Match of the Day Annual 2014 Book Cover Match of the Day Annual 2014
Anonymous, Match of Match of the Day, Match of the Day Magazine,
BBC Books

The very best footie annual is back, packed full of football quizzes, games, puzzles, cartoons and more! With cut-out-and-keep posters of all the star players, plus lists of the best goals, tips on ball skills, all the latest transfer rumours and cartoons featuring Paz, Bez, Gary and all of the MOTD presenters, Match of the Day Annual 2014 is the coolest footie annual around.

I haven’t read it, but it looks like it has a nice cover.

Recommended – particularly as part of your WW2 topic.

Friend Or Foe Book Cover Friend Or Foe
Michael Morpurgo
Aircraft accidents
Egmont Books (UK)

Evacuated from London, David and Tucky feel like the war is a long way away from their new life in the countryside. Then one night the skyline of the moor is lit up with gun flashes, and the distant crump of bombing miles away brings the war back to them and shatters their new-found peace.

This book is excellent and I’ve read it to numerous classes. The story follows the lives of two boys who are evacuated from London to Devon during the second world war. Morpurgo writes in a way that allows the reader to imagine being away from home and family and having to adapt to a very different way of life. He develops both characters’ back stories well and relates these to each character’s personality and the way they deal with their new surroundings. The story focusses on the how the boys cope with the dilemma resulting from their involvement in a dramatic event. In doing so the reader is kept in suspense and is made to question how they would react in such a situation. These are all¬†ingredients of a good story! Recommended.



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A worthy read!

Hard Nuts of History: Myths and Legends Book Cover Hard Nuts of History: Myths and Legends
Tracey Turner
A&C Black Childrens & Educational

Myths and legends are packed full of daring, clever and ruthless men and women. But who was the toughest nut of all? Bursting full of entertaining and witty fact-filled text in bite sized chunks and jam-packed with hilarious full-colour illustrations throughout. From Heracles to Robin Hood and countless other mythical tough nuts, Hard Nuts of History Myths and Legends includes Hardometers and a Hard Nut rating for some of the toughest nuts from myths and legends.

This is my first book review. To be honest, I haven’t read it. It was the first book I picked off the shelf to test this plugin. It does look quite good though!