Children’s Books

Dead Man’s Cove by Lauren St John

Gripping mystery set in Cornwall, the first story featuring would be detective Laura Marlin.

Exciting plot, strong characters and it is brilliantly written. Ideal for fans of the Famous Five.

adventure-island-1-whistling-cavesThe Mystery of the Whistling Caves by Helen Moss

The first in a series of suspenseful adventure stories with three great characters.

The plotting encourages the reader to guess the mystery. Another ideal read for fans of the Famous Five.

violetViolet and the Pearl of the Orient by Harriet Whitehorn

Strange new neighbours move in, then another neighbour’s precious jewel is stolen – are the two events linked?

Can Violet uncover the truth? A charming detective story filled with great characters, brilliant use of language and a clever mystery to solve.


Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary

Containing words used in Dahl’s books including all those he made up.

Great for inspiring children to vary language in their writing with hints on using interesting adjectives, tricks for better rhyming, and explanations on how to use malapropism, spoonerisms and alliteration to gobblefunk up your writing.

Pippi Lopippingstocking by Astrid Lindgren

Pippi is a resourceful girl with a strong sense of self who lives with a monkey, a horse and a stash of gold. She lives life by her own rules, and her tales of life at sea and visits to far flung places, her off-beat view of school, and her taste for mischief are funny and appealing.


roald-dahl-worldThe Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl

A scrapbook of characters, ideas and inspiration behind Roald Dahl’s incredible creations – with its high quality pages, fold out extras, snippets of information and illustrations by Quentin Blake, this book looks and feels wonderful.