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Great Grendon Book Quiz

Start preparing for World Book Day and you could win a prize!

On Thursday 2nd March, it is World Book Day and the children will be invited to come to school as a book character in return for a 50p donation. I will write to you again nearer the time to remind you of this.

On World Book Day, we will also be holding The Great Grendon Book Quiz. The children will be given a list of books and all the questions will be taken from those books. So, all the children have to do to stand an amazing chance of winning the quiz is to read the books on the list! The winning team members will receive book vouchers.

Book reviews

As well as this, if children read the books on their book list and return 10 completed book reviews they will be rewarded with a certificate and a raffle ticket. The raffle tickets will be put into a draw for a chance to win prizes such as books, reading torches, reading blankets to curl up under and more.

A copy of the book reviews can be downloaded below to print at home, or children can ask for a paper copy at school.

The Book List

The KS1 book contains a mixture of books suitable for children aged 4 to 7 years old. The KS2 book list contains a mixture of books suitable for children aged 7 to 11 years old.  Children do not have to be able to read the books independently, you can read them with them or to them.

There will be copies of the books in the school library and a number of the books are available on our online library ePlatform by Wheelers. As you can imagine the demand for these books will be high! It might be an idea visit the local library, form a little book club with friends and swap books or, with Christmas coming up, the books on the list would also make ideal presents.

For KS1, we will be holding Storytime sessions where children can stay after school, with a parent, and listen to a story on the list. More information about storytimes will follow.

Grendon Library Opening Times

Monday – Year 1 and Year 2

Tuesday – Year 3 and Year 4

Wednesday – Year 5 and year 6

The main gate will open at 8.10am until 8.20am to allow access to the library. After this time there will be no further entry.

Books can be borrowed for two weeks unless the book is on the quiz list, these books can be loaned for one week.

Books can be returned to the blue book return box in the Year 2 corridor.

The Book Lists

KS1 Book List (Reception to Year 2)

The First Hippo On The Moon - David Walliams

The Rain Before Rainbows - Smriti Hall

Dog Gone - Rob Biddulph

The Smeds And The Smoos - Julia Donaldson

Wrong! - Ciara Flood

Brrr! - Kes Grey

The World At Your Feet - Karl Newson

Don’t Be Horrid Henry - Francesca Simon

Look Up - Nathan Byron

The Proudest Blue - Ibthihaj Muhammad

Eyes That Speak To The Stars - Joanna Ho

Roar! - National Geographic

The Big Christmas Bake - Fiona Barker

Think Big! - Kes Grey

Cake - Sue Hendra

Okapi Loves His Zebra Pants - Terri Tatchell

Too Much Stuff! - Emily Gravett


KS2 Book List (Year 3 to Year 6)

The Breakfast Club Adventures - Marcus Rashford

Horrible Histories, Terrible Tudors & Slimy Stuarts - Terry Deary

Monster Madness - Guy Bass

The 13 Storey Tree-House - Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton

Hidden Figures - Margot Lee Sketterly

The Girl Who Saved Christmas - Matt Haig

Goodfellows - Tom McLaughlin

My Headteacher As A Vampire Rat! - Pamela Butchart

Weird But True! 2023 - National Geographic

The Hatmakers - Tamzin Merchant

Spaceboy - David Walliams

Journey - Aaron Becker

When The Mountains Roared - Jess Butterworth

Great Adventures - Alastair Humprey

The Dog That Saved The World Cup - Phil Earle

The Last Bear - Hannah Gold

Rumayasa, A Fairytale - Radiya Hariza

Peanut Jones And The Illustrated City - Rob Biddulph


Happy Reading!