Lum Head Primary School, Gatley

Reading At Home

Recommended Reads from Mrs Holt our Librarian.

Some new exciting suggestions for books to read this spring , including debut authors, a Carnegie longlist 2021 and  a new book by author Michael Morpurgo and illustrator Emily Gravett
Stop That Dinosaur        3-6
Alex English
Written in rhyming text this is a brilliant read
The characters are adorable and the illustrations  vivid
Great to read out loud
A Song Of Gladness      3-8
Michael Morpurgo (author) Emily Gravett (illustrator)
Travel the globe in this beautiful inspiring journey through the animal kingdom
From two of today’s most celebrated book creators
Billy and the Mini Monsters      5-8
Monsters On a School Trip
Zanna Davidson
Bright eye catching illustrations, perfect for readers growing in confidence 
Great series with very mischievous monsters
It’s a Prince Thing      7-10
Phillipa Gregory
Follows the adventures of spirited Princess Florizella as she battles to save her hard won lifestyle from her potentially usurping brother
Peril at the Bake Off     7-9
Muddlemoor Mysteries 1
Ruth Quayle
It is the summer holiday and Joe Robinson and his cousins are staying with their granny in Muddlemoor village
The problem is Muddlemoor is a hotspot for crime so they soon have a mystery to solve
The Magic Place     8-10
Chris Wormell
A young orphan longs to escape her miserable life living with her cruel aunt and uncle 
Fantastic adventure with lovely illustrations by Chris Wormell that have a classic feel
You will love Gilbert the Cat
The Unadoptables     8-12
Hana Tooke
Five orphans ‘ the unadoptables ‘ escape from their harsh orphanage in search of a family and a place to call home 
Thrilling adventure, dramatic and heartstopping ensures readers will be hooked the whole way through
Another fantastic debut
Longlisted – Branford Boase Award 2021
The Hatmakers     8-12
Tamzin Merchant
Rip roaring adventure with a determined main character, great supporting cast and sneaky villains
Fantastic debut read with a hint of more to come
Magical /realism/historical blend with a bit of alchemy works really well
Darwin’s Dragons     8-12
Lindsay Galvin
A great adventure story, very exciting with vivid and precise writing
Very readable, this will inspire young readers  to dream of unexpected lands
The Last Bear     9-11
Hannah Gold
Excellent debut novel , with really good use of language and beautiful illustrations
Eleven year old April accompanies her father to Bear Island in the Arctic for six months
There are no polar bears left on Bear Island, but one endless summer night ,April meets one
Can she save him
“deeply moving ,beautifully told and quite unforgettable”  Michael Morpurgo
Licence To Chill      10-12
Eleven year old Vi Day’s unusual parents ( mum’s a spy and dad’s an ex supervillain )
are distracted by their divorce so she must step up to save the world from an evil villain
From the author of Who Let The Gods Out
The spoof evil villains are pure genius
Great read
After The War       10-12
Tom Palmer
A young boy who survived the Nazi concentration camps arrives in the Lake District where hopes of a new life await
Longlisted Carnegie Award20121