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[box-color:blue][box-header:Featured Book ] This Month's Featured Book is:

Boffin Brainchild
by Jill Jennings

Boffin Brainchild is clever - and bored. He's been programmed to learn like a child, so standing on a plinth in the science museum is no fun. Along comes Tom. Boffin escapes with him (despite Tom's best efforts) on the school coach. What can Tom do? Terrified of being accused of stealing the robot, he disguises Boffin as a real boy. But how long can Tom fool his parents - and his school? Having the world's most valuable robot to stay is the most exciting thing, but definitely the scariest, that Tom's ever known. This collision of robotics and normality sets up a story of constant humour and tense drama, with some thought-provoking questions of science and humanity. Above all, what responsibility does Tom feel for this machine that's wished itself on him and now wants the life of a real boy? "Boffin Brainchild" is a gripping, stimulating tale from first to last.

We have given “Boffin Brainchild” a colour rating of GREEN.

Our special colour system arranges books according to skill and interest level, rather than age. Our GREEN section books are for children and young people who are good and confident readers. These books use single- and multisyllable words; as well as words which are phonically regular and irregular.

Buy Boffin Brainchild - £5.99

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[box-color:blue][box-header:Featured Book ] This Month's Featured Book is:

Boffin Brainchild
by Jill Jennings

Boffin Brainchild is clever - and bored. He's been programmed to learn like a child, so standing on a plinth in the science museum is no fun. Along comes Tom. Boffin escapes with him (despite Tom's best efforts) on the school coach. What can Tom do? Terrified of being accused of stealing the robot, he disguises Boffin as a real boy. But how long can Tom fool his parents - and his school? Having the world's most valuable robot to stay is the most exciting thing, but definitely the scariest, that Tom's ever known. This collision of robotics and normality sets up a story of constant humour and tense drama, with some thought-provoking questions of science and humanity. Above all, what responsibility does Tom feel for this machine that's wished itself on him and now wants the life of a real boy? "Boffin Brainchild" is a gripping, stimulating tale from first to last.

We have given “Boffin Brainchild” a colour rating of GREEN.

Our special colour system arranges books according to skill and interest level, rather than age. Our GREEN section books are for children and young people who are good and confident readers. These books use single- and multisyllable words; as well as words which are phonically regular and irregular.

Buy Boffin Brainchild - £5.99

 

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* © ICPS 2008

Please note that this is not intended to be used as a substitute for a full reading assessment. If you want in-depth information about your child’s reading skills and live in Leicestershire, you can commission an assessment session at The Reading Shop in Oadby, Leicester. Otherwise, the British Psychological Society maintains a national register of educational psychologists who are qualified to carry out suitable assessments.