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Mr Badger and the Difficult Duchess

By: Leigh Hobbs

Mr Badger is the Special Events Manager at the Boubles Grand Hotel, he is also the Manager of Special Guests. He is very used to dealing with guests both good and bad. One day when he is very busy organising the Philatelic Society Annual Dinner, a very strange and difficult guest arrives. She is rude, demanding and very tall and for some reason she looks kind of familiar. Mr Badger has his work cut out managing both the dinner and the troublesome guest.

Another fun outing with the unflappable Mr Badger, who does his best for those around him even when faced with unexpected circumstances. Paired with Hobb’s simple yet fun illustrations these books are sure to be enjoyed by readers who are only just getting into chapter books.

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Published: 01 March 2011

Format: Paperback 80 pages

Categories: General

ISBN 13: 9781742374192

Purchase: here or use the link on the side of the page to visit Booktopia

Mr Badger and the Big Surprise

By: Leigh Hobbs

Mr Badger is the Special Events Manager at a splendid hotel. Ably assisted by Miss Pims the seventh birthday of Miss Sylvia Smothers-Curruthers is set up. When all is ready the guests arrive. Mr Badger does his best to ensure the party runs smoothly and everyone has a wonderful time. A task that isn’t so easy when the birthday girl is Sylvia. Mr Badger is very good at his job and even though everyone is happy at the end of the party, Mr Badger is a little sad. He is sad because he has a secret, that he couldn’t mention all day, but the day isn’t over yet.

A charming story about steady Mr Badger and spoilt Sylvia. Not to worry though I think you will walk away feeling a fondness for Mr Badger and very little for nasty, spoilt Sylvia. Accompanied by plenty of Leigh Hobb illustrations this is a wonderful and entertaining story for those wanting to start reading chapter books.

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Published: 01 September 2010

Format: Paperback 80 pages

Categories: General

ISBN 13: 9781742374178

Purchase: here

2011 Get Reading! Campaign

In Sydney today the 2011 Get Reading! campaign was launched with the release of the ’50 Books You Can’t Put Down’ list for this year.

This year’s campaign will run from 29 August to 30 September.

The reading guide this year features 35 Australian titles, with 13 of the 50 titles children’s/ young adult books.

The children’s and YA titles are:

Baby Wombats Week Board Book (Jackie French & Bruce Whatley)

The Flying Orchestra (Clare McFadden, UQP)

Mr Badger and the Big Surprise (Leigh Hobbs, A&U)

Billie B Brown: The Secret Message (Sally Rippin & Aki Fukuoka, HGE)

The Three Doors #1: The Golden Door (Emily Rodda)

Museum of Thieves (Lian Tanner, A&U)

Troubletwisters (Garth Nix & Sean Williams, A&U)

Mice (Gordon Reece, A&U)

Last Sacrifice: Vampire Academy V6 (Richelle Mead, Penguin)

Passion (Lauren Kate, Doubleday)

The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)

Lament (Maggie Stiefvater)

Heroes of Olympus – The Lost Hero (Rick Riordan, Puffin)

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