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July featured children’s book – by age category

Friday, July 25th, 2008


This month’s ‘featured books’
Age 0 – 5 years

  

Zoe And The Wishing Star

Jane Andrews

These are charming stories with lovely illustrations, to captivate little girls everywhere. This is the tenth book in this popular series. Be prepared to be enchanted and captivated when Jane Andrews skilfully takes you into this world of Fairies and…

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Seaside Poems

Jill Bennett

A wonderful collection of poetry perfect to read together with your toddler this summer on your beach holiday. Beach holidays will never be the same once you’ve read this.

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Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark

Jill Tomlinson

Plop is a baby owl. Perfect in every way – except for one. He’s afraid
of the dark! But he soon discovers, through a variety of new friends,
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The Bog Baby

Jeanne Willis

A tender story with a big message. Two sisters playing by the pond find a magical tiny being complete with wings. It’s a bog baby and the two girls decide to take the best care of it that they can….

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Whale Gets Stuck

Karen Hayles

Whale’s playground is the icy seas and he is fearless as he ducks and dives among the waves. But, when Whale gets stuck on an iceberg, the sea seems a less happy place. How will whale get off? His friends…

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Michael Recycle

Ellie Bethel

Age 3+. When this lovely book came in we were bowled over by it, both because of its ‘Green’ theme but also because of the terrific interaction of illustration and straightforward text. The character of Michael Recycle is an-all action…

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This month’s ‘featured books’
Age 5+ readers

  

Charmseekers: The Silver Pool

Amy Tree

Join a brand new heroine, Sesame Brown, Charmseeker extraordinaire. Finding herself in a parallel world, it is only her who can right the wrongs of an evil magician by finding all 13 amulets that make up a bracelet that has…

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Glitterwings Academy: Flying High

Titania Woods

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Horrid Henry Robs The Bank

Francesca Simon

Horrid Henry is back starring in four more perfect stories which hilariously show off his very worst behaviour. Wherever Henry is, trouble is never far behind as he works out his cunning plots all of which are designed to upset…

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Sleep Over Guide: Camping Out

P J Denton

This perfect holiday reading for 7+ year olds will introduce you to the Sleepover Gang, a group of great friends that do everything together and share all their secrets. So when a camping out sleepover is planned everyone is very…

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The Ship’s Kitten

Matilda Webb

A wonderfully heart-warming and funny story about a little kitten who is desperate to be a ship’s cat. Try as she might she’s ejected from boat after boat by other cats until that is, she finds herself on the biggest…

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Yuck’s Alien Adventure

Matt And Dave

Boy heaven is the best way to describe the antics of Yuck, the boy who is always in trouble but even more importantly causes untold trouble for his sister Polly. Wonderfully zany and wickedly funny it’s sure to get even…

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This month’s ‘featured books’
Age 7+ readers

  

Glitterwings Academy, Midnight Feast

Titania Woods

Here at Lovereading4kids we tend to focus most of our attentions on one off titles rather than series. However, when we saw Gliiterwings we felt the narrative was so accomplished, stylish and exciting that we shouldn’t ignore it. It’s a…

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An Awfully Beastly Business: Sea Monsters and other Delicacies

Beastly Boys

For fans of dragons, giants and werewolves, this new series entitled An Awfully Beastly Business will we believe be a sure-fire hit with even the most reluctant reader. Short snappy sentences with pages that are overflowing with action, adventure, mystery…

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Ruby Rogers: Party Pooper

Sue Limb

Ruby Rogers is a character that all adventure seeking 7+ year olds will love to love. She wants to be a gangster when she grows up but a good one of course but being the youngest in her family has…

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History of Warts: Custardly Wart: Pirate (third Class)

Alan Macdonald

A very funny new series from the creator of Trolls, it’s a brilliant mix of Horrible Histories and Blackadder. Fast-moving, side-splittingly funny, irreverent adventure stories are played out against the backdrop of great and gruesome history through one family tree,…

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Here Be Monsters, Pants Ahoy!

Alan Snow

The first in the enormously inventive, endlessly entertaining, overwhelmingly original and astonishingly illustrated ‘Here be Monsters’ series set in the unbelievably weird world of Ratbridge. Eccentric and zany, fast-moving and funny with a Dickensian feel about it. Fans of A…

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Paris Match

Sian Pattenden

In this gripping third book in the Agatha Bilke series, our jeune fille terrible finds herself back in all kinds of trouble – she launches a plague of frogs’ legs; trashes the Ritz; halts a vicious email virus and shoplifts…

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This month’s ‘featured books’
Age 9+ readers

  

The Name Of This Book Is Secret

Pseudonymous Bosch

Quirky, original and hugely entertaining this is a debut novel of fantastical proportions. The first in a secretive series, The Name of this Book is SECRET is accompanied by a website, part of which is in code so important information…

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Hero.com: Rise of the Heroes

Andy Briggs

Dare devilry and technology
are smartly combined in this exciting adventure. Four children are transformed
into superheroes through the power of a web site. But being a superhero means
fighting some super-villains – and they fight tough. Can the four new
young…

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Outcast

Michelle Paver

This series just gets better and better with each new title. Outcast is the fourth in the series – I believe there will be six in total – and here Torak has to pit his wits against everyone – particularly…

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Kumari: Goddess of Secrets

Amanda Lees

A fast-paced adventure of magic, mystery and enterprise. Girl goddess Kumari has only twenty-four hours to save Papa and her people in the Hidden Kingdom against the mysterious enemy who threatens them all. And Kumari is still learning how to…

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101 Things You Wish You’d Invented And Some You Wish No One Had

Richard Horne, Tracey Turner

Expand your knowledge of man’s accomplishments in the most compelling and irreverent way possible. Discover about some of the most important inventions the world has ever known! Masses of facts about the everyday things we take for granted are packed…

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Hurricane Gold

Charlie Higson

The stakes are high, dangerously high in this thrilling new adventure for the young James Bond. The opening scene of chilling horror leaves readers in no doubt of evil intent that drives the criminal gang. Intent that will soon be…

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This month’s ‘featured books’
Age 11+ readers

  

Georgia’s Summer Holiday Pack

Louise Rennison

Two adventures of irrepressible teenage megastar Georgia Nicolson are rolled into one to celebrate the launch of her film – and the bliss of summer holiday. Readers can enjoy Georgia’s first two adventures on the beach armed with the free…

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Love, Stargirl

Jerry Spinelli

A moving and lyrical book written in diary form over a year as letters that chart Stargirl’s feelings as she comes to terms with moving, with the loss of Leo and the making of new friends in a new place….

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Cosmic

Frank Cottrell Boyce

Comic and cosmic, this is a roller coaster adventure that takes Liam Digby up into space with a handful of other children and their parents. It’s an hilarious journey of discovery as Liam hurtles around the world finding out exactly…

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What I Was

Meg Rosoff

Haunting, intense and with an incredible twist in the tale this is unlike anything you will have read before. It’s a story of friendship, love and secrets but also of tragedy and loss. It will almost certainly move you to…

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The Declaration

Gemma Malley

A powerful, gripping and tense futuristic novel about a world which has gone mad, a world where life is forever except for the likes of Peter and Anna (who shouldn’t be there at all according to the declaration)…

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Iron Hand

Charlie Fletcher

More London statues come to life in the thrilling second title in this adventure series that began with Stoneheart. When George accidentally breaks a dragon statue he unleashes an ancient force and finds himself pursued by a vicious crew…

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This month’s ‘featured books’
Age 14+ readers

  

Three Ways to Snog an Alien

Graham Joyce

A hilarious, sharply observed romantic comedy about mysterious girls and disastrous boys that teens will find compelling, thought-provoking but ultimately life-affirming.

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Mariah Mundi: The Midas Box

G P Taylor

A gripping, fast-paced gothic mystery that will have readers aged about 10+ gasping for air but utterly spellbound to the words on the page. Mariah Mundi is an orphan but he’s also a magician’s assistant. Lurking amongst the magician’s equipment…

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Coraline (graphic novel)

Neil Gaiman

A sensational graphic novel version of Neil Gaiman’s story which adds extra layers of fear to the already powerful narrative. When Coraline’s family move into a new home, she steps through a door into another house which seems strangely familiar….

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Reckless

Cecily Von Ziegesar

Definitely Sex and the City for
teens. Wonderfully engrossing and totally addictive with plenty of love/hate
relationships to keep everything rocking the It Girl teen series is a mega hit already
in the US and is bound to catch on here….

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Waves

Sharon Dogar

Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2008. This is an incredibly thought-provoking, lyrically written debut, which astounded me time after time with each new page. Sharon has cleverly intertwined two strands to the novel, past and present, into what I…

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Zoe And Chloe: On The Prowl

Sue Limb

Zoe and Chloe have always been best friends. But, then there are the boys….Can Zoe extricate Chloe from ‘the beast’? And can Zoe get her dream boy Oliver Wyatt to notice her? Will either or both get anyone to take…

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New Children’s Books and Special features for July

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Welcome to our mid-month blog packed with the latest news from the world of children’s books and what’s new on Lovereading4kids. Read on for news on the winner of the Branford Boase debut prize ; find out how children could become a judge in the Costa Book Awards , and check out two new features on the website

Branford Boase Prize winning news

Debut novels are always exciting and ‘the’ award to win for a debut author is ‘The Branford Boase’. This year’s award has just been announced and it’s a book Lovereading4kids has been wild about since its first publication. It’s the incredibly moving Before I Die by Jenny Downham, buy it today with a 25% discount. We also have information and free extracts of all the excellent titles on the shortlist.

New features – ‘Poetry’ and ‘Books for Reluctant Readers’

At Lovereading4kids we want to make sure every child, however reluctant or struggling to begin with, is given the chance to become a voracious bookworm. And publishers Barrington Stoke, who are celebrating their 10th birthday this year, have some of the very best books to get your child excited about books and reading. Please have a look at this launch selection of books for reluctant and struggling readers and download some free Opening Extracts. We think your children will like them and then you can buy them with a 25% discount off the RRP.

Next, we’re also hugely excited to introduce a poetry category, particularly apt because July is the Rhythm and Rhyme month in this year’s National Year of Reading. Poetry is a great way for kids to learn about the fun and inventiveness of language and the whole section is supported and introduced by the current Children’s Laureate, and poet, Michael Rosen.

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We have poetry for toddlers to teens… and many in betweens…

Other highlights this month

Author of the Month - Sue Limb Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging - Prize Draw Series of the Month - Icemark Chronicles
Debut of the Month - Roar by Emma Clayton Debut of the Month - The Island of the Phantoms Debut of the Month - Savvy - Ingrid Law

greeenA fresh look at Green Reads and Children’s Essential reading

Our noble Green Reads category is further graced by 101 Ways to Save the Earth, by the legendary naturalist David Bellamy. This lovely, colourful book has simple suggestions for kids aged 6+ to help save energy and water, and protect natural habitats.

must readAlso, don’t forget to relook at our Essentials category from time to time – these are timeless books that never go out of date and should be part of growing up for every generation. They are books that are just as much fun today as they were for previous generations as well as some contemporary titles that we feel have timeless written all over them.

Wanted – Children judges for the next Costa Children’s Book Prize!

must readThe Costa Children’s book award is looking for 3 child judges
to help choose this year’s winner.

The competition is open to children aged 9 – 13 and all they need to do is write a review of any book (max 200 words) – but they will need to get their skates on as the competition closes on 8th Aug 2008. Click here to find out more.

More fantastic Pre-publication books, to discover before the hordes:

The Shadow of Malabron

Thomas Wharton

An epic fantasy adventure.

Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox

Eoin-Colfer

The 6th and possibly last Artemis Fowl book.

The Meaning of Life

Joanna Nadin

A hilarious teenage novel about ‘doing it’.

And Whizz-Bang Winnie

Laura Owen

A riotous slapstick adventure with the popular Winnie the Witch..

So download some Opening Extracts and see which books you and your kids like the look of. Order from Lovereading4kids with a 25% discount and your kids can spend all summer having extraordinary literary adventures.

Most popular Opening Extracts by age range for last 7 days

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Featured Books Age 0 – 5 Years

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We are wearing out the naughty step We are wearing out the naughty step
Mick Inkpen
Good fun for all in this story about too much naughtiness! The children are endlessly on the naughty step, everyone is misbehaving and Mummy is nearing the end of her tether…In fact, she snaps! Even she ends up on the …
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Ping Pong Pig Ping Pong Pig
Caroline Jayne Church
A wonderful story about the importance of friendship that is guaranteed to have your children laughing out loud as they follow Ping Pong Pig on his mission to fly, but surely pigs can’t fly can they? His fellow farmyard animals …
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Marvin Gets Mad Marvin Gets Mad
Joseph Theobald
Marvin Gets Mad will have you and your toddler laughing out loud uncontrollably not just because of the silly things Marvin the sheep, gets himself into but also because of the wonderfully original, bright and wacky illustrations that help to …
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Featured Books for 5+ readers

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Captain Flinn and The Pirate Dinosaurs: Missing Treasure! Captain Flinn and The Pirate Dinosaurs: Missing Treasure!
Giles Andreae
All aboard my hearties! Sail away on a rollicking pirate adventure as Flinn sets off to fight the Pirate Dinosaurs on the high seas! A wonderful imaginary adventure that transports Flinn and his friends from the classroom to the high …
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Gormy Ruckles: Monster Boy Gormy Ruckles: Monster Boy
Guy Bass
This roaringly funny new series for 5+ year olds is from a fresh new talent. Girls and boys alike will love Gormy, the endearing central character who learns the importance of being earnest. Short, easy to read chapters, these fun …
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Whizz-bang Winnie Whizz-bang Winnie
Laura Owen
It was with a thrill and eager anticipation that we at Lovereading4kids saw this fabulous new series of young fiction 5+ age range. Finding good books for those children moving on from picture books is always a tough call …
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Featured Books for 7+ readers

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Jiggy McCue: Kid Swap Jiggy McCue: Kid Swap
Michael Lawrence
Brilliantly funny and typical of the author, it’s full of his razor sharp wit. Jiggy McCue is much loved by boys and girls alike and when Jiggy finds he’s been signed up by his parents for a reality TV show …
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Charlie Small: Charlie and the Underworld Charlie Small: Charlie and the Underworld
Charlie Small
Children who are looking for action and adventure will love Charlie Small. There aren’t many children who at 8 years old are literally swept off their feet, who travel to the ends of the earth, fight battles, meet fascinating people, …
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An Awfully Beastly Business: Werewolf versus Dragon An Awfully Beastly Business: Werewolf versus Dragon
Beastly Boys
For fans of dragons, giants and werewolves, this new series entitled An Awfully Beastly Business will we believe be a sure-fire hit with even the most reluctant reader. Short snappy sentences with pages that are overflowing with action, adventure, mystery …
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Featured Books for 9+ readers

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Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox
Eoin Colfer
This is the jaw-dropping, eagerly anticipated sixth book in multi-award-winning block buster Artemis Fowl series. Artemis finds himself travelling back in time to fight his younger self and save his mother from a dangerous illness. Fast, funny and as usual …
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Amazing! Amazing!
Hilary Mckay
A hugely entertaining story of boys’ friendships that will have you laughing out loud throughout most of it. Peter is sure that he is the most boring boy in his class just because he doesn’t do all the things that …
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Young Wizards Young Wizards
Michael Lawrence
This is non-stop comedy involving twin boys who discover that when they reach 12

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Featured Books for 11+ readers

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The Vampire of Croglin The Vampire of Croglin
Terry Deary
A comical mystery from one of the UK’s best known novelists, Terry Deary. Be prepared however, for fear will also run through your veins in a plot so sinister and frightening that you will be glued to the page. Fast-moving …
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Secrets at St Judes': New Girl Secrets at St Judes’: New Girl
Carmen Reid
A raucous, hilarious and heart-warming tale of modern boarding school life from one of the UK’s bestselling authors of women’s fiction. Packed full of friendship, fun, entertainment, love and hope, it will have huge appeal to the early teenager. …
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Two Words Two Words
Tanya Landman
A tense story of how life can change from one moment to the next. Best friends Matt and Jake are near the end of their hike; their sore feet are desperate for a rest. But, in one split second, Matt …
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Featured Books for 14+ readers

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Before I Die Before I Die
Jenny Downham
Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2008. This is a haunting yet truly amazing read but don’t read it too young. Definitely not for someone less than 14 years old. If you knew you were going to die what would …
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The Meaning Of Life The Meaning Of Life
Joanna Nadin
Laugh out loud funny from the first page, The Meaning of Life, will be devoured by teenagers and adults in equal measure just as the Diaries of Adrian Mole hit the spot for a different generation. A spot-on teenage voice …
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Stop In The Name Of Pants Stop In The Name Of Pants
Louise Rennison
You can’t stop laughing at and with Georgia Nicolson. Now she’s back with a new diary in which, as ever, she charts the ups and downs of her intense – sometimes imaginary – sex-kitten life as it ricochets from the …
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Winner of Branford Boase – announced 9 July 2008

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

before i die by jenny downham

 

Before I Die by Jenny Downham, edited by David Fickling and published by David Fickling Books, has won the Branford Boase Award, awarded for an outstanding debut novel for children.  Managing to be both heart breaking and life-affirming, it is the story of a girl trying desperately to fit a life time of experiences into the few weeks left before she dies. For David Fickling, it is two winners in a row, with A Swift Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd having taken the prize last year.  Finding Violet Park by Jenny Valentine, edited by Stella Paskins at Harper Collins, was Highly Commended. 

Find out more and read free Opening Extracts of the winner and all the short-listed books at Lovereading4kids.

Philip Pullman presented Jenny Downham with her award (a cheque for £1,000 and a hand crafted silver-inlaid box) at the ceremony, hosted by Walker Books at 6.30pm on Wednesday 9th July.  The glittering line up of past winners, many of whom attended, includes Meg Rosoff and Mal Peet, both of whom have gone on to win the Carnegie medal.

 

Philip Pullman observed of the winner: Before I  Die is a truly remarkable book, and one that shows that as well as being  able to pick authors of startling and undeniable talent, David Fickling has  lost none of the enormous tact and skill that makes him such a fine editor. I  very much look forward to seeing what Jenny Downham goes on to write next – as  well, of course, as seeing what David Fickling discovers!”

 

David Fickling’s enthusiastic response was “Winning The Branford Boase once was a great honour. Winning it twice in a row, this time with Jenny, has left me nearly speechless. I love this award because it recognises the finest of our new writers for young children and in my view is chosen by people I deeply respect according to criteria which my own publishing heart responds to (if publishers can be said to have a heart!). Jenny Downham’s book is an absolute wonder and Jenny herself a real writer. You could say she sprang into our midst like Athena from the head of Zeus, at any rate, one moment she wasn’t there and then suddenly there she was on our children’s book Mount Olympus!”

 

Jenny Downham’s reaction on hearing the good news: I am deeply moved to have won the Branford Boase Award.  For any children’s novelist whose first book is out there in the world, but whose next is still only half-realised, it provides an enormous confidence boost.   Unique in honouring the author/editor relationship, this award is also a tribute to David Fickling – a sensitive and energetic champion.   He tells me, ‘I believe in you, keep going.’   This award seconds that in the most wonderful way possible.”

 

Lovereading4kids – Top 3 downloads by age category – for last 7 days

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Featured Books Age 0 – 5 Years

  1. We are wearing out the naughty step by Mick Inkpen
  2. Ping Pong Pig by Caroline Jayne Church
  3. Marvin Gets Mad by Joseph Theobald

Featured Books for 5+ readers

  1. Horrid Henry Rules the World by Francesca Simon
  2. Captain Flinn and The Pirate Dinosaurs: Missing Treasure! by Giles Andreae
  3. The Pain and the Great One: Cool Zone by Judy Blume

Featured Books for 7+ readers

  1. Charlie Small: Charlie and the Underworld by Charlie Small
  2. Jiggy McCue: Kid Swap by Michael Lawrence
  3. An Awfully Beastly Business: Werewolf versus Dragon by Beastly Boys

Featured Books for 9+ readers

  1. Ginger Snaps by Cathy Cassidy
  2. The Demon Assassin: Hell’s Underground by Alan Gibbons
  3. Young Wizards by Michael Lawrence

Featured Books for 11+ readers

  1. Secrets at St Judes’: New Girl by Carmen Reid
  2. The Vampire of Croglin by Terry Deary
  3. Last Battle Of The Icemark by Stuart Hill

Featured Books for 14+ readers

  1. Stop In The Name Of Pants by Louise Rennison
  2. Zoe And Chloe: Out To Lunch by Sue Limb
  3. Love Struck by Rachael Wing

Have you heard about ‘The DFC’ ?

Friday, July 4th, 2008

the dfc comic cover

Weekly comics used to be part of a lot of children’s lives, and the characters they created live on in our hearts and minds. Comics can also be a brilliant way for reluctant readers to really get into the beauty and imagination of stories.
But comics of late have, quite rightly, been criticised as having little literary or educational merit – until now!

The publishing maverick David Fickling, who discovered Philip Pullman, has createda brand new high quality weekly comic aimed at 8-12 year olds and we love it!

The DFC is 36 pages packed with superb stories from some of the greatest storytellers in the world, including Philip Pullman and Nick Sharratt to name but two. Rest assured it will bew full of excitement, adventure, humour, robots and monsters!

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Most popular children’s books for the last 7 days

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Age 0 – 5 Years

  1. We are wearing out the naughty step by Mick Inkpen
  2. Marvin Gets Mad by Joseph Theobald
  3. Ping Pong Pig by Caroline Jayne Church

5+ readers

  1. Captain Flinn and The Pirate Dinosaurs: Missing Treasure! by Giles Andreae
  2. Horrid Henry Rules the World by Francesca Simon
  3. The Pain and the Great One: Cool Zone by Judy Blume

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9+ readers

  1. Ginger Snaps by Cathy Cassidy
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  3. The Seems: The Glitch in Sleep by John Hulme, Michael Wexler

11+ readers

  1. Secrets at St Judes’: New Girl by Carmen Reid
  2. Last Battle Of The Icemark by Stuart Hill
  3. The Stuff of Nightmares by Malorie Blackman

14+ readers

  1. Stop In The Name Of Pants by Louise Rennison
  2. Zoe And Chloe: Out To Lunch by Sue Limb
  3. Coraline (graphic novel) by Neil Gaiman

July ‘must read’ kids books

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Summer’s officially here and there’s no better way for kids to learn and grow than

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by reading a good story so why not download some free Opening Extracts and choose some books that will make your children’s summer holiday one to remember. We have something for the most avid reader through to the most reluctant.

First up hot news about the most prestigious prizes in children’s books. The winners of the Carnegie and Greenaway awards have jsut been announced at the British Library in London. The Carnegie Award was won by Philip Reeve’s epic novel Here Lies Arthur and the Greenaway Award, for the best picture book, by the delightful Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears. Find out more in our special sectionwhere you can read free extracts of all the 14 short-listed books.

Author of the Month

Author of the Month is the versatile Sue Limb, who has her finger very firmly on the pulse of children and teenagers. Author of bestseller Girl: 15 and, for younger readers, the Ruby Rogers series. Her latest book begins a new series for teens, Zoe and Chloe: Out to Lunch , follows two teenagers who hatch a plan to go and have a wild holiday in Newquay. Terrific humour that really hits the spot. Wannabe gangster Ruby Rogersalso returns and will provide plenty of inspiration to any go-getter 7+ year old.

Georgia Nicolson – Free Prize Draw

Next up, Lovereading4kids are running a special free to enter prize draw to celebrate the forthcoming release of new movie, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging. The film is based on the feisty but troubled teenager,Georgia Nicolson created by the brilliant Louise Rennison. We have lots of her adventures on the site ready to discover and the prize draw details are on the all of featured titles.

Books of the Month for July

Our Books of the Month category is there to highlight the books we think deserve special attention and this month we have picked out five absolute corkers to give you and your kids plenty of reading inspiration:

Debuts of the Month for July

We also have some terrific new books from debut authors:

Emma Clayton’s Roar – a thought-provoking story, with a very current message but set in the future for 9+ readers.

The Island of the Phantoms by Stephen Alter is a wonderfully rich and intelligent fantasy that weaves together the destinies of three children, through the pages of some books, an eccentric librarian and a ghostly island. For 10+ year olds.

And Savvy by Ingrid Law – Charming, warm-hearted and original, this is an incredibly clever story about a family with a magical secret.

Finally, the final part of the Icemark Chronicles, Last Battle of the Icemark by Stuart Hill, is published on 8 July so we have decided to make the three books our Series of the Month. It’s epic and hugely exciting to read – find out more today.

So download some Opening Extracts and see which books you and your kids like the look of. Order from Lovereading4kids with a 25% discount and your kids can spend all summer having extraordinary literary adventures.


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