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Extreme Reading

My Favourite Children's Book

Dr Inglis

 

My favourite children's book is...

When Nick accidentally breaks the classroom window with his football, the Headmaster says he has to pay for the damage out of his own pocket. Poor Nick has no more hope of finding the money than of going to the moon, so Ted and Toppy's gangs, who are partly to blame for the incident, sign a peace treaty and plan Operation Glazier to raise the cash for him. The campaign gets off to a good start, but then the money goes missing...

Miss Barker

 

My favourite children's book is...

Say hi to Banjo! Once a pencil draws him, there's no telling what will come next – a dog, a cat, a chase (of course), and a paintbrush to colour in an ever-expanding group of family and friends. But it's not long before the complaints begin – "This hat looks silly!" "My ears are too big!" – until the poor pencil has no choice but to draw … a rubber. Oh no! In the hands of Allan Ahlberg and Bruce Ingman, can anything but havoc and hilarity ensue?

Miss Bone

 

My favourite children's book is...

Mary Lennox, a sickly ten year old girl, adrift in the world after both her mother and father die is sent to Yorkshire to live with an uncle whom she has never met, at his isolated house, Misselthwaite Manor. Initially Mary is seen as a rude, aggressive and selfish child. She dislikes her new home and the people living in it. But now the scene is set for her transformation and the introduction of the author’s engaging theme of rejuvenation and renewal. In exploring the grounds Mary finds the key to the locked garden which is neglected and overrun with weeds. She sets her mind to bringing it back to life. In doing so, Mary finds a purpose and an excitement in her lonely existence. However, apart from the garden, there are other secrets to be revealed at Misselthwaite Manor such as the strange cries in the night and the identity of Colin, a disabled boy, whom she discovers in the hidden bedroom.

Mrs Burton

 

My favourite children's book is...

Winnie-the-Pooh may be a bear of very little brain, but thanks to his friends Piglet, Eeyore and, of course, Christopher Robin, he’s never far from an adventure. In this story Pooh gets into a tight place, nearly catches a Woozle and heads off on an ‘expotition’ to the North Pole with the other animals.

Miss Kennett

 

My favourite children's book is...

You might think a book with no pictures would be boring and serious. Except . . . here's how this book works:

Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say BLORK. Or BLUURF.

And even if they have to say things like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and MY HEAD IS MADE OF BLUEBERRY PIZZA!

That's the rule. That's the deal.

Miss Kirk

 

My favourite children's book is...

“Without this child, we shall all die.”

 

Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford.

 

The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight.

 

Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world…

Mrs Glover

 

My favourite children's book is...

Joe, Beth and Frannie's cousin Dick comes to stay, reluctant at first to share in their adventures at the top of the Faraway Tree. Join them and their friends Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land is at the top of the Faraway Tree. Will it be the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please? Come on an amazing adventure!

Mrs Howell

 

My favourite children's book is...

A tiny fish proudly wears a blue hat. It fits him perfectly. Problem is, trouble could be following close behind... So it's a good thing that the enormous fish he took it from won't wake up. And even if he does, it's not as though he'll ever know what happened, right?

Mrs Lammas

 

My favourite children's book is...

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day, to whisk him away on a journey ‘there and back again’. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon…

Mrs Ryan

 

My favourite children's book is...

After their father is accused of being a spy and mysteriously disappears, Roberta (Bobbie), Peter and Phyllis move to Three Chimney's Cottage out in the country. While their mother spends most of her time writing to earn their living, the children occupy themselves with the railway and their new friends: the station porter Mr Perks and the Old Gentleman, who rides the train every morning.

 

After a handful of adventures and challenges, including some close scrapes and a feast of colourful characters, the children get closer to solving the mystery of their missing father and reuniting their family. But will they be able to prove their father's innocence?

Mrs Stratton-Stubbs

 

My favourite children's book is...

The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before . . . SNAP! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal pals better think fast.

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