may 2017

March 2017 – A Bear Called Paddington & The Borrowers

PaddingtonKS1 Recommended Read

‘A Bear Called Paddington’ by Michael Bond.

About the book:
Paddington, the brown bear from darkest Peru, is found by the Brown family on Paddington Station with his hat, duffel coat and marmalade sandwiches. Paddington is a decidedly loveable eccentric and his various sticky scrapes will strike chords of recognition with any child. Whilst his intentions are always honourable, his over-literal interpretation of situations means that ‘things’ inevitably happen, whether at birthday parties or on visits to the theatre or seaside.

With a blend of humour, theatricality and clear prose style, each chapter forms a stand-alone story, perfect for newly confident readers. First published in 1958, this is a truly British classic.



The BorrowersKS2 Recommended Read

‘The Borrowers’ by Mary Norton

About the book:
The Borrowers are tiny people who live in the secret places of old houses – behind the mantlepiece, inside the harpsichord, under the kitchen clock. They borrow everything from humans, existing on the scraps they collect from the homes they live in.

feb 2017

February 2017 – Recommended Reads

Chicken Nugget

Chicken Nugget by Michelle Robinson

About the book:

When Nugget’s long-lost-cousin Franz turns up, all isn’t quite as it seems. There’s definitely something fishy – or foxy – about this chicken. This is Nugget’s chance to save the day, because sometimes the bravest hero of all is just a little chicken. Chicken Nugget is a hilarious new picture book by Michelle Robinson and Tom McLaughlin.

My name is Nugget. Chicken Nugget. This is my family. I’m the smallest. And when you’re the smallest, nobody ever listens.


Michael Morpurgo An Eagle in the Snow Paperback Release 960x710An Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpurgo

About the book:

“A real pager turner set during World War One revolving around a boy and his Mum on a train being told a story by a stranger.”

A ‘what if’ story based on a true life events. Barney is leaving Coventry for Cornwall with his mum after their house has been destroyed in the Blitz. There’s no escape from Hitler however, and their train is attacked by a Messerschmitt forcing it to stop in a tunnel for safety. It’s pitch-black and Barney is scared of the dark. To distract him, the other passenger in the carriage tells him about his best friend, Billy Byron, famous in the First World War as the most decorated private soldier.


artemis fowlArtemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

About the book:

There’s a new master criminal on the scene, 12 year old Artemis Fowl. Kidnapping a fairy starts out easy for Artemis, but he soon discovers he’s taken captive Captain Holly Short. She’s part of an armed and extremely dangerous LEPrecon Unit. Artemis should be able to handle things as long as they play by the rules …