If you’re looking for a new read for your 7+ year old, I have three great picks for you!
Tiny Timmy Living the Dream! by Tim Cahill
Scholastic Australia, RRP: $12.99
Tiny Timmy is a mad soccer fan too. It’s his dream to play for Australia when he grows up, but until then, the next best thing is being able to be on the soccer field with his idols. The only way he can do that is to win a soccer trick competition. The story has plenty of positive and encouraging messages for kids, particularly Timmy’s aspiration, persistence and ability to overcome adversity in his quest to get out onto the field with the Socceroos.
Tiny Timmy: Living the Dream is out this month and if your school is part of the Scholastic Book Club, you’ll find it on page 3 of Issue 5!
Trouble and the Missing Cat by Cate Whittle
Omnibus Books, RRP $9.99
Trouble is the name of the dragon in this story, a dragon that lives in Georgia’s house because he doesn’t like his cave that he’s been living in for hundreds of years. Trouble is a potato chip eating and sasparilla drinking dragon and he’s in trouble at Georgia’s school, so much so that he’s been banned. He did a vertical landing on the playground and broke all the asphalt and left burn marks on the oval! If that wasn’t enough of a problem, Georgia also has to solve the mystery of Mrs Jones’ missing cat, Tibbles!
Trouble and the Missing Cat is a great book to build reading confidence. It is out this month and is also in Issue #5 of Scholastic Book Club on page 15.
Sage Cookson’s Sweet Escape by Sally Murphy
New Frontier Publishing, RRP $9.99
Sage and her parents lead a lifestyle full of food, her parents are television chefs. Sweet Escape follows Sage’s adventures with her parents around Australia and the world, sampling all kinds of food, learning new cooking techniques and sharing what they’ve learned on television. But Sage’s food adventures take a turn when they visit a chocolatier with a competitive streak.
The book also has its own fun website with activities and samples that support the book series – www.sagecookson.com.au
Sage Cookson’s Sweet Escape has just been released this month and is available in Issue #5 of Scholastic Book Club on page 15.