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Dragon Orb


DRAGON ORB:  Shadow
Author: Mark Robson
Type of story: Adventure

Pell and his dragon shadow are outlaws in their enclave, their job is to retrieve the night orb but a power hungry tyrant stands in their way. The griffins they visited to find the orb have set Pell and one of Segun's senior riders but Segun's team cheat. The griffins hear this and give the orb that is made from his opponents dragon to him. VICTORY!
How good was it? Fantastic

Yenul
Age 9
Adventurers Club

A Tiny Bit Lucky


A Tiny Bit Lucky
Author: Liz Pichon
Type of story: Funny

This is my all-time favorite book from the series (Tom Gates). It has lots of different stories/mini stories in it and just really funny/interesting. (I am a book worm so some of you may not like it).

How good was it? Fantastic

Nadeen
Age: 9

The First Voyage


The First Voyage by Allan Baillie begins way, way back in time.
Before Lieutenant James Cook landed in Australia.
Before the Chinese began work on the Great Wall of China.
Before the Great Pyramid of Giza was built in Cairo.
And before Neanderthals became extinct.

The Yam tribe live peacefully on an island called 'Bird Island.'
But another tribe called 'The Crocodiles' also live on this island and they are violent and ferocious.
What can the Yam tribe do to protect themselves? Where can they go?
Out of desperation, the Yam tribe are forced to make a dangerous sea voyage.
Not all of them will survive.

A story of adventure and great bravery.

-Ann

N.E.R.D.S.

N.E.R.D.S.
Author: Michael Buckley
Type of story: Adventure
It's about a group of 5 students that are secret agents.
How good was it? Fantastic

Tome Age: 11

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Garfield Shovels It In
Author: Jim Davis
Type of story: Funny

Garfield shovels it in is about a cat that is very greedy and funny. He is in a cartoon strip. One of them is Garfield=the sun is coming..... I watched monster movies all night. Jon=morning Garfield=YAAAHHH! By the way Garfield has an owner called Jon who is very "weird" and "funky" Well there' s much more but this is all I am going to write.
How good was it? Fantastic

Gemma
Age 9

Race Across America

Title: Geronimo Stilton:  Race Across America
Author: Geronimo Stilton
Type of story: Adventure

Geronimo has been receiving bike handle bars,helmets and anything else on a bike. Who's sending them? Bruce Hyena Geronimo's sporty friend had sent them and entered Geronimo in a race across America! Geronimo seems confused he's more of an indoor mouse. He dedicates this race for sick mouselets in hospital. The race goes from San Diego to Annapolis. After passing Colorado, Kansas, the grand canyon he speeds
towards the finish line.He has an unexpected victory.
How good was it? Fantastic

Aysel
Your age: 9

The 52-Storey Treehouse


The 52-Storey Treehouse
Author: Andy Griffiths
Type of story: Funny

This series of 'tree house' stories is hilarious. It is an ever-expanding treehouse that has passed 13, 26,,39 and 52 levels.
In the most recent book, the 13 new levels include a watermelon smashing level, a chainsaw juggling level and loads more crazy stuff!
The author and illustrator Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton use themselves as the main characters.
Bignose the publisher goes missing and ends up being captured by alive eggplant vegetables people.
A great story!
How good was it? Fantastic

Your full name: Kathleen
Your age: 9

Best Book Day! so far

Title: Best Book Day! so far
Author: Tom Gates
This is crammed with Tom's stories and doodles. "It's BOOK WEEK in Oakfield school and EVERYONE is very excited. Including all the teachers, who are making costumes of their own. Mr Keen says there's an EXCELLENT prize on offer for BEST costumes worn on BOOK DAY. So suddenly making a good costume is VITALLY important, but tricky and Delia's not much help (as usual). Then Marcus decides that HE is a super hero and can't understand why 'Super Marcus' isn't the best name."
How good was it? Fantastic

Your full name: Solida
Your age: 9

Figgy in the World

'Figgy in the World' is written by Tamsin Janu.
The heroine of the story is a girl named 'Figgy', who lives in Ghana, Africa.
Figgy believes she may be the only one in the whole world with her name. She's not sure if she likes it, either!
Figgy is innocent and brave. When she discovers her grandmother is ill, she sets off-with her pet goat-to America to try to find some medicine for her.
She meets many people on her journey. Some people are helpful and kind whilst others are cruel.
Does Figgy eventually achieve her mission? You will have to read this wonderful adventure story to find out.
-Ann

When You Reach Me


When You Reach Me
Author: Rebecca Stead

Miranda lives in a small apartment and goes to an ordinary school. She lives with her mum, and sometimes also with her mum's boyfriend included. One day, she receives a letter, a letter from no name but some how knows her. Days and weeks past and more letters appear. Who is this mystery person? Join Miranda found out what happens!!
I recommend this to anyone who loves a bit of mystery. Great for all ages, but most better for ages around 11 or 12. A great book written by Rebecca Stead, and has lots of cliff hangers at ends of chapters too!
How good was it? Fantastic
Type of story: Mystery
NaomiAge: 11

Zac Power

Title: Zac Power
Author: H. I.  Larry

Tell us about it: Zac Power is a adventure book and a chapter book.They are mysteries to be found.
How good was it? OK
Type of story: Adventure

Mashood
Age: 9

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Title: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Author: Jeff Kinney

Tell us about it: It's about a 14 year old boy going through life.
How good was it? Fantastic
Type of story: Funny

Tome
Age:  11

Meet Alice


 
Meet Alice by Davina Bell

It's about Alice in the 1918's and  how life was during world wars. Alice is a talented dancer and loves her family more than anything! But when the person she loves most decides to join the war, she is heartbroken and stops Ballet. Alice must question herself if there are more important things than dancing! It's such a good book with suspense and how life was like during the world war days. It's so sad but Alice will have to stand up for herself.
How good was it? Fantastic
Type of story: History

Sithmi
Age:11
Cranbourne Adventures Club

Meet Pearlie


Meet Pearlie (Our Australian Girl)
Author: Gabrielle Wang

This book is set in the 1900's in Darwin. Everything is changing...spies, lots of soldiers and war. When Pearlie's friend gets taken away, she has to stand up for Japan and what's right. She and her friend Reddy must see if Mr. Beak is a spy sent from Japan or an ordinary Aussie. I thought this book was very sad and interesting!!!
How good was it? Fantastic
Type of story: History

Sithmi
Age: 10
Cranbourne Adventurers Club

39-Storey Treehouse


 
39-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

Andy and Terry hate their once upon a time machine. They want to get rid of it so they go get Professor Stupido on the dark side of the moon to uninvent it. He soon ends up un inventing the whole universe and and even himself! Terry has to draw every thing back up and the once upon a time machine draws itself back. They are back to the start until the birthday card bandits take it and it explodes! Before that happened the machine gave them the book. It was about the things that had just happened. This was awesome!
How good was it? Fantastic
Type of story: Adventure
YenulAge:9Cranbourne Adventurers Club

13-Storey Treehouse


13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

Andy and his friend Terry are having a very gloomy day. Mostly Andy. He had to watch Barky the barking dog show which was pretty silly and they both had to battle a monsterous mermaid.They also had to stop the monkeys from ruining their treehouse and also a gorilla from breaking down the tree. Finally they get to write down everything they had done that day.
So exhausting!
How good was it? Fantastic
Type of story: Funny

Yenul
Age: 9
Cranbourne Adventurers Club

A New Hope


A New Hope by Emma Grange

Darth Vadar and his evil empire have seized control of the galaxy. They have built a powerful weapon called the Death Star. The rebels are a group of people who are determined to free the galaxy from the Empire. A brave rebel called Princess Leia is determined to defeat the Empire. Can Princess Leia and the rebels stop Darth Vadar's villainous plans?
How good was it? Fantastic

Justin
Age: 9
Cranbourne Library Adventurers' Club


Dealing with Racism


Title: "Choices and Decision" Dealing with Racism
Author: Pete Sanders and Steve Myers

This is an educational book that answers questions that you might have about racism. It contains helpful information about why racism starts and also explains the factors that caused racism. It also has practical tips and advice on how to deal with racism. In addition, this book contains real-life examples and useful websites to provide additional information on what is being explained in the book.
How good was it? Fantastic

Justin
Age: 9
Cranbourne Library Adventurers' Club


Trapeze Dreams

Trapeze Dreams
Author: Holly Smith Dinbergs

Rosa is inspired to be a trapeze artist after watching a circus. After collecting some materials, Jules, her friend built a trapeze for her. When Rosa stepped on the trapeze bar, the bar tilted. Will Jules's trapeze be safe enough to use or will Rosa's trapeze dreams come to a sudden end? This book will be of great interest to readers who have enjoy reading books in the Girls Rock series.
How good was it? Fantastic
Type of story: Adventure

Justin
Cranbourne Library Adventurers' Club
Age: 9

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Title: Lost World Circus:  Boy versus Rat Dog
Author: Justin D'ath
Type of story: Adventure

This book is about Colt Lawless saving Lost World animals that are the last of their kind, the reason for this is because of rat flu.
The last of their kind animals are in the Lost World Circus. Colt saves animals who have tried to be hurt or caged up by Officer Katt. Officer Katt works for the rat cops who believe to stop rat flu they have to not only kill rats but animals as well. Colt saves these animals in each book
This book is a must read!!!
How good was it? Fantastic
Sam
Age: 10

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