Category Archives: Booklist Upper KS2

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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What to recommend to a budding author?

I have a few children in my class who want to be writers, they are writers. They have already started practicing their craft, bringing in their work in progress for me to listen to. How to help and support them? … Continue reading

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The Korean Cinderella by Shirley Clime

This version of Cinderella has all the basic events and characters we know and love but set in the context of early Chinese society. When the beautiful Yeh-Shin’s mother dies her father remarried a woman who already had her own … Continue reading

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Yeh-Shen the Chinese Yeh-Shen Cinderella story from China Retold by Ai-Ling Louie illustrated by Ed Young

This version of Cinderella has all the basic events and characters we know and love but set in the context of early Chinese society. When the beautiful Yeh-Shin’s mother dies her father remarried a woman who already had her own … 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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Me and You by Anthony Browne

In revisiting the well-known fairy tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Anthony Browne presents the reader with two parallel lives that intersect briefly. As the tale unfolds we get an insight into the life of Goldilocks, a view-point that is … 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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