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Reading for Pleasure - Our Year 4 Recommended Reads

Reading for Pleasure - Year Four “Recommended Reads”

We have “picked the brains” of a local independent book shop – H & H Spalding Books (based in Barton Under Needwood) – regarding sourcing some fantastic books to broaden the reading choices of our children and hopefully to inspire a lifelong love of reading. The teachers really enjoyed diving into the book boxes which Spalding Books sent to us! Together they have carefully selected 6 books which will be available for your child to take home over the course of each year.

Please ask your child to share the texts they bring home with you. It might be that they require you (or another family member) to read the books to them to fully access and appreciate the reading experience. Finding some special one-to-one reading time in your day, week or when relaxing on holiday will certainly help to enhance your child’s love of reading.

Once completed, the books can be returned to class so that your child can take out the next one. You do not need to purchase the books yourselves. However, parents often ask for book recommendations so please find below the names of our “Recommended Reads” and those of the other texts suggested by the book shop for your child’s age range.

Many thanks in advance for your support with this exciting initiative. Happy reading…

Year 4 Recommended Reads

Where Zebras go? By Sue Hardy-Dawson

The Fire-Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman

The Wind in The Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Toad Rage by Morris Gleitzman

Nelson Mandela Long Walk to Freedom by Chris Van Wyk

Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover by Markus Motum


Other Book Shop Suggestions

The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood

The Accidental Prime Minister by Tom McLaughlin

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

The Day War Came by Nicola Davies

One Dog and His Boy by Eva Ibbotson

Pippi Longstocking  by Inger Nilsson

Race to the Frozen North by Catherine Johnson

Flotsam by David Wiesner

The Great Elephant Chase by Gillian Cross

The Last Wild by Piers Torday

Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls' Rights by Malala Yousafzai

Walter Tull’s Scrapbook by Michaela Morgan

Owen and the Soldier by Lisa Thompson

The Land of Roar by Jenny McLachlan

Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot by Horatio Clare

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