This month, young readers of all ages are in for a treat with Anna Walker, David Walliams, Jackie French and Bren McDribble all releasing new books and that’s not all! Check out our highlights and take off on an adventure in the wonderful world of books with your little reader.
Dippy’s Big Day Out by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley
Based on a concept by Ben Smith Whatley and brought to life by the beloved Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, this is a hilarious story of prehistoric daring and chaos set in the fascinating world of ancient Australia mega fauna. AdorableDippy grunts, sniffs and snores his way through the Australian bush looking for friends, food and a place to rest.
The Dog Runner by Bren McDribble
Award winning author, Bren McDribble, masterfully deals with themes of family, the environment and the Australian landscape. The Dog Runner, inspired by a news story about crops dying in Uganda – and a huge amount of research with the Stipa Native Grasses Association in Wimmera – is a thrilling story about a brother and sister trying to survive in a future where we can’t grow grains and the country is desperate and starving.
Charlie Changes into a Chicken by Sam Copeland
Charles McGuffin, the lovable hero of Charlie Changes into a Chicken is nine years old. Despite trying to see the bright side of life, he can’t help worrying and things are not about to get an easier! Then ‘it’ happens, Charlie changes into a spider – the big question is: why did he change into a spider and will it happen again?
Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables: On the Look Out by Tim Harris
Mr Bambuckle and Miss Frost have taken the students of 12B on school camp. If that doesn’t set off alarm bells, then you’ve clearly never been on a school camp. 12B have been enjoying all the wonders of nature but now the fun has come to an abrupt end, with Miss Frost revealing that Vex Vron has run away. Will Mr Bambuckle lose his job (Miss Frost has been eagerly awaiting the moment that the wildly popular teacher will slip up), but most importantly will they find Vex Vron before he comes to any harm? Maybe if they all work together they can find Vex? But is that possible?
Fing by David Walliams
The new children’s book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams – a deliciously daft Tall Story of a child who had everything, but still wanted more. Illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross. Myrtle Meek has everything she could possibly want. But everything isn’t enough. She wants more, more, MORE! When Myrtle declares she wants a FING, there’s only one problem… What is a FING?
Lottie and Walter by Anna Walker
Lottie thinks there is a shark in the pool when she goes to swimming lessons. It’s not interested in the other children it’s only interested in her…Stunningly illustrated this is a warm, funny and empowering story about overcoming fear, and the unique friendship between one little girl and her own secret, flippered companion.
Wrestle by Charlotte Mars, Maya Newell & Gus Skattebol-James
A funny book about growing up in a family with two mums inspired by Gus Skattebol-James’ story in the award-winning documentary, Gayby Baby. A great look at identity, family and dressing up and wrestling and most importantly, being yourself.