'A book is a dream that you hold in your hands'

Date: 9th Mar 2019 @ 9:00pm

'A book is a dream that you hold in your hands'

The book fair has been at school this week, and many of you have purchased books, which you have started to read already, and tell us all about!

Below are some books which have been recommended by your class mates, some which link to our learning this year, and a few which I might buy myself as they looks so good!

 

Now or Never - by Bali Rai

 

Now or Never brings a young soldier, Private Fazal Khan, from his home in India to the battlefields of the Second World War. Fazal's world is now focused on Company 32 and the animals he cares for in the midst of one of the most frightening times in history. And as he and his friends make their way to the beaches of Dunkirk, Fazal must deal with even more than the terrors of a dangerous trek to reach the evacuation zone. The Company's captain defends his troops in the face of a terrible betrayal at the point of rescue: not everyone has welcomed the help brought by the Royal Indian Army Service Corps. Now Fazal is forced to question why he is even there and why he is expected to be loyal to a king whose people don't all see him as their equal.

 

The boy at the back of the class- by Onjali Q.Rauf

There used to be an empty chair at the back of my class, but now a new boy called Ahmet is sitting in it.

He's nine years old (just like me), but he's very strange. He never talks and never smiles and doesn't like sweets - not even lemon sherbets, which are my favourite!

But then I learned the truth: Ahmet really isn't very strange at all. He's a refugee who's run away from a War. A real one. With bombs and fires and bullies that hurt people. And the more I find out about him, the more I want to help.

That's where my best friends Josie, Michael and Tom come in. Because you see, together we've come up with a plan...

 

The Skylarks War- by Hilary Mckay

Brought up in an austere and cold London house in the haphazard care of a short-tempered housekeeper, Peter and Clarry long for each summer when they can escape to their grandparent’s house in Cornwall. Here they and their kind and charismatic cousin Rupert taste true freedom and a kindling of mutual kindness and understanding.

Yet beyond their Skylark summers, forces are pulling them apart, with Peter sent to boarding school and Clary left at home. When the Great War breaks out and Rupert enlists, it seems that their lives will be forever changed.

 

When we were warriors- by Emma Carroll

A body washed up on the beach... Evacuation to an old house with forbidden rooms and dark secrets... An animal rescue service...

Set in World War Two, Emma Caroll explores the resilience, resourcefulness and inventiveness of children when their lives fall to pieces.

Introducing some compelling new characters, as well as revisiting some familiar settings, these adventures are sure to win over new readers, as well as fans of old favourites such as Letters from the Lighthouse. 

 

 

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