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One of my favourite read aloud authors for years 4 – 6 (I still chuckle thinking about The Runaway Pram story in Just Stupid. This is his most recent series, back when the treehouse only had 13 storeys on it.
Roald Dahl is a classic and another popular author with our young readers and their parents. I had to choose the story of young Matilda who virtually grew up in the library as my pick. If you've already read all of Roald Dahl why not try…
Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular Greg must take drastic measures.
The first book in the Middle School series by this popular adult writer has lots of jokes and laughter as the kids try to break all the rules.
If Billionaire Boy by David Walliams was one of your favourites then this is a truly brilliant read.
Where the Dork Diaries series started! Follow the adventures of Nikki Maxwell and her struggle to be popular.
Hilarious dark comedy - and the first in a series about cane toads in Australia. This author also writes children’s fiction with serious messages.
There are often social issues at the heart of Jacqueline Wilson’s stories. But they are written with humour and gentleness which is one of the reasons they are so popular.
Can you trust Dad to look after things while Mum’s away? A comic fantasy adventure starring pirates and dinosaurs (amongst other creatures) by one of our favourite authors for young and old.
If you found a button that said “Do Not Push” what would you do? One of New Zealand’s favourite authors of children’s picture books and fiction reveals the surprises that follow.
Wacky stories from a wacky school.
First in a humorous time-travelling adventure series. Jon Scieszka is one of the funniest authors around.
The first in a series with funny and short chapters to keep the pages turning.
Miss Daisy's unusual teaching methods surprise her second grade students, especially reluctant learner A.J. This is the first in the hilarious My Weird School series.
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