End of Year 1

Well done to all the children for their hard work, to celebrate we had an end of year party. We had a lovely afternoon dancing, playing games and having lots of fun!

Hansel and Gretel

Anthony Browne Hansel and Gretel is perhaps the darkest and greatest of the fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm. This extraordinary book brings the classic childhood tale to a new generation courtesy of one of the world’s greatest picture book artists, Hans Christian Andersen Award-winner Anthony Browne. Amazon link  

The Abominables

Eva Ibbotson The Abominables follows a family of yetis who are forced, by tourism, to leave their home in the Himalayas and make their way across Europe to a possible new home. Siblings Con and Ellen shepherd the yetis along their eventful journey, with the help of Perry, a good-natured truck driver. Through a mountain rescue in the Alps and a bullfight in Spain, the yetis at last find their way to an ancestral estate Read more…

The Sheep-pig

Dick King-Smith When Farmer Hogget wins a piglet at the fair, he is amazed that Fly, his sheep-dog, welcomes him as one of her own pups. Fly names the piglet Babe and teaches him all he needs to know about the farm and its animals. As he watches his ‘mum’ round up the sheep, he decides he would love to try too. However, his legs are too short and he is far too plump to Read more…

Cat Tales: Ice Cat

Linda Newberry When Tom makes a cat out of ice and snow, it comes to life at night – roaming the streets, prowling his dreams. What can it be looking for? With illustrations on nearly every page, children will find Ice Cat an interesting and enjoyable read … a perfect book for young readers. Amazon link

The Iron Man

Ted Hughes Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction caused by the Iron Man. A trap is set for him, but he cannot be kept down. Then, when a terrible monster from outer space threatens to lay waste to the planet, it is the Iron Man who finds a way to save the world.

A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch

Jill Murphy A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch is the third of Jill Murphy’s much-loved The Worst Witch series, the original story of a magical boarding school, perfect for readers aged 5 -9. Lovable but disaster-prone Mildred Hubble is possibly the worst witch ever to go to Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches. . .

The Worst Witch Strikes Again

Jill Murphy Catch up on Mildred Hubble s magical adventures at Miss Cackle s Academy for Witches with these reissued editions featuring energetic new covers. Mildred is back in trouble thanks to the new girl, Enid Nightshade, who isn’t as well behaved as she appears. The more Mildred tries to stay out of trouble, the more she finds herself in horrible situations. What can the disaster-prone worst witch do?”

Mr Majeika and the Haunted Hotel

Humphrey Carpenter ‘Oh, don’t be cowards,’ said Jody. ‘I’m sure it’s perfectly safe.’ Mysteriously stranded in the fog at night. Mr Majeika and Class Three find themselves in a creepy hotel near Hadrian’s Wall, where some very spooky things start to happen. Strange lights, ghostly sounds and vanishing people…

Mr Majeika and the Music Teacher

Humphrey Carpenter ‘Music teacher? What music teacher?’ The sudden arrival of a new music teacher throws St Barty’s School into confusion. Mysterious smells start coming from the staffroom and creepy-crawlies appear out of nowhere. The new arrival is, of course, Wilhelmina Worlock, a wicked witch with some nasty tricks. It’s up to Mr Majeika to try to outwit her…

Dinosaur Olympics

Jeanne Willis When a Stegosaurus family, Mr and Mrs Stigson and their son Darwin, throw a party for Uncle Loop’s 150th birthday, it is gate-crashed by Flint Beastwood, the gangster-like T-rex, his thuggish sidekicks Mr Cretaceous (a terrifying Dinoscuchus) and Terry O’Dactyl (a psychotic Pteranodon). War seems to be on the horizon for the carnivores and the herbivores as kidnaps and thefts follow. Mayor Boris (a Triceratops) proposes Olympic Games to bring peace and stop Read more…

How to Train Your Dragon

Cressida Cowell Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn’t always like that. In fact, in the beginning, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was the most put upon Viking you’d ever seen. Not loud enough to make himself heard at dinner with his father, Stoick the Vast; not hard enough to beat his chief rival, Snotlout, at Bashyball, the number one school Read more…

Astrosaurs

Steve Cole Meet Captain Teggs Stegosaur and the crew of the amazing spaceship DSS Sauropod as the ASTROSAURS fight evil across the galaxy! Flesh-chomping raptors have kidnapped two top dino athletes. With the Great Dinosaur Games about to start, Teggs and his friends must race to the rescue. But there’s more to the raptors’ plot than meets the eye . . .

The Littlest Viking

Sandi Toksvig When Amber, the littlest Viking, set out from Scandinavia to seek her fortune she must have got lost on her way! Now she’s in Pegwell Bay with no one but her pet squirrel for company. When Katie, Gary and Joshua find her stranded on the beach, they decide to look after her. Now there’s a Viking living in their garden!

Ug

Raymond Briggs Ug and his parents are living in the Stone Age. And that means stone blankets, stone cold food, an even colder cave and, worst of all, hard stone trousers! Being an inquisitive and intelligent child, Ug suggests a series of modifications to improve the quality of family life. With the help of his father, who is slowly coming round to his son’s way of thinking, Ug comes tantalisingly close to his ultimate garment Read more…

The Legend of Spud Murphy

Eoin Colfer Will has four brothers and it’s chaos in his house! If he’s not being teased by his big brother Marty, he has to deal with the terrible, three-headed bundle of cuteness that is his three younger brothers. Even worse, his mother has the brilliant idea of packing Will and Marty off to the library during the holidays. She just doesn’t understand! Not only is the library no fun, it’s also the habitat of Read more…

Snow White and the Seven Aliens

Laurence Anholt The Mean Queen is jealous of her step daughter little Snow White because she is pretty and talented and has a teeny weeny, perfect little nose. Snow White wants to be a pop star and spends most of her time fantasising about her favourite band, Boysnog, but Mean Queen forces the little girl to listen to her singing the dreadful songs that once made her famous as a member of the Wonderful Wicked Read more…

Oliver Moon and the Potion Commotion

Sue Mongredien Oliver Moon is the hardest working wizard at Magic School and now he’s been nominated for Young Wizard of the Year. But at home he has to cope with his seriously embarrassing unmagical parents. What will the judges say when they find out that the Moons use a microwave instead of a cauldron and a car instead of a broomstick? Amazon link

Camille and the Sunflowers

Laurence Anholt One day a strange man arrives in Camille’s town. He has a straw hat and a yellow beard. The man turns out to be the artist Vincent van Gogh. This is an introduction to the great painter, seen through the eyes of a young boy entranced by his painting. There are reproductions of Van Gogh’s work. Amazon link  

The Diary of a Killer Cat

Anne Fine Poor Ellie is horrified when Tuffy drags a dead bird into the house. Then a mouse. But Tuffy can’t understand what all the fuss is about. Who on earth will be the next victim to arrive through the cat-flap? Can soft-hearted Ellie manage to get her beloved pet to change his wild, wild ways before he ends up in even deeper trouble? The hilarious antics of Tuffy and his family are told by Read more…

Please Mrs Butler

Allan Ahlberg This witty collection of poems about school is full of typical classroom events that will be recognized and enjoyed by everyone: the candid revelations in a pupil’s newsbook, the problem of copycats, bickering, making up, swaps, picking teams and forming gangs. Fritz Wegner’s line drawings beautifully complement the hilarious and poignant verses.

Cliffhanger

Jaqueline Wilson From climbing and abseiling to canoeing and a Crazy Bucket Race, Tim’s adventure holiday promises to be full of action. There’s just one problem: he is hopeless at sports of any kind. Can Tim survive the horrors of a week absolutely packed with activity? Can his team – the Tigers – be the overall champions? There are some surprises in store for everyone!

Game Boy

Alan Durant JP can’t wait to play his new computer game. But the adventure on this game is for real! It’ll take all his gaming skills to get to the end of the level – Fun adventure Amazon link  

The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog

Jeremy Strong Streaker is no ordinary dog. She’s a rocket on four legs with a woof attached, and Trevor has got until the end of the holidays to train her. If he fails, he’ll lose his bet with horrible Charlie Smugg, and something very, very yucky involving frogspawn will happen . . .

How to Eat Fried Worms

Thomas Rockwell Fried worms, boiled worms, worm sandwiches, worms with ketchup and peanut butter… Billy must eat fifteen worms in fifteen days, or lose his bet with Alan and Joe. Can Billy put his taste buds to the test and win, or will he work his way out of the deal? Amazon link