This series of books called Let’s Read are perfect for the child who has learnt to read and wants to extend themselves beyond the school readers. Miniature versions of much-loved classics, they offer a manageable size and feel less daunting than a chapter book. Don’t be fooled however into thinking they are ‘easy’…
Month: May 2014
Never, ever cry… She always knew she was different, but after her mother was killed in a freak accident, seventeen year old Eureka distances herself from her friends and family – except for her best friends, Brooks and Cat. But when she meets the mysterious boy with the turquoise eyes, her world is turned upside down. Her mother always loved puzzles, so when Eureka finds an ancient story, of heartbreak and sorrow, should she even be surprised?
It’s Junie B Jones’ first day in Grade 0 and she has to ride on a bus. She manages to get to school but when it’s home time she decides there’s no way she’s repeating that experience – so she hides in the school until everyone leaves.
Winnie the Witch is something of a celebrity in children’s literature. What makes Winnie a winner is her friendly, scatter-brained personality. She’s literally an accident waiting to happen – luckily a touch of magic usually sets her straight.
Madonna’s books about The English Roses have done well. With cute names, Grace, Nicole, Binah, Amy and Charlotte, the ‘five funky fashionable friends’ are schoolgirls in London who go to school in Hampstead and spend their time doing things like shopping, hanging out, cooking, having sleep overs and boy watching – you get the picture. The illustrations are gorgeous and raise the book to a designer level.
Few activities are as much fun as cooking with mom or dad. This lovely cookbook offers the perfect balance of quick bakes and a few more ambitious projects, such as chicken risotto and a blueberry sponge cake. I love the introduction of the food type, such as rice or tomatoes, and the explanation of what they are and how to cook them.
I got this book on holiday at The Book Lounge in Cape Town. Hooked on Books came to talk to us at our school and when they did this book I knew I wanted to read it. I’m so glad I did. “Oliver and the Seawigs” is about a ten-year old boy Oliver Crisp and his explorer parents.
Being the first non-Jewish headmaster of Kind David High School Linksfield, Johannesburg was enough of an introduction to get my interest piqued. So on a chilly Tuesday evening last week we clutched our glasses of wine at Love Books in Melville and listened to Falconer’s humble and slightly apologetic launch of his book, Notes from a Headmaster’s Desk. “