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Rye Books Recommends: May

Each month Rye Books are recommending three books to read. If you fancy giving them a go, just go along to the shop and they’ll give you 10% discount on them (for this month only). Just take a copy of the school newsletter with you to get the discount.

Here are the May recommendations:

Ages 5-6 – There is a Tiger in the Garden by Lizzy Stewart

Nora thinks Grandma’s house is boring. When Grandma tells Nora she’s seen a tiger in the garden Nora doesn’t believe her. Everyone knows that tigers live in jungles, not gardens. Even when she sees butterflies with wings as big as her arm, and plants that try and eat her toy giraffe, she knows there’ s absolutely, DEFINITELY no way there could be a tiger in the garden …Could there?

Winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2017 Category for Illustrated Books

Ages 7-9 – Beetle Boy – by M.G. Leonard

Darkus is miserable. His dad has disappeared, and now he is living next door to the most disgusting neighbours ever. A giant beetle called Baxter comes to his rescue. But can the two solve the mystery of his dad’s disappearance, especially when links emerge to cruel Lucretia Cutter and her penchant for beetle jewellery?

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 and Longlisted for the UKLA award 2017.

Ages 9-11 – Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk


Annabelle has lived in Wolf Hollow all her life: a quiet place, still scarred by two world wars. But when cruel, manipulative Betty arrives in town, Annabelle’s calm world is shattered, along with everything she’s ever known about right and wrong.

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize