Seven-plus

Fiona Lafferty

Young Hippo does a good range of humorous books with plenty of line drawings which appeal to fluent readers. In Head for Trouble! by Frank Rodgers (pound;3.99), Charlie Chill enlists the help of his weird relatives the Ghost Train Chills - a vampire, a mummy, a troll and a skeleton - to help track down the missing school fete cash.

In Mischief and Mayhem! by Mary Hooper, illustrated by Judy Brown (3.99), Dez has to go to work with his dad, where everything he does is disastrous - until he locks the boss in the store cupboard.

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