Fiction for Younger Readers - Holiday Reading 2008

A beginning, a muddle, and an end : the right way to write writing, Avi
Avon the snail decides to become a writer with the help of his friend Edward the ant, which leads them into a series of adventures involving close encounters with an anteater, a crow, a tree frog and a hungry fish.
CoverDuck, death and the tulip, Wolf Erlbruch
A duck strikes up an unlikely friendship with death. Intriguing, haunting, enchanting, unusual, challenging. Another title from Gecko Press.
Enigma : A magical mystery, Graeme Base
Enter a magical world in this funny and enduring story about the special relationship between a grandson and his grandpa, and their love for magic. Bertie Badger loves to visit the Retirement Home for Elderly Magicians and watch his grandpa perform magic tricks. But one day all the magicians' props go missing, so Bertie sets off to investigate. Can he solve the mystery in time to save the show?
Fly high, fly guy!, Tedd Arnold
Mom and Dad won't let Fly Guy go along on the family road trip. They're afraid he'll get lost, but when Dad accidentally shuts him in the trunk, Fly Guy goes along for the ride.
I will surprise my friend! and I love my new toy!, Mo Willems
Two new titles in the Elephant and Piggie series. Works well as read aloud to big classes as well as one-to-one, or as beginning readers.
coverPippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren and Lauren Child
Special edition to mark the centenary of Astrid Lindgren’s birth. Contains full colour illustrations by Lauren Child.
(NZ) Quin Majik and the marvellous machine, Fleur Beale
When Quin Majik and his family move to Tidy St, they soon learn about ‘The Rules’. These tell residents what they may do, eat and wear, but the Majik family have no intention of following them! Quin decides that the landscaped lawn of their new house needs flattening, so enlists the help of Frederick, the neat and tidy boy from next door. Together they build a marvellous machine out of a lawnmower, washing machine and a lot of creativity.
(NZ) Rugby for Rosie, Frances Adlam
Rosie wants nothing other than to play rugby for the school team, but there's one hitch, mixed teams need at least three girls in them and Rosie is the only girl who wants to play. In desperation she sets about trying to persuade the pink clad, doll-loving girls at her school that rugby really is a great game.