This week I'm starting off with a book for all you science boffins. The Stunning Science of Everything, by Nick Arnold and Tony De Saulles.

Get set for a whirlwind tour of science from the tiniest thing you can think of, to the universe that's bigger than you can ever imagine.

Each page is oozing with horribly funny bits that are guaranteed to make you giggle. There's stuff on microbes, blood, bones and body bits, bloodthirsty bugs, dinosaur burps and loads more. The Stunning Science of Everything is published by Scholastic at £12.99, a truly gruesome guide.

Next, a fantastic sequel to the brilliant Children of the Lamp by P.B. Kerr. The Blue Djinn of Babylon continues the adventures of 12-year-old twins, Jonathan and Philippa Gaunt who are djinn (genies.) They can vanish, turn themselves into animals and grant wishes. But when they are sent on a secret mission to recover the world's most powerful book of ancient spells, they face a deadly enemy with magical skills far greater than their own. Their adversary is the terrifying Blue Djinn, who lures Philippa to a secret kingdom in ancient Babylon.

Jonathan must embark on an epic journey across the globe to rescue her. They are both going to need all their magical skill, courage and intelligence to survive. The Blue Djinn of Babylon is published by Scholastic at £9.99 and is aimed at readers in the nine to 12 years age group Magical.

My last book this week is just what you need in the run up to the festive season. How to Draw Christmas, by Usbourne Books.

Jolly Santas, busy elves and twinkly trees are just some of the wonderful Christmassy things you will find in this imaginative how to draw book. Use the ideas to make your own Christmas cards or follow the simple step-by-step instructions to create brilliant pictures.

The book also contains over 250 shiny gold stickers to add extra sparkle to your drawings. How to Draw Christmas costs £4.99 and is a smashing book for children of five years plus. Also available in this series are Christmas Decorations and Cards and Fairy Things to Make and Do.

Bye until next week.Karen Hart.