Home Reading

Good morning, Year 5.

I would love to know what you have been reading this week. Please share in the comment section below.

Tell us the title, the author, the genre and what you think of the book so far.

Would you recommend it to others? How does the book make you feel? What do you predict will happen next?

Please proof-read your response before submitting (check punctuation, spelling and grammar).

We look forward to reading your responses,

Mrs Avdiu & Ms Robertson


42 comments on “Home Reading

  1. To Mrs Avdiu
    I am about to read Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and I will tell you more about the book in a few days.

  2. Mrs Avdiu says:

    Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  3. Ms Robertson says:

    Hi Mathilde
    I hope you are well – I’m looking forward to hearing about Little Women by Louisa Alcott. I haven’t read this book, but know it’s very famous.

  4. Theo Hayes says:

    Hi this is Theo. I have been reading Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome. The genre is adventure and there are lots of battles between the islanders and the Swallows. It is about four children going camping on an island and they make friends with the fierce Amazon pirates Nancy and Peggy.Together they have a summer of battles,alliances,exploration and discovery.I would recommend this book to others because I think it is a very exciting book and there is always something going on.This book makes me feel keen to find out more because it is very exciting and I am interested to see how the story develops.I hope you are all well and having a good time.🤩⚽️

  5. Mrs Avdiu says:

    Wow! It sounds fantastic. Do let us know how you find the ending.

  6. The book that I have been reading is Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian by Rick Riordan .The genre of the book is adventure, this book makes me feel like we can all do our part in saving little bits of the world. This book also makes me think that we are all united and we are all a great large family and team. I would recommend this book to other people because it is all about how Percy Jackson fights monsters but he fights them with he friends. There is also a camp called camp half blood were they keep all the gods children safe.
    Percy Jackson is also the son of Poseidon (Poseidon is a Greek god and he is the ruler of the sea). I predict that Percy Jackson will succeed in fighting the dangerous and nasty monsters with his friends and save this planet one and for all.

  7. Mrs Avdiu says:

    I love that book, Elena! It has great links to our next topic: Ancient Greece.

  8. This week I have been reading a book called I am Malala. It is about Malala Yousafzai´s life and how she speaks out for girls education in Pakistan. I would really recommend this book to other people as it is full of drama and suspense. This book makes me feel as if we need to pay more attention so that all humans should have an equal right to an education. I predict that Malala will make her name heard all over the world after she got shot on her way home from school.

  9. Mrs Avdiu says:

    She truly is inspirational and I am very glad you are reading her book. I would like to read it soon too!

    Goodnight Mister Tom is the most recent book I have read and finished . I think that anyone , boy or girl should read this book if you are at least seven . To get a better understanding of what it is about , read this : When World War 2 breaks out a bruised and beaten boy , fault of his mother , is evacuated to the countryside he is relieved that he finally gets to escape his mother but Willie Beech , the boy , doesn’t know who he’ll end up with . After growing fond of Mister Tom , the man in whom he is with , he is called back to London , Deptford by his cruel mother . The biggest question for me was what does the future hold for poor Willie ! ?

  11. Mrs Avdiu says:

    This was one of my favourite books in primary school 🙂

  12. Hi! This week I have been reading a book called THE BOY WHO SAILED THE OCEAN IN AN ARMCHAIR by the author Lara Williamson. The genre of this book is realistic fiction because it is about everyday life and how a 13 year old boy experiences growing up. I really liked the ending because it reunited the family and the story was told through the eyes of a child. It highlighted the importance of families. I would recommend this book.

  13. Mrs Avdiu says:

    This sounds like a very moving book.

  14. Ms Robertson says:

    Hi Ayako
    This sounds like a lovely book.

  15. Dear All,
    This week, I am reading “Dork Diaries Puppy Love” written by Rachel Renee Russell.
    It is about a girl who is changing school. Dork is so happy because the girl who is moving schools is actually the most annoying person in the world!
    After school, she and her best friend went to the cupcakery.. But the most annoying girl came too.
    I have read the half of the book, and I really enjoy it.

  16. Mrs Avdiu says:

    It sounds great. I wonder if they end up being friends? Do let us know what you think of the ending. Is it what you expected?

  17. Ms Robertson says:

    Hi Violette
    My daughter read the Dork Diaries series in year 5, and she loved them! Happy reading.

  18. Hello everyone! I am reading a book called The Star outside my Window written by O’Njali Q. Rauf. This book is about a girl whose Mum has gone missing and she believes that her mum has become a star. The girl is called Aniyah and she wants to become a astronomer so that she can see her Mum just one last time. I am really enjoying this book and I would definitely recommend this to my classmates.

  19. Mrs Avdiu says:

    Wow! Sounds very interesting. Please let us know what you think of the ending.

  20. Ms Robertson says:

    Aww, this book sounds a bit sad….I hope Aniyah gets reunited with her mother – let me know.

  21. Hi, this week I have been reading Gangsta Granny by David Walliams. It is about a boy who gets dropped of at his Granny’s house every Friday by his parents while they watch Strictly Dancing. He hates his granny because her TV has been broken since 1992, she reeked of cabbage and her house is stuffed of books. I am only on chapter 3 but on the front cover it makes me wonder what will happen next. I am really enjoying reading this book.

  22. Mrs Avdiu says:

    That’s a fantastic book, Dylan! What do you predict will happen by looking at the front cover?

  23. Ms Robertson says:

    Hi Dylan
    David Walliams is a great children’s author. I’m sure you will enjoy reading that book, right up until the end. You’ve made a great start, keep up the daily reading.

  24. I predict that the boy and Granny rob all types of shops and banks, because on the front cover they have robber masks on and sacks full of loot.

  25. Mrs Avdiu says:

    Great prediction!

  26. Yesterday I finished reading The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery and it is about a boy who lives on a tiny planet by himself with ordinary flowers and three small volcanoes. Then one day a rose seed blows on to the planet and when it becomes a flower it tells the boy who is the little prince that it is the only one of its kind. The prince then goes to earth to find out how to understand his rose and finally returns to his planet.
    I would not recommend this book because there is not much of a plot/story to it.

    Now I am reading The Wind in the Willows and it is much more interesting. I’ll tell you more about it when I finish.

  27. Mrs Avdiu says:

    That first book sounds very interesting – it’s a shame you didn’t like it.
    What do you predict will happen in the book you are currently reading?

  28. Ms Robertson says:

    Hi Zavan
    I who is your favourite character in the Wind in the Willows?

  29. Good afternoon! I hope your day has been good so far!
    This week I have been reading Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix by J.K Rowling. I am really enjoying this book. I am only at the beginning of it, but I predict that Harry,Ron and Hermione go on an adventure together again. I think this because the book cover has the three of them on a magical beast. This book is really interesting so I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading about magic.

    If you want to know what happens in the book,read this:

    Dark times have come to Hogwarts (Harry’s school)After Dementors’ (horrible beasts that suck all the happiness out of you) attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort (a person who hates Harry) will do nothing to find him.There are many who deny The Dark Lord’s return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape (a teacher at Harry’s school) to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort’s savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by day and Harry is running out of time…

  30. Mrs Avdiu says:

    Thank you for sharing. I’m glad you are enjoying the book. Please let us know if your prediction is correct!

  31. Jeanne Frisch says:

    Hi this is Jeanne . I hope you have had a great day ! During the last week I read the Letter for the King and the Song of the Seven by Tonke Dragt . They are both very good books and I would recommend them to anyone who loves adventure stories. They both have suspense parts and paragraphs full of figurative language. Tonke Dragt is a very skillful author. They are really amazing !

  32. Mrs Avdiu says:

    Thank you for sharing Jeanne. Can you give us some examples of the kind of figurative language they use?

  33. Hello everyone ,

    Regarding my reading:
    I don’t think they will be friends because the girl that is annoying tricked Niki by trying to make it look like she is her friend.
    But I then think that Niki will go to the same school because Niki is a very intelligent girl and will also have a pupy because it’s the whole point of the story .

  34. Hello!! I just want to respond to Violette’s answer to her book.

    I agree with Violette. This is because Mackenzie always plays tricks on Niki. Also, Niki might get a puppy as the book is called Puppy Love.

    Enjoy your day!!

  35. Mrs Avdiu says:

    Those are logical predictions Violette and Nika! I must add this one to my reading list.

  36. Ms Robertson says:

    Good prediction Violette – I think this will happen too.

  37. Hello everyone I am reading The London Eye Mystery. It is a really good book. I have almost finished it but not yet. It is about Kat and Ted brother and sister that have their cousin come over that they only met once. Salim, who is their cousin, wants to go to the London Eye so they go but in the end Salim goes up by himself and doesn’t come down for two days. They all start worrying but Ted and Kat think they are on to something. They ask themselves whatever goes up must come down mustn’t it? I would recommend this book to anyone that likes mystery and a bit of adventure mixed together.I think Salim will finally come down and go to New York by himself because that is his home town and they were supposed to go back by now. The author is Slobhan Down.

  38. Mrs Avdiu says:

    Thank you for sharing Claudia- sounds like a fab book! You must let us know how you find the ending. Claudia, please check your punctuation before posting on the blog. I’ve edited your comment for you ; adding full stops and capital letters in the right places but you must make sure you do this next time so that it will be easier for everyone to read 🙂 I look forward to seeing some more comments from you!

  39. I have also been reading the Sun King.

  40. Mrs Avdiu says:

    What is the Sun King about? What a great title for a book!

  41. Hi Mrs Avdiu. I have been reading a book called The Rat Burger by David Walliams. I really enjoyed reading it because in the end Zoe and her dad stopped the man from making the rats into burgers and when they made the van into an ice cream van. In some parts it made me laugh. I would recommend this book to people who like a bit of comedy and light reading.

  42. Hi guys! I hope you are all well and having fun. I have been reading the book BEETLE BOY by M. G. Leonard. It is about a boy called Darkus, whose mom has died from an illness. After this is father disappears in a vault in the Natural History Museum. As a result he has no choice but to live with his uncle Max. Darkus makes friends in his new school and together they search for his father by putting all the clues together. I really like this book because it builds tension and the plot is exciting. I don’t want to give it away but the clue to the ending is in the title.

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