Discover a great read for your child

Discover a great read for your child with our favourite books of the season!

 

Daisy and Ted’s Awesome Adventures

Alex Naidoo

Reading age 4+

Daisy and Ted’s Awesome Adventures is an exciting story that follows Daisy, a girl who is deaf and wears a hearing aid, who goes on fun adventures with her new friend Ted.

A colourful tale where nothing limits the imagination, Daisy and Ted encounter pirates, wizards and princes on their travels through time and space.

 

 

If I Had a Dinosaur

Gabby Dawnay 

Reading age 5+

 

A little girl wishes ever so desperately that she could have a pet, but she’s unsure about what kind of pet she would like. While playing with her toy dinosaur, she gets spark of inspiration… What if she could be the owner of a real-life dinosaur? She then day dreams about all the things she could do with her larger-than-life pet.

The book encourages active participation from children, with many key nouns replaced by an image causing children to fill in the blanks for themselves.

 

 

I Don’t Want Curly Hair!

Laura Ellen Anderson

Reading age 5+

I Don’t Want Curly Hair! is the amazing new picture book written for children who always want what they can’t have!

All Curly Haired Girl has ever wanted is straight and luscious locks, but when she meets a little girl with the smoothest, silkiest hair, who says all she’s ever wanted is spirally, squiggly hair, they are BOTH confused!

A hair-raising tale about loving and accepting what makes us, us!

 

An Animal ABC

Alice Pattullo

 

Reading age 6+

An Animal ABC is a lovely alphabet book with accessible animal facts for younger children. It is stunning collection of animal facts organised alphabetically and accompanied by a colourful screen print on each double page. There’s even a quiz at the end for eagle-eyed animal fanatics!

 

A Year Full of Stories: 52 Folk Tales and Legends From Around the World

Angela McAllister

Reading age 8+

Including stories from Buddhist, Caribbean, Japanese, French, Inuit and Arabic traditions, 52 stories from around the world are collected in this nicely produced hardback, celebrating the wheel of the year across various cultures.

 

 

 

Time Travelling with a Hamster

Ross Welford

Reading age 10+

Full of heart and humour, Time Travelling with a Hamster is a hilarious tale about the dangers of time-travel.

On Al Chaudhury’s twelfth birthday, his beloved Grandpa Byron gives him a letter from Al’s late father. In it, Al receives a mission: travel back to 1984 in a secret time machine and save his father’s life. Al soon discovers that time travel requires imagination. It also requires lies, theft, setting his school on fire and ignoring philosophical advice from Grandpa Byron. All without losing his pet hamster…

 

Who Let the Gods Out?

Maz Evans

Reading age 10+

Elliot has succeeded so far in keeping his mum’s illness a secret. Now that money is running out, things are getting desperate.

When a young Zodiac goddess, Virgo, lands in his back garden, Elliot thinks he might see a way to resolve some difficulties. Instead, the pair accidentally summon Thanatos – the immortal death-daemon – from centuries of imprisonment.

With power-hungry Thanatos on the loose, Elliot and Virgo are way out of their depth. They must call on the help of Zeus and other long-retired gods to recapture the fugitive but can they get to Thanatos before he takes over the world?

Funny, witty and totally contemporary, this fantasy thriller/adventure is a magical blend of ancient and modern, with brilliant characterization and a truly human story at its heart.

 

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