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NEW books for 5 to 8 year olds in February

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Little Legends Spell ThiefLittle Legends: The Spell Thief by Tom Percival

Jack (of the beanstalk fame) and his magical talking chicken, Betsy, have always been great at making new friends. But when Jack spots Anansi, the new kid in town, talking to a troll in the Deep Dark Woods, everything changes. Everyone knows that trolls mean trouble, and Jack will do anything to prove to the rest of his friends that Anansi is a troll spy. Even if that means using stolen magic!

A brilliant new highly illustrated series featuring all the fairy-tale characters you know and love having brand-new adventures!



9780192739247_PUPPY_ACADEMY_PAW_OF_FRIENDSHIPPuppy Academy: Pip and the Paw of Friendship by Gill Lewis

Puppies to the rescue!

Pip is training to be a helper for a young girl in a wheelchair. He’s very excited about meeting her – but will she like him back? And can he ever learn to stop chasing every ball in sight?






polly and the puffin the stormy dayPolly and the Puffin by Jenny Colgan

The boat masts jangled louder and louder. Above their heads, black clouds gathered. Polly shivered, and then the rain started to fall: plop, plop, plop. Polly is waiting for something important to happen. But waiting is hard. It’s even harder when it’s raining and you can’t go outside…

Can Polly find enough to do to keep busy ALL day? And what will happen when her puffin friend, Neil, decides to fly off into the storm?




Just the Right SizeJust the Right Size by Nicola Davies and Neal Layton

Why are some animals big, some wide, some small and others long and thin? This informative natural history book, with brilliant cartoon-style illustrations by Neal Layton, explains all about how animals fit in to their environment and why, big, wide, small, long or thin, they are all just the right size.






Fizzlebert Stump Boy Who Did P.E. in His PantsFizzlebert Stump: The Boy who did P.E. in his Pants by A F Harrold


After being lost in the woods and mistaken for a very rude girl, Fizzlebert Stump suddenly finds himself at school. It’s certainly different from his usual life of training to be a strongman or playing football with a sea lion!

But why won’t anyone believe Fizz belongs in the circus? Will he ever make it back? Or will he have to sit up straight and pay attention forever?

A story of friendship, foolish grown-ups, mistaken identity and a very fortunate case of hay fever.


9780141355320 Mabel Jones and the Forbidden CityMabel Jones and the Forbidden City by Will Mabbitt

What would you do if hungry vines emerged from your wardrobe and stole your baby sister?
If you’re Mabel Jones and afraid of nothing, you’d follow! Between Mabel and her goal is a dangerous jungle, filled with deadly monsters and poisoned jelly babies. Can she defeat the Witch Queen and rescue her sister, or is this the last we’ll see of Mabel Jones . . .?

Have fun with our activity sheet here…

Mabel Jones Activity Sheet



9781782952862 Daisy and the Trouble with Piggy BanksDaisy and the Trouble with Piggy Banks

Daisy’s getting into more trouble than ever before! When her best friend Gabby turns up at Daisy’s house with the most awesome, immense, water-squirting micro-scooter Daisy’s ever seen, Daisy knows she’s got to have one too! Trouble is, they cost a LOT of money. So Daisy and Gabby hatch a money-making plan…

Draw with Daisy here in our fun video!

Have some fun with our Daisy and the Trouble with Piggy Banks here…

Daisy Trouble Sports Day – spot difference

Daisy Trouble Sports Day wordsearch 305

Daisy Trouble Sports Day – design outfit

Daisy Piggy Banks – money

Daisy Piggy Banks – spot difference