Posts categorised: Reading

Go throw your TV set away – it’s Roald Dahl day!

Amy McCaw and Laura Poole, Cornerstones’ literacy consultants, give their view on some of Roald Dahl’s best loved books. Every year on Roald Dahl’s birthday, children and adults alike celebrate his bold, brilliant and boundary-pushing work. It’s astonishing to think that James and the Giant Peach, Dahl’s first children’s book, was published in 1961...

Cornerstones Book Club – review of A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig and Chris Mould

Another week, another book review! The latest title reviewed for the Cornerstones Book Club is A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig and Chris Mould – a wonderful festive treat suitable for children of all ages in Key Stage 2. Here's what Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton, has to say about it… Christmas spirit, bound up in...

Cornerstones Book Club – review of The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher

review of The Christmasaurus
The latest title to be reviewed as part of the Cornerstones Book Club is The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher. With Christmas just around the corner, it’s a perfect book for children of all ages in Key Stage 2. Here’s what Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton had to say about the book… Believe the impossible… The Christmasaurus is the brilliant...

Cornerstones Book Club – review of Spangles McNasty and the Fish of Gold by Steve Webb and Chris Mould

review of spangles mcnasty & the fish of gold
Our latest book review, courtesy of Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton, is of the wonderfully-titled Spangles McNasty and the Fish of Gold by Steve Webb and Chris Mould. It's a humorous book perfect for Key Stage 2 children. Here’s what Leilah has to say about the book… 5 gold stars! Spangles McNasty sets out on...

Cornerstones Book Club – review of The Colour Thief by Gabriel Alborozo

review of the colour thief
In this week's book review, Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton gives her verdict on The Colour Thief by Gabriel Alborozo, a picture book suitable for Key Stage 1 children. Let a Colour Thief steal your heart! The Colour Thief combines beautiful illustrations in engaging spreads with a quietly effectual message about greed, the nature of happiness,...

Cornerstones Book Club – review of Love Monster and the Last Chocolate by Rachel Bright

review of love monster and the last chocolate
Waterstones bookseller, Leilah Skelton, regularly reads and reviews the very latest books, with children’s books being a particular favourite. Here, she gives her verdict on Love Monster and the Last Chocolate by Rachel Bright, which is suitable for Foundation Stage children. There is nothing sweeter than sharing! Rachel Bright is not only Bright by...