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The Tindims Series

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    You have probably never seen a Tindim. They are so tiny, it’s easy to miss them but they are there all the same: miniature recyclers, turning today’s rubbish into tomorrow’s treasure. The Tindims built their home and Rubbish Island entirely from things we have thrown away, just like Borrowers-on-Sea.

    Created by mother-and-daughter duo, prizewinning Sally Gardner and Lydia Corry, the exciting adventures of Captain Spoons, Mug, Jug, Brew Skittle and their friends inspire conservation and inventive ways to recycle. 

    The short, funny stories have an important environmental message as well as lots of inspiration for junk modelling at home. Thanks to the books’ sweet illustrations and the dyslexia-friendly font, these chapter books are brilliant for emerging and reluctant readers aged 5+.
     
     The Tindims books are an ideal starting point for children ready for longer stories.
     
    All the Tindims Books in Order:
     
    Book 1: The Tindims of Rubbish Island (2020)
    Book 2: The Tindims and the Turtle Tangle (Feb 2021)
    Book 3: The Tindims and the Ten Green Bottles (April 2021)
    Book 4: The Tindims and the Floating Moon (June 2021)

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    Book 1

    The Tindims of Rubbish Island

    The tiny Tindims are like the Borrowers-on-Sea, who turn our everyday rubbish into treasure. Mother-and-daughter d... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    The Tindims and the Turtle Tangle

    The tiny Tindims are like the Borrowers-on-Sea, who turn our everyday rubbish into treasure. Mother-and-daughter duo, ... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    The Tindims and the Ten Green Bottles

    The tiny Tindims are like the Borrowers-on-Sea, who turn our everyday rubbish into treasure. Mother-and-daughter duo, ... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    The Tindims and the Floating Moon

    The tiny Tindims are like the Borrowers-on-Sea, who turn our everyday rubbish into treasure. Mother-and-daughter duo, ... More

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    Book 5
    Book 5

    The Tindims and the Spooky Secret

    Halloween has nearly arrived, but a young witch is in a pickle. She has cast a spell and shrunk herself by mistake! When... More

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