Thursday, 4 July 2013

The Rainbow Spines Book Tag

I have never tried doing a book tag, but after seeing a few other blogs do this tag I was really excited to do it myself!

Basically, to do the tag you pick one book for one colour of the rainbow, and is a great chance to show of your lovely books!!!

From Top to Bottom: Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth, Molly Moon, Micky Minus and the Mind Machine, The Tracy Beaker Trilogy, Refugee Boy, Private Peaceful, Charlie Bone and the Hidden King, Little House on the Prairie, Charlie Bone and the Wilderness Wolf, Mockingjay, Hetty Feather, The Chimera's Curse. 

Purple #1 - Percy Jackson and the Battle Of The Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
               
As the son of a Greek god, I've had my share of near-death disaster. This summer, I didn't                                            choose to battle the cheerleading squad, but when two hissing she-devils with fangs are heading straight for you, what's a half-blood meant to do?
That was just the beginning. This is the one where my arch-enemy, Luke, is looking for a way to invade our camp via an ancient labyrinth. If he succeeds, thousands of bloodthirsty monsters will attack. So it's goodbye sunshine, hello darkness as four of us descend into the terrifying underground and beyond...  

Purple #2 - Molly Moon, Micky Minus and the Mind Machine by Georgia Byng 

She knows what you're thinking... No. Really. She knows what you're thinking.
Molly Moon is back. The girl with hypnotic eyes who can time travel and stop the world is about to make a stunning new discovery: she is a mind reader! But can her incredible talents help rescue her lost twin from the future? And will Molly be a , match for the maniacal Princess Fang and her brain-scrambling mind machine? 

Purple #3 - The Tracy Beaker Trilogy by Jacqueline Wilson 

Ten-year-old Tracy is one of the most popular and well-loved children's book characters ever created. She lives in a Children's Home but would like a real home one day, with a real family. Meet feisty, funny Tracy, follow her adventures and share her hopes for the future in these three hilarious and touching tales, all told in Tracy's own words.

Blue #1 - Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah

As the family lay sleeping soldiers kicked down the door of the house and entered waving their rifles round erratically...
Life is not safe for Alem. His father is Ethiopian, his mother Eritrean and with both countries at war, he is welcome in neither place.
So his father does an astonishing thing, which at first appears callous, but is in fact the ultimate gift of love from a parent to their child...
With Alem, Benjamin Zephaniah has created a brave young man who maintains a shining spirit of courage in spite of all that happens to him. 

Blue #2 - Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo 

They're gone now, and I'm alone at last. I have the whole night ahead of me, and I won't waste a single moment if it... I want tonight to be long, as longs as my life...
As young Thomas Peaceful looks back over his childhood from the battlefields of the First World War, his memories are full of family life deep in the countryside.
But the clock is ticking, and very moment Tommo spends remembering how things used to be, means another moment closer to something which will change his life forever.

Green #1 - Charlie Bone and the Hidden King by Jenny Nimmo

Charlie Bone wakes one snowy morning to find every creature in the city has vanished. What strange forces have been unleashes - and does the portrait of the Red King have something to do with it?

Yellow #1 - Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

'Here we are, Caroline!' said Pa. 'Right here we'll build our house.'
The sun-kissed prairie stretches out around the Ingalls family, smiling its welcome after their long, hard journey across America. 
But looks can be deceiving and they soon find that they must share the land with wild bears and Indians.
Will there be enough land for all of them?

Orange #1 - Charlie Bone and the Wilderness Wolf by Jenny Nimmo

Dagbert Endless is a strange new boy at Bloor's Academy. And he's driving Charlie's friends away. Meanwhile, distant howls frighten the town at night. Could there be a dangerous wolf lurking in the wilderness?

Orange #2 - Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins

''If we burn you burn with Us'' 
Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But she's still not safe. A revolution is unfolding, and everyone it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plan - everyone except Katniss.
And yet she must play the most vital part in the final battle. Katniss must become their Mockingjay - they symbol of rebellion - no matter what the personal cost. 

Red #1 - Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson

Roll up, Roll up, for the amazing tale of Hetty Feather. Gasp as she is abandoned as a baby. Shudder as the hardship she suffers. Wonder at her search for her real mother.

Red #2 - The Chimera's Curse by Julia Golding 

Come to the mark. Come to me. You know you must.
The voice has crept into Connie's dreams again: the voice of Kullervo, the shape-shifter, her enemy - and her companion creature. He said the same thing each time, repeating the message again and again so that she could hear its echo during the daylight hours as well as in the stillness of the night. She knew where he wanted her to go: he wanted her to meet him at the mark he had made deep in her mind, the breach between her and his dark presence. But she would not give in to him.

Since this is a book tag I have to tag someone else to do it, so I've decided to tag Erika from The Red Bookmark. Good Luck!

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