For younger children
Pip and Posy and the Super Scooter
By Axel Scheffler
The drawings in the Pip and Posy books might seem familiar to fans of The Gruffalo since Axel Scheffler, who created these stories, is also The Gruffalo’s illustrator. Pip and Posy’s world is, however, much less predatory!
These stories explore toddlers’ everyday lives and the roller-coaster emotions of their early experiences.
In Pip and Posy and the The Super Scooter, Posy is desperate to try out Pip’s new scooter without realising that riding a scooter isn’t as easy as it looks. She take’s Pip’s scooter without asking and soon it goes wrong, but Pip kindly steps to help her.
If you like this story, you might also like Pip and Posy and the Little Puddle by Scheffler, where Pip is having such a lovely time that he forgets to go to the loo!
Published by Nosy Crow
For older children
The Secret Kingdom
By Jenny Nimmo
An adventurous fantasy story from the bestselling author Jenny Nimmo, featuring a a secret forest kingdom, a magical ring and an elixir of youth.
Two children are forced to flee their home and their parents’ secret kingdom when the evil viridees seek them out. The children hold the moon spider’s web, which gives its owner magical powers, and the shape-shifting viridees will do anything to lay their hands on it.
Meet a talking camel, a boy who can fly, enchanted leopards and a strange forest jinni. Together they join to face the evil viridees, who want their special gifts for themselves.
This is a mysterious and imaginative story. It is a prequel to the Charlie Bone series of books but you don’t have to have read the other books to enjoy this one.
Published by Egmont Books
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