For younger children
Ready Steady Ghost!
By Elizabeth Baguley, Marion Lindsay
What ghosts do best is haunting – and this little ghost, Bertie, is desperate to be good at haunting, but he finds it just a little bit scary…. So he sets off on a journey to find somewhere that is small, cosy and just right for a small ghost like himself.
As Bertie makes his way through the scary woods, look out for a gobble-me wolf, a squeeze-me snake and a sizzle-me dragon… but will Bertie also find a house that is just right for him?
Look out for lost of whoooo’s, boo’s and other ghosty things. And a very small and friendly small ghosty.
Published by Oxford – £10.99
For older children
Aliens An Owner’s Guide
By Jonathan Emmett, Mark Oliver
‘Aliens can make great pets, they’re playful and they’re clever.
Treat one with respect and it will be your friend forever.’
But be warned – aliens can also be demanding and difficult to feed. Follow this handy guide to owning an alien, though, and you’ll have your alien eating out of your hand before you can say ‘gobbledygook’.
So for every step of the journey between you and your new alien, from hatching the egg to saying hello and toilet training (note: alien pee is acid, so this is important!), this guide has lots of handy tips to keep you and your alien alive – and friends!
Published by Macmillan – £5.99
Our Books of the Week is in association with the ReadingZone
- The children’s books website www.ReadingZone.com aims to help families to support their children’s reading by suggesting the best books available.
- The website provides news about books and authors, competitions, author interviews and recommendations, and there are distinct areas for children themselves to explore new releases.