• Tag: Reading

  • Geronimo Stilton: Singing Sensation – Book review

    ‘Singing Sensation’ is book #39 in the Geronimo Stilton series, a best-selling children’s book series, published by Edizioni Piemme of Milan, Italy, since 2000. Scholastic Corporation has published the English version of the series since February 2004. The books are intended for readers in the 6–12-year-old age range.

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    Read a book report written by Costas, age 11. 

    Plot: There are two problems. First, there is the problem when Champ heard Geronimo singing in the shower and put him in the concert, where he would be competing with the best singers in the world. The second is that he won, but the Pirate Express people who wanted to make copies hardly sold any CDs. Do Geronimo and his detective friend, Hercule Poirat, solve the mystery? You will have to read the book to find out how!

    How the characters made me feel: Benjamin made me feel love, I loved him. Geronimo Stilton made me feel brave,I loved him, too. Trap made me feel nothing and I didn’t really like him. Thea made me feel nothing, but I liked her. Champ made me feel active and I liked that. Hercule Poirot made me feel nothing, but I liked him.

    I loved the book. My favourite part was when he had a program because every hour he took a cold shower. There were no funny part. I learned never to give up. I recommend this book to all children from Year 1 to Year 6.

    What do you think of Geronimo Stilton books? Leave a comment below if you enjoy reading them, too! Before you go, check out Geronimo Stilton’s blog  by clicking HERE!

    Till next time…

  • My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish

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    My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish, a New York Times bestseller, written by Mo O’Hara in 2013 and published by Macmillan Children’s Books. 

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    An Evil Scientist, turned his little brother’s goldfish into a zombie goldfish, with the ability to hypnotise people. After the experiment the fish did not like the Evil Scientist. Every time he had a plan, the zombie goldfish ruined it. The zombie goldfish, once even saved the whole world. That was my favourite part because you could imagine a fish saving the whole world.

     The main characters are Zombie Goldfish, Mark, Tom and Sanj. I loved them because they made me feel like I’m in the story. 

     

    There is no end to ones imagination…imagine a goldfish saving the world! 

     I recommend this book to people who love adventures because this book is full of actionIt’s a tonne of fun! 

    by Michael (age 10) 

    Till next time…

    Peppi Orfanogianni

  • Reading Signpost

    The classroom reading corner is an area liked by all students. When there is some time to spare from our busy curriculum, they love to sit on the palette couch and get engrossed in a few pages of their favourite book.

    Some children are self-motivated and have already discovered the pleasure found in reading, others however still need to be encouraged to do so. Motivating children to read is one of those challenging tasks that every parent and teacher face, at some point.

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    I believe that an environment which celebrates reading, promotes inquisitiveness and provides ample opportunity for books to be discovered, forms the foundation of learning to read for pleasure. With three-dimensional displays being my ‘thing’ at the moment, I made my own version of the reading signpost idea, to promote reading within my class. The children loved the result and were involved by colouring it in – it got them thinking about the places that were on the signs. Dare I say success…? 

    Inquisitiveness has been triggered; hopefully discovery will be next!

    One of my dreams is to travel the world. I hope my students follow me and travel to places they have never been to before, for reading will take us everywhere!

    Reading takes you places. Where will your reading take you?

     

    Till next time…

    Peppi Orfanogianni

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  • The Boy in The Dress – Children’s Recommendation

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    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…