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For readers growing in confidence. For both boys and girls


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‘The Magic Tree House’

Author: Mary Pope Osborne

‘Valley of the Dinosaurs’ is the first in the series & there are 4 books per adventure. Great to read aloud to younger children or to build confidence with emerging readers – and very educational too as they are packed with historical information.

‘Valley of the Dinosaurs’  - Eight-year-old Jack and his little sister, Annie, are playing in the woods during their summer holiday, when they find a mysterious tree house full of books. But these are no ordinary books ...And this is no ordinary tree house ...Jack and Annie get more than they had bargined for when Jack opens a book about dinosaurs and wishes he could see them for real. They end up in prehistoric times with Pteranodons, Triceratops and a huge Tyrannosaurus Rex! How will they get home again? The race is on ...!


CLAUDE 1‘Claude’

Author: Alex T. Smith

'Claude in the City' is the first in the Claude series. To date, there are 7 altogether, with an 8th due in October 2016

Claude is no ordinary dog - he leads an extraordinary life! When Mr and Mrs Shinyshoes set off for work, Claude decides what adventure he wants to have that day. Today he and Sir Bobblysock go to the city for the very first time. The have tea in a cafe, go shopping and visit a museum.  It is all very normal until...Claude accidentally foils a robbery and becomes the local hero!


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‘The Grunts’

Author: Philip Ardagh

Mr and Mrs Grunt, who are neither clean nor clever, live with their adopted - in fact, abducted - son, Sunny, in a donkey-drawn caravan somewhere or other at some time that is a bit like now but not exactly now. Sunny is an odd-looking boy, what with his left ear being higher than his right ear and that kind of sticky-up hair which NEVER goes flat, even if you massage glue into it and then jump on it. Together the unusual family find themselves in frankly improbable but very funny adventures involving bendy railings, double-barrelled shotguns, full-fat yoghurt and, always, a beard of bees.


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‘The Rover Adventures’

Author: Roddy Doyle

Join Rover the wonder-dog and the eccentric but lovable Mack family as they get into one madcap adventure after the other!

 


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‘The Worst Witch’

Author: Jill Murphy

Mildred Hubble is the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches - she's always getting her spells wrong. But she manages to get by until she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her deadly enemy . .

 

 


A bit more 'girly'....


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‘Daisy’ – ‘Daisy & the Trouble with Life’

Author: Kes Gray

The trouble with life is it's SOOOOOOOOO unfair. Daisy's been grounded. No HOPPING or SKIPPING, FLYING or PARACHUTING. She's lucky she's even been allowed out of her bedroom after what she's done. But what HAS she done that is SOOOOOOOOOOO naughty? You'll have to read the book to find out! A great series for younger readers.


violet superfairies‘Superfairies’ – ‘Violet and the Velvet Rabbit'

Author: Janey Louise Jones

A velvet rabbit takes on a dare to ski down Snowdrop Slope, but soon she's dangling over a deep valley. Hurry, Superfairies, she can't hold on much longer

A great first reader, with clear, simple text

 


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‘Ivy & Bean’

Author: Barrows & Blackhall

The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn't be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to hidequickIvy comes to the rescue, proving that sometimes the best of friends are people never meant to like each other

 


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‘Ottoline’

Author: Chris Riddell

This work introduces Miss Ottoline Brown, an exceptionally inquisitive Mistress of Disguise, and her partner in crime, Mr Munroe. No puzzle is ever too tricky for the two of them to solve ...Ottoline lives in a stylish apartment in Big City with a small hairy creature called Mr Munroe. Together they look after the Brown family's eclectic collections - and dabble in a spot of detective work.


mango bambang'Mango & Bambang - The Not-a-Pig'

Author: Clara Vulliamy

A charming collection of four beautifully illustrated stories about the unlikely friendship between Mango, a little girl, and Bambang, an Asian tapir.

Mango Allsorts is good at all sorts of things, not just karate and chess. Bambang is most definitely not-a-pig and is now lost in a very busy city.  When the two unexpectedly meet, a friendship begins, filled with adventures, and of course, plenty of banana pancakes.

Book 3 is due October 2016


For the Lads......


baby aliens‘Baby Aliens Got my Teacher’

Author: Pamela Butchart

One day Izzy and her friends are surprised to find that their teacher, Miss Jones, is actually being nice to them. This is the woman who was caught secretly smiling when Maisie Miller fell off her chair. There can only be one conclusion: she's been taken over by aliens, and now she wants to make them all aliens too!


jolley rogers ghostly‘The Jolley Rogers & the Ghostly Galleon’

Author: Jonny Duddle

Join Jim Lad and Matilda as they sail the seven seas (and the coast of Dull-on-Sea) in search of adventure and pirate loot. Every full moon, a mysterious ship is seen off the coast of Dull-on-Sea.  Then, the day after, gold and jewellery are missing from the homes, shops and museums of the town. Matilda needs the Jolley-Rogers' help to investigate. Can Matilda and Jim Lad retrieve the stolen booty from the mysterious ship before the moon fades? Or will they end up stuck on board with ghostly pirates until the next full moon?


jack stalwart‘Jack Stalwart’

Author: Elizabeth Singer Hunt

TA great adventure series for young boys. Jack Stalwart travels the world solving mysteries – exciting AND educational!

 


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‘Captain Underpants’

Author: Dav Pilkey

When naughty George and Harold hypnotise their headteacher, they accidentally create the greatest superhero in the history of their school -- Captain Underpants! His true identity is so secret that even HE doesn't know who he is...but he's fighting for truth, justice, and all things pre-shrunk and cottony!! If you're a naughty villain like the diabolical Dr Diaper, watch out! Captain Underpants has wedgie-power on his side, and he's coming your way

 

 


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