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We love reading!
Here are some thoughts and question ideas I thought I'd share to help continue developing the children's love of reading...
I met a dragon face to face
The year when I was ten,
I took a trip to outer space,
I braved a pirate's den,
I wrestled with a wicked troll,
And fought a great white shark,
I trailed a rabbit down a hole,
I hunted for a snark.
I stowed aboard a submarine,
I opened magic doors,
I travelled in a time machine,
And searched for dinosaurs,
I climbed atop a giant's head,
I found a pot of gold,
I did this all in books I read
When I was ten years old
Jack Prelutsky: ‘Good Books: Good Times’, HarperCollins 1990
Questions you could ask when your child finishes a book, or part of a book...
Did the book they just read surprise them? Why did they choose it? Did they expect to like or not like it because of the blurb or dust jacket?
Did the characters seem real? Did they feel sympathy for the characters? Do they know anyone like the character?
Did the book take them to new places? Were they real places or imaginary lands? Did they learn anything about the setting from reading the book?
Did the author know about the background or topic of the book? Were there any mistakes?
Did they want to go on reading more after the book had ended?
Book reviews are a great tool for helping you find new books to read, as well as share your thoughts on a book (which may help someone else).
Toppsta (https://toppsta.com/) is a great website where you can browse books by age group, title, author, illustrator or series, as well as leave reviews for other people to read.
CBBC Book Club (https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/cbbc-book-club) is another great place where children can read and share book reviews, as well as explore new books and watch videos from different children's authors.
Alternatively - click below to print some book review sheets. You can bring these back to school to share with other children...