who has just come back from the summer holidays and he gets very confused about his new class and wonders where his old class is, he finally understand where they are! This book is all about making new friends I would defiantly rate this 5star out of 5

    By Amy

  42. Ella M says:

    I have really enjoyed reading The Billion Air Boy by David Walliams. Because it’s about a million air boy who has a billion pounds and is trying to keep it a secret at his new school but it doesn’t stay a secret for long.I would recommend this to younger and older children because it is a hilarious book and some parts really made me laugh.To find out more about this book try it your self by reading it .I would rate this book five stars out of five.

  43. Thomas P says:

    I have been reading Harry potter it is magical and it is by j.k Rowling it is amazing my fave carictor is Harry potter (Daniel Radcliffe) I would vote 10 stars

  44. Thomas P says:

    I have really enjoyed reading house of secrets it amazing for those who like adventures it is about 3 children who go on amazing adventures it is amazing i would vote it 10 stars

  45. Rachel F. says:

    I really enjoyed reading the ‘Nine Lives of Montezuma’ about a cat with nine lives and who gets into all sorts o mischief!!!!! 🙂 🙂

  46. Jessie J says:

    My favourite book is called my story there are lots of them each by a different author my favourite one was based in the tower of London called Bloody Tower the diary of Tilly Middeltone. The story is about a girl who lives in the tower of London in the tudor times where people fight for different queens and there reliogons . I would recommend these books to kids who like history and don’t mind a little bit of gory

  47. Rachel F. says:

    Another book I am reading is ‘shapeshifter “finding the fox” it is a fun exiting book when a boy finds out he can turn into a fox Dax ( the boy that can turn into a fox) gets sent to a special school but when Dax finds out the headteacher got a secret. I had a lot of fun reading this book.

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