New Books Update

New recommended reads for June 2018 from Mrs Holt our Librarian.

If you would like any more suggestions for books please contact me at school or drop in to the library on Tuesday mornings 8:45 – 9:20 a.m.

Please note ages stated are a guide only.


Great Reads For Summer


Bear’s Story   Clare Freedman   3-6

A book loving bear who decides to write his own story is initially stuck for inspiration,

but helping friends during the day gives him the ideas he needs.

A delightful book about stories and friendship.


Dinosaur Firefighters    Sarah McIntyre     3-6

Join in with the Dinoville firefighters as they slide down poles , race to the rescue and

untangle a tyrannosaurus rex. Great fun from this top author/illustrator.


Rufus     Simon Bartram     4-7

One of my favourite author/illustrators. Bartram is the master of the real story going on in the

illustrations. A monster searches the world for a human he can scare , then happens upon a spooky

themed fancy dress party. Just wonderful !


Up For The Cup   Simon Bartram     7-11

Football fans are sure to enjoy this. Published in 2014 its worth a mention if you have

missed this great picture book. An entertaining tale full of humour with football facts and famous footballers to spot.


Marge and the Secret Tunnel    Isla Fisher   7-10

Great for newly confident readers. Three stories featuring eccentric babysitter Marge

and her adventures.


My Hamster is a Genius     Dave Lowe        7-10

A hamster with a genius IQ helps his owner get the better of his

evil maths teacher.


Stick and Fetch Investigate      Phillip Ardagh      5-9

Short stories about a girl and her dog and their misadventures

as a detective duo.


Natboff: One Million Years Of Stupidity       Andy Stanton    8-12

Wildly inventive laugh out loud stories with great illustrations. A real treat

from the author of Mr Gum.


Ariki and the Great Shark    Nicola Davies      7-11

Washed up on Turtle Island as a toddler , Ariki has always felt different from the other

children , but there’s somewhere she belongs heart and soul; the sea. First in a new series, strikingly original

but with the feel of a classic this is a really great read . Special book.


The House With Chicken Legs           Sophie Anderson    8-12

Fantasy folklore story about Marinka who dreams of a normal life , where her house stays somewhere long enough

for her to make friends. But her house has chicken legs and moves on without warning. Absorbing plot and uplifting ending.


The Secret Ruby     Imogen White   9-12

Young Sherlock meets Indiana Jones. Edwardian adventure taking the main characters across India to return a precious

ruby. Really great read


The Sand Dog       Sarah Lean    9-12

A boy discovers secrets about his past as he awaits the return of his grandfather who suddenly left

their Mediterranean island two years previously. Great characters , touching moments make this a lovely read.