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Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo


My favourite children's book is Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. I first read this book to the third class I taught (Year 5) and we based all of our topic around it. It is a wonderful book about a young boy, Michael, who is thrown overboard whilst sailing around the world with his Mum, Dad and loyal dog Stella. Stella and Michael end up washed up on the beach of a small island and realise that they are not alone....


It is a beautifully written book by one of my favourite authors and is an especially good read for children from the age of 9. I also have two copies in my office if anyone wants to borrow one!

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Odd Dog Out by Rob Biddulph


This is one of my favourite books to read to my children. It is about a dog who just isn't like everyone else and travels the world to find other dogs just like them. However, when they finally find a place where they fit in, they realise that being different isn't actually a bad thing....

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