Summer Reading: Princess Academy

Book number 5 The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale.
This is a book that I read a few years ago and enjoyed very much so I was unsure if it would still be as good. It was better than I remember!
Girls from a small mining village in the mountains are sent to be educated ready for the prince to pick from their group to be the new princess. Sounds mad but makes sense when you read it, not only do they learn to read but are told about life outside their community and are taught diplomacy and economics.
Because the mines are so loud they have their own special way of communicating and this skill comes to their aid when bandits attack.
Very exciting and not at all ‘girly’.
Give it a try.
Mrs. H.

Summer Reading Challenge

Book number 4 The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey – this was not one I had on my list but a book I picked up second-hand.

It is older than me and sometimes you can tell, like the main character Detective Grant smokes in his hospital bed!

This author writes crime stories, She has the poor detective  stuck in hospital with nothing to do. A friend brings him pictures of people from history who were accused of committing crimes.

He is surprised by the portrait of Richard III and with some help from his friend, a police officer, an American student and the nursing staff he tries to solve the murder of the Princes in the Tower.

Very clever and believable.


Mrs. H.


Hi Ruby,

I’m glad to see you are enjoying your reading this summer.

Keep up the good work.


Summer Reading

Today I have finished My (Most excellent) Pet Project. It was a very good book about a girl called Indie Kidd who does a school project on pets! She includes things like: My Pets, How to choose a pet, How to make a pet feel at home and how to fake a pet. You can read all about her project in this book. On a scale of 1-10, I would give it a 10! Highly recommend!


Evie’s Magic Bracelet – The Enchanted Puppy

Today I have finished Evie’s magic bracelet-The Enchanted Puppy. It was a very good fiction book about a girl called Evie who receives a magical bracelet that brings things to life, she accidentally uses it on some teddy animals. Her friend, called Ryan, really likes the dog and keeps it. They go on many adventures with this dog. On a scale of 1-10 I give this book an 8. This is because it took a while to get into but once you got into it, it was quite good.

Summer Reading Hattie B

I have just finished Hattie B magical vet- The Dragon’s Song. It was a very good book about a girl, called Hattie, who gets whipped away into a magical world, called Bellua, and becomes the guardian of it. She also helps a dragon, who goes by the name of Mith Ickle, get it’s voice and fire back. On a scale of 1-10 I give this book a 10! I absolutely loved it. Definitely recommend this book.