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Spring 2017

Super Spring Reads...

Mr. Men: My Mummy by Roger Hargreaves
£5.99, published by Egmont


The Little Miss will help show your mummy just how special she is to you. From making you smile, even when things are going wrong, to knowing just when hugs are needed, mummies are Splendid, Fun, Magic, Sunshine – lots of the Little Miss rolled into one! The perfect gift book for Mother’s Day, includes a section for children to fi ll in their own words.

The Big Book of Beasts by Yuval Zommer Hardback
£12.95, published by Thames & Hudson


Children can learn all about the hairiest, grizzliest, growliest and most fearsome beasts on our planet, from their jaws right down to their claws! Find out about beastly behaviour, wild habitats and
even the urban beasts lurking on our streets. Packed with fascinating information and full to the brim with gloriously illustrated wildlife scenes, there are mystery paw prints hidden throughout for kids to spot. The ultimate book for animal-loving children.

Flying Fergus: The Winning Team by Sir Chris Hoy
£4.99 published by Piccadilly Press Age 5+


The Hercules’ Hopefuls are going to the Nationals, and not even Wallace’s Winners competing too can wipe the smiles off their faces. But then disaster strikes in training. To stand a chance of beating the Velociraptors, the terrifying all-girls speed squad, Wesley and Fergus will need to work together. It’s Fergus’s biggest challenge yet – well, apart from breaking Dad out of the Dungeon of Despair in Nevermore, that is…

Life On Earth: Human Body by Heather Alexander Board Book
£9.99, published by Quarto. Age 5+


How many bones do I have in my body? Why do we breathe? What does my heart do? Children can find out the answers to these questions and lots more in this fact-filled new series from Wide Eyed Editions. Colourful, engaging and informative; the innovative lift-the-flap question and answer format promotes problem-solving and retention, has over 100 questions to answer and 70 flaps to open and explore! A joy for little readers to pour through and turn over; this is the perfect tool for budding scientists to engage with the world around them!

See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng
£6.99, published by Penguin Random House


An astonishingly moving and heart-warming debut about a space obsessed boy’s quest for answers. As 11-year-old Alex Petroski sets out on a mission to launch his iPod into space, via a series of audio recordings, Alex will show other life forms out in the cosmos, what life on Earth – his Earth – is really like. But for a boy with a long-dead dad, a troubled mum, and a mostly not around older brother, Alex struggles with the big questions we all ask ourselves.

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