Book Swamp

Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web
Author: E. B. White

 Fern  sees that Wilbur is a special animal as she raises him, the runt of the litter, into a terrific and radiant pig. As Wilbur moves into a new barn, he begins a friendship with  a spider named Charlotte -- and their bond inspires the animals around them to come together as a family. When the word gets out that Wilbur's days are numbered, it seems that only a miracle will save his life. A determined Charlotte spins words into her web in an effort to convince the farmer that Wilbur is "some pig" and worth saving.
How good was it? Fantastic
Type of story: Animal

Solida
Age: 9

Happy Birthday Solida!




Monster Makers :Bashertaur

Monster Makers : Bashertaur
Author: Ali Sparks

It was about two boys named Lewis and Jack that had an Aunty called Aunt Thea. She found some magic mead and whenever they drew a picture they could spill a drop of mead and the picture would come to life. This time a new girl which was popular at school is pretending to be nice but was really a girl criminal and has stolen some magic mead. She has used it to make her own taur. It is a girl and is really annoying! Can they get rid of this ugly beast?
How good was it? Fantastic
Type of story: Fantasy
Yenul Age: 9Adventurers' Club

The Secret of the Cacklefur Castle


Title: The Secret of the Cacklefur Castle
Author: Geronimo Stilton

It was a really busy day for Geronimo Stilton because every one kept asking him when his next book was coming out. In the night the phone rang. It was his friend Creepella. She had invited him over to Cacklefur Castle.  Geronimo was about to say no when Creepella said she'd come and picked him up.
Find out what happened next!

How good was it? Fantastic
Type of story: Adventure

Venuki
Age: 9

The Forests of Silence

Title: Deltora Quest; The Forests of Silence
Author: Emily Rodda

The first few chapters of the first book (The Forests of Silence) are a bit boring, but when you get into it by the middle of Book 1, it is great!
Barda, Lief and Jasmine are set off on a quest to find the missing gems of Deltora.
They meet up with lots of monsters,and  have fun too!
How good was it? Fantastic
Type of story: Adventure

Kathleen
Age: 9

Mr Badger and the Missing Ape

Title: Mr Badger and the Missing Ape
Author: Leigh Hobbs

Mr Badger always greeted the ape, Algernon, when he went to the Boubles Grand Hotel to work. However, Algernon was GONE on one morning, but where? No one seemed to remember when Algernon wasn't at the foyer of the Boubles Grand Hotel. This disappearance made Mr Badger's discovery early one morning all the more alarming. Will Mr Badger be able to find Algernon before guests get disappointed?
How good was it? Fantastic
Type of story: Adventure

Justin
Cranbourne Library Adventurers' Club
Age: 9

Rumble in the Jungle


Title: Rumble in the Jungle
Author: Geronimo Stilton

In this book, Geronimo Stilton is off to the Amazon Jungle! His adventure began when he was on a plane trip to Rio de Janeiro with his friends, Maya and Wild Willie. Geronimo fell asleep in the middle of the plane trip. When he woke up, he realised that he was left alone on the plane. He searched for his friends but ... ended up on a hunt for a precious crystal treasure. During the hunt, he encountered scary piranhas, large anacondas, colourful parrots and even a leopard. What an adventure !
How good was it? Fantastic
Type of story: Adventure

Justin
Cranbourne Library Adventurers' Club
Age: 9

School Days for Ruby

Our Australian Girl - School Days for Ruby
Author: Penny Mathews

School Days for Ruby is about Ruby Quinlan and what life was like for her in 1931. She lived in England with her mother and her aunt's family. She had a nasty best friend and since these new kids in school moved in, the trouble had just begun. She faces being best friends with
kids whose dad was in jail and starts getting bullied by the school. Thankfully for her school teacher as a strict man he believes he can help her and the newies. At last she finds out that her own dad is in jail as well. I feel so sorry for Ruby and the book is sooo sad!!!
Type of story: History
How good was it? Fantastic

Sithmi
Cranbourne Library Adventures' Club
Age: 10

The Vanishings

The Vanishings
Author: Michael Panckridge
Type of story: Mystery

This story, is about a young girl named Fran. Her sister is lost and she seems to be in two different worlds. The Land of Shadows and the real world. She meets all sorts of different people, asking to help her find her sister Carly.
This story so thrilling to read, full of action and mystery!
How good was it? Fantastic

Naomi
Age: 11

The Big Sister

 Billie B Brown - The Big Sister
Author: Sally Rippin

Billie expects her brother to be a sister, and she makes her little brother cry.  Then she feels bad about it. And then she plays with him behind the door.
How good was it? Fantastic
Type of story: Family

Maddison
Age: 8

The One and Only Ivan



The One and Only Ivan
Author: Katherine Applegate

This is another wonderful animal story based on real life events. Ivan is a gorilla who has spent nearly all of his 30 years life in captivity. His owner Mike, loves him but when Ivan becomes too big to handle in the family home, he puts him into an enclosure at the Exit 8 shopping mall that he owns and operates. At first, Ivan loves his life there and all the people who come to see him perform. He rarely thinks about the jungle life he was taken away from. However a new arrival at the mall, a baby elephant and a promise Ivan makes to his best friend changes all that and he sets about trying to gain a better life for both of them. It's a funny, heart warming and at times sad read, but one that will have you cheering for Ivan in the end. If you've read books by Michael Morpurgo you will love this book.

How good was it? Fantastic
Type of story: Animal
Jenny
Cranbourne Adventureres

The Skull


Title: THE SKULL
Author: Christian Darkin

The skull is about when a female Megalosaurus is killed by an on coming dinosaur shaped asteroid and millions of years later Alfred Marchant is running for his life and finds a terrifying dinosaur skull. The village leader helps to make a tomb around the dinosaur skull. The Marchant family encounter the skull again and again. In 2201 it is even taken to Mars. But on the way back to Earth the skull has to be thrown into a wormhole and it is taken back to the Jurassic period and the story starts all over again.
How good was it? Fantastic
Type of story: HistoryYenul Age: 9

Homecoming

Title: Homecoming
Author: Cynthia Voigt

The main characters are Dicey, James, Maybeth and Sammy Tillerman. This book is book one the Tillerman cycle. It first started when the mother left them in a parking lot and never came back when they were on their way to their Aunty Cilla's house at Bridgeport. So the decided that they would make their way all by themselves to their Aunty Cilla's house. On their way to Bridgeport they met a guy, well actually two and stayed at their house for a day. Then the guys offered them a trip to Bridgeport and they all agreed. But when they arrived they didn't meet their aunty but met the big cousin!
They stayed there for a while.  James went to school, Maybeth and Sammy went to Pre school and Dicey got some jobs to earn some money. Then Dicey noticed the grandmother in a photo frame and planned to go to her at Cristfield. So they sneaked out and went on a bus to Cristfield. They stayed with their grandmother and finally she agreed to adopt them. Then they got a letter from the police saying that they found their mother and she has a untreatable brain problem. Well I liked it, did you?
How good was it? Fantastic
Type of story: Adventure

Emily
Age: 10



The Final Cut

Title: Star League: The Final Cut
Author: H.J.Harper
Type of story: Adventure

The Final Cut is about when the Star League (Jay,Conner,Asuka,Roger,Leigh and SAM the robot) are on a final mission to once and for all conquer Professor Pestilense and get Jay's parents. They don't realize until they finally see Jay's parents with their own eyes. Jay and his friends are in a race against time to save his parents unharmed by Professor Pestilence.Will having new powers help the superb kids pass their final mission?
How good was it? Fantastic

Yenul
Age: 9

Our Australia: Longreach


Our Australia:
Longreach
Author: Phil Kettle
Type of story: Adventure

In this story, Taha's mother got an Australian citizenship and she decided to explore Australia with her son. They started from Broken Hill and made their way to Longreach. With the help of the Oracle Pod ( a device that tells you information about a place ), they discover Longreach's history together. They discover how life is with the locals, like how people shear their sheep and they even discover the Dingo Fence. This book also contains recipes for Australian Damper and Billy Tea, a lot of photos and even fun facts about Longreach.
How good was it? Fantastic

Justin
Cranbourne Library Adventurers
Age: 9


Halloween Gotcha!


Halloween Gotcha!
Author: Phil Kettle
Type of story: Spooky

In this story, two boys named Sam and Billy were going trick or treating. It is also Sam's birthday and Billy has an unexpected surprise for him. Will Sam be too scared to continue trick or treating or will Billy be able to convince him to continue? This spooky book has fun facts, a quiz, a glossary and a funny joke.
This book is perfect for any Halloween lover.
How good was it? Fantastic

Justin
Cranbourne Library Adventurers
Age: 9

"Talking about" Bullying


Title: "Talking about" Bullying
Author: Bruce Sanders

This is an educational book answering questions about bullying that you may have about bullying. It contains useful information about how and where bullying happens and also mentions why people want to be bullies. This book also has practical tips and advice on how to deal with bullying. In addition, there are helpline numbers, websites and other useful resources to give you further advice or recommendations on what to do.
How good was it? Fantastic

Justin
Age: 9
Cranbourne Library Adventurers

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Book name : Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets
Author of the book: Dav Pilkey

This book is about two young boys, George Beard and Harold Hutchins. They make comic books about their made up character Captain Underpants. But it turns out that their Principal, Mr.Krupp, turns into Captain Underpants whenever Miss Anthrope snaps her fingers, and turns back to normal whenever water pours on his head. In this book George and Harold wanted to win this years convention but Mr.Krupp won't let them be in it. But at least they got a chance, so when they got in the gym for the convention, they said that they made an invention that would keep them glued to their seats-it was glue. After some action, and all that trouble they go into, and sneaking out of detention, they got to be principals for a day,and had a big fair.
What type of story was it?: Adventure
What do you rate the book out of 10?: 9
Margarida
Age: 9
Rangebank Primary School

Bonnie and Sam: Racing the Tide


Bonnie and Sam: Racing the Tide
Author: Alison Lester
Type of story: Adventure

Christmas is over and the January holidays are just around the corner. Bonnie and Sam had plans for a horsey adventure but an unexpected shearing responsibility is going to stop their plans. Although they think that the job is going to stop their horsey adventure, something surprising is coming.
I would recommend this book to all children who are interested in adventurous stories.
How good was it? Fantastic
 Justin
Age: 9
Cranbourne Library Adventurers

The 39-storey Treehouse


Title: The 39-storey Treehouse
Author: Andy Griffiths
Type of story: Funny
 It's about 2 boys, Terry and Andy and they have a tree house with 39-stories. They have a boss called Mr Big Nose. Terry and Andy write books that are really funny. They created a machine to make writing books quicker. They do lots of fun things like going on rides, wrestling elephants, and visiting the opera house. The boys are silly and very funny. It is a really funny book with funny pictures.
How good was it? Fantastic
Latesha
Age 8


The Gizmo by Paul Jennings

Type of story: Funny

Tell us about it: This book is called The Gizmo. My favourite part is when Stephen swaps clothes. The funniest bit of the book was when Stephen was wearing a wedding dress. I didn't like the part when Floggit was naked. It was pretty rude. I think this book would be good for children older than 6 and boys might like it better than girls.

How good was it? OK

Review by Olivia, age 8

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