Tuesday, October 21, 2014
ReadItDaddy's Chapter Book Roundup - October 2014
First up, the return of an old favourite!
|Bob and Barry's Lunar Adventures - Curse of the Werefleas by Simon Bartram (Templar Publishing)|
It's another fantastic addition to Simon's chapter book range, with some awesome black and white illustrations depicting Bob's terrible plight (but we've a feeling he's going to be back, don't you worry!)
So what's next in our book bag?
|Middle School - Save Rafe by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts (Arrow Publishing)|
Now a quartet of amazing autumn books from one of our favourite new publishers...
|Arthur and Me by Sarah Todd Taylor and Peter Stevenson (Dragonfly Press)|
First up, we've really been into exploring Arthurian Legend lately - so this book arrived with perfect timing. Imagine (if you can) what would happen if an ordinary everyday schoolboy managed to resurrect the legendary king and warrior - and found that Arthur, King of the Britons, wasn't quite as legendary as expected.
Tomos tries his best to educate the ancient briton in modern ways, but with a school bully to face up to, and Arthur falling foul of sneering teachers and mocking knights, it's a fantastic time-travelling fish-out-of-water adventure for younger readers (and we LOVE it!)
|Mr Mahli's Shed (and a Ghost named Dylan) by Laura Sheldon and Huw Aaron (Dragonfly Press)|
More? You want more? Oh you lot, we can never say no to you...!
|Dottie Blanket and the Hilltop by Wendy Meddour and Mina May (Dragonfly Press)|
It's a slightly surreal and decidedly odd little book this, but hilariously funny and we particularly loved Mina May's illustrations. She's only 13 and obviously has a bright illustrative career ahead of her, as her drawings are AWESOME!
Oh go on then, one more before bedtime...
|Pete and the Five a Side Vampires by Malachy Doyle and Hannah Doyle (Dragonfly Press)|
That's the least of Pete's troubles as there are more spooky creatures lurking. Werewolves, Hell Hounds and Bwcas (I had to do a quick google to find out what a Bwca is - and I wish I hadn't!) How on earth can Pete defeat such evil foes? Or are they just out for a night of partying at the local fancy dress evening?
For more fun from Firefly / Dragonfly, visit their website at http://www.fireflypress.co.uk/dragonfly
Hope you've enjoyed our Chapter Book roundup for October. Join us again next month when we take a look at another brilliant selection!