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'Today a reader, tomorrow a leader'
Mr Moloney recommends reading The Wind Singer because it is a classic adventure story that is great fun to read as a family. The book is about a strange, fantasy city that rewards citizens based on their test results. Three young children go on an epic quest to seek out a relic that will bring harmony and happiness to the city.
Mr Llewelyn recommends the series 'Theodore Boone' by John Grisham. Whilst reading these engaging and thought-provoking books, you are taken through the beginning of Theodore Boone's career as a kid lawyer. After introducing his family and friends, John Grisham describes how thirteen year old Theo learns that life can be different for others living in the USA. This award-winning series allows the audience to appreciate how family, friends and honesty are the foundations for life. If you love solving problems or crime, then these stories will whet your appetite for more!
Mrs Wallace recommends Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss. This is my favourite all-time children's story and I have been enjoying reading it to my little 4 year old nephew over the phone at bed time during lockdown. We both love that the story rhymes and is easy to remember. We also think the ending is really funny but won't spoil it just in case you have never read it before. I have tried green eggs and ham and they taste pretty good! Enjoy!
Here is a link to story if you would like to listen to it.
Mrs Wint -Wilson recommends Stanley's Stick by John Heyley. This book is a humorous, attention - grabbing and enjoyable read from the first page to the end.
With a stick in his hand, Stanley's options are endless - he flies to the moon, writes in the sand and even rides a dinosaur. His fantastic imagination takes over and the magic begins.
I would recommend this book to any child in KS1 and parents, who are keen on further developing the imaginative thinking, in the minds of their children.
Mrs Haggerty recommends reading The Rainbow Fish because it is great fun to read as a family. The book thinks about friendship and about sharing with others, which is a very important thing to do. It thinks about not just worrying about yourself but others and how this helps you to make friends and also make the world a better place.
If you click on the following link you can hear the story.
Mrs Davies loves the very naughty sense of humour of The Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne Fine.
"Okay, Okay. So hang me. I killed the bird. For pity's sake, I'm a cat!"
Poor Ellie is horrified when Tuffy drags a dead bird into the house. Then a mouse. But Tuffy can't understand what all the fuss is about.
Who on earth will be the next victim to arrive through the cat-flap? Can soft-hearted Ellie manage to get her beloved pet to change his wild, wild ways before he ends up in even deeper trouble?
If you like it, there are another 5 books in the series to enjoy: The Killer Cat Strikes Back, The Killer Cat's Birthday Bash, The Return of the Killer Cat, The Killer Cat Runs Away, The Killer Cat's Christmas.
Mrs Crickett recommends Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face because it is so much fun! The land of the Great Kerfuffle is a crazy place with lots of adventure to be found. Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face are two characters you will never forget, they make their way through the kingdom stumbling upon some very unusual characters. You can find this book through the 'Children's Fiction Books' link. It will cost you £0.83. This book is for year 3 and up.
Mr Long recommends Philip Ridley. He's not afraid to be funny, he's not afraid to be sad. He's not afraid to show difficult situations and solutions. He's not afraid to show that people that make life difficult often have problems of their own to deal with.
This book is about a bully and his victim. Oh, and a giant crocodile that lives on toast. It's about friendship which is probably one of the most important things in our lives.
If you read this book, you will discover how Ruskin Splinter manages to overcome teasing at school and save his street from reptilian destruction. It's not all happy reading but life isn't always happy. Philip Ridley knows this and shares his stories in such a way that we come away from the book feeling better for the characters and for ourselves.
Some other books by Philip Ridley: Dakota of the White Flats, Meteorite Spoon, Scribbleboy, Kaspar In The Glitter, Mighty Fizz Chilla.
The actor and comedian Rik Mayall reads Krindlekrax:
Fly, Eagle, Fly! by Christopher Gregorowski
As eagle is a metaphor on life, Mrs Umoren recommends this book for every child to explore the themes of life, limits and our own potential. It has often been said," A mind is a terrible thing to waste." Our youngsters, much like the eagle, must have their spirits lifted often so that they, too, can fly like an eagle.
I love the inspirational message: 'to be all you were meant to be and to take risks and soar high'.
It's a story that signifies pushing beyond your current circumstances and reaching for your greater self...Beautifully illustrated.
It has good preposition of nouns in time and place with fabulous vocabulary for children to learn.
Click on the link below to listen to the story: