Welcome back to school! I hope you all had a lovely half term.
What book did you read whilst you were on holiday? Was the book interesting? Please leave a comment below.
Don’t forget to enter the half term Extreme Writing competition – you’ll need to fill in the sheet your teacher gave you AND you need to take a photograph of yourself reading a book in an interesting place.
Now that you’re back I’ve created a small list of books that you may not have discovered in the library:
1. The Parent Agency by David Baddiel
What its about: Barry Bennett hates being called Barry. In fact it’s number 2 on the list of things he blames his parents for, along with 1) ‘being boring’ and 3) ‘always being tired’.
But there is a world, not far from this one, where parents don’t have children. That’s far too random for something so big and important. In this world, children are allowed to choose their parents.
For Barry Bennett, this world seems like a dream come true. Only things turn out to be not quite that simple…
2. Flyaway by Lucy Christopher
What its about: While visiting her father in hospital, 13-year-old Isla meets Harry, the first boy to understand her and her love of the outdoors. But Harry is ill, and as his health fails, Isla is determined to help him. Together they watch a lone swan struggling to fly on the lake outside Harry’s window. Isla believes that if she can help the swan, she can help Harry. And in doing so, she embarks upon a magical journey of her own.
3. Knights of the Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden
What its about: Denizen Hardwick doesn’t believe in magic – until he’s ambushed by a monster created from shadows and sees it destroyed by a word made of sunlight.
Now Denizen is about to discover that there’s a world beyond the one he knows. A world of living darkness where an unseen enemy awaits.
Fortunately for humanity, between us and the shadows stand the Knights of the Borrowed Dark.
4. Serafina and the black cloak by Robert Beatty
What its about: For as long as Serafina can remember, she and her pa have lived secretly hidden in the basement of a grand old house surrounded by eerie dark forest. Serafina knows that she must never let herself be seen but when children from the house start disappearing, only she can solve the mystery – one that leads her into the very forest she has always been taught to fear.
A long forgotten legacy of a very old magic awaits her…