Librarian Book Choices

Headington Year 6 Prep’s librarians have been drawing on their love of books to share favourite reads with their peers.

Each week, one of the librarians selected a ‘book of the week’ and shared their recommendations with classmates, urging them to get reading.

For the first week, Clara selected ‘Death on the Nile’ by Agatha Christie: “I like this book because of the brilliant plot and thrilling solution to the murder. It is set in Egypt which evokes the curses and mysteries surrounding Egyptology, a subject I enjoy learning about.

“I think it is suitable for Year 5 and up. I highly recommend this book and I hope that you enjoy reading it.”

For the second book, Florence chose ‘Hetty Feather’ by Jaqueline Wilson and she said: “I like this book because it is set in the Victorian times and I think it is an interesting time period. The book is about a foundling girl called Hetty. She was left at the foundling hospital as a baby, for five years she was sent to her foster home and met Jem, her foster brother. Hetty Feather is good for Years 4 – 6.“

For the third week, Lucy has recommended ‘The Canterville Ghost’ by Oscar Wilde. She said: “It’s about this ghost that used to scare people in an old castle, but when he didn’t scare anyone anymore, he has to figure out a way to scare people without annoying himself as well.

“It has got a few tricky words in it, so I would recommend Year 4 and up, but if you’re younger and looking for a challenging book then totally go for it! I hope you enjoy the book!”

For the fourth week, Mira’s book of the week was ‘Wolf Wilder’ by Katherine Rundell. She said ‘it’s a good book for KS2 and one of my favourites as it’s really exciting and you don’t know what is going to happen next.’ It’s a story about a girl who goes on an adventure through snowy Russia to save her mother