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Picture 1 A masterpiece has gone missing in Paris! Can William save the day? Handsome cat William finds himself at the centre of mysterious case when famous masterpiece The Mona Cheesa is...
Picture 2 A glorious sequel to William and the Missing Masterpiece! Someone has stolen the Gold Cuckoo Awards from the famous Cuckoo film studios, and only William is debonair enough to schmooze the stars and learn who the culprit is. But every cat has his own feline fatale to contend with, and our hero is no exception...Mischief, glamour and romance await in William Heads to Hollywood!
Picture 1 Grace loves to act out stories. Sometimes she plays the leading part, sometimes she is 'a cast of thousands.' When her school decides to perform Peter Pan , Grace is longing to play Peter, but her classmates say that Peter was a boy, and besides, he wasn't black...But Grace's Ma and Nana tell her she can be anything she wants if she puts her mind to it...
Picture 2 It's dino-dinnertime but who eats what, and who eats who? How do we know what dinosaurs ate? Who hunted as a team? Who ate with their head in the treetops, and who ate absolutely anything they could find? Discover exactly what is on the menu, as you are invited to attend this dinner party with a difference!
Picture 1 Poor Duncan just wants to colour in. But when he opens his box of crayons, he only finds letters, all saying the same thing: We quit! Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown, Blue needs a break from colouring in all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. Green has no complaints, but Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking to each other. The battle lines have been drawn. What is Duncan to do?
Picture 2 Each night, in the hours between supper and bedtime, the Tear Thief carries her waterproof, silvery sack as she steals the tears of every child who cries. But what does she do with all those tears?
Picture 1 Peter and his family live among the Quinces in the cookery section of a mystical library, and at night, when the library comes to life, Peter ventures out of his home to find a missing volume: How To Live Forever
Picture 2 Press Here is an award winning invitation to push the yellow button on the cover and trigger a magical journey of colour, imagination, and virtual interactivity. All the more remarkable that this adventure has all occured on the flat surface of the simple, printed page, especially in today s digital age.
Picture 1 Sunny the meerkat lives with his enormous family in the Kalahari desert. They are all very close . . . so close, in fact, that one day Sunny decides it's just too crowded and packs his bags. He's off to visit his mongoose cousins. But from the watery world of the Marsh Mongoose to the nocturnal lifestyle of the Malagasy Mongoose, Sunny just doesn't fit in. And who's that shadowy figure who seems to be following him around?
Picture 2 A necklace of raindrops gives a little girl magical powers against the worst excesses of weather, a sip of yeast swells a baker's cat to such a size that it saves the village by damming the flood water, and a bit of sky, caught in the rolling of pastry for an apple pie, makes the pie so light that it floats up and away with the little old woman and the little old man riding high on it
Picture 1 Humans look at a distant star and think it looks a lot more attractive than Earth, so sets out to reach it. But why is the Earth unattractive? Because humans have spoilt it. Built over and rubbish-strewn, it is a mess. But the dinosaurs awaken and begin to tidy up. Humans can only return if they promise to share the Earth in future.
Picture 2 General Jodhpur loves to train his soldiers, and has made them the best fighting force in the world. But one day he discovers the beauty of the countryside and realises that saving the flowers and trees and creatures who live in them is more important than fighting.
Picture 1 The General leads his army into one country after another, subjugating the population and bringing them under his command. Finally, there is just one tiny country left to invade and the General leads his men forth. But here there is no conquest. Instead, the soldiers join the people and soon two countries are co-existing rather than fighting.
Picture 2 How resourceful Polly outwits the wolf who eagerly stalks her in the hope of eating her is a masterly blend of risk-taking and triumph. In each story, the wolf has a well-thought out plan and Polly manages to circumvent it.

Do you have a book recommendation to share with your classmates?

Simply collect a copy of the book review template from your class reading corner

to record your ideas and opinions on.

Finally, post your completed review into the Reading Postbox, outside the year 4 classroom!

Keep an eye on this webpage, to see your recommendation published!

Notable Non-Fiction
Picture 1 There is a river outside my window. Where will it take me? So begins an imaginary journey from the city to the sea. From factories to farmlands, freeways to forest, each new landscape is explored through stunning illustrations and poetic text from this award-winning picture-book creator.
Picture 2 There are all kinds of bugs lurking in your backyard. Take a close-up peek at the alien-like beasties that are living right under your nose! Stunning images from scanning electron microscopes give a close-up view of incredible minibeasts, revealing every hair on the back of a flea, the beautiful scales on a moth's wing, and the amazing compound eye of a fly. Discover what a fly likes to eat and how it digests its food or how a pond skater can skim across the surface of water. Learn how a colony of ants communicates, and find out if your garden might be home to the fastest beetle in the world.
Picture 1 Wangari Maathai, is credited with planting over 30 million trees in Kenya. Wangari spent six years studying in America, only to return to Kenya to find a wasteland and her beloved trees gone. She started a programme to reintroduce Kenya’s trees to the land, which grew from starting in her garden, to covering the whole of Kenya. Her incredible life which culminated in her winning a Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 is told here in breathtaking detail.
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