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By Liz Kesslerauthor of the Emily Windsnap and Philippa Fisher series

A selection of new books ideal for girls aged 7 — 11

Liz Kessler

Liz Kessler is the author of the Emily Windsnap series, about a girl who is half mermaid and half human. A fourth Emily Windsnap book, Emily Windsnap and the Siren’s Secret (Orion, £9.99 HB), will be released in October ‘09. Her latest book, Philippa Fisher and the Dream Maker’s Daughter (Orion, £9.99 HB), is the second in her new series about a girl whose best friend is a fairy godmother. Liz has spent the last year travelling round Europe in a campervan and is currently in the process of moving to Cornwall.

Emily Windsnap and the Siren's Secret

How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant

How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant by Elen Caldecott (Bloomsbury, £5.99 PB)

When her beloved grandad makes a dying wish that she should continue to tend his allotment, Kirsty Jenkins is more than happy to oblige. But, the council has other plans. Soon it’s clear that drastic action is needed if Kirsty is to keep her promise – and help her family get over their loss. There’s only one thing for it. She’ll have to steal an elephant from the local museum. Obviously!

This is a beautiful book that had me laughing and crying throughout. An absolute must read for every girl who adores her grandad, isn’t keen on marrows, (sometimes) hates her siblings and loves an adventure.

Suitable for: girls; younger readers; older readers; more able readers.

’’Woo-hoo!’ Kirsty punched the air. ‘We’re going to steal an elephant!’‘

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  1. summer harris
    on 10 March 2015

    books for kids

    Kids books are meant to be read by kids but written by adults . My children and my friends kids enjoy these types of books . I buy them more and more nearly every week they LOVE them . To advise my point my kids really like the tiger who came to tea . My children are called Alice and Charlie . Alice likes Alice in wonderland and Charlie likes Charlie and the chocolate factory . I read these books to my dear children after they went to bed and prayed it sets them right to sleep . To sum up make more children books thank you

    5out of 5

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