Amelia worries that her grandmother is starting to forget things. One day, she and her grandmother wander deep in the woods and find the place where these lost items go. It is a compassionate and joyful book.
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4. To clean! by Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola
Rocket and his family go to the Caribbean to see his grandparents. Unfortunately, plastic waste is ruining the beach and putting marine life at risk. A great story with an environmental message – but surfer grandma and grandpa fashion makes it a bigger joy.
5. Julian is a mermaid by Jessica Love
Julian is with his abuela (grandmother) on a subway train and sees three women dressed as mermaids. He too wants to be one… A deceptively simple story about creativity and acceptance.
Lawrence’s next book, Elementary detectivesout September 1 (Scholastic, £7.99)
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