Thanks to Tracey Needham. Tracey was one of three librarians on the 2014 honour list for the SLA School Librarian of the Year Award.
Roald Dahl, Puffin, 978-0141346342, £6.99 pbk
Matilda is about a girl who is the age of 6 and loves to read books! Every day she visits the library and takes a lot of books home at a time. Even though she is 6 she has not started school yet! When she goes to school she is in reception but works like a year 11 student! Her family is not very kind to her or very appreciative of her. Until one day she finds out she can move things with her mind! She meets many nasty people in her life and around every bend, where only her teacher appreciates her. How long will Matilda be able to cope in all of this peculiar madness? Read this book to find out more …
Kieron, Year 6
Who Could That Be at This Hour? (All the Wrong Questions)
Lemony Snicket, Egmont, 978-1405256216, £8.99 hbk
In this mysterious book, everything goes out of hand when Lemony Snicket and Theodora adventure through the town of Stain’d-by-the-Sea and locate the statue that is known as ‘The Bombinating Beast’ but Lemony uncovers the truth of what is actually happening in the town and something happens which turns everything around … The book will have you thinking what will be happening next and, in your head, you will be able to imagine just about everything that is said. It is perfect for people who love mystery books and I recommend this book for people ages 9/10 and up.
Aaron, Year 6
The Sultan’s Tigers
Josh Lacey, Andersen Press
Follow Tom Trelawney as he goes through his second heart racing adventure to find a tiger encrusted in jewels. Is he actually brave or stupid? He wants to sell the tiger for 2 million pounds but there is a mad millionaire trying to get his hands on the tiger also. Will he find out who killed his grandfather and why? Will he save the family name? Will he save his uncle’s neck? You will have to read the book to find out more!
Hayden, Year 6
R J Palacio, Corgi, 978-0552565974, £7.99 pbk
We know what it’s like to be normal but think how many times have you thought about the people that make other people stare. The ones that hide their faces everyday for the fear of someone laughing. Well now is your chance as you delve into a world where August isn’t normal. Where August is the one who’s special. Join him as he fights the struggles of everyday life of someone who looks different. See our world from the side that matters. So throughout this story you will realise that you choose who you are and that person can change lives for the better or for worse! But it’s never too late to change. ‘Choose kind’
Agata, Year 6