JOURNEYS & ADVENTURES

Travel the world from your classroom with these adventurous tales...

Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett

Sunny the Meerkat lives with his family in the Kalahari desert. They are all very close...so close that one day Sunny decides it's just too crowded and leaves for an adventure. There's so much to enjoy, from the newspaper cuttings, postcards and wittily accurate information about each mongoose species Sunny visits on his journey. 

The Way Back Home

by Oliver Jeffers

One day, a boy finds an aeroplane in his cupboard. He didn’t remember leaving it in there, but he thinks he’ll take it out for a go right away. At first, the plane flies higher and higher - until suddenly, it runs out of petrol! The boy is stuck on the moon, but he is not alone...

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Jack and the Flum Flum Tree 

by Julia Donaldson

Jack's Granny is sick with a bad case of the moozles! The only cure is the fruit of the flumflum tree which grows on the faraway Isle of Blowyernose. It's a perilous journey, but Jack bravely sets sail. Can he succeed in collecting the precious fruit?

The Snail and the Whale

by Julia Donaldson

One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail's big plan that saves the day!

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Mr Gumpy's Outing

by John Burningham

Mr Gumpy decides to take a trip along the river. But the children, the rabbit, the cat, the pig and lots more friends decide to join him. Everyone's having a lovely time until the animals start kicking, bleating, and flapping and the boat starts to rock. What will happen...?

Blown Away by Rob Biddulph

Come on an unexpected journey with a fearless blue penguin!It’s a windy day, and he has a brand new kite – but where’s he going? Penguin Blue and his friends go on a gloriously illustrated adventure full of good ideas, homesickness and the perils of kites.

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The Bear and the Piano

by Mem Fox

A bear stumbles upon a piano in the forest. He teaches himself how to play and he is heard by a father and son. The bear follows them to New York, where his playing makes him a star. He has fame and fortune, but misses those he has left behind. A moving tale of exploration and belonging. 

Journey by Aaron Becker 

A stunning, wordless picture book about self-determination and friendship follows a little girl who draws a magic door on her bedroom wall. Through it she escapes into a world where wonder, adventure and danger abound. Red marker pen in hand, she creates a boat, a balloon and a flying carpet which carry her on a spectacular journey ... who knows where?

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The Lonely Beast 

by Chris Judge

Have you heard of the Beasts? No, not many people have. That's because they are very rare. This is the tale of one such Beast, whose determination to overcome his loneliness leads him to undertake a daring and dangerous quest to find others like him . . .

Henry and the Yeti

by Russell Ayto

Henry is sure yetis do exist, and he sets off on an expedition to find one. He has packed everything he needs, including a camera to take photos for evidence. But can he find a yeti? And will anyone believe him when he returns home?

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