World Book Day reading list!

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With World Book Day coming up and our review writing competition, we thought we would recommend some good reads for your children over the half term!

Hopefully we are entering the last few weeks of homeschooling before our children are able to return to their schools. If you’re struggling for ideas of how to support your kids to get through the last few weeks, take a look below at these books which are great for children to read:  

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For KS1

That Rabbit Belongs To Emily Brown by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton

This is a classic and catchy book, which looks at big ideas such as property and justice in a kid friendly way, with plenty of pictures alongside it! 

I can only draw worms by Will Mabbitt

A funny book, full of adventures to keep the young ones turning the page!

For KS2

The lion, the witch and the wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

An inspiring novel, full of imagination, whilst tackling the complex emotions that children had during the war and the escapism they found in play. With strong parallels to the experience of young soldiers leaving for war as children and returning feeling much older than their years, this book helps children to understand the history

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

The story of an orphaned girl, sent to her new  parents at a farm by mistake with plenty of excitement, sadness, anxiety and loss which we experience growing up. This story follows her growing relationships with her new parents and friends with insight from her precocious imagination. 

For KS3

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

A classic teen fiction that helps to explore the ideas that teens face: a story of struggle, growing up, gangs and peer pressure.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

Told from the perspective of a neurodivrgent teen, a mystery story full of twists and turns that helps readers to understand the perspective some individuals have on life.