Recommended Reads 25 September 2020

Hugo recommends Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers by Dav Pilkey.

It is really funny! There is a fliporama in the book which makes the images look like they move.

Eric recommends Demelza and the Spectre Detectors by Holly Rivers.

I heard Dermot O'Leary doing a "book interview" with a nine-year old girl about this book. She was fascinated by its mystery, Demelza's inventing skills (to include a machine hand that would write out her homework), it being partly a ghost store, but mainly, because she liked Demelza's character. I am about halfway through it and am thoroughly enjoying it!

Recommended for 9+.

Recommended Reads 17 January 2020

Jasmine recommends Wave Me Goodbye by Else Jacqueline Wilson.

It's such a good book. The illustrations are amazing. I love reading this book & it's all about evacuees and how this group of young children are looking around a small village for somewhere to stay.

Recommended for 11+.

Recommended Reads 10 January 2020

Juliet recommends Little Bear's Friend by Else Holmelund Minarik.

This may be an old book (now out of print?) but it is a beautiful story about friendship, perfect for emerging readers. It has lovely illustrations by Maurice Sendak, simple vocabulary and sentence structures, and is broken into shorter chapters, so is not too daunting. There are other stories in the series, but this is my favourite!

Recommended for Under 4's.