The Stinky and Jinks Book Series

My Hamster is an astronaut

Nine year-old Benjamin Jinks and his grumpy hamster, Jasper Stinkybottom are back - and this time they are shooting for the moon! Benjamin is a very normal boy who hates maths, but dreams of sending his hamster into space. Stinky is a hamster-genius, who has grudgingly accepted Ben’s challenge - But can the pair win the science fair prize ahead of their scheming neighbours? Or will their experiment bring them back down to Earth with a thump? New talent Dave Lowe’s second adventure is brilliantly brought to life by illustrator Mark Chambers in this hilarious read.

My Hamster is a spy

Nine-year-old Benjamin Jinks and his grumpy hamster Jasper Stinkybottom are back - and this time they have a case to crack! A spate of burglaries has hit the neighbourhood, and the Jinks household hasn’t been spared. With only a baby monitor, some drawing pins and a penguin suit to hand, Stinky and Ben put together a plan to catch the criminals. But how will they cope when their scheme starts to unravel? New talent Dave Lowe’s third adventure is brilliantly brought to life by illustrator Mark Chambers in this hilarious read.

My Hamster's got talent

Nine-year-old Benjamin Jinks has a ‘Most Talented Pet’ competition to win, and he is sure that his pet Stinky is hamster for the job. But the pair soon find out that there’s more at stake than just the competition - Can Stinky survive the pair’s latest hair-brained plot?

My Hamster is a pirate

Nine-year-old Benjamin Jinks and his family are off for a holiday by the seaside, and his genius-hamster is coming with them. But the pair soon uncover the mystery of some stolen diamonds and set about trying to solve the crime. Can they find the jewels before the criminals get their hands on them once more? This fifth book in the acclaimed Stinky and Jinks series has the all the hallmark excitement, warmth and a hamster hilarity that readers have come to expect from Dave Lowe.

My Hamster is a detective

Nine-year-old Benjamin Jinks and his family are off for a holiday by the seaside, and his genius-hamster is coming with them. But the pair soon uncover the mystery of some stolen diamonds and set about trying to solve the crime. Can they find the jewels before the criminals get their hands on them once more? This fifth book in the acclaimed Stinky and Jinks series has the all the hallmark excitement, warmth and a hamster hilarity that readers have come to expect from Dave Lowe.

the incredible dadventure book series

the spectacular holly-day

Dad’s taking Holly on one of his travel-writing trips - to Malaysia! Holly can’t wait to explore all the new sights, sounds and smells Asia has to offer. But Dad has other things in mind . . . Instead of exploring the jungles, he’s busy making the most of the free spa and sticking Holly in the dreaded Adventure Club. If Holly wants a real adventure, she’s going to have to find it herself.

the mumbelievable challenge

Holly’s mum has had enough! She challenges Holly and her dad (and the dog) to survive in the woods for five days without screens - in fact without electricity! Holly’s not sure she’ll be able to cope, but then she bumps into Zeb, and things get more exciting - and much more dangerous - than Mum intended. Dad’s embarrassing behaviour becomes the least of Holly’s problems. To save the day, she’ll need to be braver and more resourceful than ever before.

the incredible dadventure

Holly’s dad is an explorer, having amazing adventures all over the world, while Holly is stuck at home with her mum, her baby brother and the dog. Now Dad’s on a new expedition and he’ll miss her tenth birthday. She’s not happy - until she finds out that he’s planned a special treasure hunt, just for her. She has ten days to complete ten tasks - some silly, some tricky and some downright terrifying. Maybe life at home isn’t quite so boring after all.

The Squirrel boy book series

squirrel boy vs the bogeyman

Walter Kettle is just an ordinary boy until he is bitten on the bottom by a radioactive squirrel. From that moment, whenever he eats a nut, Walter Kettle becomes... Squirrel Boy! But Walter isn’t the only person impacted by nuclear activity: on the other side of town Jeremy Winkleman-Grubb is picking his nose...

With the help of his ferocious elderly neighbour, Mrs Onions, Walter finds himself fighting crime and the hilarious new series for 6 -10s about an unlikely and totally ridiculous superhero.

There’s an explosion at the town’s nuclear power plant. A week later, after eating his mum’s nut roast, Walter realises something very strange is happening to him. Meanwhile, on the other side of town, Jeremy Winkle-Mann Grub is picking his nose. When he inserts a finger into his nostril, he accidentally inserts a bug (a bug that has recently been living in the armpit of an aforementioned radioactive squirrel), and Jeremy becomes the Bogeyman. When the Bogeyman embarks on a series of thefts, Walter is the only one who can stop him. Following a strict training regime, orchestrated by Mrs Onions, Squirrel Boy is ready to save the town.

Ilustrated in comics style panels by Cate James.

squirrel boy vs the Squirrel Hunter

Walter Kettle is just an ordinary boy until he is bitten on the bottom by a radioactive squirrel. From that moment, whenever he eats a nut, Walter Kettle becomes... Squirrel Boy! With the help of his ferocious elderly neighbour, Mrs Onions, Walter finds himself fighting crime and the hilarious new series for 6-10s about an unlikely and totally ridiculous superhero.

After recovering from his recent gruesome battle with the Bogeyman, Squirrel Boy is called back into action and forced to face his most fearsome foe: the Squirrel Hunter. The Squirrel Hunter has been terrorising squirrels in the local park, but the squirrel tail he most wants to nail to his wall is Walter’s. Will Walter be able to save the rapidly depleting squirrel population and, most importantly, his own skin?

Ilustrated in comics style panels by Cate James.

squirrel boy vs the wasp

Walter Kettle is just an ordinary boy until he is bitten on the bottom by a radioactive squirrel. From that moment, whenever he eats a nut, Walter Kettle becomes... Squirrel Boy! With the help of his ferocious elderly neighbour, Mrs Onions, Walter finds himself fighting crime in the hilarious new series for 6-10s.

Ilustrated in comics style panels by Cate James.