The blog for books and movies

Archive for the ‘Reads on the run’ Category

The simple things – Bill Condon

When Stephen and his parents arrive at Aunty Lola’s home, he discovers that his aunt is not only really, really old, but also grumpy and scary. He wants to turn around and go home but his mum says they have to stay until Lola’s birthday – three whole weeks away! Will Stephen be able to last that long? Will Aunty Lola?

Good Reads

Amazon

Advertisements

Truly Tan – Jen Storer

Meet tan. She’s funny. She’s lively. She has the mind of a Great Detective … Dear Diary It’s official. Our whole family has moved to the country. the pets are disturbed and restless. My sisters are disturbed and restless – although that’s normal. What is not normal is a cursed fox and a haunted clubhouse. that is definitely unnormal. At least the country people now have an expert in their midst. Someone with a cool head and a sharp eye. Someone who can solve intriguing mysteries and knows how to keep detailed Secret Spy Files. Really, it’s lucky I came along when I did.

HarperCollins

Booktopia

Pippi Longstocking – Astrid Lindgren

Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on her porch, and a flair for the outrageous that seems to lead to one adventure after another!

Amazon

Good Reads

The Twits – Roald Dahl

Mr and Mrs Twit are two ugly, smelly, nasty, stupid people who spend their lives playing nasty tricks on each other.

Mrs Twit, who uses a walking stick, does not like children. They enjoy treating animals with cruelty, by luring birds to glue-smothered trees so that they can be baked into bird pie, and by tormenting their pet monkeys, Muggle-Wump and his family, by getting them to stand upside down, one on top of the other.

One day, the arrival of the Roly-Poly Bird from Africa allows the monkeys and the surviving birds to get the revenge that they have craved for years.

Sophie’s misfortunes (The Fleurville Trilogy) – Comtesse de Segur

sophie-s-misfortunesSophie is a naughty little girl, she delights in disobeying her mother and engaging in mischievous pranks. Sophie unintentionally melts her favourite wax doll and gets into trouble when she stands outside in the rain to make her hair curl. Why can’t she be well behaved like her cousin Paul and her two delightfully sensible friends Camille and Madeleine?

Booktopia

The 13-storey treehouse – Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton

Who wouldn’t want to live in a treehouse? Especially a 13-storey treehouse that has a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a tank full of sharks, a library full of comics, a secret underground laboratory, a games room, self-making beds, vines you can swing on, a vegetable vaporiser and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and automatically shoots your favourite flavoured marshmallows into your mouth whenever it discerns you’re hungry.

Booktopia

Go Girl series – Thalia Kalkipsakis

Fly away, fairies! Push-off, princesses! Go Girls! In this refreshing chapter book series for children, girls encounter real-life fun and real-life problems.  Follow the Go Girls through these stories about school, sports, friendship, family and more.

Macmillan

 

 

 

 

Tag Cloud