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JJ's summer reads

JJ’s almost finished her Summer Reading Challenge! How are you getting on?

Check out these suggestions for a top read to take you over the finish line:

The Chocolate Factory Ghost by David O’Connell & Claire Powell

Archie McBudge knows his lucky underpants must really work, because when he and his mum are summoned to Honeystone Hall in the remote Scottish village of Dundoodle, they find Archie has inherited not only the enormous hall, but the whole of the world-famous McBudge Confectionery Company from Great-Uncle Archibald. That’s a new home, a fortune and a lifetime’s supply of treats rolled into one!

But all is not well in Dundoodle, and when Archie reads the mysterious letter his great-uncle left him, he finds himself on a quest to save his family’s company from ruin. With the help of his new friends Fliss and Billy, Archie has to try to figure out the puzzles of Honeystone before his sweet future melts away like an ice lolly in the sun!

Fairy Blossom Turkey said: I really enjoyed this book because it tells a brilliant tale of thrilling adventure and mystery. It will inspire lots of young minds to get involved with good mystery stories. I would recommend this book to KS2.

Sky Chasers by Emma Carroll

A encounter with a boy dangling from the sky changes pickpocket Magpie’s life forever. Like her, the boy dreams of flying over the rooftops of Paris. His family, the Montgolfiers, are desperate to be first to discover the secret of flight.

Together with Pierre, Magpie is soon caught up in a world of inflatable bloomers, spies and a trio of unruly animals in a race to be the first to fly a hot air balloon – in front of the King and Queen of France.

The 1,000 Year Old Boy by Ross Welford

There are stories about people who want to live forever.
This is not one of those stories.
This is a story about someone who wants to stop…

Alfie Monk is like any other nearly teenage boy – except he’s 1,000 years old and can remember the last Viking invasion of England. Obviously no one believes him.

So when everything Alfie knows and loves is destroyed in a fire, and the modern world comes crashing in, Alfie embarks on a mission to find friendship, acceptance, and a different way to live…



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Kick by Mitch Johnson

Budi’s going to be a star. He’s going to play football, instead of sweating over each football boot he makes.

But one unlucky kick brings his world crashing down. Now he owes the Dragon, the most dangerous man in Jakarta.

Soon it’s not just Budi’s dreams at stake, but his life. A story about dreaming big and not letting anything stand in your way.

Senor Cornelius Submarine said: I would say this book is for 8 to 12 year old’s because they are a lot of grown up things in this book. it changes your feelings very often because one time you’re feeling happy the next time you’re feeling sad.

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