Younger Reader Books (2019)

‘Captain Coconut & the Case of the Missing Bananas’ by Anushka Ravishankar

‘Captain Coconut & the Case of the Missing Bananas’ by Anushka Ravishankar

Meet the ace Detective Captain Coconut, who proclaims he can solve any mystery large or small, as he is called in to investigate the case of the missing bananas. He soon finds himself on a slippery trail of peels and missing numbers. Anushka Ravishankar, India’s best known writer of nonsense verse, is at her best in this absurd yet perfectly logical tale, which gently satirises the very form that it uses. British-Indian artist Priya Sundram’s collage art brings together elements of popular Indian imagery – drawn from advertising, movies, newspapers and interior decoration – to create a hilariously surreal world. It is a detective tale that grips the reader’s attention with its humorous ravelling and unravelling of clues and numbers!

 

 

 

 

‘Daisy and the Trouble with Chocolate’ – Kes Gray

‘Daisy and the Trouble with Chocolate’ – Kes Gray

Daisy is SO excited! She’s been picked to look after the class hamsters, Pickle and Pops, over the Easter holidays – AND her mum’s taking her to Chocolate Land!!!

Trouble is, the two things probably shouldn’t mix …

The totally troublesome and laugh-out-loud funny new tale from the bestselling ‘Daisy’ series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Rivers of Sunlight’ by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm

‘Rivers of Sunlight’ by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm

In this book, the sun speaks directly to readers, explaining that our planet’s water is in a constant state of movement and change: “I keep water moving, cycling from sea to air to land and back again. I keep the cycle in balance.” The vibrant blues, greens, and blues of Bang’s folk-art-style artwork underscore the connections between sun, water, and life, while clarifying evaporation, currents, and other topics. Lyrical writing draws into sharp focus the importance of protecting and cherishing water. An extensive afterword provides a wealth of additional detail.

In this brightly illustrated narrative, readers will learn about the constant movement of water as it flows around the Earth and the sun’s important role as water changes between liquid, vapor, and ice. From sea to sky, the sun both heats and cools water, ensuring that life can exist on Earth.

How does the sun keep ocean currents moving and lift fresh water from the seas? What can we do to conserve one of our planet’s most precious resources?

 

‘Samurai vs Ninja – The Battle for the Golden Egg’ by Nick Falk

‘Samurai vs Ninja – The Battle for the Golden Egg’ by Nick Falk

In the Edo Period of Japan, two teams fight for supremacy – the serious samurai and the scheming ninjas. To determine who is the best, a deadly contest is held. The prize is the Golden Egg, the most magnificent treasure in all of Japan. But when the ninjas cheat, the samurai will stop at nothing to get revenge. Tighten your topknot and sharpen your sword – the Samurai vs Ninja battle is about to begin! Get ready for the greatest battle of all time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘The Bad Guys’ (Chapter 1) by Aaron Blabey

‘The Bad Guys’ (Chapter 1) by Aaron Blabey

They sound like the Bad Guys, they look like the Bad Guys … and they even smell like the Bad Guys. They’re scary and dangerous and well … just BAD. But these guys want to be HEROES. And they’re going to prove it by doing good deeds … whether YOU want them to or not.

Mr Wolf, Mr Piranha, Mr Snake and Mr Shark are about to change all of that! Mr Wolf has a daring plan for the Bad Guys first good mission. The gang are going to break 200 dogs out of the Maximum Security City Dog Pound. Will Operation Dog Pound go smoothly? Will the Bad Guys become the Good Guys? And will Mr Snake please spit out Mr Piranha?

Buckle up for the funniest, naughtiest and coolest book you’ll ever read – it’s time to meet the BAD GUYS.

 

 

‘Yours Sincerely, Giraffe’ by Megumi Iwasa

‘Yours Sincerely, Giraffe’ by Megumi Iwasa

Giraffe is bored, as usual. He’d love a friend to share things with. So he writes a letter and sends it as far as possible across the other side of the horizon. There he finds a pen pal Penguin. What follows is an exchange of letters, where Giraffe wants to find out more about Penguin and Penguin wants to find out more about Giraffe. One day they decide they need to meet each other … will they like what they see when it finally happens?