Stuck what book to give your child next?

Below is some useful information to help!

Here are some of Mr. Lavin's Top Tips! 

  • Remember the Classics (There is a reason they have been popular for so long and you will find great enjoyment sharing one of your favourite stories from The Golden, Olden Days!)
  • Find a Favourite Author (Many children like to collect things - why not collect the titles of an author they particularly like? I was mad on exotic animals as a child, so the globe-trotting adventures of Hal and Roger Hunt in the stories by Willard Price were perfect for me!)
  • Make Poetry a Passion (For some children, reading a whole novel can be quite daunting but dipping into anthologies of poems can serve as a wonderful smorgasbord! )

10 popular books for children in Year 4 (ages 8-9 years):

Groosham Grange (part of the Horowitz Wickedly Funny Collection) - Anthony Horowitz

Mr Stink - David Walliams

Matilda - Roald Dahl

Kaspar Prince of Cats - Michael Morpurgo

The Long Haul (part of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid collection) - Jeff Kinney

Hamish and Neverpeople - Danny Wallace

Yes! No (Maybe...) - Tom Gates

Violet and the Hidden Treasure - Harriet Whitehorn

There's a Dragon in My Dinner - Tom Nicoll

The Cat who came in off the Roof - Annie Schmidt

Useful websites which offer advice on children's books: