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Age 9-11 Category

Clock of Stars - The Shadow Moth 

Some of our reading panel have finished this and here's what they are thinking so far. Max & Yuriko talked about the relationship between the two children, which one of them thought was quite negative but the other said was quite realistic. They appreciated Chris Riddell's illustrations - especially of all the characters at the beginning which are good to refer to as it's a long book. Max also liked the style of writing, which sounds like a real child's voice & thoughts rather than an adult pretending to be a child. He felt it shone a light on lots of things that are issues for children.  Eliza didn't feel it was her kind of thing but said she might recommend it to others.

When Life Gives You Mangoes

Milo says this is his favourite so far, as there isn't a single part that's not exciting - even the dialogue. There's also a really good plot twist, which obviously he isn't going to reveal here, but he's looking forward to Mrs Kelly reading it to the class, to see how they react.

Yuriko said this is her favourite so far and the only bad thing about it, is that you can't put it down!

The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates 

Everyone who has read this so far thinks that it's funny, Milo said it made him laugh a lot, even though they are a bit random at times. Leon liked it for similar reasons. He liked that it is based in real life and that it's a bit different to the others in the category.

Voyage of the Sparrowhawk 

Schanel reviewed this for us, giving it 5 stars. 

"Set just after the First World War, Voyage of the Sparrowhawk is full of details & emotions about two children called Ben & Lotti, who run away on an epic journey in search of their lost loved ones. This is a pleasurable and recommended book for someone who enjoys an adventure & friendship"

Milo also enjoyed and would recommend this book, describing it as "exciting".