The Children’s Compilation

Hannah Jenkins

Summer has Arrived! Here is our collection of books for you to enjoy with your children as school holidays are approaching.

Add & Subtract With Hairy Hank by Cheryl A Matsen-Nieves (Early Childhood)

The main character, Hairy Hank, is a hippo, who teaches us how to count by playing with a ball and jacks. Musical rhyming words and the dancing ball and jacks add to the fun. Hairy Hank makes addition and subtraction an easy game to master and ideal for ages 3 to 6. Educational combined with imagination and play.

 

 

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Pepper, Pumpkin and the Magical Pajamas: Pumpkin is Missing by Rita Madison (Ages 6-9)

 

A fun and exciting book for early readers. Pepper, Pumpkin and the Magical Pajamas is a series about a 7 year old girl, her cat and a pair of magical pajamas she received as a present from her grandmother. Pepper uses her pajamas to help her solve problems or overcome situations. She is often involved in adventures with her cat, Pumpkin, which is her best friend. In this edition, Pumpkin is missing and Pepper searches all over to find her. Pepper finally has no choice but to put on her magical pajamas to locate her friend.

 

 

 

 

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The Blue Unicorn’s Journey To Osm Illustrated Book by Sybrina Durant (Ages 11+)

 

“The metal horned unicorns are doomed!” That’s what Lauda Lead Horn wailed when she first saw the tribe’s new savior. OK, so his horn was not metal. . .and he did not have a magic power. . .and he was really a puny little runt. But doomed? Were things really that bad?

 

Well, things were pretty bad in the land of MarBryn. Magh, an evil sorcerer utilized unicorn horns and hooves to create his magical potions and spells. Those he used, to increase his power and to conquer everyone in his path. All of the unicorns from the Tribe of the Metal Horn were now gone . .. except for twelve survivors.

 

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Robyn Hood: Outlaw Princess by John Reynolds (Young Adult)

 

 Robyn Howard is a teenage schoolgirl. She lives with her father and her workaholic mother who always seems too busy for her. Robyn dreams of making a difference and wonders why there are so few famous women in history.

 

After her mother lets her down yet again, she finds herself having a really bad day at school, including quarelling with William, her boyfriend. There is a sudden violent lightning storm and Robyn is transported to a forest, dressed in medieval clothing and surrounded by young women who address her as Robyn Hood. She quickly realises that they regard her as the leader of their band — and that she’s in Sherwood Forest, about to launch a raid on King John and the Sheriff of Nottingham.

 

 

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The Ugly Princess: The Legend of the Winnowwood by Henderson Smith

 

What would you give up to be beautiful? I don’t mean attractive, or pretty or any other term you could conjure up to describe that thing most women seek to be or most men seek to be with.

 

I mean staggeringly beautiful, men falling at your feet with hopeless adoration as they gaze upon you dumbfounded. That beautiful. I could become that beautiful if I chose, but only with a steep price. Would you pay the price? Does that call to your heart?

 

It doesn’t call to mine. Yes, when I look at the girl in the mirror, I see a young woman of average height and slight build. I see her lovely emerald green eyes and I see her coarse, orange hair poking out in all directions like some unnatural haystack.

 

I see the forty-seven warts that line her face, which accompany one large lump and two small boils. You’d probably think that I would be more than eager to trade for the great gift of beauty because I know some, if not all of you, would call me hideous. But I don’t think of myself as ugly.

 

I think of myself as powerful, strong and fierce – for I have magical powers – powers that amaze and terrify me at times. And today is the most important day of my life, because today my mother will say the words over me and seal my fate. For I, Olive, am the last of the Winnowwood and this is my story.

 

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