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Children’s Book – Most popular by Age range, 31 Jan – 7 Feb 2010

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Books for Babies and Toddlers

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I Like Bugs I Like Bugs
Lorena Siminovich
A delightful touchy-feely counting book that depicts numbers and bugs through collage. Whilst looking at some wonderfully vibrant insects as your toddler progresses through the book he/she can also begin to learn to count the number of insects on each …
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I Like Fruit I Like Fruit
Lorena Siminovich
This is one of the most beautiful and touchy feely books I’ve seen for babies and toddlers for a while. Each spread depicts a colour and a fruit; for example, a strawberry and alongside it, the words and pictures of …
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I Love You, Little Bear I Love You, Little Bear
Claire Freedman, Gavin Scott
Little Bear loves to go exploring with his mummy and as they do so they discover new places and meet new friends. This is a wonderful story about love and the importance of friendships. …
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Featured Books for 3+ readers

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Sylvia and Bird Sylvia and Bird
Catherine Rayner
Shortlisted for the Pre-school Award, Early Year Awards 2009
Sylvia is the only dragon in the whole world, and she is very
lonely… until one day, she meets Bird. Tiny and chirpy, so different
from the huge dragon, Bird somehow changes Sylvia’s life …
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Blue Chameleon Blue Chameleon
Emily Gravett
Prize winning illustrator Emily Gravett triumphs again in her witty story of how a lonely chameleon does what he does best in a desperate attempt to make a new friend. Changing colour comes naturally to the blue chameleon so he …
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For Just One Day For Just One Day
Laura Leuck, Marc Boutavant
Everyone’s dreams are brought to life in this wonderful world of make believe as a child thinks of all the things she’d like to be – just for one day. A buzzing bee, a creeping crocodile, a bunny rabbit, a …
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Featured Books for 5+ readers

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Spells Spells
Emily Gravett
Shortlisted for the 2010 Blue Peter ‘Most Fun with Pictures’ Award. The winner will be announced to coincide with World Book Day in March.
A stunning new picture book from Emily Gravett, full of witchcraft, wizardry and magic. We meet a …
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Bob and Barry's Lunar Adventures 2: A Right Royal Disaster Bob and Barry’s Lunar Adventures 2: A Right Royal Disaster
Simon Bartram
Bob, the much loved Man on the Moon, is back in a new adventure for beginner readers. As ever, he doesn’t believe in aliens! But when it looks as if he might lose his head after he tinkers with a …
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The General The General
Michael Foreman
As relevant as when it was first published, Michael Foreman’s very first book is beautifully reissued in this 50th anniversary edition. General Jodpur loves to train his soldiers making them the best fighting force in the world. But, one day, …
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Featured Books for 7+ readers

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The Great Hamster Massacre The Great Hamster Massacre
Katie Davies
Shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Book Award 2010
An entertaining behind-the-scenes look at family life in all its intricacies as it revolves around pet ownership and the drama that surrounds it. Nine year old Anna tells how she and her younger brother …
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Peter the Penguin Pioneer Peter the Penguin Pioneer
Daren King
Shortlisted for the 2010 Blue Peter ‘Most Fun with Pictures’ Award. The winner will be announced to coincide with World Book Day in early March.
Hugely inventive and charmingly funny with laugh out loud zany humour and wonderful illustrations throughout that …
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The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events 1) The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events 1)
Lemony Snicket
This bestselling series (in fact in the top five of bestsellers of the last decade), now at long last available in paperback, launches with the suitably named title that charts the unlucky reason why the whole woeful story of the …
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Featured Books for 9+ readers

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The Boy Who Fell Down Exit 43 The Boy Who Fell Down Exit 43
Harriet Goodwin
Shortlisted for the 2010 Blue Peter ‘Book I Couldn’t Put Down’ Award. The winner will be announced to coincide with World Book Day in March.
Adventurous, charming and poignant by turns, The Boy Who Fell Down Exit 43 is a quirky …
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Frozen In Time Frozen In Time
Ali Sparkes
Shortlisted for the 2010 Blue Peter ‘Book I Couldn’t Put Down’ Award. The winner will be announced to coincide with World Book Day in March.
A page-turning mystery-adventure with a pleasingly old-fashioned feel as two children, frozen by cryonic suspension by …
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Flyaway Flyaway
Lucy Christopher
Shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Book Award 2010
Tender and touching, this is a delicate story about facing up to difficulties and finding a way through. When Isla’s father develops a serious heart condition he can no longer take her to see …
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Featured Books for 11+ readers

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Time Riders Time Riders
Alex Scarrow
This is a thrilling action adventure which hurtles across time and place at breakneck speed. Three children are on the bring of death: Liam is about to drown as the Titanic sinks in 1912, Maddy is on an aeroplane fitted …
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The Returners The Returners
Gemma Malley
The Returners is a gripping and thought-provoking thriller from the author of the equally provocative futuristic novels, The Declaration and The Resistance. What happens when your past catches up with you and you don’t like what you see? This powerful …
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My So-Called Afterlife My So-Called Afterlife
Tamsyn Murray
A wonderful debut novel which, as well as being laugh-out-loud funny, is full of insights, compassion, and love. Fifteen-year-old Lucy has been stuck in the men’s loo ever since she was murdered there six months ago. No one has been …
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Featured Books for 14+ readers

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Beautiful Creatures Beautiful Creatures
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
A teen romance with a twist of danger and the supernatural told with a sure touch that makes it a headlong read from start

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to finish. Typical teenager Ethan is bored by his life growing up in a small town …
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Magic Under Glass Magic Under Glass
Jaclyn Dolamore
A hair-raising story full of suspense and intrigue. Nimira is picked out of her poor life as a music hall performer by the wealthy and mysterious Hollin Parry who asks her to sing for his automaton piano player. Parry is …
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Savannah Grey: A Horror Story Savannah Grey: A Horror Story
Cliff Mcnish
If you’re looking for a real page-turner that will have you gasping for breath then this is it. It’s a horror story and a love story intertwined and 15 year old Savannah Grey is possibly the only person who can …
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New September children’s books and features

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Storytelling is an essential part of being human. Who knows why it started, but one day thousands of years ago someone sat on a rock and started spouting fantastical nonsense that kept the audience on the edge of their seats. And the tradition has passed down all the way to the writers of this month’s brilliant children’s books…

Author of the Month


Author of the Month
Robert is a real-life private investigator turned author. He has gained legions of fans for his CHERUB series, about a special branch of the British Secret Service for teenage operatives. They’re trained professionals with an essential advantage: no adult suspects they’ll be spied on by a child! Muchamore has a knack for writing punchy, exciting stories that children will wish were for real. 11+ readers will be hooked.

Series of the Month

Series of the Month: Pendragon, by D J MacHale

This wildly entertaining series of books follow Bobby Pendragon, who is just a normal 14-year-old American, until one day he’s swept off through spacetime on a series of nail-biting adventures, to save all humanity from a terrible demon. To coincide with the 8th in the series, we’ve also selected a couple of backlist titles to whet your appetite. Perfect for 9+ children especially boys.

OathbreakerOathbreaker

by Michelle Paver

5th in the epic adventures of Torak and Wolf

STUFF the magic thiefThe Magic Thief

by Sarah Prineas

An absolutely captivating debut fantasy adventure full of magic and trickery.

STUFF
Rules for GirlsAllie Finkle’s Rules For Girls: The New Girl

by Meg Cabot

2nd in this fun packed girls adventure, for 7+ girls

STUFF The kiss of deathThe Kiss of Death

by Marcus Sedgwick

follow up to the brilliant My Swordhand is Singing.

A world awayA World Away

by Pauline Francis

a beguiling historical adventure of two young people from very different worlds who fall in love.

STUFF ResistanceThe Resistance

Gemma Malley

an absolutely chilling, powerful sequel to Gemma Malley’s acclaimed debut, The Declaration.

STUFF
Airhead Airhead

by Meg Cabot

a brainiac girl stuck in a super models body. New fun with more to follow.

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Have your kids got ‘Ology’ yet?

OlogyIf you haven’t already seen the ‘Ology’ books, take a look now. The series gives kids a chance to read about mythology, pirateology, wizardology, Egyptology and dragonology – all the things they probably wish they could study at school. And we’ve got a free-to-enter competition to win £50 worth of Ology goodies!

Waggits Tale competition – 5 books to give away?

An absolutely delightful and heart-warming animal tale for 7+ readers about a puppy that gets dumped in

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the park by its owner. As he learns to fend for himself with the help of other strays, his life becomes both exciting and frightening but can he survive the harsh world of being a stray in a city where humans are a constant threat to survival. We have 5 copies to give away in our free to enter competition. Click here to find out more.

The Debut collection of the Year from Walker

Since the beginning of the year we’ve been showcasing the brightest new storytellers from Walker Books in the New Voices section of Lovereading4kids. These are brilliant debuts, in all genres and from all corners of the world, guaranteed to wow readers aged 10+. The authors are the rising stars to watch in the future.

Debuts of the Month:

Carbon DiairesThe Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart is being touted as a new Harry Potter, with a group of young friends all working together to solve fiendish puzzles.

Carbon diaries 2015 by Saci Lloyd. It’s January 1st, 2015, and the UK is the first nation to introduce carbon dioxide rationing, in a drastic bid to combat climate change. As her family spirals out of control, Laura Brown chronicles the first year of rationing with scathing abandon.

More Essential Reads

Carbon DiairesOur Essential reads section is where we show off a lot of beautiful and brilliant books that you may simply have forgotten about. This month, for the start of the new school year, we have given the list a bit of a make over and added among others two lovely titles by John Masefield Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights. Click here to find out more.


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