If we asked you to tell us your favourite book and why you love it so much would it be really easy, or the most difficult question anyone can ask ever in the world of questions? We already shared our Top 5 books in a Love Middlesbrough Lasses post so this time it’s the turn of our BoroReads Young Bloggers. Over to you, guys…

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is my favourite book because it is exciting and the plot is great. There are lots of twists and turns in the book which I find really cool. There is a lot of backstory and there is always a deeper meaning to what the characters say and do. I think that J.K Rowling is the the most amazing writer ever because she kept on trying and trying to get her book noticed when everyone just turned her down. I have a lot of posters and Harry Potter stuff in my bedroom including Dumbledore’s wand (Dumbledore is a very famous wizard and fights with the dark wizard Lord Voldemort), a collection of toy owls and a Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry uniform and wand. As you have probably guessed, I am in love with the Harry Potter series ❤️ and have read all the adjoining books and watched all the films. I highly recommend this book to all adults and children because it is the best book that anyone has ever written and I just couldn’t put it down!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling

My favourite book is Mr Stink by David Walliams and you should read this book because it lets you know how homeless people live and that they all have a story. I like this book because I love how the girl Chloe gives him a home which is in his shed, also I like it because Mr Stink gives her the inspiration to keep writing her amazing stories.

Mr. Stink by David Walliams

A book I have really enjoyed reading is Captain Underpants and the Talking Toilets.  It’s about 2 boys called George and Harold. They have a head teacher called Mr Krupp who they play tricks on. Whenever someone snaps their fingers near Mr Krupp he turns into a super hero. Mr Krupp thinks he can save the world but George and Harold end up having to save him when the world gets attacked by talking toilets.  The only way to stop him being a superhero is to pour water on his head.  George and Harold also make comic books in their tree house. Sometimes they sell them at school and get money for them.  I like this book because it is funny and Mr Krupp looks silly as he just wears a cape and his pants! There are lots of Captain Underpants books and they are all good to read but this is my favourite from this collection. 

Captain Underpants and the Talking Toilets by Dav Pilkey

My favourite book of all time is Katy by Jacqueline Wilson. I love this book, every night I said ‘one more chapter and then I’ll put it down…’ three chapters later, ‘ok just one more chapter…’ three chapters later, ‘ok! NOW only one more chapter!’ And so on and so on. The main character is of course Katy. She’s a tomboy like me. She doesn’t get on that well at all with her stepmum, but that changes because of a dramatic twist in the story. I like how Katy gets up to a lot of mischief such as when she puts her enemy’s clothes into the water at school. There are parts of the book that are funny and other characters are annoying like when Katy turns up to swimming in her little sister’s swimming costume and someone says ‘you look like a giraffe in a thong!’ The book made me feel excited and wanting to know what happens next. Jacqueline Wilson rewrote an old book called ‘What Katy Did’ as a modern version for this book.

I definitely recommend this book to girls around my age (or boys if they want).

Katy by Jacqueline Wilson

I am currently taking part in the summer reading challenge with my siblings (this is our 3rd summer reading challenge so far). I signed up at the Central Library (during the #Mela) and afterwards met Authors Paul Cookson & Liz Million – they both did talks which we all found very entertaining. Obviously whilst at the Mela we enjoyed some delicious food (“Nom Nom”)

Over the school holidays, our weekly trip to the Acklam Library is our family ritual. Our Library is very family friendly which is a good job because my younger brother and sister find it hard to stay quiet when choosing their library books. I think that the summer reading challenge is good because you get to choose what you read and at the end you get to rate the book.

At the moment I am enjoying the tale of Greyfriar’s Bobby. I have been told about the monument in Scotland by my family and it’s good to read the story behind it. One day I hope to visit the monument and take a #selfie with Bobby himself as I love dogs. Finally, I just want to give a shoutout for everyone to vote for Boro Reads because we have 2 vibrant book benches in our school and they’re awesome!

greyfriars bobby by eleanor atkinson

What are your favourite books? Tell us in the comments and give us some ideas of what to read next!