Pants are everything, Mark Lowery

The utterly hilarious sequel to ‘Socks Are Not Enough’ was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012. Prepare to giggle as Michael is swept up in a sequence of uncontrollable events that will ruin his life… again. Ages: 11+



Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror, Chris Priestly

Edgar visits his Uncle Montague and listens to his stories about the odd artifacts Uncle Montague has collected throughout his life. As the day progresses and the tales unfold Edgar begins to realize that there is another story to be heard, that of Uncle Montague himself and this is the scariest story of all. A creepy and atmospheric book perfect for the long, dark winter nights – just make sure you leave a light on!

Walk two moons, Sharon Creech

Sal Hiddle is a thirteen-year-old girl whose world changes following the sudden departure of her mother. This richly textured novel combines a girl’s search for her own identity with her coming to terms with separation and grief. Funny on occasions, sad on others, it is full of memorable characters, not least Sal’s feisty grandparents who are always up for a new adventure on behalf of their beloved granddaughter.