Reading for Pleasure
Thank you for sending in all your work and photographs on your favourite storybooks. We have loved seeing different authors and books so far, please look at the gallery at the bottom of this page to see your friends favourite texts.
Welcome to our reading for pleasure page. Here you will find out what we are all reading as well as lots of reading resources and fun reading ideas.
Our class book at the moment is James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.
If you are enjoying this book, why not try some other books by the same author such as:
and there are many more!
Take a look at the blurbs of the above texts, which one would you want to read?
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Charlie Bucket desperately wants to eat more than cabbage soup every day. But, even more than that, he longs to see Wonka’s ENORMOUS CHOCOLATE FACTORY! Now Mr Willy Wonka, the most wondrous inventor in the world, has hidden golden tickets inside his delicious creamy chocolate bars. Only five winners can go through those great iron bars. Will one of them be Charlie?
The Twits - Mr Twit is a foul and smelly man with bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard. Mrs Twit is a horrible old hag with a glass eye. They’ve kept munggle-wump the monkey and his family caged in the garden for far too long, and now the monkeys want to take their REVENGE…
Matilda – Matilda Wormwood is an extraordinary genius with really stupid parents. Miss Trunchbull is her terrifying headmistress who thinks all her pupils are rotten little stinkers. But Matilda will show these horrible grown-ups that, even though she’s only small, she’s got some very POWERFUL TRICKS UP HER SLEVE…
Fantastic Mr Fox – Every time Mr Fox steals a chicken from the farm, Farmer Boggis, Bunce and Bean grow wold with rage! They’re the nastiest crooks in the valley, and they’ve concocted a cunning plan to dig him out of his hole once and for all. But it never occurs to them that Mr Fox has a fantastic plan of his own…
The BFG – Every night, when the world is sleeping, big gruesome giants guzzle up whoppsy-whiffling human beans. And there’s only one giant who can stop them – the BFG. He’s the kindest giant there is and, with his friend Sophie in his top pocket, he sets out to rid the world of the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater and all their rotsome friends forever…
Danny the Champion of the World – Danny thinks his dad is the most marvellous and exciting father a boy ever had – but Danny’s dad has a very big secret. This secret leads them both into the strangest adventure of their lives, and a daring plot that makes Danny the CHAMPION OF THE WORLD.
What are you reading at the moment?
Please email us a photo of you in your comfiest reading spot with your chosen reading item - a newspaper, a fiction book, a Kindle or tablet, a fact book, a recipe book, a joke book.... the possibilities are endless!
Fancy a challenge?
Try this book based bingo game! Book Bingo
Can you complete the Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt?
If you've finished a book, why not fill in a book review to tell other people about it? Book Review template
Some great reading resources:
- Look at the Book Trust website for online story videos, online books and activities - Book Trust
- Virtual school library on Oak National Academy - author of the week - Virtual school library
- Libby app - connects to our local library and lets you borrow and read free e-books and audio books - Libby
- Explore Children's Poetry Archive for some great poems
- First News - online newspapers - First News live
- Take a look at the Oxford Owl website which has lots of free ebooks and tips Oxford Owl Reading at Home
- Have a look at this helpful leaflet for ways to support reading at home Supporting Readers at Home