I hope you are enjoying the library book boxes that are being delivered to your classes. Don't forget, if you have a special request, let me know and I will personally select a book for you.
Some of our year 6s are currently enjoying Tom Palmer's books. I've recently read two of his latest books, Armistice Runner and After The War. They were both excellent and I'd recommend them to year 6 readers.
I'm very excited that Razorbill, Goldcrest and Starling classes now have a book penpal, published author Maisie Chan. Maisie wrote to the children recently, and gave them some great book recommendations. I wonder what books you will recommend back to her, year 4?
I'm currently reading The Castle of Tangled Magic by Sophie Anderson. Sophie is one of my favourite authors, She takes her inspiration from Russian and Eastern European traditional tales and also tales her Prussian grandmother used to tell her. recently, Sophie very kindly sent us a signed copy of her latest book, for the library.
Some book themed creative ideas to try:
Do you have a favourite book but you really don't like the cover? Why not have a go at creating your own version. Make it as colourful, plain or as detailed as you like. Don't forget to include a blurb on the back, and quotes from your favourite authors.
Perhaps you think a book you have read would work well as a comic book. So now is your opportunity to make that a reality! Have a go at turning a book you love into a comic book. There are plenty of templates online for comic book strips, or you can make your own using pencil and ruler.
Think about your favourite characters from picture books - is it The Gruffalo? Or The Hungry Caterpillar? Maybe it's Harry and his bucket full of dinosaurs or a character from a traditional tale. Now think about what might happen if that character suddenly appeared in your current chapter book. How would that character react? How would others respond to them? Now write that story!
Have a go at book spine poetry, see the post above.
For other story starter ideas look at the Authorfy website. Authors are posting 10 minute story starter ideas each morning. Have fun with your writing and book themed creativity!