Student Resources – World Book Day 2021

The Masked Reader – REVEAL

The Masked Reader

Resource Pack

Resource Pack – World Book DayYou can download our World Book Day Resource Pack documents below.
There are 19 in total, including wordsearches, quizzes, bunting, a bookmark competition for Years 7 & 8 and much more – enjoy!
If your child does not have access to a printer please contact Mrs Kirby library@thehambleschool.co.uk and she will arrange for a pack to be sent.
DescriptionFile SizeDownload
Billionaire Boy Wordsearch175.0 KBDownload
Numbers Quiz207.2 KBDownload
Movie Quotes Quiz375.7 KBDownload
Fill in the gaps - Authors and Books122.5 KBDownload
Support Staff Anagram115.6 KBDownload
Teaching Staff Anagram116.5 KBDownload
Picture Quiz316.8 KBDownload
Gangsta Granny Wordsearch174.7 KBDownload
Movie Anagram Quiz130.3 KBDownload
The Hunger Games Wordsearch30.4 KBDownload
Awful Auntie Wordsearch75.6 KBDownload
Defenders Colouring349.5 KBDownload
Rocky Drawing461.4 KBDownload
Wings Colouring392.4 KBDownload
Roy of the Rovers Colouring v1178.8 KBDownload
Roy of the Rovers Colouring v2152.0 KBDownload
World Book Day Bunting95.1 KBDownload
Bookmark Template - Years 7 & 860.7 KBDownload
Guess whose favourite book it is (Word docx)374.2 KBDownload

Recommended Reads

For World Book Day 2021 we asked staff for their recommended reads.
View the books below and/or download them here – Download (PDF)

Mrs Kirby recommends

Title: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
Author: Suzanne Collins

It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmanoeuvre his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute.

The odds are against him. He’s been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined – every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favour or failure, triumph or ruin.

Mrs Kirby recommends

Title: House of Earth and Blood
Author: Sarah J. Maas

Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.  Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen Angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose—to assassinate the enemies of his boss, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer and his freedom will be within reach.

Mrs Kirby recommends

Title: The Hate U Give
Author: Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2018 Overall Winner

Mrs Kirby recommends

Title: A Curse so Dark and Lonely
Author: Brigid Kemmerer

Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year, Prince Rhen, the heir of Emberfall, thought he could be saved easily if a girl fell for him. But that was before he turned into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction and before he destroyed his castle, his family and every last shred of hope.

Nothing has ever been easy for Harper. With her father long gone, her mother dying and her brother constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, Harper learned to be tough enough to survive. When she tries to save a stranger on the streets of Washington, D.C. she is pulled into a magical world.

Mrs Kirby’s list of favourite books is endless but here are a few book covers of her recommended reads.

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Mrs Loveridge recommends

Title: Flawed
Author: Cecelia Ahern

Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan. But then Celestine encounters a situation in which she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found FLAWED.  This is a story that depicts a society in which perfection is paramount and mistakes are punished. Where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.

Mr Richard recommends

Title: The Lord of the Rings
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.  When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom.

Mrs Morgan recommends

Title: The Babysitters Club series
Author: Ann M. Martin

When Kristy Thomas has a great idea to form a BABYSITTERS CLUB- a chance to earn money and spend time with her friends – she has no idea how much the club will change everything.

Crank calls, uncontrollable toddlers, wild pets, untruthful clients. . . running a business is hard work! Kristy and her co-founders, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey, are sure they can handle anything. But only if they stick together…

Mrs Holden recommends

Title: Lethal White
Author: Robert Galbraith

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike’s office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic.

Trying to get to the bottom of Billy’s story, Strike and Robin Ellacott — once his assistant, now a partner in the agency — set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside.

Mrs Barkshire recommends the Savant Series by Joss Stirling

Book one: Finding Sky

You have half our gifts, I have the other…

When English girl Sky, catches a glimpse of bad boy Zed in her new American high school, she can’t get him out of her head. He talks to her with his thoughts. He reads her mind. He is the boy she will love for ever. Dark shadows stalk her past but a new evil threatens her future. Sky must face the dark even if it means losing her heart.

Mrs Collins recommends

Title: George
Author: Alex Gino

BE WHO YOU ARE. When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she’s not a boy. She knows she’s a girl.

George thinks she’ll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte’s Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can’t even try out for the part… because she’s a boy.

With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte—but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.

Mr Ford recommends

Title: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
Author: Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.

Mrs Wilmott and Mrs Jackson both recommend

Title: The Thursday Murder Club
Author: Richard Osman

In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves The Thursday Murder Club. Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves.

When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to the body, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case. As the bodies begin to pile up, can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer, before it’s too late?

Mr Spencer recommends

Title: From Hell
Author: Alan Moore

“I shall tell you where we are. We’re in the most extreme and utter region of the human mind. A dim, subconscious underworld. A radiant abyss where men meet themselves. Hell, Netley. We’re in Hell.”

Welcome to the squalid and enigmatic world of Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel murders of 1888. Moore presents an ingenious take on the slaughter. His Ripper’s brutal activities are the epicentre of a conspiracy involving the very heart of the British Establishment, including the Freemasons and The Royal Family. A popular claim, which is transformed through Moore’s exquisite and thoroughly gripping vision.

Miss Chung recommends

Title: The Testing
Author: Joelle Charbonneau

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one and the same?

The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing—their one chance at a college education and a rewarding career.

Cia Vale is honoured to be chosen as a Testing candidate; eager to prove her worthiness as a University student and future leader of the United Commonwealth. But on the eve of her departure, her father’s advice hints at a darker side to her upcoming studies—trust no one.

Miss Mawson recommends

Title: Fever Crumb
Author: Philip Reeve

Fever Crumb is a stand-alone prequel set many generations before the events of the Mortal Engines series.  London is a static, overcrowded, riot-torn powerhouse that hides an explosive secret. Fever is the adopted daughter of Dr Crumb, a member of the order of Engineers, where she serves as an apprentice. In a time and place where women are not seen as reasonable creatures, Fever is an anomaly, the only female to serve in the order.  Is Fever a Scriven? Whose memories does she hold? Is the mystery of Fever, adopted daughter of Dr. Crumb, the key to the secret that lies at the heart of London?

Miss Niblock recommends

Title: 11.22.63
Author: Stephen King

Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED programme. He receives an essay from one of the students—a gruesome, harrowing first person story about the night 50 years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his family.

Jake’s friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane—and insanely possible—mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars, sock hops and a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald.

Miss Wigginton recommends

Title: Once Upon a Tyne
Author: Ant & Dec

Ant and Dec hold a special place in the hearts of TV viewers everywhere. This is their epic story, with never-before-seen photography and the very best tales from their 30 years in TV.  From their modest beginnings in Byker Grove through to their “unique” time as pop stars and an award-laden TV career, the last three decades have flown by in the blink of an eye. They’ve also featured an incredible cast of supporting characters, including their first scriptwriter (an unknown comedian called David Walliams)!  Told through the lens of every TV show they’ve made, as well as everything they’ve learnt along the way, this is the riotously funny journey of two ordinary lads from Newcastle who went on to achieve extraordinary things.

Mrs Webb recommends

Title: The Flatshare
Author: Beth O’Leary

Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they are crazy, but it’s the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy’s at work in the day and she has the run of the place the rest of the time.

But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and of course, the fact that they still haven’t met yet, they’re about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window…

Mrs Brierley recommends

Title: The Ring
Author: Danielle Steel

An ill-fated affair between Kassandra von Gotthard, a married German socialite and her lover, a Jewish writer, at the beginning of Hitler’s ethnic cleansing campaign results in tragedy for Kassandra’s children, especially her beautiful daughter Ariana. When her father and brother disappear, Ariana is arrested by the Reich. Facing imprisonment  Ariana jumps at the opportunity to become a cook for a kind Nazi officer. Gradually, the two are able to put the spectre of war behind them and fall in love. But calamity strikes again, leaving Ariana alone once more and running for her life.

Miss Harris recommends

Title: Vox
Author: Christina Dalcher

On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed to speak more than 100 words daily, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial—this cannot happen here. Not in America. Not to her.

This is just the beginning.

Soon women can no longer hold jobs. Girls are no longer taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words a day, but now women only have one hundred to make themselves heard.

But this is not the end.

For herself, her daughter and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice.

Miss Shore recommends

Title: How Animals Saved my Life: Being the Supervet
Author: Noel Fitzpatrick

It has been 30 years since Noel Fitzpatrick graduated as a veterinary surgeon, and that 22-year-old from Ballyfin, Ireland, is now one of the leading veterinary surgeons in the world. The journey to that point has seen Noel treat thousands of animals – many of whom were thought to be beyond help – animals that have changed his life, and the lives of those around them, for the better. Noel shares the moving and often funny stories of the animals he’s treated and the unique ‘animal people’ he has met along the way. He reflects on the valuable lessons of Integrity, Care, Love and Hope that they have taught him.

Mrs Hallett recommends

Title: Where the Crawdads Sing
Author: Delia Owens

For years, rumours of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet fishing village. Kya Clark is barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when the popular Chase Andrews is found dead, locals immediately suspect her.

But Kya is not what they say. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life’s lessons from the land, learning the real ways of the world from the dishonest signals of fireflies.

Mrs Fernandez-Law recommends

Title: A Discovery of Witches
Author: Deborah Harkness

Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.

Mrs Fernandez-Law recommends

Title: The Outlander Series
Author: Diana Gabaldon

The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord…1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life, and shatter her heart.

Ms Roome recommends

Title: Kingdom of Ash
Author: Sarah J. Maas

Aelin Galathynius has vowed to save her people ― but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. The knowledge that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, but her resolve is unravelling with each passing day…

With Aelin captured, friends and allies are scattered to different fates. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever. As destinies weave together at last, all must fight if Erilea is to have any hope of salvation.

Ms Roome recommends

Title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Author: J.K. Rowling

For twelve long years, the fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort.

Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter’s defeat of You-Know-Who was Black’s downfall as well. And the Azkaban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, “He’s at Hogwarts… he’s at Hogwarts.”

Harry Potter isn’t safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.

Mrs Brick recommends

Title: The Wellbeing Journal

Explore your inner world and be inspired with The Wellbeing Journal.

Developed in partnership with Mind, the mental health charity, each page of this journal has been thoughtfully crafted and it includes activities, drawing prompts, contemplative quotes and lots of space for you to write about your own thoughts, feelings and experiences.

Creativity and reflection can have a powerful, positive influence on our lives. Now, with The Wellbeing Journal, you can enjoy practising these skills every day and wherever you go.

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