Lovereading4kids Staff Picks for October

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Reading is fundamental to the development of children and countless research shows the links between good reading skills from an early age and future success in life. However, finding books children want to read or authors that excite them, can be difficult; the choice is daunting and guidance rather thin on the ground.

So, Lovereading4kids was created to be the best recommendation site for Children’s Book from toddlers to teens. It has been created using the experience we have as parents and book lovers, who want our children to read great books. Secondly, it has been created from what we have learned from setting up our first book site

Books for all ages! Top downloads

Books for Babies and Toddlers Baby and Toddler

  1. A Great Big Cuddle by Michael Rosen
  2. Imaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer
  3. The Nonsense Show by Eric Carle

Featured Books for 3+ readers 3+ readers

  1. Aliens Love Dinopants by Claire Freedman
  2. Twit to Who? by Smriti Prasadam-Halls
  3. Robin's Winter Song by Suzanne Barton

Featured Books for 5+ readers 5+ readers

  1. Vikings in the Supermarket by Nick Sharratt
  2. Thorfinn and the Awful Invasion by David MacPhail
  3. Zeraffa Giraffa by Dianne Hofmeyr

Featured Books for 7+ readers 7+ readers

  1. Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella by Cerrie Burnell
  2. Mister Cleghorn's Seal by Judith Kerr
  3. Pinocchio by Michael Morpurgo

Featured Books for 9+ readers 9+ readers

  1. The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair by Lara Williamson
  2. An Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpurgo M.B.E.
  3. Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright by Chris Riddell

Featured Books for 11+ readers 11+ readers

  1. Lockwood & Co: the Hollow Boy by Jonathan Stroud
  2. The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell
  3. Listen to the Moon by Michael Morpurgo M.B.E.

Featured Books for 13+ readers 13+ readers

  1. One by Sarah Crossan
  2. Tinder by Sally Gardner
  3. Mr Sparks by Danny Weston

Featured Books for Young Adults YA readers

  1. Monster by C.J. Skuse
  2. Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
  3. The Lone City 2: The White Rose by Amy Ewing

Register now – FREE for a unique range of services specifically created to help parents and anyone who likes to buy books for children choose the best books for boys and girls of all ages.

  • Download and print off the Opening Extract of every ‘featured book’ on our site, even the picture books.
  • Discover new writers through our unique children’s author ‘like-for-like’ recommendation service.
  • Read our exclusive online book reviews by Julia Eccleshare, author and children’s books editor at the Guardian.
  • Enjoy regular emails to keep you up to date on the latest and best in your chosen age ranges. (Please be reassured that your e-mail address will remain confidential to Lovereading and not sold to any of those horrible spam people).

Register now and try it out. We know choosing books for children will become a joy!

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

It is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.

Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman


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