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Top 10 books on Lovereading4kids 22 February – 1 March 2015

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

KIDS SITE TOP 10

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Would the Real Stanley Carrot Please Stand Up? Would the Real Stanley Carrot Please Stand Up?
Rob Stevens
February 2015 Book of the Month  A touching and funny story about thirteen year old Stanley wrestling with his insecurities and his place in his family. Stanley is adopted and, although he knows his parents love him very much, he …
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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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The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
Eugene Trivizas
This much-loved picture book puts a comic and clever twist on the familiar fairytale. Three polite young wolves set off to make their way in the world and build themselves a charming little house in the country. But their rural …
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13-Storey Treehouse 13-Storey Treehouse
Andy Griffiths
Best-selling Australian author/ illustrator Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton have created a fantastical treehouse which will tickle the imagination of all readers. It’s a house with everything – and if there is something it lacks, it can easily be created! …
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The Dreamsnatcher The Dreamsnatcher
Abi Elphinstone
March 2015 Debut of the Month   Abi Elphinstone’s debut novel plunges the reader into a world of magic and adventure. Twelve-year-old Moll lives in a gypsy camp in the Ancientwood.  She has no parents but the gypsies’ extended family take …
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Squishy McFluff: Meets Mad Nana Dot Squishy McFluff: Meets Mad Nana Dot
Pip Jones
February 2015 Book of the Month
A mischievous story featuring Ava and her imaginary cat Squishy – this is the fourth in the Squisky McFluff series. Told in full colour throughout, this is the perfect stepping stone from picture books to …
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Demon Dentist Demon Dentist
David Walliams
Winner of the Red House Children’s Books for Younger Readers Award 2014.
Best-selling David Walliams hits gold again in this hilarious story about something deeply evil in the unattractive world of teeth. Alfie has rotten teeth and he hates the ghastly …
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The Bell Between Worlds The Bell Between Worlds
Ian Johnstone
Debut-author Ian Johnstone offers his readers an enormous and richly created world to explore in this elaborately constructed fantasy. Sylas Tate steps into the unusual Shop of Things and, through his remarkable powers of imagination and his ability to do …
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Street Corner Dad Street Corner Dad
Alan Gibbons
Interest Age 7-12  Reading Age 7  Set in Liverpool during World War II, Alan Gibbon’s novel is a compelling drama. It packs a real emotional punch despite its short extent, which is Barrington Stoke style, part of their method of …
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The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head
Daisy Hirst
February 2015 Debut of the Month   Inventive and witty, this is a story that is full of ideas and imagining rather than neatly tying up loose ends. Told more through the pictures than the words, the story of Isabel’s happiness …
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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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October email update

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

It’s October! Autumn leaves falling, Hallowe’en costumes and pumpkin hollowing; dark nights and cozy duvets, hot soups and bed-time stories. But, obviously it’s important to have something for the Kids too! That’s where we come in. We’ve got a mountain of great adventures for children of all ages, abilities and interests: everything you need to keep them fired up ’til fireworks night! Read on for more …

October Books of the Month

You know us, our bookshelf is always teeming with titles for toddlers right through to teens … and October is no exception! See the bookshelf below but first … here are the heroes; October’s MEGA Books of the Month…

Demon Dentist

David Walliams

(9+) – Jaw-achingly funny and thrilling tale of courage in the face of teeth-chattering evil!

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Stormbringers

Philippa Gregory

(11+) The gripping, epic, dark and romantic mediaeval adventure continues – for fans of The White Queen.

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She is Not Invisible

Marcus Sedgwick

(14+) – A brother and sister embrace courage over adversity, disability and overseas.

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An epic search for truth.

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The Killing Woods

Lucy Christopher

(16+) – An emotionally charged, beautifully told story of loss of innocence and the tangled games that teenagers play.

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Boxer Tricks! – Publisher of the Month, Boxer Books

We don’t always have a Publisher of the Month, no. But this month we want to give a massive and fervent ‘nod’ to 6 year old Boxer Books. In that short time they have become one of the leading international publishers of fabulous books for kids and you can find them all in our special section on our own website… or see a few real favourites on the shelf below.

 

A Pinch and A Punch, October’s Firsts’ of the Month

With so many great first-timers this month, it’s hard to pick a favourite. Have a look and try for yourself! – but have to admit, we do really love Missing Ellen by Natasha Mac a’Bhaird (12+). It’s a tense and tender portrayal of friendship and loss: beautifully written and completely addictive.

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Horse Play – Books for the Pony Mad!

‘Daddy, can I have a pony?’ A question few fathers want to hear. Well we have something that comes a close second and may keep you saddle bound showjumpers at bay (poor pun we know) for a while: a whole section crammed with horse-based stories that the Pony Mad clan will love. Recent additions include There Must Be Horses by Diana Kimpton (9+, 11+) – a real page-turner, but be prepared it is also an emotional rollercoaster that will have you verging on tears and laughing with joy. And My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara – a horsey classic, beautifully re published by Egmont.

Little Gems – Great Books for 5+ year olds

Publisher Barrington Stoke has a brilliant selection of books they’ve called ‘Little Gems’. Aimed at struggling 5+ year old readers, they are a wonderful one-stop shop of satisfying

stories for your little ones, helping them develop into independentreaders. Here are two that we’ve picked out for special mention:

My Friend’s a Gris-Kwok by Malorie Blackman. – Wonderfully imaginative, shape-shifting mischief! Snug by Michael Morpurgo – From an author that needs no introduction, a beautifully illustrated animal, countryside tale.

Life isn’t Lonely, I Call My Fridge Tony

You know that we are big fans of poetry and our special Poetry Category is very popular with you too. This month we are honouring comedian and poet, John Hegley. One of our favourites at Lovereading, we think it’s time we shared his brilliant, simple, hilarious and poignant genius with you and your kids! I’m a Poetato* by John Hegley (8+, 11+). It’s a very funny, zany, witty and topical collection for children, which adults will also adore.

‘Booky’ dates for your Diary

Usborne Identity …. Usborne Day, 5 Oct

Much loved children’s publisher, Usborne is 40 years old this month! To celebrate there’ll be fantastic giveaways and great deals in local bookshops all over the country. Hit your local bookshousborne-40th-birthday-balloon1p on Saturday 5 October and don’t leave until you and your kids get an Usborne treat!

Spelling Success – Dyslexia Awareness Week

brit-dys-asscWe are firm believers in championing access to great literature but in a dyslexia friendly form. You only have to look at our extensive Dyslexia Category and you’ll see what we mean. So, we are delighted to be able to tell you about Dyslexia Awareness Week 14-20 October. There are lots of ways to get involved, raise awareness, show support and raise money for this fantastic initiative. Click here for more.

Finally don’t miss weasily’ The Funniest Picture Book of the Year!

Every now and then something really special comes along and makes our day, because we get to tell you about it! Debutant James Thorp has produced one of the funniest picture books ever! called The Weasel Puffin Unicorn Baboon Pig Lobster Race it is an hilarious, inventive and whacky way to teach children about fair play. But don’t just take our word for it. Author of the kids’ favourite; Hippospotamus, Jeanne Willis said: ‘No author likes to read picture books funnier than their own – I’m afraid this is one. It’s a stonker!‘. Enjoy!

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