Geronimo Stilton by Geronimo Stilton (AKA Elisabetta Dami)
The fa-mouse mouse who runs a newspaper in New Mouse City. He loves to write adventure stories with colourful designer font and captivating images. These whisker-licking-good-tales are fa-mouse-ly funny. That’s a promise!
The latest titles in the Geronimo Stilton adventure series are at Chapters now and are selling very fast. While browsing don’t forget to look up the ‘Geronimo Stilton Academy: Comprehension Pawbook series 1-3’, a sure way to guide your budding reader into comprehension activities with the same books he/she will enjoy reading. Makes teaching and learning English so much more fun. Other latest additions are Geronimo Stilton Cavemice series and Geronimo Stilton Spacemice Series. In the Cavemice series children will meet Geronimo’s ancestors who run the stone newspaper in a prehistoric village. In the brand new Spacemice series set in outer space readers will meet a Geronimo of a parallel universe Geronimo Stiltonix. His adventures are for those who are up to an out of this world adventure.
For Thea Stilton Fans we have her latest adventure stories packed with mystery set in Greece and Ecuador, and again this is a fast selling item.
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My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish by Mo O’Hara
This is a series worth making a splash about. Guaranteed to get even the most reluctant of readers engaged. These stories will certainly strike a chord with boys as they feature a mad scientist, a computer hacker and a zombie. The themes in the series are of friendship and loyalty.
The second book in the series takes on a more mature theme of losing a best friend; as even best of friends sometimes move on to other friendships and interests. Many children in this age group will identify with this and come to realise that true friends never really stay away for too long.
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Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
School Library Journal recommends this series “for every downtrodden fun-seeking kid who never wanted to read a book.” The Educational Book and Media Association comments that it “celebrates the triumph of the good-hearted.” Booklist recommends the series because it “combines empowerment and empathy with age-appropriate humour and action.” Publishers Weekly mentions it as “Subversively hilarious”.
I would like to warn you that along with ‘To kill a mocking’, ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ (J.D. Salinger), ‘Harry Potter’ (J.K. Rowling), ‘Of mice and Men’ (J. Steinbeck) and Philip Pullman’s ‘His Dark Materials’ this series too is on the list of ‘Banned Books’. If you are a parent who is willing to let your child explore, despite this label, then let him/her dive right into this series and have a hilarious time at least for a while.
This series has been around for a while, and I have been with kids who have loved this series and have still grown up to be non-subversive fine young people. As a parent one of the best things you can do with books such as these is to read the books yourself and decide on its age and content appropriateness for your children.
We now have the first Captain Underpants adventure like we’ve never seen it before — in FULL COLOR!
Fourth-grade class clowns George Beard and Harold Hutchins have created the greatest superhero in the history of their elementary school — and now they’re going to bring him to life! Meet Captain Underpants! His true identity is SO secret, even HE doesn’t know who he is!
This special edition includes an all-new sixteen-page bonus section that will reveal the origin of Captain Underpants!
We also currently have Captain Underpants in boxed sets as one is almost always not enough.
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Disaster Strikes by Marlane Kennedy
This is a compact series of just four books, for kids who like action and adventure. The stories are set in real life situations i.e. an earthquake, a tornado, a blizzard and a volcanic eruption. Readers will learn how ordinary kids face extraordinary situations. These action packed tales of a group of courageous kids include scientific information and additional details at the back of the books. This is a five star rated series.
“Full of action and realistic friend dynamics, the story moves briskly. First in a new series of disaster stories, this holds strong appeal for both girls and boys and features a diverse cast of characters. A rare find in transitional chapter books, this one also works for older, struggling readers thanks to its real-life survival element.” — Booklist
It had seemed like the perfect California day. But as Joey Flores walked home from the skate park with his friends, the ground began to tremble, and Joey knew they were headed for trouble….
The earthquake that followed devastated their neighbourhood, collapsing a nearby overpass with Joey and Fiona on one side and Kevin and Dylan on the other. Now Joey and his friends must rescue each other, endure the aftershocks, and find a new way home as the earth cracks beneath their feet.