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Victor - Jacques & Lise

Amongst the flood of new releases and publications last week was this hardback gem of a pciture book, telling the story of Victor, a...

The Hungry Ghost - H.S. Norup

Publishing 24th September 2020, Pushkin Press This is a beautifully descriptive and emotional story, telling the tale of Freja and her...

Umbrella - Elena Arevalo Melville

This is a lovely book with messages of kindness, sharing, compassion, hope and possibility. Following a girl called Clara as she moves...

My Name is River - Emma Rea

Oh, I do love a book about the Amazon...Katherine Rundell's 'The Explorer' being one of my favourite class texts to use in Y6 each year!...

After the War - Tom Palmer

This is one of THOSE books. The ones that affect you by being more than just 'a good read' - the ones that have that personal appeal or...

Last - Nicola Davies

This is a sad but ultimately hopeful story based on true events around the life of 'Sudan', the last male Northern White Rhino. Told in...

My Other Life - Polly Ho-Yen

This is a lovely book about a girl called Mae living with asthma, who makes frequent, frightening visits to hospital as a result of her...

The Middler - Kirsty Applebaum

I heard Kirsty reading an extract from this on Pie Corbett's online radio show during lockdown, and was hassled into buying it there and...

The Explorer – Katherine Rundell

With what I think is one of the best sets of opening lines I read to a class (‘Like a man-made magic wish, the..’), this is one of my...

Boy in the Tower – Polly Ho-Yen

A very poignant novel for our times, this is the story of a boy left behind with his mum in a tower-block when all around him escape to...

Texts to tackle teamwork

On returning to school in September, it may be that some children have not had extended time with their peers in groups for nearly 6...

 
 

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