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We are delighted to welcome Michael Morpurgo, one of Britain's most celebrated storytellers, as our Guest Editor this month. Find out more about this extraordinary author and his lifetime in the world of children's books.

The Book of Not Entirely Useful Advice

An entirely essential collection

Book Cover for The Book of Not Entirely Useful Advice by A.F. Harrold

Secrets of the Witch

Sumptuous feminist-infused handbook of witch history, myth, and magical practices.

Book Cover for Secrets of the Witch by Elsa Whyte & Julie Légère

The Silver Arrow

An ordinary girl finds out that magic is real

Book Cover for The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman

Boy Giant

Small boy, big heart - this riveting riff on Gulliver’s Travels sees an Afghan refugee embark on a life-changing voyage

Book Cover for Boy Giant by Michael Morpurgo

The Silver Arrow

An ordinary girl finds out that magic is real

Book Cover for The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman

Voyage of the Sparrowhawk

A thrilling rollercoaster of an adventure full of emotion and heart

Book Cover for Voyage of the Sparrowhawk by Natasha Farrant

Punching the Air

Searingly potent verse novel about racial injustice and the power of art.

Book Cover for Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam

October, October

A timeless, lyrical treasure that sees a girl who’s at one with the wild struggle with the world beyond her woods

Book Cover for October, October by Katya Balen

Diary of a Young Naturalist

Winner of the 2020 Wainwright Prize, Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of Dara McAnulty's world, from spring to summer, autumn to winter, on his home patch, at school, in the wild and in his head.

Book Cover for Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty

Bearmouth

Courage, rebellion and revolution run rampant in this boldly accomplished debut set in brutally exploitative Bearmouth mine

Book Cover for Bearmouth by Liz Hyder

The Invasion of Crooked Oak

Spooky sci-fi adventure

Book Cover for The Invasion of Crooked Oak by Dan Smith

The Virus

Everything you need to know to understand COVID-19

Book Cover for The Virus by Ben Martynoga

Punching the Air

Searingly potent verse novel about racial injustice and the power of art.

Book Cover for Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam

The Virus

Everything you need to know to understand COVID-19

Book Cover for The Virus by Ben Martynoga

Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright!

A lavishly illustrated gift book treasury of 366 animal poems - one for every day of the year

Book Cover for Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright! by Fiona Waters

Interview with a Tiger and Other Clawed Beasts Too

Quirky information book lets ‘celeb’ animals speak for themselves

Book Cover for Interview with a Tiger and Other Clawed Beasts Too by Andy Seed

Cally and Jimmy Twins in Trouble

Twins bring double the trouble and double the fun

Book Cover for Cally and Jimmy Twins in Trouble by Zoe Antoniades

The Haunting of Aveline Jones

Deliciously creepy story of a haunted village

Book Cover for The Haunting of Aveline Jones by Phil Hickes

Elsetime

A sparkling timeslip adventure full of magic, great characters and real treasure

Book Cover for Elsetime by Eve McDonnell

October, October

A timeless, lyrical treasure that sees a girl who’s at one with the wild struggle with the world beyond her woods

Book Cover for October, October by Katya Balen

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Adventures

A sparky fact-filled compendium of explorers, adventurers and thinkers through time and across the globe

Book Cover for My Encyclopedia of Very Important Adventures by DK

Jeremy Worried About the Wind

A comic story that will make even the most resolute worrier unwind

Book Cover for Jeremy Worried About the Wind by Pamela Butchart
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Tough Women

Extraordinary true-life tales from inspirational adventuresses of the great outdoors


As Tough Women’s subtitle declares, these are “stories of grit, courage and determination”. True tales from twenty-two tough women from around the globe who undertake awe-inspiring adventures across the globe, from canoeing the Canadian wilderness, to hiking Pakistan, to cycling South America.    Its editor is the intrepid Jenny Tough, a Canadian mountaineering expert who notes in her introduction that “the outdoor industry is actually fully of women, but when it comes to the highest level of media…the demographic dwindles to one”. Fortunately, this sexist state of affairs could be on ... Read Full Review

Joanne Owen

Pirate Stew

A riotous rhyming picture book by a pair of ingenious book-aneers


What a witty feast of sing-song verse and visuals this is. Chris Riddell’s vibrant characters whish and whoosh in rhythm with Neil Gaiman’s rambunctious rhymes to create a hearty banquet befitting a pirate crew.   The swaggering story begins when a brother and sister are introduced to their babysitter, a certain scar-faced, grey-haired, peg-legged ship’s cook called Long John Mc Ron. Moments after their parents have left, Long John opens the door to an entire crew of hungry pirates, and so he does what any respectable ship’s cook would do – he ... Read Full Review

Joanne Owen

The History of Everything in 32 Pages


The History of Everything in 32 Pages takes you through the ages in a compact and concise way, covering a huge-ranging subject in just one book! A fun and accessible guide to the history of the universe, this book is suitable for children aged 7 and above. Find out more about Anna and another of her books, The Mermaid Atlas, in this Q&A. Read Full Review

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After changing ownership in 2017, the entire LoveReading brand has been given a fresh coat of paint. We’ve kept all of the unique features that are loved by our community as well as adding a few more features for our users to enjoy. This includes our brand new KIDS’ ZONE, an area designed specifically for children, using the feedback of our current subscribers, with competitions, quizzes and additional book related content.

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