Year 3/4 shortlist

Joan Procter, dragon doctor : the woman who loved reptiles

ISBN: 9781783447411

Back in the days of long skirts and afternoon teas, young Joan Procter entertained the most unusual party guests slithery and scaly ones, who turned over teacups and crawled past the crumpets. While other girls played with dolls, Joan preferred the company of reptiles. She carried her favourite lizard with her everywhere she even brought a crocodile to school! When Joan grew older, she became the Curator of Reptiles at the British Museum. She went on to design the Reptile House at the London Zoo, including a home for the rumoured-to-be-vicious komodo dragons. There, just like when she was a little girl, Joan hosted children’s tea parties with her komodo dragon as the guest of honour. – Publisher

The infamous Ratsos

ISBN: 9780763698751

Louie and Ralphie Ratso’s dad, Big Lou, always says that there are two kinds of people: those who are tough and those who are soft. Louie and Ralphie are tough, tough, tough, just like Big Lou, and they’re going to prove it. But every time they try to show just how tough they are, the Ratso brothers end up accidentally doing good deeds instead. What’ll Big Lou do when he finds out they’ve been acting like softies all over the Big City? – Publisher

The Nothing To See Here Hotel

ISBN:  9781471163838

Welcome to The Nothing to See Here Hotel! A hotel for magical creatures, where weird is normal for Frankie Banister and his parents who run the hotel. When a goblin messenger arrives at The Nothing to See Here Hotel, announcing the imminent arrival of the goblin prince Grogbah, Frankie and his family rush into action to get ready for their important guest. But it soon becomes obvious that the Banister family are going to have their work cut out with the demanding prince and his never-ending entourage, especially when it turns out the rude little prince is hiding a secret. – Publisher

What makes a hero

ISBN: 9781368048071

Whether they’re fighting evil through the realms or defending humanity on Earth, these women approach strength, bravery and honour in their own unique ways. Join these incredible women as they explore what it means to be a hero, where to find real strength and how to find the hero in us all. – Publisher

Potato pants!

ISBN: 9781250107237

Potato is excited because today—for one day only— Lance Vance’s Fancy Pants Store is selling…POTATO PANTS! Potato rushes over early, but just as he’s about to walk in, something makes him stop. What could it be? Find out in this one-of-a-kind story about misunderstandings and forgiveness, and—of course—Potato Pants! – Goodreads

CatStronauts : Mission Moon

ISBN: 9780316307451

When the world is thrust into darkness due to a global energy shortage, the World’s Best Scientist comes up with a bold plan to set up a solar power plant on the moon. But someone has to go up there to set it up, and that adventure falls to the CatStronauts, the best space cats on the planet! Meet the fearless commander Major Meowser, brave-but-hungry pilot Waffles, genius technician and inventor Blanket, and quick thinking science officer Pom Pom on their most important mission yet! – Publisher