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Reading Newsletter Eagle PrimarY - september 2018

Welcome to the latest Eagle Primary Reading Newsletter & welcome back after Summer holiday.

This month I shall try to recommend books and authors that you might not have heard of (Well, except for the one who is perhaps the most famous author EVER!)

Whether you share the books with your children or if you encourage them to read them for themselves, it doesn't matter. I would simply like to see children get the opportunity to develop the breadth and depth of books that they have access to.

I recently rediscovered the books that are available from the Lincolnshire Library Service. Books, graphic novels, audio books (great for car journeys!), eBooks and much more. You can search for and reserve books online, then collect them from the library closest to home or work. Easy!

Mr Watson

EYBook of the Month

Today I'm A Monster - Agnes Green

“Today I am a monster

I wake with a sore head

I want to keep on dreaming

Don’t get me out of bed!”...

A cute story, fun illustrations, rhyming text with a great and important message. It explains that angry feelings come and go and doing bad things doesn’t make you bad.

  • A story is a good way to help children first recognize feelings
  • Learn to treat each other better as well as be more tolerating
  • Teaches us all that love and understanding make the difference
  • AND showers the power of a mother’s love

KS1 Book of the Month

The Magic Faraway Tree - Enid Blyton

For KS1 children this month is an absolute classic from Enid Blyton, one of the best selling authors of all time.

When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to a new home, an Enchanted Wood is on their doorstep. And when they discover the Faraway Tree, it proves to be the beginning of many magical adventures!

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 – there’ll be adventures waiting whatever happens.

KS2 Book of the Month

Running on the Roof of the World - Jess Butterworth

This is a UKS2 book really, easy to read and with lots of short snappy chapters, but there is some content which while not in any way frightening would be more suitable for more mature readers.

Join 12-year-old Tash and her best friend Sam in a story of adventure, survival and hope, set in the vivid Himalayan landscape of Tibet and India. Filled with friendship, love and courage, this young girl's thrilling journey to save her parents is an ideal read for children aged 8-11.

There are two words that are banned in Tibet. Two words that can get you locked in prison without a second thought. I watch the soldiers tramping away and call the words after them. 'Dalai Lama.'

Tash has to follow many rules to survive in Tibet, a country occupied by Chinese soldiers. But when a man sets himself on fire in protest and soldiers seize Tash's parents, she and her best friend Sam must break the rules. They are determined to escape Tibet - and seek the help of the Dalai Lama himself in India.

Tash's father's mysterious papers and two trusty yaks by their side, their extraordinary journey across the mountains begins.

Author of the Month

Maz Evans

The 'Gods' Trilogy - In order from Left to Right

Maz’s debut children’s novel Who Let the Gods Out was published by Chicken House in February 2017 and was selected as the Waterstone’s Children’s Book of the Month. It entered the bestseller charts on its first week on sale, has sold to 17 countries worldwide and has received 20 award nominations, including the Carnegie Medal, Branford Boase, Books Are My Bag and Waterstone’s Children’s Book of the Year.

The sequel, Simply the Quest was published in August 2017, Beyond the Odyssey in April 2018 and Book 4 will publish in 2019.

Maz is much in demand as a comedy book and lyrics writer for the stage. Her original musical H. R. HAITCH, with composer Luke Bateman, is being produced by Iris Theatre at the Union Theatre, London in 2018. She has previously had shows produced at the Actors’ Church Covent Garden, Southend Palace Theatre and Bryanston Arts Centre. Her cabaret songs are regularly performed in the West End and beyond.

As a songwriter, Maz has won the Iris Theatre Work in Process songwriting award three years in succession (with composer Luke Bateman). As a scriptwriter, she won thescriptwriter.co.uk scriptwriting competition and a place in Philip Shelley’s Advanced Mentoring Lab at the London Screenwriters’ Festival. She was also shortlisted for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum and the Scriptangel contest. As an author, she has won the hearts of thousands of children and as a nuclear physicist, she has been completely rubbish.

Your Recommendations...

What book adventures have you been on?

Of course this Newsletter isn't just about my choices.

I would love to hear recommendations from you too.

If you have read and enjoyed a book and think that someone else might enjoy it too, then share the name of the book and author with me, along with a brief summary of the plot and why you think someone else would enjoy the book.

Share the love of books.

You can E-mail your ideas, recommendations and reviews to: mike.watson@eagle.lincs.sch.uk

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