Tuesday, 30 October 2012

October news update on the Boy Reader

My blog has only been going for 5 weeks and all of this has happened!!!

  • I was interviewed at school for a book show on County Channel TV which you can watch on the internet here
  • I got to ask Julia Donaldson The Gruffalo author three questions for my blog
  • I have got a reply from the Prime Minister's office
  • Alan Gibbons (an author) has put my a link from my blog to his blog
  • I met Hillary Jane Jones (The Wicked Wood author)
  • I now have followers on my blog and lots comments
  • Steve Wood (a blogger about translation) put a link on his website to my blog
There are other things going on that are yet to happen which I will tell you about in my next update. Thank you to all my supporters.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Book of the week 28th of October 2012

    The Wicked Wood
The Wicked Wood (which is book one of the series called The Journey) is a book which combines the beauty of the countryside in photography with poetic writing.The spookiness and magic in the photos and poems makes this a brilliant book! The photographs relate to the poems which get your imagination going. The author (Hillary Jane Jones) wrote the poems and Tracy Swain (the photographer) took the pictures. This book is for about aged 8 and upwards so you should read this if you are an adult too. Its really wicked!

The next part of The Journey will be out in   May 2013
Find out more: 

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Doctor, Doctor Who, you just read it!

Doctor Who
Doctor Who is brilliant because it has action and adventure in it and you never know what will happen next. My favourite one is The Forgotten Army. It is about an archaeologist who finds a mammoth frozen in a block of ice, but little does he know he has discovered  a whole army of aliens. Only Amy and the Doctor can save they earth. Can they save the earth, or will it be taken over by aliens forever? Read it to find out!

I would give The Forgotten Army a big 7/10 because as I said it is brilliant!!!


Sunday, 21 October 2012

Book of the week 21st of October 2012

Tom Gates Genius Ideas (mostly)

I have chosen this book because it arrived from the book club where I had ordered it and I couldn't wait to read it. There are three other Tom Gates books before this one and  it is hilarious as the others, with great pictures too. The Tom Gates series has won FOUR AWARDS, Shrewsbury Bookfeast award, Roald Dahl funny prize award, winner of the Best Book for Younger Readers Red House Children's Book Award 2012 AND winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2012, PHEW! On a scale of 1 to 10 it would give it... 8.5 (if that comes in on the scale). Tom Gates is based on a boy named Tom going about his daily life (a bit like Diary of a Wimpy Kid).It's full of jokes and my mum and dad want to know why I'm laughing my head off at it. If you don't normally read much, I'll bet this will help you to start reading more because its so funny. It also includes a flip book with a bug dancing and at the back it shows you how to make a paper banger. Here is the 1st, 2nd and 3rd:
The next Tom Gates book (Tom Gates is absolutely fantastic at most things) will be out in April 2013. 

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Calling all Scouts!

If you're in scouts, cubs or beavers give this book a try:

Survival Squad Out of Bounds
If you go to scouts, cubs or beavers you might like this. It is about a boy named Jay who joins the tiger patrol in scouts and meets Conner ( the patrol leader), Toby ( brilliant at navigation ) , Andy ( good at filming ), his sister Abby ( confident, energetic and sometimes acts before she thinks ) and Priya ( confident, energetic and sometimes acts before she thinks too). They go to the countryside to try and gain their orienteering badges but Jay runs away because he is angry. The rest of the group go after him but they all get lost. Can they survive? Who knows you'll have to read the book to find out.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

A message from 10 Downing Street

My mum wrote to the Prime Minister to ask him if I could ask him a few questions about what he read when he was 10, and guess what? He replied! Unfortunately the answer was no but here is the reply we got

Here is the book which I'll try and read soon and do a review. Here some information about it

Our Island Story: A Child's History of England is a book by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall, first published in 1905 in London by T. C. & E. C. Jack. It is about the history of England up to Queen Victoria's death, with some myths and legends mixed in.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Book of the week 14th of October 2012

The Fire Eternal
This book is  the fourth book in The Last Dragon Chronicles series (as seen on my top 5 books) and is filled with jokes, horror, mysteries not to mention cliff hangers.
Back in he third book (Fire Star) David Rain (the main character) mysteriously disappeared into the arctic waters. David has a become bestselling author in Scrubbley where he used to live but  The Fain, which is the alien life form that David defeated in the last book, have returned but what are they planning?  Has David survived the freezing arctic waters? Can he ever return home?
Who knows, you'll have to read the book to read the book to find out. I can't put these books down because they always leave you on a cliff hanger and I just want to know what happens!

If you are looking for horror, comedy, mystery, romance and a bit of animal fiction give these a try.

These are pictures of the whole series

1                                                   2                                      

 3                                                                                       4                                             
5                                                        6                                         


Thursday, 11 October 2012

What do you get when you have the Olympics and books?

Did you enjoy the Olympics this summer? Are you a sporty person but not a good reader? Then why not try...

Olympic books!!!
These are great reads and all link with The Olympics. My favourite one is Parallel Lines because it has mystery, excitement and the end is a cliff hanger which leaves you hoping there is a Parallel Lines 2. I'm not very sporty but reading these books, and watching The Olympics has inspired me to try more sport. I'm trying basketball at the moment.
Wheels of Fire                               Parallel Lines                                 
Running in her Shadow                                                                          Deep Waters

Running For Gold                                                              Cycling for Gold


Sunday, 7 October 2012

Book of week 7th October 2012

I have decided every week to choose my favourite children's book of the week and tell you a bit about it & why I think you will like it.  So this week's book of the week is...

A Reasonably Priced Book Of Stuff.
I have chosen this book because it is funny, it actually provides some interesting facts, but the rest is just silly facts and information about the show.

On a scale of 1 to 10 I would give this book a rating of  7/10

This is what I liked about it: 
Discover facts about all the different Stigs across the world. Some say when he slows down, brake lights come on in his buttocks.
Vehicles that Jeremy destroyed ( a fair amount!)
Vehicles that have injured Jeremy  (The revenge of the cars. Payback for all the vehicles that Jeremy destroyed!)

What stuff you can turn into fuel (cow poo and beer are two things-yuk!)

You can also find out who the fastest people were in the reasonably priced car ( including Usain Bolt. But is he the fastest sports person in a reasonably priced car?)

Ever wondered who the best F1 drivers are? You can find out in this book
For a reasonable price all of that and more could be yours for £7.99. A book to save up for or you could just get it from the the local library like I did!  

Saturday, 6 October 2012

You don't have to just read stories

It isn't just stories you can read there is also annuals, comics ( which my mum complains about the price) , poem and joke books and more! I like annuals because you get them at Christmas and there is loads of things to do it them to keep you going for a while. I also like poems. You can always have a go a writing a poem. It doesn't have to rhyme.

Here are some poems I like which are funny:

Cool at the Pool

Roll my muscles
Round the swimming pool
Make the girls goggle
Feel real cool.

Flex my pecs
Swagger and pose
Look real tough
Look down my nose.

Walk to the deep end
They all stare
My red shiny trunks
My real trendy hair.

Stand on the diving board
Think I'll jump in
Just one problem
I can't swim.

By David Harmer

Who's who?

Jemima Pugh never knew
a crocodile from an alligator.
So poor Miss Pugh didn't have a clue
which wriggled up the bank and ate her.

By Alison Chisholm

Artificial Hip-Hop

Granny's groovy, Granny's cool,
she runs the discos at my school:
wrinkly reggea, blue-rinse rock,
false-teeth techno. Quite a shock,
she swings her zimmer-frame around:
"DJ Senior Citizen of Sound".
Artificial hip-hop bobbing,
spins like a 12". Never stopping,
turns her hearing-aid to LOUD;
this pensioned-punk makes me feel proud
she runs the disco at my school.
Granny's groovy, Granny's cool.

By Mike Johnson

Look at all of these!