Younger readers — Holiday Reading 2012

Tedd Arnold Cover: Ride, Fly Guy, Ride!Ride, Fly Guy, ride!
While riding in the car with Buzz and his father, Fly Guy gets blown out of the window and finds himself riding in a variety of vehicles.
Annie Barrows No news is good news
Ivy and Bean try to make money by writing a newspaper about Pancake Court but the neighbours are not pleased to read about themselves. Book eight in the Ivy + Bean series.
Melanie Drewery Fishing fame (New Zealand)
Max really wants to catch a fish big enough so that his name can go on the Fishing Fame Board. He and his cousin Dan steal one of their uncle’s paddle boats, which are not for fishing! Max and Dan get stuck at Shark Point, and a gigantic shark gets caught in their lines, pulling their paddle boat along and throwing them overboard!
Sarah Garland Cover: Azzi In BetweenAzzi in between
Azzi and her parents are in danger. They have to leave their home and escape to another country on a frightening journey by car and boat. With a kind helper at the school, Azzi begins to learn English and understand that she is not the only one who has had to flee her home. But Grandma has been left behind and Azzi misses her more than anything. Will Azzi ever see her grandma again? Drawing on her own experience of working among refugee families in Nelson, the author tells, with tenderness and humour, an exciting story.
Sally Gardner Operation Bunny
Emily’s neighbour dies leaving Emily a mysterious inheritance: an old shop, a small bunch of golden keys and a cat called Fidget. It’s the beginning of an adventure of a lifetime as the old Fairy Detective Agency comes back to life.
Andy Griffiths The 26-storey treehouse
Come and check out the 26-storey tree house, it has an anti-gravity room, an ice-cream-skating rink and a crocodile pit!
Diana Wynne Jones Cover: Vile VisitorsVile visitors
Two hilarious stories, reissued in one volume. What would you do if the worst visitors in the world came to stay?
William Joyce The fantastic flying books of Mr Morris Lessmore
Morris Lessmore loves words, stories and books; after a powerful storm carries him to another land, dreary and colourless, he finds a single book in colour that leads him to an amazing library where, he learns, the books need him as much as he needs them.
Margaret Mahy The Margaret Mahy treasury (New Zealand)
This republication merits inclusion as it is being released with an audio CD of Mahy reading some of her work.
Kyle Mewburn Dako-snappysaurus (New Zealand)
Arg goes hunting with his dad and the older Neanderthals. They stop at a beach where everyone falls asleep. When Arg wakes up he notices that his dad has floated off and a dinosaur is about to have him for breakfast. Can Arg save his dad from the hungry dakosaurus? A book in the Dinosaur Rescue series.
Francesca Simon Cover: Mr P's Naughty BookMr P’s naughty book
Mr P’s naughty book has the perfect punishment for every naughty act in the world. Each day Mr P’s telephone rings with parents desperate for his advice. But the naughty book never seems to get it quite right with chaotic results!
Geronimo Stilton Geronimo Stilton and Thea Stilton series
These series are perennially popular and both have had new titles come out this year. An exciting combination of mystery, humour and graphic elements.
Mo Willems Listen to my trumpet
When Piggie plays her new trumpet for Gerald, the elephant decides he must be honest in his response. A book for beginner readers, part of the successful Elephant and Piggie series.