Category Archives: Senior Fiction

Chapter books that may, but not always, contain themes that are suitable only for year 7 & 8s.

Skulduggery Pleasant – Jasmine and Samantha loved it!

Jasmine and Samantha have enjoyed starting this series of books for Book Club this term and here is what they told the other year 7 and 8s about it: Jasmine Skulduggery Pleasant is an amazing book filled with magic. I … Continue reading

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Oliver’s great review of the Gone series

This term Oliver continued reading the second book of the Gone series and the Room 5 book club enjoyed his weekly updates about the weird goings on that got steadily weirder as the book went on. Part of the role … Continue reading

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Room 5 Book Clubbers review their Term 2 books

All of these books are available from the school library. The Book Clubbers were asked the following questions to try to help them explain how they felt about the books they read in term 2. Find out what they thought … Continue reading

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Opportunities to vote for your favourite books

Do you remember that we voted for our favourite books for the Children’s Choice? Some of our favourites made it to the shortlist – although not all of them surprisingly. Peace Warriors did not make the cut and that featured … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Room 5 Bookclub go Brainwave Crazy

Amy, Samantha, Jasmine and Oliver are reading two of Brian Falkner’s books, Brainjack and The Tomorrow Code. Both are exciting books about teenagers dealing with pretty big picture problems, namely the taking over of mankind by computers and the potential … Continue reading

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Now by Morris Gleitzman – new book and series for the library

Once I didn’t know about my grandfather Felix’s scary childhood. Then I found out what the Nazis did to his best friend Zelda. Now I understand why Felix does the things he does. Now is the third book in a series by … Continue reading

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New book: The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne

Anyone who has read The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by the same author will know that they are in for a quite different story that is unpredictable and at times quite challenging. Set in pre-war France, a young boy … Continue reading

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