Books to foster a love of reading

Books to read to and with your children during self-isolation.

With more and more people staying inside during this hard time, it is the perfect time for our secondary department to develop their love for reading. It’s an amazing family time to read together, read to each other, act out scenes of books and, of course, watch the film adaptations of the books!

Reading has been shown to reduce stress and is a great family activity! Books to read to and with your children during self-isolation. Below are a few books which are great to read with your family.

Roald DahlLiterally any Roald Dahl Book!
Roald Dahl is an outstanding author who creates such amazing stories based in and around Europe. Our personal favourites are: Matilda; The BFG and Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. These are amazing stories which are funny for all the family.

hobbitThe Hobbit
This classic book is written by the same author of The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien. It is a world filled with hobbits, elves and dragons and is hugely entertaining. A great book to read with older children! The book has been made into three separate films which take a drastic turn from the book, and is worth discussing how the book and the films differ and which they prefer.

gangster grannyGangsta Granny
Gangsta Granny is one of David Walliams’ most famous books. It follows the story of a young boy called, Ben, who is forced to spend time with his grandmother. Little does Ben know, his Grandma has a secret. It’s a very funny book and will have your child rolling around in stiches. The BBC has made this into a TV series which is equally funny.

Millions is a book about two boys who find millions of pounds which were going to be burnt. They tend decide on how to spend that money and obviously buy increasingly silly things with it. A great book which was made into a film in 2004. The book will make you ask yourself what you would do with a million pounds. Personally, I’d buy a shed tonne of chocolate and crisps.

Date: 21.03.2020