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Most popular children's books, by age range, 20 - 27 June 2011

By PeterC on 28th June 2011

Books for Babies and Toddlers

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A Bit Lost A Bit Lost Chris Haughton Winner of the top children's book award in Ireland in 2011 - the Bisto Award. When Little Owl falls out of the nest he needs help to find his way home again. Luckily squirrel is keen to help but how does ... Download free opening extract
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Tabby McTat Picturebook and CD Tabby McTat Picturebook and CD Julia Donaldson The best-selling author and illustrator team of the Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have created a heart-warming story about loyalty and friendship. When Tabby McTat the busker’s cat gets separated from the busker he begins a new life on ... Download free opening extract
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Gilbert the Great (Board Book) Gilbert the Great (Board Book) Jane Clarke Award-winning illustrator Charles Fuge’s Gilbert is a charming picture book character – despite being a great white shark! The story of his touching friendship with Raymond the Remora is delightfully retold in this handsome board book version. ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 3+ readers

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The Rhyming Rabbit The Rhyming Rabbit Julia Donaldson Award winning Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson has created a delightfully entertaining picture book that celebrates poems of all kinds. All the rabbits are sick of hearing the rhyming rabbit’s poems for every occasion. Forlornly, the rabbit sets off to find ... Download free opening extract
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The Boy Who Hated Toothbrushes The Boy Who Hated Toothbrushes Zehra Hicks Billy hates toothbrushes. He’s tried all kinds but refuses to use any of them! But then he loses a tooth and the tooth fairy leaves him something to make sure the rest of his teeth are never so dirty! How ... Download free opening extract
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Two Monkeys (World of Happy) Two Monkeys (World of Happy) Giles Andreae A gorgeous story that shows the importance of true friendship between two monkeys.  Will the monkey prince forget his servant friend in the end or not?Stylish and affordable books for children and parents alike. One of an initial series of 13 ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 5+ readers

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Cave Baby Cave Baby Julia Donaldson Best-selling author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson has teamed up with prize-winning illustrator Emily Gravett to create a wonderfully witty story about a cheeky little Cave Baby. When the Cave Baby scribbles on the walls of his cave he is ... Download free opening extract
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Dirty Bertie : Ouch! Dirty Bertie : Ouch! Alan McDonald Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping in A&E after an accident with a door, forgets his swimming trunks on a visit to Splash City, and proves that Know-All Nick doesn't actually ... Download free opening extract
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Conker Conker Michael Morpurgo Prize-winning Michael Morpurgo packs in a range of big emotions in this beautifully written short novel for newly fluent readers and reissued for a new generation of children. Helped by his granny, Nick learns to see off the nasty bully ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 7+ readers

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An Elephant in the Garden An Elephant in the Garden Michael Morpurgo Once again the former Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo, weaves an intensely moving story about an extraordinary animal caught up in a very human war.  It’s World War Two in Germany, the animals in Dresden are to be killed because of ... Download free opening extract
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Little Manfred Little Manfred Michael Morpurgo Award-winning author and illustrator duo Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman have created a touching story about the way lives become entangled during conflict and how, unexpectedly, those ties can lead to enduring friendship. When Alex and her little brother Charlie ... Download free opening extract
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Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster Joanna Nadin A bundle of awfulness! Penny Dreadful (not her real name) has an unfortunate habit of creating mayhem wherever she goes and whatever she does! Penny has some really brilliant ideas. The only trouble is, they often seem to go horribly ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 9+ readers

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Too Much Trouble Too Much Trouble Tom Avery Winner of the 2010 Frances Lincoln / Seven Stories Diverse Voices Children's Book Award This prize-winning story will grab readers’ attention from the opening moments and hold them spell-bound from then on. When Emmanuel and Prince are sent to England to ... Download free opening extract
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Journey to the River Sea 10th Anniversary Edition Journey to the River Sea 10th Anniversary Edition Eva Ibbotson Special 10th Anniversary Edition Chosen by Anne Fine as one of her favourite reads.  A charming and magical adventure story that is full of wisdom, warmth and understanding. Orphaned Maia is sent off to stay with her relatives far, far away ... Download free opening extract
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Billionaire Boy Billionaire Boy David Walliams Shortlisted for the prestigious Sheffield Children's Book Award 2011 Hugely entertaining, this captivating story is also thought provoking about the perils of having way too much money. Joe Spud is the richest twelve-year-old in the world; he has everything his heart ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 11+ readers

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Tall Story Tall Story Candy Gourlay Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2011. Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2011: Favourite Story. This is a debut novel packed with warmth, humour and quirkiness that will have you in fits of laughter one minute and ... Download free opening extract
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Unhooking the Moon Unhooking the Moon Gregory Hughes Shortlisted for the prestigious Branford Boase Award 2011. Winner of the BookTrust Teenage Book Prize 2010 and shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2010. One absolutely, indisputably MEGA story! This highly recommended title is a beautifully written, utterly original, funny ... Download free opening extract
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Six Days Six Days Philip Webb Enter a fantastic contest to appear in Philip Webb's next book.  Each copy of Six Days is printed with its own unique 5-digit code.  Children can enter their unique code and email address and smartphone users can go direct to ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 14+ readers

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Life An Exploded Diagram Life An Exploded Diagram Mal Peet This is a brilliant coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the Cold War and events leading up to the Cuban Missile Crisis.  The story is told in flashback by Clem when he is living and working in New York ... Download free opening extract
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Double or Quits Rachel Riley's Year of (almost) Taking Control Double or Quits Rachel Riley's Year of (almost) Taking Control Joanna Nadin A fantastically fat and sparkly bind-up of two riotous Rachel Riley books ... Back to Life and The Facts of Life. ... Download free opening extract
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When I Was Joe When I Was Joe Keren David Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2011. Highly Commended for the Teenage Book Prize 2010. An edgy and contemporary thriller about the life changing dangers of knife crime – and that’s just for the witness. When Ty tells the police ... Download free opening extract
 

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