Bex’s top five back-to-school books as featured the new Book Club podcast!

Check out the list below!

A brand new episode of The Fun Kids Book Club is out now!

In it, we hear from two of the biggest female authors right now, Robin Stevens and the legend Dame Jaqueline Wilson.

We also hear a special reading from Max Brooks’ new book “Minecraft: The Island” and Bex’s top five back-to-school books!

Dragon’s Green by Scarlett Thomas

Beat the back to school blues by finding out what one very special group of friends are getting up to in Dragon’s Green!

That’s the first in the Worldquake sequence, a trilogy of books all about magic and adventure!

Effie and her friends seem to be normal school children but when they discover their hidden Otherworld strengths, they are catapulted into the adventure of a lifetime!

After the Worldquake, magic is seeping into the Realworld.

Effie knows about magic – time in her grandfather’s library has made sure of that, but there’s still much more that she has to learn.

She must travel to the mysterious Otherworld, unlock the hidden meaning of an old book called Dragon’s Green, and battle to save the entire universe!

Click here to find out more about Dragons Green!

The Murderer’s Ape by Jakob Wegelius

This book is perfect if you love mystery! The main character is Sally Jones. She’s not only a loyal friend but an extraordinary individual…

Sally is a gorilla who moves among humans but understands everything.

She and the Chief are devoted friends who operate a big boat carrying loads of important stuff.

A job they are offered pays big money but the deal ends badly and the Chief is sent to jail for something he didn’t do!

For Sally the gorilla, this is the start of a big quest to clear the Chief’s name!

Click here to find out more about The Murderers Ape!

Billy and the Minpins by Roald Dahl

Little Billy’s mum says he must never go out through the garden gate and explore the dark forest beyond…

So, one day, that’s exactly what he does!

Billy and the Minpins is the story of heroic Billy who saves the Minpins, tiny tree-dwelling people whose children are the size of matchsticks, from the fearsome Gruncher!

A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan

There’s something very wrong in a town called Perfect, but the adults are too blind to see it!

Everyone is neat, tidy, polite, and perfectly behaved all the time. What’s more, everyone has to wear massive glasses…

Violet never wanted to move to Perfect, she was quite happy in her hometown but her Dad got a job as an optician that he just couldn’t turn down.

But as her own eye sight begins to deteriorate and as Mum starts acting as strangely, Violet knows something weird is up…

She vows to discover the secret at the heart of Perfect.

Click here to find out more about A Place Called Perfect!

Demon Headmaster by Gillian Cross

Something strange is happening at Lizzie’s school… Suddenly, everyone’s really good at everything!

Her classmate Ethan is now incredible at football; her brother is suddenly an expert in robotics; and Lizzie has become really good at being bad.

But when she tries to remember what awful thing she’s just done, all she has is a blank space in her mind…

Where have these amazing skills come from? And why can’t anyone talk about them?!

Click here to find out more about Demon Headmaster!

In the latest edition of The Fun Kids Book Club we hear from two of the biggest female authors right now, Robin Stevens and the legend Dame Jaqueline Wilson.

We also hear a special reading from Max Brooks’ new bookMinecraft: The Island”!

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