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Jenny Smith reviews a selection of fascinating books suitable for Key Stage 2 children.

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Jenny Smith

Jenny Smith lives in South Oxfordshire with her husband and two young sons, and a small and aggressive West Highland terrier called Angus. Her debut novel, Diary of a Parent Trainer, was published by Scholastic Children’s Books in March 2011.

Jenny’s top read!

Sterling and the Canary by Andy Stanton, illustrated by Ross Collins (Barrington Stoke, £5.99 PB)

Sterling and the canary

Sterling is good looking, amazing at sport and popular with girls. So why won’t Lizzie Harris go out with him?

Help comes in the form of Sterling’s best friend Doctor Edward Macintosh and a talking canary (who has, apparently, been to Canary University). This salutary tale about young love is both hilarious and heart-warming and has a wonderfully satisfying conclusion.

Another brilliant book from the highly talented Andy Stanton, with the added bonus of being ‘dyslexia friendly’.

Enchanted pony

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