The Witches by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake
Winner of the Whitbread Award.
One of my favourite Roald Dahl stories, it’s suitable for all ages. I used to read this book, along with many other Roald Dahl books, to my children and sometimes to my students. Reading is a great way to practise your English. This book is not too difficult – so why don’t you give it a go?
From the back cover – ‘You could be sitting next to a witch and never know it. They look just like ordinary women but they’re extremely dangerous to children! Luckily for the boy in this story, his grandmother knows what signs to look for but, even so, things don’t quite go as planned.’
'Little Miss Naughty' by Roger Hargreaves is one of my favourite books from the Mr. Men and Little Miss series of books. These are fun little books that are not too hard to read. They highlight different character and personality traits that we all recognise. Our school library has a whole set of them! Check them out! Which will be your favourite?
Romeo & Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare and originally published way back in 1597!
The story is about two young people who fall in love but their families are terrible enemies so they are forbidden to see each other, with tragic consequences.
This version of the story is in the format of a graphic novel, which means it has lots of pictures to help you understand the story. This is a great introduction to the famous literary works of William Shakespeare.
Life lessons – Inspirational stories from inspirational teens!
Being a healthy teenager is not only about what you eat or how much exercise you do, but how you deal with everything that goes on in your busy lives.
The Chicken Soup series of books are packed full of real life stories from real people. Divided into categories: Relationships, Friendship, The Power of Love, Family, Lessons, Tough Stuff, Overcoming Obstacles, Self-Discovery and Growing Up.
The level of English might be a little challenging for some, so challenge yourself! Or read with your friends. There’s always some little treasure to take away from these books!
To eat or not to eat?
That is always the junk food dilemma! This little book is jam-packed full of easy to read, information about eating healthy! It has lots of great illustrations that make it easier to understand too. There’s something for everyone: a glossary, recipes, heaps of facts, tips, charts and oh, did I mention… cool illustrations?
This is my pick for the junior forms, but really any age can enjoy this book.