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MEGA GIVEAWAY! Win a year's worth of reading with our LoveReading4Kids 2019 Star Books!

By Charlotte Walker on 16th October 2019


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Our Star Books are a selection of our personal favourites from the books we've read each year. The ones that have really stood out from the crowd for us. We always say if you're only going to buy a few books this year, take a look at our Star Books selection.

We have a HUGE giveaway for you to really end your year on a high. We're giving you the opportunity to win all the books selected as Star Books this year! That's around 40 books that you can keep for your family, share with friends, donate to a local school, or give as Christmas gifts. A year's worth of reading and some of our favourite books published this year, for you, for free! What are you waiting for?

Looking for more incentive to enter? Take a look at the size of this book tower taken by our Managing Director, Deborah Maclaren:

And that's not even all of the books!! How could you not want to enter?

We have books in our Star Books selection for all ages and genres - fiction and non-fiction! If your family doesn't require a certain age, you can always share them with friends or donate them to a local school or library! This really is too good of an opportunity to miss!

Here are the full list of books in this giveaway, simply click on the title to find out more about them!

The Gruffalo 20th Anniversary Edition by Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Lark by Anthony McGowan

The Train to Impossible Places by P. G. Bell, Illustrated by Flavia Sorrentino

A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Circle by Mac Barnett, Illustrated by Jon Klassen

The Bolds Go Wild by Julian Clary, illustrated by David Roberts

The Boy Who Flew by by Fleur Hitchcock

Rayne and Delilah's Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner

Proud by Juno Dawson & Various Authors, Illustrated by Selected illustrators

The Astro Naughty Naughty Baddies by Mark Sperring, Illustrated by David Tazzyman

Pog by Padraig Kenny

Opposite of Always by Justin A Reynolds

Wilderness - Jungle, Rain Forest, Tundra, Taiga, Savanna, and Desert by Mia Cassany, Illustrated by Marcos Navarro

Alex Rider: Secret Weapon, by Anthony Horowitz

Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet by Zanib Mian, Illustrated by Nasaya Mafaridi

Toffee by Sarah Crossan

The Umbrella Mouse by Anna Fargher, Illustrated by Sam Usher

The Gifted, the Talented and Me by William Sutcliffe

Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt

It's Your World Now! by Barry Falls

I am a Tiger by Karl Newson, Illustrated by Ross Collins

Paper Planes by Jim Helmore, Richard Jones

Rumblestar by Abi Elphinstone

Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer

Check Mates by Stewart Foster

My Cousin Is a Time Traveller by David Solomons

Clem and Crab by Fiona Lumbers

Swarm of Bees by Lemony Snicket, Illustrated by Rilla Alexander

The Curse of the School Rabbit by Judith Kerr

The Lost Tide Warriors by Catherine Doyle

A House Without Walls by Elizabeth Laird, Illustrated by Lucy Eldridge

Hey Sherlock! by Simon Mason

Bearmouth by Liz Hyder

Guardians of Magic by Chris Riddell

Chessboxer by Stephen Davies

Zippel The Little Keyhole Ghost by Alex Ruhle, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

The Somerset Tsunami by Emma Carroll

North Child by Edith Pattou

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

So, what are you waiting for? You can enter our competition here!

Comments (163)

Tom Y - 6th December 2019

The Gruffalo is always a great read and a good way to get the young grandkids into books

Patricia A - 6th December 2019

Hard to choose just one with so many enticing reads for all my grandchildren (and me!!!!) Possibly The train to Impossible Places

Kate D - 6th December 2019

Bearmouth, umbrella mouse and ghosts.

Natasha M - 6th December 2019

Brilliant giveaway! I would love to win this for me and my daughter to share. I most want to read either Toffee or The House Without Walls

Charlotte W - 6th December 2019

I'd love to read a house without walls by Eizabeth Laird - i love her writing and the theme of this story looks good.

Ruth W - 6th December 2019

The Bolds Go Wild by Julian Clary - my son is addicted to his books and David Walliams - great fun reading xxx

Catherine B - 6th December 2019

The train to impossible places sounds good.

Catherine B - 6th December 2019

The train to impossible places sounds good.

Janine H - 6th December 2019

With a fantastic collection like this it's difficult to know where to start, but I think The Bolds by Julian Clary gets my vote

lynn n - 6th December 2019

I can't wait to read I am a Tiger because my grandchildren and I love to read stories about Tigers!

Kirsteen M - 6th December 2019

I'm most excited about A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison because it sounds fab!

gemma m - 5th December 2019

A Pinch of Magic

Edward G - 5th December 2019

It has to be 'I am a Tiger'. I know my niece would love it.

Parveen B - 5th December 2019

What an exceptional assortment of books especially for an 11 year old bookworm. Love the selection and if not age appropriate I'd donate to our school

Jemima C - 5th December 2019

Amazing selection of books and a fantastic range of genres. I'd have to pick 'Toffee' by Sarah Crossan because me and my students absolutely loved 'One'.

Helen T - 5th December 2019

You can’t go wrong with The Gruffalo!

Emma B - 5th December 2019

My daughter would love to read the Planet Omar one as she finds them really funny!

Joanne A - 5th December 2019

My daughter said she's most looking forward to My Cousin Is a Time Traveller by David Solomons :)

Kellie G - 5th December 2019

Rumblestar! My class love Abi as an author! Xx

Tracey H - 5th December 2019

The Gruffalo 20th anniversary edition is the book I'm most excited about as The Gruffalo is a family favourite

Angela N - 4th December 2019

What an amazing giveaway, I would be able to spoil all my favourite bookworms! My nephew would adore The Bolds.

Ellie J - 4th December 2019

My 4 children ave fun reading these read I am a tigar

Michelle W - 4th December 2019

I really liked the Umbrella Mouse - it's a completely different perspective of WW2 which really appeals to children.

Sheri D - 3rd December 2019

The Boy Who Flew by by Fleur Hitchcock sounds brilliant

Anthea H - 3rd December 2019

My Cousin is a Time Traveller.

Dominika O - 1st December 2019

What a great collection! "I am a tiger" would definitely be a hit with my son.

Ruby H - 1st December 2019

Wow, what a fabulous selection of books. I can't wait to get them for my granddaughter and read them with her.

Rebecca W - 30th November 2019

I would love these just as much as my kids I think!

george o - 30th November 2019

george i really want to win

Victoria P - 29th November 2019

The Gruffalo 20th Anniversary Edition! I love an anniversary edition of a book that's already a firm favourite

Michael O - 29th November 2019

Toffee but it is very hard picking just one!

MARK H - 26th November 2019

I think Swarm of Bees would be most enjoyable for my daughter.

Helen C - 25th November 2019

My grandson loves to hear a story, and I'd love to read him The Gruffalo as it's such a classic!

Andrea U - 25th November 2019

Some places more than others looks like a good read!

Andrew W - 25th November 2019

A super selection - I loved Rumblestar!

Hannah I - 23rd November 2019

We really can't wait for Rumblestar!

Ashleigh M - 22nd November 2019

As a primary school teacher, I know the sheer pleasure a book can bring to any child. I also know that for many children, a book is their chance to escape and be in a new world; sometimes that world is a much happier one than their own. Myself and my class looked through this list as inspiration for our next book (I buy the class at least one new book a term) and they simply could not choose! Last term, we read Pog and it resonated with several of my children and they all adored it so we highly recommend that (but have tissues at the ready!). Good luck to all entrants - what a fantastic prize!

Karen V - 22nd November 2019

What an absolutely fantastic collection of books. Children and young people's publishing is sending out some amazing writers' work out into the world. Now we just need to get every school to have a well funded library so that all students' everywhere, no matter their circumstances can have free and easy access to choose from all the wonderful books. :)

Jenny J - 22nd November 2019

This is an amazing selection.. They would be brilliant for our new school library. Especially excited about The Guardians of Magic, and my daughter raced through Rumblestar. Great choices.

Peter D - 22nd November 2019

What a great selection of books to give away. Fingers crossed. This could keep my children reading for ... at least a few days!

debra f - 22nd November 2019

I would love to read these amazing books in my Beanstalk sessions with reluctant and struggling readers. New books ALWAYS bring a smile to their faces.

emma c - 22nd November 2019

Wow! What a collection...Lark, sounds exciting, something with real-life drama and excitement! So many interesting new titles!!

Stefanie S - 21st November 2019

This is an amazing selection. I'd especially love to read Toffee and On the Come Up :)

Amy M - 20th November 2019

The Train to Impossible Places by P. G. Bell- my class are gripped by something similar!

Carol S - 20th November 2019

The first book I would read from this amazing selection (this must be THE book competition of the year!) would be RUMBLESTAR by Abi Elphstone. I have read so many great reviews about this book, I would share reading it with my granddaughter who adores books and reading. She is 9 years old and her reading level is well beyond her years.

Fiona K - 19th November 2019

The Curse of the School Rabbit, with my granddaughter.

Iris T - 19th November 2019

Paper planes

Ashleigh M - 19th November 2019

How could I possibly choose just one book? Some of the stories have such powerful messages behind and/or can transport children to a whole new world! However, if I really had to chose just one then I would have to say Pog by Padraig Kenny as I have a couple of children who could benefit from the meaning behind this story...or Chris Riddell's Guardians of Magic, just because I have always loved sharing his books with my classes!

Mary L - 19th November 2019

I am a Tiger by Karl Newson

Natalie B - 18th November 2019

So many beautiful, amazing books ready to transport adults and children alike to other worlds.

Charlotte K - 18th November 2019

This would be a wonderful collection to add to my Year 6 classroom. They are absolutely loving book at the moment and they just want to add more and more to the library and I can see so many on this list that they would love. Charlotte K

Ramona N - 18th November 2019

The Train to Impossible Places by P. G. Bell, Illustrated by Flavia Sorrentino

Aasiya S - 18th November 2019

The book list is amazing! Excited about all of them, I'm sure my students would make great use of them! Gruffalo, Planet Omar and Lemony Snickett! Aasiya

Elizabeth B - 18th November 2019

So many good books. I especially like the look of The Curse of the School Rabbit and The Little Keyhole Ghost.

Emma O - 17th November 2019

Fingers crossed! Commenting as Luvzi12 as said in the giveaway

Vicki A - 17th November 2019

Wow what an awesome collection of books. With 3 children (8,6 and 2.5) who all love books our house is full of them. Nothing wrong with wanting to add a few more!

Fiona M - 17th November 2019

Wow! These books look great. What a fabulous prize!

EMMA D - 17th November 2019

So many fantastic books to read!!

rachel l - 17th November 2019

Secret weapon Alex Rider - Anthony Horowitz

Keeley S - 17th November 2019

The Train To Impossible places by P.G Bell

Helen H - 17th November 2019

Oh my! Such a wonderful selection of books... my favourite this year would probably be abi Elphibstones new book.

Sarah L - 17th November 2019

This book list would make my year! I especially love Checkmates by Stewart Foster, which I found a wonderful read after lending it from my local library.

Emma S - 17th November 2019

I can’t pick a favourite to win from this amazing list! My class will be thrilled to have the chance to read all of these!

Amanda H - 16th November 2019

Wow! What a choice of books. Would so like to win these for my school.

lorraine k - 16th November 2019

The Umbrella mouse looks really interesting

Alex T - 16th November 2019

My son would like to read the train to impossible places, I would love to borrow it after him!

Lauren D - 15th November 2019

Wow a fantastic selection of books which I’d love to add to my school’s library!

Janet R - 15th November 2019

Fantastic range of books!

Catherine K - 15th November 2019

A fabulous collection of books. We could do so much to foster the pupils love of reading with these.

Louise C - 12th November 2019

What an amazing selection of books!!

Kirsty T - 12th November 2019

Guardians of Magic by Chris Riddell sounds great!

Deborah S - 12th November 2019

Some fantastic reads there!

Harriett J - 11th November 2019

I AM SUPERRR excited about ALL these books. I am a trainee teacher, looking to widen my knowledge on children books and the love for reading children books. As I as a child didn't get the opportunity to explore lots of books as I didn't have it modelled to me. As I am training I'm trying to gain a love for children's books to inspire my students to love to read for pleasure!! The umbrella mouse sounds like an interesting book... Love all books with animals or mystery.

M H - 10th November 2019

Now that would keep us out of trouble for quite a while!

tracey U - 8th November 2019

What a fantastic collection!

Rebecca C - 7th November 2019

What a great site to hear about all of the latest books!

Shelley J - 6th November 2019

I think Sophie would adore The Curse of the School Rabbit Written by Judith Kerr anything with animals she loves.

Lydia G - 5th November 2019

A Pinch of Magic , I love tradional fairy stories and this looks like it's a modern twist on those.

Theresa D - 5th November 2019

What a fab selection. The Somerset Tsunami looks really interesting.

Helen S - 5th November 2019

A House Without Walls

Liz M - 5th November 2019

What a simply amazing pile of books!! Can’t miss out on trying to win them for my 9 year boy old who LOVES reading & we sooo LOVE reading together! Ergo to the library a lot & buy books when we can, but to win these books would be a dream come true! Imagine the places, characters, animals and magic we could experience!! We love nothing more!

Rosalind W - 4th November 2019

‘The Bolds go Wild’ is eagerly anticipated in our house but they all sound amazing. My son would love it if we won!

Georgina P - 3rd November 2019

opposite of always sounds good x

Mark R - 3rd November 2019

The Bolds Go Wild by Julian Clary - the whole family enjoys this series

Ashli R - 2nd November 2019

Wow that’s quite the haul! My son would love all Of these, but I think he would Enjoy train to impossible Places the most! :)

lucy r - 2nd November 2019

These all look like great reads. A pinch of magic sounds like a great book. Nothing like reading before bed and dreaming of magic.

Debby B - 1st November 2019

Opposite of Always by Justin A Reynolds would top my list though there are some great titles on the 2019 list and plenty to encourage the next generation of readers, booklovers, librarians and bookstore owners

Susie W - 1st November 2019

We're fans of the Gruffalo, so the special 20th anniversary edition of The Gruffalo would be great!

Hope M - 1st November 2019

The book I'm really excited about is On the Come up

Hope M - 1st November 2019

I'm literally so excited! This website gives you so many options to get free books! Honestly, I'm a bookworm and I can pretty much say that this is the website for me.

Margaret G - 1st November 2019

The train to impossible places - sounds a beauty

Laura P - 31st October 2019

The Bolds looks awesome - my son would love it!

Claire H - 31st October 2019

What a fantastic prize! My kids would be absolutely delighted to read these!

Ruth H - 31st October 2019

Toffee by Sarah Crossan looks a long and involved read, the type I love!

Gerri T - 30th October 2019

The Train To Impossible Places by PG Bell, thanks.

Nicola S - 30th October 2019

What a brilliant collection. Something great for everyone. My son would love Alex Rider: Secret Weapon, by Anthony Horowitz. There are so many my daughter would enjoy.

amy f - 30th October 2019

The Astro Naughty Naughty Baddies by Mark Sperring

Hazel C - 29th October 2019

They all sound fabulous but really can't wait to read A Pinch of Magic

Andi G - 29th October 2019

The Train to Impossible Places, i've been meaning to get this for ages

Louise G - 28th October 2019

Got to be Clemency and Crab

Pippa A - 28th October 2019

My son is desperate to read My Cousin is a Time Traveller so I'll have to choose that one!

Clare W - 27th October 2019

I'm keen to read On the Come Up by Angie Thomas, my daughter's most looking forward to Chris Riddell's Guardians of Magic.

Emma R - 27th October 2019

Would love to read the boy who flew.

Debbie S - 25th October 2019

My Cousin is a Time Traveller sounds really good.

marie z - 25th October 2019

Awesome stack of books which I would absolutely love to share with my schools library. Rumblestar would be my first read followed by Pog x

Caitlin B - 24th October 2019

I have a little cousin who I absolutely love sitting down to read books with! We are always on the look out for new books. I know that there are so many books here that we would love to read together! !

Max C - 24th October 2019

I have a class full of year 5's who are dying to win this.

karen h - 23rd October 2019

The train to impossible places sounds like a. Great adventure although the Gruffalo is one of the best children’s books ever

bridget a - 22nd October 2019

Wow! This looks like a great selection that I know the children at our school would love to read. They really loved ‘Tin’ by Padraig Kenny so I know they will love ‘Pog’.

judy b - 22nd October 2019

The Boy Who Flew by by Fleur Hitchcock We like adventures and are robust readers!

Suzanne G - 22nd October 2019

My daughters next read is going to be The Boy Who Flew - I' m quite excited too by this one!

Annabel G - 21st October 2019

What a wonderful diverse selection of books

Karen O - 20th October 2019

This just makes my heart leap! My 2 1/2yr old granddaughter loves the books I bought her a while ago - big pictures great stories. I am now looking at taking her to the next level of entertainment - books that I can enjoy just as much as her - stories to ... be continued! I cant see where it says which book are you looking forward to reading- other posts have commented on a certain book - I think they all look great. My daughter is a teacher for Year 3 children - some of these will definitely be heading her way too... if I win:) Great site - looking forward to browsing a little more. Fourcandles

Lou A - 20th October 2019

The bolds by Julian clary but they all sound amazing

Alan M - 20th October 2019

Check Mates by Stewart Foster

delyth r - 19th October 2019

I love children books I'd love them all

Jenny M - 19th October 2019

I think my daughter would love I am a Tiger and many of the other books, some of them i would need to save for when she was a bit older but I would be prepared.

Matilda B - 19th October 2019

What a great selection of books! Pinch of magic is a fantastic read, my daughter loved it.

Sarah M - 19th October 2019

What a lovely sight! Lots and lots of books.

Sarah W - 18th October 2019

The Train to Impossible Places by P. G. Bell, Illustrated by Flavia Sorrentino - My imagination was just grabbed by the title!

helen w - 18th October 2019

This Chessboxer by Stephen Davies certainly looks good

Susan S - 17th October 2019

The Umbrella House by Anna Fargher

Helen B - 17th October 2019

The Umbrella Mouse sounds like an excellent tale my Y5s would love!

Angela M - 17th October 2019

Alex Rider: Secret Weapon, by Anthony Horowitz sounds fab! I love the other books in the series

Jane B - 17th October 2019

"The Curse of the School Rabbit". Ever since I read her autobiography "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit" I have loved anything by Judith Kerr.

Andrea F - 17th October 2019

I am a tiger

Susan B - 17th October 2019

What a brilliant list of books. The Curse of the School Rabbit by Judith Kerr would be my first choice as my sister brought home the school tadpoles one summer and they hatched into frogs overnight. One ended up in mum's underwear!

Heather G - 17th October 2019

Toffee - haven't got round to that one yet, and I'm a huge fan of 'One' and 'Moonrise'. We're finding the verse novels are really popular, even with less confident/more reluctant readers, once our students give them a try!

Vicki V - 17th October 2019

What a list! My daughter will be so excited to read lots of these fantastic books

rachel l - 17th October 2019

A great excuse to do nothing but read.

Emma O - 17th October 2019

Aweseome - entered!

Jacqui G - 17th October 2019

Alex Rider:Secret Weapon, as my g'son (and I) love these stories.

Kris R - 17th October 2019

Toffee by Sarah Crossman

Alison J - 17th October 2019

I'd love to read The Curse of the School Rabbit by Judith Kerr.

Louise L - 17th October 2019

What a great offer - I'd love to be able to share these books with the children in the school where I work.

Siobhan H - 17th October 2019

I can't wait to read Lisa Jewell's latest, Watching You. Hope I win!

MARIA R - 17th October 2019

THE TRAIN TO IMPOSSIBLE PLACES - PG BELL as my hubby builds/makes steam trains he loves reading books with a train theme to our grandchildren, so they would all be very happy indeed!

Gemma H - 17th October 2019

Rumblestar by Abi Elphinstone is a firm favourite in our house

katie m - 17th October 2019

The curse of the School Rabbit

Lisa S - 17th October 2019

Great books there for readers of all ages!

Sally C - 17th October 2019

Wow, what a stunning selection of books, I have never seen anything so fabulous!

Jean C - 17th October 2019

The curse of the school rabbit because we’ve always loved Judith Kerr books and my grandchildren have rabbits so I’m sure they’d love this book

Leane K - 17th October 2019

Brilliant list of books!

Saffron G - 17th October 2019

What a great competition. There are some books here that my daughter has already read so I can highly recommend them. They'll be donated to the school library if we win!

Liz S - 17th October 2019

Spent my working life teaching children to read - huge job satisfaction, now loving reading with my grandchildren

Daniel K - 17th October 2019

That's a mighty impressive tower of literature!

Marion G - 17th October 2019

Swarm of Bees, it looks like a lovely story with a happy ending. Something nice to discuss with little ones.

Margaret C - 17th October 2019

The new Alex Rider

Amy T - 17th October 2019

Wow, what a fabulous selection! Toffee is one of my favourite books of the year and I’ve also been anticipating the new Elizabeth Laird after recently reading her fabulous book, ‘Welcome to Nowhere’.

Emma A - 17th October 2019

Love Checkmates. A great read especially for ADHD children in my class.

anthony h - 16th October 2019

I think that The Umbrella Mouse is one I am looking forward to reading with my Grandson

JANE K - 16th October 2019

What a great prize

Emma W - 16th October 2019

A Pinch of Magic

Nicola B - 16th October 2019

My cousins a Time traveller, my daughter loves a good funny book she can belly laugh at, and this sounds just right !!

Deanie G - 16th October 2019

Wow! What an incredible haul of books! Perfect for my bookworms xx

Nicola K - 16th October 2019

The Gruffalo. Forever enduring. A classic and must for every child's bookshelf.

kathleen m - 16th October 2019

Hey Sherlock looks intriguing.

Rebecca D - 16th October 2019

The train to impossible places looks like the sort of book both of my children would enjoy!

Kate G - 16th October 2019

The curse of the school rabbit as we love Judith Kerr’s books

Simon M - 16th October 2019

I am a Tiger by Karl Newson

Tracy N - 16th October 2019

The Train to Impossible Places by P. G. Bell, Illustrated by Flavia Sorrentino

James F - 16th October 2019

It is amazing the range of superb new books for children each year

Jackie O - 16th October 2019

A House Without Walls by Elizabeth Laird, Illustrated by Lucy Eldridge

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