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CHECK out these summer reading suggestions for your grandkids and for you to share with them.
No Place Like Home
The city is no place for a polar bear like George. Being homesick is making George a terrible grump. Not knowing where home is makes it even worse.
So George sets off on a search. He isn't sure what home looks like, but he'll know it when he finds it.
Published by Random House Australia, written by Ronojoy Ghosh, No Place Like Home RRP$14.99, ages three to five.
Funny Kid Get Licked (book 4)
Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. And it's about time he used his talents for a good cause!
Max is the funny kid ... and there are endangered animals to save!
Putting the fun in fundraising, launching a puppy-smuggling operation, fighting the great Redhill canteen war and planning a secret theme park are just some of the things in store for Max and his friends in this brand-new Funny Kid adventure!
Published by HarperCollins, written by Matt Stanton, Funny Kid Get Licked RRP$14.99, age from seven years.
101 Weird Words (and three fakes)
A fun and fact-packed book about 101 of the weirdest, wackiest and most interesting words in the English language. Tease your brain with related puzzles and conundrums-and can you spot the three fakes? Answers provided at the end .
David Astle is a full-time word nerd. Many will know him as the dictionary man on the TV show Letters and Numbers. Or maybe just DA, the devious crossword-setter in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age. Between puzzles, he's written half a dozen wordy-nerdy books including David Astle's Gargantuan Book of Words.
Published by Allen & Unwin, 101 Weird Words (and three fakes) RRP$9.99, age from eight to 12.
Treasury of Bedtime Stories
This is a stunning treasury of favourite bedtime stories from one of the world's best-loved storytellers.
Each short story stands alone and takes the reader on a brand-new adventure.
From the pixie seamstress who makes dresses for the Fairy Queen, to the little boy who turns into a steam engine, meet a host of magic and memorable characters, brought to life by Becky Cameron's charming full-colour illustrations.
Published by Hodder Children's Books, Treasury of Bedtime Stories RRP$49.99. For the young and young-at-heart.