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Breakfast Book Club Book Blog


We are five Y6 children who meet every Friday morning to have breakfast and read great books

Book Reviews

The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day

Recommended age: 9+

It is Maisie’s birthday and she is hoping for a Nuclear Reactor, but the day has turned black and her family are lost in time. Maisie is not having a good day. Every chapter is a cliff-hanger – you will want to read on!

Read this book if you like mystery adventures, Science and a creepy story!

This book is quite challenging and can make you have the shivers but we love it and recommend it for you to read today.


Hansel and Gretel Book Review


Rating: *****

Author: Neil Gaiman

This book is a re-telling of the story of a happy Hansel and Gretel but be warned: it has a dark twist. If you’re age 9 or over, then this is the story for you. It has excitement, scary moments and great illustrations.

The Plot

This takes the normal story of Hansel and Gretel and changes it by adding war, soldiers and starvation. Like the normal story, the dad takes the children in to the forest to avoid starving himself, but in this dark fairy tale the children can’t find their way back.

Favourite Part

The description of the gingerbread house – although the pictures are black and white the description makes it seem colourful.

Win the Champion Reader Award to be in with a chance of reading this amazing story!