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Friendship rocks!

Friendship rocks!

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This week we’ve been celebrating the International Day of Friendship!

It’s the perfect time to share some of our fave friendship-themed books from the Space Chase collection.

Take a look and you just might find your next Summer Reading Challenge read…

Knights and Bikes by Gabrielle Kent & Rex Crowle

Adventure awaits Demelza and her new best friend in the whole world, Nessa, as they uncover the mysteries of the Penfurzy Knights.

With a pet goose sidekick, quirky islanders and legendary treasure to find, it’s up to Nessa and Demelza to ride their bikes, solve the mystery, and face down danger with Frisbees and water-balloons.

A Moon Girl Stole My Friend by Rebecca Patterson

Lyla lives in a world of robocats, flying sweets and instant snow, but some things never change. Little brothers are still annoying, school teachers make you cringe, and, when your best friend deserts you for the new girl, it still HURTS. Especially when that new girl is from the Moon.

But Lyla’s problems lead her into unexpected adventures…

Me and My Alien Friend: Cosmic Poems about Friendship by Ed Boxall

This book is full of all sorts of friends: best friends, changing friends, absent friends, animal friends, imaginary friends and even a friend who’s a ‘Thing on a Springy String’.

In the poems, friends adventure together: discovering, exploring and sharing life’s happy hills and lonely dark hollows.

Marshal Bernice Elephant said: I thought this book was very funny and I loved it. My favourite person was the alien because he made me laugh. I also loved the little boy because he made the alien laugh. I loved this book!

Mo, Lottie and the Junkers by Jennifer Killick

Mo Appleby’s ordered life is turned upside down when he and his mum move in with his new stepdad and stepsisters, Lottie and Sadie. The home he left behind is just across the street, and there’s something not quite right about the new occupant.

Who are the weird new people in their town? And why does the ice cream taste so good?

Letter to Pluto by Lou Treleaven

Jon’s teacher wants to keep the art of letter writing alive and starts an interstellar penpal programme. Jon is not impressed, especially as his penpal Straxi is from Pluto, the most boring, smelliest and far away place in the whole solar system. And if that wasn’t bad enough, she is a girl!

A hilarious story of friendship, annoying teachers, planet saving and of course letter writing.

Fairy Daffodil Quest said: I loved it. It was very interesting. I would recommend it to people who like reading letters and postcards. I thought Straxi’s letters were funny.

Two Sides by Polly Ho-Yen & Binny Talib

Lula is a Dog Person and Lenka is a Cat Person; Lula is super messy and Lenka is totally tidy; Lula likes talking and Lenka likes watching – but together they make the perfect pair.

Until The Day that Everything Goes Wrong and they are no longer friends. Despite feeling lonely, neither is prepared to listen or forgive.

Will it be this way forever?

Fairy Panther Bojangles said: It is a really good book about friendship

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