Category Archives: Fiction

Longer chapter books, usually only illustrated with a cover photo, these books are good for readers who are growing in confidence.

Book Club – A look at the Berghof from Boy at the top of the Mountain

Two of our book clubbers are enjoying John Boyne’s The Boy at the Top of the Mountain. A young orphan born to German and French parents finds himself in the lucky position of being adopted by his aunt and taken to … Continue reading

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Hugo presents David Walliams’ Grandpa’s Great Escape

  Hugo loves reading David Walliams books and so at Book Club we practised ways of telling others about the books we love to make them also want to read them. Here is what Hugo said about this book: Close your … Continue reading

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Room 5 Book Club – some challenging reads about challenging situations

These are the books that Room 5 Book Club students are reading this term, most based on children affected by World War 2. Many questions are raised in these stories, including some about which countries had Jewish people living in them … Continue reading

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Room 4 Book Club – look at all of these keen readers!

Room 4 has 14 students in book club this term and the theme is the Second World War. In these books we are following characters from New Zealand, Great Britain and Europe, and they face some difficult and dangerous journeys. … Continue reading

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Book Club – Ronnie’s War

Ronnie’s War is an account of one boy’s experience of World War 2. He is evacuated from London after a tense chase through an air raid to rescue his Mum. In our book club today we only learned a little … Continue reading

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Brian Falkner, Author, visits Beaconsfield

We were incredibly lucky last week to have Brian Falkner visit our school. Brian has written and published many books and he talked to our Year 4-8 students about having this dream of becoming a writer since the age of … Continue reading

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Great books for boys

In Book Club today Lachlan talked about the recent Tom Gates book he had been reading, and how he loved the stories about Tom and his friend Derek and what they get up to. These books are written and illustrated … Continue reading

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Room 3 talk about some great books

Look at our great Room 3 Book Club students being very enthusiastic about the books they have been reading! Saoirse brought a great book from home called See under the Sea, and like the other books in the collection, it … Continue reading

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The 26-Storey Treehouse review by Olivia

Olivia read The 26-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and here is what she said about it at our Year 5 Book Club meeting: “This is a book about two boys that live in a 26 storey treehouse. They do crazy … Continue reading

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Year 5 Book Club sharing some great books

This group of enthusiastic readers from Room 4 are willing to talk about their favourite books, so much so that the time flies all too quickly and we have to save some for the next session. Lucy absolutely LOVES The … Continue reading

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