Children's Books

Welcome to the section of book reviews! 

Here you'll find a selection of illustrated books, useful for teaching English as a Second Language to very young children, but also several classics (and less-known works) for pre-teens.

If you are a teacher looking for help in analyzing the books your students are reading, then... this is your page! 

At the end of each review, there are links to specific classroom activities waiting for you!!!

Enjoy them!


1) THE GRAMMAR OF FANTASY by Gianni Rodari

1a) THE RIGHTS OF A READER by Daniel Pennac

1b) TEACHER MAN by Frank McCourt

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2) The BFG by Roald Dahl

3) CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY by Roald Dahl

4) JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH by Roald Dahl

5) MATILDA by Roald Dahl

6) GANGSTA GRANNY by David Walliams


           


         


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6) THE ADVENTURE OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN by Mark Twain

7) ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by L. M. Montgomery

8) AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS by Jules Verne

9) BIZZY BEE AND THE FLOWERS by Jill Warren

10) THE EVOLUTION OF CALPURNIA TATE by Jacqueline Kelly

11) LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE by Laura Ingalls Wilder

12) MOMO by Michael Ende

13) TREASURE ISLAND by Robert Luis Stevenson

14) PETER PAN by J.M. Barrie

15) PIPPI LONGSTOCKING by Astrid Lindgren

16) A TALE DARK AND GRIMM by Adam Gidwitz

17) THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum

18) TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee

19) THE LIONS OF LITTLE ROCK by Kristin Levine




        

        

    





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1) AHORA NO, BERNARDO / NOT NOW, BERNARD by David McKee

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7) 
FROM HEAD TO TOE by Eric Carle

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3) THE LORAX by Dr Seuss

4) THE MITTEN by Jan Brett

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1) THE MOON IS COLD by Enrich Lluch

2) AT THE FAIR by Enrich Lluch

3) WITCH HAZEL by Enrich Lluch

4) MARY'S TOOTH by Enrich Lluch


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1) IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN… MEXICO by Carole P. Roman

2) CAPTAIN NO BEARD by Carole P. Roman


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1)  CLASSICAL COMICS





 





I design series of activities based on a communicative method that will help children to practice the grammar they're learning at school.

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It's much easier and more fun to learn by doing, and you'll be surprised at how quickly you'll see valuable results. 

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