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Bernice recommends: Epic Adventures

Bernice recommends: Epic Adventures

Bernice really likes books where characters get to go on exciting adventures. If there’s a story about a brave animal or best friends embarking on epic journeys, Bernice has probably read it! Here are some of her top picks for this summer.

Cat’s Colours by Airlie Anderson

What better thing to do on a grey day than collect some colours? Cat decides to do just that, but where will she find them?

Madam Pansy Pennyfarthing said: This is a wonderful book which I would recommend to children between ages 3 to 5. Cat journeys to find colours and ends up with lots of them. Cat’s Colours has lovely pictures and has very clear writing. I love it.

Herbie’s Big Adventure by Jennie Poh

A little hedgehog bravely goes on his first foraging adventure despite being nervous about leaving home.

General Muscles Paperclip said: I liked this book because it was a good story about a hedgehog who went on an adventure and saw a snow bear he went to sleep with it. It had a happy ending, had brilliant pictures.

Sonny the Daring Squirrel by Janey Louise Jones and Jennie Poh

A young squirrel thinks jumping from a tall oak tree will impress the bigger boys, but he’s just jumping into danger! He needs the help of the Superfairies.

Madam Pansy Pennyfarthing said: Great for animal lovers and bright colours. Sonny is off on a tree climbing adventure.For readers between 4-7. The easy see pictures were brilliant.

The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters by Kara LaReau

Meet Jaundice and Kale Bland, two sisters who avoid excitement at any cost. One day, the Bland sisters are kidnapped by an all-female band of pirates. They’re unwillingly swept into a high-seas romp that might just lead to solving the mystery of what happened to their missing parents

Princess Amazonia Sofa said: This book blew me away by how gripping , absorbing, and amazing it is…You haven’t lived until you’ve read this book. START NOW!!!

Bigfoot, Tobin & Me by Melissa Savage

Lemonade’s mother named her for her favourite saying: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But now her mum’s dead. After relocating to her grandpa’s place in Bigfoot-obsessed Willow Creek, Lem meets Tobin. Quirky and determined, he’s the CEO of Bigfoot Detectives, Inc. and sole investigator for the town. Lem is reluctantly enlisted as his assistant. Together, they try to capture a shot of the elusive beast on film, but what they find is even more amazing.

Viscountess Rose Bojangles said: I have really enjoyed this book and I would recommend this to people who like books which are spine-tingling, exciting and full of suspense.

Black Cats and Butlers by Janine Beacham

When Rose Raventhorpe’s beloved butler is found (gasp!) murdered in the hallway of her own house, she’s determined to uncover the culprit. Especially since he’s the third butler to die in a week!
Rose’s investigation leads her on a journey into a hidden world of grave robbers and duelling butlers, flamboyant magicians and the city’s ancient feline guardians.
Knives aren’t just for cutting cucumber sandwiches, you know . . .

General Ariel Washington said: I personally LOVE this book! It’s great for murder mystery lovers-Like me! I really like it because it is really descriptive and it was so exciting, it made my heart beat faster in some parts!

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