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Parents Recommended Reads March 2017

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Everyone Loves Underpants

Author: Claire Freedman (Illustrated by Ben Cort)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Books
ISBN: 9781471163074
Published Date: 23rd February 2017
RRP: £1.00

This zany, hilarious tale is delightfully brought to life by Ben Cort’s vibrant illustrations. With a madcap, rhyming text by award-winning Claire Freedman, this is sure to enchant and amuse the whole family!
In this PANTSTASTIC story, join old friends to celebrate the wonder of underpants!

Where's Wally? The Fantastic Journey

Author: Martin Handford
Publisher: Walker Books
ISBN: 9781406376753
Published Date: 23rd February 2017
RRP: £1.00

Join Wally on his quest through magical and bizarre fantasy lands. Hidden in every intricately-detailed scene are Wally and his friends – so let the hunt begin! Full of eye-boggling extras and hours of fun, this third classic Wally adventure comes in a fiendish mini edition and extra puzzling and magical puzzles to play. Wow! Amazing


Good Old Timmy and Other Stories

Author: Enid Blyton
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
ISBN: 9781444937190
Published Date: 23rd February 2017
RRP: £1.00

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton’s most popular series.

This special illustrated World Book Day book contains three of Enid Blyton’s page-turning short stories about the Famous Five, with fantastic new cover illustrations from Laura Ellen Anderson. In Good Old Timmy, the five see a boy being kidnapped at the beach and set out to rescue him. But where have the kidnappers hidden the boy? Could Timmy lead them to the answer?

Join the adventure and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Famous Five in 2017.


Author: David Almond
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
ISBN: 9781444937176
Published Date: 23rd February 2017
RRP: £1.00

Each year, sixteen-year old Louise travels with her father to the island of Lindisfarne. It’s a holiday, but also a pilgrimage to the place Louise’s mother loved best of all in the whole world.

This year things are changing and the beautiful and haunted island is a troubled place. Louise is growing fast, and is yearning for independence. Her father becomes infatuated by an American tourist. And they arrive at the same time as Hassan, a mysterious boy from Syria, who fascinates Louise. He seems to have known this place from long ago, and to be at home here. He’s an acrobat, maybe a sorcerer, maybe a source of great danger. The gang of boys who live in the island’s wilder places want to cast him out.

Over the course of a few days, the forces of love, death, hope and destruction move these characters towards a deeper understanding of themselves and the world. This is a story which shows how the journeys we take and the people we meet shape us forever.

Dead of Night

Author: Michael Grant
Publisher: Electric Monkey
ISBN: 9781780318134
Published Date: 23rd February 2017
RRP: £1.00

Set in the alternative World War II scenario of his Front Lines novels, Michael Grant, author of the bestselling GONE series, has written this story exclusively for World Book Day 2017.

Rio Richlin doesn’t have superpowers. She is an ordinary young woman. A soldier in the American army, wearing a uniform, carrying a rifle, and fighting alongside thousands who are trying to make a difference, trying to change the world.

At least, that’s the plan. Right now she’s part of a squad on a training exercise in some place called Wales. They’re cold, they’re wet, and Rio’s pretty sure they’re also lost. Spending the night in a creepy old inn wasn’t part of the plan at all…

Rio's only training. But soon, the fate of the world will be in the hands of the soldier girls.