One of my personal festive favourites, guaranteed to raise a smile in any child (or adult). Written by the fabulous Nicholas Allan who is also the author of the hilarious 'The Queen's Knickers,' amongst others. Poor Father Christmas has to drink everything left for him by the children of the world. The only problem is that … Continue reading ‘Father Christmas Needs a Wee!’ by Nicholas Allan
Did you know that the Moon is hotter than boiling water during the day and colder than a freezer at night-time? Superheroes need super-knowledge and this book is perfect for learning all about space and the solar system. Keep exploring! Library Girl and Book Boy.
It finally arrived! I became so absorbed that I read it all in one sitting! This brilliant sequel to the original 'The Secret Garden' is perfect for reading whilst snuggled up under a blanket on a winter's day. Set at the start of World War 2, the story follows a group of children who are … Continue reading ‘Return to the Secret Garden’ by Holly Webb
Knowledge is power! This fascinating book is one in a series of unique fold-out books that tell stories through timelines. This one clearly shows how different time periods in history overlap, letting children see what was going on in the world at certain points. A real treat for children of any age. Library Girl.
Tom Gates is a master of excuses, expert doodler, comic story writer extraordinaire – and the bane of his grumpy teacher, Mr Fullerman. If you love the Tom Gates series (by L. Pichon), you'll want to enter this giveaway being run by Scholastic Book Club. http://clubs-kids.scholastic.co.uk/clubs_content/30705
Superheroes need to be super-fit if they're going to be able to do their job properly. That is why Library Girl and I always encourage people to do some exercise and keep healthy. This book is perfect for encouraging young children the importance of exercise in a fun and engaging way. Ogden the Ogre wakes … Continue reading ‘The Yoga Ogre’ by Peter Bently
I was buzzing round a bookshop today when I spotted this beautiful book glimmering in the corner of my eye. I loved Selznick's previous book, 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret' which is definitely worth a read. What makes both these books so fantastic is that the stories are told through a clever mix of prose and illustrated sections, … Continue reading ‘The Marvels’ by Brian Selznick