Friday, 19 April 2013

Convince the Critics competition - Year 8 winners announced

We are delighted to announce the Year 8 winners of our Convince the Critics library competition.  There were six winners, who all received a book and a £5 WHSmith voucher.  Their winning entries appear below.  The four highly commended entries, who received a certificate and pen, were James 8CM, Amber 8HB, Haris 8SH and Ben 8SH.  All entrants were also awarded VIVO points.

Winning entries:

How to Walk in High Heels by Camilla Morton
Written by Jessica 8SH

You should read my book “How to Walk in High Heels” by Camilla Morton because it is a book that every girl should have on their shelf.  It teaches you everything from how to be fashionably late to catching a mouse.  It tells you everything a girl should know about everyday life.  It is a book that you can go back to many times to remind yourself of that one thing that you just can’t remember.

Anything you can think of this book has it.  I can guarantee that you will get your full money’s worth and much more.  This book is perfect for any modern girl or woman in the modern world of today.  You will wonder how you every survived without it!

The Darke Academy by Gabriella Poole
Written by Lisa 8HB

Read the Darke Academy books.  If you read them I guarantee you’ll enjoy it thoroughly, as much as I have.  Do you want an awesome series of books to get sucked into?  Then read these books.  They have a very interesting storyline, which even dummies can understand.  However it does have a lot of literate language to boost your vocabulary.  The Darke Academy books are very gripping; I always find that I can’t quite put the book down.

So, if you want a good book then try these series of books.  It doesn’t matter what genre you usually go for whether it’s horror, mystery or romance – it’s got it all!  The Darke Academy books are entertaining, thrilling and truly compelling, so do yourself a favour and give it a shot.  Pick up your copy today.  You won’t regret it.

You’re a Bad Man Mr Gum! by Andy Stanton
Written by Jack 8SW

I strongly feel that everyone should read this jaw-dropping book as it takes you to a hilarious new dimension.  This book is great; the best book I’ve ever read by a mile.  I know you’ll like it.

This brilliant book is recommended for ages 7-12 however the humour inside will even make the older ones giggle like mad!  Ecstatic, entertaining and elevating, this book will blow your mind away (not literally though!).  This fantastic book has won numerous awards and if you read it you will know why.

There are many magnificent drawings to compliment the descriptive text, like the champagne with your oysters.  Don’t be tempted to read other books because this is the one for you.  If you do, you will miss out on a lifetime of reading heaven. 

Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer
Written by Daniel 8SW
The book I would like to put forward is called Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian.  It is a superb read, constantly leaving you on the edge of your seat; it will also leave you in stitches.  It is a page turning read that is very entertaining.  It is a real hectic fusion of the real, the imaginary and the interesting uses of fairy technology.  From laser guns to mind wipers this book has it all.  The main character is a boy called Artemis Fowl; his parents are caught up in a lot of criminal activities and when his father goes missing he inherits the empire.  Although his plans are more folklore than fraud (he does steal millions of pounds from them but …), this is a brilliant book to read and I really would recommend it.  There aren’t any books that come even close to how individual but excellent this book is.

Billionaire Boy by David Walliams
Written by Wayde 8MZ

I really think that you should read this book because I think it is hilarious.  This is because the main character does stupid things.  It is a gripping story because he puts £50 into the hamster cage to make the hamster eat it and what happens next is really funny.  This a must read book!

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
Written by Joe 8CT

Do you like adventure? Do you like being unique? Do you like happy endings? Then you will love the book War Horse by the brilliant children’s author, third children’s laureate, Michael Morpurgo.  Told by a horse called Joey this book teaches through the movement of excitement, surprise and sadness.  You will learn about World War 1, how the life of a horse is and what it feels like to have an ‘irregular’ family.  This author has been awarded an OBE for the brilliance of his novels so join me in the everlasting spirit of reading one of his many inspirational books!

 Winning entrants for Year 7 and 9 will be announced shortly!

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