Recommended Reads

Viewing recommendations for April 2018.


The Big Green Book

Author: Ian Winton and Fred Pearce
Publisher: Eden Project Books
ISBN: 9781905811434
Published: 27th April 2018
RRP: £12.99

Overview: How much of the planet does it takes to make your stuff? How much water does it take to grow the cotton for your t-shirt? Why do we need to find greener types of energy? What does it matter if the rainforests are being cut down?

Pet Poems

Author: John Foster and Korky Paul
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 978-0-19-276345-7
Published: 1st March 2018
RRP: £5.99

Overview: Here is a wonderful collection of poems about every kind of pet you can think of, with zany full-colour illustrations by the inimitable Korky Paul. From hamsters with headaches to fish with the flu and from whales in the bath to a little plastic cyber pet, here are pets pleasant, potty, and plain peculiar! Children will love the humour that runs throughout, and the book is a great introduction to poetry, whether at home or at school. Pet Poems is one of a best-selling series of poetry titles by John Foster and Korky Paul.

J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan: The Graphic Novel

Author: Stephen White and Fin Cramb
Publisher: Birlinn
ISBN: 978-1-78027-290-0
Published: 16th June 2018
RRP: £12.99

Overview: Peter Pan is a familiar tale to many who have been enchanted by the adventures of the boy who wouldn't grow up. In this graphic novel Stephen White goes back to the very heart of Barrie's original tale to create a story that is dark, magical, charming and authentic. The complexity of Barrie's original is drawn out in vibrant illustrations and engaging text to create a new vision of the tale for those familiar with it and to enchant a new generation of readers. The stunning illustrations draw on original, authentic features from the locations that inspired Barrie to write his tale including Moat Brae House in Dumfries and the garden where he played as a boy. In choosing the format of a graphic novel for this retelling, Stephen White has created a new and exciting version of Peter Pan that is like nothing that has been done before.

What Was I Scared Of?

Author: Dr. Seuss
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780008252601
Published: 7th September 2018
RRP: £12.99

Overview: Then I was deep within the woods When, suddenly, I spied them. I saw a pair of pale green pants Wth nobody inside them! Turn out the lights and say hello to Dr. Seuss’s spookiest character the pair of empty trousers, with nobody inside them! First published as part of The Sneetches and Other Stories collection, this all-time favourite story of Dr. Seuss’s is now published on its own in this very special edition with a glow-in-the-dark finale! Make sure you hold the glow in the dark under a light source to charge up the pages, then enjoy a spooky surprise in the darkness! A perfect present for boys and girls from ages three and up.

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