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‘Guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face’ FIVE STARS from Story Island Reviews for Froggy Day!

Froggy Day by Heather Pindar with illustrations by Barbara Bakos was recently reviewed by pupils from Ospringe Primary School, Faversham, on Story Island Reviews:


‘It was a great book. Definitely great for younger children who are guaranteed to enjoy it!’ (Lee)

‘This book is very delightful and guaranteed to put a smile on your child’s face when they read it.’ (Annabelle)

‘This was a hilarious book for younger children.’ (Sophie)

‘This book was more than astonishing and delivered more than my expectations.’ (Felicity)

This book is guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face – even on the froggiest of days.’ (Leo)

The pupils rated this book 5/5

5 stars

Read the full review here and buy a copy for the special price of £6.95  here

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‘I really enjoyed the book, it was funny and it made me feel happy’ Review of Homework on Pluto on Story Island Reviews!

A pupil, aged 9 years, from Ethelbert Road Primary School wrote this fabulous review of  junior fiction title  Homework on Pluto  by Lou Treleaven on Story Island Reviews:

‘This is a very funny book set in space and the story is told in letters sent between earth and Pluto. I really enjoyed the book, it was funny and it made me feel happy.’

Read the full review here.

You can order your copy here. You may also be interested in the first book in the series Letter to Pluto included in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge which you can order here and the forthcoming third book Teachers on Pluto coming out in March which you can pre-order here.


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Story Island Reviews super review of Arlo, Mrs Ogg and the Dinosaur Zoo!

A year 4 pupil from ETHELBERT ROAD PRIMARY SCHOOL wrote this fantastic review of the junior fiction 2018 Summer Reading Challenge story Arlo, Mrs Ogg and the Dinosaur Zoo by Alice Hemming, and illustrated by Kathryn Durst on the Story Island Reviews site:

One of the most heart-pounding moments in the book was at the rock pool as big as a swimming-pool. Ronnie was streaking on the rocks wearing pants that said Friday on them, even though it was Monday. Everyone was worried that he was going to jump in because this is where the Ichthyosaur lives and Ronnie can’t swim. He jumped in and Arlo counted in his head to 3 but he didn’t come out… read the book to find out what happened next!! 

If you like exciting, fun stories you should read it too.

My favourite part of the book was when the class saw all of the Dinosaurs. There were lots of different dinosaurs and one of them ate Paige’s hairband!

My favourite character was Arlo because he wrote things in his note book that were funny and he was brave.’

Thank you!

Read the whole review here and buy a copy here

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‘Really good’ ‘Wonderful’ ‘Brilliant’ ‘Excellent’ Story Island reviewers rave about AdoraBULL!

The Year 1 (aged 5-6) and Year 2 pupils (aged 6-7) from OSPRINGE CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL in Faversham enjoyed sharing and reviewing Adorabull written by Alison Donald and illustrated by Alex Willmore on Story Island Reviews:

Would you recommend this book?

All the pupils agreed they would recommend this book!


‘Because it’s funny when the bull gets a new hairdo.’

Yes, because it is very surprising because you think he wants a pet for him but he wants a pet for his bull.’  

‘I would because then more people can learn about loving and caring for each other.’

‘Because it is a good story and it is an exciting story.’

‘I will recommend the book because I like kittens.’

‘Because I like the book’

‘Because it’s about friendship.’

Have a look at the whole review here and buy a copy here

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‘An action filled rollercoaster!’ Story Island Reviews & year 6 pupils check out Dino Wars!

Year 6 pupils from OSPRINGE CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL in Faversham, Kent enjoyed reading and reviewing ‘Dino Wars: Rise of the Raptors’, written by Dan Metcalf and illustrated by Aaron Blecha on reviews site Story Island Reviews recently. Here’s some of what they had to say about the book:

‘The book is about genetically engineered dinosaurs who can talk. There is a connection to JURASSIC PARK because they are genetically modified dinosaurs just like the ones in Jurassic Park.’

‘It is about a boy called Adam who goes on a quest with his sister Chloe, his dinosaur friend Dag… and any other friends they make, to get four Dilotron Crystals to STOP a chemical weapon.’

‘All the children have to find all Dilotron crystals to SAVE THE WORLD.’

‘The book ‘starts off quite slow……. but becomes an ACTION FILLED ROLLERCOASTER.’

‘If you like dinosaurs, you will love this book.’

Read the whole review here

Buy a copy here


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