Prompted by news reports of children fleeing war and poverty, this is a powerful story of hope and friendship in terrible, terrifying circumstances.
The Last Wild
Reading just one section of the book at a time for each week's discussion was tough. There was tension, humour and great characterisation in this imagined future of a corrupted world.
The Many Worlds of Albie Bright
A group of eight children from Year 3 are meeting me each week (on Tuesday after mid morning break) to discuss the book.
A group of children win a prize to go on a trip into space - but this is no theme park ride...
There's a girl in the boy's bathroom
Bradley tells lies and his teachers refer him to a counsellor to deal with his behaviour problems.
That's Life, Lily
Disgruntled Lily imagines life without her parents, but what is real and what's not in her account of that summer?
How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant
Bringing humour and adventure to a story which encompasses loyalty, the importance of keeping your word and bereavement.
Johnny and the Bomb
A story of time travel and adventure as Johnny Maxwell, his friends and the bag lady Mrs Tachyon return to the Blackbury Blitz in 1941.
Noah Barleywater Runs Away
The book is a funny, magical modern fairy tale, and while there is a little bit of sadness, it is a story of hope.
I-Spy The Constantinople Caper
Set in Europe in the 1920s, this is the story of Trey, a boy whose life is dominated by his collection of comics telling the tales of super-sleuths and daring detectives.