Sunday, December 12, 2010

NOVELS: Seven Wonders

Here is a list of  seven novels that I have really enjoyed reading and discussing with children over the last few years.

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler by E.L.Konigsburg
When Claudia decides to run away from home she does it in style - and runs away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Bod is a normal boy, except for the fact that he lives in a graveyard, being educated and raised by ghosts.

Holes by Louis Sacher
Stanley Yelnat's life in a juvenile detention centre - a great story about friendship.

The Night of the Burning by Linda Press Wulf
Poland 1921 - Devorah's incredible journey seeking safety in a new land

The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams
Dennis lives in a boring house in a boring street - but discovers what happens when you open your mind

Across a Wide Wide Sea by Michael Morpurgo
Two stories in one - an adventure that sweeps around the world.

Firmin by Sam Savage
The story of a literary rat

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