‘Cars and Trucks and Things That Go’ and ‘Monstroso’

For younger readers

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By Richard Scarry

  • The Pig family has decided to pile into the car and head for the beach but on their way they are distracted by lots of different kinds of vehicles. From tractors to trucks and sports cars to unicycles, there is plenty to see and talk about.
  • There is also a lot happening on the road – as well as (for adults) the all-too-familiar roadworks and broken-down cars, there’s a tipped-over water melon truck, a tractor in the pond, a tank, and a car being dropped off the side of a boat.
  • Any child (and especially boys) will be fascinated by the detail and the variety of vehicles and activities taking place on every page. This is definitely one to pack in your holiday suitcase.

Published by HarperCollins Children’s Books

For older readers

By Charlie Higson

  • This is one of a series of ‘pocket money books’ that Puffin published this summer to enable children to afford to buy their own books by popular authors like Charlie Higson.
  • Oscar’s grandfather is on babysitting duty one evening, giving Oscar the perfect opportunity to go and play on his father’s work computer – something that is strictly forbidden.
  • To his surprise, Oscar discovers that his father has a great computer game but he is even more surprised (and not a little worried) when the character he creates steps out of the computer and starts destroying his bedroom. It soon gets a lot worse…
  • This is a funny and inventive story, a cross between a computer game spoof and clever adventure story. Perfect for airport waiting rooms or to keep young people engrossed for a morning or afternoon. Just don’t let them near your work computer once they’ve read it….

Published by Puffin

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