‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go.’ Dr Seuss
Here at Newfield we love reading and we want you to love it too. During your time studying with us you will be introduced to larger-than-life characters, go on adventures to distant lands, solve crimes, travel through time and learn about friendship, life, love and loss – all from the pages of books and in the comfort of your own classroom.
You will learn about how writers use language to affect and influence the reader. You will explore what makes characters act in certain ways. You will learn how to use these techniques in your own writing - you can show off your skills in the weekly Writing Challenge!
You’ll also be improving your life skills. Good literacy skills – being able to read, write and communicate clearly and effectively – are vital if you want to succeed in college and get a good job.
There are lots of prizes for the best children’s books every year, here are a few you might be interested in:
Carnegie Medal – this is chosen by children’s librarians for the best written book for children or young people.
Greenaway Medal – this is chosen by children’s librarians for the best illustrated book for children or young people
Blue Peter Book of the Year – children choose a winner from 3 categories and an overall winner: The Book I Couldn’t Put Down, The Most Fun Story With Pictures, and The Best Book With Facts.
http://www.roalddahl.com/ – Roald Dahl’s official website has lots of information and fun stuff
http://www.jkrowling.com/ – JK Rowling’s own website
http://www.jacquelinewilson.co.uk/ – Love Jacqueline Wilson? Visit her colourful website
If beasts and dinosaurs are more your thing, you might like these:
http://www.rainbowmagiconline.com/uk/index.html – create your own Rainbow Fairy!
http://wimpykid.com/ – for all things Wimpy
http://www.anholt.co.uk/ – for Seriously Silly Stories, competitions, games, visit the Anholts:
Why not come in and ask at your local library, we’ll find someone to help you
Get involved in a Book Club
Have you ever wondered “What comes next?” when you’re reading a really good book? Children’s Book Sequels is here to help you discover the right order of any series from Harry Potter to A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Click here for more information.