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Lovereading4kids top 3 books, by age range, 12 – 19 March 2017

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Books for Babies and Toddlers

Funny Faces Funny Faces
This bright and bold, high-contrast novelty board book stimulates a baby’s developing vision as they look at the funny animals, play peek-a-boo, and giggle as they see themselves in the mirror.
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Are You Sitting Comfortably? Are You Sitting Comfortably?
Leigh Hodgkinson
March 2016 Book of the Month   Leigh Hodgkinson’s picture book is a stylish investigation into how and where to read a book. Goldilocks-like, a young boy tries out a variety of chairs and reading locations. Not one of them suits: …
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A Great Big Cuddle A Great Big Cuddle
Michael Rosen
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 | Joint Winner of the CLiPPA 2016 (CLPE Children’s Poetry Award).    Children’s Laureates Chris Riddell and Michael Rosen combine here to create a beautiful collection of ebullient poems for the very young.  …
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Featured Books for Young Adults

How Not to Disappear How Not to Disappear
Clare Furniss
Shortlisted for YA Book Prize 2017 | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award  |  August 2016 Book of the Month  Hattie’s life changes forever when she meets the great aunt …
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The State of Grace The State of Grace
Rachael Lucas
In a Nutshell: Living with Asperger’s * Dealing with change * New beginnings    “Being human is a complicated game”, and that’s certainly the case for fifteen-year-old Grace, the sparkling protagonist of this gorgeously heartfelt and often hilarious novel.
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Black Moon Black Moon
L. A. Weatherly
March 2017 Book of the Month A fitting and truly fabulous end to the breathtaking Broken Trilogy. It’s 1942, nearly two thousand years after time was reset and war and atomic weapons were banned, yet a terrifying regime is attempting …
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Featured Books for 3+ readers

Sunk! Sunk!
Rob Biddulph
March 2017 Book of the Month | No child’s bookshelf is complete without one, and preferably more than one of Rob Biddulph’s joyful, dazzling picture books. Sunk! is a new adventure for Penguin Blue, star of the award-winning Blown Away. …
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Triangle Triangle
Mac Barnett
A Julia Eccleshare Book of the Month March 2017  Brilliant and hilarious, award-winning Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett’s Triangle is the gem of a book. Spare and sophisticated at one and the same time it tells how Triangle plays a …
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The Giant Jumperee The Giant Jumperee
Julia Donaldson
A new read-aloud classic from internationally bestselling author Julia Donaldson, beautifully brought to life by award-winning illustrator Helen Oxenbury.
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Featured Books for 5+ readers

Many Moons Many Moons
Remi Courgeon
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2017   Beautifully produced to make the most of its clever design, this is a book whose charm lies in its visual simplicity which leaves space for readers to dream their own dreams …
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Revolting Rhymes Revolting Rhymes
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl takes on the likes of Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Goldilocks and The Three Little Pigs and brings us a brilliant collection of comic and often gory versions of popular fairy tales.  Dahl’s Gobblefunk is brought to life …
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Life on Earth: Farm Life on Earth: Farm
Heather Alexander
March 2017 Book of the Month   Unless they are regular visitors to the countryside it can be hard for children to connect the milk in the two litre cartons on the supermarket shelves or in their fridge with a cow …
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Featured Books for 7+ readers

Hamish and the Gravity Burp Hamish and the Gravity Burp
Danny Wallace
March 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: original, clever, fast-paced and very, very funny |   With no messing about at all, Danny Wallace gets straight into the comedy action in this the third adventure for Hamish …
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Black Cats and Butlers Black Cats and Butlers
Janine Beacham
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2017  Fun to read, this is a sprightly told tale of murder and trickery with a twisty plot and a cast of unlikely characters led by the smart and determined Rose Raventhorpe. …
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The Clubhouse Mystery The Clubhouse Mystery
Erika McGann
In a nutshell: gang of three have hi-jinks in their very own clubhouse |   Cass is super-excited when she and her best friends decide to form a secret club, and even happier when they find the perfect place to build …
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Featured Books for 9+ readers

The Wolf Wilder The Wolf Wilder
Katherine Rundell
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | September 2016 Book of the Month  Wolves, wildness and freedom are at the heart of this thrilling story. Wolf wilders are employed to …
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Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy
Lara Williamson
March 2017 Book of the Month A touching and amusing story about belonging and the search for an heroic identity. Adam has always known that he was adopted and it never seemed to matter. After all, he loves his mum …
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Women in Science Women in Science
Rachel Ignotofsky
March 2017 Non Fiction Book of the Month | In a nutshell: an inspiring introduction to 50 pioneering women scientists |     Hopefully everyone has heard of Marie Curie, Rosalind Franklin and Ada Lovelace, pioneers in science. But what about Grace …
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Featured Books for 11+ readers

My Name is Victoria My Name is Victoria
Lucy Worsley
A Julia Eccleshare Book of the Month March 2017  | Revered and deservedly popular as a Queen, Victoria was much less successful or celebrated when she was still a princess. TV historian Lucy Worsley spins a wonderful adventure around the …
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Survivors Survivors
David Long
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2017 – Best Books with Facts
In a nutshell: jaw-dropping true stories; survival against the odds  |    Proof that true stories can be every bit as remarkable as the most fantastic fiction, David Long …
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An Eagle in the Snow An Eagle in the Snow
Michael Morpurgo
Shortlisted for the Children’s Book Award 2017 – Books for Younger Readers  |  November 2016 Book of the Month   A ‘what if’ story based on a true life events, full of descriptions of heroism and selflessness: for any good writer …
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Featured Books for 13+ readers

The Monstrous Child The Monstrous Child
Francesca Simon
January 2017 Book of the Month |  Shortlisted for YA Book Prize 2017 | Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards, Children’s Book category   Francesca Simon has chosen a singular heroine for her first novel for teenagers. Hel is Queen of the …
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Anna and the Swallow Man Anna and the Swallow Man
Gavriel Savit
Written in spare beautiful prose, this extraordinary story will haunt readers. It begins in Krakow in 1939. Seven-year-old Anna is left to fend for herself when her father fails to collect her at the end of the day. Though Anna …
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Every Hidden Thing Every Hidden Thing
Kenneth Oppel
March 2017 Book of the Month |  In a Nutshell: Romancing the Bones | There’s rivalry, romance and skullduggery galore in this rip-roaring read following two epic expeditions to unearth an extraordinary dinosaur skeleton in the Badlands of early twentieth …
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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.


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.


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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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.

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Coming in September


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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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.


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. Privacy Policy Disclaimer