Lovereading4kids most popular books, by age range, 20 - 27 November 2016

By PeterC on 28th November 2016

Books for Babies and Toddlers

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Gordon's Great Escape Gordon's Great Escape Sue Hendra November 2016 Book of the Month  Hurrah for Gordon the Balloon! Gordon’s life story, including time at balloon-school learning just what a balloon does, his first true love whose pets are porcupines and his important role in rescuing his friends ... Download free opening extract
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Wolves Wolves Emily Gravett One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Celebrating 10th Anniversary of Wolves!  Rabbit borrows a book about wolves from the library. He can't put it down! But soon a sinister figure with sharp claws and a bushy tail ... Download free opening extract
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Dinosaur Roar! Single Sound Board Book Dinosaur Roar! Single Sound Board Book Henrietta Stickland Dinosaur roar, dinosaur squeak! This fabulous rhyming book of opposites is deservedly recognised as a classic and this new edition comes complete with a fantastic dinosaur sound. A herd of dinosaurs of all shapes, sizes and temperaments race or lounge ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for Young Adults

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The Sun is Also a Star The Sun is Also a Star Nicola Yoon November 2016 Book of the Month In a Nutshell: Race against time | Racing hearts | The difference a day makes |   Intense tale of fate, fraught families and migrant lives told over the twelve hour period in which a teenage girl ... Download free opening extract
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The Diabolic The Diabolic S. J. Kincaid In a Nutshell: Intergalactic Identity Epic     Action and intrigue abound in this high-stakes, high-concept sci-fi thriller from the acclaimed author of Insignia. Nemesis is a Diabolic. They ‘look like us, but they aren’t truly human beings.’ They’re predators who must kill ... Download free opening extract
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Dear Charlie Dear Charlie N. D. Gomes November 2016 Debut of the Month In a Nutshell: Shocking school shooting | Heartache behind headlines    A thoroughly thought-provoking tale of a family’s struggle with grief and guilt in the aftermath of an atrocious act committed by a loved one. It’s ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 3+ readers

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The Christmas Eve Tree The Christmas Eve Tree Delia Huddy Get into the Spirit of Christmas!  This absolutely beautiful book will really instil the true Christmas spirit in all who read it. Planted carelessly, the little fir tree has no chance to grow, so stays small and stunted. No wonder ... Download free opening extract
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Snowflake in My Pocket Snowflake in My Pocket Rachel Bright Get into the Spirit of Christmas! This charming story of a little squirrel’s first adventure in the snow is also a gentle reflection on the things we should really treasure. Little Squirrel lives in an oak tree with wise old ... Download free opening extract
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Blue Penguin Blue Penguin Petr Horacek November 2016 Book of the Month   There are some breathtakingly beautiful illustrations in Petr Horacek’s new picture book, and a story to bring a lump to the throat. Blue Penguin does the same things that the other penguins do but, ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 5+ readers

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Magnificent Creatures Magnificent Creatures Anna Wright In a nutshell: patterns and personalities in the animal world captured in words and beautiful pictures. This beautiful book will inspire children to look at the world around them with new eyes. Anna Wright is fascinated by the extraordinary patterns and ... Download free opening extract
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Pandora Pandora Victoria Turnbull Victoria Turnbull is a very gifted picture book creator and Pandora is a beautiful story of friendship, hope and renewal. All alone, in a land of broken things, lives Pandora, a little fox. She spends her time gathering and repairing ... Download free opening extract
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Penguin Problems Penguin Problems Jory John One of our Books of the Year 2016 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2016      Ever thought you had problems? Try being a Penguin! There’s too much snow, it’s too cold, the sea has too ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 7+ readers

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The Giant's Necklace The Giant's Necklace Michael Morpurgo A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2016    Former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo’s short story is a small gem. Part adventure, part ghost story it slips easily between past and present as a little girl, determined to collect all ... Download free opening extract
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The Snow Cat The Snow Cat Holly Webb In a nutshell: a seasonal story of snow, cats and happy endings! Young readers will very much enjoy Holly Webb’s typically touching new story, in which a mischievous cat works magic across the generations. Bel is staying with her grandma in ... Download free opening extract
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The Fox and the Star The Fox and the Star Coralie Bickford-Smith October 2016 Debut of the Month  This is such a charming and gloriously delightful short tale, about friendship, facing your fears and looking beyond the obvious. The Fox and the Star is a visually stunning story book; the illustrations are fabulous, ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 9+ readers

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There May be a Castle There May be a Castle Piers Torday November 2016 Book of the Month In a nutshell: the unbeatable power of the imagination  |   Piers Torday’s beautifully written book is an extraordinary allegory, a story of courage and love, and of the life-affirming importance of stories. It’s Christmas ... Download free opening extract
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The Song from Somewhere Else The Song from Somewhere Else A. F. Harrold A Julia Eccleshare Book of the Month November 2016   Award-winning A.F. Harrold blends reality and imagination in a moving and thought-provoking story about friendship, loneliness and being brave when things are difficult. Bullied at school and unsupported at home, ... Download free opening extract
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Winter Magic Winter Magic Amy Alward, Emma Carroll, Berlie Doherty & others Get into the Spirit of Christmas!   I’ve always thought books were magical.  It’s always a wonder that a simple combination of words can have such meaning, take us on so many adventures. This short story collection encapsulates that belief perfectly. ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 11+ readers

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The Midnight Gang The Midnight Gang David Walliams One of our Books of the Year 2016 | November 2016 Book of the Month  | In a nutshell: comedy capers on the NHS from everyone’s favourite storyteller! The spirit of Roald Dahl lives on in David Walliams, and Dahl’s influence ... Download free opening extract
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An Eagle in the Snow An Eagle in the Snow Michael Morpurgo November 2016 Book of the Month   A ‘what if’ story based on a true life events, full of descriptions of heroism and selflessness: for any good writer this would make excellent material for a book, but in Michael Morpurgo’s hands, ... Download free opening extract
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Spirit of the Jungle Spirit of the Jungle Bear Grylls One of our Books of the Year 2016 | October 2016 Book of the Month  | In a nutshell: jungle survival in the footsteps of Mowgli  |  More than 120 years after publication of The Jungle Book, and following the ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 13+ readers

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Black Light Express Black Light Express Philip Reeve November 2016 Book of the Month In a nutshell: dazzling journeys into other worlds  |   Philip Reeve continues to turn us all into railheads in his glorious new sci-fi adventure. The follow up to Railhead, this is set in a gleaming ... Download free opening extract
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The Lie Tree: Illustrated Edition The Lie Tree: Illustrated Edition Frances Hardinge A beautiful illustrated gift edition of Frances Hardinge's hugely entertaining and dramatic Victorian thriller. When Faith’s father dies suddenly she knows she must try to find out exactly what he was hiding in the local caves she had recently visited ... Download free opening extract
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Reckless III: The Golden Yarn Reckless III: The Golden Yarn Cornelia Funke November 2016 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: mesmerising tale of love and adventure set in a dark fairy tale world  |  Cornelia Funke has an extraordinarily fertile imagination, which is fed and inspired by the old fairy ... Download free opening extract

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