Book Reviews


Written by Monday, 21 July 2014 Published in Year 3 & 4 Book Reviews


by Philippe Dupasquier

Four friends are bored. They’ve played all the computer games, Scalextric and football that they want to and are on their way home when they meet Sabrina, the new girl in the neighbourhood. She invites them back to hers to play. Sabrina’s dad is an artist so the house is very different to any they’ve seen before. She invites them up onto the roof to play the colour game, telling them that ‘today is a good day for blue’. They can see the whole town from there but she gets them to lie down and look at the sky while they think and listen. Our narrator runs straight home, straight home into trouble from his parents as he is very late but all he can think about is blue. He wonders if Sabrina will show him another colour tomorrow …

The illustrator has used collage, echoes of great modern artists and line drawings to tell a very simple story. What will you do next time you’re bored?

Out of the Ashes

Written by Monday, 21 July 2014 Published in Year 5 & 6 Book Reviews
Out of the Ashes

"Out of the Ashes"

 By Michael Morpurgo

Written as the diary of a 13 year old girl during the 2001 outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease. This book tells us what it was like to be a farmer or a farmer’s family who lose everything – every animal on their farm, even their beloved pets.  It is very powerful and poignant and, amazingly, has an upbeat ending.

This book has been recommended for KS2 children.

The World of Poo by Miss Felicity Beedle

Recommended for year 6

By Terry Pratchett

A very funny and informative book about poo. If you are a Terry Pratchett fan, read this book alongside ‘Snuff’ by the same author as there is a lovely crossover with the stories .

Geoffrey goes to stay at his Grand Mama’s house at number 5  Nonesuch  Street in Ankh-Morpork (capital city of Discworld). He has lots of adventures including being given a little puppy called Widdler,  meeting a gargoyle, tending  a sick Wyvern at the city zoo, meeting a certain Sir Charles Lavatory …

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