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What to do with bored, fractious children in lockdown conditions? Read with them.
From aliens in love to a reindeer gone bad.
From happy lions to runaway robots.
From flowers and friendships to wolves and wars.
From wild beasts to princesses.
Melissa Harrison combines an eye for detail and an ear for prose with a skill for constructing a plot.
From fairy tales to non-fiction.
The Beast from the East may have delayed spring, but at least we have great new kids’ stories from north, south, east and west.
“I was always utterly elsewhere,” writes Mangnan, as she navigates Harry Potter, Goodnight Mister Tom and The Hungry Caterpillar.
In Horatio Clare’s Aubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds, a hero must save the polluted world from an enormous snail.