What to recommend to a budding author? Follow up 1.

Well the children have rummaged through the books and chosen some to read. They have been willing to have a go at my recommendations but their reactions so far suggests that the more up to date books will be winners. Understandably these are more accessible to them through the language that is used. This is a shame because it means that they are not being exposed to a wider range of experiences, language and thought processes. I obviously need to think about how to get around this.

So far the comment about Moon Pie by Simon Mason has been ‘It’s Mint!’

A Girl Called Dog by Nicola Davies has provoked some discussion.

Just William by Richmal Crompton and The Iron Man by Ted Hughes have proved more difficult for them to get into.

 

 

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About booksfrommybookshelf

I am a passionate reader of children's books (Primary aged) with a particular interest in picture books. I am always on the look out for children's books at are written by authors from other countries. I am also keen on technology and try to keep abreast of what is happening in a fast changing world. At present my day job is to support teachers and local authorities in the Yorkshire and Humber region (UK), which I really enjoy. Another aspect of my work is to present nationally developed work for the National Strategies. With economic cuts my job will terminate in Spring next year and I may be carrying out independent work based around high quality picture books. My other interest include my allotment, knitting and last but not least my family. My Twitter name is Orlama.
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