Recommended Books- for KS2 (and everyone else!)

7 May

Over the past few weeks I have read some super books that I have recommended to my class (and they have snapped them up!). They will be quite enjoyable for adults as well:) Here are two of my favourites.

Flood and Fang: Book 1 of The Raven Mysteries

The first was Flood and Fang by Marcus Sedgwick whom I saw speak a couple of months ago. Flood and Fang details the wonderful Otherhand family and their ‘pet’ raven Edgar. Well I say wonderful but maybe they are not quite the perfect family. The castle is in danger but Lord and Lady Otherhand are more concerned with other matters. It is left up to Edgar and Solstice Otherhand to save the castle and all it’s inhabitants. Flood and Fang is a great read and the first in a series. This is a nice, easy read but enthralling for my current Year 4 tester!

The Name of This Book Is Secret

Secondly comes The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch. According to Goodreads;

“This is the story about a secret. but it also contains a secret story.

When adventurous detectives, Cass, an ever-vigilant survivalist, and Max-Ernest, a boy driven by logic, discover the Symphony of Smells, a box filled with smelly vials of colorful ingredients, they accidentally stumble upon a mystery surrounding a dead magician’s diary and the hunt for immortality.

Filled with word games, anagrams, and featuring a mysterious narrator, this is a book that won’t stay secret for long.”

From the very first page the book draws you in and my Year 5 tester loved the way the book was introduced! To see what she means you will have to check out the book yourself!

Have you read either of these books? Do you have any particular recommendations? Please share in the comments!


2 Responses to “Recommended Books- for KS2 (and everyone else!)”

  1. bookspersonally May 8, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

    Have peeked at but haven’t tried the Pseudonymous Bosch books yet – they sound intriguing! As does Blood & Fang. I’m not sure how our US grades compare with UK years, but I think my oldest especially would love them – thanks for the reviews!

    • bakingteacher May 8, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

      Thanks for the comment! In the UK ages are as follows

      Year 4- 8 and 9 yr olds
      Year 5 – 9 and 10 yr olds
      Year 6- 10-11 year olds.

      These are the top three years in primary school.

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