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World Book Day Book Recommendations

On World Book Day, the children brought in books they wanted to recommend to others of a similar age. Here are their books and their reasons why:

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Stories About Magic

Stories About Magic 1 An illustrated 'modern fairy tale'.
Stories About Magic 2 A madcap series about Mortimer Keene, an inventor.
Stories About Magic 3 Charlie turn into animals at annoying times.
Stories About Magic 4 Tomas learns that rearing dragons is tough.
Stories About Magic 5 A spooky tale for confident readers.
Stories About Magic 6 A picture book about the magic of the moon.
Stories About Magic 7 A rebellious princess wants her own adventures.
Stories About Magic 8 A rather silly story about a boy becoming a knight
Stories About Magic 9 A little vampire with a big heart.
Stories About Magic 10 The Worst Witch - an ever popular series.
Stories About Magic 11 Described as 'perfect to read before HP'.
Stories About Magic 12 Sam London cares for hidden magical creatures.
Stories About Magic 13 About a school for good and evil creatures.
Stories About Magic 14 Morrigan Crow has to escape a curse.
Stories About Magic 15 Normal objects are capable of crazy magic!
Stories About Magic 16 A magical tale of a warrior and a wizard.

Recommended by the Children

Recommended by the Children 1 Barry Loser
Recommended by the Children 2 The Rainbow Fish
Recommended by the Children 3 Toto the Ninja Cat
Recommended by the Children 4 The Bolds
Recommended by the Children 5 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Recommended by the Children 6 Captain Coconut
Recommended by the Children 7 Beauty and the Beast
Recommended by the Children 8 Yu-Gi-Oh
Recommended by the Children 9 Frozen
Recommended by the Children 10 Spot 50 Cats
Recommended by the Children 11 Secret Life of Pets
Recommended by the Children 12 Shiny Pippin and the Impossible Door
Recommended by the Children 13 Top 10 of Everything 2019
Recommended by the Children 14 Predators - Steve Backshall
Recommended by the Children 15 Deadly Days in History
Recommended by the Children 16 Liverpool Annual 2018
Recommended by the Children 17 Guiness World Records
Recommended by the Children 18 Magic Spirit - The Dream Horse
Recommended by the Children 19 The Beano and Rebel Cats!
Recommended by the Children 20 Frankie's Magic Football
Recommended by the Children 21 The Usborne History of Britain
Recommended by the Children 22 The Book with No Pictures
Recommended by the Children 23 Tom Gates
Recommended by the Children 24 Flember - The Secret Book
Recommended by the Children 25 GWR - Gamer's Edition 2020
Recommended by the Children 26 91-Storey Treehouse
Recommended by the Children 27 The Firework Maker's Daughter

Also by Philip Pullman

Also by Philip Pullman 1
Also by Philip Pullman 2
Note: There are plenty more by Philip Pullman that may be suitable for some readers but might be a little heavy going or mature for others.

Also by Satoshi Kitamura

Also by Satoshi Kitamura 1
Also by Satoshi Kitamura 2

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Books that were important to me at primary school:

  • The start of the Harry Potter series (the rest came out while I was in secondary).
  • The Twits and the Witches (though both terrified me).
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • Any and all Horrible Histories.
  • Holes by Louis Sachar.
  • The Ha Ha Bonk Book (I used to love joke books).
  • The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.
  • DK Encyclopedias about anything.
  • Dinosaur Poems by Korky Paul.

 

Children's Books that I have enjoyed as a teacher (these would be a tough independent read! Perhaps better for shared stories):

  • Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
  • The Tin Princess by Philip Pullman
  • The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  • The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delaney

 

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