Book Reviews

Each month we feature a selection of recommended reads, that we hope you'll enjoy reading. If you've read a good book with your child/children, let us know, it could be featured here!

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All the Way Home

Author: Debi Gilori
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's books
ISBN: 9781408872079
Published Date: 5th October 2017
RRP: £12.99

Daddy Penguin has to look after the egg while Mummy is finding fish. But he wanders away from the Dad Huddle and he and the egg are whisked up into the air by a gust of wind, landing in the Arctic. Brave Daddy must find out where he is and how to get home. But the Arctic creatures aren't that friendly and he stumbles along in the cold, lost ... until he bumps into a reindeer, who takes them to breakfast with the Special Air Navigation Transport Authority ...

Can brave Daddy Penguin and his new little one get all the way home before Mummy returns? If only penguins could fly ...

Framed as a secret story that loving Daddy Penguin only shares with Little One, adults and their little ones will love cosying up to read this wintry tale with a warm heart. 

Debi Gliori's Dragon Loves Penguin was shortlisted for the 2015 Red House Children's Book Award, while her No Matter What is a perennial favourite with families all over the world.

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Sir Scaly Pants and the Dragon Thief

Author: John Kelly
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's books
ISBN: 9781408856062
Published Date: 7th September 2017
RRP: £6.99

Sir Scaly Pants the Dragon Knight ALWAYS fights for what's right, 
but it can be very lonely being the One and Only Dragon Knight. 

When an evil fire-breathing dragon kidnaps the king, Sir Scaly and his trusty steed, Guinevere, vow to rescue him. Their journey takes them to lands far and wide, and when they finally catch up with the wicked king-napping dragon, Scaly knows he's met his match. But is the evil dragon really as bad as everyone thinks, or can Scaly uncover the truth and finally make a friend? 

A tale full of peril and pants, this is the second brilliantly funny story featuring Sir Scaly Pants and his trusty steed, Guinevere. From Kate Greenaway Medal-shortlisted illustrator John Kelly.

An Alphabet Fold-out A-Z

Author: Oliver Jeffers
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780008254254
Published Date: 19th October 2017
RRP: £8.99

Exquisitely illustrated by award-winning, bestselling picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers, this irresistible board book gloriously brings the alphabet to life.
From Astronaut to Zeppelin, this is no ordinary alphabet.

Boldly colourful, funny and specially adapted from Oliver Jeffers’ highly-acclaimed Once Upon an Alphabet, winner of the CBI Book of the Year, this sturdy edition is perfect for younger readers.

Digger Disaster

Author: Rose Impey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's books
ISBN: 9781408872444
Published Date: 1st June 2017
RRP: £6.99

Meet Tyrone T. rex, Stacey Stegosaurs and the rest of the Dino Diggers – the best builders in Dino Town, who will never let you down! The perfect book for dinosaur and digger fans EVERYWHERE!

Today the Dino Diggers are building a car factory, but disaster strikes when Tyrone T. rex hits a water pipe. OH NO! Time for the Dino Diggers to do what they do best! 

The first in a new series for fans of dinosaurs and diggers, with a fantastic free slot-together novelty included in every book. Collect the whole series for hours of dino fun. For fans of Amazing Machines, Dylan's Amazing Dinosaurs and Bob the Builder.

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