With Half term and Hallowe’en coming up and and yes, even Christmas fast advancing, Lovereading4kids is here to help you choose the most brilliant books for any child that you know, from baby to teenager. And don’t miss the chance to win loads of exclusive and valuable signed first edition children’s books!
A signed copy of a book is a special thing and a prized possession. A Signed First Edition? Even better! Over the next two months we are giving you the chance to win a huge range of them including from BIG name writers such as David Walliams, Patrick Ness and David Almond. We’ll be adding more new signed titles in November, so you can keep on winning! Click here to find out more and get entering.
October 2013 Mega Debut of the Month Missing Ellen is a poignant and thought-provoking novel about friendship and loss. Natasha Mac a’Bháird captures the roller-coaster emotions that engulf Maggie after her best friend Ellen is gone.
Okay, so tell most kids that Maths and Science are ‘cool’ and they’ll look at you like you’re mad. But, you don’t have to be Brian Cox to know that there’s lots of ‘cool’ stuff to see, if only someone could make iteasy. TaaDaa! Check out the new selection of ‘Cool Books’, makingthe mind-blowing accessible and stuff from school, cool!
Cool Maths by Tracie Young – 50 fantastic facts for kids of all ages (and even adults whose Maths is a little rusty!). Cool Maths will help you work your way out of every day situations in a way that you’ll never forget.
Cool Science by Daniel Tatarsky – Hours of entertainment for the whole family, a book filled to the brim with fantastic science feats that are easy to learn and impossible to forget.
No tricks, just TREATS! – We love Hallowe’en so much we’ve a whole ghoulish section creaking with ghostly, gunky, fright-night favourites for kids of all ages. It’s become our favourite haunt, so click here for a shot at ghoul…
Being a teenager can often feel like it’s you against the World. But what if it was you against the Underworld? John Connolly’s fantastic series featuring teen hero Samuel Johnson struggling to combat the greatest evil in the universe … not to mention, trouble with girls, parents, friends and lesser demons! These are great books for 11+ readers and the latest, the third in the series, The Creeps is just out. This rip-roaring, engrossing, perilous teen adventure of courage was loved by our Reader Review Panel – visit the book page to see what they thought.
Red Lemon Press, the non-fiction arm of Hot
Key publishing has just released its launch lists. Two titles, both of which are amazingly engaging and brilliantly thought-out non-fiction books for children. There is something for all interests, but two have really floated our boat, this month!
The Artistic Ape by Desmond Morris – Combines a deep understanding of human behaviour and a love of art to chart the evolution of artistic endeavour over 3 million years.
Being a Boy by James Dawson – An uncensored look at puberty for teen boys, covering social pecking order, sex and the perils of being a boyfriend. You have been warned!
Bestselling master of horror series for young adults, Darren Shan, is six books in to his incredibly gripping, gory and addictive ZOM-B series. He has been translated into over 30 languages and sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. We defy any 14+ adventure and horror-loving reader not to love his brilliant, engrossing and humourous un-dead adventures. The 5th Zom-B Baby by Darren Shan is out in Hardback. The 3rd Zom-B City just released in great value paperback.
and then something really special comes along and we get very excited! Brothers Marcus and Julian Sedgwick have created a cautionary, futuristic, very British, graphic novel adventure that could well be the Wizard of Oz of its time. We think it’s a must for all kids over 12 years. It is a complex and beautiful, light, dark and compelling story of prejudice, violence, fundamentalism and freedom. We love it and our teen reader review panel did too, with one of them saying, ‘it is thrilling and I love the fact that it is futuristic too. I can tell that a lot of hard work has been put in this book because the pictures and the writing is perfect’.
Is it time you started collecting a library of children’s classics for your children or grandchildren? Christmas is the perfect time to give them as gifts. If so, you’ve come to the right place. Have a look at our special Classics Category and especially The Egmont Heritage list which includes some of the most highly acclaimed and bestselling children’s books of all time. Published in beautiful, high-quality hardback editions, with cloth quarter binding, head and tail bands and ribbon, the Egmont Heritage range will build into a library of some of the most famous titles in children’s literature. Some of our favourites are below.
In 2014 it will be 100 years since WW1 began and even though there are now no people alive today who experienced it first-hand, its impact on the world is still apparent today. Over the next 4 years a lot of books will be published for children, and WW1 will appear more prominently in the school curriculum, so we will be selecting our favourites, both fiction and non-fiction. We hope it will inspire children never to forget the sacrifices made by their forbears. Why not check out our special category now.
Well, the nights are drawing in and the winter has some really fun stuff to look forward to, not least of all: Bonfire Night and Christmas! So, why not get in the mood for colder times, with this wonderful story:
Snowflakes by Cerrie Burnell (of CBeebies fame) & Laura Ellen Anderson – An enchantingly beautiful story about making friends and new beginnings and just being who you are.
And that is October at Lovereading4Kids and if you’re one of those wonderfully organised people who begin to think about Christmas presents in October then check out our Christmas category, which has just gone now live, for some inspiration!