Our book sack is literally overflowing as we move into the summer months, so here's our fabulous fantastic Chapter Book Roundup for July 2016. Kicking off with the return of an inquisitive and cool new hero from Malcolm Judge. We've already taken a look at "Jonny Jakes Investigates - The Hamburgers of Doom" on the blog and now it's time for Book 2. Jonny is still surreptitiously writing for (the now banned) school newspaper The Woodford Word. Jonny's keen nose for a story hadn't quite anticipated a new teacher. Or should we say an old, a very old teacher called Victory Piggot (excellent name. Now he's back, as a ghostly spirit and keen to pick up right where he left off. Can Jonny get to the root of what's causing this supernatural teacher to restlessly pursue his career when he should be spinning in his grave. "Jonny Jakes Investigates - The Old School Ghoul" by Malcolm Judge is out now from Curious Fox Publishing. Sticking with ghosts for a moment, how about a whole crop of ghastly ghosts to contend with. In "The Twins and the Wild Ghost Chase" hapless youngsters Stella and Tom have a rather unusual habit of attracting the undead spirits roaming the earth. Stella and Tom's ghostly friends are feeling a bit homesick, so it's time for a crazy family road trip back to where they came from. The only problem is that an evil old ghost-catcher called Stoneyheart rather fancies adding their ghostly friends to his collection. Full of humour and chaos, watch out for "The Twins and the Wild Ghost Chase" by Paul Mason, out now from A & C Black / Black Cats. Stick with us for more mystery stories, this time based around a strange old shop that's filled with the oddest things you can imagine. Gill Vickery's "Franklin's Emporium - The White Lace Gloves" is the perfect book for kids who love mystery stories injected with magic and wonder. When bookworm Alex is sent off to Golden Bay for the summer, all she wants to do is curl up somewhere comfortable with a book or ten (yep, we wholly identify with that. Unfortunately for Alex, her prissy cousin Maisie has other ideas and drags Alex out for a shopping trip. Maisie wants some white lace gloves and so it's time to visit Franklin's Emporium, where shopping isn't quite what it seems and shoppers may end up with more than they bargained for. A fabulous mystery story for early readers just getting. Source: Read It Daddy!
“That is her way of contributing and she likes to contribute that way as she wouldn't be great for the football talk,” says Roscommon captain Ciarán, the middle child in the Murtagh household. And it's a pretty packed household these days. Ciarán, 23
Roscommon's Ciaran Murtagh believes his side are "in a better place" as they prepare for a rematch with the Sligo team that beat them last year in Sunday's Connacht SFC semi-final. Sligo upset the form-book at the same stage last year but Murtagh is
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Fin Spencer is in BIG trouble. He upset Mrs Johnson, and now he's not going on the class trip. But he has to, after all he's a born action hero! Stevie Knuckles Action Camp is where Fin belongs. So it's time to use the diary again - if he can just tweak what happened today, he'll be on his way to fame, fortune and fearlessness once again. But the diary has a naughty habit of backfiring . . . Can Fin turn things around before he officially becomes an 'Action Zero'? Another laugh-out-loud 'Fincredible' adventure written by rising star Ciaran Murtagh with comic illustrations by Tim Wesson.
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Fin's going to use the diary again to help him, but on the night will he remember what's really important? Another laugh-out-loud 'Fincredible' adventure from rising star Ciaran Murtagh, with comic illustrations by Tim Wesson.
A boy, a book and a bucket of trouble... The third diary in the hilarious illustrated series. Fin has promised never to use his diary again. A little old lady gave it to him at a funfair and it turned out to be magic - it let him change what happened ...
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Roscommon's Ciaran Murtagh believes his side are "in a better place" as they prepare for a rematch with the Sligo team that beat them last year in Sunday's Connacht ...
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Roscommon's Ciaran Murtagh scores his side's third goal of the game. Photo: Sportsfile Adrian Marren of Sligo shoots to score his side's first goal. Photo by Ramsey ...