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Sunday 25 August 2013

KBR Recommends: New Junior Fiction and Non-Fiction, August 2013

Eric Vale Off the Rails by Michael Gerard Bauer and Joe Bauer, Omnibus Books, $14.99, 9781862919945, ages 8+

Eric Vale is really in trouble this time. Big trouble. Principal Porter thinks he's gone completely off the rails!

Does Eric have a good explanations for his surprising behaviour? Or have mutant vampire zombie werewolf alience from outer space stolen Eric's brain?

Eric Vale Off the Rails is ideal for reluctant readers, continuing Eric's hilarious adventures shared in the first two books in the series, Eric Vale: Epic Male (KBR review here) and Eric Vale: Super Male (KBR Shout Out here).

Just Joking illustrated by Dan McGuiness, Scholastic, $6.99, 9781742837352, ages 6+

With heaps of new jokes inside and pages of fun activities, this is a book that will keep kids entertained for hours! The book includes loads of hilarious illustrations by Dan McGuiness, creator of the popular Pilot and Huxley books.

Just Joking includes jokes submitted by Aussie kids and celebrities. All royalties are donated to Camp Quality to assist children living with cancer.

Starring Jules (in Drama-rama) by Beth Ain and Anne Keenan Higgins, Allen & Unwin, $11.99, 9781743314555, ages 6 -9

Things I didn't know about being on TV by Jules Bloom
1. Shooting a pilot does not mean what you think it means.
2. On TV, people live in mansions and have drivers!
3. You get to completely change you who are, which everyone but me thinks I can do.
4. You might have to miss the class play at school, which no one but me cares about.

When Jules lands a role on a new TV show, she gets stuck choosing between taking part in her class play and shooting a sitcom. And that's only HALF the drama!

With a quiet best friend who won't ever hoot and holler and an ex-best friend who may be moving to the 'burbs, Jules' insides are all mixed up. She'll need a little bit of nerve and a whole lot of pizzazz if she wants to make it through the last month of second grade without turning into a drama queen!

AFL Doodlepedia, Puffin, $12.99, 9780143505860, ages 6 - 9

Enter an amazing world of doodling fun in this exciting AFL Doodlepedia! Spend hours learning footy facts, drawing fun footy scenes, solving puzzles and counting footballs.