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Fab books - inside and outside the English Classroom

Z. L. Ratcliffe "Myron"
 
The Shadow Of The Wind
The Shadow Of The Wind
"A beautifully written book with many narratives. Lots of twists and turns through its setting, plot and characterisation. A great message looking at the relationship bwt reader and book."
The Book Thief
The Book Thief
"A goldmine of a story set in WW2 from the perspective of Death. Death's descriptions of the world around him are both astounding and moving as you see the story of the main character through his eyes."
The Wolves in the Walls
The Wolves in the Walls
"I have used this book with all ages, abilities as it perfectly explores the relationship between words and pictures. It also is rich in its interpretations of both the imaginative and real life world."
Skellig
Skellig
"A powerful book with many themes. The relationship between Michael and Skellig opens up much disucssion and is a great forum for drama work."
Noughts and Crosses
Noughts and Crosses
"Any book written by this author has been fantastic to use in the classroom. She writes in different styles which creates rich and varied interpetations. Issues in today's society from dif perspective."
His Dark Materials Slipcase
His Dark Materials Slipcase
"I have used these books with varied ages and abilities and it has never ceased to be a valuable book. It is written on so many different levels with several narratives and stories working together."
Private Peaceful
Private Peaceful
"A wonderful story to use alongside WW1 poetry. It offers affevtive learning and identification with young soldiers discussed when studying the poetry."
Bambert's Book of Missing Stories
Bambert's Book of Missing Stories
"This book is a wonderful story made up of many little ones. I have often used it to model story - mood, setting and character building. Good for comprehension too."
The Works: Every Kind of Poem You Will Ever Need at School
The Works: Every Kind of Poem You Will Ever Need at School
"Fantastic book with many types of poems for all your needs! Great to use when modelling composition."
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
"This offers great insight into autism asking the reader to step outside their world in order to understand someone else's. A great mystery to see who did it!"