Year 5 Book Reviews

November 13th, 2018 | Posted by Miss Shaw in Teacher Posts | Year 5 | Year 5 Archive

As you know, Miss Shaw is always on the lookout for new and exciting books to read! On this post, you can share any great books that you have read recently and would like to recommend to others. Remember to include the name of the book, the author, who you would recommend this book for and why.

Maybe some of the most popular books will make it onto our Unmissables display! If there is a book you have read or would really like to read that isn’t in our school or class library, mention it here and I may be able to find a copy.

Happy reading!ย 

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My current favourite book is Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell. It is about a orphaned girl who travels all the way to Paris to search for her mum, and she meets a mysterious friend and has lots of adventures. I would recommend this book to anybody who enjoys adventure stories and likes reading brilliant descriptions, as Rundell is a writer who uses lots of figurative language. The theme of the book is determination and friendship. – Miss Shaw

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  • Lexi says:

    I would recommend rooftopers. It is about a girl who was orphaned on a shipwreck but she still believes that her mum is alive. She tries to find her with a boy called meteo.

  • Dante says:

    I recommend the series Tom gates because it’s a really good type of book and inspires you to draw. It’s about a boy called Tom who has lots of problems, who loves drawing and he has a friend called Derek that is his best friend and who helps him and makes him laugh. The book is a comedy. =)

  • Harry K says:

    I’m recommend Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets. I love it and I would give it to a people who like adventure books.

  • Darcy says:

    I am reading Listen To The Moon by michael morpurgo.
    Its about a girl thats nan is a mermaid and thats all i have read up to i would recomend it to people that like adventure.

  • Amelia says:

    I am reading Roop Toppers! This is amazing book so far, it’s probably one of my favourites. It’s about a girl called Sophie she was orphaned in I shipwreck (well everyone says) when she is on the run from authorities she finds a boy called Matteo. They are also in Paris. I have not read all if it though, The author is Katherine Rundell.

  • Saarah says:

    I recommend Northern lights. Northern lights is about a girl and her deamon.I recommend this to people who like adventure stories.

  • Matthew says:

    I know people are reading it but the christmasaurus I will recommend if you like adventure/action it is about a boy called Wiliam and for Christmas he wants a REAL dinosaur. The theme of the book is Christmas.=(

  • Harry WR says:

    I recomend THE DIAMOND BROTHERS because its very good because it has lots of action and it is a good thriller its about a boy who is framed for something he didnt do and he gets in prison and he meats a boy called johny powers his cell mate.

  • Mason says:

    My current favourite book is the storey treehouse books there is a set of them and I would reccomend this book to people who like adventure and comedy types of books. The storey house set are about a treehouse that every new book they add another 13 storeys to the tree. In the book there are a lot of things happening, the 2 main characters are Andy and Terry. At the moment I am reading the 78-storey treehouse and it is really good. I have read all the other ones and the one that I am reading at the moment is about Andy and Terry are filming a movie when the recorder Mr Big Shot sees Terry do a awesome thing and then he kicks Andy out of the movie. Andy try’s to spy on them to see what there movie is about then he saw somebody copying there idea…

  • Isabel says:

    I definetly recomened The midnight gang. If you like adventure books then this is for you its about this group who every night they go out on an adventure.

  • Cameron says:

    At the moment I am reading a good book called the ice monster by David Walliams. I would recommend this book to people that like his books and people who like adventure books. It is about a ten year old girl and a ten thousand year old mammoth all the way through Victorian London.

  • Ashton says:

    I recommend cosmic t is a book about a boy who was going on a school trip but he didn’t end up at the trip we’ll he went to space and he was at the international space station and he went on a adventure with his friends called ax and Florida then the boy went on some rides but some people passed out on it but the boy was the only one who didn’t pass out I recommend this to people who like adventure and comedy books ๐Ÿ˜‰ =D

  • Oliver F says:

    I recommend lost and found it is about cats and dogs getting rehomed from Battersea(the animal shelter).There is loads of different stories one is about a dog who lost her eye(cocoa)her owner got another dog from Battersea called Molly who helped her build her confidence back up and she was able to play and explore.Cocoa tragically lost her eye from a type of cancer in the back of her eye it would of spread if it didn’t come out so the vets and doctors took it out so It wouldn’t spread into her other eye.It is really good for making you happy when you feel down in the dumps some of it might not be happy, but there is always a happy end for the dogs,the people and the readers.

  • Ethan says:

    My favourite book is the 39 story tree house. It is about two boys that go on adventures and also live in a tree house. They have a really fun time in the tree house. They have a seiries of books, every book they add new stories (a new thing to the tree house.)They are really funny and will keep you entertained for a long time. It is Iike a never ending story. In the 39 story tree house the two boys made a writing machine that writes the stories for them so they went out for a walk and when they got back the writing machine locked them out. So they tried everything but nothing worked then arms came out of the machine and hit them away. That is the beginning of the story.

  • Ahmed says:

    My current favourite book is a book called the worlds worst children.
    The is about lots of different children that are very naughty and it is the best book I have read. It is amazing.
    There is 3 different types of worlds worst children .
    Worlds worst children number 1 we read in year 3.
    I read worlds worst children number 2 on my own and I think I got the book from Amelia.
    The only book that I would like to read is worlds worst children number 3.
    I would recommend it to people that like books that are comedy and really gross.
    My best story in the book was the fat baby that ate everything and what ever he sat on it would break EG he sat on a massive flat or hotel and it callapes and BOOM!!! The whole building is gone in pieces.

  • Haris says:

    I would like to recommend Matilda to people who like Action and funny books Matilda is about a girl who is different from her family and finds thing very different in her life ๐Ÿ˜„

  • Joseph says:

    I recommended a book called the nowhere emporium and it’s about a boy called a Daniel Holmes and it’s basically Harry Potter but better (no offence Harry Potter fans). A man called Lucien silver saves him from a car crash when Daniel is running away from a bully called spud and his gang with his magical shop which intoduces a amazing world of magic! There’s also another book called the Eleswhere empourium which Introduces 4 new charecters called Mrs hennypec flintwich mr ivy and the mysterious shadewalker which related to the neadle incident when Bob needle gets lost in his shadow.(spoiler alert the shadewalker is drumroll please no other than Bob needle)sorry if that was annoying anyway the books switch between times like present day and 1967. Another main charecter is Ellie silver she is in both books as she guides Daniel through the world of magic I recommend both books but please read the nowhere empourium first I know what your all thinking where’s mr silver? Well your going to have to find out. Join on there mysterious journey through time if you like the first one why don’t read the second? The Eleswhere empourium is now out in shops.

  • Oliver B says:

    The book I am reading is called the goldfish boy it is about a boy who wants to keep everything clean and doesn’t even let his mum in his room.One day he has to go to the doctors but he wouldn’t go so his mum persuades him and he goes when he is in the wating room he seas a dwarfing pin that has fallen on the floor he can sea his mum come to sit down but she changes direction when she seas someone that she knew but he heard someone say his name and he goes to sea the doctor that is where I have got to I recommend it to people who like funny books.

  • Adam says:

    I recommend the book Tom Gates.It is about a boy who likes doodles and a boy in his school is always gets Tom in trouble.He has a best friend called Derek and together with a boy called Norman they have a band called DOGZOMBIES.I recommend this book to people who like comedy.

  • Lexi says:

    I would recommend demon dentist it is about a boy called Alfie and he hates going to the dentist. Till one day he has to go to the dentist. The dentist is very strange.

  • Rida says:

    I am reading THE HOUSE WITH CHICCKEN LEGS . It’s about a girl called Marinka who dreams a normal life, where her house stays in one place long enough to make friends . But her house has chicken legs and moves on without warning .For Marinka ‘s grandmother is Baba Yaga , who guides spirits between this world and the next .
    Marinka longs to change her destiny and sets out to break free from her grandmother’s footsteps ,but her house has other ideas …
    I would recommend this to people who like adventures .

  • Aaminah says:

    I recommend – THE ICE MONSTER – by David Walliams. It is about a girl called Elsie who is an orphan . She finds out that there is a prehistoric ice monster coming to the natural history museum and is determined to make it become alive again and help it to go back to itโ€™s home . ……….THE NORTH POLE…….

  • Aaminah says:

    I also recommend – THE HOUSE WITH CHICKEN LEGS – .
    It is about a girl called Marinka who dreams a normal life and for her house to stay in one place long enough for her to make friends. As for her Baba Yaga ( who guides spirits from this world and the next ) , she is very eager for Marinka to become the next guardian of the dead . However Marina doesnโ€™t want to and for her house …….. well, it has other ideas……

  • Aaminah says:

    I recommend these books to anyone who likes adventure type books .

  • Aaminah says:

    I recommend THE GOLDFISH BOY. It is about a boy who has OCD and spends all his time indoors and writing notes about his neighbours. But when a toddler next door goes missing, he finds himself in the centre of the mistery. This book is all about facing your fears and finding friends when you are lonely. I recommend this book to people who like adventure type books.



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