Autumn 2016 – Recommended Reads

Jeremy StrongThe Genius Aged 8 1/4 by Jeremy Strong

About the book:
Sometimes adults need a helping hand. Luckily, Mr and Mrs Poppleton give birth to Alfie (real name: Squeaky Squawky Redface Slurp-bottom). The Poppletons are utterly hopeless, and so Alfie has little choice but to take responsibility for the family. When he arrives at school it transpires the teachers are little better. Alfie can’t help but think that there’s a simple solution to some problems …A celebration of precocious children and silly adults everywhere.

 

 

 

 

The Midnight GangThe Midnight Gang by David Walliams

About the book:
When the clock strikes midnight most children are fast asleep, but for The Midnight Gang the journey is just beginning. This extraordinary story of five children in a wonderfully inventive and eccentric hospital setting promises to take fans from around the globe on an unmissable midnight adventure. A story of friendship, theatre and magic – and of making dreams come true.

David Walliams said “It’s by far my most ambitious book, dealing with some serious themes in what I hope is an entertaining and amusing way. It tells the story of five children trapped in a hospital ward, who are all longing for adventure.”

 

 

Jigsaw puzzleGuess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

About the book:

Sometimes, when you love someone very, very much, you want to find a way of describing how much you treasure them. But, as Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare discover, love is not always an easy thing to measure. The story of Little and Big Nutbrown Hares’ efforts to express their love for each other has become a publishing phenomenon.