Pages & Co: Tilly and the Bookwanderers

by Anna James

Illustrator: Paolo Escobar
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Format: Paperback, audio and eBook

A Magical adventure full of classic characters.

Eleven-year-old Tilly has lived above her grandparent’s bookshop since her mother disappeared shortly after she was born.  One day Tilly realises that classic children’s characters are appearing in the bookshop through the magic of ‘book-wandering’- crossing over from the page into real life.  With the help of Anne of Green Gables and Alice in Wonderland Tilly is determined to solve the mystery of what happened to her mother all those years ago, so steps into the unknown, unsure of what adventure lies ahead and what dangers she may face.

Sam Wu is not afraid of spiders!

by Katie and Kevin Tsang

Illustrator: Nathan Reed
Publisher: Egmont Books
Format: Paperback, eBook and audio book

Laugh-out-loud funny story featuring the bravest scaredy-cat in the world!

Sam Wu is NOT afraid of anything. Well, maybe some things. Like ghosts, sharks…the dark’s pretty worrying too. And not to mention SPIDERS! But Sam’s not going to let anyone know. And so when Tulip, the school tarantula, disappears from her cage, Sam decides it’s up to him and his friends to save the school from the eight-legged escapee.

Look out for others in the Sam Wu series too.

The Boy who Grew Dragons

by Andy Shepherd

Illustrator: Sara Ogilvie
Publisher: Piccadilly Press
Format: Paperback, audio and eBook

Fabulously funny story.

Imagine if you could grow dragons…in your very own garden!

When Tomas discovers a strange dragonfruit tree in his grandad’s garden he doesn’t think much of it. But he takes the funny fruit from the tree home and gets the shock of his life when a tiny dragon hatches.

Roll on lots of fun and toilet humour as Tomas learns to live with a fire breathing dragon. He is in for even more surprises when more dragonfruits appears on the tree and Tomas finds he is officially growing dragons!

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The Nothing to See Here Hotel

by Steven Butler

Illustrator: Steven Lenton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Format: Paperback and eBook

Full of magical creatures, this is a hilarious start to the series.

Welcome to The Nothing to See Here Hotel! A hotel for magical creatures, where weird is normal for Frankie Bannister and his parents who run the hotel.  When a goblin messenger arrives announcing the imminent arrival of the goblin prince Grogbah, Frankie and his family rush into action to get ready for their important guest.

But it soon becomes obvious that the Bannister family are going to have their work cut out with the demanding prince and his never-ending entourage, especially when it turns out the rude little prince is hiding a secret.

Toto the Ninja Cat and the great snake escape

by Dermot O’Leary

Illustrator: Nick East
Publisher: Hodder
Format: Paperback, audio and eBook

Cracking adventure about a superhero cat with special skills.

Toto is almost totally blind but that doesn’t stop her having brilliant adventures. She was taught to trust her senses from a ninja cat-master back in Italy where she was born. Along with her brother, Silver, she joins forces with a posh rat and two hungry lions to investigate the disappearance of a giant cobra snake from London Zoo.

Can they find the giant snake before it is too late?

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We won an island

by Charlotte Lo

Publisher: Nosy Crow
Format: Paperback, eBook and audio book

Entertaining, funny yet gentle story of facing family challenges.

When Luna’s family win an island, Luna thinks it will solve everything AND she can finally get a donkey! But things don’t go entirely to plan – no one expects Luna’s younger brother to win a Sheep Pageant, for example – and the secret festival they hold soon spirals out of control.

But the island is beautiful, and the family are happy, and maybe Luna will get her donkey after all.

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