I’ve REALLY been looking forward to reviewing this one!
Publisher: Publications International
I was lucky enough in the last week to witness author Jeff Norton talking about his book series Meta Wars with two schools and I can honestly say that they were some of the best author talks I’ve ever been to.
In case anyone’s interested (and judging by the way my stats EXPLODED over the weekend on my recounts of what I put together for last year’s WBD, I’d say people are), I’ve got a little board of World Book Day costume ideas over on Pinterest. It’s very much a work in progress, but if anyone’s stuck it might give an idea. I’ve tried to include some Roald Dahl specific ones in there too, since I know some of the schools near me are limiting costumes to his characters this year. If in doubt, I find it’s always helpful to go to your locla library or bookshop and just look at the shelves. Far easier to find inspiration when the books are right there in front of you to prompt you.
The World Book Day website also has some truly lifesaving resources for teachers and parents too. Here are the Primary School ideas, Secondary and even Nursery. So if WBD has snuck up on you and surprised you with a ninja move, no panic – resources are available for last minute bookishness! There’s also some rather cool looking competitions over there too which I wish I was back in single digits for so I could enter. Oksa Pollock looks particularly tempting I must say, especially a whole class reader set!
Have fun this World Book Week and I’ll see you on the other side!
This book looks at the politics and psychology behind power, only through the eyes of the various monkeys that live in the city of Calcutta. A brutal massacre drives the Rhesus monkeys out of their peaceful graveyard home and onto the dangerously territorial streets of the city. Meanwhile, the triumphant Langur monkeys celebrate driving out the monstrous Rhesus’ and the Langur’s new role as the city’s saviours. Mico is a Langur but whilst his family and tribe celebrate, he knows that something is amiss. The Rhesus monkeys he saw in the aftermath of the battle weren’t the monsters his tribe leaders tell him they are. As Mico learns more and more about the Langur’s lies as he rises up the chain of power, he realises that he’s quickly becoming part of a very dangerous game and if he’s caught, nothing will be able to save him.
This books just ties you up in knots.
In a world where everyone is born with two souls in one body it is forbidden to mention the less dominant soul’s name. It’s expected that eventually the less dominant soul will disappear and the body will be left with the one soul. However, some souls just don’t fade and when you’ve grown up with a whole extra soul – another person inside of you – how can you let them go? Enter Addie and Eva, and this is their dilemma – should Eva fade away and leave Addie to enjoy life as a single soul in a single body, or should they risk everything to stay together in a world where to have two souls is to be an abberration?
Griffin Silk is an unsual boy from an equally unusual family. The baby of the family, Griffin struggles with a terrible secret until one day, he meets a girl with a daisy crown on her head. He knows instantly that he’s met a real fairy princess and her name is Layla. Together Griffin and his new found friend tackle everything from bullies at school to the secret that Griffin has kept so close to his heart.
A lovely start to a new animal series for 5-8 year olds!
When Great Uncle Horace brings an orphaned lion cub back to his zoo, Zoe is quick to greet their new resident and make him happy in his new home. The problem is though that he’s not happy at all and Zoe must try to use her special gift of talking to animals to find out how she can help the cub before it’s too late!