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Primary 1st Cycle WRIGGLE AND ROAR! : RHYMES TO JOIN IN WITH Julia Donaldson, Macmillan (9781405021661) A wonderful rhyme book full of action and noise - guaranteed to make kids love poetry!

WHEN GORILLA GOES WALKING Nikki Grimes, Orchard Books (9780439317702 ) A humorous and wonderfully poetic story about Cecilia and her pet

Poetry

cat, Gorilla!

ANTARCTIC ANTICS : A BOOK OF PENGUIN POEMS Judy Sierra, Voyager (9780152046026 ) Join the antics of a penguin family! Dive, swim and glide with this delightful pack of penguins as they slip and slide through their icy world.

ALL JOIN IN! Quentin Blake, Red Fox (9780099964704 ) This book is a rumbustious, rollicking and above all noisy collection of seven exuberant poems, perfect for chanting aloud, that are brilliantly illustrated by the incomparable Quentin Blake.

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Comics

Amy J. Lemke, Stone Arch books A colourful collection of adventure comics for young readers with activities and quizzes.

RED TED AND THE LOST THINGS Michael Rosen, Walker (9781406326550) One day, a little bear named Red Ted is accidentally left on the seat of a train by his owner Stevie and ends up in the place for lost things. He doesn´t despair, however – he puts his mind to work!

THE TEENY-TINY WOMAN

Mystery

Paul Galdone, Clarion (9780899192703) A spooky tale about a woman who finds a bone in a graveyard and puts in under her bed before going to sleep.

THE BEAR DETECTIVES SERIES Sally Grindley, Orchard Books A series of humorous detective stories featuring a team of crimefighting bears.


Primary1st 1st Cycle Primary Cycle WANGARI´S TREES OF PEACE Jeannette Winter, Harcourt (9780152065454 ) Tells the story of Wangari Maathai, a Nobel Prize-winning environmentalist who, shocked to see entire forests being cut down

Biographies Biographies

in her native country of Kenya, decides to take action, beginning with the planting of nine seedlings in her own backyard.

BIBLIOBURRO : A TRUE STORY FROM COLOMBIA Jeannette Winter, Beach Lane Books (9781416997788 ) A man, his burros, and his books bring joy to children in remote Colombian villages in this inspiring book based on a true story.

THE COCONUT MONK Thich Nhat Hanh, Plum Blossom Books (1888375531 ) The Coconut Monk and his two friends, cat and mouse, journey to the palace of the president to spread their message of peace and nonviolence.

GIRAFFES CAN`T DANCE Andreae Giles, Orchard Books (9781841215655 ) Gerald would love to join in with the other animals at the Jungle Dance, but everyone knows that giraffes can't dance . . . or can they? A funny, touching and triumphant story.

CLICK, CLACK, MOO : COWS THAT TYPE Doreen Cronin, Simon and Schuster (9781847383624)

Humour

Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears... "Click clack moo. Click clack moo. Clickety clack moo." But Farmer Brown's problems REALLY begin when his cows start leaving him notes...

THE WITCH´S CHILDREN GO TO SCHOOL Ursula Jones, Orchard Books (9781408300725) The witch's children's friend, Gemma, is scared about her first day at school. So, the Little One turns her into an ogre to give her

MIND YOUR MANNERS B.B. WOLF Judy Sierra, Dragonfly (9780307931016 ) When B.B. Wolf, who now lives in the Villain Villa Retirement Residence, is invited to the library for a storybook tea, he is careful to follow the advice of his crocodile friend and impresses everyone with how polite he can be.


Primary 1st Cycle THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF Paul Galdone, Clarion (9780899190358)

Fairy Tales/Classic stories

Three clever billy goats outwit a big ugly troll that lives under the bridge they must cross on their way up the mountain.

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD Jacob Grimm, North South (9780735840089) Retells the classic tale from the Brothers Grimm, in which a little girl makes a dangerous mistake when she speaks to a hungry wolf in the forest while on her way to visit her sick grandmother.

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS Stephen Tucker, Macmillan (9780230736139 ) The pigs set off, and in a field They saw a heap of straw. "I'll build my house of that," said one. "Straw's nice and quick, I'm sure." The classic story of three little pigs and a wicked wolf, retold in glorious rhyme that's perfect for reading aloud.

BABA YAGA AND THE STOLEN BABY Alison Lurie, Frances Lincoln (9781845077532) Elena heads into the forest to retrieve her baby brother who has been stolen by the witch Baba Yaga, and as she journeys she stops to help other creatures that give her magical items she is going to need to get herself and the baby back home safely.

THE ADVENTURES OF THE DISH AND THE SPOON Mini Grey, Knopf (9780375836916 ) Mini Grey’s spin on the nursery rhyme classic “Hey diddle, diddle, the cat and the fiddle” is a love story of sorts that starts when “the

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dish ran away with the spoon. A visual treat with new details to discover again and again, here is absurd good fun for the whole family.

THE TUNNEL Anthony Browne, Walker (9781406313291) Once upon a time there lived a brother and sister who were complete opposites and constantly fought and argued. One day they discovered the tunnel. The boy goes through it at once, dismissing his sister's fears. When he doesn't return his sister has to pluck up the courage to go through the tunnel too. She finds her brother in a mysterious forest where he has been turned to stone...

TEN BIG TOES AND A PRINCE´S NOSE Nancy Gow, Sterling (9781402763960) A lovely princess with enormous feet and a charming prince with a huge nose meet on a ski lift and, while their flaws are hidden, fall in love.


Primary 1st Cycle PIGGYBOOK Anthony Browne, Walker (9781406313284) Mr Piggott and his two sons behave like pigs to poor Mrs Piggott – until, finally, she walks out. Left to fend for themselves, the male Piggotts undergo some curious changes!

MOTHERS ARE EVERYWHERE Karen Wallace, Oxford University Press (0192724118 ) From the award-winning author of Think of an Eel and Scarlette

Family

Beane comes this lyrical and joyful celebration. Each page looks at something special that an animal mother shares with her children, and draws a parallel with a human mother and her baby.

MY GRANDPARENTS Katie Dicker, Wayland (9780750263108) Looking at the relationship between a child and his/her grandparents and how to keep it strong. (Non-fiction)

THE LITTLE WORD CATCHER Danielle Simard, Second Story (9781897187449) A young girl goes searching for the words that her grandmother is losing more and more frequently, and decides that rather than losing them, her beloved grandmother is really just passing them on to her to use and treasure.

HOMES IN MANY CULTURES Heather Adamson, Capstone Press (9781429600200) This book features photos of homes, families, schools, and clothes

Non-fiction

around the world. It helps readers connect with kids in many cultures.

DANGEROUS ANIMALS Rebecca Gilpin, Usborne (9780746088630) How do crocodiles attack? Why do hippos fight? And how do funnel-web spiders kill their prey? In this book you´ll find the answers and lots more about the wild world of dangerous animals.

SCHOLASTIC DISCOVER MORE: PLANETS Penny Arlon, Scholastic (9780746088630) Come on a tour of the solar system and experience it like never before. You’ll explore planets, moons, asteroids, comets and galaxies far away. Meet the people and machines that have helped us unlock the secrets of space and search for alien life! and lots more about the wild world of dangerous animals.


Primary 1st Cycle 101 FACTS ABOUT EXOTIC PETS Julia Barnes, Ringpress Books (186054231X) How did milk snakes get their name? What insect makes a hammock to sleep in? How does a turtle protect himself from danger? All these questions, and many more are answered in 101 facts about exotic pets, this amazing book which tells you everything you ever wanted to know about caring for exotic creatures.

365 THINGS TO MAKE AND DO

Hobbies

Fiona Watt, Ringpress Books (186054231X) If you want to get your children's creative juices flowing, this will help. This book is packed with so many easy to follow ideas and projects. It has step by step instructions with pictures for each step.

MARTIAL ARTS, BOXING AND OTHER COMBAT SPORTS Jason Page, Crabtree (9780778740339) Fencing, judo, wrestling, taekwondo and other combat sports are covered in this fascinating book.

SOCCER STARS Therese Shea, Children´s Press (9780531125885) Contains career profiles of six soccer stars, including David Beckham, Kristine Lilly, Freddy Adu, Ronaldinho, Andriy Shevchenko, and Abby Wambach, and identifies two young soccer players on the rise to fame.

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FROG AND TOAD SERIES Arnold Lobel, HarperCollins Join Frog and Toad on their many silly adventures as they learn the true meaning of friendship in this fantastically funny set of books.

SONGBIRDS SERIES Julia Donaldson, Oxford University Press A great set of books for children starting to read independently in English. Funny stories, interesting information and poems are accompanied by

colourful illustrations which will appeal to younger

POPPLETON SERIES Cynthia Rylant, Scholastic Poppleton is a city pig who has moved to a small town. Join him on his adventures as he learns how to cope with life away from the big city. Meet his next-door neighbor, Cherry Sue, and discover what it means to be a good friend.


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mary 2nd Cycle JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF MY BRAIN James Carter, Macmillan (9780230751958) Stars, woolly mammoths, tigers, bugs and books… sneak a peek into James Carter’s brain in this brilliant collection of poems.

MICHAEL ROSEN´S BIG BOOK OF BAD THINGS Michael Rosen, Puffin (9780141324517) This book of bad things is packed full of brilliant poems

Poetry

you´ll want to read again and again. AROUND THE WORLD ON EIGHTY LEGS Amy Gibson, Scholastic (9780439587556) A fun, fresh animal journey! Pack your bags and put on your travelin' shoes! There's an animal adventure waiting for you!

MIRROR MIRROR Marilyn Singer, Penguin (9780525479017) What’s brewing when two favorites—poetry and fairy tales—are turned (literally) on their heads? It’s a revolutionary recipe: an infectious new genre of poetry and a lovably modern take on classic sto-

AMULET

Comics

Kazu Kibuishi, Scholastic (9780439846813) An exciting, magical adventure story. Em and Navin´s mum is kidnapped by a monster, will they be able to save her?

BIGFOOT BOY: INTO THE WOODS J. Torres, Kids Can Press (9781554537112) Rufus is visiting his Grammy and he encounters a totem in the adjacent woods that turns him into a Bigfoot and he becomes the enemy of a wolf pack that wants the totem.

THE SECRET OF ROBBER’S CAVE

Mystery

Kristina Gregory, Scholastic (9780439929509) Jeff and David's dad told them they weren't allowed to explore Lost Island until Jeff's twelfth birthday, and that they should never go

THE SPY FIVE : OPERATION WISE DISGUISE. Spencer Strange, Scholastic (0439703549) A funny, interactive detective story about a team of crime-fighting kids .


Primary 1st 2nd Cycle Primary Cycle CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: THE LIFE OF A MASTER NAVIGATOR AND EXPLORER David West, (9780152065454 )

Biographies Biographies

Christopher Columbus´s thrilling life retold in comic form.

ANNE FRANK Josephine Poole, Random House (0091768276) Anne Frank's compelling story is told for a picture book audience with an outstanding text and haunting, meticulously researched illustrations.

THE GENIUS OF LEONARDO Guido Visconti, Barefoot Books (9781841483009) Bimba Landmann's richly coloured iconographic illustrations both illuminate this stunning life of Leonardo and create an air of mystery around this far-reaching genius

RUDE RAMSAY AND THE ROARING RADISHES Margaret Atwood, Bloomsbury (0747572925) Rude Ramsay resided in a ramshackle rectangular residence with a

SAFFRON Victoria M. Azaro, Wellington (9781877423260)

Humour

Quirky, hilarious, irreverent and spirited, Saffron will be loved by parents and children alike. Azaro captures the voice of the child perfectly, while her unique illustrations are full of energy and humour.

EMMA´S EMU Kenneth Oppel, Fitzhenry & Whiteside (9781550415247) Emma, a contest-crazy little girl, finds herself with a dilemma on her hands when she wins an emu.

HORRID HENRY’S STINKBOMB Francesca Simon, Dolphin (1842550667) Horrid Henry and Moody Margaret are a perfect pair. Henry has a secret club that doesn't let girls in. Margaret has a secret club for girls, and both Henry and Margaret love to play pranks. But with Perfect Peter and Sour Susan acting as spies, which secret club will


Primary 2nd Cycle RAPUNZEL John Cech, Sterling (9781402769115)

Fairy Tales/Classic stories

John Cech´s enchanting retelling of Rapunzel, the tale of the girl with the beautiful hair trapped in a tower for all eternity.

VERY SHORT FAIRY TALES TO READ TOGETHER Mary Ann Hoberma, Little Brown (9780316207447) Presents short retellings of familiar fairy tales, each told in two voices designed especially for young children and adults to read together.

THE TALE OF THE FIREBIRD Gennady Spirrin, Philomel Books (9780399235849 ) A Russian fairy tale. When Prince Ivan sets out to find the Firebird for his father the tsar, he must complete a series of tasks before

obtaining the Firebird and winning the hand of a beau-

PEACH BOY AND OTHER JAPANESE CHILDREN´S FAVORITE STORIES Florence Sakade, Tuttle (9784805309964) The beloved story of Peach Boy and his unexpected birth from a giant peach is one of the most well known tales in Japan. This beautiful edition includes this classic story and eight other enchanting tales, which are sure to delight chil-

THE PEA AND THE PRINCESS Mini Grey, Random House (9780099432333) This zany retelling with Pea as hero and narrator - plus a clever twist

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at the end - is also captivatingly illustrated.

THE DAY OF AHMED´S SECRET Florence Parry Heide, HarperCollins (9780688140236) Ahmed drives his donkey cart through the streets of Cairo, delivering butane gas cylinders to his father's customers. He knows everyone and has a part to play in the life of the city. He is proud to be strong enough to help his family, but most of all he is proud of his precious secret, a secret that he keeps until the end of the day.

TSUNAMI! Kimiko Kajikawa, Philomel (9780399250064) Ojiisan, the oldest and wealthiest man in the village, doesn´t join the others at the rice ceremony. Instead he watches from his balcony. He feels something is coming, something he can’t describe. When he sees the monster wave pulling away from the beach, he knows. Tsunami!


Primary 2nd Cycle THE GREAT BIG BOOK OF FAMILIES Mary Hoffman, Dial Books (9780803735163) This fun and fascinating treasury features all kinds of families and their lives together A celebration of the diverse fabric of kith and kin the world over.

THE BAD DAD LIST Anna Kenna, Collins Educational (9780007167395) Chloe’s dad has lost his job. Her mum has gone back to work and

Family

Dad looks after Chloe. Unfotunately Dad forgets to do things, and Chloe compares him unfavourably with her mum. She starts to make a list of all the wrong things he has done.

HER MOTHER´S FACE Roddy Doyle, Scholastic (9780439815017) Siobhan can remember the way her mother joked. And she can just about feel her mother's hands, lifting her up. But she can't remember her mother's face any more. Then one day, a mysterious woman appears and tells Siobhan a secret, something that will bring back all that's been forgotten...

MY GRANDPARENTS Katie Dicker, Wayland (9780750263108) Looking at the relationship between a child and his/her grandparents and how to keep it strong. (Non-fiction)

WOULD YOU BELIEVE… BED TESTERS GET PAID TO SLEEP?! AND OTHER JAMMY JOBS. Richard Platt, Oxford University Press (9780199119868) A fascinating account of the world of work from prehistoric times to the

Non-fiction

present day.

MONSTER SCIENCE SERIES Mark Weakland, Capstone Press What happens when you mix zombies, werewolves, and other monsters with the science of light, electricity, and energy? You get some of the wackiest science books you´ve ever read!

INSIDE DINOSAURS Andra Serlin Abramson, Sterling (9781402777783) Ancient dinosaurs basked in the sun, faced off against each other in battle, and ran swiftly in search of food. Massive pictures unfold to offer an in-depth, up close look at these extraordinary dinosaurs.


Primary 2nd Cycle 101 FACTS ABOUT EXOTIC PETS Julia Barnes, Ringpress Books (186054231X) How did milk snakes get their name? What insect makes a hammock to sleep in? How does a turtle protect himself from danger? All these questions, and many more are answered in 101 facts about exotic pets, this amazing book which tells you everything you ever wanted to know about caring for exotic creatures.

365 THINGS TO MAKE AND DO

Hobbies

Fiona Watt, Ringpress Books (186054231X) If you want to get your children's creative juices flowing, this will help. This book is packed with so many easy to follow ideas and projects. It has step by step instructions with pictures for each step.

MARTIAL ARTS, BOXING AND OTHER COMBAT SPORTS Jason Page, Crabtree (9780778740339) Fencing, judo, wrestling, taekwondo and other combat sports are covered in this fascinating book.

SOCCER STARS Therese Shea, Children´s Press (9780531125885) Contains career profiles of six soccer stars, including David Beckham, Kristine Lilly, Freddy Adu, Ronaldinho, Andriy Shevchenko, and Abby Wambach, and identifies two young soccer players on the rise to fame.

Other recommendations

MAGIC TREEHOUSE SERIES Mary Pope Osbourne, Random House A fantastic series of adventure stories which take our heroes to different times and places in history.

GEORGE´S MARVELOUS MEDICINE Roald Dahl, Puffin (0141311347) George´s grandmother is a nasty old woman, so when he is left alone at home with her he decides to teach her a lesson. Find out what happens when he feeds her with his special home-made medicine.

THE WORST WITCH SERIES Jill Murphy, Puffin Join Mildred Hubble, the worst student at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches as she gets into all sorts of trouble with her her best friends Enid and Maud.


Primary

EDGAR ALLAN POE´S PIE J. Patrick Lewis, Harcourt (9780547513386) Poetry + math = a tasty treat! A mathematical take on some classic poems.

PAINT ME A POEM Grace Nichols, A & C Black (9780713666489) Paint Me a Poem contains Grace's highly personal reflec-

Poetry

tions on the paintings and sculptures, as well as fascinating insights into the inspirations for the paintings. OFF ROAD TO EVERYWHERE Philip Gross, Salt (9781844717224) These poems grow out of twenty years of creative writing work with young people, inviting readers to click out of passive consumer mode and think like writers themselves.

OFF BY HEART Daisy Goodwin, Scholastic (9781407112084) Long poems, short poems, clever poems, silly poems, happy poems, sad poems, dark poems, light poems – there´s something here for the whole family.

Comics

BONE SERIES Tom Sniegoski, Graphix Twelve-year-old Tom Elm, his raccoon friend Roderick, Percival, Abbey, and Barclay Bone, warrior-priest Randolf, and forest-woman Lorimar join in a quest to find the pieces of the Spark that can save Dreaming--and the Waking World--from a Darkness created by the Nacht.

FRAMED & DANGEROUS Kim Harrington, Scholastic (9780545389662)

Mystery

Norah and Darcy have to put their differences aside when Zane Munro ask them for help after he has been accused of burning down the school's new field house.

INSPECTOR FORSOOTH´S MYSTERIES Derrick Niederman, Sterling (9781402726293) These fun mini-mysteries will captivate budding sleuths and send them searching the pages carefully for clues. Luke Haynes eagerly awaits a visit from his favourite uncle Jeremy - the famous Inspector Forsooth. Together, Luke and Jeremy solve actual crimes, as well as some playful everyday conundrums.


Primary 1st 3rd Cycle Primary Cycle WHO IS JK ROWLING? Pam Pollack, Grosset & Dunlop (9780152065454 ) This biography details not only Rowling's life and her love of literature but the story behind the creation of a modern classic.

Biographies Biographies

MICHAEL JACKSON; THE ULTIMATE MUSIC LEGEND Katherine Krohn, Lerner (9780761357629) The story of this talented musician´s life, from his childhood to his adult years.

BEYONCÉ Rosa Waters, Mason Crest (9781422201121) The story of Beyonce Knowles, an enormously talented Texan who grew up to become one of the world's best-known and most recognizable singers.

WHO WAS ANNE FRANK? Ann Abramson, Grosset & Dunlop (9780448444826) A simplified re-telling of Anne Frank´s tragic life.

DUBIOUS DEEDS Philip Ardagh, Faber (0571217087) . In this ridiculous tale of deceit and double-dealing, Eddie Dickens is away from Awful End in the highly unlikely highlands of Victorian Scotland.

THE GHOST IN THE BATH Jeremy Strong, Barrington Stoke (9781842999974 )

Humour

Luke is in a lot of rubble - sorry, trouble. He hasn´t done his history project for Mrs Rubble. The last thing he needs is a ghost in the bath...

THE USBORNE BOOK OF CLASSROOM JOKES Usborne (9780746052792) A joke book all about schools and teachers. Brightly illustrated, it seeks to keep children laughing from cover to cover.

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID : DOG DAYS Jeff Kinney, Puffin (9780141331973) Greg´s mom has a vision of "family togetherness" that really doesn´t sound a whole lot of fun. But there´s a brand-new addition to the Heffley family to contend with and it looks like Greg might be outnumbered. It could be a real dog of a summer...


Primary 3rd Cycle DRACULA Bram Stoker, Usborne (9781409509318)

Fairy Tales/Classic stories

The classic horror story by Bram Stoker retold for children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories.

THE MARK OF ZORRO (Fast Track Classics) Marshall Cavendish (9780462000152) A thrill-a minute ride set in the days of Spanish colonialism in California, where thugs and greedy tyrants try to wrest every penny from peasants . . . and the one hero who defends the common man is the mysterious masked stranger who calls himself Zorro--The Fox!

FLAMBARDS K.M. Peyton, Oxford University Press (9780192720030 ) Christina is sent to live with her uncle in his country house, Flambards, and knows from the moment she arrives that she'll never fit in. Her uncle is fierce and and her cousin, Mark, is selfish - but despite all this, Christina discovers a passion for horse-riding.

OLIVER TWIST Charles Dickens, Usborne (0746077076) Retold classic tale of a boy`s struggle against hardship and tyranny in Victorian London.

THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET Brian Selznick, Scholastic (9780439813785) A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the basis of

Picture Books

this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery. The story is told through narrative and beautiful illustrations.

SHREK! William Steig, Farrar Straus Giroux (9780374368791) The book that inspired the movies! Very funny!

FALLING FOR RAPUNZEL Leah Wilcox, G. P. Putnam´s Sons (9780399237942) A hilarious tale of how misunderstandings can lead to “happily ever after”

THE SNOW QUEEN Hans Christian Anderson, Walker () When Kay is snatched from his home by the beautiful, cruel Snow Queen, his friend Gerda sets out on an epic journey to rescue him.


Primary 3rd Cycle FARM BOY

Michael Morpurgo, Harper Collins (9780006754121) “I love Granpa´s farm. When I was younger I´d go down there whenever I could; but I didn´t just go for the farm. I went for Granpa and his stories too…”

MATILDA Roald Dahl, Puffin (9780141311364)

Family

Matilda´s parents have called her some terrible things. The truth is, she´s a genius and they´re the stupid ones. Another book to make you glad of your own family!

THE SECRET GARDEN Frances Hodgson Burnett, Longman (9780582541528) A classic tale of family loss, secrets and overcoming obstacles.

MEET THE KREEPS Kiki Thorpe, Scholastic (9780545065627) Polly Winkler is the only member of her family who can see how weird their new neighbours, the Kreeps, really are… Family adventures with a difference!

THE USBORNE BEGINNER´S COOKBOOK Fiona Watt, Usborne (9780746085387) This book is packed full of very easy, yet delicious recipes. Improve your English and learn to cook at the same time!

ART OF DRAWING MANGA

Non-fiction

Sergi Càmara, Sterling (9781402747069) Here´s how to create manga, the phenomenally popular graphic novels and comic books that originated in Japan.

HORRIBLE HISTORIES SERIES Terry Deary, Scholastic History with the nasty bits left in!

MURDEROUS MATHS SERIES Kjartan Poskitt, Scholastic If you have to study maths over the summer then have some fun at the same time with this super series.

OCEAN AND SEA Steve Parker, (9780545330220) A guide to life in and on our oceans, packed with amazing photographs


Primary 3rd Cycle ART OF DRAWING MANGA Sergi Càmara and Vanessa Durán (9781402747069) Here´s how to create manga, the phenomenally popular graphic novels and comic books that originated in Japan. RIOTOUS ROBOTS Dr Mike Goldsmith ( 9781407109466) Ever wanted to know…

Hobbies

How a robot can sweat? Why a robot was arrested?

MARTIAL ARTS, BOXING AND OTHER COMBAT SPORTS Jason Page, Crabtree (9780778740339) Fencing, judo, wrestling, taekwondo and other combat sports are covered in this fascinating book. SKATEBOARDING (from the series Racical Sports) Andy Horsley (0431037027) The Radical Sports series is an introduction to the world´s most adventurous and radical sports. Each book provides the beginner with all the essential information needed to do the sport competently and safely, as well as looking at the prestigious competitions and their stars.

Other recommendations

MAXIMUM RIDE: SAVING THE WORLD AND OTHER EXTREME SPORTS J Patterson (9780755322022) Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gazzy and Angel are 6 very unusual children, and their amazing powers mean they´re often in danger-and being able to fly isn´t always enough to keep the safe...

THE BEASTS OF CLAWSTONE CASTLE Eva Ibbotson (9780330434652) When Madlyn and her younger brother Rollo arrive at crumbling Clawstone Castle, they can see that emergency action is needed before Clawstone falls down completely - they hatch a spooky plan to get the Money rolling in... THE WRECK OF THE ZANZIBAR Michael Morpurgo (9781405233361) Life on the Scilly Isles in 1907 is bleak and full of hardship. Laura´s twin brother, Billy, disappears, and then a storm devastates everything. It seems there is little hope… until the Zanzibar is wrecked on the island´s rocks and everything changes...


Summer reading recommendations from your school library