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  • Snow

    Snow

    Name: Nikki Stiles
    10 July 2017;

    Genre: Adventure

    The first in a series of books written and illustrated by Sam Usher based on the weather. A little boy wakes one morning to a blanket of snow. He can't believe his eyes and can't wait to get outside to play. The little boy rushes to his grandad ready and eager to go and hoping to be the first to...

  • Rain

    Rain

    Name: Nikki Stiles
    10 July 2017;

    Genre: Adventure

    Who wouldn't want to be out playing in the pouring rain? Rain written and beautifully illustrated by Sam Usher, is a book about a little boy who wakes one morning to find the rain tapping at his window. He can't wait to get outside and his imagination is running wild with all the things he could...

  • The Three Little Pugs and the Big Bad Cat

    The Three Little Pugs and the Big Bad Cat

    Name: Alice Short
    10 July 2017;

    Genre: Adventure

    I loved this take on the story of the Three Little Pigs, in which we follow three little pugs and a very bad cat. There is so much detail and humour in the illustrations, and we really get a sense of each of the characters. When the three pugs are told to go and build their own homes, they set o...

  • Ready, Set, Build!

    Ready, Set, Build

    Name: Helen Fox
    10 July 2017;

    Genre: Adventure

    A lovely picture book to use with preschool and early years childen when exploring building and construction as the rhyming verse makes it a good read-aloud with younger children, while there is enough detail in the text and images to explore more around the subject of construction with early yea...

  • Blocks

    Blocks - Let's Share

    Name: Helen Fox
    10 July 2017;

    Genre: Adventure

    It isn't always easy to encourage young children to share so this is a great story to read aloud when children are struggling with the idea of sharing and / or playing together. It's also beautifully illustrated with slightly retro-style, bright images that will catch children's attention. Rub...

  • Fairy Tale Pets

    Fairy Tale Pets

    Name: Alex Young
    10 July 2017;

    Genre: Adventure

    Imagine if the fairy tale characters - Goldilocks, the three little pigs, Jack from the beanstalk and the troll in the Three Billy Goats Gruff - needed to tend to the animals that have a role in each of their stories? How tricky might they be to look after? When Bob, who is broke, decides to set...

  • Alex, Approximately

    Alex, Approximately

    Name: Alice Short
    10 July 2017;

    Genre: Adventure

    When she moves across the States to live with her dad, Bailey has a plan - to seek out the boy she's been chatting with, and falling a bit in love with, online. The only problem? She doesn't know his real name, nor what he looks like. While she finds her feet and gets to grips with her summer job...

  • There Is No Dragon In This Story

    There is No Dragon in This Story

    Name: Jayne Gould
    07 July 2017;

    Genre: Adventure

    There is definitely no dragon in this story! He has gone off in a huff because he doesn't want to capture icky, frilly princesses today or fight brave, shiny knights. This dragon wants to find a story where he can be the hero for a change! But it proves a little difficult when everybody he app...

  • Caraval: the mesmerising Sunday Times bestseller

    Caraval

    Name: Linda brown
    05 July 2017;

    Genre: Adventure

    Wow, what a debut novel. This book is a rollercoaster of a story. It had me gripped right from the start. The story tells of a young girl called Scarlett who dreams of witnessing a week-long magical performance called Caraval. However, Scarlett has never left the tiny isle of Trisda where she suf...

  • Big Brown Bear's Cave

    Big Brown Bear's Cave

    Name: Marie Berry
    03 July 2017;

    Genre: Adventure

    Big Brown Bear's Cave is a lovely picture book. It tells the story of Brown bear who finds a new cave and can't make it feel like home. So he goes out to find 'stuff' to put in his cave. He stumbles across a human street and notices their caves (also known as sheds) are full of stuff so he dec...