Go to navigation
It is currently Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:40 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 73 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 8  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:31 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:59 am
Posts: 5922
In response to my own excellent suggestion :wink: , I have gone through the old posts in the forum looking for all those which sought suggestions for reading material for particular ages and stages of children. I have pasted the links to these below. If members have further suggestions, they can be posted here - not sure how; but a green person will advise, I am sure. There is further scope to refine this if there is enough demand or confusion - eg we could try and age/gender band the books.

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=16151: suggestions from the Birmingham and Walsall forum

viewtopic.php?f=38&t=15758 - advice about a Year 2 girl

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12890 - original question was about a Year 5 child

viewtopic.php?f=38&t=15647 - lots of suggestions for Year 5

viewtopic.php?f=38&t=13644 - started as books for adults; some for teenagers

viewtopic.php?f=38&t=14575 Year 6 girls were the starting point

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=14038 - Year 2

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13588 - getting girls interested

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8860 - Year 5 boys

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=16969 - the one that started this thread - girls of 6-7 years


This might not be an exhaustive list - but compiling it has exhausted me!

Amber :)


Last edited by Anonymous on Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:37 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:51 am
Posts: 8113
Hi Amber - you have been busy!! I am sure that people this useful. I have turned it into a "sticky" so it will stay at the top of the english section of the forum


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:08 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:32 pm
Posts: 6966
Location: East Kent
thanks Amber!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:42 pm
Posts: 3813
Location: Chelmsford and pleased
Thanks Amber,


This is my list for parents of pupils at the beginning of the 11+ journey.

The list is in approximate date order.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll, 1865
Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain, 1876
Black Beauty, Anna Sewell, 1877
Treasure Island, RL Stevenson, 1883
Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling, 1894
The Call of the Wild, Jack London, 1903
The Railway Children, E Nesbit, 1906
Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery, 1908
Peter Pan, JM Barrie, 1911
The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1911
Dr Dolittle, Hugh Lofting, 1920
Ballet Shoes, Noel Streatfield, 1936
The Family from One-End Street, Eve Garnett, 1937
The Hobbit, Tolkein, 1937
Various, Enid Blyton, 1940–1960s
The Black Stallion, Walter Farley, 1941
Animal Farm, George Orwell, 1945
Little White Horse, Elizabeth Goodge, 1946
Chronicles of Narnia , CS Lewis, 1950
101 Dalmatians, Dodie Smith, 1956
Tom’s Midnight Garden, Philippa Pearce, 1958
Various, Roald Dahl, 1960s
Children of Green Knowe, Lucy Boston, 1961
Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster, 1961
Stig of the Dump, Clive King, 1963
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Joan Aiken, 1963
Eildor, Alan Garner, 1965
Smith, Leon Garfield, 1967
Iron Man, Ted Hughes, 1968
The Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula Le Guin, 1968
Charlotte Sometimes, Penelope Farmer, 1969
When Hitler Stole the Pink Rabbit, Judith Kerr, 1971
The Diddakoi, Rumer Godden, 1972
Watership Down, Richard Adams, 1972
Carrie’s War, Nina Bawden, 1973
Peppermint Pig, Nina Bawden, 1975
The Indian in the Cupboard, Lynn Reid Banks, 1980
Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian, 1981
Iron Woman, Ted Hughes, 1993
His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman, 1995
Sabriel, Garth Nix, 1995
Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, 1997
Skellig, David Almond, 1998
The Crowstarver, Dick King-Smith, 1998
The Kin series, Peter Dickinson, 1998
Holes, Louis Sachar, 2000
Poltergoose, Michael Lawrence, 2000
Stormbreaker, Anthony Horowitz, 2000
The Seeing Stone, Kevin Crossley-Holland, 2000
The Wind on Fire series, William Nicholson, 2000
Witch Child, Celia Rees, 2000
Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson, 2001
The Fire Within, Chris d’Lacey, 2001
Edge Chronicles series, Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell, 2001
Tales of the Otori, Lian Hearn, 2002
Artemis Fowl series, Eoin Colfer, 2002
How to Train your Dragon Series, Cressida Cowell, 2003
Inkheart, Cornelia Funke, 2003
Varjak Paw, SF Said, 2003
Wee Free Men series, Terry Pratchet, 2003
Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, Michelle Paver, 2004
I Coriander, Sally Gardner, 2005
Silverfin, Charlie Higson, 2005


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:07 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:59 am
Posts: 5922
As I now have an excuse to mount a soapbox, could I please just put in a plea for reading to your children, rather than always expecting them to read independently, just because they can? This way, you take the hard work out of it, but leave the pleasure; you can stretch them in a way that might be too challenging for them always to do themselves; you can decode and explain unknown words, put on silly voices to add atmosphere; and it is one of the great pleasures of parenting too. So many parents stop reading to children once they can do it for themselves - but there is no reason to, until they ask you to stop (I doubt they will). And, just as this means you can read 'above' them; don't underestimate the fun of diving into your bed, children around you, and reading some of the picture books they enjoyed when younger too!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:42 pm
Posts: 3813
Location: Chelmsford and pleased
I totally agree. We do it in a slightly different way that involves listening to them read too. When I am not teaching on a Sunday morning we all climb in to bed and share a book. We read a chapter each. DH drones a bit, but we're all used to that now.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:30 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:51 am
Posts: 8113
oh guilt guilt guilt :oops: :oops: confession time we never read to our kids.

Wonder if it would have made a difference?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:43 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:32 pm
Posts: 6966
Location: East Kent
me too herman, i spent my time talking to parents about the importance of listening to your children read and reading to them, but was so busy talking to parents about listening to children.......... :oops:

yours
guilty parent of Kent


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:51 am
Posts: 8113
phew ... not the only one!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:26 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:20 pm
Posts: 114
Thanks Amber and moved.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 73 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 8  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016