- The bad guy is oh so bad and the good guy has a few character flaws as well.
A wonderful story of good verses evil. Probably my favourite book for this age
When The War Began -
Australia is invaded & a group of Aussie teens are fighting back. A gripping
- a wonderfully written tale of family curse, misfortune
and eventual triumph against the odds. The book is written
with a wonderful interplay between the past and the
modern day. This is a definite favourite of mine.
of Droon -
Ahhh... the magical world in the basement that needs three children to battle
the evil overlord. If you are into princesses, wizards and trolls with a bit of
tyranny thrown in, this one is for you.
& Eldest - What can I saw? Eragon is a medieval hero's journey filled
with dragons, noble deeds, evil overlords, sorcerers, a princess and a farm boy
turned legendary dragon rider. Great stuff.|
Will is oh so often killed in classrooms. This graphic novel introduces the plots
to several of the well known plays in a fun way. A great addition to the class
New Way Things Work
- I love having books on how stuff works in the classroom as often the kids (&
adults for that matter) just take the workings of machines for granted. NB I also
love having them pull old machines apart to see what is in them.
Fowl: The Graphic Novel
- Artimus is a child genius who is actually a criminal. This book leads to great
discussion about point of view in writing. Also, the story is filled with fairy
gold, imaginary worlds and the writer has a nice sense of humour.
- a mysterious metal eating giant befriends a small boy and then a massive dark
visitor comes from space wishing to devour the earth. A contest ensues. Some nice
insights into the human condition in this one. NB this book is quite different
from the animated movie 'The Iron Giant' though similar. A nice one to compare
the movie and the book. |
- I read this book to my class every year on World Hiroshima Day. Still brings
a tear to my eye each time.
is our cry, This is our prayer, Peace in the world"
Ranking Of The Most Influential Persons In History:
A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History
order is controversial which leads to many great discussions
as well as providing some excellent insight into legacy
that these great lives have left us.
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