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message 1: by Alison (new)

Alison (fantasticreads) | 419 comments Mod
Please post links to your reviews here.


message 2: by Laura (last edited Sep 13, 2012 09:50AM) (new)

Laura Hollywood | 2 comments A really great book for children in KS2 to read. This book looks at dealing with the death of a loved one, being a child from a mixed background, being a girl and young love (so probably one for the girls).

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 3: by Matt (new)

Matt Davies | 25 comments Re: Alison's message.

All of them or just the new ones?


message 4: by Matt (new)

Matt Davies | 25 comments Here's a review of a book I read on Saturday morning, when I should probably have been studying!

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 5: by Rahima.wahid (new)

Rahima.wahid | 1 comments Hi all ... here's my second review which took longer than expected :)

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 6: by Alison (new)

Alison (fantasticreads) | 419 comments Mod
Matt wrote: "Re: Alison's message.

All of them or just the new ones?"


If you read a book in the summer and really enjoyed it, you could post links to share with your P group. Consider it a form of persuasive writing!


message 7: by Matt (new)

Matt Davies | 25 comments So, primarily new reviews then? I'll have to get searching for interesting books...


message 8: by Alison (new)

Alison (fantasticreads) | 419 comments Mod
Matt wrote: "So, primarily new reviews then? I'll have to get searching for interesting books..."

Have a look at Task 1 in the English task file, which will give you an idea of genres commonly covered in school literacy lessons and suggested authors.


message 9: by Matt (new)

Matt Davies | 25 comments Thank you!


message 10: by Riona (new)

Riona Daly (Ri-riri) | 6 comments Hi Alison, here is one of my reviews.: )

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/74...


message 13: by Alison (new)

Alison (fantasticreads) | 419 comments Mod
Riona wrote: "Hi Alison, here is one of my reviews.: )

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/74..."


Here's your review (rather than the link to the book), Riona http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 14: by Alison (new)

Alison (fantasticreads) | 419 comments Mod
Three great reviews, Riona! I really like Groosham Grange. Have you read any Eva Ibbotson? Her fantasy books for 8+ are great.


message 15: by Jesse (new)

Jesse Boucher | 12 comments I really enjoyed this book and thought I would share it with the group

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... in a Viking Town


message 16: by Jesse (new)

Jesse Boucher | 12 comments I also enjoyed reading this as a child and recently read it again!

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 17: by Brenda (new)

Brenda Coughlan | 8 comments Here's my review of 'War Game' by Michael Foreman. This book would definitely spark a student's interest in History. A really beautiful book, enjoy!

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 18: by Kyran (new)

Kyran | 4 comments If you are a Roald Dahl fan, this is well worth a read..!

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17...


message 19: by Kyran (new)

Kyran | 4 comments Read this with KS1 pupils before and they loved it..

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57...


message 20: by Kyran (new)

Kyran | 4 comments A chilling tale that desribes one of the saddest events in Irish history but loved by all who read it..

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35...


message 21: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Bush | 11 comments This is my first review of the Autumn term - 'Beware of Boys'.

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 22: by Alison (new)

Alison (fantasticreads) | 419 comments Mod
Kyran wrote: "If you are a Roald Dahl fan, this is well worth a read..!

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17..."


http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... is the link to your review, rather than the book, Kyran.


message 23: by Alison (new)

Alison (fantasticreads) | 419 comments Mod
Kyran wrote: "Read this with KS1 pupils before and they loved it..

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57..."

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... the link to your review, rather than the book


message 24: by Alison (new)

Alison (fantasticreads) | 419 comments Mod
Kyran wrote: "A chilling tale that desribes one of the saddest events in Irish history but loved by all who read it..

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35..."


http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... The link to your review rather than the book


message 25: by Alison (new)

Alison (fantasticreads) | 419 comments Mod
Daniel wrote: "This is my first review of the Autumn term - 'Beware of Boys'.

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/..."


Hi Daniel. Your review needs to be cut and pasted into the review box, or it won't show up at the end of the course. See the guide on UEL Plus if you're not sure how to do this.


message 26: by Alison (new)

Alison (fantasticreads) | 419 comments Mod
Great reviews, everyone. Please make sure that you post links to your review, not the book, as some books you're reviewing have been reviewed by many other people and your fellow trainees will have to search through lots of reviews to find yours.


message 29: by Alison (new)

Alison (fantasticreads) | 419 comments Mod
Thanks, Niamh and Ciaran. Niamh, did you mean to post the link to all your reviews, or just one?


message 30: by Chris (new)

Chris Mills | 10 comments http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Has anyone read any David Walliams books? I think I prefer him as an author rather than a comedian, but that's probably not saying much!


message 31: by Alison (new)

Alison (fantasticreads) | 419 comments Mod
There have been quite a few reviews of David Walliams in other P groups. I really liked Gangsta Granny, which has been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize this year http://www.booktrust.org.uk/prizes-an...


message 32: by Laura (new)

Laura (LadyLaura) | 6 comments http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

I would highly recommend the last book reviewed here by Michael Morpurgo. A great read!


message 33: by Alison (new)

Alison (fantasticreads) | 419 comments Mod
Laura wrote: "http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

I would highly recommend the last book reviewed here..."

Thanks Laura! Great reviews. Michael Morpurgo is a fantastic author.
Emily Gravett has written some picture books as well as being an illustrator; I really like Meerkat Mail


message 34: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Bush | 11 comments My review of Michael Rosen's 'Wouldn't You Like to Know'

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15...


message 35: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Bush | 11 comments And my review of 'The Complete Persepolis' by Marjane Satrapi. I loved this book!

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/99...


message 36: by Alison (new)

Alison (fantasticreads) | 419 comments Mod
Daniel wrote: "And my review of 'The Complete Persepolis' by Marjane Satrapi. I loved this book!

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/99..."


http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... and http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... are links to your reviews, Daniel. I agree, Persepolis is amazing. It would be a great book to read and discuss with Y6 children during Refugee Week.


message 37: by Ciaran (new)

Ciaran Mcnamee | 13 comments Here's a book I found in my Reception class's library during the first week of SBT1.

Tadpole’s Promise by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 38: by Jusna (new)

Jusna Begum | 3 comments hi alison this is my review for Elmer by david McKee
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 39: by Jusna (new)

Jusna Begum | 3 comments hi Aison this is my review of Princess Smartypants

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 40: by Alison (new)

Alison (fantasticreads) | 419 comments Mod
Thanks Ciaran and Jusna; some great reviews. I'm glad you're discovering such great books to share with your classes on SBT1!


message 41: by Jusna (new)

Jusna Begum | 3 comments here is a short review of Oscar got the Blame. a book i loved when i was young but not so much now.

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 42: by Alison (new)

Alison (fantasticreads) | 419 comments Mod
Jusna wrote: "here is a short review of Oscar got the Blame. a book i loved when i was young but not so much now.

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/..."


Thanks Jusna. Returning to books you loved as a child can be interesting; sometimes they stand the test of time and sometimes they don't!


message 43: by Beth (new)

Beth | 13 comments Here is another book review, this time it's one of the Dr. Seuss classics 'Green Eggs and Ham'.


http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23...

Beth x


message 44: by Alison (new)

Alison (fantasticreads) | 419 comments Mod
Beth wrote: "Here is another book review, this time it's one of the Dr. Seuss classics 'Green Eggs and Ham'.


http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23...

Beth x"


http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... This is the link to your review, rather than the book, Beth.


message 45: by Beth (new)

Beth | 13 comments Hi Alison,

Apologies for posting the wrong link, shows how out of practice you get on posting correctly! Just in case the other post doesn't link to me at the end of the course, I thought I'd post it again... correctly.

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Thanks,

Beth x


message 46: by Beth (new)

Beth | 13 comments Hi Alison,

Here is another review of a book that I have come across in my placement called 'Can't You Sleep Little Bear?'. Reading this story with my class is the first time that I've experienced having a story read as a sensory story - so hope that you enjoy the review as much as I have enjoyed the book with my class.

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Thanks,

Beth x


message 47: by Alison (new)

Alison (fantasticreads) | 419 comments Mod
Beth wrote: "Hi Alison,

Here is another review of a book that I have come across in my placement called 'Can't You Sleep Little Bear?'. Reading this story with my class is the first time that I've experienced..."


That's a great review, Beth! Martin Waddell is a great picture book author, and that is a wonderful book- not least because it is one of the few with a "dad" figure caring for a "child" figure, which would be important if you had a class with a child living with their dad. Look out for Owl Babies too.


message 48: by Shemona (new)

Shemona | 5 comments Hi Alison,

I've done some book reviews based on the books I have seen in my nursery class

Book review 4:
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Book review 5:
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Book review 6:
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 49: by Alison (new)

Alison (fantasticreads) | 419 comments Mod
Shemona wrote: "Hi Alison,

I've done some book reviews based on the books I have seen in my nursery class

Book review 4:
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Book review 5:
http://www.goodreads.com/r..."


Thanks Shemona! They will be very useful to your fellow trainees doing EYFS placements.


message 50: by Chris (new)

Chris Mills | 10 comments My year 4 class love David Walliams' books. They're reading Billionaire Boy at the moment so that may have to be my next read.

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


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