Scholastic NZ has just released two great books for younger readers with some real bite – Fishing Fame by Melanie Drewery and Dinosaur Rescue: Spino-rottysaurus by Kyle Mewburn.
Fishing Fame by Melanie Drewery, illustrated by John Bennett
Fishing Fame is a short, illustrated chapter book perfect for boys. Kids will love the crazy antics that Mark and Dan get up to and will want to keep reading to find out how they get out of their awkward situation. John Bennett’s illustrations break up the text into small chunks for easy reading, and the cover will appeal to boys.
Dinosaur Rescue: Spino-rottysaurus by Kyle Mewburn and Donovan Bixley
Kyle Mewburn and Donovan Bixley are back with their 5th Dinosaur Rescue book. This series just keeps getting better and better (not to mention more disgusting!). In this book you can learn why prehistoric insects didn’t make good pets, how to train your giant dragonfly, how to hunt with Arg’s dad, and some interesting facts about dinosaurs. Get this book for your children and they’ll be rolling around on the floor laughing (or possibly looking very green). They’re perfect for fans of Captain Underpants.
Scholastic NZ are publishing some really good books for early readers (7-9 years), like those mentioned above. Check out Diary of a Pukeko by Sally Sutton and Do Not Push by Kyle Mewburn. These books are the short, with lots of adventure and laughs, so they’re perfect for this age group.