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Book Focus

Book Focus Titles 2018 - 2019

Summer Term 2

 

Fire Bird by Saviour Pirotta

The firebird is stealing the tsar's famous golden apples. His two oldest sons fail to capture the bird, so their younger brother, Ivan, must set out on a quest to find it. Befriended by the wise grey wolf, Ivan wins the firebird and the hand of the beautiful Princess Helen.
 

Summer Term 1

 

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman

On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment. She casts aside her fine wedding clothes, takes her chain mail and her sword and follows her brave dwarf retainers into the tunnels under the mountain towards the sleeping kingdom. This queen will decide her own future - and the princess who needs rescuing is not quite what she seems. 

Spring Term 2

 

The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy

What would happen if we lost the happy endings to stories - imagine the tears at bedtime!

A fantastic and magical tale about what happens when, one night, a wicked witch steals the happy endings to bedtime stories.

It is up to Jub, the keeper of the happy endings, to save the day and ensure sweet dreams everywhere. 

Spring Term 1

 

The Tempest by Andrew Matthews

A charming retelling of this magical tale of power and justice. With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Power in the Tempest. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.

Autumn Term 2

 

Robot Girl by Malorie Blackman

Claire is keen to find out what her dad has been working on in his lab. He's been really excited about it and Claire knows it must be something that will make him even more famous. But the big reveal isn't at all what she expected and now Claire has a dilemma on her hands - what do you do when your dad has created a monster...?

Autumn Term 1 

 

The man who walked between the towers by Mordial Garstein

In 1974, French aerialist Philippe Petit threw a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center and spent an hour walking, dancing, and performing high-wire tricks a quarter mile in the sky. This picture book captures the poetry and magic of the event with a poetry of its own: lyrical words and lovely paintings that present the detail, daring, and--in two dramatic foldout spreads-- the vertiginous drama of Petit's feat.

Book Focus Titles 2017 - 2018

Summer Term 2

 

The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

The famous poem still has the power to thrill of the story of the highwayman and his doomed love for Bess, the landlord's black-eyed daughter.

Spring Term 2

 

Street Child by Berlie Doherty

When his mother dies, Jim Jarvis is left all alone in London. He is sent to the workhouse but quickly escapes, choosing a hard life on the streets of the city over the confines of the workhouse walls. Struggling to survive, Jim finally finds some friends...only to be snatched away and made to work for the remorselessly cruel Grimy Nick, constantly guarded by his vicious dog, Snipe. Will Jim ever manage to be free?

 

Spring Term1

 

The Tempest by Andrew Matthews

A charming retelling of this magical tale of power and justice. With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Power in the Tempest. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.

Autumn Term 2

 

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick is a 1984 picture book consisting of a series of seemingly unrelated, highly detailed images in Van Allsburg's distinctive style. Each image is accompanied by a title and a single line of text, which compel readers to create their own stories.

Autumn Term 1

 

The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

When Ted and Kat watched their cousin Salim get on board the London Eye, he turned and waved before getting on. After half an hour it landed and everyone trooped off - but no Salim. Where could he have gone? How on earth could he have disappeared into thin air? Since the police are having no luck finding him, Ted and Kat become sleuthing partners. Despite their prickly relationship, they overcome their differences to follow a trail of clues across London in a desperate bid to find their cousin. And ultimately it comes down to Ted, whose brain works in its own very unique way, to find the key to the mystery.

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