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The Worries #2: Jaz and the New Baby
Jaz has a lot to be excited about; she is going to become a big sister and it's her birthday soon. But when the baby arrives so do The Worries. Jaz is sure that she has everything under control but with a birthday party that her parents have forgotten about and the Worries getting bigger, will Jaz be able to keep a lid on things or is she really turning into the worst sister ever…
Page Count: 160
Genre: Everyday life
Themes: Feelings, anxiety, family, friendship, mental health, humour, diversity, BAME
'a word about books' says…"The birth of a new sibling is very exciting but it can also bring lots of changes. In a funny, heartfelt and totally realistic story involving dirty diapers, baby sick and some very bad ‘dad music’, Sheibani addresses anxieties and offers comforting reassurances."
The Worst Witch
First year Mildred Hubble is a witch-in-training and not a very good one. She struggles to fly on a broomstick, mixing a potion correctly is beyond her and she’s always in trouble - most recently turning teacher’s-pet Ethel into a pig. Miss. Headbroom is not happy. But when Mildred discovers a plot to take over the school she has the chance to prove she is not the worst witch after all…
Page Count: 128
Themes: Magic, humour, school
'a word about books' says…"An absolute classic in children’s literature that should be read before children enter the popular wizarding world of Harry Potter - it is a gateway that all wanna-be magical muggles should have to pass through, preferably riding a broomstick."