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Book Recommendations

Looking for inspiration for your next read? Click below to read book recommendations written by Frith Manor pupils.

If you have finished reading an amazing book and want to tell everyone about it, give your book recommendations to Mrs Ellis to be added to this page. Share the excitement of a fantastic book.

 Sam Wu is NOT afraid of zombies by Katie and Kevin Tsang - book level 3

When Ralph announces there is a zombie werewolf living in his basement, Sam Wu and his friends decide to investigate and save the day. 

Sam Wu is always finding himself in strange situations but he manages to solve them with his friends. I liked this book because it is very exciting and the characters are interesting. If you like adventure stories, then this is the book for you. 

Recommended by Sami, Y3 Olive

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy - book level 3.4

This book offers inspiration and hope in uncertain times. It follows a boy, a mole, a fox, and a horse into the wild where they explore thoughts and feelings that unite us all.  

I like this book because of the message behind it. It teaches us that we may have tough times but we can find the positives together and always be kind.

Recommended by Joey, Y3 Mint

The Beast Beyond the Fence by Marcus Rashford - book level 4.5

After Marcus loses his football, he joins the Breakfast Club Investigators to go beyond the fence to get it back. Book #1 in The Breakfast Club series.

This is one of the best books I've read. It's a bit scary and it has life lessons so please read it.

Recommended by Seby, Y5 Lapis

The ghoul in the school by Marcus Rashford - book level 4.6

The basketball team have had a streak of bad luck, and Marcus and his mates are sure there's more going on than meets the eye. As they uncover one surprising clue after another, they discover that something has cursed the basketball team! Book #2 in The Breakfast Club series.

Another great story about the Breakfast Club solving strange things that are going on in the school. I really recommend it.

Recommended by Seby, Y5 Lapis

Rokk the Walking Mountain by Adam Blade - book level 4.6

Tom is on a quest to free the Mistress of the Beasts from an evil curse. But when he arrives in a mountain town devastated by terrible rockfalls, he realises the destruction has been wreaked by a Beast as powerful as the mountain itself.

Rokk is part of the humongous Beast Quest series. Rokk is one of the strongest beasts in the whole of Gwildor and Advantia. Tom is Master of the Beasts in training and must free and defeat Rokk from Velmal's evil magic.

I really enjoyed reading it and it is one of the best books ever. 

Recommended by Albert, Y3 Olive

Gangsta Granny by David Walliams - Book level 4.9

Meet Ben's granny. Like a lot of grannies, she has white hair, false teeth and used tissues tucked up her sleeve. Unlike most grannies, she's an international jewel thief!

I like that a lot of David Walliam's books have alliteration on the front cover.

I like that the book is very adventurous and daring.

I think lots of people will like it because it's funny and I like it when Ben tips his bowl into granny's plant.

I like that you always want to turn to the next page and find out what's next. I also like that Ben doesn't know that granny is an international jewel thief. 

Recommended by Jasmine, Y3 Olive

Daisy and the Trouble with Maggots by Kes Gray - Book level 5.0

Daisy is going fishing for the very first time. She's got an actual fishing rod that catches actual fish, an actual bait box full of actual maggots, plus an actual fishing catapult that pings, twangs, BLAMS ... Oh dear!

It is very funny because Daisy is crazy. She has lots of friends and one of her friends is very mean.

Recommended by Reef, Y4 Cyan

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl - book level 5.0

I would recommend a book called 'Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator'. It is an amazing story about Charlie and one of the great adventures in space.

Mr Willy Wonka invites Charlie to go with him to the chocolate factory but when they get to space, they have a little bit of trouble with the President!

I enjoyed it because it is fun to get stranded in space but return back to Earth soon.

Recommended by Ilia, Y3 Mint

Bullet Catcher by Chris Bradford - book level 5.0

Troy's skills are rare - and soon SPEAR recruits him into its ranks to protect the rich and powerful. Demand is greater than ever as the terrorists scale up the violence. Can Troy and his unit of super-kids keep Terminus City safe?

I really enjoyed this book because it's an action and adventure story. The story is unpredictable and leaves you guessing. I would recommend it to years 4, 5 and 6.

Recommended by Rafi, Y5 Lapis

Gobbolino the Witch's Cat by Ursula Moray Williams - book level 5.7 

Gobbolino lives with his sister and mother. He wants to be a simple kitchen cat but his sister wants to become a witch's cat so they throw him in the river and abandon him.

With his sparky whiskers and magic tricks, no one could mistake Gobbolino for a simple kitchen cat. But that's just what he longs to be. So, while his sister Sootica learns how to turn mice into toads, Gobbolino sets off to find a family to care for him.

Recommended by Myriam, Y3 Olive


Skander and the Unicorn Thief by A.F. Steadman - book level 5.7

Skandar Smith wants to be a unicorn rider. Just as his dream is about to come true, an enemy steals the Island's most powerful unicorn. As the threat grows ever closer, Skandar discovers a secret that could blow apart his world forever. Book 1 in series.

I suggest a book series known as Skander.

So far only two of the books have come out, one being 'Skander and the Unicorn Thief' and 'Skander and the Phantom Rider' being book 2.

These books have been better than ALL the book I've ever read - and I have read the entire Harry Potter series.

I won't spoil much but basically there are 5 elements but people only allow 4 of them. The fifth is spirit, this element could KILL unicorns and even mend broken bonds (you'll find out what that means in the book)

Overall, these are really good books and you should definitely ready them. 

Recommended by Jasraj, Y6 Fuchsia

Head Kid by David Baddiel - book level 6.0

Ryan is the naughtiest kid in Bracket Wood School. When he goes too far, the head teacher walks out.The new head arrives and is really strict. Then he and Ryan swap bodies, leaving Ryan in charge. Bracket Wood School soon goes off the rails.

This book is fantastic because you start reading it and then it starts to get interesting and if you carry on reading, it just gets better and better. It is a long book but it's worth reading as with each page it just makes you think about everything.

This is one of my favourite books that I've read so far. 

Recommended by Sachin, Y6 Amethyst