For younger children
King Jack and the Dragon
By Peter Bently
This story has dragons, it has monsters and it also has giants – could they all be lurking in your back garden…. ?
King Jack and his friends have built a castle and spent the entire day battling mysterious beasts and dragons before returning to the castle for a well earned feast. But as playtime comes to an end and night falls, brave King Jack has to face dragons and terrible beasties.
Then one by one his playmates are carried off by ‘giants’ until he, too, is taken away…
Are these terrifying giants – or could they be the children’s mums and dads who have come to take them home to bed?
Published by Puffin Books
For older children
By David Walliams
If you think this is going to be a boring book about boring grannies and boring holidays then you’re wrong! Just as wrong, in fact, as Ben was when he was sent to stay at his grandma’s house.
At first, Ben is bored beyond belief. He’s convinced he must have the most boring grandma ever who just wants to play Scrabble and eat cabbage soup.
Ben doesn’t realise that his grandma was once an international jewel thief and what she really wants to do is to steal the crown jewels. Now seems like as good a time as any – especially with Ben’s help….
Look out for special recipes for cabbage cake, a disastrous dance competition and lots of plumbing – not to mention the biggest jewel heist ever attempted!
HarperCollins Children’s Books – £12.99
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