Chapter-a-Night Read Alouds

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"The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane", by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline - a self-centred toy bunny loves only himself, until separation from his owner sets him on the road to compassion.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate DiCamillo: the extraordinary journey of a lost china rabbit named Edward Tulane

"Matilda", by Roald Dahl - Matilda Wormwood is an extraordinary child with thoroughly ordinary and rather unpleasant parents, who are contemptuous of their daughter's prodigious talents. But underestimating Matilda proves to be a huge mistake, as they, along with her vile headmistress Miss Trunchbull, are soon to discover. With the lovely Miss Honey on her side, Matilda refuses to be anyone's victim.

Matilda Wormwood is an extraordinary child with thoroughly ordinary and rather unpleasant parents, who are contemptuous of their daughter& prodig

"Judy Moody", by Megan McDonald - Judy Moody  was in a mood. Not a good mood. A bad mood.

"Judy Moody", by Megan McDonald - Judy Moody was in a mood. Not a good mood. A bad mood.

"Helper and helper : Snake and Lizard", by Joy Cowley, Gavin Bishop - We should have a new sign, said Lizard. Exactly what I was thinking! cried Snake. A huge sign at the entrance of our burrow! Snake and Lizard, Helper and Helper. Big help one egg. Little help one beetle. Lizard lifted his chin in defiance. 'Lizard and Snake! Lizard and Snake! "My dear friend, we can't have that. Creatures are used to Snake and Lizard. They'll think Lizard and Snake is a new partnership.

More funny stories and wry observations with the bestselling Snake and Lizard. Helper and Helper is a finalist in the New Zealand Book Awards for children and

"Mr Stink', by David Walliams - 'Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well!' Funny and moving, a great read.

Stink Grade lonely girl and a local tramp hit it off, and thus begins this delightful tale.

"The Loblolly Boy", by James Norcliffe - When the loblolly boy,  a magical creature, swaps identities with the narrator of this story readers are taken on an exciting, fast-paced odyssey.

"The Loblolly Boy", by James Norcliffe - When the loblolly boy, a magical creature, swaps identities with the narrator of this story readers are taken on an exciting, fast-paced odyssey.

"Snake and lizard", by Joy Cowley - Two very different creatures learn the give and take of friendship in these warm and funny stories set in the desert. Snake is elegant, calm, and a little self centred; Lizard is exuberant and irrepressible. Join them as they see past their differences to become firm friends.

New Zealand Book Awards Junior Fiction Winner By Joy Cowley. The adventures of two very different creatures, Snake and Lizard, who become very good friends.

"A birthday in the life of Ozzie Kingsford", by Val Bird ; illustrated by Rebecca Cundy - Ozzie Kingsford is celebrating his eleventh birthday and, with his mate Fletch, the family is heading off to Cracker Beach for the day. Will things go according to plan? Is there a happy ending? Or is misfortune waiting around each and every corner?.

"A birthday in the life of Ozzie Kingsford", by Val Bird ; illustrated by Rebecca Cundy - Ozzie Kingsford is celebrating his eleventh birthday and, with his mate Fletch, the family is heading off to Cracker Beach for the day. Will things go according to plan? Is there a happy ending? Or is misfortune waiting around each and every corner?.


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