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Rooks Heath College

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Rooks Heath Book Club (RHBC)

 On the 25th April 2013 RHBC had a belated World Book Day.  They invited students from Heathland Primary School to join them for the afternoon to enjoy readings from ‘Pig Heart Boy’, ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ (which has proved a favourite amongst our Book Clubbers), ‘Harry Potter and the Chambers of SecretS’ and finally a book about the underground Slave Trade – ‘Underground to Canada’.

We also had a Competition to complete our “what if” poems…see if you can complete the poem:

Think up four of your own “Whatifs” and write them in the spaces below.  Make them as funny and original as you can.

PS. Don’t forget to make two pairs of rhymes.

Whatif

Last night, while I lay thinking here,

Some Whatifs crawled inside my ear

And pranced and partied all night long

And sang their same old Whatif song:

Whatif I’m dumb in school?

Whatif they’ve closed the swimming pool?

Whatif………………………………………………………..

Whatif………………………………………………………..

Whatif……………………………………………………………

Whatif……………………………………………………………

Whatif I tear my pants?

Whatif I never learn to dance?

Everything seems swell and then

The nightmare Whatifs strikes again

BOOK CLUB IS OPEN TO ANY READERS IN YEARS 7 and 8.  YOU CAN JOIN AT ANY TIME.

WE MEET EVERY THURSDAY WEEK TWO FROM 12.30 UNTIL 1PM IN THE LIBRARY TO TALK ABOUT BOOKS OVER BISCUIT AND JUICE.

This term the students in Book Club are reading:

Pig Heart Boy … Malorie Blackman

Framed … Frank Cottrell Boyce

Private Peaceful Michael Morpurgo

Northern Lights … Philip Pullman

Oranges in No Man’s Land … Elizabeth Laird

Some of books we have read this year:

War Horse ... Michael Morpurgo

Bloody Valentine … James Patterson

Jack and Jill…Lucy Cavendish

The Dare …John Boyne

Kung Fu Trip …Benjamin Zephaniah

My Dad’s a Policeman… Cathy Glass

Strangers on the 16:02…Priya Basil

Visit RHBC favourite author’s websites:

www.roalddahl.com

www.jkrowling.com

www.malorieblackman.co.uk

www.jacquelinewilson.co.uk

www.celiarees.com

www.philipreeve.com

www.michaelrosen.co.uk

www.michaelmorpurgo.com

www.cathycassidy.com

www.benjaminzephaniah.com

Book reviews are to follow!