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Books to engage children!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by amb204, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. amb204

    amb204 New commenter

    Just wanting opinions on a book you would recommend for a KS1 child, LKS2 child and an UKS2 child - one book for each not one for all three!! Let me know what you think - it's much appreciate!

    Thank you :)
  2. Camokidmommy

    Camokidmommy Established commenter

    Depends on the child!
  3. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Good reader/poor reader?
    Avid reader/reluctant reader?
    Interested in?

    To be honest I'd take them to a library and let them choose!
    Lara mfl 05 and Camokidmommy like this.
  4. amb204

    amb204 New commenter

    Thanks for the replies so far, I totally agree with you that it depends but if you had to just blindly pick a book to share with a year group in that key stage to try and engage the children what would you go for?
  5. bevdex

    bevdex Star commenter

    Try lovereading4kids - they even allow you to download an extract before buying.
  6. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Is this for an interview?
    If not then ask the children.
  7. KS2History

    KS2History New commenter

    booksfortopics.com has lists of book suggestions for each year group and each topic - well worth a look!
  8. msbumble

    msbumble New commenter

    Completely agrees with the above comments, it can vary massively depending on the children in the group, -and what you are trying to achieve (beyond just engaging them).

    Having said that, something like The Day the Crayons Quit for KS1. For LKS2 and UKS2, anything by Roald Dahl or David Walliams is usually pretty successful. We read The BFG at the end of last year (year 4) and the children loved it. But you also need to make it engaging. If you read any book in a monotone way, even the biggest book lovers will switch off.

    Experiment with the books, I love Frank Cottrell Boyce's Millions but my class never got into it.
  9. tolkien

    tolkien New commenter

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