The Jungle book has reached the Top 10 for eBooks! Looks like heaps of people might have watched the movie and wanted to find out about the book.
The characters in the Jungle Book have great names from the Hindi language. The name of Mowgli’s wolf mother Raksha means protection and Shere Khan means Tiger leader.
Can you find out what some of the other names mean? Let us know in the comments.
1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J. K. Rowling
2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J. K. Rowling
3. The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkein
4. The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling
5. The Lost Hero: The Heroes of Olympus Series, Book 1, by Rick Riordan
6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J. K. Rowling
7. The Son of Neptune: The Heroes of Olympus Series, Book 2, by Rick Riordan
8. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J. K. Rowling
9. Cabin Fever: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, Book 6, by Jeff Kinney
10.Dog Days: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, Book 4, by Jeff Kinney
Monkey Puzzle, by Julia Donaldson
I like the book because monkey found his mum at the end.
Reviewed by Kimberley from Central City, 6 years old
Running wild, by Michael Morpurgo
“I felt his presence about us all the time. I heard him roaring at night too, heard the hullabaloo of alarm he created in the forest wherever he went” When Will and his mother go to Indonesia, they expected a holiday. but a tidal wave ruins everything. Will escapes, on a spooked elephant, into the jungle. This is a story of adventure, bravery, survival and a bit of death 🙁 Also a mysterious tiger, a companionable elephant named Oona, quite a few orang-utans and some greedy hunters! Awesome read!!!
Reviewed by Zoe from Brooklyn, 12 years old
Here’s some great new Junior Fiction books for you to borrow from our Library shelves!;
Upside Down in the Jungle by Helen Phillips
Our world turned upside down when bird-freak Dad went to the Central American jungle and didn’t come back. All we have from him is the Very Strange and Incredibly Creepy Letter, which Roo swears is in code. So what does she want us to do?
Spy Camp by Stuart Gibbs
As almost thirteen-year-old Ben, a student at the CIA’s academy for future intelligence agents, prepares to go to spy summer camp, he receives a death threat from the evil organization SPYDER.
Runaways by Sherryl Clark
Cassie and her brother Jack are on the run from the past, from the future and from their failure of a family. But where can they go? And can you ever really run away?
Story’s End by Marissa Burt
(Sequel to Storybound) “A deadly Enemy has threatened the future of Story–and twelve-year-old Una Fairchild is the only one who can stop his plans and save the character world from destruction”–Provided by publisher.
Mirage by Jenn Reese
The desert is no place for ocean-dwelling Kampii like Aluna and Hoku, especially now that Aluna has secretly started growing her tail.