Fendalton Open-Air School Library Blog

Welcome to the Fendalton Open-Air school library blog. This is the place where reading for fun is our main focus. There are heaps of reviews, author and illustrator links, and book trailer links. There are games to play on the homework page and ideas for parents as well. Feel free to leave a comment on any of the posts.

Friday, 28 November 2008

The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe is a story about a merchant sea man wanting to go on a voyage at sea,but his father wants him to be a lawyer in Yorkshire.

One year later on the first of September 1651 Robinson Crusoe left England for a sea trip to Africa,south America and an island in the Caribbean sea on the way his ship breaks to pieces he is stuck on the island for 24 years and comes across a man eating man and Robinson makes him his slave.

Written Daniel Defoe.

deltora quest

This book is very good because it has fights and a lot of excitement. 

The adventures of robinson crusoe

The adventures of Robinson Crusoe is a story about a merchant sea man wanting to go on a voyage at sea,

Mr Gum and the Biscut Billionaire

There is this Gingerbread Man with electric muscles he is super rich now i mean rich.
And there is Mr Gum and Billy (Other guy that speacks werid) they want his money.
Polly(Little Girl) saves the day.And theres a fair that has hot dogs.

Great Book 9/10

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Thursday, 27 November 2008

Bumface. by Morris Gleitzman

Bumface is a book about a boy called Angus and his family. He has to look after his brother and sister whilist his mother works at a TV studio. Bumface is a character that he created for his schoolplay. His Mother keeps falling in love and his brother and sister have different fathers.

Angus's friend is called Rindi and they play pirates, and Rindi helps Angus to stop his mum finding another husband.

They have lots of advetures and I hope you enjoy this funny book. I rate it 5 stars


Alex Rider Stormbreaker

SAS is a special military camp. The main characters are: Alex Rider, Allen Blunt, Mrs Jones, and Herod Sayle. My favourite character is Allen Blunt. My favourite part is when Alex sneaks away from Sayle. Hope you enjoy.
Alex Rider realises that his uncle, Ian Rider is dead. Alex goes to MI6, thinking that he is in the Royal & General bank. Allen Blunt wants Alex to work for MI6. Alex goes to SAS to train for two weeks. Alex almost killed a dozen people in a boxed trailer.

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Harry Potter

This book  is about a 11 year old boy who goes to Hogwarts school of witch and wizardry. 
and  he has two friends named Ron & Herminey and his headmaster named Dumbeldor
his best teacher Hegread witch teaches mythical creatures and his vice headmaster professor Magonagel 

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Raven's Gate

When Matt freeman gets into trouble with the police he's sent to Yorkshire. It is sapost

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Geronimo Stilton

Geronimo Stilton is a mouse in New Mouse city that works at the Rodents Gazette. He is very adventurous  and he travels to lots of places with his cousins Trap and Thea. trap is very rough Thea is very nice to Geronimo. Geronimo has traveled in Sumerian planes, boats, car, motorbike, scooter and  foot. he loves cheese but trap loves it more.  



Stanley Yelnats is always at the wrong place at the wrong time because of hisA famous basket balls shoes fall on his head. He was accused of stealing his shoes. Stanley goes to court he could go to jail or camp green lake. At Camp Green Lake they dig holes every day. Every one thinks its for character building

By George Paterson


Measle and the Dragodon

Measle and the Dragodon is about a little boy called Measle, his mother(Lee) and his father (Sam). Sam is a wizard and Lee is full of a power called mana which means when Sam does a major spell his mana can be fully restored without him even having to wait. All he has to do is touch Lee's hand and it will restore fully! The drogodon is a monster and the only one left of his type. the dragodon wants to take over the world but his dragon (the one that gives him his power and mana) is sick and can't recover for another 300 years so the dragodon captures lee and holds her hostige until his dragon wants to eat. But Measle comes to the rescue and takes a very risky and dangerous path to save his mum and reunite his family. AND HE SUCCEEDS. His family is now reunited and settled in (for now).    


Just tricking

                          Just tricking by Andy Griffths
Would you play dead just to get out of school? Would you wear a gorilla suit to your sisters birthday? If so this is the book for you. Just tricking is a fantastic book with plenty of tricky stories. P.S don't  get any ideas. My favorite is 'Beat the bomb'. Beat the bomb is about Andy and his friend Danny Who always play practical jokes such as writing rude complaints to the local KFC and sign them Malvin they play the biggest joke ever and then they find out a sad fact and grow great sympathy for him. Anyway just tricking is a stupid book 'Just tricking'.

By Thomas


The Real Thing Book Review by Johny

Fizzer Boyd is a kid that can tell what type of fizzy drink it is, even if it not labelled! When Fizzer tastes Coca-Cola in a cup but it doesn't taste like coke' he knows something is wrong.Only three people in the entire world know the secret formula for COCA-COLA.So,when all three are kidnapped,the giant corporation is in deep trouble.But the kidnappers didn't count on the extraordinary abilities of Fizzer Boyd and Tupai White(Fizzers Friend).
A brilliant book by Brian Falkner(http://www.brianfalkner.co.nz/).


Treasure Fever

                                           Treasure Fever 

This story is about a kid and his friend that go to school where the principal
 used to be a sailor.  One day the boy went to the principal's office and the principal
told him a story about when he was young. He loved pirates, so he and his friends buried a treasure chest but when they came back  to un-buried it was GONE!!
they search the hole school to find it but they never did.When the story was over the boy and his friend looked them self's and they......(read to find out)

The BFG By Roald Dahl


The BFG stands for big friendly giant.

He's the Most friendly giant you can meet.
The book introduces:
Sophie, the little girl.
The Blood Bottler, the evil giant who eats kids.
There are a lot more giants as well.
Finally the BFG, the main charater
I think its a great book for kids aged between 6 & 10



Horrible Science Annual 2008

This is a hilarious book with lots of weird and wacky facts .
It also includes lots of fun and tricky puzzles for you to do.
You might even learn a thing or two . So you could even call it a little bit educational .
This a great, fun book to read. 
I highly recommend this book and rate it four and a half stars **** and a 1/2 stars.

BY Cameron Metherell

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Just tricking

Just tricking by Andy Grifths
Are you a practical joker? would you play dead just to get out of school,would you wear a gorilla suit to your sisters birthday. If so this is the book for you.
Just tricking is about about Andy Grifths when he was a boy and the practical jokes he made.
It's full of tricky stories my favorite is 'Beat the bomb' Beat the bomb is a story Andy and his friend Danny they always play jokes on one boy but this time they have great sympathy for him.
Any way just tricking is a perfect book for people who love a laugh.If you have read it and like it look for more of Andy's books.

By Thomas.

Harry potter and the philsoss stone

Harry Pottter is about a boy whose parents are dead , killed by a dark wizard . He lives with his 

aunt and uncle.When he turns 11 a mysterious letter informs him that he is  invited to 

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry . But he is yet to discover that the dark  wizard is

back again and wants to kill him. I like this book because it is funny, exciting and adventurous.         
 This book's author is J. K. Rowling.

by Jacob 

Walter wants to be a warewolf

In the story Walter wants to be a ware wolf

Walter's family are all ware wolves but
for some reason Walter couldn't turn into one
but close came the ware wolf party & poor Walter
couldn't go.

I like this story because it is very creative as
Walter gets back at Walter's bully at school.
read to find out what Walter becomes instead
of a ware wolf.

here's a clue: it is a machine :)

Night Bomber

Your pilot is hit and you have three engines on fire what would you do
 Night Bomber is about a flight engineer could   John smith. his plane crashes  
will him and his team die read it and find out

King Kong

This story is about an inhabited island with all of these Dinosaurs and mutated monsters.
King Kong is an big gorilla who falls in love with Ann.
King Kong is a massive monster his story involves battles with dinosaurs, daring rescues and terrific escapes.
King Kong dies in the end by getting shot by all of these machine gunners in planes.
he has at least 100 wounds and he plummets to his death from the huge empire state building.

how to draw graphic novels review

How to draw graphic novels is a good book it tells you what you need. If you want to learn how to draw good that it teaches you the basics like the sphere the cone the cube and the cylinder. The book it also helps with shading like cross hatching, parallel lines, stippling which is poking the book the closer the dots get he darker it gets. On page 14 it has got how to draw female faces because they have to be smooth unlike the male face it has to have stiff like lines but not to stiff it also has how to draw the face in different ways to draw faces like the thinking position. The book has got some comics in it and heaps other things to draw

from Oliver k

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Star Wars the clone wars

Star Wars is about sith lords trying to take over the world.
The jedis fight back to take back what is theirs. When the jedis fight they are outnumbered so they create the clones to fight with them.
My favorite part is the fight against the genosions and droids.
The jedis and sith lords use specail weapons called light sabers.
That's why it's my favourite book.


Star Wars

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

BOYS RULE Golf Legends Book reviews

BOYS RULE Golf legends

Sam & Billy decide to play golf in their local park. They map out their course and get started,but along the way they come up against all sorts of obstacles ...
Including Sam's dad!

I like this book because it's cool and this book shows good lot of Team players. 
Meet the BOYS RULE Boys:
Con & Josh Big daredevils
Nick & Matt fun boys  
Tom & Joey copycats
Sam & Billy Team players
I recommend you read more 'BOYS RULE' books , they are not long!!

I give it 5 stars *****
By Nader Ibrahim

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Calvin and Hobbes

Calvin and Hobbes is a really funny comic book. There are five main characters: Calvin (the boy who thinks his stuffed tiger is real), Hobbes the stuffed tiger, his mum (who is really nice), his dad (who says he only lives there) and Susie (Calvin really adores her but he doesn't admit it).

As you might have recognised, the comic book is about Calvin, whose imagination is so strong he thinks it's real. Sometimes he thinks he's space man spiff, which is really cool. He thinks that every one is aliens and he tries to destroy them.

One time he imagined that his hall pass was a secret formula, so he started eating it in his imagination and in reality. Sometimes he even thinks there are monsters under the bed and in the closet. He is a real dare devil, like going in a lake, by riding in a trolley and rides down on a steep hill going into the lake with Hobbes.

So now I hope you buy this book too - you will love it.
This comic book was written bye Bill Watterson.


Desprate Deserts

Desperate Deserts, you think its going to tell you about Deserts. That's what you expect with every other book name, but I'm not here to talk to you about book name's, I'm here to talk to you about Desperate Deserts the book. Desperate Deserts is written by Anita Ganeri. The book is a Horrible Geography and it's really interesting to read, even adults would enjoy it but now it's time to tell you about the book. First here's a Quote "Geography. What on Earth is it about? some geography teachers drone on and on about far-flung places you've never heard of, using lots of posh words even they can't spell." Desperate Deserts, it Tell's you about how to get a night with the natives , here's a Quote "when they ask you if you want a cup of tea, say yes and slurp it up so they know your enjoying. It if they ask you if you want some more, say yes and do the same." It also tells you how the farmers got water from the ground. The book tells you about a whole lot more interesting stuff but I'm not going to tell you right now, but if you want to find out yourself, just read the book.

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Monday, 24 November 2008


Friday, 21 November 2008

Zac Power Poison Island

Zac Power is a secret agent who has 24 hours to save the world and clean his room. You can't put this book down.
I like this book because all of his adventures and missions.
Read this book to find out more to about Zac power and all his missions
This is a great book and fun to read you must read ZAC POWER POISON ISLAND!

Joseph M

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         By Kenneth Oppel

The tree never seemed so high. Dusk laboured up the trunk of the giant sequoia sinking his claws into the soft reddish bark. His father, Icron climbing beside him.

65 million years ago the dinosaurs are dying there is a animal that are early relations to bats called the chiropter Dusk is one of them. Dusk has always been fascinated by birds and he has always wanted to fly.His colony thinks this is wrong (as Dusk's colony glides). One day he learns how to fly but this turns his world upsidedown. He is different to his colony as his colony only glides but he flies. But on the other island (the main island Dusk and his colony live on an island away from the mainland) the animals that the chiropters had a truce with suddenly changes sides into meateaters and the chiropters don't know that they have changed sides. Dusk senses danger.

 I think Kenneth Oppel is the best author ever. It is a fascinating tale and you have to read it! I hope I get to read some more of Kenneth Oppels books about Bats! Remember to read Darkwing its a really great story.

These are some of Kenneth Oppels other books about bats, Silverwing, Sunwing, Firewing, Airborn and Skybreaker

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Alex Rider Point Blanc by Anthony Howitz

Point Blanc 
Point Blanc is a really good boys book because its got lots of action and because Anthony Howitz is a cool author. Alex Rider is a secret agent who works for MI6. In the end he nearly dies but if you want to find out more you will have to read the books. The next book is called Skeleton key and there are five other books in the series. Im hoping to get to read other books by Anthony Howitz.  

By Will M

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Thursday, 20 November 2008

Geronimo stilton

I think this is a really cool and funny book because he goes on lots of adventures with Ther and Benjamin. they also get in lots of danger they go on planes,boats,cars,trains and on feet.
He never goes on advenchers without his cosins.
Geronimo stilton is scared of everything like the dark,spiders and hieghts.I think you should read this hilerese book

 By Sam

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Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Guinness World Records draws a crowd


What we've been reading lately

I have just checked out some statistics and these are the top 10 authors issued from the library over the last few months.

1. Geronimo Stilton
2. Jacqueline Wilson
3. Daisy Meadows
4. Paul Jennings
5. Roald Dahl
6. Lucy Daniels
7. Joy Cowley
8. Anthony Horowitz
9. Rose Impey
10. Martin Handford - Where's Wally?

Have you read any books by these authors? Send me your review and it could be posted here.