Miss Perry is reading...
See below for my recommendations. I LOVE to read and there really isn't enough hours in the day for me to ever get through all the books in my 'to be read' pile! I love all types of books and spend lots of time searching for new children's books to share in class. I especially love picture books for older readers - ones with amazing images and messages that make you really think! I will be sharing some of my favourites in class over the next few weeks.
Here are few of my current favourites for you to check out...
by Marcus Sedgwick
If Children of Icarus seems a bit too old for you right now...this is another fantastic book with quite a serious theme that will make you wonder about the world!
Here is an overview:
Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2001, Marcus Sedgwick's powerful debut novel about surviving in a sinking world marks the beginning of the author's multi-award-winning career.
Imagine that a few years from now England is covered by water, and Norwich is an island.
Zoe, left behind in the confusion when her parents escaped, survives there as best she can. Alone and desperate among marauding gangs, she manages to dig a derelict boat out of the mud and gets away to Eels Island. But Eels Island, whose raggle-taggle inhabitants are dominated by the strange boy Dooby, is full of danger too.
The belief that she will one day find her parents spurs Zoe on to a dramatic escape in a story of courage and determination that is handled with warmth and humanity.
Check out the reviews here: Floodland: Amazon.co.uk: Sedgwick, Marcus: 9781858817637: Books
Amazingly, Marcus Sedgwick has recorded the book and you can listen to it for free on his website...
Where Once We Stood:
Stories of the Apollo Astronauts who walked on the Moon.
(by Christopher Riley & Martin Impey)
This is such an outstanding phenomenal book! I would recommend it to everyone - adults and children alike. I will be using this book this term to link to our art work in class, as the art work in the book is just so amazing and inspiring. I will be reading parts of it to the children too. I recently started reading it myself and have been totally hooked, it is so interesting. There are great facts, amazing information and it really makes you wonder what it must have been like to walk up there on the moon. We have some budding Space enthusiasts in our class - I wonder if any of them will be next to step foot on another world?
Have a look at these reviews!
Take a look below for some further images from the book.
The Nowhere Emporium (by Ross Mackenzie)
Read this book! I couldn't put it down and raved to everyone about it! Even though it is a children's book!!! Such mystery and magic awaits, it really transports you to a world of imagination
The Nowhere Emporium is open for business...bring your imagination.
The mysterious shop from nowhere can appear at any time, in any city.
Its magical labyrinth of rooms contains wonders beyond belief.
But to enter you must pay a price.
After the Fall (Dan Santat)
A picture book with an important message of hope and survival. It is so engaging with wonderful images too.