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Most popular children’s books, by age range for week ending 24 November

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Books for Babies and Toddlers

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The Slightly Annoying Elephant The Slightly Annoying Elephant
David Walliams
One of our Books of the Year 2013 – November 2013 Book of the Month   Best selling author and TV star David Walliams has a gift for great jokes. There’s a ring at the door and Sam finds an elephant …
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This Rabbit, That Rabbit This Rabbit, That Rabbit
Jane Porter
November 2013 Book of the Month  This rabbit, that rabbit…fat rabbit, flat rabbit – this is a book starring two fabulous rabbits. (And an armadillo!).  A great way to introduce simple word play to young children to encourage early literacy. …
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Jolly Snow Jolly Snow
Jane Hissey
November 2013 Book of the Month    In the classic Old Bear, Jane Hissey’s stunning illustrations of the inhabitants of the toy cupboard are brought to life. Now they are back for a new adventure. This time they are waiting for …
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Featured Books for 3+ readers

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Octopus's Garden Octopus’s Garden
Ringo Starr
November 2013 Book of the Month  Based on the lyrics of the world famous Beatles song, this glorious picture book follows five children on a magical journey through the Octopus’s garden. The playful Octopus takes them on a wondrous …
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Spaghetti with the Yeti Spaghetti with the Yeti
Charlotte Guillain, Adam Guillain
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 – September 2013 Book of the Month    George is off on an adventure – to find the yeti and to feed it spaghetti! George travels along a little mountain path and meets …
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Snowflakes Snowflakes
Cerrie Burnell
Bbeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell gets to the heart of what it feels like to be an outsider in this touching and sensitive story about a little girl adjusting to a new way of life. Newly arrived from the city to …
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Featured Books for 5+ readers

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Snug Snug
Michael Morpurgo
Interest Age 5-8  Reading Age 6 Former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo has a gift for telling stories about animals and how they touch the lives of children. Snug is Lisa’s cat and always has been as he arrived at the …
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Alice Through the Looking Glass Alice Through the Looking Glass
Emma Chichester Clark
Lewis Carroll’s enduring classic tale, which has enchanted readers of all ages for more than a hundred years, is brought alive for a new generation in this exquisite picture book by the highly-regarded illustrator Emma Chichester Clark.  She has carefully …
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Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp
Philip Pullman
Award-winning Philip Pullman has long treasured this feisty and magical story from The Arabian Nights. When the young Aladdin rubs a dirty old lamp a genie appears and offers the boy three wishes. Riches? Happiness? Excitement? Three wishes should bring …
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Featured Books for 7+ readers

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Penny Dreadful and the Horrible Hoo-hah Penny Dreadful and the Horrible Hoo-hah
Joanna Nadin
More tales of mishap and misadventure from the incorrigible but hilarious Penny Dreadful. This is the 7th title in the Penny Dreadful series and includes three stories in one book.
The first, Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster, was shortlisted …
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Wartman Wartman
Michael Morpurgo
Interest Age 7-12  Reading Age 7  Beautiful new edition of a bestselling title from household name Michael Morpurgo. Dilly has a wart.  He’d rather have broken his leg or been ill but no he had to get a wart!  Follow …
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The Secret Garden The Secret Garden
Frances Hodgson Burnett
One of the best loved stories in children’s literature, The Secret Garden brings nature alive in the story of how Mary Lennox, a lonely, unhappy and spoilt child is transformed by finding her way into a hidden garden. Brought to …
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Featured Books for 9+ readers

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Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth
MacKenzie Crook
November 2013 Book of the Month    An 11 year old self-declared scientist, botanist and genius, Benjamin Tooth keeps a journal in which he records all that his does. These include his strange inventions, some of which will not seem so …
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The Ransom of Dond The Ransom of Dond
Siobhan Dowd
November 2013 Mega Book of the Month  Suffused with all that is best in story-telling traditions, this poignant story with a pleasing twist in its telling is perfectly and briefly told by the late, award-winning Siobhan Dowd and perfectly complemented …
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Haunters Haunters
Thomas Taylor
The dead and the living exist side by side in this thrilling time-travelling adventure. In David’s recurrent dream, Eddie seems real and it seems like he’s got something to tell David. That’s scary enough but then David gets picked up …
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Featured Books for 11+ readers

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The Boy on the Porch The Boy on the Porch
Sharon Creech
November 2013 Book of the Month   Award-winning Sharon Creech has an exceptional ability to write tenderly. In this touching modern fairy story she captures the rewards of love freely given to children. When John and Marta find a little boy …
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Why Can't I Tickle Myself? Why Can’t I Tickle Myself?
Gemma Elwin Harris, Bear Grylls, Miranda Hart, Sir David Attenborough
Children have a knack of asking great, but challenging, questions: How far away is space? Why can’t I tickle myself? What makes me? But how are we supposed to answer them? Imagine if we could turn to a leading expert …
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War Horse War Horse
Michael Morpurgo
BOOK OF THE DAY – 1st NOVEMBER  Michael Morpurgo’s tender story of Joey, a brave hearted farm horse who finds himself caught up in the horrors of war, cleverly conveys both the violence and the occasional compassion, which occurs during …
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Featured Books for 14+ readers

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When the Guns Fall Silent When the Guns Fall Silent
James Riordan
In an excellent time-slip story, James Riordan brings the action and tragedy of the First World War vividly to life. Jack’s grandfather is a war hero with medals to prove it. But he will never talk about what he did …
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The Isobel Journal: Just a Northern Girl from Where Nothing Really Happens The Isobel Journal: Just a Northern Girl from Where Nothing Really Happens
Isobel Harrop
November 2013 Debut of the Month Readers will empathise with this witty and honest journal of a girl getting to grips with impending adulthood. You’ll find mini novels within the whole interspersed with sketches, photos and captions.  It is a …
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The Midnight Dress The Midnight Dress
Karen Foxlee
The Midnight Dress weaves a mesmerising story of love, loss and longing to the very last page. Full of anger and tension and yet this is a novel to sit down with and admire the lyrical storytelling but prepare yourself …
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Lovereading4kids Christmas email update

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Schools everywhere are starting to make Christmas decorations and maybe you’re busy making costumes for that nativity play? We love Christmas time. Who doesn’t? But it can be stressful trying to get inspiration for great gifts. That’s where we come in. You don’t have to get out the tinsel, tree and Christmas CD just yet, but a little forward planning goes a long way. Look no further for great value-for-money presents that your kids will love forever

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The (signed) First Nowell – Signed First Editions

Don’t forget that we still have some amazing Signed copies (some of which are First Editions) of fabulous books by big name authors like David Walliams, David Almond, Julia Donaldson, Neil Gaiman and Patrick Ness – to name just a few – up for grabs in our festive competition. They’ll be gone soon, so click here now for a chance to get someone a thoughtful and unique present they’ll cherish. STOP PRESS … just arrived in the office three stunning, War Horse Special Editions with illustrations by Rae Smith, signed by Michael Morpurgo and the illustrator – a real rarity!

Usborne Again! …. Usborne’s 40th Birthday

usborne-40th-birthday-balloon1After the successful launch of Usborne Day in shops all over the UK last month, we have compiled a special category full of our favourite Usborne books. Take a look at the enormous range of this powerhouse publisher and use the celebrations as the perfect excuse to buy someone special a gift … you know. For Christmas. Which is next month. Did we mention?

Make it a Classic Christmas – Children’s Classics

The old ones genuinely ARE the best sometimes! We have collated all the best classic children’s books through the ages into one great big nostalgic trip down memory lane – and in a wide range formats to suit every purse and taste. Beautifully presented and expertly illustrated, these timeless stories make fabulous, thoughtful and everlasting gifts. So why not start buying into a Collection of Classics right now…the Egmont Heritage range is truly gorgeous and growing.

 

And talking of classics 56 Years Young! – ‘Mary-Mary’ Re-issued

The well-loved classic story collection about a little girl called Mary-Mary has been lovingly redesigned 56 years after its first publication. These old-school charming adventures, with original illustrations by Joan G. Robinson, are perfect for emergent readers … unless, of course, they are waiting for you to finish them after falling in love with them all over again. There really is something about Mary-Mary!

Classics Adapted through a Looking Glass

Part of the Best Loved Clasics Series – beautifully illustrated adaptation gift-books for younger readers.

We just love this wonderfully illustrated edition of Alice Through the Looking Glass brought to colourful life by none other than the supremely talented and award-winning Emma Chichester Clark. It is the sequel to her Alice in Wonderland, both of which are crammed with Lewis Carroll’s eccentric and vibrant characters.

 

Two Great new Free Prize Draws not to miss

Win Hobbit Goody Bags

With the 2nd in the Hobbit film trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug, due out on 13 December we think it’s the perfect time for children to read, or re-read this classic from 1937 and discover more about the films along the way in some terrific movie storybooks. We also have 3 Hobbit Goody bags stuffed with books and a DVD up for grabs. Find out more and enter today.

Win a DVD & Blu-ray of The Wind in the Willows!

To coincide with the 30th anniversary of the original The Wind in the Willows movie we have teamed up with FremantleMedia Home Entertainment, to offer 5 lucky readers the chance to win a DVD & Blu-ray of the digitally restored Original Movie plus The Complete Collection on DVD.

The Nature of Publishing – Fine Feather’s fabulous books

Fine Feather Publishing specialises in truly lovely nature books and other educational titles and items for young children. So, if you want something that they can enjoy every day as they go to bed, or wake up or play in their room, then these two are a great place to start:

ABC Wall Frieze – Perfect for the nursery or reception classroom, this beautiful imaginative 7 panel poster brings the outside world indoors AND helps them to learn the alphabet in a stunning wall frieze.

123 Nature Flash Cards – 20 fold-over cards, packed with entertaining number-related games, for teaching children first number concepts such as sizes, sorting, counting, matching, adding and taking away.

Reluctant Readers love Graphic Novels

Reluctant, dyslexic and struggling readers (12+) will be transformed by Cathy Brett’s hilarious imaginative and non-patronisingly empathetic growing-pains novel, Graphic. Imagine if Adrian Mole had expressed himself in drawings.

This is a charming and unique story of the dreams of youngsters and the trials and tribulations of love, life, and dealing with the school bully.

Finally – Our office is ablaze with wonderful Christmas Reads. Our special elves have spent months compiling the definitive collection of Christmas Books for kids and young adults of all ages. Something to treat your little helpers! See a small taster of what’s under our tree below – or visit our Christmas category to see them all. Happy Christmas.


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