Books Reviewed by the Kids Reader Review Panel Books Reviewed by the Kids Reader Review Panel

Informative, candid and trusted, book reviews by our own book experts are unique to Lovereading4kids. But the children of our loyal members are also prolific readers with a real passion for sharing their love of books. So, we decided to invite them to join what we are now calling the 'Children's Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel'. All the titles in this category have not only been selected and reviewed by our editorial experts but they have also been reviewed by our kids reader review panel, a panel of book lovers across the UK.

Books of the Month

Reader ReviewedGoodnight Everyone
Chris Haughton
Perfect for the end of every day, award-winning Chris Haughton captures the soothing time as the sun goes down and all the animals begin to fall into a deep sleep….All except Little Bear who is wide awake despite the yawning... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

Reader ReviewedLittle Adventurers: What Bear? Where?
Philip Ardagh
With an activity idea and an information page with every story in the series, the Little Adventurers four will encourage hours of immersive play, and will ignite the imagination of curious explorers everywhere. Lovereading comment to follow soon. Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Wrong Train
Jeremy De Quidt
In a Nutshell: Sinister short stories Sublimely spine-tingling, this evokes all the dread of an ominous tap-tap-tapping on your door in the dead of night. Picture this. You rush to catch your usual train but your relief at making it... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Detective Dog
Julia Donaldson
A celebration of dogs and books alike, Julia Donaldson employs typically sparkling rhyme to tell the story of Peter – a very nice child though he could have been neater – and his dog, ‘known far and wide as Detective... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 07/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedPax
Sara Pennypacker
Touching and thought-provoking this is a lyrically-told story perfectly presented in a beautiful book. Peter's life falls apart after his mother dies in a car crash. The only thing that makes him happy and keeps him going is Pax, the... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedIsadora Moon Goes on a School Trip
Harriet Muncaster
In a nutshell: half-vampire, half-fairy, Isadora makes a new friend Lively, told in short chapters and filled with illustrations this appealing series is perfect for newly independent readers. They'll certainly be very taken with the eponymous Isadora: daughter of... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/08/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe 91-Storey Treehouse
Andy Griffiths
Lovereading comment to follow soon. For more irresistible, funny, highly illustrated reads for the under tens, try the Tom Gates series by Liz Pichon; Jim Smith's Barry Loser books; the Timmy Failure series by Stephan Pastis; and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/08/2017
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Reader ReviewedBathroom Boogie
Clare Foges
How do you follow a roaring success like Kitchen Disco? Why, with a Bathroom Boogie of course. Who knew that when we're out our bathrooms become discos for the contents? That's the premise of this wacky new picture book... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Five Realms: The Gift of Dark Hollow
Kieran Larwood
In a nutshell: brave rabbits continue their fight against a terrifying enemy The story of rabbit hero Podkin One-Ear continues in this exciting new adventure. The first book in The Five Realms series won the Blue... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedMango & Bambang: Tiny Tapir Trouble
Polly Faber
Polly Faber and Clara Vulliamy's Mango and Bambang stories are perfect for newly independent readers. There are four funny, entertaining stories in each collection, short enough to be read easily in one go and full of lively two colour illustrations.... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedWilliam Bee's Wonderful World of Trains, Boats and Planes
William Bee
If you love vehicles, then this is the book for you! William Bee shows off a multitude of amazing vehicles, starting with the steam engine, then trains, a hovercraft, the vertical-take-off-jump-jet, submarines and finally – of course – the space... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Reader ReviewedRaymie Nightingale
Kate DiCamillo
Some momentous things happen in the course of this book: a father leaves, buildings are burgled, a cat is lost and found, hearts are broken, good deeds attempted, and someone is saved from drowning. More affecting than all of that... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed Never Say Die
Anthony Horowitz
June 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: simply the best action-packed, stylish adventure and escapism Anthony Horowitz's announcement that he was writing a new Alex Rider...
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More Featured Books

Reader Reviewed What's My Name?
Wendy Finney
April 2017 Book of the Month | The Little Princess, star of Tony Ross's much loved series, is growing up and she's just as much of a character as she...
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Reader Reviewed The Ethan I Was Before
Ali Standish
July 2017 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Loss, love, and the struggle to survive the most savage of storms A compelling coming-of-age story, an exploration of loss,...
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Reader Reviewed Dragon Rider: The Griffin's Feather
Cornelia Funke
A Piece of Passion from Barry Cunningham, Publisher ‘When I first started flying on a dragon's back in Cornelia Funke's amazing Dragon Rider, I couldn't catch my breath. Now, I'm...
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Reader Reviewed Kid Normal
Greg James, Chris Smith
July 2017 Debut of the Month In a nutshell: hapless heroics from a wimpy kid in a Harry Potter world Imagine what it would be like if you were you,...
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Reader Reviewed Rook
Anthony McGowan
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 | In a nutshell: sharply realised slice of real life This finely written story speaks directly to readers in language that is frill free...
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Reader Reviewed The Bolds on Holiday
Julian Clary
There are wonderful new laughs as the Bolds, the hairiest family in Teddington, set off on holiday. The extended Bold family – that's Mr and Mrs, the twins Bobby and...
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Since its inception Lovereading4kids and its sister site Lovereading have taken a different approach to book reviews, relying uniquely on the selection and review of books by editorial experts. On Lovereading4kids it is Julia Eccleshare who is also the Children's Books Editor at The Guardian. She knows what makes a good read whatever the genre and actually reads the books before telling you what she thinks - radical we know, but sometimes old fashioned ways are the best.

In 2012 however, to complement our expert reviews we decided to invite children of Lovereading4kids members to join the newly created Kids Reader Review Panel.

We've now attracted over 500 children aged from 4 right up to late teen and 100's of books have now been read and reviewed by them. Many of them even have their own book blogs and help us to spread the word of mouth still further on a book they've enjoyed.

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Panel members reviews are loaded onto the site and complement those of our own Lovereading editorial experts. We're even now receiving feedback from visitors to Lovereading4kids that the 'Kids Reader Review Panel' reviews are as valued as those of our own Lovereading book experts! With that in mind we thought it would be very helpful to everyone if we created a category and put all the books that have also been reviewed by some of our Kids Reader Review Panel members, in one easy to find place.

Here are a few testimonials from parents, teachers and importantly direct from some of our 'Kids Reader Review Panel'

The whole class are desperate to get copies of your books and are disappointed if their name doesn't come out of the hat. The more books the better! I've gone from having a class of boys who won't read to a class who get upset if they don't get chosen to read. It's brilliant! Jane Edwards, Little Sutton Primary School, Ellesmere Port (Teacher)

Matilda Greenacre, one of our Reader Reviewers next to all the books she has reviewed for us.

Matilda Greenacre

I just wanted to say thanks for the opportunity to do this for your site.

Ed loves reviewing the books and it definitely encourages his reading, both solo and with me (which I love).

Tracey Parker (parent)

Just wanted to say thanks so much for uploading Cara's book review - she had the biggest smile ever when I showed it to her! It will have given her and her family a real boost. Great site too! Jill Rooney (parent)

The book reviewing has been a real treat for us, thank you for a wonderful experience. Tracey Upchurch (parent)

Thank you for sending me the published book of TIMMY FAILURE: MISTAKES WERE MADE. I loved Timmy Failure and have told all my friends about it. I’m glad you liked my review, I was really excited to see a quote inside the book. Charlie Upchurch (age 9)

Sometimes even publishers use the reviews that are written...

"Evie was thrilled to find the Monster and Chips review she wrote for you printed inside the sequel she bought last week"

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