Bloom

Sorrel Fallowfield is so good at being good that teachers come to her when they need help remembering the school rules – and there are LOTS. Luckily, Sorrel doesn’t have any trouble following them, until the day she discovers a faded packet of Surprising Seeds buried under a tree in her backyard. Now she’s hearing […]

Branching Out: Books for Fans of Roald Dahl

Books if you like Roald Dahl

If you like Roald Dahl, try these… Roald Dahl’s books have sold over 200 million copies and are well-known favourites in many households and classrooms. From oversized peaches to adventures in chocolate factories, Dahl’s stories are enjoyed for their imaginative plots, humorous commentary and devious villains who get their comeuppance at the hands of clever […]

Beetle Boy

Darkus can’t believe his eyes when a huge insect drops out of the trouser leg of his horrible new neighbour. It’s a giant beetle – and it seems to want to communicate. But how can a boy be friends with a beetle? And what does a beetle have to do with the disappearance of his […]

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky. In The Bad Beginning, the siblings encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune and cold porridge for breakfast. In the tradition of great […]

The Beast and the Bethany

The most exciting new children’s book of 2020 and a modern classic in the making. The Beast and the Bethany has all the classic macabre humour of Roald Dahl with the warmth and charm of Despicable Me , finished off with a gleeful bite of Little Shop of Horrors ! This book should be on […]

Grandpa Frank’s Great Big Bucket List

From the bestselling queen of heart and humour, JENNY PEARSON, comes a great big soaring adventure about family and finding happiness. When Frank John Davenport inherits piles of money from a grandma he didn’t know he had, things take an unexpected turn… Because the money comes with STRICT instructions…and a NEW grandpa. Frank quickly compiles […]

The Great Chocoplot

It’s the end of chocolate – forever! At least, until Jelly can solve the mystery of the great chocoplot… Jelly and her family live in Chompton-on-de-Lyte, where everyone loves a Chocablocka bar or two – so when the end of chocolate is announced, she can’t believe it. Determined to investigate, Jelly and her gran follow […]

Grimwood

Laugh your head off with this fully-illustrated new series from award-winning Nadia Shireen. Perfect for readers age 7 to 107, fans of Dog Man, Roald Dahl, Mr Gum and David Walliams, and anyone who loves to laugh. Fox cub siblings Ted and Nancy are on the run from Princess Buttons , the scariest street cat […]

The Creakers

A magical, mischievous adventure into an incredible new world, from Tom Fletcher, number-one-bestselling author of The Danger Gang and The Christmasaurus. Lucy wakes up one morning to discover something very strange indeed . All the grown-ups in her town have disappeared. All the other kids in Whiffington are so excited! No more grown-ups means no […]