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Spring Term Storytime (Books and Novels)


Our next class novel is going to be 'The Boy Who Grew Dragons' by Andy Shepherd. 


Andy Shepherd is a local British author who currently lives in and around the Cambridge area, having grown up in Essex.

You can learn more about her as an author, as well as her books and other resources, on her website: 


Below is a brief synopsis of the book, the first in a 3 part trilogy...

When Tomas discovers a strange old tree at the bottom of his grandad's garden, he doesn't think much of it. But he takes the funny fruit from the tree back into the house - and gets the shock and delight of his life when a tiny dragon hatches! The tree is a dragonfruit tree, and Tomas has got his very own dragon, Flicker ...
Tomas soon finds out that life with Flicker is great fun, but also very ... unpredictable. Yes, dragons are wonderful, but they also set fire to your toothbruth and leave your pants hanging from the TV aerial. Tomas has to learn how to look after Flicker - and quickly. And then something extraordinary happens - more dragonfruits appear on the tree. Tomas is officially growing dragons ...



Our first class novel of the Spring Term is 'A Boggle at BeWILDerwood' by Tom Blofield (see the brief outline of the text below)

The children have been thoroughly engaged in listening to this book so far, and we have been discussing the meanings of lots of new words. They were particularly excited to hear that BeWILDerwood is a place they can visit, in Norfolk, for themselves! 

Check out the link here: Norfolk Adventure Park | Fun and adventure play | Family days out in Norfolk – BeWILDerwood



This delightful children's book tells the tale of Swampy, a young Marsh Boggle who loves eating sweetsludge pie and going boating in the pongy swamps of BeWILDerwood. Boggles in general don't go far from the safety of their quiet reed village and Swampy is not really the bravest of Boggles. So when he does try out a bit of exploring in the Scary Lake he soon finds that it is called scary for a reason. Something huge is lurking
in the water, but what is it?

Embark on a wild adventure with Swampy and his friends. Travel through the magical world of BeWILDerwood. Meet the dancing Wood Twiggles, encounter witches, Thornyclod Spiders and much, much worse. Will they be eaten up by a great shoal of Muddleteeth? Can they somehow get across the Broken Bridge? Do they fall out of a lot of trees?.....Well, yes they do, actually!

So the next time you're near a scary lake... watch out where you dangle your toes!