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Reading books order after The Storm ORT?

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Iamnotminterested Mon 01-Apr-13 19:38:11

Just that. Floppy has found the key and friend wants to know which books come next; I can't remember (or have I erased them from my memory?)

simpson Mon 01-Apr-13 20:10:45

The next book IIRC is The Magic Key in which the brats kids have their first magic key adventure...

Periwinkle007 Mon 01-Apr-13 21:07:11

I didn't even realise there WAS an order. I also didn't know how they found the key in the first place, we never had that book.

As far as I am concerned the fewer we are subjected to the better (mind I prefer them to the non magic key biff ones) as I have another child to get through them yet so if I am lucky she might fill in some of the gaps rather than me have to sit through all the exact same ones again

numbum Mon 01-Apr-13 21:32:45

It's 'Floppy eats the key' next. You know the one where he swallows it and spares us all the next 60 dull as dishwater books

simpson Mon 01-Apr-13 21:34:51

Yep then Floppy croaks it and that is the end of him!!!

simpson Mon 01-Apr-13 21:36:56

Periwinkle - unfortunately at stage 4 IIRC there is a series of them about when they move house and find a secret room (with the dolls house in it) and Floppy that bastard digs up the magic key.

simpson Mon 01-Apr-13 21:37:41

Can you tell I go in and read with yr1 every week?? blush

Haberdashery Mon 01-Apr-13 21:50:29

The best ORT book is the one where there is a crazy parallel story going on in the pictures about how the school caretaker keeps getting his hats stolen by evil birds. The sub-plot is completely hilarious. I think it's called The Joke Machine or something. Please encourage your children to look out for this one, it is fabulous. Honest. Look at the pictures.

numbum Mon 01-Apr-13 22:07:42

Just don't get haberdashery's book muddled up with the painful playscript version

simpson I listen to year 1 read too. I can listen to a lot of them read now without actually looking at the book and know if they've got it right or not

AryaUnderfoot Mon 01-Apr-13 22:14:10

Has anyone had 'The Litter Queen' at all. It's the one where Floppy cuts his foot on a bit of broken glass.

For some reason, DS found the expression on the wounded Floppy's face absolutely hilarious. I have never seen him laugh so much at a school book.

simpson Mon 01-Apr-13 22:17:25

The Litter Queen and Storm Castle both make me want to slash my wrists!!!

Oh and Fizz Buzz (can you tell my DC school only use Biff etc) although DD (in reception) has managed to avoid them some how confused

I quite like the one when Gran when on a bouncy castle with high heels though blush

numbum Mon 01-Apr-13 22:18:51

LOL I like that one too simpson but the kids never seem to find it funny!

simpson Mon 01-Apr-13 22:19:23

Haberdashery - not come across that one but I read The Rainbow Machine (with yr2 - well I did not read it the child did obviously!!) which was quite amusing and one I had not come across before...

simpson Mon 01-Apr-13 22:21:25

Numbum - the sign at the end altered from no kids to no grans was most grin

God, I must get a life!!!

When I hear kids for nearly 2 hours 3 times a week all reading Biff et al I have to amuse myself somehow grin

learnandsay Tue 02-Apr-13 09:07:16

I think there might be one before that. We've had very few Chopper, Boff and Kopper books but one was about an outing which had right at the end Boff grabbed Wilma's hand and said "time to go on an adventure." That's the end of the book but there's a shining key in a box in the picture.

Periwinkle007 Tue 02-Apr-13 09:16:32

sorry Simpson - I know there are loads of them, we had to read most but I didn't realise there was an order and we managed to miss the first one somehow. We had the one about moving house and finding the room and the dolls house. perhaps i am just not paying enough attention. now we are on book band 8 at least there are only a maximum 24 to go....

simpson Tue 02-Apr-13 10:24:55

The stage 4 ones (think there are 6 of them) are the only ones I know of an order to read them iyswim.

House for sale - when they all go and look at the tatty house and buy it.
The new House - when they move into said house.
Come in! - lots of kids come to play when dad is painting the house.
The secret room - Biff finds a secret room in the new house with the dolls house
in it.
The Play - the class put on a play at school.
The storm - a storm blows the tree in the garden down & Floppy found the box
With the magic key in.

Then said child moves to stage 5 with The Magic Key being first and I think the next one after the magic key one is the adventure with dinosaurs (forget what it's called).

Iamnotminterested Tue 02-Apr-13 12:57:21

Thanks for all the posts.

So Simpson, does your school only have ORT??

simpson Tue 02-Apr-13 13:25:22

Seems like it hmm although how DD (reception) has avoided them I will never know!!!

They do also use songbirds and quite a few of the kids in reception are on jolly phonics books (which are as bad as Biff etc IMO) and once they get to stage 9/10 ie past Biff etc then they use treetops books.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Tue 02-Apr-13 13:27:45

Don't mention the fizz buzz!!! Easily the worst ORT book of all time!!!

Periwinkle007 Tue 02-Apr-13 17:11:47

haha - my 3 year old read the Fizz Buzz yesterday! great work of literature that one.

Isn't it In the Garden and then Land of the Dinosaurs or something because it follows on. They are level 6 I think.

Te Magic Key is book band blue but Stage 5
the other stage 5 ones are (in the order ORT list them)
Pirate Adventure - must be a magic key
The Dragon Tree - must be a magic key
Castle Adventure - must be a magic key
Village in the Snow - magic key?
Gran - not magic key?
A Monster Mistake - magic key?
The Great Race - not magic key
The Whatsit - no idea
Underground Adventure - magic key
Vanishing Cream - no idea
It's Not Fair - magic key
A New Classroom - ?
Camping Adventure - ?
Mum to the Rescue - not magic key
Noah's Ark Adventure - Magic Key
Scarecrows - ?
The New Baby - Not magic key
Sleeping Beauty - Magic Key
The Adventure Park - ?
Kipper and the Trolls - magic key
Safari Adventure - magic key
Dad's Run - NOT magic key
Drawing Adventure - Magic key I assume

then stage 6....
In the Garden - magic key
Kipper and the giant - magic key
land of the dinosaurs - magic key
robin hood - ?
the outing - ?
the treasure chest - magic key
Rotten Apples ?
Christmas Adventure - magic key?
The go kart race - not magic key
A fright in the night - not magic key
the laughing princess - magic key
the shiny key - magic key
Paris adventure - magic key
Olympic Adventure - magic key
Ship in trouble?
The stolen crown part 1 - magic key?
the stolen crown part 2 - magic key?

think thats the lot - can't face looking at stage 7/8/9 at the moment.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Tue 02-Apr-13 17:16:20


Were you bored? grin

simpson Tue 02-Apr-13 18:46:37


Rotten Apples is the one when the horse gets drunk grin it's not a magic key one.

Robin Hood is a magic key one I think...

A new classroom - I think is when they get a new classroom and it's built upside down so not a magic key one.

Drawing adventure is a magic key one and very dull

Periwinkle007 Tue 02-Apr-13 18:54:55

I was telling the kids I was doing some work so THEY had to tidy up their mess so not so much boredom as tidying avoidance!
My daughter wanted the Rotten Apples one but couldn't find it in the box at school. Sounds like it might have been quite a fun one.

new classroom upside down? What on earth makes them write these things.

Iamnotminterested Tue 02-Apr-13 19:04:39

Wow, I admire the encyclopaedic knowledge of ORT books demonstrated thus! Can see you on Mastermind now; name? "Simpson", age? "Known only to my partner, GP and the Mumsnet faithful", specialist subject "The collected works of Roderick Hunt and Alex Brychta, 1947 to the present day."

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