To keep your 5-8 year old bookworms entertained while they await the postman, here's a list of recommended reads for Hatchlings members with a thirst for adventure...
1 | RABBIT AND BEAR: A BAD KING IS A SAD THING:
If you haven't come across the unlikely heroes that are Rabbit and Bear - you're in for a treat. In this beautifully-illustrated story, the furry friends encounter a scary icebear, who is determined to be king of the valley. This time, even Bear will need to ask his animal friends for help!
2 | ANISHA, ACCIDENTAL DETECTIVE BY SERENA PATEL:
There is a big family wedding round the corner and bridezilla Aunty Bindi is all kinds of stressed. To make matters worse, Anisha finds a ransom note and discovers that the groom-to-be has been kidnapped! Can Anisha and her friend Milo uncover the truth before the wedding of the year turns into a huge disaster?
3 | KATE ON THE CASE BY HANNAH PECK:
Kate is a budding reporter on a journey to the Arctic with her mouse buddy, Rupert. When they board the sleeper train, lots of strange things begin to happen, gymnastic trophies go missing, some ancient scrolls are misplaced and (perhaps most troubling of all!) a packet of ginger nut biscuits have (probably) been stolen. It's a good job Kate has a logical mind and her Special Correspondence Manual at the ready to solve the mystery.
4 | SPACE DETECTIVES BY MARK POWERS:
Meet intergalactic sleuths Ethan and Conor who sell ice creams to the rich and famous onboard Starville - the universe's first orbiting city! Things aren't as glamourous as they seem though... infact, the whole space station could be in danger as they hurtle, full pelt into the collision course of the moon! Can the boys figure out how to save the day, before the whole city is doomed?
5 | TOTO THE NINJA CAT AND THE LEGEND OF THE WILCAT BY DERMOT O'LEARY:
In this latest instalment in the adventures of the notorious Toto, her brothers, Silver and Socks, and their best friend Catface are on their way to a bootcamp for naughty animals. Amidst team building exercises and gruelling tasks in the Scottish Highlands, they hear whispers of the local legend... the mysterious Wildcat. But if the Wildcat is just a myth, why are Toto's Ninja senses tingling?
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