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You can rely on Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet to put a fresh and funny take on the festive season. The creators of Supertato have another surprising, comic central character in this super-silly story: a rogue Christmas tree! All the other houses have a decorated Christmas tree in their window – the one at number 32 is pink – but at number 34 the tree has put its foot down and is refusing to play its part. The baubles are in despair, pleading with it to get into its pot and play its part, to no avail. Fortunately, the tree is as vain as it is stubborn, and not too bright either, and the decorations find a way to trick it into behaving. Where else will you be able to enjoy the sight of baubles and tinsel chasing a Christmas tree round the house? Told in rollicking rhyme this is a Christmas must-have.
December 2019 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2019 | The delightful Meerkats are back for a new and special Christmas adventure. Everyone in the Meerkat family is excitedly getting ready for the perfect Christmas in their home in the Kalahari Desert. But Sunny is sure that something is missing. Well, many things! His Book on Christmas tells him that the perfect weather needs to be snow, the perfect presents have to be in a huge pile, the perfect dinner has to include well-boiled sprouts while the perfect music to accompany it all has to be Christmas carols. Donning his Christmas hat, Sunny sets off on an adventure to find somewhere more Christmassy. Visiting his friends around the world, Sunny finds that some have snow, some have presents, some have sprouts but all have something missing …
A hilarious early-reader chapter book for fans of the Shaun the Sheep, illustrated with scenes from the film. In Shear Madness an accident causes the Farmer to lose his memory. When he goes to the city he finds an outrageous new use for his sheep-shearing skills. How will Shaun and Bitzer bring him back to Mossy Bottom Farm? Heavily illustrated with full-colour scenes taken from the film. There are six great Shaun the Sheep The Movie titles to collect... Shaun the Sheep Movie - Flock in the City Sticker Activity Book Shaun the Sheep Movie - Sheep on Set Activity Book Shaun the Sheep Movie - Shear Madness Shaun the Sheep Movie - The Great Escape Shaun the Sheep Movie - Timmy in the City Shaun the Sheep Movie - The Book of the Film
A hilarious early-reader chapter book for fans of Shaun the Sheep, Heavily illustrated with full-colour scenes taken from the film. The Great Escape is a hilariousprison caper and Shaun and sheep dog Bitzer are in big trouble. Can the flock save him and can Shaun save the farmer before it's all too late. There are six great Shaun the Sheep The Movie titles to collect... Shaun the Sheep Movie - Flock in the City Sticker Activity Book Shaun the Sheep Movie - Sheep on Set Activity Book Shaun the Sheep Movie - Shear Madness Shaun the Sheep Movie - The Great Escape Shaun the Sheep Movie - Timmy in the City Shaun the Sheep Movie - The Book of the Film
In this latest hen-sational adventure with Agent Cluckbucket can Amy, Boo and Ruth find a way to stop Fox and Fangula and their army of zombie chickens before it's too late? Another brilliant adventure for animal loveing readers of 7+.
July 2012 Debut of the Month. A hero with a difference! Fizzlebert Stump wants to make changes to his life. Bored with life in the circus, he is determined to run away and join…the Library! How Fizzlebert sets out to achieve his goal and gets kidnapped by some unlikely villains for his audacity is a riotous romp which will be loved by all fans of Mr Gum! In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Fizzlebert Stump the Boy who ran away from the Circus (and joined the Library) a small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Scroll down to read their reviews...
A smart, funny and fast-paced read which addresses a near-universal teen experience. Can Sadie overcome her unrequited crush for her best friend, for good having discovered he's fallen for another girl? Heartbroken, Sadie realises she's finally had enough and that it's time for a total Garrett detox. Aided by a barista job, an eclectic crew of new friends (including hunky chef Josh) and a customized self-help guide, Sadie embarks on a summer of personal reinvention full of laughter, meltdowns...and a double shot of love. With her trademark wit and wisdom Abby McDonald serves up an hilarious new novel.
A cheeky chick, the Easter Bunny, Easter eggs, plus an emotional roller-coaster of a story involving celebrity, jealousy, trickery, penitence and a chocolatey happy ending – this story has it all! Authors Adam and Charlotte Guillain have come up with a wonderfully original story to explain why the Easter Bunny hides eggs for us to find, and recount it in fluent, lively rhyme: jealous of the attention he’s getting, Easter Bunny’s partner Chick hatches a plan to steal the limelight. It doesn’t go well, but happily creates a whole new tradition. Pippa Curnick’s illustrations are quite delicious, whether of Chick running through the moonlight, or a massive Easter egg-splosion, and this is particularly tasty reading. ~ Andrea Reece
September 2012 Book of the Month. The Odd family delight in making mischief, and playing tricks on each other, or on the unsuspecting residents of the town of Trott. But they meet their match in the Plopwells - a seemingly unflappable couple whose dastardly plans make the Odds look like a bunch of goody-goodies. Can the Odds work together to defeat the fiendish pair?
For those who love the anarchic humour of Roald Dahl’s The Twits, this second book in The Odds series is a mucky, messy, marvellous read! The Odds are a family of Meddlers, otherwise known as Professional Pranksters and here they are faced with their greatest pranking challenge so far…an inspection by Mr Odd’s arch-enemy Mr Nobody. With the help of Dr Klampit and Granny Snott the Odds set out to out-prank the Inspector with outrageous and putrid results.
July 2018 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month July 2018 | | A wonderfully funny romp of a story full of all kinds of imaginative nonsense including a cast of talking animals. Young Jack is an unlucky boy; his father vanished before he was born and his mother is in prison for a crime she swears she didn’t commit. As a result, Jack must live with his horrible uncle and cousin with only a cupboard for a bedroom. Driven by his passion for horses, Jack finds solace with an aged scrap-yard owner and his two horses with some very surprising skills of their own! It’s a friendship that leads Jack into a wonderful adventure I which he fulfils all of his wildest dreams. Unlikely and carefree, this is a perfect story for reading aloud. Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for July 2018: A First Book of the Sea by Nicola Davies Junkyard Jack and the Horse That Talks by Adrian Edmondson All About Families by Felicity Brooks A Stone for Sascha by Aaron Becker Sleep by Kate Prendergast The Storm Keeper's Island by Catherine Doyle The Cook and the King by Julia Donaldson
5+. Delightfully disgusting, these three stories about Bertie, a boy whose habits are far from clean, will delight emerging readers. As ever, Dirty Bertie is bursting with mad plans and crazy schemes all of which spell trouble for him and those around him! In Snow!, Battle! and Record! readers will enjoy mayhem of a very special kind. The Dirty Bertie series is immensely popular, particularly with boys! We recently received this from one massive fan: "The books are amazing and very imaginative...I love your books like Pants, Mud, Fleas and Worms and will continue to read lots." Abdullah D
In Horror! join Bertie as he sneaks into a scary film, meets a bad-tempered guard dog on his paper round and ruins a priceless work of art on a school trip! Bertie continues to delight children with his crazy plans, madcap ideas, and of course, disgusting habits. An expert in all things yukky, there’s nothing Bertie likes more than to be surrounded by worms, fleas, bogeys, burps and suspicious smells... And if his enthusiastic young readers are anything to go by, he’s not alone!