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BOOK CLUB

Welcome to our Book Club page!

At Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Primary School we want to develop every child's passion for reading.  We encourage our children to read lots of different types of books to develop their reading skills, expand their knowledge and become inspired.

Studies show that reading for pleasure makes a big difference to children’s educational performance.  Likewise, evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who do not, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.

 

Miss Byrne runs four different Book Clubs per week for Key Stage 2 children.

During the book clubs our children:

  • read and review a variety of books for fun
  • discuss topics that relate to them
  • communicate face-to-face
  • learn to respect each other's different opinions
  • think creatively
FIND US ON TWITTER

Our Book Club has its own twitter account dedicated to all things Book Club, books and the enjoyment of reading!

It’s a good way to keep in touch with us.

 

We would love to see more of your book reviews - you don't have to be in book club. Tweet them to us and maybe you'll grab the attention of one of your favourite authors too!  You can find us here https://twitter.com/OLQPBookClub

Book Club 2022-2023

Currently Reading

Year 3 -     Planet Omar Accidental Trouble Magnet by Zanib Mian.

Year 4 -     Song Of The Dolphin Boy by Elizabeth Lard.

Year 5 -     To Night Owl From Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer.

Year 6 -     Crater Lake by Jennifer Killick.

Books Read 2022-2023

 

Year 3

The Worries by Jion Sheibani.    4.75/5

Toto The Ninja Cat And The Superstar Catastrophe by Dermot O’Leary.     5/5

The Secret Lake by Karen Inglis.    3.5/5

Year 4

Anisha Accidental Dectective by Serena Patel.     4.75/5

Lori and Max by Catherine O’Flynn.     3/5

The Bookshop Girl by Sylvia Bishop.     4.25/5

Year 5

The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd.     4.5/5

The Light Jar by Lisa Thompson.     3.5/5

Year 6

High Rise Myster by Sharna Jackson.     4.75/5

A Storm Of Strawberries by Jo Cotterill.    3.5/5

Book Club at Christmas

When Years 5 and 6 book clubs finished their books too close to the end of term to start a new one we spent time our book club sessions making book themed Christmas decorations.

Book Club 2021-2022

Meet Our Reading Ambassadors

Ask us what we're reading or for a book recommendation.

Book Club On Tour

Year 6 book club had their first meeting of the year during our Nature Friendly Schools residential trip to Cumbria.

The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2021.

Year 5 and 6 book clubs had lots of fun taking part in judging this year’s science books.

Our end judgements were,

100 Things About Saving The Planet.     17/20

Agent Asha: Mission Shark Bytes.     15/20

I Am A Book. I Am A Portal To The Universe.     16/20

I Ate Sunshine For Breakfast.     18/20

Inventors.     15/20

Under The Stars.     16/20.

 

 

In February it was announced that, I Am A Book. I Am A Portal To The Universe won.

World Book Day 2022 Book Club Competition

Winners

Book Club at Curriculum Evening.

During curriculum evening some of Year 5 and 6 book club helped Miss Byrne bring book club fun to pupils, parents, visitors and staff. We had book and character themed games, stories to read and books to look through.

Favourite Book Presentations

Towards the end of the year Year 4 and 6 book clubs didn’t have enough sessions left to read another book. As it was still too early to finish book club we used the remaining sessions as a chance for members to tell each other all about their favourite books. 
There were some great presentations and everyone learnt of new books they’ve never read but that they might like to try.

Our favourite books included,

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

The Faraway Truth by Janae Marks

The Explorer by Katherine Rundell

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret… by Judy Blume

Goosebumps: Please Don’t Feed The Vampire by R. L. Stine 

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Deep Freeze by Jeff Kinney

Otherwise Known As Sheila The Great by Judy Blume 

and

Battle Bugs: The Lizard War by Jack Patton

Books read 2021-2022

Year 3

Toto The Ninja Cat And The Superstar Catastrophe by Dermot O'Leary     4.75/5

Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet by Zanib Mian    4.5/5

Charlotte’s Web by E.B White.    3/5

The Worries by Jion Sheiban.     4.5/5

The Accidental Diary Of B.U.G by Jen Carney.     5/5

Year 4

The Bookshop Girl by Sylvia Bishop     4/5

Lori And Max by Catherine O’Flynn.     4/5

Otherwise Known As Sheila The Great by Judy Blume.     4.25/5

Year 5

The Light Jar by Lisa Thompson    4.5/5

The Faraway Truth by Jane Marks.     4.25/5

A Kind Of Spark by Elle McNicoll.     4.5/5

Year 6

The Soup Movement by Ben Davies     4.5/5

High Rise Mystery by Sharna Jackson.     4/5

A Room Full Of Chocolate by Jane Elson.     4/5

 

 

Currently Reading

Book Club will resume in September. 
Check back then to see what we choose to read first.

 

Rainbow Book Club

In Rainbow Book Club we share a picture book each week. We discuss the story and answer questions about it, our answers are recorded by one of the older members of our club.

 

Books Read In Rainbow Book Club

Book Club 2020-2021

World Book Day 2021 Competition!

Well done to our book club World Book Day competition winners. They produced recipes inspired by Harry Potter by J.K Rowling, The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and High Rise Mystery By Sharna Jackson.

Books Read 2020-2021

Year 3- Planet Omar Accidental Trouble Magnet by Zanib Main.     4.75/5

            Charlotte's Web by E.B. White.     4.75/5

            The Secret Lake by Karen Inglis.     4/5

            The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy.     4.5/5

            Toto The Ninja Cat And The Superstar Catastrophe by Dermot O'Leary.     5/5

            Mouldy's Orphan by Gillian Avery.     3.5/5

            Song Of The Dolphin Boy by Elizabeth Laird.     4/5

 

 

Year 4- Anisha Accidental Detective by Serena Patel.     4.5/5

            Carrie's War by Nina Bawden.     3.75/5

            The Bookshop Girl by Sylvia Bishop.     4.5/5

            Otherwise Known As Sheila The Great by Judy Blume.     4/5

            Lori And Max by Catherine O'Flynn.     4/5

            The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd.     4.25/5

 

 

Year 5- The Faraway Truth by Janae Marks.     4.2/5

             After The War by Tom Palmer.     3.2/5

             The Light Jar by Lisa Thompson.     4.75/5

             A Kind Of Spark by Elle McNicoll.     4/5

             A Storm Of Strawberries by Jo Cotterill.     4/5

             Wilde by Eloise Williams.     3.75/5

 

 

Year 6- The Star Outside My Window by Onjali Q. Rauf.     4.25/5

            Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes.     4.2/5

            High Rise Mystery by Sharna Jackson.     4.25/5

            Crater Lake by Jennifer Killick.      4.75/5

            The Soup Movement by Ben Davies.     4.5/5

Currently Reading

Book Club will resume in September when the new term starts.

Check back to see what we choose to read first.

Book Club 2019-2020

World Book Day 2020 Book Club Competition Winners

Miss Byrne ran a book club World Book Day 2020 competition. All book club members were invited to write a recommendation for their favourite book. The winners were announced during our World Book Day 2020 assembly. Winning recommendations were for

-The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

-The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

-Bad Dad by David Walliams

-How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

-Dork Diaries: Drama Queen by Rachel Renee Russell

-Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney

Our 2019-2020 Book Club Reading Ambassadors

Books Read So Far

Carrie's War by Nina Bowden - 3.5 / 5

 

Stig of the Dump by Clive King - 3.25 / 5

 

The Sheep Pig by Dick King-Smith - 4.5 / 5

 

The Doctor's Daughter by Norma Clarke - 3.5 / 5

 

Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl - 4.5 / 5

 

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White - 3.5 / 5

 

The Secret Lake by Karen Inglis - 2.75 / 5

 

Mouldy's Orphan by Gillian Avery - 3.75 / 5

 

Toto The Ninja Cat And The Superstar Catastrophe by Dermot O'Leary -  4.5 / 5

 

To Night Owl From Dogfish by Holly Goldberg-Sloan and Meg Wolitzer - 4 / 5

 

The Boy At The Back Of The Class by Onjali Rauf - 4.75 / 5

Books Coming Up

Wonder by R J Palacio

Planet Omar Accidental Trouble Magnet by Zanib Mian

Song Of The Dolphin Boy by Elizabeth Laird

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