Although this book would be too tricky for the children I teach, this was my favourite book when I was growing up.
Matilda is a little girl who has lazy, rude and mean parents. They treat her so badly that she invents a game of punishing her parents when they treat her badly.
When Matilda starts school it soon becomes clear that she is very clever, she knows all of her times tables as soon as she starts in Reception! I would be very shocked if any of the children in my class could do that!
Matilda soon discovers she has supernatural powers and in particular a power to move things with her eyes. This is something that I spent lots of time trying to do when I was younger!