Mrs Scholl reads “Lila and the Secret of Rain” by David Conway and Jude Daly
The beautiful story of how Lila saves her village by telling the sky the saddest thing she knows. For months the sun has burned down on Lila’s Kenyan village. It is too hot to gather firewood, too hot to weed the garden, even too hot to milk the cow. Without rain the well will run dry and the crops will fail. Lila is so worried that when her grandfather whispers to her the secret of rain, she decides to go and talk to the sky herself.
Paperback: 32 pages
Age Range: 5 – 8 years
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books; Reprint edition (8 Oct. 2009)
About the Author
David Conway was born in Ireland but moved to England as a baby, and has lived here ever since. He currently works at home, bringing up his daughter and son, and writing for children. His poetry has been published in many anthologies, including Loose Change in association with War on Want. David lives in North London.
Jude Daly was born in London and emigrated to South Africa as a young child. She went to art college in Cape Town, and now lives there with her husband, the writer and illustrator Niki Daly, and their two sons.
George knows something isn’t right when he finds more than he bargained for under his mother’s favourite chicken….but when the egg hatches he finds himself looking after a baby dragon! George takes his job as a parent seriously, teaching the hatchling all sorts of ‘dragony’ ways, but the dragon begins to pine for his own kind, and one day he disappears…
Mark (M.P) Robertson was born in Parsons green, London in 1965. He studied illustration at Kingston Polytechnic.
After he graduated in 1988 he worked as a freelance illustrator. He has illustrated over a hundred covers and has provided countless pen and ink illustrations for many titles by distinguished authors, such as Joan Aiken, Robert Bolt, Robert Swindells, Adele Geras and Brian Patten.
In 1997 he wrote and illustrated his first picture book Seven ways to catch the Moon. He followed this with The Egg a story about a boy and a foundling dragon. His latest book Frank n Stan is a heart warming retelling of Mary Shelley’s gothic classic.
Miss Rogations reads “Nobody Owns the Sky” by Reeve Lindbergh
The story of Bessie Coleman becoming the first licensed African American aviator is sure to inspire readers to follow their own dreams.
As a young black woman in the 1920s, Bessie Coleman’s chances of becoming a pilot were slim. But she never let her dream die and became the first licensed African-American aviator. Reeve Lindbergh honors her memory with a poem that sings of her accomplishment. With bold illustrations by Pamela Paparone, Nobody Owns the Sky will inspire readers to follow their dreams.
Miss Boxall reads “Football Crazy” by Colin McNaughton.
Bruno is mad about football, but he has just moved to a new city and must pluck up the courage to ask Tex’s Tigers to let him try out for the team. He finds himself a reserve for the big match on Saturday. Can Bruno save the day?
Published January 1st 2005 by Matthew Price Ltd. (first published January 1st 1982)