Pirate

Pirate

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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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Malamander

Malamander- Thomas Taylor
This is a great next book if your reader likes:
An action-packed mystery with a well-crafted plot that keeps you guessing right up to the end.
Well-developed characters that gradually reveal their real personality throughout the story.
The themes of friendship, family, and where true happiness lies - I will give you a clue it isn't money or power!
To romp through a tremendous action-packed salty sea legend! It is a fast-paced plot with plenty of action and suspense.
To discuss and notice new vocabulary. You can have fun with wordplay and a rich vocabulary. For example, (S)herbert Lemon and Palma Violet are the two main characters.
Identifying and predicting who the characters really are, what they stand for, and empathise with their situations.
Harry Potter as there are a few parallels.