Kids Books for July

We’ve teamed up with Amazon to bring you new and bestselling books for children of all ages during the Summer months, and with this changeable weather you’re going to need some distractions for the Hols, so have a look and get your kids reading!!!

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Pip and Posy; Bedtime Frog,  Axel Scheffler

When Posy goes to stay at Pip’s house they have lots of fun together before bedtime. But just as they switch out the light, disaster strikes: Posy realises that she has forgotten her favourite frog toy.  It is only when Pip gives Posy his own, very favourite, pig toy that Posy is comforted and that the friends can get a good night’s sleep, at last. Pip was very nearly asleep when he heard a voice. “Froggy!” said the voice. It was Posy. “I’ve forgotten Froggy she sniffed. “I CAN’T SLEEP WITHOUT MY FROGGY!!”

The Royal Baby,  Tony Bradman

Everyone is thrilled when it’s announced that their favourite princess is going to have a baby. Speculation starts immediately. What will the baby be like? Will it be a boy or a girl . . . tall or short? Will it be hairy like the old king? Or sporty and fearless like the knights?

The questions go on and on as the Princess grows larger. But soon the Prince and the Princess don’t mind anymore. They know that they will love their baby whatever it is like . . .

Set in a timeless kingdom, this is an irreverently funny and heart-warming story that celebrates the joy and excitement of a new baby.

The Complete Book of Farmyard Tales, Heather Amery and Stephen Cartwright

To celebrate 40 years of Usborne Publishing, the iconic Farmyard Tales collection has been re-issued for a new generation of children. It introduces Mrs. Boot the farmer, her children Poppy and Sam, Rusty the dog, Curly the pig, Woolly the sheep and all the other animal characters at Apple Tree Farm. With a Little Yellow Duck to spot on every page, it features twenty gentle stories that have already delighted three generations of children.

Mr Tickle and the Scary Halloween,  Roger Hargreaves

Ever since Little Miss Scary moved to town, Halloween had become really scary. Scare your pants off scary! But Mr. Tickle has a plan to make this year different – a ticklishly, tricky plan! Watch out little Miss Scary, there’s someone behind you!

 

Starting School,  Janet and Alan Ahlberg

From first day nerves to finding your peg, this reassuring read is full of humour and fun for children and parents alike. A classic picture book which offers advice and enjoyment for the whole family before school starts.

Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber’s mate and grave digger, is in the super-league of children’s writers. He has published over 100 children’s books and, with his late wife Janet, created such award winning picture books as EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM and THE JOLLY POSTMAN – both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction and lives in Bath.

Have Fun with Woolly Sticker Book,  Brian Jameson

Explore the world with Woolly and Tig, and you’ll have a lot of fun along the way! There’s so much to look at and learn about, from splashing in the swimming pool to playing games at birthday parties.

Join Woolly and Tig as they explore the feelings that children have when faced with new experiences.

Disney Sofia The First Becoming a Princess,   Storybook with Jewellery

Kids will feel like a princess when they wear the sparkling necklace that comes with this fun storybook!Girls will love getting to know the newest little Disney Princess, Sofia, in this storybook that comes with a beautiful necklace just like Sofia’s to wear! Sofia has just become a princess and has lots to learn–good thing she has experienced princesses like Cinderella, Snow White, and Ariel to help her!

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Agatha Parrot and the Thirteenth Chicken,  Kjartan Poskitt

Hiya! One night me and my friends had to look after some baby chickens but one of them disappeared. Eeek eeek panic panic – where could he be? That’s when Bianca found something blocking up her trombone, then Dad found a lump under his new wallpaper, and then we saw mad Ivy burying something in a plant pot! (Don’t worry, there IS a happy ending. Promise promise.) “Agatha Parrot”.

Daisy and the Trouble with Burglars,  Kes Gray, Nick Sharratt, Gary Parsons

No matter what the occasion, Daisy just can’t help getting into trouble! When three actual burglaries happen in Daisy’s town, Daisy is beside herself with excitement. Two houses and the fish and chip shop have been broken into. Anyone could be next!  Daisy wants to help. Together with Gabby and Dylan, she forms her own detective agency. Armed with a notebook, a magnifying glass, a camera and a box of icing sugar, she sets out on the burglars’ trail.  Trouble is, detective work is hard when you’re not allowed to go further than the end of the road . . .

The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns, 
Chris Colfer

Alex and Conner Bailey have not been back to the magical Land of Stories since their adventures in The Wishing Spell ended. But one night, they learn the famed Enchantress has kidnapped their mother. Against the will of their grandmother (the one and only Fairy Godmother), the twins must find their own way into the Land of Stories to rescue their mother and save the fairy tale world from the greatest threat it’s ever faced.


Frankie’s Magic Football, 
Frank Lampard

Frankie and his team love playing football. There’s always time for a game. And now that they have their magical football they’re playing against teams they never imagined!

When Frankie’s football transports them to a Roman arena will his team be a roaring success or will the football battle be more than they bargained for?

The Boy in the Dress, David Walliams and Quentin Blake

Dennis was different.

Why was he different, you ask?   Well, a small clue might be in the title of this book…

Charming, surprising and hilarious – The Boy in the Dress is everything you would expect from the co-creator of Little Britain. David Walliams’s beautiful first novel will touch the hearts (and funny bones) of children and adults alike.

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Pants are Everything,
  Mark Lowery

Michael Swarbrick’s pathetic existence had just got better. He was on a date with the girl of his dreams – a romantic donkey ride on the beach, followed by some daring skinny dipping in the sea. Delightful! Only… things never really get better for Michael, and one small moment of bliss ends with him a) getting arrested, b) becoming local celebrity and c) becoming an internet sensation BECAUSE THEY THINK HE’S A NUDIST. (He isn’t.) Michael is swept up in a sequence of uncontrollable events that will RUIN HIS LIFE. Again. The sequel to SOCKS ARE NOT ENOUGH.

Spud Exit, Pursued by a Bear,  John Van de Ruit

Spud Milton is in his final year at boarding school. Now a prefect and on the cusp of adulthood, he thinks this may be his best year yet. But soon his life is as chaotic as ever as he wages a battle for his room, directs a play in which the actors refuse to learn their lines and (most terrifyingly of all) attempts to find a date for the matric dance.

Hugely funny and entertaining, SPUD is South Africa’s bestselling seriesSpud Milton is in his final year at boarding school. Now a prefect and on the cusp of adulthood, he thinks this may be his best year yet. But soon his life is as chaotic as ever as he wages a battle for his room, directs a play in which the actors refuse to learn their lines and (most terrifyingly of all) attempts to find a date for the matric dance.

For the last time, armed once again with his wits and his diary, Spud invites us to share the agonies, the victories and the sheer absurdities of growing up.

The Complete Chronicles of Narnia,  C S Lewis and Pauline Baynes

All seven tales in The Chronicles of Narnia are bound together, with full-colour illustrations, in one magnificent hardcover volume with a personal introduction by Douglas Gresham, stepson of C. S. Lewis.

Talking beasts, heroic deeds and epic battles between good and evil await you in C. S. Lewis’s classic fantasy series, which has been enchanting readers for over sixty years.

This edition presents the seven books—The Magician’s Nephew, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Horse and His Boy, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle—unabridged and arranged in C.S. Lewis’s preferred order, featuring full-colour artwork by the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes.

Fortunately, The Milk…..,  Neil Gaiman

You know what it’s like when your mum goes away on a business trip and Dad’s in charge. She leaves a really, really long list of what he’s got to do. And the most important thing is DON’T FORGET TO GET THE MILK. Unfortunately, Dad forgets. So the next morning, before breakfast, he has to go to the corner shop, and this is the story of why it takes him a very, very long time to get back.

Featuring: Professor Steg (a time-travelling dinosaur), some green globby things, the Queen of the Pirates, the famed jewel that is the Eye of Splod, some wumpires, and a perfectly normal but very important carton of milk.

The Taming of the Tights,  Louise Rennison

The tights run wild and free in the hilarious new novel from the Queen of Comedy!

Tallulah Casey is putting all thoughts of wild boy Cain behind her. He is literally an animal in trousers… oo-er. Not like nice boy Charlie (who she’s totally not thinking about either).

The Tree Sisters are chasing those golden slippers of applause at performing arts college but Dr Lightowler seems hell-bent on spoiling everything for Tallulah.

And with all her mates loved up, can Tallulah resist the call of her wild boy?

Neptune’s Brood,  Charles Stross

She was looking for her sister. She found Atlantis.

Krina Alizond is a metahuman in a universe where the last natural humans became extinct five thousand years ago. When her sister goes missing she embarks on a daring voyage across the star systems to find her, travelling to her last known location – the mysterious water-world of Shin-Tethys.

In a universe with no faster-than-light travel that’s a dangerous journey, made all the more perilous by the arrival of an assassin on Krina’s tail, by the ‘privateers’ chasing her sister’s life insurance policy and by growing signs that the disappearance is linked to one of the biggest financial scams in the known universe.

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