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Book Club - Years 5 and 6

Children are invited to join Book Club by Mr Cascarini.

Members meet on the last Thursday of each month. After a drink and a snack, they discuss the book that they've all been reading that month. Not everyone will agree that's it's been a really good book but that's what makes it interesting!

The first meeting of the club for this year will be on Thursday 6th October 2016.

The dates and texts for this academic year are:

6th October: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase- Joan Aiken
3rd November: Artemis Fowl- Eoin Colfer
Monday 28th November: Wishful Thinking- Ali Sparkes* Please note new date.
5th January: The Hobbit- JRR Tolkien
2nd February: Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
2nd March: I, Coriander- Sally Gardner
6th April: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas- John Boyne
4th May: The London Eye Mystery – Siobhan Dowd
8th June: A Monster Calls- Patrick Ness
6th July: Holes- Louis Sachar
* Please purchase this book as Ali Sparkes herself will be joining us to chat and sign the books!
If you don’t wish to do this, please locate a copy at the Discovery Centre/your local library.


Ali Sparkes book club visit


It was great having Ali Sparkes join us for our Book Club on 28th November. She told us all about how the idea for Wishful Thinking came to her when she was in the shower and that it was a book she had really enjoyed writing. It was fascinating finding out all about her research into English Gods and to discover that the tea room where the novel opens actually exists. She had afternoon tea there with her sister when she went to check out the river Ouse!


Ali Sparkes - book club visit

The book club members were able to ask her lots of questions both about the book and her writing process. The club session whizzed by in a flash and Ali rounded off the meeting by signing books and book marks.


Ali Sparkes - book club visit


Thanks very much to Ali for coming into school. It’s just brilliant to have the author of the book in the room with us and really makes it a book club session to remember!