WWW Wednesday

I’ve just started listening to The Owl Tree on Borrowbox which I’m enjoying. I love that the Owl Tree seems to have feelings, and am curious to find out more about Mr Rock who wants to cut it down. I’m about a third of the way through The Way to Impossible Island which I’m really enjoying. I love how cleverly links are made between Dara and Mothgirl before they’ve even met. I’d love to be able to sit down and read this one in one sitting, but it has been a very slow reading week as work has been hectic. We’ve had 4 of our team isolating which has meant my wonderful LSA and myself are holding the fort with extra duties and near exhaustion by the end of the day. Fingers crossed my class make it to the end of term without anyone having to isolate!

I’ve read Tiger Warrior: Attack of the Dragon King which is a fantastic, action-packed read for younger readers. I will be taking part in the Blog Tour. I also read Street Child and can’t believe I hadn’t already read it. I really enjoyed this book which tells the story of a young boy, Jim Jarvis, who is separated from his sisters and whose mother dies. He is sent to the workhouse, but escapes and finds himself on the streets. This is a powerful and hard-hitting read that I read in a single sitting over the weekend. It is one I’m considering using as part of our Year 6 Victorian topic next year. I also finished listening to Demelza and the Spectre Detectors which I absolutely loved, and would highly recommend. The narration was fantastic. Demelza is a scientist at heart and likes nothing better than inventing, so imagine her shock when she finds that she is a spectre detector whose role is to summon the deceased to spend time with loved ones. Demelza, her Grandma and friend Percy are just fantastic characters who I really liked. And the twists were brilliant!

I didn’t get to this one last week, so I’m hoping to get to it as my next read.

What are you reading? Have you read any of these?

6 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday

  1. We use Street Child with Year 6 for our Victorian topic. It has so many great links to explore and the children just love the story. They really get involved with Jim. It’s definitely a great hook into the topic.

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