Currently reading…

  Varjak Paw by S F Said. Winner of the 2003 Gold Nestle book Prize. When I was learning how to be a teacher, I saw another year six class read it as a guided group. So when I saw it in the library the other day I picked it up!

Awful Auntie by David Walliams

New academic year. New class. New book recommendations. Brilliant! I was chatting to my new pupils about what they like to read and what they think I should read next. We talked about my love of David Walliams and I mentioned that I had read all of his books apart from Awful Auntie. About five…

When books are turned into films…

Well. Hmph. Where do I start??? I know that sometimes in films they have to make minor changes to cut down on the time of a film like when they removed the potions challenge in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone which was after the giant chess game for example. However, I have just got…

Addicted to Walliams…

So I started reading Ratburger by David Walliams to my 6 year old and 3 year old nephews. They loved it and for very excitable boys, they sat and listened and laughed for the first 50 pages without being distracted by a squirrel or the like out the window. This was mainly due to the…