New Books for Primary – December, 2011

Tales from Moominvalley by Tove Jansson

If you found a tiny golden dragon with green paws, would you know what to do with it?  And suppose Too-ticky brought you an invisible child, would you know how to make her visible again?

Meet new and delightful characters and re-encounter old freinds, such as Snufkin and Little My, in this collection of stories – not to mention dear Moominpappa, Moominmamma and Mommintroll.

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer . . .
If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
Come in!
Come in!

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

There’s a light on in the attic.
I can see it from outside,
And I know you’re on the inside . . .  lookin’ out.
 
Step inside the mind of Shel Silverstein and you’ll discover a magic homework machine, a Polar Bear in the fridge and a Meehoo With an Exactlywatt. But beware stolen knees, the babysitter who likes to squash children – and the nighttime peril of the Whatifs!
 
This is the second book of beloved poems and pictures from the marvellous master of nonsense, Shel Silverstein.

Runny Babbit by Shel Silverstein

Runny Babbit lent to wunch
And heard the saitress way,
‘We have some lovely stabbit rew –
Our Special for today.’
 
Welcome to the world of Runny Babbit and his friends Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, and many others who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own. It’s filled with the most amazing adventures and tongue-twisting rhymes imaginable. And, what’s more, Shel Silverstein wrote this yook especially for bou.
 
‘I wish I had done this book’  MAURICE SENDAK

The Spy Book

Welcome to the world of espionage.

Inside the cool novelty covers, we turn our magnifying glass on spies, snoops, and spooks throughout history in The Spy Book. Eavesdrop on the incredible tales of daring, explore top-secret gadgets, and find out why espionage still hits the headlines.

Code breakers and safe crackers, spy rings and honey traps, dead drops and lipstick pistols all lurk inside. Confidentially … kids will love it.

 

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