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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Book Review – The Blackthorn Key

The Blackthorn Key Kevin Sands Published September 2015 A wave of mysterious murders has sent shockwaves  through London, and soon Christopher finds himself on the run. His only allies are his best friend, Tom, courageous Molly, and a loyal feathered … Continue reading

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Reading for pleasure and challenging the most able readers in year 6 (including a special treat from Annabel Pitcher)

In the Spring term 2015, I was asked to work with a group of able readers at St Anne’s Catholic Primary School in Crumpsall, Manchester.  All six pupils were top level 5 readers and their class teacher wanted to ensure … Continue reading

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Book Review – Jonny Jakes Investigates the Hamburgers of Doom

  This amazing story takes place in your average, normal high school. The teachers are the same old boring ones, the parents still just as embarrassing. Seems normal doesn’t it? But it isn’t! When a new headmaster joins the school … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Nowhere Emporium

  I just love this book, the story, the characters, the settings, the everything! I don’t think I’ve been this excited about a book since Harry Potter. MacKenzie takes us on a magical, mystical, imaginative journey that I just didn’t want … Continue reading

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