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The Party Club by Anne Fine
Walker Books ISBN 9781406365504

Rosie loves birthday parties - hers and those of her friends. She loves the cakes and candles, the presents and sparkly paper and all the other fun things at party time. But her friends seem to be having birthday treats instead of parties so Rosie decides to start a party club to encourage a new party trend. Will she be able to tempt everyone to change their minds? This is a super book by this wonderful writer who understands the thoughts of the very young, in this case someone who feels odd one out. It is a humorous and enjoyable story.

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Polly and the Puffin: The Stormy Day by Jenny Colgan
Little, Brown Books ISBN 9780349131924

It is a very special day for Polly as her father is coming home on his fishing boat. She tries to pass the time with her puffin friend Neil but she soon discovers how difficult waiting is. When black clouds begin to gather and a storm brews Polly starts to worry but her mother reassures her by telling her about the importance of lighthouses to show sailors and fishermen the safe way home. Polly and Neil's latest story is a delightful read for boys and girls alike. The lighthouse facts, recipes and rhymes at the end of the book provide further fun for young readers.

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