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Year 4 (age 8-9)

A selection of books especially selected for children in Year 4 (8 - 9 year olds) of average reading ability for the 2020/21 academic year.

If your child is a competent reader or has read all these titles then try the books from the Year 5 list. Alternatively if these books are a little challenging try books from the Year 3 list. Our overall mission is to promote reading for pleasure with quality texts that are perfectly pitched for the age group and the curriculum. We have particularly avoided blockbusters, classic or set texts, known to everyone, so that we can include poetry, stunning information texts and inspirational books in which all children and young people can find themselves reflected.

Thanks to our partnership with Browns Books For Students we are able to offer all the books on this list at an exclusive price.

The Five Realms: The Legend of Podkin One-Ear

The Five Realms: The Legend of Podkin One-Ear

Key Stage 2

Author: Kieran Larwood Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/03/2017

Winner of the Best Story Blue Peter Book Award 2017. | 'Stories aren’t all about fighting and revenge. You have to have a bit of character development.  Some suspense, some atmosphere’. So says the bard telling the story of rabbit hero Podkin One-Ear, and his tale certainly has all those things.  Podkin is son of the chieftain of the Munbury warren but forced to flee with his baby brother and capable big sister Paz when their home is invaded by the terrifiying Gorm, iron-clad monster rabbits turned evil by greed and enchantment. The story of how their little band grows to start the fight back against the Gorm is full of magic, narrow escapes and heroic deeds.  Written in a very engaging style, regular breaks when the bard discusses the story with his audience both building and easing tension, this is a great bit of storytelling. Readers will hope for more adventures for Podkin and Paz. For more stories of animals fighting evil see Brian Jacques's Redwall series or Robin Jarvis’s equally thrilling Deptford Mice books.  

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