Book Reviews 2012

Our wonderful Library Monitors have reviewed some of the new titles to the Ermo Library this term:


Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl Book Cover

Artemis Fowl is the first book in a seven-book series written by Eoin Colfer. In this book, Artemis, who is a criminal mastermind, and his servant, Butler, finds a way to regain the Fowl family's wealth. This could only be done by kidnapping a fairy, Holly Short, as his hostage.

Naturally, Holly's armed, dangerous and modern workmates would try to save her. But, Artemis has discovered many of the fairies well- guarded secrets. Will Holly be rescued or will there be a war?

I found this book interesting and filled with action. As it involves dangerous acts, I would only recommend this book to students in Year 4 or 5 and above.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. I hope you like it as much as I did!


 Melissa 6B


Tin Toys by Bruce Whatley

Tin Toys Book Cover


Tin Toys is a fantastic tale of the toys in the workshop and their adventure to attempt to clean up the Space Ride, an old toys but magnificent in action. The old toys and the new toys banded together to see if they could accomplish their mission.

At first they came across a major problem…the key! They tried all the keys they could find: Annie's golden key, Chirpy Chick's silver key and Doris Dial-up's key. None of them worked. That left only one option…the key with the shopkeeper! Gradually, after working with many plans, they succeeded.

I enjoyed this book though I wouldn't recommend it to ages above 5. The storyline and the detailed illustrations would be more suitable for Kindergarten and year 1.

I give Tin Toys a rating of 4 out of 5.

Audrey 6B



Nana's Colours by Pamela Allen

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Nana's Colours is a story about Nana on her birthday. All the children deliver beautiful flowers to her as a gift. Then all the colours of the flowers are named. Red, orange, purple and many other wonderful shades are drawn and shown to readers.

A beautifully illustrated book created to be a helping hand for young kids from Years K-1. I enjoyed this tale and like the storyline which could be easily understood and was fun to read.

A very delightful book to read especially if shared with younger children when they are learning about colours.

I give this book a star rating of 4 out of 5!

By Leona 6B


‘Stormbreaker' by Anthony Horowitz

 Stormbreaker Book Cover


Stormbreaker is the first dangerous mission of a fourteen year teenager, Alex Rider. Alex's Uncle, Ian Rider, has passed away suddenly, his death....Is deeply puzzling for Alex, for he has heard he died by a car crash, Ian died because he wasn't wearing a seatbelt, yet Alex knows that his uncle would never forget to wear his seatbelt. Later he learns that he was shot and killed making it no accident. Thus because of his uncle's death, Alex's life has changed dearly.


M16 (a spy organization) has sent him on a mission, on suspicion of Herod Sayle that something was going on in the ‘Sayle Enterprises', a device, known as the Stormbreaker was to be released on the 1st of April, but something was off about this, Alex, due to his skills, has been selected to carry out this mission and find out information that could help, but events go from bad to worse….. Things are going on in there, and only Alex knows what, but he has to stop everything before it is too late…, but when is that 'too late'? Very soon, and time is running out. But remember, ‘You're never too young to die.....'


This book has high tension, therefore makes it very enjoyable to read as well as gripping, the storyline makes sense and it's appropriate for all genders. I would recommend this to people in Years 6-8.


I give this book 4 and a half stars! Enjoy reading it~!


Sophie 6B