Happy New Year from Lovereading4kids! The great J.R.R. Tolkien was born in January in 1892 and in 2012, from Lord of the Rings to the Olympic Rings, we have hoards of epic and exciting journeys for your kids to embark on! With New Year’s Resolutions in full swing, ours is simple: to help you help your kids to read more in 2012! Read on to start now.
Christmas may be over but our bumper bag of books continues to bulge with great reads for bookworms of all ages. See our bookshelf below to discover what’s on offer.
The Medusa Project by Sophie McKenzie. The 6th and final story in this amazing 11+ series, Hit Squad, is out this month. It’s so popular with kids that, last summer, one member of our team was compelled to find a wireless connection in Mozambique strong enough to download the latest in the series as an eBook.
Could it be that his son holds the same powers of persuasion as the psychic futuristic kids of the Medusa Project? Catch them all here.
This month we have 5 signed copies of Stormswept – the latest in the Ingo Chronicles series – to give away. Helen Dunmore’s brilliantly crafted and richly imagined award-winning series for kids aged 11+ charts epic adventures through a mythical and magical land alongside our own. It’s gripping stuff. You’ll want to win one for yourself! Click here to try …
Puffin Books is also running a drawing competition linked to Wereworld : Shadow of the Hawk by Curtis Jobling to win a Kindle eBook reader and Wereworld prizes. They say: “Ability with a pen, pencil or crayon isn’t everything – as they are looking for something that captures the spirit of the books.” Click here to find out more.
Finally To celebrate the release of the third in the teen Demon Trappers series by Jana Oliver, Forgiven, we have 100 copies of the first book, Forsaken, to give away to lucky winners… But you need to be quick.
Still as relevant today, the literary giant Charles Dickens was born 200 years ago in 1812. This year will be awash with celebrations and tributes and we are right at the front of the queue with a special selection of titles dedicated to his work. This month, or 7+ readers try Charles Dickens Scenes from an Extraordinary Life by Mick Manning & Brita Granstrom.
Happy New Year and Happy Reading – see more recommended reads by age range below.