Children's Things We Like

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Children's Things We Like

Presented for you are selections for the best new additions to our Children's collection.

Our children's Librarians are confident that reading enjoyment will be a given with them.

You will find fanciful picture books and wildly adventurous and entertaining fiction for eager eyes among us!

Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall

Picture Book

Explores the life of one lighthouse as it beams its message out to sea through shifting seasons, changeable weather, and the tenure of its final keeper.

See Hello Lighthouse on our catalogue or place a hold

The Suitcase by Naylor-Ballesteros Picture Book

Picture Book

A touching, timely tale about the importance of kindness and understanding. When a strange-looking animal arrives pulling a big suitcase, the other animals are curious. What on earth could be inside that suitcase? A teacup? Maybe. A table and chair? Perhaps. A whole home and hillside with trees? This stranger must be fibbing!

See The Suitcase on our catalogue or place a hold


Mrs Blackhat by Carole Wilkinson

Picture Book

Over the gate at number 8, round the back, through the flap and onto the lap of Mrs Blackhat! Meet Mrs Blackhat, a witch who just loves the colour black. From her broom to her hat, all is black apart from her cat. What can she do to fix this problem?

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Children's Fiction

An unexpected inheritance gives the Heffley family a chance to make major improvements to their home. But they soon find that construction isn't all it's cracked up to be. When things get rough, will the Heffleys be able to stay ... or will they be forced to move?

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a hold

The Polka Dot Shop by Laurel Remington

Children's Fiction

When Andy's school announces a new no-uniform policy, her classmates are over the moon, but her heart sinks. All she wants is to dress like everyone else, but her mum's the owner of a run-down kooky vintage boutique, so she's bound to look - well - different. But when Andy finds a gorgeous bag full of designer goodies in the shop's storeroom, everything changes. Can she learn to love vintage, and help transform her mum's shop into something truly special?

See Polka Dot Shop on our catalogue or place a hold

Cowboy Pug by Laura James

Children's Fiction

Age range: 6-9 years

Pug and his faithful companion, Lady Miranda, are going to be cowboys for the day - and first of all they're going horsetrading! But with their noble steed Horsey safely acquired, it's not long before they find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Can Pug the reluctant hero overcome his fears and save the day once more?

See Cowboy Pug on our catalogue or place a hold