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Spring holiday fiction for kids

Take some time to relax with a good book this holiday, with these recommendations for ages 2 to 11.

Spring fiction

Please note: all book links lead to more information on Amazon.co.uk

Mr Bunny's Chocolate Factory

Mr Bunny’s Chocolate Factory

Elys Doran
Suitable for children aged 2+

Go behind the scenes of Mr Bunny’s chocolate factory!
An irresistible look at the workings of Mr Bunny’s chocolate factory, packed with cross-over humour to amuse kids both big and small.
The perfect picture book for Easter, and one that will be enjoyed whatever the season.

Find out how to draw Mr Bunny and download a colouring-in sheet, on our competition page.

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SPLAT!

SPLAT!

Jon Burgerman

Every time you turn a page in this book, everything gets splatted onto the page opposite. SPLAT! is a hilarious story that plays with the physical boundaries of the book as an object to encourage interaction and imagination. From custard pies, sandwiches, water balloons, and ice-creams—a whole series of outrageous splats build and build into a hilarious story that will have children roaring with laughter!
Bursting with colour and originality, SPLAT! is like nothing else out there!

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Winnie and Wilbur: Broomstick Alert and other stories

Winnie and Wilbur: Broomstick Alert and other stories

Laura Owen (author) and Korky Paul (illustrator)
Suitable for children aged 5+

In twelve fabulous young fiction stories Winnie and Wilbur do everything from racing on rollerskates, to hatching chocolate eggs, to shrinking down to teaspoon size. All illustrated in black line detail by Korky Paul. The spellbinding new look of this bestselling series celebrates the wonderful relationship shared by Winnie and her cat, Wilbur.

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Dr KittyCat is Ready to Rescue: Clover the Bunny

Dr KittyCat is Ready to Rescue: Clover the Bunny

Jane Clarke
Suitable for children aged 6-8

Dr KittyCat is always ready with her furry first aid! In Clover the Bunny pawpox is doing the rounds just as the animals are meant to be heading off on a camping trip. Will at least some of them be healthy enough to go? Once they arrive at the campsite, Clover’s paws are covered in itchy little spots. Is it the outbreak of pawpox that Dr KittyCat has feared or could there be another explanation?

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Dr KittyCat is Ready to Rescue: Willow the Duckling

Dr KittyCat is Ready to Rescue: Willow the Duckling

Jane Clarke
Suitable for children aged 6-8

Dr KittyCat is always ready with her furry first aid! In Willow the Duckling the little animals are rehearsing for the the Thistletown Talent Show when Willow the Duckling is suddenly taken ill. She’s desperate to perform on stage like the others, but will Dr KittyCat and Peanut be able to make her better before the curtain rises?

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A Race for Toad Hall

The New Adventures of Mr Toad: A Race for Toad Hall

Tom Moorhouse (author) and Holly Swain (illustrator)
Suitable for children aged 7+

Teejay, Mo and Ratty definitely shouldn’t be exploring the overgrown grounds of Toad Hall – but that’s never stopped them before. After falling into a tunnel they discover something … someone trapped in the ice house.
That someone is none other than Mr Toad, and he’s been there for a hundred years.

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Nelly and the Flight of the Sky Lantern

Nelly and the Flight of the Sky Lantern

Roland Chambers (author) and Ella Okstad (illustrator)
Suitable for children aged 7-9

Sometimes secrets are hidden in the most obvious places.
When Nelly returns home to discover that her mother has mysteriously disappeared, she vows to stop at nothing until she’s found her. Climb to the tops of the clouds in a laundry basket? Why not? Dive to the depths of the ocean in an oversized tin can? Of course! Leave her turtle, Columbus, behind? CERTAINLY NOT! He’s her best friend, what an awful suggestion.
Together they will find the answers!

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Sky Thieves

Sky Thieves

Dan Walker
Suitable for children aged 9-11

Love Pirates of the Caribbean? Then prepared to be swept away by this new swashbuckling adventure series.
Zoya DeLarose has no idea her life is about to change forever when a band of sky thieves ‘steal’ her away from her orphanage, landing up in the clouds, on board The Dragonfly’s deck. There, Zoya discovers a world of meteorite storms, sword fights, midnight raids, floating islands, and long lost treasure. But with a deadly enemy closing in, will Zoya find the strength to face her fears and unlock the key to her destiny, or will she fall from the skies with no one left to break her fall?

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Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck

Ali Sparkes
Suitable for children aged 9-11

Getting struck by lightning whilst huddling under a tree isn’t exactly the way Alisha and Theo would have chosen to get out of sports day . . .
Surviving the strike makes them see life differently. It also makes them notice Doug and Lizzie. Struck by lightning under that same tree on the common in 1975, the two teenagers have been hanging out there ever since.
Doug and Lizzie are funny, clever, brave – and quite happy about making friends with a pair of ten-year-olds. OK, fair point, they are dead, and Doug’s trousers are worryingly flared. But you can’t have everything.

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Nancy Parker's Spooky Speculations

Nancy Parker’s Spooky Speculations

Julia Lee
Suitable for children aged 9-11

Maidservants, Mystery, and Murder! Everyone’s favourite housemaid-detective is back! Now Nancy has a new job working at Oxcoombe Grange. It’s great except for one thing – Nancy is convinced the house is haunted! Ella Otter, now a reluctant pupil at nearby Seabourne Grammar School for Girls, demands a scientific investigation. Together, Nancy and Ella set out to do some spooky snooping, and to uncover the mysteries of the Grange’s cellars. But in doing so they make a few enemies, discover a few surprising secrets, and put themselves into a little more danger than they were bargaining for . . .

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