Book-Recommendations (ID 1056)
The Twits by Roald DahlRecommended by Mrs Hannan (4HS)
The Twits by Roald Dahl
Age Suitable for: 7—13 years
What is the book about?
A hideous, vindictive, spiteful couple known as the Twits live together in a brick house without windows. They continuously play nasty practical jokes on each other out of hatred for one another. They also keep a family of pet monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps. A titillating, hilarious story to curl up to and enjoy either with your family or by yourself. Tear jerking as the story may be, there is also a serious lesson to be learned. We can overcome our differences and achieve common goals by being kind to one another. This is highlighted when a family of former circus monkeys trapped in a cage befriends a tree full of birds and warns when they were in danger.
The Biggest Footprint by Rob and Tom SearsRecommended by Mrs Forbes (3LF)
The Biggest Footprint by Rob and Tom Sears
When I read this book I found the idea incredibly amusing. It is a hilarious book with a unique take on caring for our planet. It has mind-boggling facts and fantastic illustrations. If you are interested in conservation or caring for the Environment in general, then this is the book for you.
The book begins with the rather odd idea of smooshing the entire human population together to create one giant human being - The Mega Human. The Biggest Footprint also explores the vast amount of food we eat and the amount of waste we produce, from food to clothes to plastic, as well as showing us a recipe for a mega burger that could feed our mega human! This is a fantastic book, I would definitely recommend it.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. RowlingRecommended by Talha (6R)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
I really liked this book and I would recommend it if you like adventure and magic books. This book was really interesting and once I started I couldn't stop. It's about when Harry Potter first finds out that he is a wizard but his aunt and uncle won’t let him see the letters in which it says he's a wizard. But after a while Hagrid comes their himself and tells Harry that he is a wizard. After that Harry goes to Hogwarts which is a magic school.
Don’t Spill the Milk! by Stephen DaviesRecommended by Mrs Begum (RB)
Don’t Spill the Milk! by Stephen Davies
I have been reading Don't Spill The Milk by Stephen Davies. The book is set in an African village. The book has colourful detailed illustrations which reflect the culture of Africa. A little girl called Penda Travels through dunes, over rivers and up mountains balancing a bowl of milk on her head as she hands the bowl to her dad a mango falls into the bowl and the milk has gone. Dad comforts Penda better than the milk there was lots of love in the bowl. Dad and Penda share the mango and leave a slice for mum. A lovely book all about family and love.
The Last Bear by Hannah GoldRecommended by Miss Fareed (5F)
The Last Bear by Hannah Gold
I have really enjoyed reading The Last Bear by Hannah Gold. It is a phenomenal book which tells the story of a little girl called April. This heart-warming tale is about the unusual relationship between April and a polar bear. He is starving, lonely and a long way from home. The Last Bear celebrates the love between a child and an animal. It is also a story about our climate and the problems us and animals are having to face due to climate change. It reinforces the idea that no one is ever too young to make a difference. April is my favourite character, who you can really engage with, she is funny, adventurous and loving. I would rate this book 5/5.
Dinosaurs Alive by Amanda Lee and Mark RobertsonRecommended by Jayson L (3W)
Dinosaurs Alive by Amanda Lee and Mark Robertson
This book is amazing! I recommend this book because you can learn about dinosaurs from the past. My favourite part is when you learn about interesting dinosaur facts.
Dinosaurs are the scariest (fearsome) animals that ever lived! The king of dinosaurs is the T Rex (Tyrannosaurus Rex).
The Children Who Smelled a Rat by Allan AhlbergRecommended by Hannah (3W)
The Children Who Smelled a Rat by Allan Ahlberg
I liked this book because it was so funny. The funny bit is when the children was passing notes. I didn’t like the part when the teacher broke her arm, it was not that funny.
Grasslands by Buffy SilvermanRecommended by Phoenix (4M)
Grasslands by Buffy Silverman
I really like this book. It has so many things that I never knew this book could teach, so many facts. It was really good and some pages were awesome. I really enjoyed this book.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. RowlingRecommended by Ms Williams (2K)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
I love the Harry Potter series, especially Book 4 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'. J.K. Rowling builds up a lot of suspense in this book, with the descriptions and excitement of the Triwizard Tournament, only for it to explode at the end with the first true face-to-face meeting between Harry and Voldemort. I have read this book numerous times and I still love it. Definitely a 10/10 read, along with the rest of the Harry Potter series.
The Great Chocoplot by Chris CallaghanRecommended by Mrs Forbes (3LF)
The Great Chocoplot by Chris Callaghan
It’s the end of chocolate – forever! At least, until Jelly can solve the mystery of the great chocoplot… Jelly and her family live in Chompton-on-de-Lyte, where everyone loves a Chocablocka bar or two – so when the end of chocolate is announced, she can’t believe it. Determined to investigate, Jelly and her gran follow a trail of clues which lead to the pompous Garibaldi Chocolati. This is an exciting and funny adventure featuring a truly ghastly villain – think evil mastermind meets Willy Wonka! – and a down-to-earth heroine with a sidekick grandma.
The Really Incredible Science Book by Jules PottleRecommended by Khattab (3W)
The Really Incredible Science Book by Jules Pottle
I recommend this book because it can teach people things that could explode your mind. For example, how long is the tallest man in the world? Or who has done the longest skydive ever? It also can teach you lots of experiments that you can try at home and are really fun. It's a really fun, it tells you things that you can keep in your head. There are somethings that can make you really laugh.
Tamarind and the Star of Ishta by Jasbinder BilanRecommended by Miss Bailey (School Office)
Tamarind and the Star of Ishta by Jasbinder Bilan
Tamarind goes to India to meet her Mum’s family for the first time – she is nervous as her Dad does not talk about her Mum, who died when she was little, or about her family. As she gets to know her family, she feels a deep connection with them whilst also feeling very disconnected as she starts to discover their family secret. One day, while exploring the grounds of the house, she comes across a mysterious girl called Ishta; but who exactly is Ishta and why does she keep disappearing? In order to find the truth, Tamarind must follow a golden monkey, a glowing ring and unlock the hearts of her loved ones. I really enjoyed reading this book. The story is set in countryside nestled in the Himalayan mountains which I think worked well with the mystical and magical themes of the book. My favourite characters were Tamarind’s cousin, Arjun because he is really sweet and funny with her and is her first friend during her visit; my second favourite is Tamarind’s Grandma or Nani whose heart has been broken for a long time but who eventually ends it through her love for her Granddaughter. I would rate this book 4 stars – if anyone would like to borrow it, let me know!
My Little Dragon by Rochelle HumesRecommended by Miss Riley (RR)
My Little Dragon by Rochelle Humes
As a Reception teacher I always have conversations with parents about their children's eating habits or lack thereof. This book is a very playful way of dealing with children who struggle to eat at mealtimes and are reluctant to try new foods. The book is colourful and the main character is a cute little boy named Blake who has a great imagination and a secret to tell! I recommend this book for parents who are a little worried about their children's appetite and how to get them to try new foods in a playful way.