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Recommended Reads for Spring 2021

Something a little bit different . Here are some recommendations for great books to share and read aloud.. There are some new books , a few you may have missed and some timeless classics . Enjoy . Age range shows interest level and is for guidance only.

Mrs Holt – School Librarian

The Teeny Weeny Genie         3-6
Julia Donaldson
Chaos soon follows when a farmer discovers a genie in an old teapot in his kitchen. Will the genie ever get a break from granting wishes . Great fun.
Once Upon a Wild Wood       4-8
Chris Riddell
Little Green Raincape is on her way to Rapunzel’s party , deep in the wild woods . A really enjoyable read through familiar tales .
You’re Called What           4-7
Kes Gray
This hilarious book has a laugh out loud moment on almost every page , with illustrations that add appeal. Includes true fascinating facts about all the animals that appear in the story . Brilliant
Mr Bunny’s Chocolate Factory      5-8
Elys Dolan
Inventive , clever and extremely funny . Go behind the scenes of Mr Bunny’s chocolate factory. Illustrations are fantastic with so much to see !
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs    6-10
Jon Scieszka
You know the story of the Three Little Pigs, Well you are in for a shock. 
Excellent, humorous tale. 
Billy and the Minpins     5-9
Roald Dahl
A young boy meets a race of miniature folk who live in a mysterious forest.
New illustrations by Quentin Blake make this a great read .
Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure      6-10
Alex T Smith
Mystery and adventure with endearingly eccentric characters. Hilarious read with brilliant illustrations.
Norman the Norman from Normandy     6-10
Philip Ardagh
Join Norman and his not-so-wild boar Truffle as they set off on a very grand adventure . Norman the Norman from Normandy , who almost but not quite helped William the Conqueror conquer England. Very entertaining with amusing illustrations . Great fun.
The Boy Who Grew Dragons        6-10
Andy Shepherd
Crazy plot with a likeable main character. A young boy is in for a shock when he picks some fruit from the tree at the bottom of his garden and finds himself with a pet dragon.
The Great Chocoplot     7-12
Chris Callaghan
Reminiscent of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. A girl investigates the disappearance of chocolate after the arrival of a new chocolate shop in her hometown.
The Beast Of Buckingham Palace    8-11
David Walliams
Still full of zany action and characters but this feels a little different to other David Walliams books . It is 2120 and London is in ruins. An epic adventure of myth and legend good and evil and one small boy who must save the world .
Shortlisted for the British Book Awards 2020
The Abominables     8-12
Eva Ibbotson
Two young children transport a family  of Yetis to Englnd when their guardian can no longer look after them . Storytelling at its best .
Hamish and the Worldstoppers    8-12
Danny Wallace
Ten Year old Hamish Ellerby has to save the World after time is stopped by evil creatures. Cracking adventure , first title in the series.
The Great Brain Robbery: a train to impossible places adventure    8-12
Action packed from start to finish. Good fantasy adventure with a resourceful heroine, a vibrant supporting cast and some great villains. This is the second book in this series, it helps to have read the first ( Train To Imposible Places )  but not essential.
Stig of the Dump    8-12
Clive King
Barney meets a cave boy who seems to be living in his local rubbish dump.
They becojme great friends, learning each others ways and embarking on a series of unforgettable adventures. A great classic.
Tom’s Midnight Garden        8-12
Phillipa Pearce
A boy finds a secret world while staying at a relative’s house . Timeless classic.
The Boy Who Met A Whale    9-12
Nizrana Farook
In a fictional Sri Lanka , a young lad is drawn into an adfventure avoiding villains ,looking for lost treasure and swimming with whales.