Our Good Reads were chosen by young people at Humbie Primary School, East Lothian. Thanks to the pupils and to the school’s head teacher Karla Pearce.
Quick Quack Quentin
Kes Gray illus Jim Field, Hodder Children’s Books, 978-1444919578, £6.99
This is a book about a duck who lost his quack. It was good because it had a happy ending and it was funny at the zoo part. You should read it because it is so funny and the author lost the ‘a’ in his name too!
The Lottie Project
Jacqueline Wilson illus Nick Sharratt, Yearling, 978-0440868538, £6.99
This is a story about a girl called Charlotte who has a new teacher. Her class is learning about the Victorians and Charlotte wants to do it differently from everyone. She wants to do it as a diary. How will she get on with life as it goes through the hard times? I really liked this book because it funny and griping.
Sally Gardner illus David Roberts, Orion Children’s Books, 978-1510101142, £5.99
This is the tale of a little girl called Emily Vole who was adopted by jealous people. When she grows up they realise that she is not exactly what they want. But can next door’s cat Fidget come to the rescue and show her a magical world she never knew existed? A fairy hating witch, a mischievous set of golden keys and a train full of brightly coloured bunnies are just a few of the things that happen along the way.
Kes Gray illus Jim Field, Hodder Children’s Books, 978-1444910865, £6.99
I like this book because it rhymes. It’s silly and fun. It’s mostly about an unhappy frog on a log. You’d need to read it to find out if there’s a happy ending.
Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Cat Burglar
Tracey Corderoy illus Steven Lenton, Nosy Crow, 978-0857634832, £6.99pbk
This a story about lots of dogs and a robber cat called Ruby. The story takes place in a cake shop with a secret tunnel. Where will this lead and what will they find? It’s a fun book because they bake lots of cakes. It’s exciting too!
Goodnight Mister Tom
Michelle Magorian, Puffin, 978-0141354804, £6.99
This story is set in the Second World War, where a boy called William Beech, an evacuee, gets moved to Little Weirwold. He stays with a man called Tom Oakley, a gruff but kind man, and his dog Sammy. This is a story of Tom and William and how together they learn to overcome their pain in their life. I love this story, it has everything you would want a story to have: happiness, sadness, love and loss. Once you pick up this book you can’t put it down!