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The Energy Bus for Kids is an illustrated adaptation for children of the best-selling fable, for adults, by Jon Gordon. It is a story about staying positive and overcoming challenges. Jon Gordon shows children how to overcome negativity, bullies and everyday challenges. It’s a story that teaches children how to find their inner motivation and pass on that positive energy to others.
Stavros (age 11) wrote a brilliant book review about this book. He loved it and would love for you all to read it! Read on for Stavros’ book review…
What is the book about?
The story is about a boy called George who has a lot of things going wrong for him, every day at school. His bus driver, Mrs Joy, teaches him different ways of being positive all the time. She teaches him how not to be bullied and to show love and kindness to everybody.
Who would you recommend the book to and why?
I would recommend this to book to all the children in the world. It teaches you how to be a good child and to always think positive.
What ages and interests is it suitable for?
It is suitable for all children from the age of 6 years onwards. That’s when they start school and it will teach them what’s right and wrong.
Rating: 5 Stars
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You will find great teaching ideas for PSHE and building children’s positive mindset.
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Anne Frank was a Jewish girl who was forced into hiding during World War Two, to escape from the Nazis. Together with seven others, she hid in the secret annex, in Amsterdam. Sadly, after more than two years in …
Wolf Hill is an exciting series from Roderick Hunt, illustrated by Alex Brychta, creators of the Oxford Reading Tree. It is designed to provide an easy, supportive and sustained read for those pupils who need to gain confidence and motivation in their reading. The stories will appeal to children aged, approximately, 7-11 and deal with the real-world adventures of a group of friends who live and attend school in an area called Wolf Hill. It’s a great series, highly recommended to emergent and reluctant readers.
Hidden Gold is a Level 1 book from the Wolf Hill series. Alex (aged 10) really enjoyed reading it and gave it a rating of 4 and a half stars out of 5. Read on to see his book review.
What can you tell us about the book ?
Loz and some of her friends have a secret sen that they play at their grandma’s garden. One day they want to put a new carpet in the den. They hear a hollow sound from the floor – it is a secret hiding place. They find some very old coins that are very valuable. A woman who works at a collectibles store tries to trick them, but Mr. Saffrey has a plan!
I would recommend this book to my friends. It is funny and I like how it ends and how they play a trick on the sneaky woman.
This book is suitable for ages 7-10. I think people who like mysteries and secret plans will like the book.
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