Books with Empathy

Published February 28, 2017 by Booklover999

We are doing a reading challenge at NGHS and one of the books you have to read is a book about Empathy, so here are some suggestions:

Harry Potter (Goblet of Fire)
The Lord Of The Rings

Books by Micheal Morpurgo , Cathy Cassidy,  Jaqueline Wilson,
Patrick Ness or  Niel Gaiman.

Books about animals.

Empathy is very important because it allows you to step into other people’s shoes.  To be honest, all books show empathy because you are looking through a character’s perspective when you read, but we thought these were a few that really showed this important quality.

Stuck on Positivity books?

Published February 28, 2017 by pinknabster

You may have heard that Year 6 Book Club have started a reading challenge for Ks1 and Ks2. Ks2 will need a few books from the RECIPE values that we have been learning about recently. This blog post is to help you find books with Positivity from the P in RECIPE.  Here are some examples of books that show Positivity:   The Broken Heart Club by Cathy Cassidy Recommended for ages 9-11, this book is for mature readers. This book shows positivity because the five friends in the story have to stay positive between friendship breakups and fallouts. Especially at the end, they have to stay positive after a major tragedy…   Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl Recommended for ages 7-11 This book shows positivity because a boy called Charlie and his family have to stay positive through hard times. He also keeps being positive until something amazing happens…

The ‘Get Reading’ Challenge for KS2

Published February 28, 2017 by Cool Booklover

Hello, Readers!

Here is an small introduction to the “Get Reading” challenge for Key Stage 2.

This reading challenge is to get you to read books that are new to you and that show the RECIPE values – Resilience, Empathy, Creativity, Initiative, Positivity and Excellence.

We will create blog posts for each of these values, with suggestions for you to read in each category.   Don’t forget that you can choose your own books instead of those that have been suggested by us.

The “Get Reading” challenge will be announced in assembly on Wednesday and it will commence on Thursday, World Book Day.  When you dress up, you will be able to go in the library even if it’s not your library day because this is such a special day. You will receive a reading record to write down what books you have read.

We will be handing out the free books for World Book Day, too.

See you there!

From Book Club

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Published February 20, 2017 by pinknabster

“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” is written by J.K Rowling.  I think it is full of amazing adjectives and great story plots.  No part of the story was ever boring and I was always on the edge of my seat.





The story is about a man who was blamed for murdering hundreds of people.  It Is up to Harry and his friends to discover the truth and put things right…


I rate this book 5/5 because J.K Rowling’s ideas were original and creative.  It didn’t need any illustrations because it was so descriptive.   I really recommend this book to other readers and I wouldn’t change anything.

I hope this has inspired you to read this book too.


Thanks for reading my blog post and remember to keep reading!


Cathy Cassidy in The SPACE

Published February 2, 2017 by Mrs Broomfield

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Members of Year 6 Book Club were delighted to meet million selling author Cathy Cassidy in The SPACE, along with girls from years 5,6,7 and 8 plus visiting schools. Here are their reactions to Cathy’s talk:
“I was surprised when she said she liked daydreaming because I do too”
“It was funny when she said her little brother ATE the first book she made when she was 8 years old”
“Cathy is great at narrating her stories. She is so talented and her ideas are extraordinary!”
“She’s just finished one book and now she’s writing a WHOLE NEW SERIES!”
“She signed so much that her pen ran out of ink”
“She said something to everybody and made everyone feel special”
Thanks to Mahnoor, Jasmine, Olivia, Naba, Hannah, Sami, Silke and Jessica for the feedback.


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“A Pocket Full of Murder” by R J Anderson

Published January 30, 2017 by MMBooklover


The book, ‘A Pocket Full of Murder’, is an adventure story involving a world of magic.  There has been a murder in the spell powered city of Tarreton.  Isaveth, the Moshite daughter of Urias Breck,  along with the adventure-loving street boy, Quiz, are working together, to prove her father’s innocence.  Urias Breck is who everyone (except Isaveth, her sisters and Quiz) think is the murderer of one of the nobles of Tarreton.

What do you think will happen next, will Urias be proven guilty or innocent?



Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Published January 27, 2017 by Purplesquirell

“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” is an amazing book and it is filled with resilience, empathy, creativity, initiative, positivity and excellence! I would rate this book 5 stars seeing that it is has lots of drama, adventurous and dangerous scenes that have you on the edge of your seat, it truly is excellent, two thumbs up from me to J.K. Rowling. MMBooklover rates it 5 stars too. It is a great book and I would recommend it to ages 8-12 or over, because some of the challenges in the book are quite scary for children of around 7 or below!

thank you for reading my review, I hope you found it useful!:)



Would the REAL Stanley Carrot please stand up?

Published January 4, 2017 by pinknabster

This funny, sad and adventurous book by Rob Stevens takes you through Stanely Carrot’s life: will he ever find his real mother?…

At the start, I found it quite boring, but don’t worry, keep on reading, as it will be really exciting deeper into the book. This book is about an adopted boy called Stanley Harris, who has turned thirteen and has started to wonder about his birth mother and where he came from. One day he gets a birthday card from her, asking to meet up with him.  Stanley really didn’t know what to do, so he  hired another boy, who was totally the opposite of Stanley, to do it for him.  He hoped it would just be a one off thing, meeting up and having some lunch, right?…

I rate this book 4/5 because Rob Stevens could have been a little more exciting at the start and added a  bit more at the end. It was a great book and I recommend you to read it, too! Keep reading!…


How Harry Riddles Destroyed The School

Published December 5, 2016 by Acro_Panda

This book is one of the funniest books I have ever read and I recommended it to anyone who enjoys comedy. This story is about a boy named Harry who is obsessed with video games. His enemy, Bighead teases him about it until Harry starts a club that is all about gaming. His dad tries to push him out of his habit of computer games and try to make him join football, however Harry knows all sorts of tricks to game whenever he wants. I really enjoyed this book because it is so funny and makes you laugh at every page.

I hope you enjoy this book as there is a multiple sequence to it and all of them are amazing! – Cupcake_Brownie101