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Most popular children’s books, by age range, 3 – 10 Jan 2011

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Books for Babies and Toddlers

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Stripy Horse, Time for Bed Stripy Horse, Time for Bed
Jim Helmore, Karen Wall
Stripy Horse is a hugely lovable animal in children’s book publishing at the moment and we’re thrilled to see the publisher has decided to create some sturdy board books for babies and toddlers featuring this character who has, until now …
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How to Catch a Star How to Catch a Star
Oliver Jeffers
A prize winning illustrator with a reputation for spare illustrations
which pack a huge emotional punch. A little boy so loves the stars that
he decides to set off and try to catch one. But catching a star is not
as easy as …
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The Puffin Mother Goose Treasury The Puffin Mother Goose Treasury
Raymond Briggs
The welcome return of a modern classic, this Treasury should be a gift for every newborn. Prize-winning illustrator Raymond Briggs’ wonderful illustrations capture the humour, pathos, poignancy and downright silliness of some of the best known nursery rhymes and riddles …
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Featured Books for 3+ readers

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Zoe and Beans: Where is Binky Boo? Zoe and Beans: Where is Binky Boo?
Chloe Inkpen, Mick Inkpen
Join the loveably lively Zoe and her devoted dog Beans in a world full of fun, friendship and magical adventures. It’s a case of hide and seek as Beans loses his favourite toy. …
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Why Is The Sky Blue ? Why Is The Sky Blue ?
Susan Varley, Sally Grindley
This is our personal favourite in terms of Sally Grindley’s picture books here at Lovereading4kids.  It tells the story of rabbit and donkey.  Rabbit is very inquisitive and is always asking questions about everything! He wants to know why the …
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When I Dream of ABC When I Dream of ABC
Henry Fisher
Wonderfully dreamy and fantastical illustrations – opera singing mermaids, shy dragons and even chocolate drinking vampires – combine with simple text to encourage children to learn their ABC.  Perfect as a bedtime read as after the parent has gone it’s …
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Featured Books for 5+ readers

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Harry and the Dinosaurs Roar to the Rescue! Harry and the Dinosaurs Roar to the Rescue!
Ian Whybrow
Wonderfully humourous illustrations coupled with a fun storyline sees Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs run to the rescue when he discovers someone he knows has been robbed.  Harry is an endearing character that boys and girls all love. …
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A New Room for William A New Room for William
Sally Grindley
A beautifully moving picture book that deals delicately with a marriage break up and moving house, A New Room for William is a sensitive portrayal of the thoughts and emotions of a little boy in the midst of a dramatic …
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How the World Works How the World Works
Christiane Dorion
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2011: Best Book with Facts*. Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2001: Best Book with Facts and Winner of the Best Overall Information Book in the Scholastic Education PLUS Read Me/ Best …
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Featured Books for 7+ readers

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Letters from an Alien Schoolboy Letters from an Alien Schoolboy
Ros Asquith
This is the first in a terrific new series for 7+ year olds – both boys and girls.  Packed with some hilarious illustrations and the story itself is a real page-turner.  It features an alien who comes to spy on …
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Cartoon Kid Cartoon Kid
Jeremy Strong
Loads of laughs in this new series from best-selling author Jeremy Strong.  Casper’s new teacher says everyone in the class is a superhero and together thy can fight injustice. Casper uses his drawing talent to become the Cartoon Kid. Teaming …
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The Iron Man The Iron Man
Ted Hughes
A stunning new version of a much-loved children’s classic with stunning and unusual illustations from Laura Carlin. Part modern fairy tale, part science fiction myth, The Iron Man describes the unexpected arrival in England of a mysterious giant “metal man” …
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Featured Books for 9+ readers

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Billionaire Boy Billionaire Boy
David Walliams
Hugely entertaining, this captivating story is also thought provoking about the perils of having way too much money. Joe Spud is the richest twelve-year-old in the world; he has everything his heart desires – except happiness. As one disaster follows …
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Whispers in the Graveyard Whispers in the Graveyard
Theresa Breslin
This is a gripping supernatural thriller and one of those rare books that makes the reader want to put life on hold for as long as it takes to finish it.  The writing is breathtakingly good and whilst tackling some …
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Alien Storm Alien Storm
A.G. Taylor
A gripping science-fiction adventure pits a group of kids with super powers against a mysterious Russian billionaire. Infected by an extraordinary virus from a meteor storm, Sarah, Robert and the younger children in their charge are now at risk from …
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Featured Books for 11+ readers

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When You Reach Me When You Reach Me
Rebecca Stead
Winner of the 2010 Newbery Medal, Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2011, this is a brilliantly fresh and original story with a puzzle at its heart. When Miranda’s best friend Sal is punched in the stomach by another …
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Unhooking the Moon Unhooking the Moon
Gregory Hughes
Winner of the BookTrust Teenage Book Prize 2010 and shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2010.
One absolutely, indisputably MEGA story!
This highly recommended title is a beautifully written, utterly original, funny and bittersweet tale about two newly orphaned kids …
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Street Heroes: Runaways Street Heroes: Runaways
Joe Layburn
Street Heroes: Runaways is a fast-paced thriller that deals with
important issues while keeping readers gripped from start to finish. By
the aclaimed author of Ghostscape and Street Heroes it is in a nutshell ‘Heroes’ for children.  The Street Heroes …
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Featured Books for 14+ readers

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The Replacement The Replacement
Brenna Yovanoff
Full of romance and danger, this is an arresting adventure that slips effortlessly between our world and the dark world of the paranormal. Mackie Doyle is not what he seems. Despite his apparently normal life, Mackie is a Replacement; he …
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Matched Matched
Ally Condie
Introducing a rare new talent and almost certainly one of the biggest Young Adult debuts of the year this is the first in an utterly compelling, visionary and imaginative series that is set to be a sensation. The book is …
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Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf
Curtis Jobling
Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2011
This is an absolutely cracking debut fantasy novel.  Every teenager should make time for it as it’s truly gripping and utterly original.  You’ll find yourself totally immersed from page one in a completely …
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Children’s books for Christmas

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Christmas is a time of great excitement and fun but sometimes the shopping and organising can really get in the way of that festive feeling. Here at Lovereading4kids our aim is to take all of that stress away with our one stop, age ranged, shop to the best books to buy this Christmas for all ages of children. You can also use our unique Book Price Comparison Engine to find the best price as well!

The incomparable Chris Riddell December Author and Illustrator of the Month

Living in Brighton with his wife, three children and an invisible dog Chris Riddell has, (from his Garden shed), written and illustrated some simply beautiful, enchanting, wildly inventive and funny children’s books. They include numerous richly entertaining picture books; Alienography and the story of Ottoline for 7+ year olds, and for 11+ year olds ,multi award winner, The Graveyard Book, written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Chris. He has also garnered so many book awards (including the coveted Kate Greenaway – twice – that we are frankly surprised he has room in his shed! That aside we are hugely excited and proud to make him our Author and Illustrator of the Month. Find out more about his wonderful books today…

Sally Grindley our final Guest Editor of 2010

Our Guest Editor is also an award winning author and has published over 100 books from picture story books to poignant, powerful and emotive stories for older readers. Her latest book is Bitter Chocolate for 9+ year olds, which you can read a free opening extract of along with a number of our favourite titles written by Sally. And, exclusively with Lovereading4kids, as our Guest Editor, Sally has kindly agreed to share with us those books that have influenced and inspired her. We hope you enjoy both her titles and her Guest Editor selections…

Small – but perfectly formed – some Christmas stocking fillers

We’ve selected a small but perfectly formed handful of stocking fillers for this year – why not check out for youngsters, Aliens Love Panta Claus and Moomins Little Buggy Book, for young readers Outside In, Yuck’s Crazy Christmas and How to Survive Christmas Chaos with Horrid Henry, for 9+ readers the latest Mr Gum and How to make a Universe with 92 Ingredients and finally, for older readers take a look at the stunning Twilight series in a Limited Edition livery.

Costa Children’s Book Award Shortlist

Fantasy, magic, coming of age and a retelling of the most famous diary story in the world make up this. We are proud to say we had already picked up on the titles well, before they were selected, and we have free Opening Extracts for you to download to get your children hooked.

Each one is utterly compelling with some great storytelling that will engage readers in some challenging and sometimes provocative situations. Find out more in our Prize Winners section…

Books of the Month for December

Alien Storm

A.G. Taylor

A gripping science-fiction adventure pits a group of kids with super powers against a mysterious Russian billionaire. Infected by an extraordinary virus from a meteor storm, Sarah, Robert and the younger children in their charge are now at risk from those who want to exploit their super skills. All set to escape from Australia to a new life far away from danger is halted when Nikolai Makarov suddenly enters their world. His plan is deadly. Can the children stop him?

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Mean Streets: The Chicago Caper

Graham Marks

Combining the action-packed exploits of Alex Rider with the historical adventures of a Young Indiana Jones, Mean Streets is a gripping story of conspiracy and kidnap. After having recovered from his adventure in Constantinople, Trey is staying at the Circle M Ranch outside Topeka, Kansas, owned by his Gramps, the original T Drummond MacIntyre.

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Matched

Ally Condie

Introducing a rare new talent and almost certainly one of the biggest Young Adult debuts of the year this is the first in an utterly compelling, visionary and imaginative series that is set to be a sensation. The book is already an international phenomenon with rights being sold in a fierce bidding war at auction in over twenty eight languages. Film rights have been snapped up by Disney. .

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Two Series of the Year – perfect as Christmas Gifts

A most unfortunate series!

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events sold pretty much more than any other children’s book (yes even more than Harry Potter!) in hardback so we were very excited when the publisher announced they were to be released in great value paperback.

Now all 13 are available. Why not get the whole set? – readers of 7-10 will love the story of the Baudelaire family.

A year of high octane adventure

For slightly older readers and particularly boys Conspiracy 365 is a brilliant series which has had a book released every month since January.

Follow the teenage hero Cal and his adventure to uncover the truth about his father’s death but he must stay alive for 365 days to do it! The final installment has just come out.

Both of these series would make a brilliant Christmas gift.

Roald Dahl Funny Prize winners

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he was Children’s Laureate, wanted to honour books that ‘made children laugh’ so he created the Roald Dahl Funny Prize! Even though it is only in its 3rd year it is the prize that comic authors covet. Split into two categories, under 6 and 7 – 14 the 2010 winners have just been announced. The ‘under six’ award went to Louise Yates with Dog Loves Books that Mr Rosen described as ‘an outrageous idea, beautifully told and illustrated. Louise Rennison took the ’over seven’ award with Withering Tights and Michael Rosen said, ‘this is a witty, wry, inside view of what it feels like to be a gawky, witty girl’. Enjoy!

Finally, before you scroll down to see just a small selection of our Christmas books – or visit the site to see them all – don’t forget to have a look at our exclusive free prize draws and competitions section. It is packed full of exclusive book prizes that frankly we have to put in a locked cupboard to stop them walking out of the Lovereading office!

We have £100 limited Edition box sets and signed books galore – so what are you waiting for? – get clicking.

Happy Reading

Most popular children’s books, by age range, 21 – 28 Nov 2010

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Books for Babies and Toddlers

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When I Dream of ABC When I Dream of ABC
Henry Fisher
Wonderfully dreamy and fantastical illustrations – opera singing mermaids, shy dragons and even chocolate drinking vampires – combine with simple text to encourage children to learn their ABC.  Perfect as a bedtime read as after the parent has gone it’s …
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Christmas Time Christmas Time
Alison Jay
Come on a journey through Alison Jay’s magical festive world! Discover all the things that make Christmas the most special time of the year and see if you can spot two lucky children who are on their own Christmas Eve …
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The Story of the Little Mole - The Sound Book The Story of the Little Mole – The Sound Book
Werner Holzwarth
The best-selling Little Mole has been delighting or displeasing readers according to their taste in toilet humour for a couple of decades. All young children will adore this sound version which adds an important dimension to the story of Little …
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Featured Books for 3+ readers

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Dog Loves Books Dog Loves Books
Louise Yates
Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010 (Funniest Book for Children aged Six and Under).
Shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers’ Book Prize 2010.
The magic of books and reading is perfectly illustrated in this joyful picture book. Dog loves books …
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Goodnight Tiptoe Goodnight Tiptoe
Polly Dunbar
As with all Walker Books titles this doesn’t just have a fabulous story to it but it’s beautifully printed and bound in paperback on quality paper – it really makes a wonderfully affordable gift for babies and toddlers. Goodnight Tiptoe …
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The Ice Bear The Ice Bear
Jackie Morris
Stunning illustrations capture the warm emotions of this magical story and juxtaposes them perfectly with  the winter landscape of the white bears and the hunters who live in it.  When Raven steals a white bear cub and delivers him to …
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Featured Books for 5+ readers

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Farther Farther
Grahame Baker-Smith
Graham Baker-Smith’s debut Leon and the Place Between was shortlisted for the prestigious Greenaway Medal in 2010. Farther is the first book that he’s written and illustrated himself and it’s utterly captivating.  The text is so beautifully placed and inextricably …
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Quentin Blake's Magical Tales Quentin Blake’s Magical Tales
John Yeoman, Quentin Blake
Beautifully told, the fourteen folk stories in this collection are taken from around the world giving a slice of different kinds of magic from different times. In all there are elements of enchantment, transformation and trickery as the kind and …
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Grow Your Own Monsters Grow Your Own Monsters
Nicola Davies, Simon Hickmott, Clive Boursnell
A practical guide to growing all kinds of unusual plants – not the ordinary, good looking ones that most people choose to grow! Voodoo Lilies, Venus Fly Traps, Squirting Cucumbers and Abyssinian Bananas are just some of the exotic and …
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Featured Books for 7+ readers

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A Boy Called M.O.U.S.E. A Boy Called M.O.U.S.E.
Penny Dolan
An evocative and thrilling tale, set in a richly colourful Dickensian world, featuring a small boy, Mouse, whose parents are lost at sea, and whose life is threatened by the claims of his money-grabbing and debt-ridden Uncle and he is …
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Bink & Gollie Bink & Gollie
Kate DiCamillo, Alison McGhee
With deliciously spare text and delightful cartoons, the way friends Bink and Gollie, two very different girls both with very strong views(!), manage to be supportive of each other and also to give each other space to do their own …
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Lost Dogs Lost Dogs
Garrett Carr
Ballydog may well be a weird, weird town (in Ireland as it happens) with weird  characters, and monsters giving it that supernatural touch but this is a great read.  The author is a terrific storyteller and has clearly had a …
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Featured Books for 9+ readers

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Billionaire Boy Billionaire Boy
David Walliams
Hugely entertaining, this captivating story is also thought provoking about the perils of having way too much money. Joe Spud is the richest twelve-year-old in the world; he has everything his heart desires – except happiness. As one disaster follows …
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Alien Storm Alien Storm
A.G. Taylor
A gripping science-fiction adventure pits a group of kids with super powers against a mysterious Russian billionaire. Infected by an extraordinary virus from a meteor storm, Sarah, Robert and the younger children in their charge are now at risk from …
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3
The Iron Man The Iron Man
Ted Hughes
A stunning new version of a much-loved children’s classic with stunning and unusual illustations from Laura Carlin. Part modern fairy tale, part science fiction myth, The Iron Man describes the unexpected arrival in England of a mysterious giant “metal man” …
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Featured Books for 11+ readers

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Unhooking the Moon Unhooking the Moon
Gregory Hughes
Winner of the BookTrust Teenage Book Prize 2010 and shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2010.
One absolutely, indisputably MEGA story!
This highly recommended title is a beautifully written, utterly original, funny and bittersweet tale about two newly orphaned kids …
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Withering Tights Withering Tights
Louise Rennison
Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010 (Funniest Book for Children aged Seven to Fourteen). Laugh out loud at this launch title of a brilliant new series by Queen of Teen author Louise Rennison. Tallulah Casey, cousin of the …
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My Name is Mina My Name is Mina
David Almond
For everyone who loved David Almond’s Skellig, My Name is Mina is its prequel written over 10 years after Skellig was published to such acclaim.  Skellig remains one of THE bestselling and well known novels of the last decade.

So here, …
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Featured Books for 14+ readers

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Matched Matched
Ally Condie
Introducing a rare new talent and almost certainly one of the biggest Young Adult debuts of the year this is the first in an utterly compelling, visionary and imaginative series that is set to be a sensation. The book is …
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The Truth About Leo The Truth About Leo
David Yelland
Shortlisted for the Young Minds Book Award 2010
Full of insight, this is a deeply moving story about how a child handles a parent with a serious problem.
Leo’s life with his father is a mess but there is no way …
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You Against Me You Against Me
Jenny Downham
Prize-winning Jenny Downham’s debut novel Before I Die was the profoundly moving story of the death of a teenager. Told with immense insight and compassion it showed Jenny’s talent for understanding the energetic positivity of teenagers; how, for them, the …
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New Children’s Books for October

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Hello again from the team here at Lovereading! We have found some absolute gems this month that will keep your children enthralled and inspired by reading great stories in imaginative worlds. If your child has a birthday this month, why not consider a Wind in the Willows theme? It was missing his son’s seventh birthday in October 1907 that inspired Kenneth Grahame to write a series of letters describing the adventures of a certain Toad, Rat, Mole and Badger.

Read on to discover some real treats and

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the shortlists for three prestigious book awards which have just been announced. We have a free Opening Extracts of them all…

Author and Illustrator of the Month extraordinaire – Quentin Blake

October’s Illustrator and Author of the Month is a giant of children’s Literature. If you haven’t heard his name you will have seen his drawings and so will your kids! Quentin Blake is just about as big as it gets in children’s literature, he was the first ever Children’s Laureate, and was described by the Guardian as a “national institution. He also famously teamed up with Roald Dahl to create some of the most loved illustrations for the best loved stories in the world.

We are delighted to feature his work, as both author and illustrator, on the site this month and hope that you will enjoy exploring it with your kids. As Melanie McDonagh at the Telegraph put it: “I’ve never met a child who didn’t love Quentin Blake”.

Re-Vamped – Limited Edition Twilight Books

Four Twilight titles are getting re-robed this month in a new white cover design with a vampish red edged pages. Any twilight fan will love these striking new jackets, perfect as a gift or as a treat to yourself.

The four limited-edition titles: Twilight – New Moon – Eclipse and Breaking Dawn, will be published by Atom on 14 October.

Off the Shelf – Our Fabulous Books of the Month

Listen Up! – Little Tim Collection,

Our Audio Book of the Month

5+, 7+.

A real treat this. Stephen Fry breathes glorious life into the classic stories of a young boy’s adventures on the open waves. Great for keeping kids quiet on long car journeys!

Sustainable Reading – Stories for a Fragile Planet, our Green Read of the Month

Author and poet, Kenneth Steven brilliantly retells 10 stories from different cultures that highlight the importance of protecting the Earth.

A Silly Picture! – A Great Picture Book of the Month

Once upon a time, George, a handsome but sensible boy, fell in love with Jess, a pretty but silly girl. After meeting Jess’ silly family, George wonders if marrying her is a sensible thing to do after all! – Great, silly fun!

You Saw it here First…. Pre Publication exclusive

The Ring of Solomon

Jonathan Stroud

11+ & 14+

Fans of his Bartimaeus books will devour this – a cracking adventure brimming with magic, intrigue and a treasure trove of brilliant characters.

Alien Storm

A G Taylor

9+ & 11+

Pure escapism; this is a thrilling story of mind blowing super-powers, conspiracy and adventure in the fight of good over evil.

The Young Sherlock Holmes 2: Red Leech

Andrew Lane

11+

Another great adventure for Young Sherlock as he sifts through the truth, lies and intrigue of a murder case forcing him to rethink everything he trusts.

Boys Don’t Cry

Malorie Blackman

14+ & NG

An un-put-down-able tale from an award winning author, which sees a young man – on the eve of his A-Level results – left literally holding the baby changing his life forever.

Our Brilliant Debut of the Month: and

Finding Sky by Joss Stirling: Made aware of her power as a “savant” by the handsome and mysterious Zed, Sky is kidnapped by a family of powerful criminals and the race is on to get her back!

The Clockwork Three by Matthew Kirby: a mesmerizing story of chance, friendship, and courage of three children brought together as a consequence of a chance encounter on the street and a green violin.

Made aware of her power as a “savant” by the handsome and mysterious Zed, Sky is kidnapped by a family of powerful criminals and the race is on to get her back!

Conspiracy 365 – The Adventure continues

With the release of the October title, there are only 2 more to go until the thrilling conclusion. For those of you not already familiar with the Conspiracy 365 series, it is a cracking new and explosive 12 book series to keep kids turning the pages throughout 2010, with one fast-paced thriller published each month of the year.

The stories follow the adventures of a boy named Cal, on the run from the same relentless killers who killed his father.

Series of the Month – Raven Mysteries Marcus Sedgwick

Great ‘Goth Froth’ for readers aged 7+. A deliciously dark and funny series of adventures with the weird and wonderful Otherhand family and the pet raven Edgar at their centre.

The first, Flood and Fang, has just come out in paperback and the fourth, Vampires and Volts, is just out in hardback.

Book It! Cheltenham 8 – 17 October

Staying on the festival theme … We always like to keep you posted about forthcoming book festivals at lovereading4kids. The Book-It! Festival in Cheltenham takes place between the 8 and 17 October. It is one of the oldest and best loved literature festivals in the world, with lectures, poetry readings, children’s events, interviews, storytelling, book groups, writing workshops and education projects – loads for the whole family to get involved with. There are far too many authors to mention but we have outlined our favourites on the site: so why not go to Lovereading4kids and take a quick peek before booking your tickets.

Our very own book expert Julia Eccleshare is chairing three events over the weekend of the 8 –9 October, firstly with Sharon Dogar who has written an utterly compelling novel called Annexed which tells the story of Peter, the boy who was in hiding with Anne Frank, from his point of view, John Boyne who wrote The Boy in Striped Pyjamas and David Benedictus who has written a sequel to Winnie the Pooh.

Six of the Best –Teenage Book Awards Shortlist

The Book Trust Teenage Book Awards winner will be announced in November so this month is a great chance to select your personal winner from the shortlist of six. You will find free Opening Extracts to download from all six shortlisted titles at Lovereading4kids and a very international list it is too, covering: ancient Greece, a disease-ridden London, Malaga, New York, the Arctic Circle and post-independence Zimbabwe. Teenage protagonists struggle in search of their identity, and sometimes for their very survival. You’re bound to find at least one your kids will love!

Not Just Vampires! – Guardian Children’s Book Awards

The shortlist for the Guardian Children’s Book Awards has also just been announced. While the headlines are dominated by the apparently all-consuming attraction of vampires, children’s authors are writing books about all sorts of things, particularly for the nine-pluses, which is where attracting readers’ attention and reeling them in is so vital. This batch of great engaging books deals with subjects friendship, arduous adventure, holocaust, stone-age demons as well as witty magical reality, ogres and wizards. The winner will be announced on 8 October, but why not head to Lovereading for a sneak preview?

Riproaring Belly Laughs, Sniggers and Chortles – Roald Dahl Funny Prize

Continuing the Award theme, The Roald Dahl Funny Prize shortlist, for the 2010 prize, has also been announced. Always packed with humourous gems for two age groups (Under 6 and 7-14), this popular prize will again delight this year. There are dogs in tutus, elephants with umbrellas, stupid sharks, not-so-scary monsters and Einstein’s pants! – and that’s just scratching the surface! We are featuring all of the shortlisted authors on the site before the winners are announced in November, so take a little time and treat yourself to some very happy reading! Find out more…

Rhyme Time – National Poetry Day – 7 October

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October is National Poetry Day in the UK. Your kids’ schools may already be doing something around this – there are many events going on all over the country – and we are certainly excited! Why not take a peek at our Poetry and spend some time with the kids and a poem or two? There is something for children (and adults for that matter) of all ages and it’s a great way to introduce your kids to some fabulous rhythm and rhyme. Why not give it a peek!

So, that’s it for this month. We hope you will continue to visit Lovereading and help us help you find great, engaging and fulfilling reads for your children. Nothing sparks the imagination quite as much as a good book. They can stay with you forever.


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