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Book Titles
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Book Titles

Book Titles helps KS1 children learn how to pick a book of interest from the title. It also asks children to select relevant titles for a specific topic, showing awareness and comprehension on the connection between content and title. This will add to their expanding knowledge of literacy and the English language.

They say you should never judge a book by its cover…but it does help to judge a book by its title. The title of a book can tell you the subject matter, so what it’s about, who it's for and if it’s fact or fiction. See how much you remember about book titles.

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1.
The Smelly Turnip is the name of my book but what do you think it's about?
A serious factual book about turnips and how children should eat them.
A book on turnips and how they make the best friends.
A book about snails.
A book on the smelliest turnip in the world.
The title again has given us a clue. You can probably tell it's not a serious book as turnips don't smell, well not until you cook them.
2.
Brush Your Teeth Burt! This is the title to a book but what do you think it's about?
Riding a bicycle.
Brushing your teeth.
Brushing your hair.
Driving a car.
Sometimes the title tells you a little about what happens.
3.
How to Dance. What type of book do you think this is?
Fact
Fiction
Historical
Biblical
Any books that start with 'How to...' will be factual and will aim to teach you something.
4.
The Hungry Caterpillar is a book about what?
A caterpillar that is hungry.
A caterpillar that escapes to France.
A caterpillar that wants to be a donkey.
A mouse.
The Hungry Caterpillar was first written in 1969, that's over forty years ago!
5.
The Children's Picture Atlas will be about?
Lions
The world
Pineapples
Salmon
An Atlas is a book of maps but this one is for children - it says so in the title!
6.
Which book will help me learn about Science?
The Scientist's Crazy Experiment!
Horrible Harry's Crazy Science Lesson
Science Explained
Science Poems
Factual books will always have the topic in the title, so you know straight away what the book is about.
7.
Which book should I buy for my five-year-old cousin?
The Piggy's Picnic Picture Book
Facts on World War II
Teenagers Guide to Life
How to Buy a Car!
Often by looking at the cover, we can see who the book is for - you don't often see adults reading picture books!
8.
The Boy and the Giraffe is the title of a book but who do you think the main characters of the story are?
The giraffe.
The boy.
The boy and the giraffe.
Hannah and Sharon.
A book title sometimes tells you who the main character is, like Horrid Henry, Harry Potter, Winnie the Pooh etc.
9.
Which of these is not a good book title?
I walked down the road and bought a bag of chips.
Tigers: Inside and Out
Happy Henrietta
Aeroplanes
The first answer is a sentence. Book titles tend to be short, so they can fit on the front cover and because they want to capture the reader's attention.
10.
What type of book would be a pop up book?
Fact
Fiction
Historical
Biblical
There are some factual books that 'pop-up' but these types of books are normally story books written for children.
Author:  Finola Waller

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