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Y5 & Y6 Book Clubs

Year Five Book Club children meet every Thursday lunch time and Year Six Book Club children meet every Friday lunch time.​  While having lunch, children chat to their friends and enjoy lots of informal book talk.  When lunch is out of the way, children settle down to read some of their chosen book.  They volunteer to read aloud or simply enjoy the story by following and listening.  The story is discussed and children make their own reading recommendations.

Autumn Term 2022 Book – Thursday Book Club

Our Thursday Book Club children have chosen ‘The Broken Leg of Doom’ by Pamela Butchart as their book for this half term.  On Thursday 22nd September, children gathered in the school library to get stuck into their brand-new book.  They had a gab while eating their lunches and then took turns to read aloud.  At the end of the meeting, children talked about what they’re currently reading and made recommendations.

Book Club members received a message from Pamela Butchart:

Thank you SO MUCH for choosing THE BROKEN LEG OF DOOM!

I really hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! 

I LOVE the idea that things can be CURSED. Like, imagine your cat or pencil and big toe were cursed?!

And I always wanted a big CAST on my leg (but I didn’t want a broken leg, just a pretend one I suppose). 

So I put those two things together and came up with idea that a HUMAN LEG attached to an ACTUAL HUMAN could be cursed.

And there you go.


Love and pugs

Pamela x x x

Spring Term 2022 Books – Year Five and Year Six Book Club 

Our book club children have chosen Cornelia Funke’s ‘The Thief Lord’ as their book for the spring term. describe the book as…

‘Two orphaned children are on the run, hiding among the crumbling canals and misty alleyways of the city of Venice.

Befriended by a gang of street children and their mysterious leader, the Thief Lord, they shelter in an old, disused cinema. On their trail is a bungling detective, obsessed with disguises and the health of his pet tortoises. But a greater threat to the boys’ new-found freedom is something from a forgotten past – a beautiful magical treasure with the power to spin time itself.’

Autumn Term 2021 Books – Year Five Book Club 

Our Y5 book club children have chosen Thomas Taylor’s ‘Shadowghast’ as their book for the autumn term.  Thomas has very kindly sent a message to the children……..  

‘Hello to Y5 Book Club at Malvern Primary School.  I’m delighted to hear that you have chosen to read SHADOWGHAST.  You have picked it at just the right time, as this story is set in Eerie-on-Sea at Halloween, so hopefully it will put you in a spooky mood over the next few weeks.  If you haven’t been to Eerie-on-Sea before, or met Herbie — Lost-and-Founder at the Grand Nautilus Hotel — or his best friend, Violet Parma, then welcome ! You will find it’s a very strange little seaside town, with many dark rumours and eerie legends.  But if you stick together, you should be okay.  Don’t forget to visit Seegol’s Diner, on the pier, for the best Fish and Chips in town.  And call into the Eerie Book Dispensary, too, where the marvellous, mechanical Mermonkey waits for you to toss a coin into its hat.  In Shadowghast you will also be invited to see a magic show in the theatre at the end of the pier.  I hope you enjoy it, but whatever you do, when the magician asks for a volunteer, make sure she doesn’t pick you!  Happy reading, and very best wishes….from Thomas Taylor.’

Summer Term 2021 Books

Our Year Six Book Club children had their first meetings before the Easter holiday.  Children from Mr. Pyne’s class have decided to read ‘The Haunting of Aveline Jones’ by Phil Hickes.

Aveline loves reading ghost stories – so a dreary half-term holiday becomes much more exciting when she discovers a spooky old book. And not only are the stories spine-tingling, but it once belonged to one Primrose Penberthy – who, it seems, vanished rather mysteriously – never to be seen again….


Book Club members from Mr. Bulmer’s class have chosen ‘The Valley of Lost Secrets’ by Lesley Parr.  September 1939: When Jimmy is evacuated to a small village in Wales, it couldn’t be more different from London.  Green, quiet and full of strangers, he instantly feels out of place.  But then he finds a skull hidden in a tree, and suddenly the valley is much more frightening than the war itself.  Who can Jimmy trust ?  His brother is too little and his best friend has changed…..

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