Reading Challenge 2016- 2017 booklist

comic strip on smile

  1. Smile by Raina Telgemeier
  1. White Fang by Jack London
  1. Dinosaurs before dark by Mary Pope Osborne
  1. The True  story of the 3 little pigs by A.Wolf
  1. Romeo and juliet by William Shakespeare
  1. The diary of a killer cat by Anne Fine
  1. Esio Trot by Roald Dahl
  1. Dick Whittington by Margaret Nash


Summer Reading list 2016

Easy summer list for pupils entering 5OIB … Pass on the word to your friends..

The following titles are only reading suggestions for the summer. The list is not meant to be exhaustive. Remember that reading books in English does not only widen your cultural horizons but it also enriches your vocabulary and syntax. In other words, the more you read, the better you are !

Number 1 : Raina Telgemeier is probably one of my favorite graphic novelists and Smile my favorite graphic novel.It will be part of the next Reading challenge !!


Number  2:  Paper  planes teens  is a captivating collection for Young readers , so easy to read in English !

paper planes

Number 3:  Roald Dahl  is one of the most beloved British writer for children .George’s marvellous medecine was a full success this year during  the reading challenge but he wrote  plenty other very popular books you can easily read during the summer.


  • James and the Giant Peach , an everyday story of evil aunts (Sponge and Spiker), a giant, flying fruit (the peach of the title) inhabited by characterful, giant insects (including the Old-Green-Grasshopper) and, of course, James himself. Lots of funny policemen, too.
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,Dahl’s best-known book has everything: grotesque characters, ludicrous situations and, of course, chocolate! Who could ask for more? When Charlie Bucket wins the last “Golden Ticket” to get a free tour of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, he soon discovers that his fellow winners have bitten off far more than they can chew.
  • The witches, the Grand High Witch has a simple but fiendishly clever plan to rid England of its children: her hags will take over all the sweet shops, and sell doctored sweets to the children, turning them into mice. (Did I say simple?) Fortunately, a boy overhears their villainous scheming. Unfortunately, he’s turned into a mouse before you can say Jack Robi
  • The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me, a giraffe with an extending neck, a pelican with a bucket-sized beak, a dancing monkey and a boy with big ideas join forces to create the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company. Their biggest job? To clean all 677 – yes, six hundred and seventy-seven – of the Duke of Hampshire’s windows. Expect chaos in this lavishly illustrated silliness.

  • The Big Friendly Giant (The BFG) is coming to the big screen very soon !!!

  • Revolting Rhymes, Do you think Cinderella married the prince and lived happily ever after, and that the three little pigs outsmarted the wolf? Think again! Premier storyteller Roald Dahl twists the fate of six favorite fairy tales, in this picture book edition with vibrant new cover art by Quentin Blake. Fairy tales have never been more revolting!  
  • Esio Trot ,


Number 4 : School’s out! So go on a picnic, visit the seaside or throw coconuts at the fair in this enchanting collection of stories perfect for summer holidays.





Number 5 :  …….and now more seriously ….!!!

This thesaurus contains approximately 2000 main words, each with a selection of alternative words or phrases. Some words are illustrated so that readers can relate more readily to the possibilities.


Number 6 :

The Oxford Primary Atlas is a clear, bright and informative atlas for all 7-11 year olds. It includes up-to-date country data and easy-to-read colourful mapping. It introduces primary school pupils to key geographical themes and topics, matched to curriculum requirements, including landscapes, water, settlements, connections, and environments.


Number 7:

Here is a link to some cartoons on youtube including Casper the ghost, good for listening skills.