New Books Update

Recommended Reads 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.

 
The Way Home For Wolf  3-6
Rachel Bright
A wolf cub who longs to be big and independent accepts the help of other animals when he becomes separated from his pack. Beautifully written rhyming picture book from the author of The Koala Who Could. Lovely snowy scenes and wintry themed book.
 
Brave and the Fox  3-6
Nicola Davies
Beautifully blends realism with fantasy elements. A lovely picture book tale ideal as a heart-warming adventure or to encourage discussion on the environment. Includes information at the back about the cause and effects of global warming on the arctic.
 
How Winston Delivered Christmas   5-9
Alex.T. Smith
An advent story in twenty four and a half chapters.
A charming and heartwarming story with lovely illustrations and simple crafts and activities. From the author of Claude.
 
Meerkat Christmas  3-6
Emily Gravett
A young meerkat travels the world looking for the perfect Christmas.
Amazing illustrations from the author and illustrator of Meerkat Mail.
 
The Snow Dragon   7-10
Abi Elphinstone
You can be late for many things in life , but you should never keep an adventure waiting . In Griselda Bone’s gloomy orphanage, daydreaming is banned, skipping is forbidden and Christmas is well and truly cancelled . But for Phoebe and her sausage dog Herb is it possible that magic awaits in the swirling snow-filled air ? A really lovely tale of dreams coming true, with an endearing cast of characters, this is a gorgeously illustrated picture book.
 
Mr Penguin and the Catastrophic Cruise  6-10
Alex T Smith
Mr Penguin embarks on another crazy adventure when he boards a luxury cruise ship. Delightful illustrations, with an odd cast of characters make this a great series.
 
Nevertell  8-12
Katherine Orton
Two children brave the wilds of Russia after they flee a prison camp, pursued by a vengeful sorceress and her shadow wolves. Skilful and hugely enjoyable combination of historical novel, Russian folklore and fantasy. Fantastic tale with great characterisation from an author to watch.
 
The Girl Who Speaks Bear  8-12
Sophie Anderson
Latest book from the author of The House With Chicken Legs. This is a skillful blend of folklore and fantasy, making for a hugely enjoyable adventure. Not to be missed.
 
Northern Lights   10-16
Philip Pullman
Enthralling award winning fantasy. As this is now a television series I have had lots of requests to read this again or for the first time . Critically acclaimed book that is also a great sharing read..