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Books We've Read this Year

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:

Stories About Magic

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

Recommended by the Children

Barry Loser
The Rainbow Fish
Toto the Ninja Cat
The Bolds
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Captain Coconut
Beauty and the Beast
Yu-Gi-Oh
Frozen
Spot 50 Cats
Secret Life of Pets
Shiny Pippin and the Impossible Door
Top 10 of Everything 2019
Predators - Steve Backshall
Deadly Days in History
Liverpool Annual 2018
Guiness World Records
Magic Spirit - The Dream Horse
The Beano and Rebel Cats!
Frankie's Magic Football
The Usborne History of Britain
The Book with No Pictures
Tom Gates
Flember - The Secret Book
GWR - Gamer's Edition 2020
91-Storey Treehouse
The Firework Maker's Daughter

Also by Philip Pullman

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

More King Coo

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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