St Margaret's primary reading corner
Help your child develop a love of reading
Reading is an important part of your child's development and transition into adulthood. We at St Margaret's hope to engage your child in reading through a variety of materials over their time with us and encourage parents to do the same at home.
Here you can find our Book of the Week feature (at the bottom of this page or click here), with a host of book reviews and recommendations from an independent book store in Hove and in the future we will also be posting some reviews written by our very own children.
Also featured is our "Staff Favourites", videos of our team members discussing their favourite children's books! All are available at the school library for your child to enjoy.
Libraries Week! October 4th - 10th 2021
A Dinosaur Ate My Sister
By Pooja Puri and Allen Fatimaharan, Reviewed by Mia
About the book
A Dinosaur Ate My Sister is the first book selected in the Marcus Rashford Book Club.
‘The perfect story to escape into and find adventure. Pooja is super talented and I’m a big fan!’ – Marcus Rashford MBE
This brilliantly illustrated, laugh-out-loud, wacky adventure through time by Pooja Puri is the perfect blend of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Jurassic Park.
Before you start reading, there are a few things you should know:
1. I, Esha Verma, am a genius inventor extraordinaire.
2. There is nothing I cannot invent. This includes words.
3. I did not mean to send my sister back to the Age of the Dinosaurs. That was HER OWN FAULT (Mum and Dad, if you’re reading this, please take note).
Esha Verma, her snotty apprentice Broccoli and his cunning pet tortoise have a dream. They are going to win the legendary Brain Trophy – the ultimate inventing prize. This year’s entry: A TIME MACHINE.
But the day before the competition, Esha’s IGNORAMUS big sister hijacks the time machine and is lost in the Cretaceous age.
With help from a new recruit for The Office of Time, Esha and Broccoli will have to face hungry dinosaurs, mysterious black holes and malfunctioning inventions to get them back in time.
Good for children aged 8+
You can get your copy here.
Review reproduced by permission from The Book Nook
To purchase a copy please see The Book Nook website HERE