A recommendation from Imogen

I am lucky enough to work with children from years 3 to 6 during guided reading lessons. In this time we talk about what we enjoy reading, look at a range of texts, read aloud and recommend books to each other. After looking at this blog, Imogen (from lower KS2) said that she would like…

Anne Boleyn and Me: The Diary of Elinor Valjean, London 1526-1536

The popularity of children’s books¬†written in the style of a diary has exploded in recent years. Tom Gates, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries are just a few series which seem to appeal to so many children regardless of age or gender. I’m not too keen on this new style if I’m honest….

The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-Mi Hwang

Never heard of it. An international bestseller? For adults? That’s probably why I don’t recognise the title, I stick to the kids sections nowadays. That’s what I said to my friend when she told¬†me about a story she had read for a book club she goes to. I was intrigued, so I stuck it on…