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!!!
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
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!
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
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
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.
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 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
Fortunately, The Milk….., Neil Gaiman
The Taming of the Tights, Louise Rennison
Neptune’s Brood, Charles Stross