Bibliographic Information: Dahl, Roald. (1988). Matilda. New York: Viking Kestrel
Brief Annotation: Matilda is a young girl living with a family that doesn’t want her and blessed with special powers. Matilda has a teacher that wants the best for her and a principal that wants to punish her.
Genre: Science Fiction
Grade Level: 3-5
Readers who will like this: Students who like books about magic
Rating/Response: 4, Matilda is a fun book about a brave young girl. I think a lot of students would have seen the movie so they would like to read the book as well.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: What would you do if you found out you had magic powers?
Posted by: Alyssa Timmerman