This month’s book recommendations for children by age group
All titles can be purchased online at www.tarabookco.ie
Book Recommendation for 0 – 5 year olds
“The Dunderheads” by Paul Fleischmann
Never! shrieked Miss Breakbone, have I been asked to teach such a scraping together of fiddling, twiddling, time-squandering, mind-wandering, doodling, dozing, don’t-knowing DUNDERHEADS; Miss Breakbone, the school mistress, hates kids. She shouts, she confiscates, she makes kids cry. But one day she goes too far.
“Lotta Makes a Mess” by Astrid Lindgren
Lotta is the little sister who can find trouble anywhere. She and her young siblings get into all sorts of scrapes. In this funny and engaging tale, a very cross Lotta runs away from home and moves in with the old lady next door. But Lotta soon begins to realise that, actually, nowhere’s quite as good as home sweet home.
“Emily’s Surprising Voyage” by Sue Purkiss
Emily and her parents have embarked on the famous SS Great Britain, the first-ever iron ship, designed by the great Victorian engineer, Brunel, and are bound for Australia. Emily assumes the journey will be long and boring, but soon she meets Thomas and his pet rat, Barney.
“Over the Wall” by Renate Ahrens
All her life, Karo has believed that her father was killed in an accident before her birth. So when a stranger comes to the door, eleven years later, Karo wants nothing to do with Martin, the man her mother loved years ago, the man who is her father.
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