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Mid-October eNewsletter

By PeterC on 20th October 2016

With Half term and Hallowe’en coming up and yes, even Christmas fast advancing, Lovereading4kids is here to help you choose the most brilliant books for any child that you know, from baby to teenager. Read on for more…

Boo! - Hello Hallowe’en!

It doesn’t have to be all costumes, face paints, tricks and treats this Hallowe’en. There are also several ‘enchanting’ books to get kids in the ‘spirit’ of things in our special Hallowe’en category. Get out from behind the sofa and check them out!

Drawn Together! – Picture Book Party

There are few greater joys than sharing wonderful picture books with kids. This is our category which brings you together and gets them loving reading from an early age. With new titles for Autumn, there’s no better time to join the party! Click here for more.

One Stop Shop - Our Autumn Highlights

Lovereading4kids staff have come up with some of their favourites out this autumn – every one a winner we think:
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Give us the Willis! – The Books of Jeanne Willis

With over 80 titles under her belt and no more space on the mantelpiece for awards, Jeanne Willis is one of our most prolific children’s authors. It’s impossible to choose favourites among her fabulously enjoyable and accessible books for very young readers. But, Who’s in The Loo? (3+) is celebrating its tenth anniversary this month and is a raucous, rhyming romp that will resonate with anyone who’s endured the ‘loo queue’ first thing!

Riddell me This! – Ottoline Series by Chris Riddell

Amateur roving collector and wearer of odd shoes, Ottoline lives with her best friend, a Norwegian bog-person who hates having his hair brushed and being mistaken for a dog. Children’s Laureate, Chris Riddell’s beautifully illustrated and quirky adventures are unique, imaginative and elegant. 7+ readers will love to explore every page and younger ones will relish hearing them out loud. Find out more about the latest title; Ottoline and the Purple Fox and what our Reader Reviewers thought of it…
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What Now? – “If They Like, They’ll Love”. That’s What!

You’ve devoured a whole series by a favourite author and you’re hungry for more. But where do you turn to find your next great read? Our If They Like, They’ll Love section introduces you to authors who are right up your street. Click here to get started.
If they like Roald Dahl they’ll love the outrageous War Next Door; A Storey Street book from Phil Earle. If they like Dick King-Smith’s animal stories they’ll love the warm-hearted A Piglet Called Truffle by Helen Peters.
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New Addictive Reading for older children

Robert Muchamore, the author of the global Cherub series, has created a new hard-hitting battle of the bands series called Rock War that our older reader reviewers just loved calling it ‘funny‘ ‘brilliant‘ ‘witty‘ ‘ingenious‘ and ‘gripping.’ With its heady mix of glamour and grit, and a cast of characters who run the gamut from smart, self-aware cynics to easily led-astrays, this is a seriously addictive read. The third in the series Gone Wild (13+) is just out.

Kids-mas Presents!

We know, we know! It’s early. The fake cobwebs are barely up yet and the last thing you want to be thinking about is Christmas. Or is it? Come on, you just had a vision of mince pies and candle-lit choirs, didn’t you? Well, no harm in looking at the bookshelf below and having the briefest of browses to get ahead of the seasonal rush for presents. After all, a book lasts forever and can influence someone for the rest of their life! Go on. Take a look. Just there. Below this or visit our new Christmas 2016 category on the website with even more recommendations.
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Original storytelling to capture children’s hearts and minds

Best-selling author Cornelia Funke, whose Inkheart was a world-wide phenomenon, has created another wonderful imaginary world peopled with a gigantic cast of original and outlandish characters who live in Mirrorworld which Jacob Reckless stumbles upon while searching for his missing father. Full of mortal danger thrills, excitement and adventures there are three books, the first two are out this month and the third, The Golden Yarn is out in early November but we have an exclusive pre-publication extract for you to read.

Kids October Book Festival Round-up

Looking for indoor fun to entertain the kids this autumn? Look no further than the Loogabarooga Festival (19-24 October), win tickets to a Storyteller event at Petworth Literary Weekend (5 November) and enjoy creative fun at Bridlitkids (12 November). And that is October just about ‘wrapped up’, book-fans! Talking of ‘wrapping’, we’ll be back next month with more top tips and maybe just a few suggestions in case you’re thinking ahead for Christmas. Oh no. we said the ‘c’-word. P.S. We have some lovely Roald Dahl hardback, full-colour edition paperbacks and some phizzwhizzing postcards which are perfect for gifts this autumn.

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