Featured Books for 9+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers

Books of the Month

Reader ReviewedHow to Look for a Lost Dog
Ann M. Martin
February 2016 Book of the Month The heroine of Ann M Martin's fine novel has a unique voice, and the story she tells is very touching. Rose (rows) has a diagnosis of autism and struggles to understand the unspoken social rules... Featured in: 11+ readers | Books of the Month | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Awful Auntie
David Walliams
February 2016 Book of the Month Best-selling David Walliams is back on top form with Awful Auntie. Stella Saxby is the unfortunate owner of the awful auntie! Throughout her life, the dreadful aunt Alberta has squandered the family fortunes. Following... Featured in: 9+ readers | Books of the Month | 11+ readers | Free Prize Draws | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 28/01/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Reader ReviewedThe Long Haul
Jeff Kinney
February 2016 Book of the Month The best-selling Wimpy Kid is off on a family holiday. Mum is full of good ideas about the trip. Especially about how it can be a useful time for learning! From the start everything... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books of the Month | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 28/01/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Reader ReviewedHamish and the Neverpeople
Danny Wallace illustrated by Jamie Littler
February 2016 Book of the Month Hamish and the Worldstoppers was one of my favourite kids' books of 2015, and the follow up is even better. The world is in danger again, or should that be still, and the monsters... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books of the Month | 9+ readers | Books for Boys | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Other Featured Books this Month

Violet and the Hidden Treasure
Harriet Whitehorn illustrated by Becka Moor
Violet Remy-Robinson leads a far more exciting and glamorous life than the average ten-year-old. Having foiled jewel thieves in her first adventure, Violet and the Pearl of the Orient, there's a maharajah, a talking cockatoo and a missing inheritance... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | If They Like...They'll Love | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Cool Astronomy 50 Fantastic Facts for Kids of All Ages
Malcolm Croft
With Cool Astronomy, you'll discover everything you need to know about the universe, from asteroids to the zenith point ...and almost everything in between! Learn amazing space-related tricks such as how to watch a solar eclipse safely and mapping stars... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/08/2014
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

The Witches
Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake
The Witches, first published in 1983 and is reissued here for the Roald Dahl Centenary, and as with many of Dahl's works it is wonderfully illustrated throughout by Quentin Blake. A young boy and his grandmother uncover a plot by... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | Roald Dahl Centenary | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

The Twits
Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake
Mr and Mrs Twit are possibly the vilest of all Roald Dahl's creations. They are ugly on the inside, as is evident from the cruel tricks they play on each other and the way they treat the Muggle-Wump monkeys, and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Roald Dahl Centenary | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Matilda
Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake
Matilda - Roald Dahl's best-loved story - though now over 25 years old, is as fresh, funny and poignant as when it was first published in 1988. The story of a child genius, it has been adapted into film and,... Featured in: 9+ readers | Roald Dahl Centenary | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Going Solo
Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake
Everyone who has entered 'the brilliantly colored, sometimes grotesque and sometimes magical world Dahl has conjured up in Boy', as Claire Tomalin described it in the Sunday Times, will be longing to learn what happens to the supreme storyteller next... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Roald Dahl Centenary | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

George's Marvellous Medicine
Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake
George's grandma is a grizzly, grumpy, selfish woman with pale brown teeth and a small puckered-up mouth like a dog's bottom. Four times a day she takes a large spoonful of thick brown medicine, but it doesn't seem to do... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Roald Dahl Centenary | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr Willy Wonka
Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake
A book that requires no introduction as it is probably Dahl's best-known and most read creation and deservedly so. The secretive and magical world of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory is revealed to five ‘lucky' children, each of who has won... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Roald Dahl Centenary | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake
Following on from Charlie's adventures in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie has been given ownership of Wonka's factory, and the Great Glass Elevator is taking Charlie and his family off to claim his prize through the roof of their... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Roald Dahl Centenary | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake
A book that requires no introduction as it is probably Dahl's best-known and most read creation and deservedly so. The secretive and magical world of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory is revealed to five ‘lucky' children, each of who has won... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Roald Dahl Centenary | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Boy Tales of Childhood
Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake, Quentin Blake
Roald Dahl writing about his own childhood is a treat for any Dahl fan - young or old. These stories are warm, touching, funny and show the development of one of our most treasured children's writers. "An autobiography is a... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | Roald Dahl Centenary
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

The Cat Who Came in off the Roof
Annie Schmidt illustrated by Nathan Burton
A hilarious, charming story of cats, dogs, and learning to dare. Tibble is a reporter. He only ever writes about cats, and he's about to be fired. Minou is a young woman who has moved into Tibble's flat. She hates... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 18/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Reader ReviewedChocolate Box Girls: Fortune Cookie
Cathy Cassidy
Fortune Cookie is a typically sweet, soulful story from the excellent Cathy Cassidy. There's a surprise in store for the Tanberry sisters. Staying with their father in Australia, Honey discovered the existence of a half-brother they never knew they had.... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Rugby Flyer Haunting History, Thrilling Tries
Gerard Siggins
Book four in the bestselling 'Rugby Spirit' series. It's shaping up to be an exciting summer for Eoin Madden. He's been chosen for a special rugby summer camp where he makes new friends – and an enemy. But will he... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Spooks and Scooters
Elen Caldecott
Starring a group of resourceful, quick-thinking children, the Marsh Road Mysteries are the Famous Five thoroughly updated for the 21st century. This is book three in the series (there's no need to read them in order) and twins Flora and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

The Monster Hunter
Guy Bass illustrated by Pete Williamson
Highly visual, filled with slapstick humour and with a cast of monstrous but endearing characters, the Stitch Head stories are always great fun. Stitch Head works hard to keep Professor Erasmus and Castle Grotteskew safe – even though his master... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Reader ReviewedAlice Jones: The Impossible Clue
Sarah Rubin
Fans of sleuthing stories are really going to enjoy this first (we hope) story starring maths whizz-kid Alice Jones. Alice has a reputation at school for her ability to solve problems, so when a scientist working on a top secret... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Atticus Claw Hears a Roar
Jennifer Gray
The seventh book in the much loved, best-selling Atticus Claw series. Lovereading Review to follow.. Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Skeleton Key Graphic Novel
Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston illustrated by Kanako Damerum, Yuzuru Takasaki
A stylish new edition of the acclaimed graphic novel adaptation of Alex Rider's third thrilling mission. Divided into the action-packed spreads of this graphic format, Alex Rider, the boy recruited by M16, is back for an exciting adventure set in... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Graphic Novels
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Reader ReviewedLooking-Glass Girl
Cathy Cassidy
Best-selling Cathy Cassidy weaves the classic story of The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland into this no holds-barred contemporary story of bullying and its impact. Alice accepts an invitation to Savvy's sleepover because she hopes it might be a genuine... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Mabel Jones and the Forbidden City
Will Mabbitt illustrated by Ross Collins
The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones was one of my favourite books of 2016, and it's great to see Mabel back. She's forced to leave the ‘hooman' world and venture again into the Noo World, a place run by animals,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Reader ReviewedBaker's Magic
Diane Zahler illustrated by Mina Price
Everyone, but especially those disposed to believe that there is magic to soothe and inspire in a well-baked pastry, will relish this delicious fantasy adventure. Orphan Bee is lucky to be taken in by a master baker when she runs... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
J. K. Rowling illustrated by Jonny Duddle
The summer holidays are dragging on and Harry Potter can't wait for the start of the school year. It is his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and there are spells to be learnt and (unluckily) Potions... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2014
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
J. K. Rowling
This stunning gift edition hardback, presented in a beautiful foiled cloth slipcase decorated with brand new line art by Jonny Duddle, is the perfect introduction to Harry Potter. This is where the adventure begins, as Harry Potter discovers that he... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Schools
Format: Multiple copy pack | Released 05/02/2015
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Anna and the Swallow Man
Gavriel Savit
Written in spare beautiful prose, this extraordinary story will haunt readers. It begins in Krakow in 1939. Seven-year-old Anna is left to fend for herself when her father fails to collect her at the end of the day. Though... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 28/01/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Shadow Warriors
Chris Bradford illustrated by David Wyatt
Deep rivalries, hand to hand fighting, daring raids and surprise revelations, they all feature in this collection of stories about young ninja warrior Taka. Together with his ninja clan he's fighting the Samurai in 16th century Japan. The background is... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 15/01/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Collection of Curiosities: Bugs
Vicky Egan
This handsome information/activity book is packed with bug facts, figures and features. There are lots of beautiful close up images of insects, some very familiar - dragonflies and earthworms – others less so – fireflies, the orchid moth. The illustrations... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 22/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Reader ReviewedTimmy Failure We Meet Again
Stephan Pastis
Loveable world-class detective Timmy Failure is back for a new adventure. And his business partner and side-kick Total, a.k.a. the polar bear is with him, too. Timmy's problem is that not everyone – and certainly not those who try to... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys | Free Prize Draws
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

House of Robots: Robots Go Wild!
James Patterson
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - Now in paperback Another helping of page-turning fun from James Patterson, ably assisted by Chris Grabenstein. Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez shares his home with robots – his mum is a robot scientist -... Featured in: 9+ readers | Books for Boys | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

The Ostrich of Pudding Lane
Jeremy Strong illustrated by Sarah Horne
Jeremy Strong knows just how to pitch a story to junior readers and the three different adventures in this collection have all his hallmarks: exaggerated characters; bags of slapstick; fast, furious storytelling that still leaves children with something to think... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/01/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Stormbreaker The Graphic Novel
Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston illustrated by Kanako Damerum, Yuzuru Takasaki
A bold and stylish reissue of the groundbreaking and hugely popular graphic adaptation of Alex Rider's very first mission. Brilliantly visualised, these graphic novel versions of the best-selling stories of boy spy Alex Rider add a fantastic new dimension to... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Graphic Novels | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Point Blanc Graphic Novel
Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston
Brilliantly visualised, these graphic novel versions of the best-selling stories of boy spy Alex Rider add a fantastic new dimension to the original and terrific for getting even the most reluctant of readers to enjoy the experience of reading. Following... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Reader ReviewedSimon Thorn and the Wolf's Den
Aimee Carter
February 2016 Debut of the Month Like Harry Potter, Aimée Carter's twisty, original thriller stars a gang of kids with special abilities up against a cast of powerful adults, some of whom are decidedly untrustworthy. Instead of being trainee wizards... Featured in: 9+ readers | Debuts of the Month | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 11/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Genesis
Helen Dennis
Genesis is the first novel in a new action-packed series called 'River of Ink' and is full of adventure and mystery. It begins in the heart of London when a mystery teenage boy emerges from the River Thames drenched, distressed and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 14/01/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Eagle Strike Graphic Novel
Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston
In this stylish re-issue, Horowitz's world-renowned teen super-spy Alex Rider's fourth mission is turned into a slick, thrilling, fast-paced and stylish graphic adaptation. It brings to life all the adventure, thrills and spills of this bestselling story. Following the triumphant,... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Graphic Novels | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Scorpia The Graphic Novel
Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston illustrated by Kanako Damerum, Yuzuru Takasaki
Eyebrow-raisingly, heart-stoppingly pacey adventures starring the boy every would-be teen superhero wants to be, the Alex Rider books are now available as stylish graphic novels. The medium is perfect for these adrenaline-filled stories and, in the hands of some of... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Graphic Novels | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/02/2015
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Last Month's Featured Books

The Amazing Adventures of Curd The Lion and Us! in the Land at the Back of Beyond
Alan Gilliland
Reminiscent of the writing of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, this brilliant debut children's novel is completely unputdownable as well as being almost uncategorisable. The author has succeeded in delivering...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Echo Come Home
Megan Rix
January 2016 Book of the Month Echo Come Home has all the hallmarks of her writing that make Megan Rix's books such favourites with young readers: it's a gripping story,...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

The Butterfly Club
Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by Nick Sharratt
January 2016 Book of the Month Best-selling Jacqueline Wilson unfolds a compelling new story about the importance of both family and friends. Tina is the youngest and the smallest of...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Reader Reviewed Anyone but Ivy Pocket
Caleb Krisp
Illustrated by John Kelly
January 2016 Debut of the Month Meet Ivy Pocket, junior lady's maid, and one of the most delightful fictional creations readers are ever likely to encounter. Sacked by her employer...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Reader Reviewed Wildwitch: Wildfire
Lene Kaaberbol, Rohan Eason
Classic fantasy adventure of the sort that Lene Kaaberbøl has created here fulfils our deep-rooted need for stories of heroism and bravery, of the underdog finding the strength to defeat...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Reader Reviewed Time Travelling with a Hamster
Ross Welford
January 2016 Debut of the Month This clever, touching time travel adventure owes as much to The Railway Children as it does to Back to the Future! Al (for Albert,...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Favourite Poems: 101 Children's Classics

Silly, fantastical, romantic, thought-provoking...This new collection includes 101 classic poems that every child should read! The poems are organized by theme, and lively introductions provide information on the poets and...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Completely Cassidy Drama Queen
Tamsyn Murray
Illustrated by Antonia Miller
Tamsyn Murray's Completely Cassidy books are tuned to the defining things about being a pre-teen girl: giggling with your friends; exasperating – and being exasperated by – your family; suffering...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

I Funny TV
James Patterson
In the expert hands of James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein middle school is the funniest place on earth, especially in this series starring Jamie Grimm, the wheelchair-using kid with the...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

100 Science Experiments
Kate Knighton, Georgina Andrews
Combine hands-on fun with scientific investigation using this action-packed collection of 100 simple science experiments. Use easily-sourced materials to make crystals, electrical circuits, kaleidoscopes, balloon rockets, and much more. Internet...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Beswitched
Kate Saunders
One minute Flora is dreaming on a train heading back to boarding school and the next a magic spell has spun Flora into the past. She's mysteriously swapped lives with...
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

More Featured Books

Star Wars: the Force Awakens Visual Dictionary

A guide to the characters, droids, aliens, and creatures of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It explains all the details of costumes, weapons, and accessories.
Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Share this page

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

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

Rachel Bridgeman

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

I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new books

Elosie Clarkson – age 11

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.

Emily Horncastle – age 11

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

Fact and fiction make equally good choices as part of a growing reading repertoire.

Whether it’s taking off on a high fantasy where new worlds open up endless possibilities or giving serious consideration of important ecological issues in a light hearted perspective, reading at this stage grows opinions and ideas.

Click here to read some helpful tips from top childrens' publisher Egmont.

You could also check out our latest highlights such as 'new voices', which showcases some of the brightest new talent from Walker Books, or our 'prizewinners' section where we can help you and your child discover authors currently in contention for and/or winners of the most prestigious awards.


Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools