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Bridgetown Primary School

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Library 2015 - 2016

Warwickshire Junior Book Award!

Year 5 children are reading the 4 shortlisted books and will soon be voting for their favourite. Follow the links below to find out about the authors!



‘Rory Rooney likes to be prepared for all eventualities. His favourite book is Don't Be Scared, Be Prepared, and he has memorized every page of it. He could even survive a hippo attack. He knows that just because something is unlikely doesn't mean it won't ever happen . . .

But Rory isn't prepared when he suddenly and inexplicably turns green. Stuck in an isolation ward in a hospital far from home with two other remarkably green children, Rory's as confused by his new condition as the medics seem to be.

But what if it's not in their genes, or a virus, or something they ate? What if turning green actually means you've turned into a superhero? Rory can't wait to make it past hospital security and discover exactly what his superpower might be . . .’


Find out more about Frank Cottrell Boyce at:




When Joe tells a local news reporter exactly what he would do if he were leader of the country, the video goes viral and Joe's speech becomes famous all over the world!
Before long, people are calling for the current leader to resign and give someone else a go . . . and that's how an ordinary boy like Joe ended up with the most extraordinary job. Now the fun can really start . . .
Hats for cats! Pet pigs for all! Banana shaped buses! Swimming pools on trains!
A hilarious story of one boy's meteoric rise to power!’



Find out more about Tom McLaughlin at


‘When ten-year-old Liam moves house to be closer to his dementia-suffering grandma, he's thrown into an unfamiliar place with a family that seems to be falling apart. Liam doesn't remember what his grandma was like before she became ill.

Walking his dog one day, Liam discovers an old stone gargoyle in a rundown church, and his life changes…
The gargoyle is alive. It moves unseen in the night, acting out

Liam's stories. And stories can be dangerous things...

But his grandma's illness is getting worse, his mum isn't coping, and his sister is skipping school... What if the gargoyle is the only thing that can save Liam's family?’


Find out more about Mike Revell at



‘Three children are spending their summer on a wild Scottish island. Fraser is desperate for adventure; Hayley is fed up she's even there; while Dunny spends his days staring out to sea. He hasn't said a word in years. But everything changes with the discovery of two bodies on the beach: a whale and a man. Fraser and Hayley see a mystery-adventure to be solved, but Dunny is inconsolable. And in the end, it will take someone who listens to the sea to put it right.’


Find out more about Kerr Thomson at







Keep checking the website for competition news. Come along to Year 5 Book Club on Wednesdays at 12.05 in the library to find out more!


Happy Birthday William Shakespeare!

We are thinking about Shakespeare's poetry and plays in our Library Club Challenge this month.

Look at the beautiful illustrations done by Tiyana, Scarlett, Millie, Lucy, Isla, Charlotte, Alex and Nancy.



Come along to the library on Monday or Wednesday lunchtimes and

let us know about your favourite animal characters - or tell us your favourite

animal jokes!


Here are some jokes to get you started. Well done to Library Club wise-crackers Henry, Charlotte, Jai and Brooke.


Q: What do you get if you cross a sheep with a kangaroo? A: A woolly jumper!

Q: What do cats say when they think something is cool? A: Purr-fect!

Q: What do you call a dog in the toilet? A: A poodle!

Q: Why did the cow cross the road? A: to get to the moooovies!





Here are some fantastic facts from our Library Club Challenge Seekers!

Well done to Lily, Kye, Isla, Honor, Tania and Charlotte for their super research and illustrations!



The Library Club Poetry Challenge has finished now. Well done to all of those who completed all six challenges! You will be receiving a small prize soon. Congratulations too to the many children earning a house point for completing three challenges.



Library Club Poetry Challenge:

Look at these beautiful illustrations and have a read of the poems.

Well done to Charlotte for writing our first review, too.

Keep reaching for those stars!


Boudica Warrior Queen of the Iceni
A poem for kids by Jon Bratton and Paul Perro


This is a tale of Boudica.
The Iceni Warrior Queen,
One of the most fearsome women
There has ever been.


She wore colourful clothes and she
Was tall and strong and loud.
She had a mane of long red hair.
You’d spot her in a crowd.

(read the rest of this poem by going to:








Owl in a Huff

By Patricia Leighton

‘Which witch

swooped down’

said the owl

‘and scared the mouse

just as I

was about

to pounce?


If I find out

which witch it was

watch out!’


from Kersplosh, Kersplash, Kersplat!: Funny Poems, edited by Ron Heapy

Isla drew this picture to illustrate 'Missing Important Things'


Missing Important Things

By Peter Dixon

I didn’t go to school this week

I stayed at home with Dad

I didn’t do a worksheet

And I am really rather glad

I didn’t do the number work

I didn’t do my words

I didn’t do my spellings

And I didn’t read my page

I didn’t go to school today

We fixed the shed instead

Tied some flies and feather

And dug the onion bed

I saw the cat have kittens

And climbed right up a tree

Mixed some sand and water

And held a bumblebee

I didn’t go to school all week

And I’m really not too sad

I missed important lessons

And stayed at home with Dad.