Sunday, 22 January 2012

BLOG TOUR: Opal Moonbaby

Opal Moonbaby by Maudie Smith


Martha's decided friends are stupid. Especially if they're anything like Colette and Chloe.

She never wants another friend.

Ever.

But it's the first day of the summer holidays, and there's not that much to do... until she spots a strange little furry creature who leads her to Opal Moonbaby. Opal's been sent down from her planet on a mission: to work out what on earth people are (and my goodness - people are strange) and to make a friend.





Happy Monday! No, really. It will be when you make friends with Opal Moonbaby. Opal is strange, fun and zooming brilliant. And she's an alien and has a small furry pet with wings. See here for my review and some thoughts on best friends in books.


Today Opal's creator and good friend Maudie Smith has dropped in on the Opal Moonbaby blog tour and is going to share her Top Ten Reads for Growing Children. Get ready to get nostalgic, meet a new book or get book-gift ideas for kids you know! 


My top ten books for growing children 
Maudie Smith



There's a lot more than ten top books, you know, but this will have to do for a start. 

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE by Maurice Sendak 



The picture book with something for everyone, however old you may be - in years or at heart.



DOGGER by Shirley Hughes 




 Satisfying picture book story of everyday things. Deceptively simple. 



THE KING OF CAPRI by Jeanette Winterson


Gorgeous writing that whirls around the pages with the wind. 


CLEVER POLLY AND THE STUPID WOLF by Catherine Storr 




Great conversations and just scary enough. 


FIVE CHILDREN AND IT by E Nesbit 




Double bubble - Victorians and psammeads. Read it before you see the film. 


THE BFG by Roald Dahl 




For the best fantasy friendship with a human bean. BFG and Sophie forever. 



THE LITTLE PRINCESS by Frances Hodgson Burnett 




Characters against cruelty! 


JOURNEY TO THE RIVER SEA by Eva Ibbotson 



For an enthralling 'girl's own' adventure with boys thrown in. 


THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, by C S Lewis 




For lampposts, snow, beavers, Mr Tumnus, lions, witches and er...wardrobes. 



THE HOBBIT by J R Tolkein 



Classic high fantasy quest with an unlikely and loveable hero. Go Bilbo! 



PRIVATE PEACEFUL by Michael Morpurgo 




The most perfect Morpurgo. WW1. Bring tissues. 


All right, there are eleven here, I know. But ten just isn't enough!

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant list! It features some of my favourites.

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