Top (5-star) rated books for 2018!

At our first Kids Book Club meeting in 2018, we asked the kids to participate in our Book Rating Project during the year, where they would add the books they read to a “Books I’ve Read” list, and give each book a rating out of 5 stars. The idea was to inspire the kids to read more, to get more acquainted with the writing style of the different authors of the books, and to give feedback about whether they liked a book and why or why not. Quite interesting conversations can follow this feedback from children, and getting to know the authors inspire them to read more books of the same author.

The kids were rewarded at our Year End Function for their participation. Maybe the project wasn’t marketed enough, because only 4 kids handed in their forms. Nevertheless, following are the books that received a 5-star rating (out of 5), in no particular order:

The Wanderer by Sharon Creech The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo Wish for a Fish Oh say can you say Di-no-saur by Bonnie Worth
There's no place like space by Tish Rabe The incredible book-eating boy by Oliver Jeffers Stuck by Oliver Jeffers A great day for pup by Bonnie Worth
My oh My a Butterfly by Bonnie Worth The day the crayons quit by Drew Daywalt Oh the places you'll go by Dr Seuss Fancy Nancy - Aspiring Artist by Jane O'Conner
Charlotte's Web by EB White The last straw by Jeff Kinney Dog Days by Jeff Kinney Esio Trot by Roald Dahl
The BFG by Roald Dahl The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson I am David by Anne Holm
Mama, Papa and Baby Joe by Niki Daly Lotta se lewe – ‘n Haas uit sy hoed by Alice Pantermuller Lotta se lewe - My skilpad uit sy dop by Alice Pantermuller Dirty Bertie – Germs! by Alan Macdonald
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner Surprise Island by Gertrude Chandler Warner Papa Lucky’s Shadow by Niki Daly The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
Little Rabbit Foo Foo by Arthur Robins Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day by Judith Viorst There is a Tribe of Kids by Lane Smith
Horrid Henry robs the bank by Francesca Simon Eddie gets a fright by Jacqui Shepherd How the whale got his throat by Miles Kelley
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