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Middlethorpe Book Club – Autumn Term

Welcome to Middlethorpe’s first ever online Book Club!

This term (Autumn 2), we have chosen three different books for you to enjoy reading with your family at home.

Foundation and KS1: The Gruffalo  by Julia Donaldson

LKS2 (Years 3 and 4): The BFG by Roald Dahl

UKS2 (Years 5 and 6): Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson creator)

To read an extract from each of the books, please visit lovereading4kids which will open up in another tab. Here you will find extracts for our chosen books this term, as well as many other recommended reads for different age ranges and genres. We have also ordered some additional copies for our school reading cafe for your children to borrow. All of the books below are available in all good bookstores and supermarkets.

Don’t forget to email photos of you and your family reading together to farrowl@middlethorpeprimary.co.uk

Happy Reading!



Middlethorpe Book Club

At Middlethorpe, we have always been proud to call ourselves a reading school. This year, we would like to develop this further, encouraging more children to develop a love of reading and more importantly, to do so at home, sharing books and discussing stories and characters with family together.

So, welcome to Middlethorpe Book Club – an online Book Club for Middlethorpe children and families launching in November.

Each term, we will share with you some of our favourite, award winning books. These will range from poetry and silly rhymes to classic fiction as well as some stories by new and upcoming authors that you may not yet have heard of. Where possible, we will post an extract from our chosen books, allowing you to read a sample together direct from our our blog before you buy the book yourself or borrow them from one of our local libraries.We may even have some copies available for you to borrow in our school Reading Zone!

All we ask from you, is that you share pictures of you and your family reading the books together at home and comment/discuss your opinions about the book on the blog, to really get some great book discussion going and maybe even recommend the ones you have enjoyed most to others.

For more information, please see Book Club Newsletter (sent home with your child 1st November) or ask at the office for more information.

We look forwards to seeing your pictures and reading comments soon!

Mrs Farrow