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.
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.
The book can be more than just reading the words but creating possibilities through conversation and discovery. This can be achieved by learning about the animals, identifying them, learning what noises they make and where they might live.
13 year old Solli Raphael is wise beyond his years – “The future needs you and me to create equality across all levels of humanity – his messages true, inspirational and proof that no matter how old you are you can achieve anything.