Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Woking Chatterbooks February 2019

This month we have been reading The Last Chance Hotel by Nicki Thornton.
Seth is the down-trodden kitchen boy with ambitions to be a chef. He has always lived and worked at the remote Last Chance Hotel in the middle of a seemingly endless forest.
When a strange gathering of magicians arrives for dinner, their leader is poisoned. A locked-room murder investigation ensues - and Seth, is the main suspect as he prepared a special desert only eaten by the kindly Dr Thallomius.
Can he solve the mystery and clear his name, especially when magic's afoot?
This was a wonderful, complex and original story with some unusual plot twists. It looks like it may be the first in a series to rival Harry Potter.

Most of the group liked the book except Kasper who doesn't like books about Magic.

As it was St Valentine's day we made hearts showing our favourite books.

We made 'Love bug' greetings cards-in which most of which the group wrote rude messages!

Woking Cahtterbooks January 2019

The book we have been reading this month is 'Jake Atlas and the hunt for the Feathered God'
by Rob Lloyd-Jones.
This is an adventure story about Jake Atlas, his twin sister Pan, and their parents who are treasure hunters.
In order to save their friend, the groups tech-wizard Sami from the clutches of the Snake People, the Atlas family have to travel to the rain forests of Honduras to find the Emerald tablet for the evil Snake Woman in return for the antidote to the poison she has used on Sami.  
Dare-devil Jake is always getting into trouble with his parents for taking risks-but sometimes he is just the boy for the job!
We were surprised that this action packed adventure did not go down as well as we thought it might.

We then did a treasure hunt in the library. The group had to find the Aztec symbols hidden in the library from a set of clues, translate them into letters of the alphabet and then work out together what word they spelled out.
Although they are getting very good at following the clues and finding the hidden symbols, it took quite a while to find the secret word: EMERALD!

After that we used the story dice to create stories. Somehow they always seemed to feature Donald Trump!

Friday, 22 February 2019

Reigate library Chatterbooks are taking part in the 2019 Surrey Children's Book Award. We have just read Song of the Dolphin Boy by Elizabeth Laird. We talked about helping to save our world and played a board game based on
packing an environmentally lunch box.
Reigate Library Chatterbooks are taking part in the Surrey Children's Book Award 2019. We have just read Bee Boy Clash of the Killer Queens by Tony De Saulles, we loved the illustrations learnt lots about bees and made Bee mine cards for Valentines Day.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

The Weybridge Chatterbooks Explorers

We recently met to see what we thought about our last book "The Explorer" by Katherine Rundell. Have you read it? What did you think? It is certainly an adventurous book!

Our group thought it was good, on the whole and we enjoyed writing our reviews. If you're in Weybridge library, have a look at our display. We used banners attached to little yellow airplanes to write down what we thought about the book.

Our book for February is "The Children of Castle Rock" written by Natasha Farrant. It's an adventure story with a twist. Check in to our next blog to see what we thought and what we enjoyed about it.

Chatterbooks at Haslemere Library has enjoyed reading 'The Awesome Book of Space' by Adam Frost.