Tag: books

D.I.R.T in teaching

I just love this comic to show the D.I.R.T acronym in a nutshell! If you are wondering what DIRT stands for you are in the right place! Read on to find out how you can get your DIRT on, in teaching…  D.I.R.T is an acronym that stands for Dedicated Improvement and Reflection Time. It’s the time you allocate for pupils…

Recommended Book List for 7-9 year olds

Reading is an essential skill for children to acquire and once mastered, it acts as an important source of knowledge and pleasure that lasts a lifetime! As you help your kids appreciate the magic of reading, you’ll find that there’s a whole wonderful world full of children’s literature out there that might even be enjoyed by you, too! Many times parents…

How to make a ‘Light Fury’ bookmark for kids – Easy

Are you looking for an art activity to promote reading? Well, this little activity is linked to “How to Train you Dragon 3” and is super easy to make!. It’s perfect for promoting reading, both inside the classroom and at home. Check out my easy to follow video on YouTube and make your own! Leave a comment below if you…

Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo

Friend or Foe is a gripping, historical fiction novel about World War II. It is written by Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse (now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg).  It is published by Egmont and with recommended reading age 9+ Read the book review below: David and Tucky, two young boys evacuated from London during the Blitz,…

Happy Birthday, Oliver Moon – A book review

The Oliver Moon books, published by Usborne and written by Sue Mongredien are very popular amongst primary school children. They are easy to read, with fun stories children love. Read on for a book review, by Simran (age 10). It’s Oliver Moon’s birthday and Mrs. Moon invites Oliver’s not so good wizardly friends by accident. Bully Bogeywort sneaks around Oliver’s…

Mr Stink Book Review

David Walliams is known as the new Roald Dahl and we couldn’t agree more! Such a hilarious, twisted and highly recommended novel for children. Written by David Walliams, published in 2009 and illustrated by Quentin Blake; this is an unforgettable read!  Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked…

5-star

The Boy In The Dress is a children’s book written by David Walliams, illustrated by Quentin Blake, who illustrated all of Roald Dahl’s books. It is the first book by Walliams, a television comedian best known for the show ‘Little Britain’. He writes in a ‘Dahlian’ flair and touches upon a controversial subject. A television film adaptation was produced for the BBC and a  film was released in 2014. 

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Dennis is a boy who enjoys football and fashion. He likes dressing like a girl and being different. It’s really like the book, it  is very funny. My favourite part was when everybody went to the football pitch, wearing dresses to play football. The whole book is hilarious.

I learned that you can be anything you want and not care if the others don’t like it. 


Some of the main characters are: Dennis, Darvesh, Lisa, Denis’ father and John. I really like all the characters because they make me feel nice and happy.

 I recommend it because it gives an important message and is a fun book to read

by Evelina (age 10)

Till next time…

The Twits

Written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, The Twits was first published in 1980. A gruesomely, disgusting tale of a vindictive, spiteful couple known as the Twits, who live together in a brick house without windows. One of my personal favourites, that I still find funny to this day.  The Twits are continuously horrible to one another. They keep…

Listen to the moon – Book recommendations by children for children

Listen to the moon This book was published in Great Britain by Harper Collins. It was first published in 2014, and was written by Michael Morpurgo. The illustrator of this book is Steve Stone. The Characters in this Book are: Alfie, Jim, Mary, Merry, Aunty Ducka, Uncle Mac, Papa, Mama, Peg, Brendon, Pippa, Celia, Jack, Wilhelm, Doctor, Uncle Billy/Silly Billy,…

The Twits – Roald Dahl continued

The Twits is a grotesquely, humorous children’s book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by, no other than, Quentin Blake. It was written in 1979, and first published in 1980. The Twits was adapted for the stage in 2007. The idea of The Twits was triggered by Dahl’s desire to “do something against beards“, because he had an acute hatred…

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