Chatteris Festival Parade
About fifty pupils, staff and parents joined the festival parade which walked through the town on June 24th. It was great fun! Glebelands Friends made shakers and some of the animals from our Lion King production made a reappearance!
The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert De JongIt was read to me as a class book in year five. It was possibly the first book to make me cry and sense fear for a character. I knew that I had to own it and keep it forever!
Five Minutes Peace by Jill MurphyIt reminds me of when all my children were still at home and how crazy my house was!
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth GrahemeI adore this book because it is very funny. I am a massive Kenneth Graheme fan and this was the first book I read.
Don’t Forget the Bacon by Pat HutchinsI love the way the little boy gets the shopping list mixed up.
Heidi by Johanna SpyriIt was one of the first books I read on my own and I remember reading it again and again!
Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben CortyThis is a fun picture book with lovely illustrations. I love how it rhymes and when I read it, the children in my class can guess which words are coming next.
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
This book was given to me on my 10th birthday by an American family friend. Every night on our camping trip around America, we would read a chapter.
Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett
Ken Follett is one of my favourite authors. His books are full of facts that he then weaves into a fab story. Amazing Twinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar was my favourite book to read to my children.
Cockatoo by Quentin Blake
I love any books illustrated by Quentin Blake. His drawings are brilliant!
Danny Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
Coming from the fens, a grew up living off the land. My dad used to bring pheasants for the pot. Roald Dahl books are still my favourite.
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. WhiteI like this book because it is a book about friendship; it is also sad!
Journey by Aaron BeckerI love the illustrations and the way they can tell endless stories.
The Silver Chair C.S. LewisIt’s such a lovely story; all of the Narnia books are wonderful and Puddleglum is my favourite grumpy marshwiggle!
The Sea-Thing Child By Russell HobanI love the illustration and rich vocabulary in this book. It’s filled with fabulous descriptive characters.
Artemis Fowl by Eoin ColferI love these stories for the mix of humour and action. They appeal to such a wide audience. There is a mixture of action, mystery and comedy! My favourite characters are Artemis himself as he has such a devious mind and Captain Holly Short because we have something in common!
Northern Lights by Philip PullmanThis is a fantastic book. I love the way you can get lost in the plot – very exciting! The characters are intriguing and the settings imaginative and beautifully created. A book to get lost in!
Butterfly Lion by Michael MorpurgoI love this book because I read it to my grandson. It made me cry. It has a good message in it.
The Famous Five by Enid Blyton
My favourite book to read at bedtime. It inspired me to read.
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienI have read this book seven times and never get bored of it. Each page is a new adventure!
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel SchefflerI have loved this book forever. I have all the toys and I love the story.
A Lion in The Meadow by Margaret MahyThis is my children’s favourite book. I recently purchased a new one as the original had fallen apart. The pictures were enjoyed as much as the story!
Flotsam by David WiesnerThis is a beautiful picture book without words. It tells the story of a boy who finds a camera which had been washed up ashore. Slowly, the incredible images that have been taken over years are revealed. The illustrations are truly magnificent!
Happy Birthday Moon by Frank Asch
The story is very sweet and you can have an interesting conversation about echoes and how the moon moves. I like the fact that Bear thinks the moon is talking to him!
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth GrahemeA timeless tale about animals with human traits. A book for all ages to enjoy.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. TolkienThis is a fantasy book; I really like that genre because you can lose yourself in another world. I first read this book when I was ten and it has been my favourite ever since!
There is always something new to reflect on. There is always something that is appropriate for that day.
Marvin Wanted More by Joseph TheobaldMy husband is called Marvin! I like eating but don’t like being sick like Marvin the sheep!
My Friend Bear by Jez AlboroughI love my bears and I love my friends!