This issue’s cover illustration is from Song of the Golden Hare by Jackie Morris. Thanks to Frances Lincoln for their help with this November cover.
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That is NOT a Good Idea! (5-8 Infant/Junior)
48pp, 978-1406349412, RRP £11.99, Hardcover
Inspired by silent movie, this book tells the story of a very hungry fox who decides to invite a very nice goose for dinner. Can he outfox her or will her goose be cooked?
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The Dragonsitter’s Castle (8-10 Junior/Middle)
64pp, 978-1849397698, RRP £4.99, Paperback
Starting on Boxing Day and leading up to an almighty event on New Year’s Eve, Josh Lacey’s comic tale of Eddie, who has been left in charge of his Uncle Morton’s dragons over the holiday, would make an ideal Christmas gift for a new reader.
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