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Challenge Check-In #4

Challenge Check-In #4

Happy ‘National Book Lovers Day’ everyone!

This week, we feel like going on an ADVENTURE

Reading is all about going on awesome adventures -

Books can take you on journeys through fantastic new worlds and keep you on the edge of your seat with suspense.

When a good story grabs hold of you, you can imagine yourself in all kinds of situations and you can travel the universe just by turning a page.

Reading introduces you to dazzling new words that dance around your brain, and characters you just love to spend time with!

Roald Dahl knew how to write thrilling adventures that make your heart race, whether you’re reading about the narrator of The Witches taking on the Grand High Witch, or about Little Billy venturing in to the Forest of Sin in The Minpins

Here are some books full of brilliant adventures that you might like to borrow from your library this summer…

Monty the Hero by Steve Smallman
Monty the mole’s favourite bedtime story is about a hero, a monster and a magic wand. Monty wants to be a hero too so he sneaks out at night in search of adventure.

Viscount Gonzo Waltzer said: It’s an awesome story about heroes and monsters

Fox Investigates: A Brush with Danger by Adam Frost & Emily Fox
Solving Crime in Record Time! One priceless painting. A mysterious letter. Some cheese so stinky it’s deadly. From the galleries of Paris to the palaces of Moscow, detective Wily Fox is on the trail of a stolen painting. But it seems there’s more to this painting than meets the eye…

General Cynthia Jamboree said: This book is very good! it has lots of action and also a little bit of humour.

The Many Worlds of Albie Bright by Christopher Edge
When Albie’s mum dies, it’s natural he should wonder where she’s gone. His parents are both scientists and they usually have all the answers. Dad mutters something about Albie’s mum being alive and with them in a parallel universe. So Albie finds a box, his mum’s computer and a rotting banana, and sends himself through time and space to find her…

Countess Sunny Mouse said: This book is by far the best book I’ve read this reading challenge, not only because it’s content was something personally interesting, but also because of the way the characters emotions are conveyed. This book was truly inspiring and a brilliant read!

Dara Palmer’s Major Drama by Emma Shevah
Dara is a born actress, or so she thinks – but when she doesn’t get any part in the school play, she begins to think it’s because she doesn’t look like the other girls in her class. She was adopted as a baby from Cambodia. So irrepressible Dara comes up with a plan, and is determined to change not just the school, but the whole world too.

Dona Pixie Pumpernickel said: This is a drama filled story with her acting life and her being adopted.Personally,I love this book I couldn’t put it down.

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