It's the school holidays! Time for some great reading fun without the need to worry about homework or exams!
Books for Children Aged 4+
When Elephant trod on Tricky Tortoise for the 332nd time, Tortoise devised a cunning plan to teach Elephant a lesson. This is the story of how Tricky Tortoise proves that brains are often better than strength or size.
A lazy and demanding lion orders the animals of his kingdom to build him a house before the Big Rain comes. This is the story of how Lazy Lion found his home on the great African plain.
3. Crafty Chameleon by Mwenye Hadithi (Paperback)
This is the story of why Crafty Chameleon changes color and hides when he hears you coming. Tormented every morning by leopard and bullied by crocodile, the clever little chameleon decides to play a trick on them. He manages to get the better of his two oppressors without them even knowing how he did it!
4. Cross Crocodile by Mwenye Hadithi (Paperback)
Long ago on the Great African Plains, it was so dry before the rain came that all the animals were hot, and thirsty, and hungry. All, that is, except Cross Crocodile. This is the story of how Monkey tricked Crocodile into sharing his food with the other animals.
An illustrated panorama of the animals of Busytown at work, describing the occupations and activities of many of her citizens through detailed drawings with labels indicating processes and equipment used as they perform their jobs.
Books for Children Aged 8-9
1. Mr William Shakespeare's Plays by Marcia Williams (Paperback)
Take your place in the Globe Theatre of Shakespeare's day to see seven of his best-loved plays in performance. Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest are all brought vividly to life in Marcia Williams' gloriously accessible comic-strip versions, which include the bard's own dialogue and the rowdy remarks of the audience.
Aided by the magician Merlin, Arthur draws the sword from the stone to become King of Britain, and Lord of the Knights of the Round Table. Read of their valiant deeds as King Arthur, Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad and other heroic knights rescue maidens, defend Excalibur and search for the Grail.
Told in lively comic-strip style, this book relates eleven colourful action-packed tales about Robin and his merry men. Read how Robin becomes an outlaw, gets a ducking from Little John and encounters a disguised Maid Marian in the forest; enjoy the stories of Much the Miller's Son, Friar Tuck, Allan-a-Dale, Sir Richard of Leigh and the golden arrow. Meet Robin's sworn enemy Sir Guy of Gisborne, witness his visit from King Richard and see Robin fire his final arrow.