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Lovereading4kids Top 3 books by age range 19 - 26 May 2014

By PeterC on 27th May 2014

Books for Babies and Toddlers

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The Very Noisy House The Very Noisy House Julie Rhodes One of our Books of the Year 2013 - now out in paperback A dog barking, a cat meowing, a baby screaming – all of these are set off in a chain reaction when the little old lady who lives ... Download free opening extract
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It Wasn't Me It Wasn't Me Oliver Jeffers Mostly the Hueys get along just fine. But occasionally, they do NOT!  When a big fight breaks out everyone says they are not to blame. Strangely, none of them can even remember what they are fighting about! In his simple ... Download free opening extract
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Bing: Something for Daddy Bing: Something for Daddy Ted Dewan With short, repetitive texts, bold, bright artwork and appealing characters, Bing offers both parent and child an enjoyable reading experience and a simple, reassuring guiding principle - that, whatever happens, it's just a Bing thing, a normal occurrence, and nothing ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 3+ readers

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Sugarlump and the Unicorn Sugarlump and the Unicorn Julia Donaldson May 2014 Book of the Month  Julia Donaldson, former Children’s Laureate and author of The Gruffalo tells a magical tale of a horse whose wishes come true – thanks to the magic of a unicorn. Sugarlump is a rocking horse; ... Download free opening extract
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Up For The Cup Up For The Cup Simon Bartram A brilliant story of the unbreakable football bond between father and son, interspersed with essential football facts - strips, goal-celebrations and more - plus famous footballers to spot. ... Download free opening extract
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A is for Awesome A is for Awesome Dallas Clayton A Is for Awesome is an alphabet book with an edge.  Bursting with colour, energy and life, each spread offers a rhythmic phrase and an abundance of artwork illustrating the featured letter. The message of dreaming big and living life ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 5+ readers

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Queen Sardine Queen Sardine Kate Willis-Crowly May 2014 Debut of the Month   A brilliantly quirky and humourous story with illustrations throughout.  What's more surprising than finding a cat in your bath...? Finding a talking cat in your bath, particularly when your mum won't let ... Download free opening extract
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The Moonshine Dragon The Moonshine Dragon Cornelia Funke Interest Age 5-8 Reading Age 5+ When a tiny dragon escapes from the pages of the story he has been reading, Patrick can hardly believe his eyes. But when a White Knight on a charger follows, Patrick soon finds himself ... Download free opening extract
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Ug-A-Lug Four Cavemen and a Prehistoric Pencil Ug-A-Lug Four Cavemen and a Prehistoric Pencil Jill Lewis May 2014 Book of the Month Award-winning Simon Rickerty illustrates this deliciously dotty story. Four cavemen find a pencil and have absolutely no idea what they should do with it. After some discussion and several false starts, the cavemen come ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 7+ readers

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The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon David Almond With his typical brilliance, award-winning David Almond weaves magic and reality together in this touching and inventive story about how Paul, a lonely boy living in a basement flat in a huge tower block, plans his great adventure. Paul believes ... Download free opening extract
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Aliens Stink! Aliens Stink! Stephen Cole How would you feel if you suddenly came face to face with an alien? Tim is used to being bullied at school for all kinds of reasons but can he stand up to aliens? When Tim is kidnapped and taken ... Download free opening extract
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Meeting Cezanne Meeting Cezanne Michael Morpurgo M.B.E. This is a gentle, evocative story of a young Parisian boy's summer in 1960s rural Provence. This book is beautifully illustrated inside and out by one of France's finest illustrators. ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 9+ readers

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Haunters Haunters Thomas Taylor The dead and the living exist side by side in this thrilling time-travelling adventure. In David's recurrent dream, Eddie seems real and it seems like he's got something to tell David. That's scary enough but then David gets picked up ... Download free opening extract
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Brilliant Brilliant Roddy Doyle May 2014 Book of the Month  A profound story about the effect of despair on society is touched with magic and humour by best-selling Roddy Doyle. When a black dog comes out of the clouds and settles itself in Dublin ... Download free opening extract
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Nathalia Buttface and the Most Embarrassing Dad in the World Nathalia Buttface and the Most Embarrassing Dad in the World Nigel Smith May 2014 Debut of the Month  Nathalia Buttface and the Most Embarrassing Dad in the World is a genuinely laugh-out-loud story for 9+ readers, with tons of heart, and with a theme that every child can relate. After all we ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 11+ readers

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The Glass Bird Girl The Glass Bird Girl Esme Kerr May 2014 Debut of the Month  An engrossing school adventure story packed full of mystery and rich in atmosphere. Orphaned Edie is rescued from a miserable stay with cousins because she can be useful in discovering exactly what is happening ... Download free opening extract
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Smart Smart Kim Slater A truly astonishing debut novel affecting, uplifting and beautifully written, Kim Slate has created an unforgettable hero in Kieran Woods, whose internal deliberation and astute observations will make any reader desperate to see him succeed in his mission for justice. ... Download free opening extract
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Rooftoppers Rooftoppers Katherine Rundell Overall Winner and Winner of Fiction for 5-12's category 2014 Waterstones Children's Book Prize Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2014 - Best Story Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014 Abandoned as a baby,  Sophie’s determination to find ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 14+ readers

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The Everest Files The Everest Files Matt Dickinson May 2014 Book of the Month  A thrilling journey to the dark side of Everest, it follows 18-year-old Ryan Hart, on a gap year adventure working for a charity in Nepal. Dark forces are at play on the lethal slopes ... Download free opening extract
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Seven Second Delay Seven Second Delay Tom Easton May 2014 Book of the Month  A story that crackles with tension as Mila tries to outwit her captors whose technology has her in their grip. Living on Isles, a vividly imagined futuristic world, Mila had hoped to find a ... Download free opening extract
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The Fault in Our Stars The Fault in Our Stars John Green The movie of The Fault in Our Stars is due for release on 20 June 2014 - read the book before you see the film!  Deservedly No 1 on the New York Times best seller list, this heart-catching novel is ... Download free opening extract

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