The Curious Kids Book Club: September

Welcome to September’s edition of The Curious Kids Book Club. This month we are featuring a talking Frog, an adventurous Panda, a bunch of cheeky dinosaurs and an inspiring group of superstar kids. We read, we review, and tell you who we think it is suitable for. Enjoy!


Superstar Kids by Gavin Rhodes



A superstar title for a superstar book. Superstar Kids is a collection of stories with a clever moral undertone. Each story is set in a relatable situation, fused with an abundance of imagination and tons of detail. It guarantees to captivate your little reader from start to finish. After reading the first story, Finley wanted to read the next one and the one after, and after that, until we had finished the entire book. There is a wonderful rhyming element which adds a touch of magic to each story. The dynamic illustrations bring each tale beautifully it to life. We have read this book, cover to cover, over and over and Finley still enjoys it like it is the first time he has read it.

Suitable from 3 and upwards

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Let’s Find Fred? By Steven Lenton


A mischievous Panda named Fred, escapes from the zoo in search of candy floss, a funfair, pand-a-maze and a panda party. Fred’s thrilling adventure sees him wildly explore the outside world with Stanley, the zoo keeper who is in hot pursuit. Fred’s story is fun, cheeky and exciting. Every inch of this wondrous tale has been thought out from the very beginning with the moving eyes on the cover and the detailed artwork across each page. We have read this story a number of times and have discovered something new in the illustrations each time. Fred is a firm favourite in the Curious Book Club and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

We picked ‘Let’s Find Fred? up from The London Transport Museum but you can buy it from Amazon

Suitable for 18 months and upwards

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Dinosaurs in the Supermarket by Timothy Knapman & Sarah Warburton

Calling all dinosaur fans!!…especially those who love cheeky dinosaurs.

Shhhh, there are dinosaurs in the supermarket…but the grown up’s can’t see them. These mischievous dinosaurs are gobbling sausages, chucking frozen peas, spilling beans, scoffing cakes, squirting chocolate sauce. What a monster mess, well that is until one little boy plays them at his own game. The story is beautifully illustrated with lots of detail and wonderfully light hearted, with lots of unexpected twists and turns.

We picked ‘Dinosaurs in the Supermarket’ up from The Natural History Museum but you can buy it from Amazon and all good book retailers.

Suitable for 18 months and upwards

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Where’s Mr Lion? by Ingela P Arrhrnius


‘Where’s Mr Lion’, is the ultimate peek-a-boo sensory book. Mr Lion and three other animals are hiding behind brightly coloured felt flaps, waiting for your little reader to open them. The book is bite size for little attention spans and the genius felt flaps means eager readers can’t cause to much damage to the book. The images are bright, bold and beautiful and will captivate from start to finish

Suitable from 0 – 18 months

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The Crayons’ Book of Colours by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers


We love The Crayons’ Book of Colours as its packed full of detail. It’s great to teach children about colours, objects and animals. The colourful illustrations have a child-like element, encouraging engagement from the beginning.

Suitable for 12 months upwards.

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Grumpy Frog by Ed Vere

The very moment you lay your eyes on this book, you realise it’s going to be a lively, mischievous read. The Grumpy Frog is not grumpy, he loves green, he loves jumping and he loves his friends…well that is until things don’t go his way. As a parent you will secretly chuckle, reminding you of those grumpy moments with your little one. There is a lovely moral element which will resonate instantly with your child. Brilliantly illustrated, hugely funny and wonderfully interactive.

Suitable from 3 and upwards

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Thank you for reading.


Donna, Finley and Olivia x

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