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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Lucie Goose

Author: Danny Baker
Publisher: Hodder& Stoughton
ISBN: 9781444937411
Published Date: 5th October 2017
RRP: ££12.9

Lucie Goose lives all alone in a house at the edge of the woods. She has never met or spoken to another animal of any sort until... a wolf, bear and lion turn up on her doorstep and go Rraaaarrrrrr! She should start screaming. She should run away. But Lucie Goose isn't very good at being scared. What will she do?

Love Matters Most

Author: Mij Kelly
Publisher: Hodder& Stoughton
ISBN: 9781444927474
Published Date: 28 November 2016
RRP: ££6.99

There are many amazing things - faraway stars that glitter and gleam and snowflakes that melt to a tear - but nothing is as wonderful as a mother's love for her child.

Yes, the world's full of treasure and fabulous sights,
but when bear finds her cub, who was lost in the night,
she cuddles him warm and cuddles him close, 
and knows, above all, that love matters most.

A story of love, family, the power of hope, and our longing to be close to those people who matter to us, beautifully illustrated.

Dino Duckling

Author: Alison Murray
Publisher: Hodder& Stoughton
ISBN: 9781408340189
Published Date: 5th October 2017
RRP: £12.99

A funny and touching celebration of difference, based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling.

Dino Duckling can dive, swim and fish just like his duckling brothers and sisters. But when the time comes for the family fly south for the winter, Dino Duckling finds he really is different ... Can this very special family find a way to stick together?

Alison Murray's stylish adaptions of popular nursery rhymes and fables have been shortlisted twice for the prestigious Scottish Book Trust Children's Book Award.

Swapsies

Author: Fiona Roberton
Publisher: Hodder& Stoughton
ISBN: 9781444937244
Published Date: 2nd November
RRP: £12.99

Fang's favourite toy is Sock - he loves it more than anything. But when his friends bring along shiny trains and bouncy balls, Fang soon swaps his favourite toy for something more exciting. Will Sock and Fang be re-united?

Praise for A Tale of Two Beasts: 'Roberton's premise is as sublime as it is simple, with a subtle message. Totally delightful.' - Kirkus Reviews

Pop-Up Peekaboo! Colours

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781409324638
Published Date: 27th Feburary
RRP: £12.99

Play hide and seek and learn lots of new colours in this cute children's pop-up book. This read-aloud book for toddlers encourages first learning by introducing little ones to colourful scenes, adorable cuddly characters, and 5 pop-out surprises.

Four toys have different favourite colours, and each one is looking for their friend. Teddy is searching for Yellow Ducky, who pops out of a yellow watering can. But where is Rabbit's friend, Blue Dragonfly, hiding? Open Pop-up Peekaboo! Colours to find out.

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