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Rye Books Recommends: October

Each month Rye Books are recommending books to read. If you fancy giving them a go, just go along to the shop and they’ll give you 10% discount on them (for this month only). Just take a copy of the school newsletter with you to get the discount.

Here are the October recommendations. Two for each age group this month:

Ages 5-6
A Werewolf named Oliver James by Nicholas John Frith
On his way home one moonlit night, a strange thing happens to Oliver James: he unexpectedly turns into a werewolf! Suddenly, he can run faster than an express train! He can leap higher than tall buildings!  There’s only one problem: what on earth will his parents say, when he gets home?

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
Multiple award-winning and bestselling picture book about the joys of discovering the library and making new friends, a lion visits the library for the very first time.


Ages 7-9
Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure by Alex T. Smith
Indiana Jones meets Hercule Poirot in this new Alex T. Smith series with plenty of slapstick humour, mystery and adventure.

Clockwork by Philip Pullman
A tormented apprentice clock-maker, a deadly mechanical knight in armour – and the sinister Dr Kalmenius, who some say is the devil.  Wind up these characters, fit them into a story on a cold winter’s evening, and suddenly life and the story begin to merge in a peculiarly macabre – and unstoppable way. Almost like clockwork

Ages 9-11
The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell
This is the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who have been taught since birth to hate each other like poison; and the thrilling tale of what happens when their two worlds collide.

Marienne Dreams by Catherine Storr
Marianne is no child prodigy at drawing. Confined to her bed with an illness she finds a pencil in her great-grandmother’s workbox, but the house she draws is as unsatisfying as always. But that night she dreams and rediscovers her drawing in a completely new world. Returning to this world night after night, she encounters a strange but familiar boy and the house takes on an increasingly ominous significance for both of them . . .