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Ed's Reading Room - the free website to help parents, grandparents and teachers who want to help kids read better. Here are this month's book selections for Year 3/4 and 5/6 which you can buy now by clicking on the icon next to the text for each Book of the Month.

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Funfair Repair
Funfair Repair by Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre
Oxford ISBN 9780192734587

Jinks and O'Hare are the repair team at Funfair Moon that boasts the highest helter-skelter and the scariest ghost train in the universe. Emily loves helping them and as her school, the Learny-Go-Round, is open only every other day she has plenty of time. But when the Funfair Inspector arrives everything seems to go wrong and chaos ensues. It seems someone is sabotaging the funfair. Will the whole fair spin out of control and be shut down? Or will Emily's dream of becoming a funfair repairer come true? Here is another fantastic book from this wonderful writer and illustrator partnership. It is fast-moving, funny and entertaining - a rollercoaster of a story.

 
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The Jamie Drake Equation by Christopher Edge
Nosy Crow ISBN 9780857638403

Imagine your father was an astronaut! It would be so exciting especially when he is orbiting the Earth in the International Space Station. Jamie's dad is an astronaut and, although at first he thinks it's really cool that his father will be doing a spacewalk, he is actually just missing him being at home. When parts of the family solar system start to shake, Jamie becomes very worried. And when Jamie picks up a strange signal on his mobile, things start to get really complicated. Can Jamie prove that he's a hero too? This is a very exciting story that is brilliantly written. If you've ever wondered what's out there with the stars, you will find this book a real page-turner.

The Jamie Drake Equation
 
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