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Lord of the Flies by William Golding

15 June 2020

Message we received from Charles, aged 10: "I am really interested in adventure and the outdoors as well as loving animals. I recently read and enjoyed Jurassic Park and The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe."


Izzy & Alice's advice: "Charles, if you love adventure and don't mind being a bit scared (you said you like Jurassic Park) then you should read Lord of the Flies. We won't ruin it for you but it is about a group of schoolboys who get stranded on a remote island! We hope you will enjoy it."

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

15 June 2020

Message was received from Izzy 9 year old: I love novels, especially sequences. I have read a pinch of magic and love magic and fantasy. What should I read next?

Alice’s advice “ Hi Izzy it is your partner Alice. I know that you know about lots of books but would you like to try something quite difficult? There is ‘ A wizard of earthsea’ that you might not know about. Hope you enjoy it!”

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

16 June 

   Message was received from Oscar 7 years old saying “ I am Izzy’s brother and I love adventure! Bye”

Alice and Izzy’s advice” Hi Oscar we love adventures too! Why don’t you try Artemis Fowls? It is full of adventure and mystery. Hope you enjoy it!

Agatha Oddly by Lena Jones

16 June 

Message was received from Aniya 9 years old: I am reading David William books because they are funny and interesting!

Alice and Izzy’s advice: Hi Aniya! There is an interesting book that I know called Agatha oddly and I do not know if it is funny but I know it is interesting. Hope you like it!

A pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison 

16 June 

Message received from Alice 9 years old: Hi Izzy, it is me Alice. I have read The Secret Garden and I love magic.

Izzy’s advice: Hi Alice, A pinch of Magic is full of Magic and is as advanced as the Secret Garden.  

A little princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

16 June 

message was received from Mary 10 years old:  I love books with suspense and also sometimes sad books but I prefer the ones with a nice ending. what should I read?

alice and izzy's advice: oh! hi Mary! I do not know if you read this book it is called a little princess and it is the same author of the secret garden that is a amazing book. a little princess 

The Boy at The Back of the Class by Onjali Q Rauf 

16 June 

message was received by Finn 9 years old: what book should I read? I like Alex Rider and Harry Potter. I do not really like artemis fowl.

alice and Izzy's advice; Hi Finn! you should try the boy at the back of the class I hope you like it.

The Book of Hopes by Katherine Rundell

27 October

message was received by Mimi 8 years old: I hate horror stories and sad stories but I love comedy and happy stories. 

PS: I love fairy tales

message was received by Sam: I love horror stories and sad stories but I hate comedy and happy stories.I have been trying to find the book fit for me but every sad or horror stories has a happy or funny bit in it. You are my only hope Izzy and Alice. I do not like being called Samantha  so please just call me Sam. After hearing about your website I knew you would help me. Thanks Izzy and Alice you are the best. Please Help!

Alice and Izzy's advice: Hi girls! you should try the amazing new book by Katherine Rundell. It is a bunch of short stories you can read just before going to bed. There is a variety of different stories and themes so chose your favourite ones to read. Mimi you should try Catherine Rundell books! They are full of adventure and happiness, and Sam if you need more help to find books, we are here to help. Have a nice week girls! Also tell everyone you know about this website.

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

28 October

Message was received from Sophie 9 years old: I am interested in exciting, funny and adventurous books to fill my time when I am alone. I like reading Malory Towers St Clare's and Famous five. What should I read next?

Alice and Izzy's advice: You should read The jungle book by Rudyard Kipling. People say it is a babyish book but there is a harder version so try that one.

The Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

29 August

The message was received from Stacy 7 years old: Hi, My name is Stacy and I love your website. I love fairy tales and lately, I have been reading the princess in black and I chose it because it was recommended on your website. I don't know what to read now because I already read all the books that were recommended for me. Thank and I hope you have a great day. Good Luck!

Alice and Izzy's advice: You should read the Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton. It's a wonderful fantasy book about magical creatures who live in a tree. A couple of children find out about the tree and magic awaits them! 

Agatha Oddly by Lena Jones

30 August

Message was received from Lara, age 9: I have always found it hard to find good books. I love Malory Towers and Enid Blyton I also love Nancy Drew. Is there any books you would recommend for me?

Alice and Izzy's advice: You should read Agatha Oddly. It is about a detective and contains lots of mystery like Nancy Drew and Malory Towers. Another book that my friend like was Murder Most Unlady Like, it is a murder mystery and we think you would really like it. Enjoy!

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

30 August

Message was received from Wolfie, age 10: Hello, Charlotte's Web is an incredible read. I would recommend it to anyone. Do you have any recommendations for books with morals and points to them? I also like books that include a subject of animals that people from the age of 10-13 can read. Also, I am reading Lord of the Flies., do you have any suggestions for chaotic books?

Alice and Izzy's advice: Thanks for the book recommendation! We think you would really enjoy The Snow Child. It is a challenging read but includes a subject of animals and has a strong moral. The Snow Child is about a childless couple who live in Alaska. They would love to have children but they can't. One day, their dream comes true and a child (who has no parents and lives in the wild) knocks on their door. It is a really great book with a sad twist at the end, hope you like it!

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