‘The Secret Seven – The Humbug Adventure’ by Enid Blyton and Tony Ross

Enid Blyton's classic, 'The Secret Seven' series has been reimagined for a new, and younger, audience in a fantastic collection of specially adapted 'colour short stories' aimed at independent readers.  They have been beautifully illustrated by the master, Tony Ross. In 'The Humbug Adventure,' Peter and the gang are not looking forward to going star-gazing with Professor Wills that night. Little … Continue reading ‘The Secret Seven – The Humbug Adventure’ by Enid Blyton and Tony Ross

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‘Professor Astro Cat’s Atomic Adventure’ by Dr. Dominic Walliman and Ben Newman

Professor Astro Cat is back for his second amazing adventure.  This time he's explaining the wonderful world of physics.  Everything from forces to nuclear physics are explored in this fantastically illustrated book. Seemingly tricky scientific concepts are described in a clear and easy to understand way, making excellent use of illustrations and diagrams to bring the subject-matter to … Continue reading ‘Professor Astro Cat’s Atomic Adventure’ by Dr. Dominic Walliman and Ben Newman

‘Hubble Bubble – The Glorious Granny Bake Off!” by Tracey Corderoy, illustrated by Joe Berger

I am a huge fan of all Tracey Corderoy's picture books, and love the 'Hubble Bubble' series.  Imagine my excitement when I discovered that there are also chapter book versions for more independent readers! Young book lovers will enjoy the humour, wit and colourful illustrations in the original picture books, all about a young girl called Pandora and her slightly unusual … Continue reading ‘Hubble Bubble – The Glorious Granny Bake Off!” by Tracey Corderoy, illustrated by Joe Berger

‘Squishy McFluff – The Invisible Cat!’ by Pip Jones, illustrated by Ella Okstad

When Ava's new imaginary friend, the cuddly and mischievous Squishy McFluff,  arrives to play one day, Ava's days become packed with fun and adventures.  The pair get up to all kinds giggles and games, but Mum's not impressed.  Will Squishy learn to behave before he's forced to eat only invisible dog food! This book is written … Continue reading ‘Squishy McFluff – The Invisible Cat!’ by Pip Jones, illustrated by Ella Okstad