Here are the latest and greatest reads from the Tawa BookBusters.
Jacob has been reading How Things Work. He explained to us how the book demonstrated how cogs worked. His example was if you turn the crank handle of a cog with 6 bolts which then turns a handle with 12 bolts it will take the smaller 12 bolt cog two revolutions to travel around the larger 6 blot clog once. He also like the model that explained how an elevator worked
Alicia and Natalie have both been reading Who is Hilda Hardmouth. Hilda is a hideous headteacher of the local school, but she really hates children. She likes to make up lots of rules and they all start with DONT. Look up Karen Wallace, the author of these books, for some other great titles by her.
Riley has been reading The Witches. It is about a boy called Bruno whose parents have died and he has gone to live with his grandmother. They go to stay in a hotel where they discover a room full of witches. You can tell when a person is a witch because they have blue tongues, a large nose, they are bald and have no toes. The witches end up turning Bruno into a mouse and Bruno (as a mouse) and his grandmother have to seal the potion away from the witches before they turn everyone into mice.
Jack has been reading Asterix and Obelix. It is about 2 warriors that are very strong and go out fighting. In the comic that Jack has been reading Asterix and Obelix had to go to Africa to get a person out of prison. They had to fight a whole army to do so.
Owen has been reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. His favourite part was at the end of the book when Harry is standing in front of the mirror and the philosopher’s stone appeared in his pocket. He also enjoyed reading the parts that were in the Forbidden Forest. He is currently reading the next title in the series.
Bethnany has been reading The Suitcase Kid. Its about a girl called Andrea who has to cope with her parents divorce. She travels from parent to parent spending a week with each. She finds it very hard to decide which parent she wants to stay with.
Hayden has been reading from the Beast Quest series – Torgor the Minotaur. The main characters in the story are Tom and Elenna. In this story the minotaur throws a tree truck at Tom.