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I read this book 22nd March '19

The Garden of Lost Secrets
Author: A. M. Howell
This book is about a girl called Clara who is sent to live with her Aunt and Uncle during the first world war. I am really interested in history and the world wars will be a topic at school next year and i felt this book told me a little of what it must have been like for children at that time. I found the book sad in places but i couldn't put it down. The friendship Clara shares with Will is really good. 

I read this book 21st March '19

The Creakers
Author: Tom Fletcher
My mum and i read this together and she loved it just as much as i did! Lucy wakes up to find all the grown ups of Whiffington, the town she lives in, are all gone. While the other children have a great time making mess, eating whatever they want and staying up late, Lucy and her friend Norman try to get them back! I loved reading all about the creatures, the creakers in the Woleb. It is a really good book and i loved the pictures too. 

Was read to me 12th March '19

The Adventures Of Miss Petitfour
Author: Anne Michaels
This is a collection of whimsical short stories about Miss Petitfour. I still love reading aloud to the children and it's often difficult to find a book they both might enjoy, being so very different as they are. Similarly am not wanting the story to be too long or too short. These stories are perfect. One of the great things about the stories is the use of language not often used or explained. The author does both, she will use a word she thinks the reader may not have heard before, its in italics and in a different colour font and explains it. As a parent looking to encourage vocabulary, it's a brilliant read. 

Was read to me 6th March '19

Mr Stink
Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Quentin Blake
My two still enjoy hearing a story read to them and this is a good story to read together. Mr Stink is a homeless person who is befriended by Chloe. Through meeting him, she becomes a lot more confident and happier than she has been. A great way to address sterotypes about lots of people and a happy ending too. 

I read this book 5th March '19

Science Lab
Author: Robert Winston
I think this book is excellent. The book is divided into four sections: forces and motion, liquids and reactions, shapes and structures, and light and sounds. Each section has six or seven things to make to show you the science behind how things work. From the book, I made a mechanical figure of a shark that looks like it moves on its own. I was able to raid the recycling box for all the bits. The instructions are very good. I can't wait to take it in to show my friends at school.