Children’s Books Age 5-8 for January

Amictus V Tagus -Beast Quest, Adam Blade

Fight the Beasts, Fear the Magic! A clash of Beasts is about to begin! Evil Max is using the magical Golden Gauntlet to turn Tagus the Horse-man and Amictus the Bug Queen into mortal enemies. Meet a new Avantian hero…Evan must ride forth and take on a new Quest to rescue these noble Beasts from a terrible fate. Who will be victorious in this Battle of the Beasts? A brand new Beast Quest is about to begin

Angelica the Angel Fairy – Rainbow Magic, Daisy Meadows
Angelica the Angel Fairy makes sure we all treat each other kindly at Christmas time. But when Jack Frost steals her magic items, everyone from Brownies to the residents of an old folks’ home start acting up! Can Kirsty and Rachel restore order in time for Christmas?

Brianna the Ballet Fairy, Julia Dweck, Kim Soderberg


Visit the magical world of Fairy Trails. Brianna the Ballet Fairy is an enchanting tale that will touch the heart of anyone who has ever had a special dream. Down among the sugarplums are sprites no bigger than your thumbs. Brianna is the smallest sprite who sprinkles sugar through the night. Enter a world of fairies, pixies and dazzling enchantment. Brianna wishes that she could dance with the elite Sugarplum Fairies who prance among the sugarplums. However, she is still too young. Can a pixie help Brianna realize her dream or will she trick Brianna, instead? The story is written in a lyrical rhyme scheme that will captivate young readers. The colourful illustrations capture the creativity and imagination of this poignant tale that encourages readers to believe in themselves and their dreams.

Monty Wins the Cup, Jake Sparks

This is a fun and action-packed story about a boy and his amazing home-made racing car. When Danny Crankshaft’s inventor parents build him a racing car for his seventh birthday, he doesn’t realise how much it will change his life. Because Monty is more than your average car. Not only does he run on chocolate milkshake instead of petrol, he can actually talk by revving his engine. But when Danny and Monty enter the Tooting Wallop Cup, they find themselves up against Hugo de Horrible – the nastiest man in town. Can Monty win the cup, or will Hugo’s cheating ways let him lift the prize?

The Octonauts Explore the Great Big Ocean, Meomi
A brand new classic picture book in an exciting new format featuring the global sensations, The Octonauts by Meomi. With glow in the dark ink, a surprise page to fold out – and lots of exciting detail – this is the ultimate gift book for Octonauts-crazy children! The Octonauts are a crew of cute animals who love to explore the big blue ocean. From their underwater base, the Octopod, the eight intrepid friends are always ready for fun and excitement! The Octonauts are researching underwater habitats around the world, when Tunip the Vegimal starts to wonder where he comes from. So begins another underwater adventure full of fun and surprises as the Octonauts take Tunip and his Vegimal friends on an exciting trip around the world, on a quest for his true home. An action-packed nautical adventure with pages crammed full of additional information about each of the eight intrepid explorers – guaranteed to delight Octonauts fans all around the world!

One Snowy Day, Tracey Corderoy, Hannah Whitty

Willow Valley is a very special place. Nestled in a hidden valley, trees of all shapes and sizes grew on the rolling green hills and pretty flowers dance in the meadows. Only the animals who live there know their way in and out, but they hardly ever want to leave because they’re having too much fun …especially now it’s snowing!

Pirates Love Underpants, Claire Freedman, Ben Cort
Ahoy me hearties! Join the Pants Pirates on a special treasure hunt. Grab your cutlass and sail on the Pirate Ship Black Bloomer past angry crocs, sharks in fancy pants and through gurgling swamps on a quest to find…the Pants of Gold! This hilarious new addition to the phenomenally successful Underpants series will not disappoint. You’ll be yo-ho-ho-ing until the sails come down

Really Really Big Questions About Me, Stephen Law, Marc Aspinall

Really Really Big Questions About Me is an unusual and fun introduction to science and philosophy that explores life’s important, weird and often unanswered questions such as What am I made of? Why do I like chocolate? How does my brain work? and How do I know I’m real? Optical illusions, mind-teasers and funky illustrations make this philosophic journey unforgettably fun!

The Finger Eater, Dick King-Smith, Arthur Robins

It is a fresh new look for this hilarious story by the much-loved Dick King-Smith. Long ago, in the cold lands of the North, there lived a troll named Ulf who had a very bad habit – he liked to eat fingers! Many, many men, women and children had found their hands a finger short thanks to the razor-sharp teeth of the Finger-eater. And who knows how many more might have suffered the same fate if it hadn’t been for the actions of a resolute girl called Gudrun! From the much-loved Dick King-Smith, author of children’s classics such as “The Sheep-Pig” (filmed as “Babe”).

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