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Let's make it a summer of magic and Adventure

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We’ve got magic and adventure for all ages in this issue’s collection of book recommendations.

To tempt you into their magical little bookshop, Kenilworth Books are offering a 10% discount to Raring2go! readers this summer, simply mention Raring2go! at the till.

Adventure Duck Vs Power Pug

Steve Cole/ Paperback £5.99

An ordinary, wise-quacking duck sets out to become a hero in this madcap animal adventure with slapstick action and  unforgettably zany characters.

The Girl, The Bear & The Magic Shoes

Julia Donaldson/ Paperback £6.99

Julia Donaldson and illustrator Lydia Monks (creators of What The Ladybird Heard) tell a story of magic shoes put to the task of escaping a bear over mountain, bog and lake.

The Quiet At The End Of the World

Lauren James/ Paperback £7.99

An intriguing dystopian love story for older children and teenagers, from the author of the Loneliest Girl in the Universe.  After a virus causes global infertility, Lowrie and Shen are the youngest people on the planet.  They spend their days in a small ageing community in London, mudlarking and looking for treasure.  But then a secret is revealed which threatens their own family and humanity’s entire existence, and they face an impossible choice.  What will they sacrifice to save the human race?

The Lost Magician

Piers Torday/ Paperback £6.99

This magic-filled fantasy adventure from the author of popular trilogy The Last Wild sees Simon, Patricia, Evelyn and Larry stumble from post-war 273436d8a343a725e1ee0cd8d7276188.jpgLondon to the world of Folio, where magical creatures are threatened by silver robots. An ode to the work of C.S. Lewis from one of the UK’s foremost children’s authors.


Thomas Taylor/ Paperback £7.99

Set in the town of Eerie-On-Sea, this is a magical adventure featuring two intrepid 12-year-olds, a prophetic bookshop, a ghostly pirate, a terrible sea monster and more!  Join Herbie Lemon and Violet Parma in their search for the Malamander. Will they be brave enough to face it?

Matisse’s Magical Trail

Tim Hopgood & Sam Boughton/ Paperback £6.99

Matisse is a young snail who loves to create beautiful drawings with his trail, but most people are far too busy to notice them.  When a child sees Matisse’s beautiful trails however, his art is finally celebrated and it inspires a whole class of children to get creative too.  Colourful and bold, this picture book encourages children to notice the small things, think big and express themselves.

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Review - Stratford Butterfly Farm

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Review for Hape Walk-A-Long London Bus

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