Year 4

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory          Recommended

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a much-loved story by Roald Dahl, full of snozzberries, rainbow drops, luminous lollies and hair toffee!

Charlie Bucket loves chocolate. And Mr Willy Wonka, the most wondrous inventor in the world, is opening the gates of his amazing chocolate factory to five lucky children. It’s the prize of a lifetime! Gobstoppers, wriggle sweets and a river of melted chocolate delight await – Charlie needs just one Golden Ticket and these delicious treats could all be his.

 

 

 

The Suitcase Kid

 

Year Four Book Recommendations - The Suitcase Kid

 

When my parents split up they didn’t know what to do with me . . .

My family always lived at Mulberry Cottage. Mum, Dad, me – and Radish, my Sylvanian rabbit. But now Mum lives with Bill the Baboon and his three kids. Dad lives with Carrie and her twins. And where do I live? I live out of a suitcase. One week with Mum’s new family, one week with Dad’s.

It’s as easy as A B C. That’s what everyone says. But all I want is to go home – back to Mulberry Cottage…

 

Operation Gadgetman

 

Operation Gadgetman

 

Beans calls her dad ‘Gadgetman’ because of the weird and wonderful gadgets he comes up with – everything from exploding biscuits to Spy Kits. But when Gadgetman accidentally invents a device that could be used to steal millions of pounds, the wrong people find out and Gadgetman is kidnapped! With the help of her friends – and her special Gadgetman Spy Kit – Beans is determined to track down the kidnappers and rescue her dad. But can she find Gadgetman before he is forced to hand over the details of his invention…

 

The Julian Stories

 

The Julian Stories

 

Dad makes a pudding that tastes like a whole raft of lemons and a night on the sea. But then he does something really silly. He goes for a nap and leaves Julian in charge. Bad idea.
Before he knows it, Julian’s in a sticky situation. And that’s just one of his many adventures, which involve catalogue cats, cave-boy teeth . . . and a new next-door neighbour!

 

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

 

Narnia

 

This book has a very creative plot. The story is very interesting and will appeal to all ages. This is one of those books that will grip your attention from the very beginning because it’s a truly a great adventure story.  One of the most exciting things about this book is when a whole new world was discovered through the back of the wardrobe! This book is amazing and definitely one of my favourites.

 

 

 

T. J. and the Penalty

T. J. and the Penalty

 

T.J.’s friend Jamie is the heart and soul of the Parkview football team, but although he’s a great tackler his passes are dangerously random and he can’t resist the stodgy food that his mum and the school cook love to tempt him with. Jamie becomes so unfit that Mr Wood drops him from the team, so his friends and their parents organize a World Food and Football day to try and change his eating habits – and to impress the Inspectors who seem to think Parkview is not a very good school. Jamie works really hard to get fit, and finally regains his place in the team, but only when he accepts his true vocation as a goalie.

 

Dear Olly

 

Dear Olly

 

A moving story of a brother, a sister and a swallow, and how all are in some way victims of the horrors of landmines.

Olly’s brother Matt wants to go and work with children who have been made orphans, through war, in Africa. He wants to be a clown and make them laugh. His mother and sister want him to stay in England and go to university.

Hero, a swallow, has a journey to make too. He must fly to Africa for the winter to join all the other swallows. His journey is difficult and fraught with danger.

Three separate stories are woven into one powerful and moving novel whose central theme not only exposes the horrors of war and of landmines, but also the endurance of the human spirit.