Most popular children's books, by age range on Lovereading4kids 12 - 19 June 2016

By PeterC on 20th June 2016

Books for Babies and Toddlers

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Pip and Posy: The New Friend Pip and Posy: The New Friend Axel Scheffler A charming new title in this best-selling series from Axel Scheffler. Simple but incident-filled stories for two, three and four-year olds. A gently funny story about navigating friendship and being kind, even when every bone in your body is telling ... Download free opening extract
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My Dad Will Do My Dad Will Do Martin Thomas This child’s-eye view of the father-child relationship is very touching and will strike a chord in all families. Little elephant looks up to Dad – literally – and each spread describes something Dad can do because he’s bigger, whether that’s ... Download free opening extract
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Open Up, Please! Open Up, Please! Silvia Borando, Lorenzo Clerici Perfectly paced, and with very few words, this stylish and wickedly funny, interactive lift-the flap book with its rather tasty twist is sure to delight the very youngest of readers. I am a minibombo book: a little book buzzing with ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for Young Adults

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Nightwanderers Nightwanderers C. J. Flood June 2016 Book of the Month From the Branford Boase award-winning author of Infinite Sky comes this smartly-plotted page-turner about intense friendship and discovering unexpected strengths. Shy Rosie had “never had a true friend” until Titania - Ti - comes along. ... Download free opening extract
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If I Was Your Girl If I Was Your Girl Meredith Russo June 2016 Debut of the Month Amanda Hardy is the new girl at school. Like everyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is holding back. Even from Grant, the guy she's falling in ... Download free opening extract
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A Monster Calls A Monster Calls Patrick Ness Winner of the 2012 Carnegie Medal Rachel Levy chair of the 2012 CILIP Carnegie judging panel said: "A Monster Calls" is an exquisite piece of writing. It is a beautifully economical, structurally brilliant and lyrically descriptive account of a challenging ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 3+ readers

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The Detective Dog The Detective Dog Julia Donaldson June 2016 Book of the Month A celebration of dogs and books alike, Julia Donaldson employs typically sparkling rhyme to tell the story of Peter – a very nice child though he could have been neater – and his dog, ... Download free opening extract
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Home Home Carson Ellis June 2016 Book of the Month Home – it could be a house in the country, a flat, a wigwam, or even an old boot. This beautiful book has fun with the notion of home and each page illustrates a ... Download free opening extract
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My First Book About Nature My First Book About Nature Felicity Brooks Very attractive to look at, clearly laid out and including lots of questions for readers and suggestions for things they can do after reading, this is a very good first information book. It begins with a definition of nature and ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 5+ readers

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The Secret Pirate The Secret Pirate Elli Woollard June 2016 Book of the Month Lil might look like an ordinary schoolgirl, but under her jumper and vest she’s a pirate! When the thoroughly rotten Stinkbeard arrives Lil flies into battle against him, because Lil is a pirate who’ll ... Download free opening extract
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Wolfish Stew Wolfish Stew Suzi Moore Yikes but Wolfish Stew has a twist in the tale! Little Grey the rabbit has to be constantly on his guard as he skips through the woods, and must always keep watch for the bushy tail, not to mention the ... Download free opening extract
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Would You Rather: Dine with a Dung Beetle or Lunch with a Maggot? Would You Rather: Dine with a Dung Beetle or Lunch with a Maggot? Camilla de le Bedoyere Would you rather dine with a dung beetle, drink with a mosquito, have supper with a spider or lunch with a maggot? Pick your answer and learn about bugs but be careful what you choose.  You could end up eating ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 7+ readers

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How to Look After Your Human How to Look After Your Human Kim Sears June 2016 Book of the Month Though it’s primarily aimed at dogs, humans too – particularly those who share their home with a canine companion – will find lots to inform and entertain them in Maggie Mayhem’s comprehensive guide. Maggie, ... Download free opening extract
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The Magic Finger The Magic Finger Roald Dahl The story of an unusual little girl who has magical powers. When someone makes her angry, she zaps a punishment on them with her magic, flashing finger! ... Download free opening extract
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The Secret Railway The Secret Railway Wendy Meddour In three words: secret worlds - adventure – magic   There are echoes of Narnia in this exciting adventure which begins with two children finding a door into another world, not in a wardrobe, but in an abandoned workshop full of ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 9+ readers

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The Accidental Secret Agent The Accidental Secret Agent Tom McLaughlin June 2016 Book of the Month - In a Nutshell: espionage – laughs – fake moustaches. The story of a boy who accidentally becomes a secret agent, Tom McLaughlin’s new book is laugh-out-loud funny, particularly if, like its hero, you daydream ... Download free opening extract
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The Wilderness War The Wilderness War Julia Green June 2016 Book of the Month - In a Nutshell: protest – friendship – the great outdoors At a time when children are accused of disconnecting from the natural world Julia Green’s story of kids protecting their patch of wilderness is ... Download free opening extract
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Jennie Jennie Paul Gallico Gallico’s story of a young boy who metamorphoses into a white cat following an accident is both an exciting adventure and a moving story of friendship. It is also one of the best books on cats ever written. As a ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 11+ readers

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Dangerous Lies Dangerous Lies Becca Fitzpatrick Strong-willed Stella is the key witness in a murder trial and has been placed under police protection. After being given a new identity and forced to cut all contact with friends from her former life, including her boyfriend, Stella is ... Download free opening extract
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Rent A Bridesmaid Rent A Bridesmaid Jacqueline Wilson June 2016 Book of the Month A fabulous, funny and moving story about the power of friendship from the mega-bestselling creator of Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather and more recently Katy, the retelling of Susan Coolidge's classic What Katy Did. ... Download free opening extract
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A Stitch in Time A Stitch in Time Penelope Lively Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month June 2016  Award-winning Penelope Lively’s classic story humorously captures the dreamy and imaginary world of eleven year old Maria. An only child, Maria is used to quietly observing the world around her. When her ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 13+ readers

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The Crystal Run The Crystal Run Sheila O'Flanagan June 2016 Debut of the Month High-octane, high-stakes fantasy quest in which a teenage boy finds himself embroiled a world of warring lands and self-sacrificing teenagers. At first, “gangly” Joe might seem an unlikely hero. The gripping opening scene sees him bullied ... Download free opening extract
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The Book of Pearl The Book of Pearl Timothee De Fombelle June 2016 Book of the Month In a Nutshell: Timeless fairytale • Eternal love • Lyrical quest An enchanting, beautifully written novel about how first love can shape one’s life. Joshua Pearl is from another world but has been trapped in ... Download free opening extract
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Five Hundred Miles Five Hundred Miles Kevin Brooks June 2016 Book of the Month | Interest Age Teen,  Reading Age 8 In a Nutshell: mysteries – urban jungle - escape With typical intensity, Kevin Brooks presents readers with a slice of the life of a singular young man. Cole and ... Download free opening extract

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