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VOX POPS: What’s hot in children’s fiction …

THE Manchester Children’s Book Festival is all about inspiring children to read – and the Festival Family Fun Day offers ticketed and free events to do just that. So our young reporters decided to find out what are the must-reads in children’s fiction by asking their classmates what they’re reading now.

Hamza says his favourite book is called The World Class Cricketer because he really likes cricket. Also his favourite author is Roald Dahl because his books are unrealistic but that’s what makes it good.

Morgan says her favourite book is The Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney because it has cartoon figures so it isn’t as hard to read. Also, it makes her burst out laughing sometimes.

Danny says that he likes both, non-fiction and fiction books because they are both amazingly interesting and fun, whether they are true or not. His favourite author is J.K Rowling and his favourite book is The Zombie Next Door because it is adventurous and breath taking.

To help her learn English, Eman says that she likes Horrid Henry because it’s funny and everybody likes it.

Safia says that her favourite book is Horrid Henry because it is about a typical young boy, who hates school and is always getting into trouble.

Haneen says she likes Sponge Bob because he goes on small adventures under water and she likes his home.

Most people are a big fan of Roald Dahl like Kyle and Kamran A. Kyle likes Roald Dahl because some of his books, like the Twits, are funny. Kamran A also likes the book called The World Class Cricketer because it teaches him new things about cricketers.

Two of Danielle’s favourite authors are Jacqueline Wilson and Jeff Kinney. She likes Diary of A Wimpy Kid because it tells you about the life of a cartoony kid.

Rebecca says her favourite author is Jacqueline Wilson because her books are creative and fiction. She likes the Worry Website and The Mum Minder. The reason she likes this book is because it makes you want to read more.

Kian’s favourite author is Jeff Kinney who wrote Diary of a Wimpy Kid. He likes this story because it’s really funny.

Ebony’s favourite books are fiction books, and she likes Horrid Henry.

Toms’ favourite author is Roald Dahl and his two favourite books are James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He thinks they are good because they are full of adventure and excitement.

Syrah likes Roald Dahl, the twits because they are always playing tricks on each other which are very gross. She finds it hilarious.

Fatima likes Jeff Kinney who wrote Diary of a Wimpy Kid. She says it’s fun to read.

Dylan’s favourite books are non-fiction like motocross and football.

Lauren says her favourite book is Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson because it’s good and funny.

Ibrahim likes Diary of a Wimpy Kid because it is so funny and evil.

Sana likes The My Sister the Vampire series by Sienna Mercer because it has so much detail, not too much but enough to set the feeling.

Abigail’s favourite book is Cookie because it’s exciting. Her favourite author is Jacqueline Wilson.

Joshua’s favourite author is Roald Dahl. His favourite books are Horrid Henry and the Twits. He likes these books because they are exciting and it wants to make you read more.

  • Steve Cole will be at the Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 30 from 3pm. For details and tickets click here.
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