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The Nowhere Emporium, by Ross Mackenzie



The Nowhere Emporium is a book about a magical shop that has been stolen and vanished without a traceThe shop is a time-traveling shop that appears at any time and in any cityDaniel, who ventured into the shop to escape bullies, becomes Mr. Silver's apprentice and learns the secrets of the Emporium's vast labyrinth of passageways and roomsHowever, when Mr. Silver disappears, the Emporium and all its wonders begin to crumble.


Throughout their study of the novel, the children will be working towards writing their own stories, which will be based on chapters 1-9. 


The Promise by Nicola Davies 



The Promise is a picture book of great beauty and hope about the power we have to transform our world.

On a mean street in a mean city, a thief tries to snatch an old woman’s bag. But she finds she can’t have it without promising something in return – to “plant them all”. When it turns out the bag is full of acorns, the young thief embarks on a journey that changes her own life and the lives of others for generations to come. Inspired by the belief that a relationship with nature is essential to every human being, and that now, more than ever, we need to renew that relationship, The Promise is the story of a magical discovery that has touched the heart and imagination of each one of us. With poignant simplicity, honesty and lyricism, Nicola Davies evokes a powerful vision of a world where people and nature live in harmony. 


This book will be a stimulus for our writing, as we create a cyclical version. 


We love a picture book in Year 6!!

Pig Heart Boy, by Malorie Blackman 



Pig Heart Boy is a children's novel by Malorie BlackmanIt tells the story of Cameron, a 13-year-old boy with serious heart problems, who needs a heart transplant to surviveThe only chance for him is an experimental and controversial transplant with a heart taken from a pig.

Will Cameron go ahead with the transplant?


Pig Heart Boy will be enjoyed in the classroom but also used as a stimulus to support our writing. We will be producing a persuasive letter, as well as a newspaper report. 


Recommended reads by the same author:

  • Naughts and Crosses (series)
  • Girl Wonder (series)
  • Chasing the Stars


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