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‘Book Raves’ Posts

The Kingdom of Fantasy #10: The Ship of Secrets by Geronimo Stilton

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Ian | 10 VIC


It is about a mouse called Geronimo and he forgets about a dress up ball at Goldenfur Castle.

His sister has a friend who owns a costume store.

Geronimo’s sister’s friend finds out that he is dancing with a mouse who has a terrible temper. She has 1 costume left, a frog Prince. His cousin Trap got a vampire. The other mice in the grand ball wanted to know who the frog Prince was, so he took off his mask (which is very rude) and the mouse he was dancing with (Creepella Von Cacklefur) slapped him with her handbag into the water.

Then he goes deeper and deeper until he goes into a magical world…

The Witches by Roald Dahl

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Jessica | 10 VIC


Who knew there were such things as REAL witches?

Why do they look the way they do? And most importantly…What have they got in plan for children?

This enchanting novel is not what it seems..And..These witches are not your ordinary witches.

For instance, instead of wearing black hats and cloaks, they wear normal clothes.

They don’t have black cats and they don’t ride broomsticks. Instead, they look like ordinary, nice lady’s. Which is scary, once you think of it..

So, when a 7-year-old boy encounters witches for the second time, it doesn’t go to plan..

88 Lime Street – The Way In by Denise Kirby

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Lian | 11 NSW


When Ellen moves into her new home, she feels something strange about the about the the house.

Odd things are happening like creepy emails and the fountain pouring water and then not. Life isn’t easier at school either. Getting bullied by her classmates is hard when both her brother and sister have already made plenty of friends.

Are her classmates telling the the truth about ghosts haunting the house?

When Ellen finds a secret about the tower with no door, she doesn’t tell her parents because they already think she is crazy.

I ♥️ this book and give it 5 stars. For ages 10 – 13

Leon Spreads His Wings: Walker Stories by Wendy Lee and Petr Horacek

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Roshan | 7 VIC


Title : Leon Spreads His Wings

Written by: Wendy Lee
Illustrated by: Petr Horacek

Rating: 4 stars

This book is all about a boy named Leon who is scared of flight travels.

He does not want to go anywhere using a flight to travel even for a short trip. He even turns down beautiful holiday destinations just because he need a flight to get to that place.

Once his baby cousin comes to visit him from Spain and he spends a lovely 1 week with him. When he goes back home, Leon misses his baby cousin and feels sad. Luckily one day his Aunt (the baby cousin’s mother) sends his family an invite for his 2 year old baby cousin’s birthday.

Leon first he wanted to, but he thinks over as he should be using a flight to get to Spain.

Finally he finds all the courage to take a flight to spend time with his baby cousin, celebrates his birthday in Spain and Leon returns home safely.

Busting by Aaron Blabey

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Saige | 5 VIC


Busting gets 5 stars for making me laugh.

Poor Lou can’t find a toilet and when he does there’s a big queue.

It’s hilarious.

Friday Barnes: Girl Detective By R.A. Spratt

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Sarah | 12 SA


The Friday Barnes books by R.A. Spratt are by far my favourite series.

The first book in the series is called ‘Friday Barnes: Girl Detective’.

I particularly liked this book because I am very much like Friday Barnes, as I like to solve problems and be the hero.

This book is about a young girl whose parents could design a rocket ship, but couldn’t do the simple task of fueling it up for take-off.

The girl, named Friday, is about to start high school, but probably knows more than the teachers do.

She solves a bank robbery and uses the reward money to send herself to the most ridiculously expensive high school. She meets Melanie, a girl whose favourite activity is sleeping, and Ian, an extremely handsome but annoying boy.

Friday doesn’t know how she is going to survive the horror we call ‘high school’!

I rate this book, and the whole series 5 stars! I couldn’t put it down if I tried!!

Here Comes Mr Postmouse by Marianne Dubuc

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Zavier | 6 QLD


There were funny pictures in this story.

The toilet picture was my favourite.

The Nonsense Show by Eric Carle

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Zara | 4 QLD


The animals were doing funny things.

I liked the pictures.

I give this book 5 stars because it was funny.

Small Things by Mel Tregonning

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Tessa | 13 VIC


Small Things by Mel Tregonning is a book with no words.

It shares a story simply through art and gives a voice to something that consumes children and adults alike.

I am in awe of the way that Mel was able to show something in so much depth just by using black and white illustrations and a lot of thought.

I think more books should be written like this. 5 stars.

The Secret of Shadow Ranch by Carolyn Keene

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 by SRC Club Member - Bethany | 12 SA


Nancy Drew and her best friends, Bess Marvin and George Fayne, are staying at Shadow Ranch with Bess and George’s Aunt and Uncle. While they stay there, accidents begin happening, such as a windmill being pulled down and the water pump being sabotaged. The other people staying there tell them of a mysterious ghost horse that seems to come right before an accident happens.

They soon realize that there may be more to the story than just a ghost horse. But when Nancy tries to solve the mystery, she puts herself in real trouble and danger!

Will Nancy and her friends solve the mystery of Shadow Ranch? Or will the ghost horse haunt the ranch and keep causing trouble.

I found this book really exciting and adventurous.

I rate it a 5/5 and recommend this book for anyone young or old who enjoy solving mysteries.