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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Book Review – The Astounding Broccoli Boy

Title: The Astounding Broccoli Boy Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce A funny, thrilling, family book suitable for all ages. The story itself is great, it’s about a boy called Rory Rooney, who turns green and goes off on adventures to save … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Wolf Wilder

 Title: The Wolf Wilder Author: Katherine Rundell With its gutsy heroine, cold-hearted villain and truly magical setting, this book reads like an action-packed fairy tale. Feo feels more at home in the company of wolves than she does around humans. … Continue reading

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Prejudice, isolation and alienation

Picture books that explore the issues of prejudice, isolation and alienation When I am going into schools at the moment lots of heads and teachers are asking me about texts to use to explore complex issues such as the plight of … Continue reading

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Skim and Scan

Preparing for the KS1 Reading test, how do we teach children to find and copy? Our primary role in English lessons is to provide children with engaging stimuli so that they are motivated to produce their very best work. We … Continue reading

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