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Christmas Book Flood | Recommending reading

Ages 9-11

topofclassTop of the Class (Nearly)
(Tom Gates: book 9)
Liz Pichon
(UK: Scholastic, 2016)

‘TIPS FOR BEING TOP OF THE CLASS (Sadly…I did NONE of these things.)
1. Stay awake in lessons (it helps.)
2. Don’t draw HILARIOUS pictures of your teachers.
3. AVOID the class bully to stay out of trouble.
4. Don’t let Mum and Dad write ANYTHING in your school planner.
5. Don’t let your grumpy sister Delia BOSS you around. (Technically not a school issue – but still important.)
I’m TRYING to get voted onto the school council as well – but thanks to the ABOVE list it’s not exactly going to plan.’

Recommended by:
Liz Fay

Available in the UK via ‘My Local Bookshop‘ search engine or Amazon (Top of the Class (Nearly))

hporderphoenixHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
(Harry Potter: book 5)
J K Rowling
(UK: Bloomsbury, 2014; USA: Scholastic, 2004)

Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors’ attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord’s return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort’s savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time.

Recommended by:
Paige Clarke, Beautiful Minds Promotions

Available in the UK via ‘My Local Bookshop‘ search engine or Amazon (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)
Available in the USA via Amazon (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

clovermoonClover Moon
Jacqueline Wilson
(UK: Doubleday Children’s, 2016; USA: Doubleday International, 2016)

Clover Moon’s imagination is her best escape from a life of hardship in poverty-stricken Victorian London. When tragedy plunges her into a world of grief, Clover realises that everything she loved about the place she called home is gone. Clover hears of a place she could run to, but where will she find the courage – and the chance – to break free? And could leaving her family be just what she needs to find a place that really feels like home?

Recommended by:
Christopher NorrisJolabokaflod Book Campaign

Available in the UK via ‘My Local Bookshop‘ search engine or Amazon (Clover Moon)
Available in the USA via Amazon (Clover Moon)

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