Book Reviews

World Book Day at Bournville!

What an amazing day! A huge thank you to all the staff and children who dressed up- and to the parents who supported them! We started our day with an assembly to share a story- Dog Loves Books- and see all the wonderful costumes the children had come in. It was a lovely occasion and…

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Space Jacker, Huw Powell, comes to visit!

Today, Year 4, 5 and 6 were treated to a visit from author, Huw Powell, who came to talk to us about his ‘Space Jackers’ books.  Huw told us how he grew up in a Somerset village and never thought that he could be an author. He used to go home from school and draw…

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A Visit from an Author: Dave Rudden

On Tuesday 15th November, the author, Dave Rudden, came to talk to Y6 and do a writing workshop.  He treated us to a performance of a section of his book, ‘Knights of the Borrowed Dark’- he was fantastic. Dave signed lots of copies of his book for us and answered lots of questions! Chan won…

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The Reading Champions review… Sir Mouse to the Rescue

‘Sir Mouse to the Rescue’ is written by Belgian author, Dirk Nielandt. Translated into English and published by Bristol-based ‘Book Island’, it is the funny tale of an unusual friendship! Alex and Jess had the following thoughts about the book. The book is bright and colourful which appeals to children. There are lots of  illustrations…

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The Reading Champions review…Women in Science

Women in Science- 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World Written and illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky ‘The book presents learning in a fun way. It contains a lot of information which is organised into sections about each ‘woman of science’. There is so much to look at! It’s so god to have a book about…

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Telling Tales from Around the World!

On Tuesday 7th June, Bournville welcomed children from both Windwhistle and Walliscotte to share in a day of story telling. Anna Conomos is an amazing story teller. Full of life and enthusiasm, she has many years experience of bringing stories to life for her audiences. Using different languages, song and a wonderful array of simple…

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‘Beetle Boy’- some reviews!

Here are a few comments about M G Leonard’s visit on Thursday and some of the beetle drawings she inspired!   On Thursday 17th March,Bournville Primary School received a visit from the one-and-only M G Leonard, the actress and author.The only book she has written is ‘Beetle Boy’, a fabulous book. It really hooks the…

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Beetle Boy by M G Leonard

  On Thursday 17th March, Year 5 and 6 will be visited by author, M G Leonard, who will be talking about her first book, ‘Beetle Boy’. This is such an exciting opportunity for them and we will be reading extracts from the book next week.    The children will be able to have copies…

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World Book Day 2016

Everyone had a fantastic day on World Book day!  Children throughout the school dressed as their favourite characters and lots of stories and books were shared during the day.   Each child in the school was given their £1 World Book Day token which they can use to buy one of the special WBD books…

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World Book Day Thursday 3rd March

        This Thursday is World Book Day! It’s a day for us all to celebrate the joy of reading and our love of books.  On Thursday, we will be celebrating by dressing up as our favourite book characters. Most children love doing this and I am constantly amazed by the creativity and…

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