Most popular Children's books, by age range, 15 - 22 Aug 2010

By PeterC on 23rd August 2010

Books for Babies and Toddlers

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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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Guess Who Says Moo? My Little Book of Riddles Guess Who Says Moo? My Little Book of Riddles Leonie Shearing This perfect introduction to farm animals combines some absolutely charming illustrations with the ever-popular flip-the-flaps, creating a fun guessing game for the very young. Farm and farm animal words are introduced in a really fun way. ... Download free opening extract
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Dogs Dogs Emily Gravett Shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers' Book Prize 2010. Prize-winning illustrator Emily Gravett delights with another wonderful new book. Apparently a celebration of dogs of all kind, this is also a book with a witty twist at the end. Gorgeous pictures of ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 3+ readers

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The Rabbit Problem The Rabbit Problem Emily Gravett A Useful book about Families. An outstandingly original and entertaining book packed full of rabbitty details and a feast of novelty features that makes it all the more fun to read again and again and again. The Rabbit Problem shows ... Download free opening extract
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Just Because Just Because Rebecca Elliott This is a book that deserves a place on the nursery bookshelf to be read and reread time and time again by parents and children alike.  It helps children to recognise that everyone is different.  Both heartfelt and loving it ... Download free opening extract
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Cub's First Winter Cub's First Winter Rebecca Elliott Within this snuggly bedtime story there is an excellent introduction to looking at nature. It is Cub’s first winter and he wants to learn everything he can about it. Mum gives him lyrical answers to his many questions as she ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 5+ readers

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Ruby Nettleship and the Ice Lolly Adventure Ruby Nettleship and the Ice Lolly Adventure Thomas Docherty This is a magical adventure in which a drab landscape is transformed into a place of beauty and delight. Ruby’s playground is rundown; nothing works except for one swing for which there is always a long queue. One day, Ruby ... Download free opening extract
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Play the Shape Game Play the Shape Game Anthony Browne Take a shape and transform it into something new...Top names, including Jo Brand, Quentin Blake, Jacqueline Wilson, Phillip Pullman, Imelda Staunton, Anthony Horowitz, Sir Peter Blake, Linford Christie and Andrew Motion, have played Anthony Browne's Shape Game and left a new shape ... Download free opening extract
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Vile A Cautionary Tale for Little Monsters Vile A Cautionary Tale for Little Monsters Mark Robinson This is a terrific Cautionary Tale for mischievous kids demonstrating as it does that perhaps life’s not so great when spent solely in the pursuit of vileness  And when two of the pupils of the University of Vile discover that ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 7+ readers

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Dead Man's Cove: Laura Marlin Mysteries 1 Dead Man's Cove: Laura Marlin Mysteries 1 Lauren St.John Feisty orphan Laura Marlin is rescued from her life in a children’s home by her mysterious uncle Calvin. Laura loves everything about her new life in Cornwall but soon realises that it is full of secrets. Laura’s sharp observation and ... Download free opening extract
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Find Chaffy Find Chaffy Jamie Smart Join in the search for the missing Chaffies! Ten loveable Chaffies have wandered off into the world and someone needs to set out and find where they are hiding! Join in the search for these delightful creatures among a graveyard ... Download free opening extract
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The Good Green Lunchbox: Tasty, Healthy Lunches and Picnics The Good Green Lunchbox: Tasty, Healthy Lunches and Picnics Jocelyn Miller This is the book to help you and the children give what you eat an eco-makeover! It's a make-and-do book and contains 16 ideas for tasty and healthy lunches and picnics, which at the same time highlight a range of ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 9+ readers

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Witches at War: The Wickedest Witch Witches at War: The Wickedest Witch Martin Howard Full of dark humour in fact seriously funny this is the start of a series that should not be missed and packaged in a terrific small hardback format.  There is great anticipation in the witching world as the Wicked Witch ... Download free opening extract
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Eating Things on Sticks Eating Things on Sticks Anne Fine Shortlisted for Roald Dahl's Funny Prize 2009. . Prize-winning Children’s Laureate Anne Fine is more entertaining than anyone else about families. Creating circumstances in which everything possible can go wrong, she delights her readers with bizarre situations that are hugely entertaining. ... Download free opening extract
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Midnight on Lundy Midnight on Lundy Victoria Eveleigh This is Victoria Eveleigh’s fourth novel, her first three all feature an Exmoor pony called Trifle.  This one however, is set, first on Lundy Island* and then on the mainland in Devon.  Heart-rending but ultimately uplifting it will at times ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 11+ readers

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Reckless Reckless Cornelia Funke This title is published in September 2010 but we have an exclusive extract to whet your appetite.  Best-selling author Cornelia Funke whose Inkheart was a world-wide phenomenon has created a wonderful new imaginary world peopled with a gigantic cast of ... Download free opening extract
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Raven's Gate (Power of Five) Graphic Novel Raven's Gate (Power of Five) Graphic Novel Anthony Horowitz The long-awaited graphic-novel adaptation of the No. 1 bestseller Raven's Gate, from the creator of Alex Rider, Anthony Horowitz.  A sinister and incredibly atmospheric story of the supernatural; first of five in the Power of Five series. Matt has always ... Download free opening extract
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Dark Life Dark Life Kat Falls This is a debut novel that won’t disappoint.  Set in a world where the rising oceans have taken over continents and there are humans living on the small tracts of land that remain whilst others have moved under the sea ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 14+ readers

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The 10pm Question The 10pm Question Kate De Goldi This is a warm, surprising, quirky, yet real and intelligent novel you will fall in love with. It’s a coming of age tale of Frankie Parsons, a twelve year old boy (who thinks and acts much older) who worries incessantly ... Download free opening extract
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Hunger Hunger Michael Grant This paperback edition will be available in September 2010. Here's what Hugh (14), one of our teenage reviewers think of Hunger: Hunger, like it’s prequel Gone was unputdownable. It's an excellent follow-up to an original idea. More children are developing powers and the ... Download free opening extract
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Whisper My Name Whisper My Name Jane Eagland This is an incredibly eerie and chilling story of 16 year old Meriel Garland who is trapped in her grandfather’s strict regime of study and silence.  It’s a narrow, solitary existence, yet Meriel doesn’t always feel alone for someone is ... Download free opening extract

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