Extreme Reading


Over the summer holidays some of children (and Staff) participated in Extreme Reading.

The creativity of the children at St Giles never ceases to amaze us, as you will see from their photo entries.

Ellie Y1 can be seen reading a number book on a Pirate Ship in Scarborough. Literacy and Numeracy in one book, extreme and multi-tasking!

Her favourite story is Little Red Riding Hood.

Isabelle & Olivia Y1 were relaxing with the Flamingos by the pool, enjoying a good magazine on holiday in Majorca. Their Daddy was reading Harry Potter to them on holiday – but I don’t think their Daddy actually entered? He deserves a sticker though!

Both Olivia and Isabelle’s favourite book is Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Sonny Y2 had a fabulous time at the beach in a tent reading Fearless Fitzroy by Kathy Henderson with his Aunt Sally.

Sonny said his favourite book is The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

Daisy Y3 had reading partner, Lucy the snake. Lucy enjoyed Daisy reading The Invisible Bunny by Holly Webb to her. Lucy lives at Matlock Farm Park

Daisy’s favourite book is Zoe the Skating Fairy by Daisy Meadows

Chloe Y3 is enjoying Roald Dahl with her Daddy.

Jolie Y3 took a journey to Ancient Egypt, reading a history book about Mummies. Jolie also had a Pirate peering over her shoulder on a Pirate Ship in Scarborough.

Jolie has enjoyed reading Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame with Mrs Grainger and it is now her favourite book.

Maria Y5 Travelled to France in her motor home and climbed a tree to read Brisingr by Christopher Paolini.

Maria’s favourite book is Inheritance which is part of a series Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolin. Of which Brisingr is one of them and the second one is Eldest.

Ellen Y5 isn’t a slow reader but we suspect her tortoise, that she read too, might be. She was sat on her roof reading. She read her tortoise Esio Trot by Roald Dahl after she finished those she started on Horrible Histories – Rotten Romans by Terry Deary

Ellen’s favourite book is The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig By Emer Stamp

Greta Y5 had plenty of time to read her book in luggage rack from Italy to Paris. She can be seen reading The Case of the Spilled Ink (Maisie Hitchins) by Holly Web, which is also her favourite book. The book is part of the Maisie Hitchins series

Tilly Y5 was also multi-tasking while extreme reading. She can be seen reading to Harry her dog on a narrow boat while fishing! Harry was enjoying Enid Blyton's Summer Stories

Tilly’s favourite book is Super Cat vs The Chip Thief by Jeanne Willis, however we’re not sure how Harry the Dog would feel about that.

Willow Y5 enjoyed reading The Girl of Ink & Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. She read to Pippin that she rides at Matlock Park Farm while they both had a rest.

Willows favourite book is Gangster Granny by David Walliams.

Emine Y6 read in the Bath to get some peace. There’s a book about that - Five Minutes’ Peace by Jill Murphy.

Her favourite book is Diary of a Wimpy Kids by Jeff Kinney. We think Emine’s idea of reading in the bath might just catch on!

Ella Y6 is sat on a hay bale on a farm in Dorset reading Harry Potter and the order of the Pheonix by JK Rowling. Looking at Ella’s photos do you recognise anyone else?

Ella’s favourite book is Indigo Blue by Cathy Cassidy

Well done to everyone entered and the winners are…………..

Infant Winner Olivia & Isabell and they won book.

Junior Winner Tilly and she won book.

Everyone that entered was given a lollipop!

Here is the reading list from the challenge and favourite reads. Well done to everyone.

Little Red Riding Hood

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Fearless Fitzroy by Kathy Henderson

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

The Invisible Bunny by Holly Webb

Zoe the Skating Fairy by Daisy Meadows

Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolin

Esio Trot by Roald Dahl

Horrible Histories – Rotten Romans by Terry Deary

The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig By Emer Stamp

The Case of the Spilled Ink (Maisie Hitchins) by Holly Web

Maisie Hitchins series

Enid Blyton's Summer Stories

Super Cat vs The Chip Thief Jeanne Willis

The Girl of Ink & Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Gangster Granny by David Walliams

Five Minutes’ Peace by Jill Murphy

Diary of a Wimpy Kids by Jeff Kinney

Indigo Blue by Cathy Cassidy

Harry Potter and the order of the Pheonix by JK Rowling

For more book inspiration take a look at Great Books Guide 2016 from The Book Trust.

Here are 60 books from the past year that the Book Trust think are great. Books to get kids hooked.

These are not the ‘best-ever’ books or a list of must-reads. The Book Trust don’t believe in those. Instead, they are books to engage and excite even the most reluctant readers.

The Book Trust hopes this guide inspires you to help a child find the ‘right book’ – the one they actually want to read.

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