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The Eager Elephant by Amelia Cobb
Nosy Crow ISBN 9780857633750

Zoe knows how lucky she is living at the Rescue Zoo where her mother works and she also has a special secret - she can understand the animals' growls and grunts and talk back to them. There is huge excitement when Zoe's great-uncle arrives home from Africa with a crate containing a baby elephant. Zoe enthusiastically follows Bertie's progress but when Bertie finds himself in danger will Zoe and her animal friends be able to rescue him? This is a lovely story for animal-lovers with more exciting adventures in the series. It is ideal for newly-confident readers or for reading together.

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The Royal Babysitters by Clementine Beauvais
Bloomsbury ISBN 9781408850770

When Holly and Anna read about an intergalactic holiday of a lifetime they absolutely have to go on, they decide they will have to get a job to pay for it. They soon talk themselves into being royal babysitters for a day but they are in for a shock when they realise there are six princes to be looked after - and an invasion to repel. Will the girls be able to survive the dangers and problems hurled at them during this crazy day of princesitting? Here is a madcap adventure to delight both boys and girls. The story is complemented throughout with fantastic illustrations.

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