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Most popular books, by age range, 7 - 13 April

By PeterC on 14th April 2009

Featured Books Age 0 - 5 Years

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Daydream Dan Daydream Dan Sarah Garson This is a debut picture book from an exciting new talent.  A delightful book that both parent and child will warm to as the plotline is something that both will relate to.  That dreaded 'I'm not day dreaming' as your child is quite ... Download free opening extract
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Little Boat Little Boat Thomas Docherty Wonderfully detailed yet simple illustrations coupled with minimal text make this an absolutely fantastic picture book to enjoy with even the youngest toddler.  Later this year, this title will be joined by an equally fun title from Thomas Docherty called ... Download free opening extract
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Charlie and Lola: Look After Your Planet Charlie and Lola: Look After Your Planet Lauren Child A green message within a beautiful picture book. Loveable Charlie and Lola give all kinds of useful tips about the contribution they, and all other children, can make to looking after our planet. In Lauren Child’s witty illustrations, Charlie and ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 5+ readers

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Tumtum and Nutmeg: Pirates' Treasure Tumtum and Nutmeg: Pirates' Treasure Emily Bearn The enchanting and delightful mice Tumtum and Nutmeg are back for a third adventure. This time the two home lovers are off on a camping trip but soon things begin to go very wrong as they get swept down the ... Download free opening extract
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Barefoot Book of Earth Tales Barefoot Book of Earth Tales Dawn Casey This stunning collection of stories from around the world, which celebrate the importance of the world we live in, is supported by inspiring hands-on activities to encourage all to protect and preserve our world as much as we are able. ... Download free opening extract
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Her Mother's Face Her Mother's Face Roddy Doyle The first picture book from award winner Roddy Doyle is a heart-warming and gently reassuring tale about moving on and growing up.  The writing is quite sublime and the luscious illustrations by Freya Blackwood compliment the words beautifully. ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 7+ readers

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The Amazing Adventures of Curd The Lion and Us! in the Land at the Back of Beyond The Amazing Adventures of Curd The Lion and Us! in the Land at the Back of Beyond Alan Gilliland Reminiscent of the writing of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, this brilliant debut children's novel is completely unputdownable as well as being almost uncategorisable.  The author has succeeded in delivering on a book that incorporates a terrifically funny yet mysterious story, full ... Download free opening extract
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The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish Neil Gaiman Visually dramatic, this is a hugely entertaining adventure perfectly tinged with an alarming subtext.  Desperate to have his friend’s two goldfish, a boy swaps his father for them – despite the warning from his sister. Predictably, Mum is not pleased ... Download free opening extract
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Flood And Fang: Raven Mysteries Book One Flood And Fang: Raven Mysteries Book One Marcus Sedgwick Told from the bird’s eye view of a resident raven, this is a deliciously topsy-turvy comedy full of unusual details. The Otherhand family are far from normal and life in Otherhand Castle is distinctly strange. Edgar the raven cares little ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 9+ readers

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Skulduggery Pleasant: The Faceless Ones Skulduggery Pleasant: The Faceless Ones Derek Landy Prize winning Skulduggery Pleasant is back for a third thrilling adventure. Along with his side-kick Stephanie, Skulduggery, the skeleton detective, must stand up to the Faceless Ones in a typically dramatic, dangerous and funny new adventure. The world of Skulduggery ... Download free opening extract
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The Well Between the Worlds The Well Between the Worlds Sam Llewellyn From the pen of a very talented author whose writing is of the highest quality comes a book that is full of magic and intrigue, myth and environmentalism in a land that was once green and pleasant but whose land ... Download free opening extract
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Ribblestrop Ribblestrop Andrew Mulligan In this quirky and original debut there’s never a dull moment.  Even before the student’s turn up to the school, you can tell is no ordinary place. The building is semi-ruined (some dormitories don’t even have a roof ), the ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 11+ readers

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Skellig - TV tie in edition Skellig - TV tie in edition David Almond This is a wonderfully eerie and magical story about believing in something extra special and why it may make a difference.  It’s full of happiness and sadness but ultimately it’s incredibly fulfilling. 'Touched with a visionary intensity, this strange life-affirming tale exercises every ... Download free opening extract
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Jake Highfield: Chaos Unleashed Jake Highfield: Chaos Unleashed Alec Sillifant A fast-paced and thrilling spy story that is also a debut novel, Chaos Unleashed tells how school boy Jake becomes an outsider when the Academy turns against him and he finds himself having to use all his skills and training ... Download free opening extract
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Dragonfly Pool Dragonfly Pool Eva Ibbotson A wonderful, magical adventure spins out of a school story with a difference. Tally doesn’t want to leave her father and her aunts and go away to boarding school. But Delderton Hall is a very special school with interesting staff and pupils and ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 14+ readers

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Gone Gone Michael Grant  STOP PRESS - Read the whole book here online now  (book is available free from 8 - 22 April) or just click the download extract button above to get a cliff-hanger taster from the first two chapters.   Gripping from the first ... Download free opening extract
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Girl Meets Cake Girl Meets Cake Susie Day A darkly comic romance about love, friendship, lies and gingerbread men! Heidi's mad online life collides hysterically with her real one in a laugh-out-loud, über-cool teen novel.  Georgia Nicolson fans will adore this hilarious headlong teen-blog. ... Download free opening extract
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Beautiful Dead: Jonas Beautiful Dead: Jonas Eden Maguire This is the first of a proposed series of 4 books in the increasingly popular area of paranormal romance.  Fans of Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series will love the intrigue, the excellent writing style, compelling characters coupled with a powerful mystery.  ... Download free opening extract

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