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Here are our Librarian’s suggestions for great reads for September.

Please note ages stated are a guide only.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar           2-5
Eric Carle
Celebrating 25 years!  I had to mention this amazing book. Still loved, a classic with a deceptively simplehopeful story. Follows a caterpillar’s strange diet as it changes into a butterfly.
Cat In A Box       3-6
Jo Williamson
Looks at all the important things a cat has to do throughout the day from a cat’s point of view.
New from the author of How to be a Dog and Messy Molly.
Edgar and the Sausage Inspector     4-7
Jan Fearnley
Entertaining tale with witty detail in the illustrations and a wickedly amusing ending makes this a terrific read. A sneaky rat keeps on stealing a cat’s food until the cat has enough and gets his own back on the rat.
The Scruffs: Showtime!        6-10
Hannah Shaw
The Misfits solve a crime when they are accidently entered into a top pet show competition. Second book in a great new series.
The Tale of Angelino Brown    7-12
David Almond
Charming slightly surreal story, a lovely tale for imaginative readers.
A little angel is taken in by a couple when the husband finds him in his shirt pocket, but they must deal
with bullies, devious criminals and order obsessed school teachers.
Class Six and the Eel of Fortune    8-11
Sally Prue  
A class of children must prevent a school governor finding out their school is magical while organising their school fair. Entertaining characters, great fun.
The Mice of the Round Table – A Tale of Camelot     8-11
Julie Leung
Great adventure, with plenty of swashbuckling action, devious traitors and heroic deeds. A young mouse page at Camelot joins forces with a young Galahad to save Camelot from Saxon invaders.
Sky Thieves   10-13
Dan Walker
An orphaned girl embarks upon a life changing adventure when she wakes up to find she has been smuggled aboard a flying pirate ship. The first in a new series, set sail for an epic fantasy adventure.  Excellent debut novel.
Skullduggery Pleasant – Resurrection  10-12
Derek Landy
Business as usual in the 10th book . Slick talking, slick dressing, alliances won and lost.
If you have not come across this series before it’s really well worth trying.  Skullduggery in a 24hour quest to save the world.


Fly Me Home  9-13

Polly Yo Hen

A girl who moves with her family to London from Africa struggles to settle in, but is helped to find herself by a magical neighbour.  Fly me home is an incredibly moving portrayal of one family’s struggle to adjust to life in a new country.  Full of friendship, family and magic, this is a distinctive read that stays with you.