IH Book Week – Book Recommendations – Day 2

Todays' book recommendations are aimed at primary aged children. The first one comes from ten-year-old Lily, a voracious reader who's rarely seen without a book in her hand. She wants to share a book from her favourite author.

Captain Underpants

by Dav Pilkey

Recommended for children aged 7-10, with an English level of B1.1+, who like funny superhero adventure stories.

The book is about 2 school friends, Harold and George, who turn their Head Teacher into a silly superhero called Captain Underpants. They save the world from the evil Doctor Nappy, who wants to blow up the moon.

It's very funny for kids because George and Harold are cleverer than the adults and there's lots of exciting adventure where they have to fight against evil inventors and robots and monsters.

The pictures help you understand the story.


The Smartest Giant in Town

by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

Recommended for ages 8-9 years old (IH Levels A1J-A2.1J)

This is the story of George, a very scruffy giant.

One day he decides to buy some smart new clothes which makes him very happy. However, on the way home he meets some animals who are desperate for his help.

A heartwarming tale of kindness and friendship.

Recommended by Cathy Harris

Cathy has taught English at IH Madrid since 2004 has been Professional Development Coordinator since 2011. Shes loves bringing books alive in class, especially with our youngest learners.

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