Category Archives: 4 Star

These are the books we rated 4 star.

Pinocchio By Carlo Collodi

Rating:****

Age: 10+

Poor little Pinocchio. Cursed when born into a wooden body. Will his beautiful fairy friend turn him into a boy? Or will his cruel trouble maker “friend” make him stay a puppet forever? Will he meet his wonderful father Geppetto again? This children’s classic is a great way to experience the incredibly well told story of the puppet boy Pinocchio. It was once known world wide and it deserves to be again although it can be quite confusing to read. Just a  hint!

Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce

Age: 8+

Rating: ****

Tom has to go away to his aunt and uncle’s house because his brother has measles. He discovers the Midnight Garden and finds a new friend….but who is she really?

The ending is really intriguing and makes me want to find out more. The start however is slightly confusing but you finally pick it up.

When Mrs Bartholomew asked to speak to Tom you think something bad might happen and my heart was thumping loudly!

I loved this book and couldn’t put it down.

Queenie By Jacqueline Wilson

Rating:****

Age: 8+

Okay look I know I have done way to many Jacqueline Wilson books but I am low on books so I have been doing a LOT of easy rereading (for example my normal books are 9, 10 , or 11+)   the problem is I have written most of these up before. Not this one! I really enjoyed this touching story about how the main character loses her nan to an illness has to stay with her mum then ends up with the same illness in her bones and after a long hospital rest (and many visits from the beautiful hospital cat “Queenie” and once the real Queen) she finally gets better. This story is really touching and moving

Ps sorry for the long review today!

James and the Giant Peach By Roald Dahl

Rating:****

Age: 7+

James gets tortured by his horrible aunts until oneday a mysterious man turned up, could this man change his live… But could he ruin it! A thrilling story with a complicated plot. Anyone can enjoy this magnificent tale of bugs, spiders and humans rejoicing against the enemy.

Oval Plumstead By Jacquline Wilson

Ratings:****

Ages: 9+

Opal Plumstead is a great book that makes you want to cry with sadness at some points and at others, cry with joy as it really touches your heart in the best kind of way. This book makes you want to read on it makes you feel so attached to the characters in the best way read it if you like stories that make you cry as this one will. This is an amazing book.

Cookie By Jacqueline Wilson

Rating: ****

Age: 8+

For your information this is another Jacqueline Wilson book but the last for a while as I have got some books by a different author. This book I thought was impressive as you could feel the way poor Floss felt when she was given the option that could change her live, Mum or Dad.

Murder most unladylike by Robin Stevens

Age: 8+

Ratings: ****
Daisy and hazel are best friends at deepdean school for girls and they do everything together so when hazel finds the body of one of their teachers they decide to take the murder case into their own hands an amazing story that keeps you reading overall a great book that I would strongly recommend to any body that likes reading for pleasure .

Rating: ****

Age:8+

Tom has to go and stay with his aunt and uncle because his brother has measles. He discovers the Midnight Garden and a new friend…but who is she really?

The ending is really intriguing and makes me want to find out more. The start however is a bit confusing but you eventually pick it up.

At the end when Mrs Bartholomew asks to speak to Tom I thought something bad might happen and my heart was thumping loudly.

I loved this book and couldn’t put it down.