Dragon training at half term

Cressida Cowell's incredibly popular 'How to Train Your Dragon' books follow the hapless Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third - 'a smallish Viking with a longish name' - as he tries to become a Hero. The 12 books have been loosely adapted into three films by DreamWorks Studios, and the final film of the trilogy is in UK cinemas this week - perfect entertainment for half term. 'How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World' sees Hiccup seeking a dragon utopia called 'The Hidden World' while coming to terms with his beloved dragon, Toothless', new bond with a female dragon. The Schoolreaders team was delighted to meet Cressida Cowell at the Oxford Literary Festival a few months ago - she, like us, believes that one-to-one reading practice is one of the corner stones of good literacy.