Must Read Books For Kids This April 2017


We recently received the April 2017 kids book catalogue from Penguin Random House South Africa, and the titles look pretty interesting… we’re kids at heart, okay!

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Angry Owl Goes Swimming (Age 0 – 3)

s it’s such a hot day, Angry Owl has decided to go for a swim, but in his usual way (as we already saw in Angry Owl), he’s determined that it should be the greatest swimming day ever. However, things don’t always go according to plan and, with some humorous situations along the way, he has to learn a few lessons before he has a wonderful day. Kerryn Ponter’s charming and witty illustrations bring the story to life.

Peter Rabbit: Easter Surprise (Age 0 – 3)

Easter Surprise is a bright lively story for springtime! Follow Peter Rabbit as he excitedly hops along to share an Easter surprise with his friends. The charming rhyming story features lots of Beatrix Potter’s most famous characters, such as Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddle-Duck in a Pied Piper-style adventure. With a gorgeous new cover, this little story book is a must for every baby’s Easter.

Sharks And Other Sea Creatures (Age 3 – 6)

All new activity collection with the ultimate blend of facts and fun With Ultimate Factivity Collection Sharks, Dolphins and Other Sea Creatures, learning has never been this fun! Engaging reference notes guide you through activities, while fun challenges and interesting puzzles are designed to inspire creativity. Packed with puzzles, games, doodles and over 500 stickers to accompany amazing facts and information.

I Can Only Draw Worms (Age 3 – 6)

This book is about worms. I can only draw worms. You might think worms are boring – but you’d be wrong. These worms have incredible adventures! I can’t draw those bits, though, so you’ll have to imagine them. A hilarious and superbly silly…

George’s Marvellous Experiments (Age 6 – 9)

George Kranky created his own Marvellous Medicine to deal with his grizzly old grunion of a Grandma. You definitely can’t do that at home (so don’t even try!), but here’s some amazing science that you can do! From concocting…

Mattie’s Magical Dreamworld 03 (Age 6 – 9)

This is the tale of Mattie, a little girl who lives on a farm. She has no brothers or sisters, and was very lonely – until one night when something magical happened.

See You In The Cosmos (Age 9 – 12)

‘I haven’t read anything that has moved me this much since Wonder’ Jennifer Niven An astonishingly moving middle-grade debut about a space-obsessed boy’s quest for family and home. All eleven-year-old Alex wants is to launch his iPod into…

The Young Magicians And The Thieves’ Almanac (Age 9 – 12)

On a London street, four unlikely friends stand before the astonishingly ordinary-looking blue door of the Magic Circle …Alex doesn’t say much, and once jumped when handed a satsuma, but, wow, is he amazing with a deck of cards. Zack is undoubtedly one of the best pickpockets in the country (but always puts things back). Sophie once convinced her Brown Owl that all the other Brownies were jellyfish thanks to her nifty hypnosis skills – and then never returned.

Beauty And The Beast (Age 9 – 12)

From New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Donnelly comes an enchanting original story, Disney Beauty and the Beast Lost in a Book. Hidden in the Beast’s library is a very mysterious book. Belle is about to discover it and visit a glittering new world. But is everything in that world what it seems? And will Belle be able to find her way home? Or will the story take hold of her – and never let her go?

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