Monday, 19 February 2018
Latest Issue

reviews

February 2018

The Reading Corner

Fall in love with these fabulous February releases…

Mr. Men My Brother & My Sister by Roger Hargreaves
£5.99, published by Egmont Publishing

Age Pre-school+

Whether your brother’s fun games and tickles make you happy or his cheeky tricks make you giggle, he’s always there to make life more fun. Your sister makes you laugh with funny jokes or tells you fantastically silly stories, she is always there to brighten up your day. The Mr. Men and Little Miss will help you show your siblings just how much they mean to each other. Children can also add their own words to the stories to make it a really personal gift. A delightful book for a new baby brother or sister, your sibling’s birthday or sharing any time you want to say I love you, too.


How to Say I Love You In Five Languages by Kenard Pak
HB £8.99, published by Quarto Kids

Age 4+

An interactive sound book just in time for Valentine’s Day! Meet a child from each country who loves a different person, from George in England who loves his dog, to Jia in China who loves her brother. You’ll learn to say ‘I love you’ in French, Japanese, Mandarin, English and Spanish, just press the button to hear the phrase, then practise it yourself. The first in a series of chunky-board book formats with gorgeous illustrations and push-button sounds along the side, this book is a great first language primer for curious kids.


101 Games To Play Before You Grow Up by Walter Foster Jr Creative Team, illustrated by Diego Vaisberg
£8.99, published by Quarto Kids

Age 8+

In the digital age, kids have forgotten how to be… well, kids! Busy with phones and the internet, iconic games such as Piggy in the Middle have been forgotten. Playing games is a part of growing up, and this book is THE guide to playing, whether that be with pen and paper, a cup and a ball or some playing cards. There are tons of games children can play by themselves, or with friends and family. A great way to engage kids and get them active and playing inside or outside, this title is your answer to entertaining the children without technology.


A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle – Film tie-in edition
£6.99, published by Puffin Books

Age 9+

A special edition of the bestselling novel to tie in with Disney’s latest fantasy adventure, coming to cinemas March 23. Packed with extra content, including a Q&A with Madeline L’Engle and an afterword by the author’s granddaughter, this story bridges science and fantasy, darkness and light, fear and friendship and has become a classic of children’s literature over the last 50 years. Follow Meg and Charles Wallace Murry as they go searching through a ‘wrinkle in time’ for their lost father and find themselves on an evil planet where all life is enslaved by a huge pulsating brain known as ‘It’.


The School for Good and Evil: Quests for Glory by Soman Chainani
£7.99, published by Harper Collins Children’s Books

Age 9+

Agatha, Tedros and Sophie are back in the fourth action-packed book of the School for Good and Evil series. Join your favourite students as they begin a new era and set off on their quests in the Endless Woods. With every end comes a new beginning and before they can graduate, the students must complete their Quests for Glory. The quests are both dangerous and unpredictable, and the stakes are high. Success brings eternal adoration, and failure means obscurity forever. If Good and Evil can’t find a way to work together, can either side survive?


A Spoonful of Murder by Robin Stevens
£6.99, published by Puffin Books

Age 9+

Join the Detective Society as they travel to Hong Kong in the highly anticipated sixth mystery in the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series. When Hazel Wong’s beloved grandfather passes away, Daisy Wells is all too happy to accompany her friend to Hazel’s family estate in beautiful, bustling Hong Kong. But as always the girls are never far from a mystery. Tragedy strikes very close to home, and this time Hazel isn’t just the detective. She’s been framed for murder! The girls must work together like never before, confronting dangerous gangs, mysterious suspects and sinister private detectives to solve the murder and clear Hazel’s name.

Your Comments


Download boredom busting activity sheets here

Web design and development by Creative Online Media, Belfast. Copyright 2007-2008. All rights reserved.

This page is valid XHTML 1.0 Strict, CSS