Reevy Hill Primary School

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The Greatest Library



The books had minds of their own…

This was no ordinary library.

Books about knights and castles would gallop all over the library, bravely and boldly ordering the other books around. The books about thieves would sneak around, lurking behind bookshelves in the shadows. Books about wild animals would occasionally roar and bite other books. The ones containing stories set in the winter would often shiver, covering their neighbours with snow and frost.

Lucy loved this place like no other. Reading was the most exciting thing in the world here: everything she read seemed to come alive out of the pages…



Question time! 

  1. How is this library different from a normal library?
  2. What are you favourite types of books?
  3. If you could choose for one of your books to come alive, which one would it be and why?
  4. If you could be a character in a book, who would you like to be?
  5. If you were to borrow every single book from your local library, would it still be a library?
  6. In your opinion, what makes a good book?



Sick sentences 

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need your help to get better. Can you help?

Help them by adding more information to them. You can include adjectives, prepositional phrases, a range of punctuation (. , ! ? ""), conjunctions (if, when, although, because) and any other thing that will make them better.


  1. Lucy sat in the chair.
  2. Books went around the big library like flying books.
  3. There was piles of books on the floor like towers.



Finish off the story 

Think about what happens next in the story. Can you continue this story about The Greatest Library?



Perfect picture 

Can you design a new front cover for your favourite book? You can make it as fancy or as simple as you want!

Then explain why you chose to design it that way.