Year 5

The Butterfly Lion

 

The_Butterfly_Lion          Recommended

 

A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion.

“All my life I’ll think you you, I promise I will. I won’t ever forget you.”

Bertie rescues an orphaned white lion cub from the African veld. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but it is the butterfly lion which ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.

 

Surprising Joy

Surprising Joy

 

The eagerly awaited first novel from one of the UK’s finest poets. Joy has spent her life with her grandmother in Jamaica, steeped in Jamaican culture, sunshine and traditions. Until the day her dream comes true: Joy’s mother, who moved to England when Joy was a baby, writes to say that she’s ready for her daughter to come and join her. Joy can hardly contain her excitement. Packing, saying goodbye to all she has loved and the journey all add to it. But London in December is a shock. It’s cold and dark and unfriendly. Even so, it’s nothing to the shock that awaits when she goes to live with her mother…

 

101 Dalmatians

 

101 Dalmatians

 

This book by Dodie Smith’ is a  classic tale about 101 Dalmations and their fight for survival against the evil Cruella De Vil.  When Missis and Pongo’s puppies go missing, the two Dalmatian parents know the scary Cruella De Vil has had something to do with it. After all, she adores furs, and the Dalmatians have such beautiful coats . . . The dogs’ pets, Mr and Mrs Dearly, don’t understand them, so it is up to Pongo and Missis to rescue their pups – with the help of all the dogs in England.

 

Hacker

 

Hacker

 

When Vicky’s father is arrested, accused of stealing over a million pounds from the bank where he works, she is determined to prove his innocence. But how? There’s only one way – to attempt to break into the bank’s computer files.

Even if Vicky is the best hacker in the world, will she find the real thief before they find her?

 

The Diamond of Drury Lane

 

The Diamond of Drury Lane

This award winning book is written by Julia Golding.

‘I am Cat Royal – Orphan, Adventurer, Actress . . .

‘Reader, you are set to embark on an adventure about one hidden treasure, two bare-knuckle boxers, three enemies and four hundred and thirty-eight rioters. I was brought up in Drury Lane, so I have become accustomed to a life less than ordinary. But this turn of events, I have to say, surprised even me. Follow me, and I will show you in The Diamond of Drury Lane.’

Exciting, funny and packed with adventure . . . Cat Royal never fails to stir up trouble wherever she goes.

 

How to Train Your Dragon

 

How to Train Your Dragon

 

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn’t always like that.
In fact, in the beginning, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was the most put upon Viking you’d ever seen. Not loud enough to make himself heard at dinner with his father, Stoick the Vast; not hard enough to beat his chief rival, Snotlout, at Bashyball, the number one school sport and CERTAINLY not stupid enough to go into a cave full of dragons to find a pet… It’s time for Hiccup to learn how to be a Hero.

 

Inspirational lives – Nelson Mandela

 

Nelson Mandela

 

This book is an inspirational account of Nelson Mandela’s life. It contains amazing facts and pictures that show who and what gave Mandela his great courage and conviction. This book is very powerful and will definitely allow you to learn more about Nelson Mandela.

 

 

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