Class is Not Dismissed!
By Gitty Daneshvari, Carrie Gifford
Have no fear! The frightened foursome are back in this this wickedly funny and phobia-inducing sequel to School of Fear!Everyone is (still) afraid of something... Madeleine Masterson is deathly afraid of bugs, especially spiders;Theodore Bartholomew is petrified of dying;Lulu Punchalower is terrified of confined spaces;Garrison Feldman is frightened by deep water. . . After discovering that each of her former students has secretly regressed, headmistress Mrs. Wellington brings Madeleine, Theo, Lulu, and Garrison back for a mandatory summer of retraining. Facing their fears is terrifying enough, but when they are joined by a fifth student things start to get even scarier.
Camping is Not Very Ooh La La!
By Poppy Harper, Clare Elsom
Maisie's family are heading to France for the best camping trip ever! There'll be croissants and baguettes and . . . snails? But when they arrive, France feels an awful lot like England. And camping seems like an awful lot of bother. Especially when you've got FIVE stinky brothers who are talented in the art of being really extremely ANNOYING and your best-friend-who-is-almost-as-good-as-a-sister is in a whole other country.But then Maisie meets Mademoiselle Claudette and things start looking up. Perhaps camping might be OOH LA LA after all?
Claw of the Sphinx
By A J Hunter, James de la Rue
Beware the claws of the sphinx...Geology-mad Sam and her American cousin Trey are the Chosen Ones, destined to save the world from destruction by gathering together the scattered fragments of The Warrior's Shield. They've already rescued one section of the enchanted shield from the terrifying Medusa, and now learn that the second piece is being guarded by a fearsome sphinx - a creature with the body of a lion, the wings of an eagle and the face of a human. So Sam and Trey must travel to Ancient Egypt, and face mummies, beast-headed warriors... and the deadly sphinx itself!
The Cat Who Ate Christmas
By Lil Chase, Thomas Docherty
A funny, heart-warming Christmas story about one little kitten and a very big turkey!It's Christmas, and everyone in the Hudson family is very excited - including their kitten. First he knocks the Christmas tree over, then he shreds the presents, and finally he eats the entire Christmas turkey! Mum gets cross, and the kitten runs away. But when he doesn't come back, the Hudson family have to venture out on Christmas Day to find their naughty kitten. Can they have a merry Christmas after all?This gorgeous book is illustrated in two-colour throughout, with a special section at the back for Christmas facts, jokes, craft activities and recipes.The kitten in this story will be named by one lucky reader, via a competition hosted by the Reading Zone. Check this space for the big reveal!
By Cheryl Orsini, Cheryl Orsini
Three friends in Spring - Dave, Sam and Joe -with faithful caravan Fran in tow,were heading north for a holiday,off to the seashore, far away.Three friends have an unexpected adventure while on their way to the beach in Caravan Fran. When Fran hits a bump in the road, the friends' dog, Ray, tumbles out and falls in the creek. Sam jumps in to rescue Ray ... then Joe jumps in to rescue Ray AND Sam. Eventually they all make it safely to the seaside - just in time for dinner!A gorgeously illustrated celebration of holidays and friendship told in rhyming text.
The Complete Guide to a Dog's Best Friend
By Felicity Gardner, Felicity Gardner
An older, wiser dog offers hilarious advice to puppies about how to be a pet, including quickly grabbing any snacks left laying around before your owner changes their mind, helping out by 'sorting' the rubbish and always leading the way on walks.All dog-lovers will laugh with recognition at this very funny story from a talented husband-and-wife duo.
Come On, Let's Play!
By Cheryl Orsini
'Everyone's home, there's no school today.There's so much to do. Come on, let's play!The grown-ups hide, and the kids all seek. First we count to a hundred - and promise not to peek!'You don't have to go out to have an adventure, a day at home can be just as busy and exciting as any trip away. From pillow forts and painting to a living-room concert and a bedtime story, this busy family shows how it's easy to fill the day with fun! Cheryl Orsini's gorgeous watercolour and gouache illustrations capture all the liveliness and warmth of family life.PRAISE for Cheryl Orsini's previous books: 'Cheryl Orsini's absolutely divine illustrations are some of my favourite in a picture book this year. From the endpapers, through the book proper and the covers, too, her utterly whimsical illustrations are so eye-engaging, it's a delight to turn each page and witness a new surprise.' blog.boomerangbooks.com.au on POM POM'Little kids love to move and race and dig, and this book by illutsrator Orsini will help them with just that. A great book to share with little ones just before sending them out to play in the backyard, it vividly depicts how all sorts of machines move and work ... Orsini beautifully creates a lively game of pretend, with bright colours and movement providing inspiration for active outdoor games.' Weekend West, Perth on THE ABC BOOK OF CARS, TRAINS, BOATS AND PLANES
Celeste Sails to Spain
By Alison Lester, Alison Lester
What does Clive do at the park? How does Rosie celebrate? Where does Celeste go in her dreams? Follow everybody's favourite children as they go out into the world.Children will have fun asking themselves what their favourite activities are while following the adventures of Frank, Clive, Nicky, Tessa, Ernie, Rosie and Celeste. Each character enjoys some fun activity, such as visiting the museum, the park and having celebrations. Applauding individuality, Celeste Sails to Spain will incite questions and comments from young audiences. Children will delight in Alison Lester's cheerful artwork and simple text that is filled with familiarity.Celeste Sails to Spain is an interactive book that depicts seven children happy in their own uniqueness.
By Alex Marlowe
Following the shocking events of the previous book, The Immortals are disheartened and cracks are beginning to show in their alliance. Then a new face brings secrets from Luke's past to light, turning everything he thought he knew upside-down.Which makes it the perfect moment for their enemies to strike...