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Junior Book Club

There was a touch of magic about the first Junior Book Club of the academic year. Members were ‘sorted’ into Hogwart’s houses and quizzed on their knowledge of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by J. K. Rowling. Congratulations to all who took part, especially the winning team, Hufflepuff (Mostyn).

The next Book Club texts are both multi-award winners and written by the current Children’s Laureate, Malorie Blackman. Blackman is acknowledged as one of today’s most imaginative and convincing writers for young people:

Thief! (for older readers) and Cloud Busting (suitable for all).

Thief, set largely in the future, is about friendship, trust and the importance of forgiveness -“Gripping tale” (Independent on Sunday), “Impossible to put down” (The Sunday Telegraph).

Cloud Busting, is a lyrical story, written in verse that celebrates friendship and individuality – “Inspired writing” (The Guardian), “This is a masterpiece of writing and a book for all ages” (TES)

The next Book Club will be held, in Circle Time, on Tuesday 18th November. As always, those who have read the text, had it read to them or have listened to the audio book are welcome to attend.

Happy reading,

Mrs J Cooney & Mrs D Criddle.

25 September 2014

Junior School News