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May 2020

Get stuck into a good book while you are off school.  Here's are our current favourite reads - with a link to our online shop if you want to BUY NOW

Further down the page, there are favourite series and all time favourite reads. These are not yet linked to our online shop, but we can certainly get them to you.  Just email us and we can chat further. 

We will continue to add to this list over the coming days, including activity book suggestions.  Please keep an eye here for updates

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For readers growing in confidence. For both boys and girls

isadora school

‘Isadora Moon’

Author: Harriet Muncaster

Book 1: Isadora Moon Goes to School

Half vampire, half fairy, totally unique. Isadora Moon is special because she is different. Her mum is a fairy and her dad is a vampire and Isadora is a bit of both. She loves the night, bats, and the colour black, but she also loves the outdoors, using her magic wand, and the colour pink.  

March 2020 - The new Isadora Moon 'Isadora Moon Goes on Holiday' is out now eur7.10 BUY NOW

'Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue'

Author: Paula Harrison

Join Kitty and her cat crew on the rooftops for a series of enchanting adventures by the light of the moon. Here, Kitty will discover that being a superhero is about more than using her special abilities-she must learn to be courageous too, scaling the city clock tower to rescue a very frightened kitten. eur7.10 BUY NOW

Book 2 - Kitty and the Tiger Treasure eur7.10 BUY NOW

Book3 - Kitty and the Sky Garden Adventure eur7.10 BUY NOW

CLAUDE 1‘Claude’

Author: Alex T. Smith

Book 1: 'Claude in the City' 

Claude is no ordinary dog - he leads an extraordinary life! When Mr and Mrs Shinyshoes set off for work, Claude decides what adventure he wants to have that day. Today he and Sir Bobblysock go to the city for the very first time. The have tea in a cafe, go shopping and visit a museum.  It is all very normal until...Claude accidentally foils a robbery and becomes the local hero!

'Mr Penguin: The Lost Treasure'

Author: Alex T Smith

Indiana Jones meets Hercule Poirot in this new Alex T. Smith series with plenty of slapstick humour, mystery and adventure. Highly illustrated throughout with a striking black and orange design. eur8.30 BUY NOW

dog man'Dogman'

Author: Dav Pilkey

Howl with laughter with the FIRST book in the hilarious full-colour illustrated series, Dog Man, from the creator of Captain Underpants! George and Harold (the co-stars of the enormously popular Captain Underpants series) are in big trouble again! George and Harold have created a new breed of justice -- one that is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO! With the head of a dog and the body of a human, this heroic hound digs into deception, claws after crooks, rolls over robbers, and scampers after squirrels. Will he be able to resist the call of the wild to answer the call of duty? eur10.60 BUY NOW

Dogman Unleashed eur10.60 BUY NOW

Dog Man and a Tale of Two Kitties eur10.60 BUY NOW 

Dog Man and Cat Kid eur10.60 BUY NOW

Dog Man Lord of the Fleas eur10.60 BUY NOW

Dog Man Brawl of the Wild eur10.60 BUY NOW

Dog Man for Whom the Ball Rolls eur10.60 BUY NOW

Dog Man Fetch 22 eur10.60 BUY NOW

rabbit bear‘Rabbit & Bear’

Author: Julian Gough

Book 1: Rabbit's Bad Habits 

Bear wakes up early from hibernation.

If she can't sleep, then at least she can make a snowman. Rabbit has never made a snowman, but he definitely wants to make one that's better than Bear's. But with an avalanche and a hungry wolf heading his way, Rabbit soon realises that it might be nice to have a friend on his side.  4 in series Purchase a copy here


‘The Grunts’

Author: Philip Ardagh

Book 1:  The Grunts in Trouble

Mr and Mrs Grunt, who are neither clean nor clever, live with their adopted - in fact, abducted - son, Sunny, in a donkey-drawn caravan somewhere or other at some time that is a bit like now but not exactly now. Sunny is an odd-looking boy, what with his left ear being higher than his right ear and that kind of sticky-up hair which NEVER goes flat, even if you massage glue into it and then jump on it. Together the unusual family find themselves in frankly improbable but very funny adventures involving bendy railings, double-barrelled shotguns, full-fat yoghurt and, always, a beard of bees. 4 in series


‘The Rover Adventures’

Author: Roddy Doyle

Book 1: The Giggler Treatment

Join Rover the wonder-dog and the eccentric but lovable Mack family as they get into one madcap adventure after the other!



‘The Worst Witch’

Author: Jill Murphy

Book 1

Mildred Hubble is the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches - she's always getting her spells wrong. But she manages to get by until she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her deadly enemy . .





Author: Kes Gray

Book 1: Daisy and the Trouble with Life

The trouble with life is it's SOOOOOOOOO unfair. Daisy's been grounded. No HOPPING or SKIPPING, FLYING or PARACHUTING. She's lucky she's even been allowed out of her bedroom after what she's done. But what HAS she done that is SOOOOOOOOOOO naughty? You'll have to read the book to find out! A great series for younger readers.  Purchase a copy now

Daisy and the Trouble with Giants

Daisy and the Trouble with Maggots


‘Ivy & Bean’

Author: Barrows & Blackhall

Book 1

The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn't be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to hidequickIvy comes to the rescue, proving that sometimes the best of friends are people never meant to like each other 10 in series Purchase a copy here




Author: Chris Riddell

Book 1: Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

This work introduces Miss Ottoline Brown, an exceptionally inquisitive Mistress of Disguise, and her partner in crime, Mr Munroe. No puzzle is ever too tricky for the two of them to solve ...Ottoline lives in a stylish apartment in Big City with a small hairy creature called Mr Munroe. Together they look after the Brown family's eclectic collections - and dabble in a spot of detective work. 3 in series  Purchase a copy here

mango4'Mango & Bambang'

Author: Clara Vulliamy

Book 1: The Not-a-Pig

A charming collection of four beautifully illustrated stories about the unlikely friendship between Mango, a little girl, and Bambang, an Asian tapir.

Mango Allsorts is good at all sorts of things, not just karate and chess. Bambang is most definitely not-a-pig and is now lost in a very busy city.  When the two unexpectedly meet, a friendship begins, filled with adventures, and of course, plenty of banana pancakes. 3 in series

‘Baby Aliens Got my Teacher’

Author: Pamela Butchart

Book 1

One day Izzy and her friends are surprised to find that their teacher, Miss Jones, is actually being nice to them. This is the woman who was caught secretly smiling when Maisie Miller fell off her chair. There can only be one conclusion: she's been taken over by aliens, and now she wants to make them all aliens too!

jolley rogers ghostly‘The Jolley Rogers & the Ghostly Galleon’

Author: Jonny Duddle

Book 1

Join Jim Lad and Matilda as they sail the seven seas (and the coast of Dull-on-Sea) in search of adventure and pirate loot. Every full moon, a mysterious ship is seen off the coast of Dull-on-Sea.  Then, the day after, gold and jewellery are missing from the homes, shops and museums of the town. Matilda needs the Jolley-Rogers' help to investigate. Can Matilda and Jim Lad retrieve the stolen booty from the mysterious ship before the moon fades? Or will they end up stuck on board with ghostly pirates until the next full moon? 

valley-dinosaurs‘The Magic Tree House’

Author: Mary Pope Osborne

‘Valley of the Dinosaurs’ is the first in the series & there are 4 books per adventure. Great to read aloud to younger children or to build confidence with emerging readers – and very educational too as they are packed with historical information.

‘Valley of the Dinosaurs’  - Eight-year-old Jack and his little sister, Annie, are playing in the woods during their summer holiday, when they find a mysterious tree house full of books. But these are no ordinary books ...And this is no ordinary tree house ...Jack and Annie get more than they had bargined for when Jack opens a book about dinosaurs and wishes he could see them for real. They end up in prehistoric times with Pteranodons, Triceratops and a huge Tyrannosaurus Rex! How will they get home again? The race is on ...!




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