Top 10 most popular children's books 19 - 26 February 2012

By PeterC on 27th February 2012

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Twelve Minutes to Midnight Twelve Minutes to Midnight Christopher Edge A thriller with a fast-paced cinematic style, Twelve Minutes to Midnight is an electrifying story from an exciting new author featuring a feisty 13 year old heroine. It is the first book in a must-read series for fans of Philip ... Download free opening extract
The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop Kate Saunders A bewitching, bewildering, hilarious and absolutely irresistible magical adventure. A wonderful new life begins for Oz and Lily when their father inherits the family chocolate factory from a long lost uncle. Moving into their new home, Lily knows at once ... Download free opening extract
Not Bad for a Bad Lad Not Bad for a Bad Lad Michael Morpurgo If you loved War Horse, you'll love this... This wonderful story was inspired by a conversation that Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman had about a prison at Hollesley Bay in Suffolk that Michael Foreman remembered from growing up nearby. Into ... Download free opening extract
Socks Are Not Enough Socks Are Not Enough Mark Lowery A piece of Passion from the Publisher: We at Scholastic Children’s Books are very proud to be publishing Socks Are Not Enough by Mark Lowery in February 2012.  It genuinely takes a lot to make me laugh – especially out loud. ... Download free opening extract
The Hodgeheg The Hodgeheg Dick King-smith This is an absolutely charming modern classic from one of Britain’s all-time favourite authors.  There is no one more impressive when it comes to animal stories than Dick King-Smith and this one is our favourite. The Hodegheg has everything – ... Download free opening extract
Pendragon Legacy: Sword of Light Pendragon Legacy: Sword of Light Katherine Roberts A cracking page-turning adventure that brings a new twist on Arthurian legend.  The future of Camelot is in the hands of Arthur's secret daughter, Rhianna.  Utterly gripping, this is the start of a series for 10+ year olds by an ... Download free opening extract
Someone Else's Life Someone Else's Life Katie Dale A totally gripping roller-coaster of a story about family secrets, relationships and deceit.  It's Jodi Picoult for teens and a wonderfully engaging debut from a talented young author who won the 2008 SCBWI Undiscovered Voices competition. ... Download free opening extract
Downtown Dinosaurs: Dinosaur Olympics Downtown Dinosaurs: Dinosaur Olympics Jeanne Willis Daft dinosaurs create delightfully madcap fun in this hilarious family saga with a difference. When gang warfare between Darwin the stegosaurus and T Rex Flint Beastwood breaks out, the exuberant mayor Boris comes up with a great plan. Why not ... Download free opening extract
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever Jeff Kinney The best-selling Wimpy Kid Greg Heffley has written a new diary for all his fans. With a giant snow storm raging outside, the Heffley family is trapped inside their small holiday cabin. How can the Wimpy Kid cope with the ... Download free opening extract
The Worst Thing About My Sister The Worst Thing About My Sister Jacqueline Wilson Best-selling Jacqueline Wilson understands perfectly how the needle sharp jealousy of sisters is matched only by the strength of their underlying affection. Marty and Melissa are not in the least little bit like each other; Marty is a tomboy and ... Download free opening extract

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