I love reading! I always have done. My childhood favourites were 'Teddy Robinson,' by Joan G Robinson, 'The Famous Five,' by Enid Blyton and The Mrs Pepperpot stories. I also had a very large collection of Ladybird books. I had a comic every week that got delivered with the morning paper; I had always finished reading it for the first time by the time I had to leave for school! My local library was not far from the house and I was a regular visitor.
My mum used to read to me every day and in my imaginative play, I pretended to be a teacher and would read stories to my toys. They listened really well but didn't respond to my questions!
My love of reading and books has continued. My first stop in a bookshop is always the children's section and my family have got used to the phrase, 'I'm just buying this one to read at school!'
This term I am reading the following books to the children of Colebrook Junior School...
|Lower Key Stage 2|
|Podkin One-Ear is a legend: a fearsome warrior rabbit whose reputation for cunning and triumph in battle has travelled the ages. But how did he become such a mighty fighter? The answer may surprise you... When a travelling bard arrives at Thornwood Warren on Midwinter night, he is warmly welcomed. In return for food and lodging, he settles down to tell of Podkin One-Ear. Soon the rabbits are enthralled to hear the story of how one lost little rabbit overcame the cruellest enemy imaginable, and became the greatest warrior their land has ever known.|
|Upper Key Stage 2|
All 12-year-old Marinka wants is a friend. A real friend. Not like her house with chicken legs. Sure, the house can play games like tag and hide-and-seek, but Marinka longs for a human companion. Someone she can talk to and share secrets with.