Kids

Book blurbs

 

Mabel and the mountain by Kim Hillyard

Mabel may be a small fly but she has BIG plans. 1. Climb a mountain 2. Host a dinner party 3. Make friends with a shark. Mabel's friends are not very helpful . . . But Mabel knows the truth about Big Plans: do not listen to those who say you cannot. Listen to those who say you can! The perfect book to guide young readers through an adventure filled with confidence, self-belief and the power of believing in yourself.

 

Mrs Bibi's elephant by Reza Dalvand

When Mrs Bibi is told her pet elephant has to go, she reluctantly packs her bags and heads off somewhere where they can live together in happiness. But what they both leave behind is far bigger than the other people in the town could have ever imagined.

 

My mama by Annemarie van Haeringen

My mama always wants to play when I do, she likes all my games, she teaches me to fly, but finds it hard to let me go, and she's almost never angry. I've known her for so long, all my life!

 

No! Never! by Libby Hathorn

Georgie is a sweet little girl who always makes her parents happy... until she discovers one powerful phrase: No! Never! It suddenly becomes her answer to every request, from tidying up her toys to going to bed. Her parents are at their wits end, but what happens when they decide to try saying No! Never! themselves?

     

The fangtastically evil vampire pet by Mo O'Hara

My FANGtastically evil vampire pet series ; 1

Mark is happy to be attending the Evil Scientist Summer Camp with his vampire kitten Fang, but his plans for mischief may have to change when the not-evil Geeky Girl shows up and his best friend Sanj finds another partner to work with. 

 

Pumpkins and aliens by Andrew Levins

Nelson; book 1

Meet Nelson, he's an ordinary kid, just like you. Everyone thinks he's shy but, really, he's just bored. Nelson hates vegetables. He hates the smell of them, he hates the look of them. Most of all, he hates eating them. But what if they gave him superpowers? Superpowers he needs when an alien race he made up in class yesterday swoops into town and holds his school hostage, threatening to eat his teacher.

 

Cape by Kate Hannigan

The league of secret heroes; 1

Soon after being recruited by the mysterious Mrs. Boudica to join a secret military intelligence operation, Josie, Mae, and Akiko discover their superhero abilities and use them to thwart a Nazi plot to steal the ENIAC computer.         

      

Bust a move by Adrian Beck

Derek Dool supercool; 1

Life’s tough when your name’s Derek. You’re destined to be uncool. But Derek is determined to find something - anything - that will change that. He’s sick of being picked last in PE, of not being invited to parties, and of all the cool kids using his freckles as dot-to-dot challenges. Derek is going to find something that will make him supercool and nothing is going to stop him.

 

The little merman by Art Baltazar

Comic

A message in a bottle? A fiery asteroid from space? A sea of magical mystical mermaids? In the deepest part of the ocean, unexplored by man and too deep for humans to swim, lives a little sea creature named Gillbert. Gillbert the Sea Creature is the son of King Nauticus, king of all the oceans. One day, Gillbert will be king. But in the meantime, his playful curiosity takes him away from the kingdom on a journey of discovery. Gillbert meets an amphibious mermaid and follows her into unknown parts of the ocean. Where he meets many unknown and undiscovered species of underwater creatures. He didn't know these things existed so close to home. Gillbert's world just got a whole lot bigger!

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