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 longer chapter books. Likes to get to know characters, as they will enjoy finding out how this warm and funny duo grows and change. (Rabbit is quick to react and easily annoyed, and Bear is a careful guide who thinks before responding. Together they become a team who bring out the best in each other). Enjoys a story written with the right amount of sentimentality and humour. But be warned, the book uncovers that rabbits eat their poo, so if this is not a topic for you, then you might want to give Rabbit and Bear a miss.
This is a great book if your reader: Is beginning to read longer books. (Tom Gates can be dipped into as it is a diary). Needs a book with little text on a page to build stamina and independence Loves laugh out loud humour. Tom Gates is brilliant is a winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize Wants a story with a likeable main character. who they feel they have lots in common with Likes hilarious doodles that illustrate what's happening to Tom.
This is a great book if your reader: Is starting to read short chapter books. Needs to gain confidence and develop reading stamina with simple vocabulary but rich and exciting content. Would enjoy a twist on the traditional Princess genre as the Princess disguises herself as Princess Black, who secretly battles monsters to protect her land. Likes to look at humerous and colourful illustrations that perfectly capture the action of a story. Wants to follow the Superhero Princess Magnolia's fortunes as she develops her secret identity throughout the series. Loves a series as children seem to love the humour and adventure and characters The Princess in Black books have to offer.
This is a great book if your reader: Is starting to independently read short chapter books. Needs to gain confidence and develop reading stamina. This book has more creative and imaginative illustrations than text to read. Is fascinated by the uber-cool treehouse Andy and Terry create. Likes to look at hilariously funny pictures and images. Wants to meet the same two friends in each book in the series. There are over 10 books in the series.
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.
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.
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.
Your child will enjoy Tilly and the Time Machine if they: Like a story with a strong, likeable main character (A female Kevin from the Home Alone films) Enjoys action where the plot moves from setting to setting at a pace. Are interested in history – Queen Victoria, Nelson and Hans, the German goalkeeper from 1966, are all characters that Tilly meets on her travels. Has read short chapter books independently 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.
This is a great book if your reader: Is beginning to read chapter books. Revels in laugh out loud slapstick humour. Wants a story with a quirky, likeable main character. Needs a book with short chapters to build stamina and independence over a series of books. Likes illustrations that beautifully capture the adventure and action of the story.