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David Walliams chosen and recommened by the boys in my class

David Walliams is not an author I would particularly recommend but he has struck a chord with several of the boys in my class, therefore he has gone up in my estimation in being able engage the reader. They find … Continue reading

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Cinderella, The Fairytale FILES by Alan Durant illustrated by Ross Collins

The story of Cinderella told from a different angle. Inspector in chief Rumple Stiltskin ESQ has been asked by Cinderella prospective in-laws to investigate her background to make sure that she is a suitable match for their son. Rumple Stiltskin … Continue reading

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The Princess and the Pea by Lauren Child and captured by Polly Borland

Here we have another retelling of a well-known traditional tale but retold in a way that refreshes the story. When the Prince comes of age his parents decide that he must do his Princely duty and marry. Although he agrees, … Continue reading

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Moon Pie by Simon Mason

Several 21st century issues experienced by some young children run through this novel. The rights of the child, parent and grandparents are brought into conflict as a young family come to terms with the aftermath of the death of a … Continue reading

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A Girl Called Dog by Nicola Davies

This was one of my summer reads. I enjoyed the tale of how Dog and her friends escaped the clutches of her evil uncle and with some unexpected help. Dog, a little girl, lives in a pet shop with the … Continue reading

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When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

This is a book I kept thinking about long after I had read it. Miranda’s life changes suddenly and this change appears to coincides with her best friend Sal being punched in the stomach by an unknown boy. This punched … Continue reading

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Disgusting Dave and the Flesh-Eating Maggots by Jim Eldridge

Much to my amazement I really enjoyed reading about Disgusting Dave’s antics as he gets himself in and out of a number of scrapes. Disgusting Dave loves learning about the gory side of nature and he is busy watching a … Continue reading

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