I’m forever talking about how much I love seeing what other people’s kids are reading, so I thought it was about time I shared another peek at my own 7 year old’s tbr. I had the perfect opportunity to share this week, as we were away last weekend and of course took a stack of books each (obviously I pack even more when I know there will be some good photo ops!). Just to be clear, since I do often share books I’ve been given by publishers, these are all books that I bought for A.
Rainbow Grey by Laura Ellen Anderson
Ten-year-old Ray Grey lives in the magical Weatherlands, high in the sky. Ray is surrounded by Weatherlings with astounding weather power at their fingertips . . . but she doesn’t have ANY magic!
Then, after a trip to Earth, Ray’s life changes forever. She is transformed from Ray Grey into RAINBOW GREY! With the help of her best friends (and exploding cloud cat, Nim) now all Ray has to do is master her powers AND save the world from a mysterious, powerful enemy . . .
The Exploding Life of Scarlett Fife by Maz Evans
Scarlett Fife has BIG FEELINGS. And when she has BIG FEELINGS, they explode out of her like an over-squeezed stress ball.
Scarlett’s in big trouble after a BIG FEELINGS episode leads to a runaway hamster getting into the vicar’s trousers at her aunty’s engagement party. If she loses her temper ONE MORE TIME, she’s going to miss out on her trip to Mega Awesome Sicky Fun World, the best theme park on the planet.
But feelings are like slime in a party bag. No matter how much someone tells you to keep it in, it’ll always find its way out. And very soon, Scarlett notices that every time she pushes her feelings down, something explodes. Like … really, properly explodes.
It might be her teacher’s slimy green smoothie. A huge pot of purple paint. Or a massive pile of elephant poo at the zoo. And let’s hope Scarlett doesn’t get mad at Aunty’s wedding – that wedding cake is HUGE …
Shockingly Good Stories by R.A. Spratt
Piranhas on the run, stolen sandwiches, chocolate waterfalls and so much more!
From R.A. Spratt, bestselling author of Friday Barnes, comes this collection of twenty short stories perfect for fans of Roald Dahl, David Walliams and Paul Jennings.
Featuring fractured fairytales told by none other than Nanny Piggins, previously unpublished Friday Barnes mysteries and a bunch of other hilarious and highly original tall tales.
This book will delight kids from seven to seventy, whether they’re after a bedtime story, entertainment for a long car ride or distraction in the doctor’s waiting room!
How great do those all sound?! It’s no wonder I have something of a kids’ book buying problem of late!
I’ll try to get A to report in on what she thinks about these!
If you’ve got small people in your life I’d love to hear what they’re reading too!