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The way to Treasure Island
Matilda and her dad bring complementary personal qualities to their search for treasure in the natural world.
Up to something
Dad and Billy each build their own racing kart and then build one together.
Elena Arevalo Melville
Lonely Clara has no one to play with until she finds an umbrella in the park.
A million dots
This is a beautiful book for counting games. Children love to count the dots, but what happens when there are too many dots to count?
The pirate tree
Brigita Orel and Jennie Poh
When two lonely children meet up The Pirate Tree becomes a metaphor for a ship and friendship.
The golden cage
Anna Castagnoli & Carll Cheut
Valentina wants a talking bird and will go to any lengths to get her wish.
Where did you go today?
Where did you go today? Was it the park to swing on the swings? Or did you fly? Perhaps you went on the slide? Or maybe, you skied down a mountainside?
Sing to the moon
Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl, illus. Sandra van Doorn
It is raining - nothing to do, boring. If only there were wishes that can transport you to different exciting places. But you don’t need magic; you just need a loving grandfather and imagination!
The Phoenix of Persia
Sally Pomme Clayton, illus. Amin Hassanzadeh Sharif
When the wish of King Sam and Queen Aram is granted and they have a baby, their joy turns to sorrow – anger even. The baby, Prince Zal, does not look like the prince the king wanted...
Moonstruck! Poems About Our Moon
Roger Stevens (ed), illus. Ed Boxall
This anthology is another ‘stuff in your schoolbag’ poetry book from the Otter-Barry series that encourages children to read and share poetry.
A Kid in my Class
Rachel Rooney, illus. Chris Riddell
The variety of poems is past imagining – the thoughts of a hamster; wondering what present to give a leaving teacher; haikus to describe pop-up ideas, including a ‘her-ku’, twins; school sports day; advice (with a twist) to a new boy; playground life; feeling shy; every aspect of the school day.
Poetry for Change: A National Poetry Day Anthology
Various authors, illus. Chie Hosaka
This book contains 43 poems – more than half are freshly written by living poets, the rest include classics that they want to share with you.