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February 2017

FANTASY READS FOR A FUN-FILLED FEBRUARY

Edie by Sophy Henn paperback £6.99/hardback £11.99 published by Penguin Random House

Age Pre-School

Edie thinks helping is one of the things she is best at. And Edie is certainly a very good helper, whether it’s helping Mummy wake bright and early, helping Daddy to do the shopping or helping her little brother with sharing and knowing what’s what. Edie is a stunning, stylish picture book with retro colours and a character who will appeal to generations of children. It’s a joy to read aloud and will help children learn some valuable life lessons along the way, with plenty of scope for chats about helping, being kind, sharing, and what to do when things don’t go as planned!


LEGO® The Batman Movie: Chaos in Gotham City £6.99 published by Egmont UK

Age 7+

Filled with adventure and peril this new book from the LEGO® The Batman Movie series is filled with exciting activities in Gotham City, where the good guys Batman and Robin battle against super-villains like The Joker, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Harley Quinn Two-Face, Poison Ivy and Scarecrow. The book includes all-action comic strips and fun puzzles to entertain all Batman fans and comes with an exclusive Batman Legoman minifigure. Other available LEGO® The Batman Movie books include: Choose Your Super Hero Doodle Activity Book, Ready, Steady, Stick! and Batman’s Activity Journal.


The World’s Cutest Animal Colouring Book by Lonely Planet Kids, illustrated by Lulu Mayo £6.99

Age 7+

Create your own gorgeous works of art with the most adorable colouring book on the planet! Each seriously cute spread features a full-colour animal pattern on the left, and a black and white version on the right to be coloured in. From jungle treetops to the ocean floor, there’s a fabulous choice of animals to bring to life. Copy the colours in the examples given, or go wild and create your own bold and beautiful combinations. There are 22 adorable animals to choose from and the book also includes a map, pinpointing where in the world each cute creature can be found, as well as fun facts about each of the animals featured.


Dummies Junior Titles £7.99/£8.99 published by Wiley

Age 7+

The latest Dummies Junior titles offer a fun and easy introduction to skills and subjects for the scientists, technologists and engineers of the future. Nine new books including ‘Building Your Own Robots’, ‘Getting Started with Electronics’, ‘Creating Digital Animations’ and ‘Building a Minecraft City’, combine the hallmarks of the Dummies series – simple steps and friendly approach – but with vivid, full colour designs and short page counts to appeal to and educate a younger audience. These approachable guides provide basic exposure to subjects, explaining simple concepts to younger learners while keeping tasks straightforward and easy to follow.


Mabel Jones and the Doomsday Book by Will Mabbitt 6.99 published by Puffin

Age 7+

Mabel Jones is ready for her third unlikely adventure in another hilarious and delightfully nasty story. Would you agree to go on a perilous TOP SECRET mission to save your best friend from the creaking gibbet? Mabel Jones is on her way to the city of Otom in search of the legendary Doomsday Book – an ancient document that might help her save the hooman race. But Otom is a dangerous place, packed with soldiers, spies and stinking rebels. Can Mabel escape with the book, or will she fall victim to the dreaded Grand Zhoul?


Rugby Runner by Gerard Siggins £7.99 published by O’Brien Press

Age 10+

The fifth book in the Rugby Spirit series about Eoin Madden’s adventures. Schools rugby star Eoin has never been busier – but it’s not all fun and games. Eoin also has to deal with grumpy friends, bullies, teachers piling on the homework – AND a ghost on a mission. That ghost is the restless spirit of William Webb Ellis, the man credited with the invention of rugby. But what does he want from Eoin? Panic strikes when the famous William Webb Ellis rugby trophy is stolen. As the mystery rumbles on and a decisive game looms, Eoin must work with his ghostly friend to unravel the clues and find the stolen trophy.

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