The Reading Corner

Awesome adventures to snuggle up with this autumn…

Flying Fergus 4: The Championship Cheats by Sir Chris Hoy £4.99

It’s time for Fergus and his Hercules’ Hopefuls teammates to go to the District Championships, where they’re determined to beat the superior Wallace’s Winners –even though their second-hand junk shop bikes are proving to be no match for the flashy new Sullivan Swifts. It’s hard not to compare when your gears keep grinding. What’s more Fergus thinks that his mum is falling in love with someone… and when Choppy Wallace offers the team four brand new Sullivan Swifts, Fergus and Daisy suspect that the worst possible thing could be happening – is Mum’s fancy man Wesley Wallace’s dad? Could Fergus and Wesley become stepbrothers? Disaster!

Make and Move Monsters by Sata Hisao £8.95

Make and Move Monsters contains twelve amazing moving monsters to press out, slot together and play with – nine ready-to-play plus three to colour in with your own fantastic designs. Children will have fiendish fun with this collection of creepy critters, from graveyard ghouls and villainous vampires to spooky skeletons and slippery deep sea monsters. Each model comes with easy-to-follow assembly instructions, and no scissors or glue required.

The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton £12.99

A beautifully designed, commemorative edition celebrating 20 years of The Nightmare Before Christmas, from incomparable visionary Tim Burton. The book that came before the film contains never before seen original sketches, and is filled with skill, craft and scares. Jack Skellington is the most important figure in Halloweenland, for years he has delighted in organising frightful tricks and appalling treats. But this year, something is wrong. The creepers are no longer creepy and the fear is no longer ferocious. Jack accidently finds himself in Christmas Town, and wonders if there is more to life than simply scaring people.

Art Prompts by Taylor McNee £9.99

The perfect book for absolutely anyone who loves to draw. Designed to challenge your skill, captivate your imagination and push you out of your comfort zone, this book is full of imaginative ideas to get your creative juices flowing. You’ll be encouraged to mark it wherever you like and treat each page like your own personal sketchbook. Don’t restrict yourself to simply drawing an amorphous, translucent slime monster – make sure to doodle in the margins, scribble on the spine and let your imagination lead your pencil.

Minecraft Exploded Builds: Medieval Fortress £12.99

A medieval-themed building book, packed with guides, schematics and inspirational ideas to construct, defend and customise your very own castle. Every build is illustrated with a detailed ‘exploded’ view, so readers can see exactly which blocks are used in the structures, both inside and out. With hundreds of variations and additional features, you can personalise every aspect of your medieval fortress. With builds ranging from sturdy walls and turrets, to grandiose throne rooms and dank, dark dungeons, children can develop their own unique medieval kingdom with ease.

The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fall Asleep by Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin & Sydney Hanson £12.99

Written with the aim of helping children fall asleep and improving families’ bedtime routines, this follow-up to the number one international bestseller ‘The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep’ uses all new child-tested parent-approved techniques. Beautifully illustrated, the book features Ellen the Elephant, who is on a journey through a magical forest that leads to sleep. Along the way, she meets different fantastical characters and has soothing experiences that will help children relax and slip into slumber quickly. The book also includes tips written by the author for using the techniques successfully.

The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith £7.99

The Fox and the Star is a fable for all ages about love and loss, a book that crackles with imagination and wonder. When Fox’s greatest friend disappears, his search for Star takes him on a journey of grief, before he finds his way is lit with hope. This is the moving story of a fox, a star and an eternal friendship, written and beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. Fox’s story is inspired by Coralie’s own personal journey and the book itself is beautifully printed in a new format for children.

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