If you want a random book, look no further than Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed by Michael Rosen. I don’t really know how to put this one into words… It’s about a barmy uncle who insists that children should be punished with the ‘dread shed’ and his nephew who is trying to piece together some weird goings on. There are genies, people going into other people’s dreams, weird worksheets sheets at school and of course, the looming threat of the ‘dread shed’. Have a look at the blurb below if you want a little taste. I think that it would appeal to children who like the Mr Gum series or the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.