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Week A 

Day 1 

Reading is awesome!

There is a whole world of literature out there just waiting for you to discover it. As it's the 21st Century, this has never been easier, and there is so much in libraries and out there on the internet that you can read for FREE!

Task

Visit Project Gutenberg, or ask a grown up to create an Amazon Kindle Account for you. Select a free classic book to read online.

Day 2  

Choosing the right book for you

Whether you are a reading expert, just finding your way or struggle to discover books that you like, today's video will give you some top-tips to find perfect books to keep you entertained over the summer break.

Task

After watching the video, highlight some books from the summer reading list that you may like to borrow from a library or perhaps ask a grown-up to buy for you!

Day 3

Interview with Thomas Taylor

'Malamander' author, Thomas Taylor, discusses his books and gives some top-tips on how to become a successful writer. He also shares some secret information about some of the things that will happen in future Malamander books!

Task

Watch the video and visit the official Eerie-on-Sea website. Has Thomas inspired you to day-dream your own stories into reality? Why not have a go and see what happens...

Day 4

Joining and using your local library

Libraries are amazing places! Not only can you find, borrow and read books, but you can also get expert advice to help you choose the right book for you. And the best bit? Libraries are completely FREE!

Task

Visit your local library. If you are already a member, choose some books to borrow and take home. If not, become a member and choose some books to borrow and take home!

Day 5

End of week quiz

There are so many amazing books out there for you to read, but today, just take the quiz to see what you can remember from this week - you might win an Amazon book voucher!

Task

Complete the quiz to test your knowledge on all of the things we have covered this week. You can win a certificate and you'll be entered into a prize draw to win a £10 book voucher!

Week B

With children's literacy specialist, Kate Heap

Day 1 

Why write a book review?

After talking about some of Kate's favourite children's books, she discusses why you might want to write a book review and how it can help other readers choose what to read. She also shares some excellent top-tips for writing reviews!

Task

Complete the 4 activities in the booklet.

Day 2  

Book review basics

All book reviews contain some basic information that readers need to know!

Task

Complete the 3 activities in the booklet. Use the downloadable resources below to help you.

Day 3

Personal connections

Kate discusses how you connect your review to your own feelings and experiences to really bring it to life! 

Task

Complete the 4 activities in the booklet. Use the downloadable resource below to help you.

Day 4

Recommendations

Today we're imagining the ideal reader for your book. Picturing this person in your mind will really help you write this part of your review.