Your child will enjoy Katy Parker and the house that cried if they; Enjoy a mystery adventure story Find flashbacks and time travel exciting and engaging Can empathise with characters from different background and periods of time Want to explore family dynamics and sibling relationships Like historical settings and detail Is studying world war II Enjoy gritty, brave and courageous female characters Needs texts that aren’t too chunky
Your child will enjoy Tilly and the Time Machine if they: Like a story with a strong, likeable main character (A female Kevin from the Home Alone films) Enjoys action where the plot moves from setting to setting at a pace. Are interested in history – Queen Victoria, Nelson and Hans, the German goalkeeper from 1966, are all characters that Tilly meets on her travels. Has read short chapter books independently Wants a book that has humorous, detailed drawings that bring the story alive. Needs to develop self-confidence and reading stamina, moving on from simple chapter books.