This year I have read so many Junior series but have been unable to share them all. Here are four series that are funny, silly and sometimes a little gross.
Ho! Ho! Ho! There is a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Christmas Cake, dancing, sitting on a Christmas tree and making a list for Santa. Hazel Edwards delights us with the imagination of a child and the celebration of Christmas.
A young knight (boy), protects his castle (his play equipment) with a (cardboard) sword. Beware, he is watching and listening and inspiring the imagination of children.
Jeff Kinney you have done it again, The Meltdown is bound to be a Wimpy Kid fan favourite and had me engrossed from beginning to end. Greg Heffley kept me entertained and had me hooked from the beginning, when his imagination runs wild – thinking about his own talking toilet, unfrozen cavemen and cyborg legs so he can sleep on his way to school.
Elsie Elephant is a board book that will simply delight you and your young reader. The story begins at night with a NOT so tired Elsie…sound familiar anyone? It turns out that Elsie has a lot to say and as she stomps through the jungle, trumpeting loudly she wakes other animals along the way.
Shelly Unwin has again delighted the reader with her ability to bring books alive, creating an atmosphere of fun and waggishness. There’s a Baddie Running Through This Book is her best yet and I am not only excited about this book but for what she will delight us with in the future.