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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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Children’s most popular Opening Extracts, by age range, 15 – 21 June 09

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Books for Babies and Toddlers

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Seriously Cute: Otto's Trip to the Moon Seriously Cute: Otto’s Trip to the Moon
Katherine Lodge
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What Shall We Do With The Boo-hoo Baby? What Shall We Do With The Boo-hoo Baby?
Cressida Cowell
An entertaining story which will strike a chord with all parents! How can the animals stop the Boo Hoo baby from crying? Feeding him helps, as does bathing him and playing with him but, in the end, bedtime is the …
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Each Peach Pear Plum (Board Book) Each Peach Pear Plum (Board Book)
Allan Ahlberg
A delightful board book with simple rhyming text and engaging interactive pictures. Children will be able to find characters that are mentioned in the text, such as Mother Hubbard and Cinderella. Wonderful detail in the illustrations provides endless entertainment in …
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Sue Hendra
Extremely funny and wacky too, this crazy deep-sea caper is sure to have both parent and child in absolute stitches. Lots of bright bold artwork coupled with a great story make this a perfect read. …
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The Pencil The Pencil
Allan Ahlberg
Winner of the Younger Children category – Red House Book Award 2009. This book is an hilarious and unmissable treat! One day there is

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To The Beach To The Beach
Thomas Docherty
Docherty’s Little Boat has recently been shortlisted for the prestigious Greenaway Medal so we thought we’d introduce to you an earlier title of his that is equally captivating. Join a delightful little boy when he decides he wants to go …
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Featured Books for 5+ readers

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Jake in Danger Jake in Danger
Annette Butterworth
Lovable Jake is an ordinary dog but with some very special qualities. Exciting stories written in easy-to-read texts with highly attractive illustrations make the Jake books perfect for first time readers. In Jake in Danger, Jake has to prove his …
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Oliver Moon and the Potion Commotion Oliver Moon and the Potion Commotion
Sue Mongredien
Enter the magical world of Oliver Moon – junior Wizard extraordinaire. He’s smashing at spell-craft and tip-top at toad training and with him you’ll encounter some fantastic adventures full of gruesome details, extraordinary characters, comic exploits and more than a …
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Princess Ellie to the Rescue Princess Ellie to the Rescue
Diana Kimpton
Princess Ellie is pony-mad! And she’s fed up with being a princess! She’d much rather be riding one of her four gorgeous ponies. Full of authentic pony facts and sparkly princessy detail this series is sure to set the mind …
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Featured Books for 7+ readers

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Green Fingers and Muddy Boots Green Fingers and Muddy Boots
Ivor Santer
Children benefit immensely from spending time outdoors in the fresh air, and a great way to get them outside is to encourage an interest in their garden. This book presents fun and practical activities to do in the garden every …
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: DIY Do-It-Yourself Book Diary of a Wimpy Kid: DIY Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney
A book to write yourself, this diary is filled with the prompts any reader needs to make their own Wimpy Kid Diary. Embarrassing, revealing or just plain funny, answering these questions will encourage all kinds of writing amid the jokes. …
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Bumper Book of Nature Bumper Book of Nature
Moss, Stephen
This is the book that will get you and your child out of the house (away from the computer games and the TV) and into the great outdoors seeking out all sorts of exciting things to do during Spring and …
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Featured Books for 9+ readers

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Moon Moon
Stewart Ross
One of the greatest events of the twentieth century, the unforgettable moment of man’s first landing on the Moon provides the perfect platform for this wide ranging introduction to many different aspects of the moon. After excellent coverage of the …
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The Mysterious Benedict Society The Mysterious Benedict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart
This is a No. 1 New York Times Bestseller that we’ve been raving
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The Thornthwaite Inheritance The Thornthwaite Inheritance
Gareth P Jones
Fans of mayhem, mishap and adventure who also themselves have a flair for the mischievously macabre and an appreciation of deadly whodunits will love this darkly gothic tale. In particular fans of Lemony Snicket, The Dragon Detective Agency, The Addams …
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Featured Books for 11+ readers

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The Medusa Project: The Set-Up The Medusa Project: The Set-Up
Sophie Mckenzie
This is not science fiction. Within the lifetime of children now the human race will have created new improved humans through genetic manipulation. Frightening but true. Here in the first of a thrilling roller-coaster adventure series you can join four teenagers, each …
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Airhead Airhead
Meg Cabot
From the creator of Allie Finkle and The Princess Diaries comes a
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Come On Danny (gr8 reads) Come On Danny (gr8 reads)
Andy Croft
Full of emotion and understanding but written in such a way that a struggling or reluctant reader will devour, Come On Danny is a hard hitting story describing the difficulties of dealing with life when everything goes wrong. Danny likes …
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Featured Books for 14+ readers

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Killing God Killing God
Kevin Brooks
A thrilling, thought-provoking novel from the critically acclaimed Kevin Brooks. Dawn Bundy is fifteen. She doesn’t fit in and she couldn’t care less. Dawn has other things on her mind. Her dad disappeared two years ago and it’s all God’s …
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The Knife of Never Letting Go The Knife of Never Letting Go
Patrick Ness
Shortlisted for the 2009 Branford Boase Best Debut Novel Award – the winner will be announced in July

Shortlisted for the Carnegie Award 2009. Winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2008 and Booktrust Teenage Prize 2008.

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Bloodchild Bloodchild
Tim Bowler
If you’re on the hunt for a book that will really grab you,
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Monday, June 15th, 2009

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Dear Zoo: board book Dear Zoo: board book
Rod Campbell
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Seriously Cute: Otto's Trip to the Moon Seriously Cute: Otto’s Trip to the Moon
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Can You Moo Too? Can You Moo Too?
David Wojtowycz
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Barry the Fish with Fingers Barry the Fish with Fingers
Sue Hendra
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The Adventures of Scratch, Sniff and Mr Smith: Mr Smith Invents a Robot The Adventures of Scratch, Sniff and Mr Smith: Mr Smith Invents a Robot
Shibani Mohindra
Mr Smith Invents a Robot is a beautifully illustrated ‘smell and tell’ book, containing smells to encourage young and reluctant readers to enjoy the reading experience. Big, bold, colourful imagery fills every page and coupled with the great storyline and …
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To The Beach To The Beach
Thomas Docherty
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Featured Books for 5+ readers

1
Oliver Moon and the Potion Commotion Oliver Moon and the Potion Commotion
Sue Mongredien
Enter the magical world of Oliver Moon – junior Wizard extraordinaire. He’s smashing at spell-craft and tip-top at toad training and with him you’ll encounter some fantastic adventures full of gruesome details, extraordinary characters, comic exploits and more than a …
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Jake in Danger Jake in Danger
Annette Butterworth
Lovable Jake is an ordinary dog but with some very special qualities. Exciting stories written in easy-to-read texts with highly attractive illustrations make the Jake books perfect for first time readers. In Jake in Danger, Jake has to prove his …
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Princess Ellie to the Rescue Princess Ellie to the Rescue
Diana Kimpton
Princess Ellie is pony-mad! And she’s fed up with being a princess! She’d much rather be riding one of her four gorgeous ponies. Full of authentic pony facts and sparkly princessy detail this series is sure to set the mind …
Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 7+ readers

1
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: DIY Do-It-Yourself Book Diary of a Wimpy Kid: DIY Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney
A book to write yourself, this diary is filled with the prompts any reader needs to make their own Wimpy Kid Diary. Embarrassing, revealing or just plain funny, answering these questions will encourage all kinds of writing amid the jokes. …
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One Small Step One Small Step
Jerry Stone
For all space enthusiasts, this scrapbook created by 14 year old Mike is an inspiring collection of the best moon-landing memorabilia and mind-boggling photos, as well as being packed with the latest amazing space science and indeed the future of …
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Pig City Pig City
Louis Sachar
Bestselling author Louis Sachar is back with a stunning new novel, which all begins with a hat…The hat Laura Sibbie buys from an old man in the street that says Pig City on the front and so Pig City is …
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Moon Moon
Stewart Ross
One of the greatest events of the twentieth century, the unforgettable moment of man’s first landing on the Moon provides the perfect platform for this wide ranging introduction to many different aspects of the moon. After excellent coverage of the …
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The Mysterious Benedict Society The Mysterious Benedict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart
This is a No. 1 New York Times Bestseller that we’ve been raving
about since it went stratospheric across the water earlier this year.
Here you will meet four very unusual children each with three things in
common – all orphans, all incredibly …
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Toby Alone Toby Alone
Timothee De Fombelle
Winner of the 2009 Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in
Translation.
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Featured Books for 11+ readers

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Airhead Airhead
Meg Cabot
From the creator of Allie Finkle and The Princess Diaries comes a
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until something extraordinary happens. Meg cabot’s trademark wit is
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Come On Danny (gr8 reads) Come On Danny (gr8 reads)
Andy Croft
Full of emotion and understanding but written in such a way that a struggling or reluctant reader will devour, Come On Danny is a hard hitting story describing the difficulties of dealing with life when everything goes wrong. Danny likes …
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Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Classics Illustrated) Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Classics Illustrated)
Jules Verne
One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the ’50s and ’60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect Bound at a terrifically good value price.
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Bloodchild Bloodchild
Tim Bowler
If you’re on the hunt for a book that will really grab you,
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Nicholas Dane Nicholas Dane
Melvin Burgess
Carnegie-prize winning author, Melvin Burgess, has written a long-awaited new novel. This compelling story of a teenager caught in a corrupt 1980s care home is a powerful study of a particularly highly charged and distressing subject and one that is …
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Creature of the Night Creature of the Night
Kate Thompson
Shortlisted for the Carnegie Award 2009 and shortlisted for the Bisto Irish Children’s Book Award.
From multi-award winning author Kate Thompson comes another absorbing read, blazing an enthralling path between the stark realities of modern-day society and the fantasy for which …
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