Dennis Lee – Garbage Delight – Resource

Dennis Lee - Garbage Delight

Dennis Lee – Garbage Delight Peppered with cheeky rhymes and wicked fun, Dennis Lee’s superbly crafted poems offer a feast of silly, sassy, and soothing verses. Genre:  funny, rhymes, food Themes: rhyming, poems, food, silly, fun Age: 5+ years old Activities Discussion.  Discuss what students already know or wonder about litter. Discuss where litter comes from. […]

The Firebug of Balrog County – David Oppegaard – Resource

The Firebug of Balrog County by David Oppegaard

The Firebug of Balrog County by David Oppegaard In David Oppegaard’s compelling story, dark times have fallen on remote Balrog County, and Mack Druneswald. He’s a high school senior with a love of clandestine arson, and is doing his best to deal. While his family is haunted by his motherís recent death, Mack spends his […]

Oliver Jeffers – The Heart and the Bottle – Resource

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Oliver Jeffers – The Heart and the Bottle Once there was a girl whose life was filled with wonder at the world around her. Then one day something happened that made the girl take her heart and put it in a safe place. However, after that it seemed that the world was emptier than before. […]

Kite Spirit – Sita Brahmachari – Resource

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Kite Spirit by Sita Brahmachari During the summer of her GCSEs Kite’s world falls apart. Her best friend, Dawn, takes her life after a long struggle with feeling under pressure to achieve. Kite’s dad takes her to the Lake District, to give her time and space to grieve. It’s not until she meets local boy, […]

Cheri J Meiners – Making a Difference – Resource

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Cheri J Meiners – Making a Difference Through positive and motivating text, Making a Difference assures children that they are important, and that what they do matters. Boost your child’s confidence and sense of purpose as you read and affirm that their hopeful thoughts, kind words and good choices can make a difference to themselves […]

Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah

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Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah Zephaniah presents a story about family, identity and loss. Alem is on holiday with his father for a few days in London. He has never been out of Ethiopia before and is very excited. One morning when Alem wakes up in the bed and breakfast they are staying at to […]

Efren Divided by Ernesto Cisneros

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Efren Divided by Ernesto Cisneros Your KS2 learners will love this important story by Ernesto Cisneros. When his mother is suddenly deported to Mexico, seventh grader Efrén Nava must take charge of his younger siblings while keeping up with schoolwork and chores; he hopes that in doing so, the money his father earns at a […]

Anh’s Anger 2 – Steps and Stones by Gail Silver

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Anh’s Anger – Steps and Stones by Gail Silver A wonderful story written by Gail Silver. When Anh’s friends leave and he feels left out at school, his anger shows up to keep him company. Anh the protagonist of Gail Silver’s previous book Anh’s Anger, is a typical and easy-to-relate-to elementary school-age boy. Genre: anger, […]

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…. But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through […]

We Are All Made of Molecules – Susin Nielsen

We Are All Made of Molecules - Susin Nielsen book cover

We Are All Made of Molecules – Susin Nielsen Meet Stewart. He’s geeky, gifted and sees things a bit differently to most people. His mum has died and he misses her all the more now he and Dad have moved in with Ashley and her mum. Meet Ashley. She’s popular, cool and sees things very […]

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling book cover

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter, an eleven-year-old orphan, discovers that he is a wizard and is invited to study at Hogwarts. Even as he escapes a dreary life and enters a world of magic, he finds trouble awaiting him. Genre: friendship, family, adventure Themes: bullying, life and death, magic […]

The Lorax by Dr Seuss

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The Lorax by Dr Seuss Mister! He said with a sawdusty sneeze, I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. Join the long-suffering crusader and help save the planet! Genre: environment, kindness, moral Themes: conservation, environment, awareness, eco-friendly, endangered animals Age: 3-5 years old Activities 1. In the book can pupils highlight the rhyming […]

R. J. Palacio – Wonder

Wonder by R.J Palacio August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. Genre: life, […]

Paulette Bourgeois – Franklin Goes to School

Paulette Bourgeois & Brenda Clark – Franklin Goes to School With his new pencil case packed with a ruler, eraser and 12 coloured pencils, Franklin is ready for his first day of school — until it’s time to board the bus. In this Franklin Classic Storybook, Franklin faces the excitement and fear of starting school. […]

Joyce Lankester Brisley – Further Doings of Milly-Molly-Mandy – Resource

Milly-Molly-Mandy lives in a tiny village in the heart of the countryside, where life is full of everyday adventures! Join the little girl in the candy-striped dress as she has a tea-party, looks after a baby hedgehog and helps to thatch a roof.

Joyce Lankester Brisley – Further Doings of Milly-Molly-Mandy Milly-Molly-Mandy lives in a tiny village in the heart of the countryside, where life is full of everyday adventures! Join the little girl in the candy-striped dress as she has a tea-party, looks after a baby hedgehog and helps to thatch a roof. Genre: nature, animals, fun […]

Dr Seuss – The King’s Stilts – Resource

The King's Stilts: Written by Dr Seuss, The king’s beloved red stilts are stolen, and he is too distraught to do his job. Patrol Cats laze around. Water level threatens to rise and flood the kingdom.

Dr Seuss – The King’s Stilts Written by Dr Seuss, The king’s beloved red stilts are stolen, and he is too distraught to do his job. Patrol Cats laze around. Water level threatens to rise and flood the kingdom. Genre: Moral, Fantasy, Danger Themes: Teamwork, royalty, adventure, emotions, hobbies Age: 3-6 years old Activities Walking […]

Jewel Kats – Cinderella’s Magical Wheelchair – Resource

Cinderella's Magical Wheelchair: In a Kingdom far, far away lives Cinderella. As expected, she slaves away for her cranky sisters and step-mother. She would dearly love to attend the Royal costume ball and meet the Prince, but her family is totally dead set against it. In fact, they have gone so far as to trash her wheelchair! An unexpected magical endowment to her wheelchair begins a truly enchanted evening and a dance with the Prince. Can true love be far behind? An empowering tale of hope by Jewel Kats.

Jewel Kats – Cinderella’s Magical Wheelchair In a Kingdom far, far away lives Cinderella. As expected, she slaves away for her cranky sisters and step-mother. She would dearly love to attend the Royal costume ball and meet the Prince, but her family is totally dead set against it. In fact, they have gone so far […]