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All the books we feature on LoveReading4Kids are selected because we think they deserve to stand out from the crowd of the many thousands of other titles published each month.
This is a charming, clever and often hilarious story dealing with overcoming those awful fears of that terrible saga, the first day of school. Splat is cat who is nervous about his first day in cat class. So nervous in fact that he takes his mouse friend Seymour with him his lunch box. When the lunch box opens at school, chaos ensues! Very witty and combined with fantastic funny furry drawings, this book is bound to raise a Cheshire grin or two.
Brilliantly funny and typical of the author, it’s full of his razor sharp wit. Jiggy McCue is much loved by boys and girls alike and when Jiggy finds he’s been signed up by his parents for a reality TV show with a twist things start to get more than a little tricky. Existing fans of Jiggy will be thrilled to join him on another adventure. New readers will enjoy the ride. Be sure to check out other titles by this author, including The Killer Underpants and Young Wizards.
Brilliantly funny and typical of the author, it’s full of his razor sharp wit. Jiggy McCue is much loved by boys and girls alike and when Jiggy finds he’s been signed up by his parents for a reality TV show with a twist, things start to get more than a little tricky. Existing fans of Jiggy will be thrilled to join him on another adventure and new readers will enjoy the ride. Get ready boys and girls to laugh your clothes off with the sheer story-telling brilliance of Michael Lawrence and the peculiar misadventures that seem to dog Jiggy McCue. Variously described as funny, wacky, lively, the funniest books ever read, laugh a minute, by turns hilarious and revolting, fantastic and you’ll giggle and laugh until it hurts, these sentiments brilliantly describe what you as a reader are guaranteed to get when you read Jiggy McCue. Join the self-proclaimed Three Musketeers - Jiggy, Pete and Angie as they embark on another hilarious adventure.
A touching story of how friendship can cross barriers. Poor Mr Big is so large that no one wants to be near him because they are frightened of him. But inside Mr Big is very small and lonely. Mr Big lives alone and plays the piano to express his feelings. Suddenly, others do want to be friends with him and Mr Big finds that size doesn’t matter after all.
This book reveals the study of those supposedly mythical beasts that inhabit our world, from manticores and unicorns to gryphons, centaurs and sea serpents. With an array of gems, booklets and interactive activity together with wonderful stories this is a gorgeous volume not to be missed. By the time you’ve swamped your mind with these wonderful creatures you will understand rather than fear them. Also available in the 'Ology' series are Dragonology, Pirateology, Wizardology, and Mythology.
A gripping, fast-paced gothic mystery that will have readers aged about 10+ gasping for air but utterly spellbound to the words on the page. Mariah Mundi is an orphan but he’s also a magician’s assistant. Lurking amongst the magician’s equipment lurk dark and dangerous secrets; secrets in fact that draw Mariah into the path of villainy, plots and possible death.
A welcome return of a classic title which shows how the world was viewed by a different generation in the years following World War Two. Clarke Hutton’s lithographs take the reader on a journey of exploration through the new worlds as they were found from the time of the Phoenicians and Greeks though Sir Walter Raleigh’s discovery of the America, Captain Cook’s arrival in Australia and Captain Scott and Amundsen’s desperate race for the South Pole. The heroic stories will continue to delight a new generation and the old fashioned illustrations are full of period charm. From the same author who brought you A Picture History of Britain.
A brilliant sequel to the best selling Aliens Love Underpants. This time there is more hilarious fun as the dinosaurs fight to the death over underpants. Envious of the cavemen’s pants, the dinosaurs get all knickers in a twist as they create a battle royal over the priceless objects…the bouncy rhyming text and ridiculous illustrations will keep everyone thoroughly entertained.
A fast-paced adventure of magic, mystery and enterprise. Girl goddess Kumari has only twenty-four hours to save Papa and her people in the Hidden Kingdom against the mysterious enemy who threatens them all. And Kumari is still learning how to make best use of her powers. Can she do it? Kumari is a gutsy heroine riding an entertaining roller coaster of life. The Lovereading comment: In this terrific blend of fantasy, drama, wit and adventure, Kumari the girl goddess, who we first met in the author’s striking debut Kumari Goddess of Gotham is once again forced to pit her wits against everyone in order to save her people against the enemy. With an original voice the author succeeds in engaging the reader, both through some page-turning suspense but also via a lightness of touch in the writing. For more information on Kumari do visit her website: www.kumariskingdom.com where you’ll find lots of goddess facts and tips. See also Kumari: Goddess of Destiny, the final book in the compelling Kumari trilogy
Scaredy Squirrel is back for a new adventure. This time, he tries to avoid a beach holiday. He knows the beach will be full of all sorts of undesirable things from packs of pirates to mobs of lobsters. But, when he finds himself there by mistake, he finds its loads off fun – especially the crowds of people. Be sure to also check out the other titles Scaredy Squirrel and Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend.
A tender story with a big message. Two sisters playing by the pond find a magical tiny being complete with wings. It’s a bog baby and the two girls decide to take the best care of it that they can. But, when the bog baby becomes ill, they realize that they’ll have to let it go back to the wild. A beautiful story about the joy of caring but not shying away from the hardest part of it – letting go when the time comes. Winner of the 2008 Booktrust Early Years 'Pre-School Award'. The Lovereading comment: A wonderful new story from Jeanne Willis, the author that brought you Who's in the Loo? Ever heard if a Bog Baby before? Well it’s undersized and blue and has wings similar to that of a dragon. When two girls find it in a magical pond they wonder what to do with it. This book is hilarious, touchingly illustrated and there’s a good moral lesson at the end.
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