Tom Gates’ New Book!


The order of the “Tom Gates” series is red blue green orange purple silver. If you don’t read them in order it does not make any sense so pop down to your local library or book shop to read the amazing series.

The new book is the best but some for my friends disagree with me they say it’s just like the others but that is what I like about it because the other are so good and so funny I also love the way the inside cover is a game all else you need is a dice and you have a free game were ever you want. I still haven’t finished it because I’ve had too much on my m

By Lottie Whatmore

Genre : which one is for you?

Genres, which one is for you?

Which one is for you?


There are many genres that you can choose, from horror to fantasy. Depending on what style you prefer there will always be one for you. Here are some examples of some Genres: Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance, historical, thriller and much, much more. Personally, I love Horror, Mystery, Ghost and Thriller Stories because they always make me want to read more or research about that story.

Top 3








A Crime in the Neighbourhood

The Fellowship of the Ring

50 Shades of Grey

The Hunger Games

Enders Game


The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy


The Hobbit

Pride and Disaster

Treasure Island

War of the Worlds

Where the SideWalk Ends

Me Talk Pretty One Day

And then there Were None

Harry Potter


Life of Pi


A Light In The Attic

The Restaurant at the End of the   Universe

by Oscar Hewlett, a Langtree Legend Book Blogger

The Whopping World of Words!

I met Michelle Paver, you could too!

       One of my favourite authors has got to be Michelle Paver; her books have it all and are really griping. Her books are about a boy set back after caveman who goes on a perilous journey to hunt a demon bar that killed his father, and on the way he meets a wolf pup; it’s parents and brothers drowned by a flood, and he decides to rise him soon they form a close bond that makes them never leave each other’s side.

Before writing her first book of the series Paver visited the UK Conservation Wolf Trust to study the nature and body language of wolves. When she first came. A wolf named Torak was just a few weeks old, and she watched him grow up to a magnificent full grown wolf. She asked the Wolf Trust if she could use his name or the boy in the book, so that’s where the name ‘Torak’ came from! On every opening day Michelle Paver visits the Wolf Trust and hold a writing competition where you have to describe a wolf, its great fun so you should give it a go!

Meet the wolves

I’ve been to the Wolf Trust many times so I know the wolves really well, and all the activities, like ‘walk a wolf!’ Yes, you really get to walk a wolf! Recently three artic wolves have joined, Sikko, Massak, Pukak which all mean snow or ice in Latin. Then there is Torak and his mate Mosi and then her sister May. Here are pictures of the wolves:
w1 w4 w3 Watchful Pack

Wolf pursuit!

Once when I went to walk a wolf (Nuka and Torak) a mutjac was stooping over a small stream to drink, and of course both wolves noticed. Immediately Torak began to lope forward with a spark of mischief in his eyes. Luckily the mutjac escaped but Torak was sniffing for hours around his pen like he, for some reason, thought the deer might randomly walk into his pen. Eventually he realised it wasn’t possible! J

By Charlotte Mansfield 7AH

Zany Malik biography


  • Zayn Malik was born on January 12, 1993, in Bradford, England, to a family of English-Pakistani descent.
  • He had an early love for singing and performing, and at the age of 17 he competed in the television competition The X Factor.
  • He was teamed up with four other male contestants to form the group act One Direction, who went on to become one of the most popular boy bands in music history.
  • Childhood and School Years
  • Zayn Malik was born Zain Javaad Malik on January 12, 1993, in Bradford, a town located in the county of West Yorkshire iHe is of English and Pakistani descent.
  •  His father, Yaser Malik, is English-Pakistani and his mother, Patricia (known as Tricia), is English, from Northern England.
  • English. He has one older sister, Doniya, and two younger sisters, Waliyha and Safaa. The Malik family belongs to the Muslim faith.
  • Malik grew up in East Bowling, located south of the Bradford city center. He attended Lower Fields Primary School and Tong High School in Bradford. As a teenager he took performing arts courses and appeared in school productions.
  • ‘The X Factor’
  • In 2010, 17-year-old Malik auditioned in Manchester for the seventh series of reality-television competition The X Factor. He sang “Let Me Love You” by rhythm-and-blues vocalist Mario as his audition song and was accepted into the next round. He was eliminated before the final round of the competition, but judges Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell grouped him with fellow competitors Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson to form a new act for the remainder of the show.
  • Performing as One Direction, this group became one of the most popular finalists in their season of The X Factor. They finished the competition in third place and they were immediately signed to Cowell’s Syco music label.

One Direction

One Direction topped the pop music charts with their first single, “What Makes You Beautiful,” when it was released in September 2011 in the United Kingdom. Their debut album, Up All Night, was a best-seller in both the United Kingdom and the United States in 2012. Malik has toured extensively with One Direction, meeting the band’s young femaDating and Romance

Malik is known as the “bad boy” of One Direction, due to his mischievous behaviour, his many tattoos and his dyed, pompadour-like hairstyle. Since he first entered the spotlight, he has dated Geneva Lane, Rebecca Ferguson and Perrie Edwards, all former X-Factor contestants.

In August 2013, Malik got engaged to Perrie Edwards, a singer with the group Little Mix. The pair had been dating for two years prior to their engagement.

 Olaolu Egungbohun

Dancer or Actor?

Dancer or Actor, my top book for you!!!!


Are you a dancer, or an actor? Do you like reading? If so read this!! I love Ballet Shoes it’s such an inspiring book, literally I was glued to it I got told off for not going to see my mum because of reading this!!! In the shop I read the first page and bought it straight away, the content was just amazing!!

It’s about this man who collects fossils and onetime when he went away his housekeeper brought his niece, and when he got back he had a baby with him and he gave it to his niece as a gift then he kept going away and when he came back he would bring another child until they had three. Then he went away and never came back and during that time they didn’t have much money so they sent the children to this dance and acting school.

But if you want to feel the pages on your fingers and want to find out what happens next you’ll have to find it and buy it… But you don’t have to read this one I have a top ten list of books for dancers and actors below. ;P

My top five list:

  • Ballet Shoes
  • Summer’s Dream
  • Celebrateens
  • You Don’t Know Me
  • Olivia’s First day of Stage School (series of 5)

My top writer is:

  • Cathy Cassidy

And also for those who like reading why don’t you get a jar and every day of the year write down something good that happened and put it in the jar then at the end of this year/first day of next year read all the comments and think of all the happy times that happened that year.

Joanna Hopwood 7AH

A Langtree Legend Book Blogger


Jeremy Strong

Jeremy Strong


Jeremy Strong is a great author for me because he usually writes comedy books witch I really like. Also the books Jeremy Strong writes are not big, thick long books they are mostly quite short. I like short books because they are easier to get through. And I books.

My favourite genre is comedy. At one time I was into magic and adventure but now I mostly read comedy.

By Ollie




The word ‘Genre’ is French and it means a class or categories having an endeavour or a particular form of content and technique.

Genres come in different categories such as:

1.        Sci-fi

2.        Mystery

3.        Horror

4.        Thriller

5.        Crime

6.        Non fiction

7.        Fiction

8.        Fantasy

9.        Diary

10.      Romance

Which do you find most interesting they all have a different effect on people like some people will only read a certain genre the three that are mostly popular are fiction, fantasy and thriller. The one that I find popular with the age group ranging from 11-14 because of the movies like Twilight that fits in with the fantasy, thriller and Fiction.

I did a survey and asked a couple of people and I found out that they prefer to read a true story/autobiography because it grips them to read about someone’s life and what has happened to them to get where they are and how they got themselves into that situation that made them famous.


By Storm Carter

A Langtree Legend Book Blogger

E Book or Paper book? WRITE!

E-book or paper Book?

 But which one is better only one way to find out WRITE!!



I’ve been thinking over the last few days about what you should have a book or an e-book? There’s a lot of e-books out there but if you’re considering making the switch between book and e-book. But what should you have? You may think that e-books are just a more expensive way of reading.

 Well you could say that but they could just be the long term investment you’ve been waiting for. With the rainforest becoming inexistent (and paper therefore becoming more expensive) you may realise that the books on the device are than normal paper books. Also with the technology available in the big wide world today you can charge your tablet with the sun, wind, hydro power and flowing water(making it even more eco-friendly than the long lasting books they had 100’s of years back).

 On the other hand if your suck some were with no power source a paper book will keep you entertained with no need for power. So when you take a trip around the world take your half centimetre libraries but consider a few paper books as well they won’t let you down.

Thomas Canning 7AH

Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover!

My favourite book cover is the hunger games one.

Hunger games

It is very simple but it caught my eye. On the first book of the series it is plain black with the trademark mockingjay pin in the middle the author’s (Suzanne Collins) name at the bottom, the title just above. The mockingjay pin in the middle made me want to read more, to see why the author chose this as a cover. The way the background was dark made me think there was some sort of shadow over the book. Because the light on the mockingjay pin is so bright, it made me think that not all the story is doom and gloom.

It grabbed my attention also because of the name of the book. I had heard of it before and had it recommended by friends, and the front cover made me want to buy it more and more. Because yellow and black are almost opposites (yellow is very light, black is very dark) it makes the golden mockingjay pin seem even more bright.

My top 5 books – READ THEM!!!

  • The Fault in our Stars
  • The Hunger Games – Catching Fire
  • The Hunger Games
  • The Hunger Games – Mockingjay
  • The Look

by Debs Hanstock

A Langtree Legend Book Blogger




Hi guys I’m doing a book review on a book called Forgotten Emeralds it’s a book written by James Alexander.

The book has a great story line to it:

It has a medieval like setting were the main character Will gets banished from his home and his two best friends Jarick and Chegra decide to go with him only to find out about a legend about a civilization of people that lived in emerald mines. So they decide to try and find the people that once lived there.

It’s a really good book to read and I really recommend it.

By Sam Alexander

A Langtree Legend Book Blogger