Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr

We have just finished reading Nim’s Island to our two children at night and we have all been enchanted by the adventures of the fearless Nim.

Nim lives on an island in the middle of the wide blue sea with her father Jack, a marine iguana called Fred, a sea lion called Selkie, a turtle called Chica and a satellite dish for her email. No one else in the world lives quite like Nim, and she wouldn't swap places with anyone. But when Jack disappears in his sailing boat and disaster threatens her home, Nim must be braver than she's ever been before. And she needs help from her friends, old and new.

A charming, bright and inspirational read, this is a perfect modern day alternative to Enid Blyton.

Great for ages 4-6.