Spring 18 Older Kids

Abi Elphinstone continues to wow. Her lastest, SKY SONG Simon & Schuster £6.99 had our junior reviewer absolutely gripped by Eska’s exciting adventures in the snowy kingdo of Erkenwald.

Ballet-mad girls will have probably already clocked Jean Ure’s new series but we had missed the first. STAR QUALITY Harper Collins £6.99 continues the story of Maddy and her friends and has a Ballet Shoes quality for 21st century dancers.


For slightly younger kids, FABIO THE WORLD’S GREATEST FLAMINGO DETECTIVE by Laura James, illus by Emily Fox Bloomsbury £5.99 has fab illustrations and neon-coloured pages. When Fabio and his giraffe associate drop into Hotel Royale for lemonade, Fabio is persuaded to judge the hotel’s talent contest … with hilarious results.



In translation, ELISE AND THE SECOND-HAND DOG by Bjarne Reuter Wacky Bee £6.99 is brilliantly translated from Danish and won a Book Trust award when it was published in hardback. Elise is lonely so her Dad buys her a dog. But he’s no ordinary dog...



Get ready for the World Cup with Frank Lampard’s FRANKIE’S MAGIC FOOTBALL series Hodder £5.99. We are excited to be chatting to the great man himself in our Summer issue. Watch this space!


Check out our favourite non-fiction books this spring HERE