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I recommend Mr Stink by David Walliams.

It is a wonderful take which is hilarious written by a comic genius! It is both funny and at the same time teaches you a lesson about how you should treat everyone the same no matter who they are and what they look like.

The part I like most is when they go into the shop to get something but the newsagent prompts them to buy more saying it will be free but in the end he charges them lots of money!

It really is an outstanding book and the illustrations rock!

The end of the story is rather sad but you will have to read it for yourself to find out what happens!

Once you have read the book I would also recommend that you watch the movie as well. It’s good fun to compare the two!

By Finley

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I recommend World Football Records because it’s full of interesting facts.

It is organised into Countries and contains facts about biggest wins, biggest defeats, most caps and most goals.

In 1882 surprisingly England won a game beating Ireland 13-0! You will have to read the book to find out which famous ex-England captain has scored the most amount of goals!

It is set out using sub-headings which makes it easy to read and follow. Also the photographs are colourful and interesting to look at.

This book would be great for all you football fans out there!


By Harvey

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I recommend Tom Gates Excellent Excuses. It is the winner of the Best Books for Young Readers 2012.

It is written as a diary with doodles and sketches which add interest to the book and also give you an insight to how the main character, Tom is feeling.

My favourite part is when Tom writes a song about how much he hates his sister;

I like this part as I can relate to it with having 2 sisters!

I also like the part when Norman tries to swim but he just splashes, this suggests to me that he can’t swim!

Anyone who has a good sense of humour (and annoying siblings) will enjoy this unmissable read.


By Livvy

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I recommend The Trenches by Jim Elridge.

The Trenches is a true life story about a solider from Carlisle. The book gives you an opportunity to experience first-hand History. It is a vivid account of the past set in 1917.

I like the part where his best friend is shot for being a coward because it helps you to realise what life was like for soldiers during the war.

As it is a true story at times it can be very thought provoking.

This book would interest anyone who enjoys learning more about the war and what it was really like.

Warning it contains gory details and parts of the story are rather upsetting.

By Jake

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I recommend The Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Long Haul.

It is hilarious right from the beginning to the end. It’s so funny that it will make your sides split!

The funniest part is on page 210-211; this is when two men come to help the family but they speak in Spanish and then the family try to speak Spanish back when really they are English! The only way to describe it is a road-trip-misadventure. The car breaks down, money's gone, motel smells, animals cause havoc and they get lost in the wrong place but you will have to read the book to find out where!

I recommend this book to people who have a good sense of humour.

By Ryan M

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I recommend The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney.

This book is hilarious; anyone who has a good sense of humour will enjoy this book!

It is about a family who go on a road trip but it turns into a bit of a crisis! You will have to read it to find out what happens but the part that I find funniest is when a pig gets drunk!

The illustrations also really help to bring the story to life.

This really is a book that you won’t be able to put down!

By Mason

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I recommend Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days because it’s an amazing book. The funniest part is when it says, “Mama I’m peeing.” The story is about Greg Heffley and his family who want to spend their whole summer holidays playing games inside but that doesn’t exactly work out!

This book is good to read if you like to laugh out loud and you like adventure stories. It is part of a series of books and gives you a chance to find out more about the Heffley family.

By Chelsea

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I recommend Doctor Judy Moody by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter Reynolds.

Judy Moody is an average girl who lives with her mum, dad, and Stink. In the beginning of the story Judy pretends to be sick. It is funny because she lied and put red cough drops in her mouth and said she was sick. In the middle, her brother gets sick instead of her. She was really mad! In the end she gets sick.

It is out of this world because the characters are very funny. They say funny words like hardy-har-har. Another reason why they are funny is because they act dumb by making silly faces and by saying "da" to make each other laugh. It has good descriptions. The author said," Judy's tongue was red as a cherry." She also said, "She was as cool as an ice cube." You can really picture what is going on because of these fantastic descriptions. It also has amazing illustrations.

I highly recommend this book to people who like laughing their heads off. The descriptions and pictures will really crack you up. I loved reading this book and so will you!

By Kyle

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I recommend the Get Away from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. It is the 12th book in the series.

In this book Greg Heffley and his family decide to escape the cold weather and the stress of the approaching holiday season by leaving town. The Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. They thought a few days in paradise should do wonders for Greg and his frazzled family. But they soon discover that paradise isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Sun poisoning, stomach troubles, and venomous critters all threaten to ruin the family's vacation. You will have to read the story to find out if their trip can be saved, or if their island getaway will end in disaster.

Like all the other books in this series it is really funny!

By Rhys