The Tindims of Rubbish Island

Suggested age 6 – 8


Author: Sally Gardner
Illustrator: Lydia Corry
ISBN: 9781838935672
Date Published: 3 Sept. 2020

The tiny Tindims are like the Borrowers-on-Sea, who turn our everyday rubbish into treasure.
Mother-and-daughter duo, prizewinning Sally Gardner and Lydia Corry, create a fun new world of characters and adventures in their empowering new series for 5-8 year olds inspiring conservation and inventive ways to recycle.

‘What is rubbish today is treasure tomorrow.’ Discover Rubbish Island which the Tindims have built entirely from things we have thrown away. Captain Spoons, Mug, Jug, Brew, Skittle and friends are busy recycling when Ethel B Dina is blown out to sea and the Tindims must launch a rescue operation with the help of some friendly fish and surprises along the way.

Printed in dyslexia-friendly font with pictures on every page and perfect for the reluctant reader, the Tindims show keen young ecologists how to help protect our planet for the future.

‘Sally Gardner’s tale unfolds with all the beautiful illogicality of a dream’ FINANCIAL TIMES


Dimensions19 × 1.5 × 19 cm



Age 5 – 7, Age 7 – 9




“An idiosyncratic genius”
The Times
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