With writing prompts, discussion notes and a detailed synopsis and author notes, the Princess BMX reading guide contains everything you’ll need to enjoy Princess BMX in the classroom.
I hope you’ll find it useful. To help spread the word I’m running a competition where teachers can win a copy of Princess BMX and their very own Tyson. See below for details.
The short chapters and fast moving action make it an ideal class reader, especially if exploring other Princesses to compare and contrast with, or if your class has an interest in BMX. It would also be a great addition to a class bookshelf as it would appeal to all and the sparkly cover is very inviting! I really enjoyed this book.
Princess BMX in the Classroom
Princess BMX was listed in the Gender Collective Best Books 2019 – a round up for the absolute best books for smashing stereotypes and is also recommended by BookTrust. Themes explored include:
• Fairy tales and fantasy stories
• Expectations & freedom of choice
• Biking, skating and extreme sports
• Feminism & rebellion
• Comedy & humour
• Friendship & teamwork
• Non-conformity & challenging stereotypes
To win a copy of Princess BMX and your very own Tyson complete with chair and bobble hat, head over to Twitter by clicking on the embedded Tweet below.
Competition ends 22nd September 2019 and is open to schools/teachers only.
More irrepressible fun runs through Princess BMX (Chicken House) by Marie Basting, illustrated by Flavia Sorrentino. In the fairytale land of Biscotti, Princess Ava already annoys her dad with her lack of regal decorum – when she finds a portal through to real-life Camden Lock and starts learning BMX stunts, what could possibly go wrong? Evil aunties and fairy godfathers called Nigel combine with a streak of feisty rebellion to create a daft and delicious fantasy.
The Guardian, August Children’s and teens roundup: the best new picture books and novel