Staff Recommendations

 

Our staff at Chelford CE Primary School are passionate about creating a positive and inspiring reading environment which celebrates and encourages our pupils to develop a love of literature. As part of this, our staff are encouraged to engage with children's literature in order to discuss the works of authors and make recommendations to our pupils. Here are some of the texts that our staff recommend pupils to explore....

 

 

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Mr Brady

Keeper by Mal Peet

Accelerated Reader BL: 5.1

The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson 

Accelerated Reader BL: 5.0 

Last Bear by Hannah Gold

Accelerated Reader BL: 5.6 

 

     

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Mrs Baker

The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson

Accelerated Reader BL: 3.4

The Tiger Who Came for Tea by Judith Kerr

Accelerated Reader BL: 3.2

The Three Little Pigs - Traditional

 

 

 

 

 

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Miss Southan

A Series of Unfortunate Events

by Lemony Snickett

Accelerated Reader BL: 6.4

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Accelerated Reader BL: 4.8

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

by JK Rowling

Accelerated Reader BL: 6.7

 

 

 

 

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Mrs Badger

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

by Jill Tomlinson

Accelerated Reader BL: 3.6

Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae

Accelerated Reader BL: 3.8

The Magic Faraway Tree by 

Accelerated Reader BL: 4.1

 

 

 

 

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Mrs Thwaites

Whatever Next by Jill Murphy

Accelerated Reader BL: 2.0

Sky Song by Abi Elphonstone

Accelerated Reader BL: 6.1

The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Rauf

Accelerated Reader BL:5.4

 

 

 

 

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Mr Norman

Carpet People by Terry Pratchet

Accelerated Reader BL: 4.7

Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver

Accelerated Reader BL: 4.5

Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak

Accelerated Reader BL: 3.4

 

 

 

 

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Mrs Latchford

Bears Don't Wear Shoes by Sharon Davey

 

The BFG by Roald Dahl

Accelerated Reader BL: 4.8

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo

 

 

 

 

 

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Mrs Nuttall

His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman

Accelerated Reader BL: 6.8

Can't You Sleep Little Bear?

by Martin Waddell

Accelerated Reader BL: 3.3

The Gruffalo's Wean by Julia Donaldson (see Gruffalo's Child also)

Accelerated Reader BL: 2.5

 

 

 

 

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Mrs Downer

The Ickabog by J K Rowling

Accelerated Reader BL: 6.8

Marcello Mouse and the Masked Ball

by Julie Monks

The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell

Accelerated Reader BL: 6.5

 

 

 

 

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Miss Allen

The Trouble with Perfect by Helena Duggan

Accelerated Reader BL: 5.0

The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo

Accelerated Reader BL: 4.6

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst

 

 

 

 

 

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Miss Aspinall

Charlotte's Web by E B White

Accelerated Reader BL: 4.4

Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

Accelerated Reader BL: 4.7

Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

Accelerated Reader BL: 4.2

 

 

 

 

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Mrs Jackson

The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson

Accelerated Reader BL: 4.0

The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher

Accelerated Reader BL: 5.8

Oi Cat! by Kes Gray

 

 

 

 

 

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Mrs Toland-Smith

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Accelerated Reader BL: 7.7

My Naughty Little Sisterby Dorothy Edwards

Accelerated Reader BL: 5.0

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

Accelerated Reader BL: 5.9

 

 

 

 

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Mr Scarterfield

Five Minutes Peace by Jill Murphy

Accelerated Reader BL: 2.4

Please Mrs Butler by Allan Ahlberg

Poems

When Mum Turned into a Monster by Joanna Harrison

 

 

 

 

 

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Mrs Ainsworth

Elmer by David McKee

 

A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson and Axel `Scheffler

Accelerated Reader BL: 2.8

The Twits by Roald Dahl

Accelerated Reader BL: 4.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr Moore

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

by J K Rowling

Accelerated Reader BL: 6.0

The Family From One End Street

by Eve Garnett

Accelerated Reader BL: 6.6

Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban

by J K Rowling

Accelerated Reader BL: 6.7

 

 

 

 

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Mrs Booth

Stig of the Dump by Clive King

Accelerated Reader BL: 5.5

The Wind in the Willows

by Kenneth Grahame

Accelerated Reader BL: 8.4

Goodnight Mr Tom by MIchelle Magorian

Accelerated Reader BL: 5.1

 

 

 

 

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Mrs Mort

Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson

Accelerated Reader BL: 6.8

 Chicken Licken by Jonathon Allen

 

A Bear called Paddington by Michael Bond

Accelerated Reader BL: 4.7

 

 

 

 

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Miss Sherwood

The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

Accelerated Reader BL: 5.4

 

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Accelerated Reader BL: 7.3

 

The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier 

Accelerated Reader BL: 5.5

 

 

 

 

 

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Mrs Kawa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other favourites to explore.....

 

 

 

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Cool! by Michael Morpurgo

Accelerated Reader BL: 3.4

 

 

Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell

Accelerated Reader BL: 4.5

 

 

The Island at the End of Everything

by Kiran Milwood Hargrave

Accelerated Reader BL: 5.0

 

 

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Accelerated Reader BL: 4.8

 

 

 

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Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Accelerated Reader BL: 4.8

 

 

 

Pax by Sarah Pennypacker

Accelerated Reader BL: 5.3

 

 

 

Hidden Figures by Morgot Lee Shetterley

Accelerated Reader BL: 5.8

 

 

 

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

by C. S. Lewis

Accelerated Reader BL: 5.7

 

 

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Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman

Accelerated Reader BL: 4.3

 

 

 

The Queen's Hat by Steve Antony

 

 

 

 

Pirates Next Door by Jonny Duddle

Accelerated Reader BL: 3.1

 

 

 

Bad Dad by David Walliams

Accelerated Reader BL: 4.2

 

 

 

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Race Cars by Jenny Devenny

Accelerated Reader BL: 4.1

 

 

 

 The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywelt

Accelerated Reader BL: 3.8

  

 

 

The Scarecrow's Wedding

by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Accelerated Reader BL: 3.4

 

 

Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo

Accelerated Reader BL: 5.7

 

 

 

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The Pirate Cruncher by Jonny Duddle

Accelerated Reader BL: 3.3

 

 

 

The Girl of Ink and Stars

by Kiran Milwood Hargrave

Accelerated Reader BL: 4.7

 

 

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Accelerated Reader BL: 5.0

 

 

 

Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne

Accelerated Reader BL: 2.8

 

 

 

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The Gruffalo

by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Accelerated Reader BL: 2.3

 

 

The French Confection by Anthony Horowitz

Accelerated Reader BL: 4.2

 

 

 

Freind of Foe by Michael Morpurgo

Accelerated Reader BL: 4.6

 

 

 

Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine

Accelerated Reader BL: 4.9

 

 

 

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Danny Champion of the World

by Roald Dahl

Accelerated Reader BL: 4.7

 

 

 

Not Now Bernard by David McKee

Accelerated Reader BL: 1.4

 

 

 

Alan Turing by Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Accelerated Reader BL:5.5

 

 

 

 Alex Rider Stormbreaker

by Anthony Horowitz

Accelerated Reader BL:5.1

 

 

 

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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Accelerated Reader BL: 8.3

 

 

 

The Long Walk to Freedom by Chris Van Wyk

 

 

 

 

Iron Man by Ted Hughes

Accelerated Reader BL: 4.7

 

 

 

The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart

 

 

 

 

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Scavengers by Darren Simpson

Accelerated Reader BL: 4.8

 

 

 

Rosa by Lisbeth Kaiser

Accelerated Reader BL: 4.6

 

 

 

Coming to England by Floella Benjamin

Accelerated Reader BL: 6.1

 

 

 

You Are a Champion by Marcus Rashford

Accelerated Reader BL: 5.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

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