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Poppy the Pirate Dog by Liz Kessler
Orion ISBN 9781444003758

Poppy is excited to be going on holiday to the seaside with the Brown family. When they buy her a special scarf to wear she feels like a real pirate dog. They embark on different boat trips each day but all is not plain sailing for Poppy. It certainly isn't as much fun as Poppy thought it would be. Will she ever be able to find the perfect pirate ship? This is a lovely book and a fantastic read for newly confident readers or for reading together. The super illustrations complement the story brilliantly.

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Run! The Elephant Weighs a Ton! by Adam Frost
Bloomsbury ISBN 9781408827079

Tom and Sophie are spending the holidays at Whipsnade Zoo as their parents are working there for the summer. Their latest adventure begins with the birth of an elephant calf. The children become totally absorbed in Shaurya's early life and follow his development as he begins to take his place in the herd. But there are a few problems on the way and Tom and Sophie do their utmost to find out what is troubling Shaurya. This is a wonderful story with fantastic insight into behind-the-scenes life at the zoo. It has been written in close collaboration with zoological experts and offers readers lots of fascinating facts about animals as well as an exciting adventure.

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