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Lovereading4kids’ Top 10 books 13 – 20 August 2012

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

KIDS SITE TOP 10

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The Grunts In Trouble The Grunts In Trouble
Philip Ardagh
September 2012 Book of the Month. Meet the Grunts! Mr and Mrs, their cat Ginger Biscuit, two donkeys Clip and Clop and Sunny, a child Mr Grunt stole off a washing line as a present for Mrs Grunt. The Grunts …
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Hav3n Hav3n
Tom Easton
A fast-paced story with a chilling edge Hav3n is an adventure set in a terrifying but credible future. When Hav3n, the deadliest virus the world has even known, is unleashed everyone except Josh, his sister Martha and seventy eight other …
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Coraline Coraline
Neil Gaiman
Tenth anniversary edition of Neil Gaiman’s modern classic, brilliantly illustrated by Chris Riddell, with a new foreword by the author. 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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The Grave Robber's Apprentice The Grave Robber’s Apprentice
Allan Stratton
This is an exhilarating, swash-buckling adventure that’s full of humour and heart and bursting with breakneck action, set in a fantastical world with haunted forests, avalanche sledding and circus bears. …
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Look into My Eyes Look into My Eyes
Lauren Child
Best-selling Lauren Child’s super sleuthing Ruby Redfort is a fast-talking, fast- thinking 13 year olds girl whose sharp eye for the unexpected leads her on some fantastic adventures – especially after she is recruited as a secret agency…The wise cracks …
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The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket
John Boyne
Bestselling John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, has created an inventive adventure about a very unusual boy. Barnaby Brocket’s parents are so normal that they are positively dull but, from the moment of his birth, Barnaby …
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My Hamster is a Genius My Hamster is a Genius
Dave Lowe
When Benjamin Jinks is given a hamster he isn’t best pleased, until he realises his Stinky the hamster is a genius! A hilarious tale of one boy and his hamster and the mischief they create.  New talent Dave Lowe’s first …
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Matilda's Cat Matilda’s Cat
Emily Gravett
Award-winning Emily Gravett has come up with another witty gem. Specialising in simplicity and relying on readers taking their cues from her characters, here Matilda’s cat makes it plain that she does NOT like all the things Matilda wants her …
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How We Make Stuff How We Make Stuff
Christiane Dorian
Do you ever wonder where your clothes come from? Or how we make chocolate? This interactive guide is filled with pop ups, pull-tabs and booklets to explain exactly how we make stuff! This is the third title in the award-winning How …
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Four Children and It Four Children and It
Jacqueline Wilson
The new bestseller from Jacqueline Wilson, creator of Tracy Beaker , Hetty Feather and The Illustrated Mum , is a funny, moving and heartwarming story of four children who discover a way to make wishes come true. Echoing the classic …
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Mid August Kids Summer Reading

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

With the school holidays coming to an end why not have one last look at our Summer Reading category and pick a great book to end the Summer? Also don’t forget to enter our competition to win a kindle eReader.

Coming Soon! – Pre-publication Exclusives

Nothing excites us more than introducing you to great new books BEFORE everyone else gets to hear about them. This month, be the first to discover:

Our MEGA this month is The Grunts in Trouble (7+) by Philip Ardagh with fantastic pictures by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler. A crazy, unusual and slightly disgusting family, a homemade caravan and a whole load of hilarious trouble! From IPG Publisher of the Year Nosy Crow.

PLUS!!! – Nosy Crow Give-away!!look out this month for our new Nosy Crow competition where three lucky winners can get £50 worth of Nosy Crow Apps and Books!

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Time to get ready For School!…

Whether it’s for the start of the new school year, or a little extra preparation at home, our Back to School section is crammed with ideas and useful tips to engage your kids and get them one step ahead. After a great big summer makeover, it now features all the latest dictionary and other reference titles to give your kids the leg-up they need. New this year is a pre-school home learning category to give your child a bit more confidence before they start school in September.


Vintage Favourites – Lovereading4kids Children’s Classics

Our much loved Children’s Classics section has had a huge boost this month from a newly launched imprint “Vintage Children’s Classics”. With the release of 20 Vintage must-haves for kids and a special ‘World of Stories’ Website created around the books, it really is a fabulous ride down nostalgia River for us adults, and a pot of gold for kids. Vintage has produced a beautiful, timeless and irresistible range of classic reads with stunning cover designs that will entice you to open them. A further ten will follow the 20 launch titles later this year with more to follow. PLUS we’re giving you the chance to win all 20!! Just click on any book in the Classics section. Why not start collecting them now?

Echoing the classic E Nesbit novel, Five Children and It, this new story from this mega-selling author, winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize Jacqueline WIlson, Four Children and It, is a funny, moving and heart-warming story of four children who discover a way to make wishes come true.


Forget the Maybe’s, here are the MUSTs

Also glimmering with new additions this month is our brilliant Bookshelf Essentials Category. It’s a comprehensive compilation of must-reads for kids of all ages, listed by age range and many have free extracts for you to try out before you buy! We particularly love:


 

The Factory-Made Boy The Hilarious Adventures of a Factory-Made Boy


Christine Nostlinger

Secondary Age range - 7+ readers
Hilarious and touching story about a boy … erm … made in a factory! – the first book ever published by publishing ace, Anderson Press. 

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The Baby and Fly Pie


Melvin Burgess

 

Primary Age range - 9+ readers
Imaginative tale of family, friendship and survival against the odds from one of the best writers of contemporary children’s fiction. 

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas


 

 

Primary Category - 11+ readers

With over 1 million copies sold worldwide, this heart-wrenching tale is a modern classic with a powerful message. 

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they say … well we don’t know about that, but we know there are some stonkingly good picture books out there! We’ve put them all into one handy section so that you and your little ones can enjoy hours of story-time fun. Check out what is new this month.


Don’t Stop Horsing About – we’re Pony Mad!

Especially for the pony loving kids among you, we have added even more great titles to our section dedicated to stories inspired by our equine friends. See the whole collection here. Our favourite this month is:

Laura Marlin Mysteries 3: Kentucky Thriller (9+) by Lauren St. John – a thoroughbred friendship cemented in the murky, underground world of race-fixing.


From Page to Screen

Winner of the Branford Boase award in 2008, as Before I Die, this incredible book for children aged 14+ asks ‘what would you want to do if you knew you were going to die?’ So inspiring is it, that it has been made into an uplifting and emotional, but adventurous and witty film called: Now is Good, which is scheduled for release in mid September and stars among others Dakota Fanning and Jeremy Irvine. So, now’s the time to read this inspiring and cathartic novel before you see the film.

Happy Reading and see you all in September.

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Most popular Children’s books, by age range, 5 -12 August 2012

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Books for Babies and Toddlers

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Matilda's Cat Matilda’s Cat
Emily Gravett
Award-winning Emily Gravett has come up with another witty gem. Specialising in simplicity and relying on readers taking their cues from her characters, here Matilda’s cat makes it plain that she does NOT like all the things Matilda wants her …
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I Spy Under the Sea--. Edward Gibbs I Spy Under the Sea–. Edward Gibbs
Edward Gibbs
Look through the spy holes and count the sea creatures in this underwater take on the classic game. …
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I Spy on the Farm I Spy on the Farm
Edward Gibbs
Learn as you play, explore letter sounds, colours and animal noises as you play I spy on the farm. This is the third book in the series, so there’s even more to spy in I Spy With My Little Eye …
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Featured Books for 3+ readers

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The Great Snortle Hunt The Great Snortle Hunt
Claire Freedman
A fabulous new picture book from the bestselling author of Aliens Love Underpants. A read-along rhyming text that will capture children’s imaginations. …
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How to Hide a Lion How to Hide a Lion
Helen Stephens
This is one of the loveliest picture books of the year. A wonderful warm-hearted story of friendship with plenty of humour thrown in.
And from Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo – ‘Funny and warm-hearted.  I loved reading this with my …
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The Last Tiger The Last Tiger
Rebecca Elliott
Can the Last Tiger and his friend Luka save their ruined world and build a new one? Together, through their friendship, Luka and the Tiger show new ways of thinking that bring hope to a world that has destroyed nature. …
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Featured Books for 5+ readers

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My Hamster is a Genius My Hamster is a Genius
Dave Lowe
When Benjamin Jinks is given a hamster he isn’t best pleased, until he realises his Stinky the hamster is a genius! A hilarious tale of one boy and his hamster and the mischief they create.  New talent Dave Lowe’s first …
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The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish Paperback and CD Audio The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish Paperback and CD Audio
Neil Gaiman
A World Book Day ‘Recommended Read’ for 2011
Visually dramatic, this is a hugely entertaining adventure perfectly tinged with an alarming subtext.  Desperate to have his friend’s two goldfish, a boy swaps his father for them – despite the warning from …
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The Big Sticky Bun (Early Reader) The Big Sticky Bun (Early Reader)
Vivian French
Three short stories will delight early readers as they capture incidents from Jason and Daisy’s childhood which will strike a familiar chord.  Jason’s good behaviour earns him the bun he wants while his attempts to get Daisy to grow by …
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Featured Books for 7+ readers

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Precious and the Mystery of Meerkat Hill A New Case for Precious Ramotwse Precious and the Mystery of Meerkat Hill A New Case for Precious Ramotwse
Alexander Mccall Smith
Best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith tells a charming detective story for children as Precious, even while still a young girl, shows early signs of curiousity and a determination to find things out. When two new children arrive in school Precious …
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The Grave Robber's Apprentice The Grave Robber’s Apprentice
Allan Stratton
This is an exhilarating, swash-buckling adventure that’s full of humour and heart and bursting with breakneck action, set in a fantastical world with haunted forests, avalanche sledding and circus bears. …
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How We Make Stuff How We Make Stuff
Christiane Dorian
Do you ever wonder where your clothes come from? Or how we make chocolate? This interactive guide is filled with pop ups, pull-tabs and booklets to explain exactly how we make stuff! This is the third title in the award-winning How …
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Featured Books for 9+ readers

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Coraline Coraline
Neil Gaiman
Tenth anniversary edition of Neil Gaiman’s modern classic, brilliantly illustrated by Chris Riddell, with a new foreword by the author. 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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Shrunk! Shrunk!
F. R. Hitchcock

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The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket
John Boyne
Bestselling John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, has created an inventive adventure about a very unusual boy. Barnaby Brocket’s parents are so normal that they are positively dull but, from the moment of his birth, Barnaby …
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Featured Books for 11+ readers

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Look into My Eyes Look into My Eyes
Lauren Child
Best-selling Lauren Child’s super sleuthing Ruby Redfort is a fast-talking, fast- thinking 13 year olds girl whose sharp eye for the unexpected leads her on some fantastic adventures – especially after she is recruited as a secret agency…The wise cracks …
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Hav3n Hav3n
Tom Easton
A fast-paced story with a chilling edge Hav3n is an adventure set in a terrifying but credible future. When Hav3n, the deadliest virus the world has even known, is unleashed everyone except Josh, his sister Martha and seventy eight other …
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Unfed Unfed
Kirsty McKay
A message from the Publisher, Barry Cunningham:
‘No I don’t want to get back on the bus. Please don’t make me.  Kirsty, do I have to? You’re sure those zombies are safe this time? You’re not? Then don’t leave me, please. …
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Featured Books for 14+ readers

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Throne of Glass Throne of Glass
Sarah J. Maas
Sarah J Maas’s novels have been an online sensation with bloggers the world over hearing about her.  Her protagonist is 18 year old Celaena; beautiful but deadly and destined for greatness but only if she can free herself from the …
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The Apothecary The Apothecary
Maile Meloy
July 2012 Debut of the Month.
Spies, secrets and spells lie at the heart of this thrilling mystery adventure set in the 1950s. Newly arrived in England after her parents’ hurried flight from Los Angeles, Janie finds it hard to adjust. …
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The Graveyard Book (illustrated by Chris Riddell) The Graveyard Book (illustrated by Chris Riddell)
Neil Gaiman
11+. Winner of the Carnegie Medal in 2010, shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2010, winner of Best Novel at the Hugo Awards 2009 and of the prestigious Newbery Medal.
Spooks galore in this brilliant and fantastic story of life …
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New Children’s Books for August

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

On your marks, get set… Go! It’s Olympic August and at Lovereading4kids we’ve been shaping up to find some great Summer Reading for your little winners. Talking of which, we have an amazing competition to enter. All they have to do is answer one easy(ish) question and they could be reading their favourite authors from their own shiny new

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kindle (actually they’re not shiny at all …). Read on for what else is new this month.

Author of the Month – Neil Gaiman

A self-confessed ‘feral kid who was raised in libraries’, Author of the Month Neil Gaiman, spent much of his childhood devouring the books of J.R.R. Tolkien, Edgar Allan Poe, C.S. Lewis, Michael Morcock and a host of others. He uniquely combines cult status in the world of fantasy and horror writing with award winning, unpatronising writing for young people: Here’s just a small selection of his books.

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And don’t miss Coraline (9+) the brilliantly chilling tale, which has won numerous international book awards, was adapted into a hugely successful animated film in 2009 and has been compared to Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. We are featuring the special 10th Anniversary issue.


The Kids Are ALL Right! – August Books of the Month

We’ve got a bumper bag-full of medal winners this month for kids of all ages. Top of our leaderboard though, are:

MEGA BOOK OF THE MONTH!!! The Terrible thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket (9+) by John Boyne – From the author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas; a warm, whimsical, levitating adventure of a very special boy.

Hav3n (12+) by Tom Easton – Hunger Games fans will love this dystopian survival tale.

The Last Tiger (5+) by Rebecca Elliott. Our Picture Book of the Month, this is a thoughtful, striking and uplifting book that will leave a lasting impact.

Rebel Heart (14+) by Moira Young – sequel to a Costa Award Winner: Blood Red Road, this is a riveting, futuristic fight for survival and the search for loved-ones.

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Illustrious Guest!! – Illustrator of the Month, Edward Gibbs

An exciting new talent and already making huge waves, Edward Gibbs‘ simple and engaging style has made him a real hit with kids and parents alike.

He’s enjoyed huge success with the dramatic and bold. See our bookshelf and special section to discover more…


Children First! – Debuts of the Month

Whatever you do please don’t let your teenagers miss Throne of Glass (definitely 14+) by Sarah Maas – a dark, witty and epic fantasy romance debut – with a brilliant kick-ass heroine – that girls and guys will love. See our favourite Debuts in the bookshelf below.

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Getting Active for Summer!

So, the kids are STILL on holiday and you’re running out of things to keep them occupied? Check out our Summer Activity section in our Summer Reading category. It’s teeming with cool stuff to do. This month (for rainy days) we recommend:

100 Yummy things to Cook and Eat (8+) by Rebecca Gilpin & Fiona Watt – 100 great savoury and sweet recipes, each with simple instructions, step-by-step pics and an end result photo!


Not Just the Olympics! – Lovereading4kids Competitions

As well as the chance to win an Amazon kindle we have other great comps for your kids this month:

 

Play Lion hide and Seek and win copies of picture books by Helen Stephens. All you need to do is find which four books in the 3+ category this month have a lion hiding on their page.
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Linked to the brilliant Diary of a Wimpy Kid ‘Dog Days Film, in cinemas now, we have 10 Wimpy Kid ‘Dog Days’ Goodie Bags (Diary, Teeshirt and Satchel) up for grabs.
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Unfed

Kirsty McKay
The Sequel to the brilliant zombie thriller The Undead is out 6 September and we have 15 copies of Undead to give away to get you in the mood.
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Hot, Key Reading!!

Hot Key Books, a brand new kids publisher focuses on children’s fiction books for ages 9+. Up to 50 titles a year will fire the imagination and unlock the power of reading and a love of books. Well, that’s right up our street! Details of the first four books are below and there will be more to follow in the Autumn.

Available Now
Coming in September
 

Insignia

S. J. Kincaid

(14+) Alex Rider meets Hogwarts in space in this futuristic story .

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Angel Dust

Sarah Mussi

(14+) An urban ROMEO AND JULIET with a paranormal twist.

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Maggot Moon

Sally Gardner

(14+) A powerful story about friendship, love and heroism .

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Shrunk!

F. R. Hitchcock
(9+) Warm-hearted and funny writing, great to read aloud .

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Mend and Make Do!! – Learn with Eddie!

That clever Sarah Garland has managed to combine great storytelling with practical learning in two fabulous picture-based books for kids aged 5+ which help them acquire confidence in their skills:

Eddie’s Toolbox – Fixing things has never been more fun than in this attractive story which also helps children to use tools & Eddie’s Garden – A delightfully told, gentle story packed full of information on how to grow a garden for yourself!


Books that they won’t want to put down – Undercover Reads!

We all remember those great books that we just had to have ‘one more chapter’ of, don’t we? Well, we have a whole section full of them! Undercover Reads from Walker Books. We especially love:

Diabolical (14+) by Cynthia Leitch Smith – Angels, demons, werewolves, fire-breathing monsters … and all of them at the same school! See the bookshelf below for this and more Undercover reads.

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And that is August at Lovereading4kids. Happy holidays and happy reading! Read on for our hand-picked selections in the age ranges that you have told us you are interested in.

Most popular books, by age range, on Lovereading4kids.co.uk

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Books for Babies and Toddlers

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The Bad-Tempered Ladybird The Bad-Tempered Ladybird
Eric Carle
A classic picture book in a robust board book format. The bad-tempered ladybird is too mean to share. Instead, it picks a fight with every creature it meets – even if it is a big as a rhinoceros! The journey, …
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The Great Sheep Shenanigans The Great Sheep Shenanigans
Peter Bently
A catchy rhyming text propels this entertaining story of how the wily sheep manage to see off the predatory but foolish wolf. Lou Pine thinks he’s one cool and clever wolf but all his well-made plans go badly wrong – …
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Matilda's Cat Matilda’s Cat
Emily Gravett
Award-winning Emily Gravett has come up with another witty gem. Specialising in simplicity and relying on readers taking their cues from her characters, here Matilda’s cat makes it plain that she does NOT like all the things Matilda wants her …
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Featured Books for 3+ readers

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My Granny is a Pirate My Granny is a Pirate
Val McDermid
Hugely successful, internationally bestselling and multi award-winning author Val McDermid writes her first picture book for children.  This wonderfully cuddly granny started life as a cabin girl and now sails the seven seas as a redoubtable pirate seeing off her …
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Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat
Sue Hendra
July 2012 Book of the Month. Best-selling Sue Hendra tells how Keith the cat creates some magic of his own in this entertaining story about Keith who is suddenly able to do some clever tricks after an ice cream cone …
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Winnie the Witch: 25th Anniversary signed hardback Winnie the Witch: 25th Anniversary signed hardback
Valerie Thomas
STOP PRESS: SIGNED LIMITED EDITION HARDBACK
Winnie the Witch is a modern classic in the world of picture books so why not celebrate 25 years of Winnie and her cat Wilbur with this special 25th anniversary limited edition hardback signed by …
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Featured Books for 5+ readers

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The Big Sticky Bun (Early Reader) The Big Sticky Bun (Early Reader)
Vivian French
Three short stories will delight early readers as they capture incidents from Jason and Daisy’s childhood which will strike a familiar chord.  Jason’s good behaviour earns him the bun he wants while his attempts to get Daisy to grow by …
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Horrid Henry's Sports Day (Early Reader) Horrid Henry’s Sports Day (Early Reader)
Francesca Simon
Sports day and Horrid Henry are a deadly combination! Henry hates sports day because he always looses and Perfect Pete always wins! But this year, Henry is determined that things will be different! How Henry sabotages everything he can and …
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The BFG 30th Anniversary Edition The BFG 30th Anniversary Edition
Roald Dahl
This is a delightful, funny and exciting story about a special friendship between two people from different worlds – a giant and a child. As the story develops it shows how trust and love develops between them. It also shows …
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Featured Books for 7+ readers

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The Best of Pippi Longstocking The Best of Pippi Longstocking
Astrid Lindgren
Pippi Longstocking is as popular as ever, with dedicated fans all over the world. She’s funny, feisty and incredibly strong and has the most amazing adventures! Here’s a chance to read three books about Pippi in one volume – Pippi …
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Little Manfred Little Manfred
Michael Morpurgo
June 2012 Book of the Month.
Award-winning author and illustrator duo Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman have created a touching story about the way lives become entangled during conflict and how, unexpectedly, those ties can lead to enduring friendship. When Alex …
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The Famous Adventures of Jack The Famous Adventures of Jack
Berlie Doherty
Berlie Doherty, with her fantastic flare for storytelling, puts a different slant on a familiar fairytale. With beautiful line-drawn chapterheads by illustrator Steven Wood, this quirky set of stories within a story are perfect for children reading on their own, …
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Featured Books for 9+ readers

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Elf Girl and Raven Boy : Fright Forest Elf Girl and Raven Boy : Fright Forest
Marcus Sedgwick
July 2012 Book of the Month.  Humour, magic and the altogether unexpected are woven together engagingly to create a delightfully original adventure. Elf Girl and Raven Boy meet by chance and soon become firm friends after Raven Boy crashes out …
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The Mystery of Wickworth Manor The Mystery of Wickworth Manor
Elen Caldecott
Two children thrown together on a residential week in Wickworth Manor find a mystery at the heart of the handsome stately home that provides a gripping diversion! Bouncy Paige and the reserved Curtis make an unlikely pair but their determination …
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Willard Price: Leopard Adventure Willard Price: Leopard Adventure
Anthony McGowan
July 2012 Book of the Month. The classic animal tales of Willard Price are given a power conservation theme and a new look in this thrilling modern adventure. Twelve year Amazon and her cousin Frazer are recruited by TRACKS, an …
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Featured Books for 11+ readers

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Ghosting Home Ghosting Home
Julia Jones
July 2012 Book of the Month.
This thrilling conclusion to the Strong Winds trilogy is an action-packed adventure set in and around the east coast of England and the North Sea in which 14 year old Donny, the protagonist in each …
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Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian : Book 8 Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian : Book 8
Eoin Colfer
July 2012 Book of the Month. This is bestselling master storyteller Eoin Colfer, who set readers alight with his first title about Artemis Fowl, a young criminal mastermind who was more than a bit mixed up with the fairy world. …
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A Midsummer Tights Dream A Midsummer Tights Dream
Louise Rennison
July 2012 Book of the Month. Best-selling Louise Rennison is as howlingly funny as ever as she sticks with a drama theme in this hilarious follow-up to Withering Tights. Tallulah Casey is back for a second summer at Dother Hall, …
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Featured Books for 14+ readers

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The Apothecary The Apothecary
Maile Meloy
July 2012 Debut of the Month.
Spies, secrets and spells lie at the heart of this thrilling mystery adventure set in the 1950s. Newly arrived in England after her parents’ hurried flight from Los Angeles, Janie finds it hard to adjust. …
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Between the Lines Between the Lines
Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
July 2012 Debut of the Month.
Bestselling Jodi Picoult, co-writing with her daughter who came up with the idea, tells a brilliantly romantic story of love across a divide in this entertaining and also thought-provoking story about stories, characters and readers. …
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Sister, Missing Sister, Missing
Sophie Mckenzie
Bestselling Sophie Mackenzie follows up Girl, Missing with a nail-bitingly tense and action-packed thriller as Lauren, still reeling from her own kidnapping, loses her little sister Madison in the blink of an eye on a crowded beach. Surely this can’t …
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