Welcome to Wham! Bam! Books! - a blog about our favourite books. These reviews are written by Year 4 kids (and some of their friends) who really love reading. SO read through our reviews and find a book that you might be interested in.


Sunday, 4 November 2012

The Bad Book - Andy Griffiths

“The Bad Book” is a book of rhymes, stories about bad things such as bad ants doing wheelies on grandmas and mums and dads letting children do bad things. “The Bad Book” is a great book. It is very entertaining.
I recommend it for 9-12 year old kids. It is a good book.
By Flynn

1 + 1 and other unlikely additions - David LaRochelle

1+1 is a book for 1-100 years old. 1+1 is a great book. It is very creative, like 1+1= 16 then you turn the page, 1 soccer team + 1 basketball team = 16 players.  1+1 is Awesome 10/10.

by Max

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Flanimals - Ricky Gervais

"Flanimals" is a book that tells you about all the flanimals other planets but it is just a fiction book so it’s not real.  Some of the flanimals are very ugly and some are cute as well plus it tells you the evolution of the flanimals.

Some evolve to be cute and some to be ugly. Some flanimals protect other flanimals because of their loyalty and their strength.

The possible rating for this book is 7 out of 10.

By Henry

The Cow that Goes Kapow! - Andy Griffiths

This book was written by Andy Griffiths and illustrated by Terry Denton. This book is very funny if you need a laugh. It includes many little stories rolled into one silly story. This book makes me laugh when I read it. I hope it makes you laugh too.

by Lily

Matilda - Roald Dahl

‘Matilda’ is a book about an intelligent little girl who has an unkind father and mother who just think she is a little brat. Her friends and lovely teacher Miss Honey help her get past her parents and unkind principal Ms Trunchbull. But as little Matilda just starts to get used to her class, her parents come up with news that they are going to move. But little Matilda has a few tricks up her sleeve to fight off her unkind parents and principal.

by Christina 

Violent Volcanoes and Earth-Shattering Earthquakes - Anita Ganeri

This book is all about the history of volcanoes and earthquakes with all the funny bits included!! It tells you the top 15 volcanic eruptions and what happened. It tells you the date, how many lives were lost or wounded, and the details!

This book is recommended for the science lovers, or just anyone!

by Celina

Wolves of the Beyond - Lone Wolf - Kathryn Lasky

When the wolf, Faolan, is born, he is abandoned on a tummafraw by his pack and clan, for he is a macldalh, a cursed pup. Only if he survives can he return to his clan as the lowest ranking wolf, a gnaw wolf. A grizzly bear brought him up, surviving with him. But when Thunderheart, the grizzly, dies in an earthquake, how can Faolan survive alone, witnessing terrible things and later being hunted by his own clan?

A thrilling book that is recommended for anyone who lets his/her imagination soar.

by Celina

Treasure Fever - Andy Griffiths

"Treasure Fever" is part of the series I am reading. It is about falling into gardens out of two story windows, using chewed paper blobs to solve problems and many more interesting things. I love this book about interesting people and strange events. I recommend it for 9-12 year old kids.
I love this book and I say you have got to read it.

by Flynn

Mistakes That Worked - Charlotte Foltz-Jones

"Mistakes that Worked" is a brilliant book because it is about how mistakes became real life things we use today. It taught my lots of things that I did not know such as how the frisbee was invented and how cheese was first made. My favourite bit was all the fun things that were invented.
I would recommend it for ages 10-15. I rate it 7 out of 10.

by Jude

Striker - Michael Hurley

"Striker" is a good book for people who want to learn about soccer strikers.  It has a lot about famous strikers, for example Leo Messi and Pele. It has pages about individual players and tells you how many goals they have scored. It tells you a lot about players. It is great for soccer lovers.
I rate it 8/10 for people who aren’t big fans of soccer and 9/10 for soccer lovers.

by Max

Just Doomed - Andy Griffiths

"Just Doomed" is an Andy Griffiths book in my favourite series. I think it is a really good. This book is full of stories such as things like booking the wrong hotel or stealing your own mum's hand bag and many more entertaining stories. I think it couldn’t get better.
I recommend this book for 9-12 girls or boys.

by Flynn

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Just Stupid - Andy Griffiths

Just Stupid is a very funny book. Actually it is probably even more funny than it is stupid. It contains many hilarious and unusual stories. I think it is a book for children about 9-12 years old.
by Flynn

Diary of a Wimpy Vampire - Prince of Dorkness - Tim Collins

Neil is a vampire with a very wimpy vampire family. At his school he makes enemies with a monster. Mysterious things happen. I recommend this book for ages 10-12. I also rate it 9 -10.
by Jude

The Faraway Seed - Anna Boucaut, Jill Brailsford

If you love a decent book with exquisite pictures this book is for you. This book is a wonderful read and is beautifully illustrated. This book is about a bird who drops a seed and a tree grows that is not the same as the other trees. It teaches us the importance of differences, in a great way. It was published in 2009 but is still very popular. This is a truly delightful book and an awesome read for all ages.  by Lydia

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Claudia and The Phantom Phone Calls (The Baby-Sitters Club) -By Ann M. Martin

Are you looking for a good mystery book? Well, this book might be for you! As Claudia and her friends read in the newspaper that a jewel thief has been breaking into nearby homes, they start to get really spooked. Will the Phantom Caller scare off the Baby-Sitters Club? Maybe, or maybe not, as they find out that the Phantom Caller they have been scared about is just a classmate…

By Christina

Monday, 21 May 2012

The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe - Theodore Gray and Nick Mann

This book tells you about chemistry and the elements in the periodic table.  It also show you how the perodic table got its shape.  I think the book is interesting for people that are interested in science. It has lots scientific facts that you might not know. I rate it 7 out of 10. 

by Henry