For younger children
By Marla Frazee
Everyone knows who is really in charge of the family; it’s the baby. From the moment he arrives, everyone knows he’s the boss.
He makes demands, he’s particular, and if things aren’t done his way IMMEDIATELY, he has a fit. There are meetings (lots of meetings – morning, noon and night) and even though he can’t say any proper words, that doesn’t stop him. Then there are the perks – the music, the spa (or baby bath) and drinks made to order 24/7.
Do you recognise this little character? Is there a Boss Baby in your life? Well, be reassured. He doesn’t always get his own way….
Published by Simon & Schuster – £5.99
For older children
S.T.I.N.K.B.O.M.B. (Secret Team of Intrepid-Natured Kids Battling Odious Masterminds, Basically)
By Rob Stevens
If you have ever fancied the idea of working for MI6 then you might enjoy this story.
Archie finds himself enrolled in a secret spy school for children and he already has his first mission from MI6. But Archie has other things on his mind – like recovering his father, who has disappeared.
When Archie decides that that will be his first quest, he is helped on his way by the chocolate-guzzling Barney and Finn, who has been mixed with a goldfish and has only a three-second memory….
This story is brimful of James Bond-style gadgets. There are laughs by the bucket-full, brilliantly funny illustrations and one outrageous adventure after another. And look out for a really evil mastermind…Doctor Doom (he’s the one mixing children with animals – and goldfish).
Published by Macmillan Children’s Books – £5.99
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