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Compton Valance - The most powerful boy in the universe.

Compton Vallance - The most powerful boy in the universe

This is a great book if your reader:
Loves madcap humour - stinky, gross laugh until your belly hurts humour mixed with pondering the implications of time travel! That's why the age range of this book is pretty big.
Likes a bit of clever wordplay - the names of people and places (Samuel Nathaniel Daniel, anyone?!??) are genius, and the chapter titles make you chuckle before you have started reading the text. What child could resist 'A stink that stunk stinkier than the stinkiest stink had ever stunk?'
Wants a less formal look. The different types of font, layout, and amount of text on a page make it a perfect, easy on the eye chapter book.
Loves detailed black and white illustrations that explain what is happening and how the characters are feeling way beyond the written text and make you giggle.
Is in it for the ride. The plot jumps around at a pace, but it's the wonderful, unapologetically silliness that keeps the story together.
Enjoys The Wimpy Kid. However, they are in for a treat because Compton Vallance is far funnier, far cleverer, and more absorbing. Many kids have happily plowed through the series at an alarming rate (you may need to dig out your library card!)
Is not always keen to read big chunky chapter books. This is a perfect read for kids to forget they are reading while building confidence and stamina.

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Dirty Bertie Pirate!

This is a great book if your reader:
Is starting to read independently. The font size, language, and amount of text on a page make it a perfect first chapter book.
Loves detailed black and white illustrations by the amazing David Roberts. They explain what is happening and how the characters are feeling way beyond the written text.
Enjoys Horrid Henry. However, they are in for a treat because Dirty Bertie is far funnier and more absorbing. Many kids have happily plowed through the series at an alarming rate (you may need to dig out your library card!)
Likes nose picking and bogey humour.
Is not confident or keen to read chapter books. Dirty Bertie Pirate! is split into three mini-stories, and each story has four chapters. This is perfect for building confidence and stamina.

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Judy Moody

This is a great book if your reader:
Is moving to chapter books. The book's language, length, illustrations, and the amount of text on a page make it a perfect bridge between picture books and chapter books.
Enjoys a bit of mischief and humour as Judy is Moody, but she is a lot of fun too. She just does whatever she wants to do, no matter what, she's got ambitions, too, which makes her a great character for young kids to read about!
Wants a book you can enjoy together. You can't help but giggle and share stories about bad moods, bad days, and sibling rivalry.
Isn't confident or keen to read chapter books. There are 18 books in the series, and a spin-off series about her brother, Stink. Your child can enjoy the familiar characters and events whilst building their reading stamina. I can't wait to read more!

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The Bad Guys

This is a great book if your reader:
Is starting to read independently. The book's length and the amount of text on a page make it a perfect bridge between picture books and chapter books.
Loves graphic novels and comic books. The heist themed plot moves quickly along with hilarious black and white illustrations taking the action far beyond the written text.
Enjoys a good belly laugh and wants a book you can read together. Both children and adults can't help but laugh out loud at Mr. Wolf and the gang's antics.
Is not confident or keen to read chapter books and needs a series they can enjoy and build their reading stamina.

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The Worst Witch

This is a great next book if your reader likes:

Short chapters and a good size font for readers who are developing their reading stamina.
Stories set in a magical boarding school with an accident-prone rookie witch (Mildred), her arch-enemy(Enid), and her loyal friend (Maud). There's even a Snape-type teacher in the form of Miss Hardbroom if you think it is sounding a little Harry Potterish.
Wonderful black ink pen illustrations that add extra detail to the story. A simple narrative with beautifully developed characters and a classic good v's bad theme.
A good giggle! Poor Mildred is forgetful and accident-prone but she always manages to save the day.
Books that are part of a series. There are 7 Worst Witch books, and it has been adapted for TV and stage.

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Anisha Accidental Dectective

This is a great next book if your reader likes:
A plot that keeps you guessing with its twists and turns, but they don't yet have the stamina for a longer, more complex read.
Mystery stories, but they aren't ready for some of the more grown-up themes often found in detective stories.
The complexities of family life and friendship, with wonderfully quirky characters.
A good giggle!
Interesting details about Indian culture and family life.

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Who let the Gods out

This is a great next book if your reader likes:

Greek mythology 
 A familiar but fresh take on the Greek myths
Witty and wacky plots based on hard-hitting themes, such as being a parent carer and repossession. 
Funny puns and wordplay.
Rich characters who you can laugh with and at. 
 Humour that appeals to all ages (even my teenagers can't help but still crack a smile!)
well spaced out font.
Characters that grow over a series of books.

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Monstroso

This is a great next book if your reader likes:
Portal stories like Jumanji.
Short stories with humour and content that older children will enjoy as well.
Family themes where characters are forced to question their changing thoughts and opinions.
A twist or surprise at the end.

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After the Fall

This is  a great next book if your reader likes:
Can remember the traditional nursery rhyme so they understand the sequel!
Loves wry humour that tackles issues, such as fear and tramua.
Enjoys detailed symbolic illustrations that you can return to many times.
Likes characters who develop and grow, showing their weaknesses and strenghts. 

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I want to be in a scary story

This is a great next book if your reader likes:

Love a funny story, where they can join in and shout-along.

like characters who ask questions.

Can empathise with characters who like adventure or feel fear.

Want to know how it feels to wish for something then regret it.

Has enjoyed Meg and Mog, Winnie the Witch or Funny Bones.

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Monsters, Mayhem and a Sprinkling of Crumbs

This is a great next book if your reader:
Has read short chapter books independently
Gets drawn into a narrative through the description of characters and setting, and loves a cat and mouse tale, where the villains are often outsmarted.
Wants a book that has humorous, detailed drawings that bring the story alive.
Needs to develop self-confidence and reading stamina, moving on from simple chapter books.

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Tilly and the time machine

This is a great next book i your reader likes ...
A story with a strong, likeable main character (A female Kevin from the Home Alone films)
Action where the plot moves from setting to setting at a pace.
History – Queen Victoria, Nelson and Hans, the German goalkeeper from 1966, are all characters that Tilly meets on her travels.
Short chapter books that they have read independently.
A book that has humorous, detailed drawings that bring the story alive.
To develop their self-confidence and reading stamina, moving on from simple chapter books.