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Most popular children’s books, by age range, 25 Sep – 2 Oct 2011

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Books for Babies and Toddlers

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Utterly Lovely One Utterly Lovely One
Mary Murphy
This celebration of a baby’s loveliness overflows with warmth, playful humour, energy and love. It is a perfect read-aloud book that simply oozes affection and
positivity and celebrates every person, every animal, for who they are.
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Elmer and Super El Elmer and Super El
David Mckee
Elmer, the best-selling and most beloved elephant, is back for a new adventure. When Super El turns up with his super-costume all torn, Elmer knows just the person to fix it. But getting Super El to Aunt Zelda without the …
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That's Not My Elephant That’s Not My Elephant
Fiona Watt
Little fingers will love touching this book and laughing at all the things that show it is not an elephant! Ears that are too rough, a tail that is too tufty, toenails that are too bumpy. But what about the …
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Featured Books for 3+ readers

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Again! Again!
Emily Gravett
Prize-winning Emily Gravett has hit the jackpot again with a brilliant and original picture book that will delight adults as much as children. Everyone knows that the best bedtime stories can be read again and again and again… But sometimes, …
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King Jack and the Dragon King Jack and the Dragon
Peter Bently
Award winning illustrator Helen Oxenbury’s illustrations brilliantly capture the rich childhood imagination of this exciting and brave adventure starring knights and dragons and all kinds of scary monsters. Brave King Jack and his friends Zak and the baby Caspar build …
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The Highway Rat The Highway Rat
Julia Donaldson
Best-selling author/ illustrator combination Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have teamed up for another great adventure. Many of the creatures that appear in The Gruffalo feature in this rollicking adventure of a greedy Highway Rat and how he is outwitted …
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Featured Books for 5+ readers

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Nora The Girl Who Ate and Ate and Ate Nora The Girl Who Ate and Ate and Ate
Andrew Weale
Nora’s love of eating knows no bounds. Once she’s eaten all the food, she starts on her toys, her bed, her shoes and her socks….Will she ever stop? Suddenly, she’s had enough. A giant burp propels Nora up into space. …
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The Princess and the Pea (Early Reader) The

Princess and the Pea (Early Reader)
Sally Gardner
A classic story stylishly updated and perfect for first time readers. Sally Gardner retells this favourite tale of how a real princess can only be found by testing how delicate and sensitive she really is. Lively illustrations create a suitably …
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Meet the Gang  (Early Reader) Meet the Gang (Early Reader)
Francesca Simon
Honey, the delightful puppy, has to make her mark on the animal gang in Buffin Street. At first they are suspicious but loveable Honey soon wins their trust in this exciting adventure led by a cast of dogs, cats,

rabbits …
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Featured Books for 7+ readers

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The Field Guide - Spiderwick Chronicles The Field Guide – Spiderwick Chronicles
Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi
Book one of The Spiderwick Chronicles in which Mallory, Simon and Jared get acquainted with their new home but find many unexpected things. It all started when Jared Grace found their great uncle’s book filled with pictures of fantastic creatures – …
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Penny Dreadful is a Complete Catastrophe Penny Dreadful is a Complete Catastrophe
Joanna Nadin
Side-splittingly funny stories for young girls who are reading confidently. Penny Dreadful (not her real name) creates havoc wherever she goes and whatever she does! She has some really brilliant ideas, the only trouble is, they often seem to go …
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James and the Giant Peach James and the Giant Peach
Roald Dahl
Best-selling Roald Dahl has delighted children for half a century and this 50th anniversary edition celebrates that amazing feat. His titles show no sign of aging and thankfully they never will as all of them are timeless classics.
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Featured Books for 9+ readers

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My Name is Mina My Name is Mina
David Almond
One of the 8 titles longlisted for the Guardian Children’s Book Prize 2011.
Shortlisted for the prestigious Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2011.
Mina was Michael’s thoughtful, resourceful and spiky neighbour in David Almond’s prizewinning Skellig. This is the story of her …
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Muddle Earth Too Muddle Earth Too
Paul Stewart
Invention after invention propels this witty new Muddle Earth story by best-selling duo Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. Joe turns up in Muddle Earth entirely by accident when he falls through a portal while trying to build a flat-pack wardrobe. …
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Sticky Ends Sticky Ends
Jeanne Willis
Twenty six fabulously funny modern cautionary tales are wittily illustrated by Tony Ross in this vivid and entertaining collection. The sticky ends of the title bring delightful surprises to verses about the truly disgusting nature of school dinners, the fate …
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Featured Books for 11+ readers

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A Greyhound of a Girl A Greyhound of a Girl
Roddy Doyle
MEGA BOOK OF THE MONTH.
Best-selling Roddy Doyle has written a wonderful, funny and warm-hearted family story about the dying of a granny which weaves together the lives of four generations and a little bit of ghostly mystery too. Mary’s relationship …
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Justin Thyme Justin Thyme
Panama Oxridge
This debut novel is a terrific blend of action, adventure, espionage and time travel set in the wilds of Scotland and featuring a 13 year old boy who believes that an anonymous gift he’s been given will enable him to …
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The Fear (The Enemy Series 3) The Fear (The Enemy Series 3)
Charlie Higson
Best-selling author Charlie Higson has created a chilling world in his thrilling Zombie series. Not only have all the adults – older siblings and parents – lost their minds and become hopeless has-beens but there is the horrific danger of …
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Featured Books for 14+ readers

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The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean
David Almond
Award-winning David Almond breaks new boundaries in his storytelling of this remarkable tale. Billy Dean is an innocent child surrounded by decay and threatened with an undefined violence. In his unique voice, he tells his own story of survival, and …
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Lies Lies
Michael Grant
A compelling sequel to the best-selling Gone and Hunger, Lies is a dark, thrilling and thought-provoking adventure. It is set in a dystopian future where food is scarce and life is fragile; all those over fifteen have been annihilated leaving …
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Velvet Velvet
Mary Hooper
A richly atmospheric novel set

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in the Victorian period and perfect for fans of the hugely popular Fallen Grace. Teens will love this romantic, thrilling and exciting new novel from the acclaimed and much loved historical novelist. It’s also a …
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New Children’s Books for Spetember

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

 

Welcome to September from all of us at Lovereading4kids! This month we have hundreds of great titles for kids of all ages to get stuck into from our Picture Book Picnic category full of books for babies and toddlers to our Undercover Reads for teens. Read on to discover what’s hot off the press this month

 

Special Powers, Crime-Fighting and Time Travel

Our thrilling Author of the Month this month is Sophie McKenzie. The former journalist started writing novels after being made redundant and has been showered with awards ever since. Her latest book, Sister, Missing, is the twist-packed sequel to (multi award-winning) Girl, Missing in which a 14 year old girl is kidnapped. Two years later, her nightmare continues when her little sister disappears on a family holiday. As gripping as it is disturbing, it’s a great read for anyone aged 12+. Sophie is also author of the brilliant Medusa Project series – the thrilling adventures of a team of teens with psychic powers. The 5th in the series Double Cross was published in June.

Book your September!

With our Books of the Month for September you will find a glut of great reads for all ages and abilities. But if you have a nine year old then do not miss our funny and warm-hearted MEGA Book of the Month from the brilliant Roddy Doyle – A Greyhound of a Girl book. See all the Books of Months by clicking here.

Share the Love! – Spread the word and get rewards!

We hope you love our children’s book website and we’d like to reward you for spreading the word about our site to your friends. Recommend our site to other book loving parents and you can collect ‘Love-hearts’ for money off your next purchase. Click here to find out how it works and start reaping rewards! Recommending just one person in September will get you £2 of Lovehearts to start, or add to your collection and you will also get £1 of Lovehearts for each new friend that registers with Lovereading4kids. Find out more today…

 

Picture Perfection … Illustrator of the Month – David McKee

Prolific illustrator and children’s author David McKee has been at it since 1964 and has been at the top of his paint palette ever since! He started out selling cartoons to newspapers while still at school and 45 years later is the author and illustrator of hundreds of books. Best known for his own Elmer series, David’s latest gem is Elmer and Super El, a beautifully colourful adventure for fun-loving kids aged 5 and under. Why not have a look at this and his other many fabulous books here – they’re great additions to every child’s bookshelf.

 


Nuts about Children’s Books! – Our Guest Editor, David Almond

Winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2010 for outstanding contribution to children’s literature, our Guest Editor this month is the imaginative and brilliant David Almond. Growing up in a large family where story-telling was the norm, David’s first book, Skellig, made a massive impact.

Since then his sensitive, timeless stories about faith and the complexities of childhood have become firm favourites of young readers up and down the country. We are delighted that he has taken the time to hang out with us this month and share some of the tales and books that have influenced his life.

It’s a First! – Our Debuts of the Month

No Use Crying

Zannah Kearns

Colourful and engaging – a young girl searches for her true identity.

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Dark Inside

Jeyn Roberts
An End-of-Days tale of courage and survival in the face of a diabolical, destructive virus.

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Mist

Kathryn James

Dark, mysterious story of two clashing cultures and friendship tested to the limit.

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Wickedness

Deborah White

Magical reality, history, mystery, fantasy and romance. What’s not to love?

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Words in the Dust

Trent Reedy

A coming of age tale set in modern Afghanistan – a breath-taking, beautiful and eye-opening debut.

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History Keepers: The Storm Begins

Damian Dibben

Think Harry Potter meets Doctor Who – a new hero has arrived!

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Amazing Esme

Tamara Macfarlane

Holiday capers in a castle fairground. Who’d have thought leaving the circus could be so much fun!

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My Bear Griz

Suzanne McGinness

Fabulously fun playtime adventures for a little boy … and his pet grizzly bear. Obviously!

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Term of Endearment – Our Back to School Section

Our Back to School section has undergone a big summer makeover and is now ready for the rush! It has all you will need to send them back for the new term with some of the most up-to-date dictionaries, thesauruses and atlases from the No. 1 publisher of Back to School titles, Oxford University Press. Organised by school year group, it is easy to find exactly what you need.

And for those heading off to nursery school then look no further than the new Biff, Chip and Kipper reading at home series, which apart from some great storybooks, have just released some brilliant flashcards.

That’s one less thing to worry about. Now, where did they leave their satchels….?

So, that’s September at Lovereading4kids. kids home page As they go back to school and you get some more time on your hands, why not choose some books for yourself

too at our ‘grown-ups’ site Lovereading.co.uk? main site home page We’re always happy to see you. Meanwhile we’ll be back in October with more great ideas.

P.S – Don’t miss the chance to get your hands on copies of the latest Gothic horror tale Midwinter Blood from Marcus Sedgwick and the 3rd Jack Christie adventure from Johnny O’Brien – we have 100 of each to give away but be quick the competitions close on 15 September.

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