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The Thin Grey Line by John Gordon
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Stuart made a comment in the group UEL PGCE group 2011-2012P8 on programme reviews topic
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There is a really good 'Reading with Kids' supplement in today's Guardian. It has lots of reading ideas, a strong focus on getting kids interested
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The Twin Giants by Dick King-Smith
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The Twin Giants by Dick King-Smith has some fantastic illustrations but unfortunately a rather thin plot. In short the story is about two twins that set off to find wives, their relationship and the people they encounter along the way.

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Ghost For Sale by Terry Deary
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Ghost for Sale by Terry Deary is a fun book and I really enjoyed reading it. The premise of the story, selling a wardrobe with a ghost in it, is highly original and the illustrations are very well done and include captions. This in itself makes the b
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Farm Boy by Michael Morpurgo
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Problems with a Python by Jeremy Strong
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Problems with a Python by Jeremy Strong is a book for year 5 children perhaps. It is fast paced with some good illustrations, but even before the book starts there is an excellent introduction where we get to ‘meet the author’. There are a series of
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Alfie Green and the Monkey Puzzler by Joe O'Brien
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Alfie Green and the Monkey Puzzler is a light-hearted and fun book for younger children. There are plenty of themes in it which will entertain, such as a circus coming to town, Alfie’s magic book, the chance of winning a big prize and of course the p
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Tell Me About It! by Sue Limb
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Ruby Rogers Tell Me About It by Sue Limb is a very funny book. Limb deploys subtle dead-pan humour excellently - I am sure that Limb’s reference to the monkey’s grin is about Tony Blair for example.

The story and characters are well developed and the
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Nessie the Mannerless Monster by Ted Hughes
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Nessie the Mannerless Monster by Ted Hughes is a beautifully written book, full of poetry and humour. It is very very entertaining and is a perfect book for a class reading to 5-6 year olds. The broad subject matter and fast pace of the book would en
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The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman
The Wolves in the Walls
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
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The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean is a brilliant, if not slightly disturbing and incredibly scary, picture book.


The illustrations are excellent and the cover (which looks slightly like the girl out of the horror film, ‘The Ring’)
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