Top 3 books, by age range on Lovereading4kids 14 - 21 May 2017

By peter on 22nd May 2017

Books for Babies and Toddlers

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Grumpy Frog Grumpy Frog Ed Vere Join Grumpy Frog as he learns about compromise and tolerance, friendship and the power of saying sorry. A hilarious book with a twist in the tail about getting - and getting rid of - the grumps from New York Times ... Download free opening extract
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Elmer Elmer David McKee The wonderfully colourful story of Elmer the patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book was published in 1989. A modern classic, the story of Elmer is known to millions, and continues to be one of the ... Download free opening extract
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Hello, Mr World Hello, Mr World Michael Foreman The future of the world is in our children’s hands says this beautiful and sensitive picture book. ‘Let’s be doctors’ say two little children in front of a dressing up box. In their white coats they meet their first patient, ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for Young Adults

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Release Release Patrick Ness ***Recommended for 16+ due to content. May 2017 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: love, truth and the power of release  |  A gripping, soulful novel about a life-changing day, which will surely change the lives of those who ... Download free opening extract
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Encounters Encounters Jason Wallace May 2017 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Alleged alien encounter inspired by true events |   An utterly absorbing novel based on the real-life phenomenon of a group of Zimbabwean schoolchildren claiming to have experienced an extra-terrestrial encounter. With ... Download free opening extract
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After the Fire After the Fire Will Hill In a nutshell: tense, super-suspenseful novel based on harrowing real life events After the Fire was inspired by the Waco siege in Texas 1993 when 82 members of the Branch Davidian sect and four US government agents died in a fire ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 3+ readers

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King of the Sky King of the Sky Nicola Davies May 2017 Picture Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2017  | In a story full of hope against adversity, King of the Sky tells how flying a homing pigeon helps a young boy ... Download free opening extract
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The Treasure of Pirate Frank The Treasure of Pirate Frank Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham Unusually clever and skilfully told this pirate story has echoes of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt both in the way that the narrative grows and builds from page to page and in its lovely surprise ending. A young boy ... Download free opening extract
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Just Like Daddy Just Like Daddy Lucy Freegard May 2017 Debut of the Month This charming picture book delivers messages that children always need to hear: that daddy loves them no matter what they do; that grown-ups are playful and sometimes silly too; that everyone makes mistakes, and if ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 5+ readers

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Superdad's Day Off Superdad's Day Off Phil Earle May 2017 Book of the Month | Interest Age 5-8 |  In a nutshell: the best laid plans of mice and supermen …|  Stanley is as normal a kid as you can meet, but his dad, well, he’s a superhero, Dynamo ... Download free opening extract
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The Barefoot Book of Children The Barefoot Book of Children Tessa Strickland, Kate DePalma April 2017 Book of the Month  Innovative and inclusive, The Barefoot Book of Children empowers young readers to learn about the different lives of children around the globe.  Whilst being gently encouraged to ponder their own place in the world - ... Download free opening extract
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All Aboard the London Bus All Aboard the London Bus Patty Toht Both an engaging guidebook to the major sights of our capital city and a collection of new London poems, this is a lovely book to read aloud and to look at. Sam Usher’s attractive pen and watercolour illustrations catch the ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 7+ readers

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Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants Stephan Pastis In a nutshell: Hilarious sleuthing with boy detective and his sidekick polar bear…  |   A new Timmy Failure book is always a cause for celebration and this is another glorious mix of humour, surrealism, incompetent detection – and chickens. Timmy is ... Download free opening extract
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King Coo King Coo Adam Stower May 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2017  | A glorious romp of a story full of confusion and chaos but with a strong message about trusting yourself and standing up to bullies. ... Download free opening extract
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A Song for Will and The Lost Gardeners of Heligan A Song for Will and The Lost Gardeners of Heligan Hilary Robinson May 2017 Book of the Month |  This deeply moving story perfectly conveys the devastating impact of the First World War both on those who took part and those they left behind. Though the story is fiction, many of those ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 9+ readers

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Wave Me Goodbye Wave Me Goodbye Jacqueline Wilson In a nutshell: an evacuee story as imagined by the one and only Jacqueline Wilson Queen of contemporary fiction, Jacqueline Wilson is now setting her stories in the past, but they’re not one bit less lively, immediate or relevant to young ... Download free opening extract
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Where the World Ends Where the World Ends Geraldine McCaughrean May 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: beautifully written, totally original, mesmerising storytelling | In the summer of 1727 a group of men and boys, there to harvest birds and eggs, were stranded on Warrior Stac, a pinnacle ... Download free opening extract
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Moonlocket Moonlocket Peter Bunzl In a nutshell: child-centred adventure where the action runs like clockwork. Peter Bunzl continues the adventures of the stars of the hugely popular Cogheart in his new adventure which has all the charm and appeal of his debut. Robert is now ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 11+ readers

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The Dark Prophecy The Dark Prophecy Rick Riordan May 2017 Book of the Month |  In a nutshell: epic adventure, story-telling genius It’s not easy being immortal in Rick Riordan’s Greek-myth inspired sagas, and Apollo has every right to feel fed up in this one. As punishment for misdemeanours, he’s been ... Download free opening extract
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The Island at the End of Everything The Island at the End of Everything Kiran Millwood-Hargrave In a nutshell: beautifully told story of courage and hope and an unforgettable setting Kiran Millwood Hargrave follows up her award-winning debut The Girl of Ink and Stars with a story set in the real world, though one still filled with a ... Download free opening extract
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Cogheart Cogheart Peter Bunzl Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2017 |  September 2016 Debut of the Month In a nutshell: tick-tocking frequently airborne adventure   From its opening scene aboard an airship harpooned in mid-air, Cogheart is filled with fabulous visual images and a ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 13+ readers

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The Bombs That Brought Us Together The Bombs That Brought Us Together Brian Conaghan Winner of the Costa Book Awards, Children's Book category, 2016 Charlie’s life should be pretty miserable: he lives in Little Town, where everyone spies on everyone else, and the population is caught between their oppressive rulers and violent criminals who ... Download free opening extract
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Between the Lies Between the Lies Cathy MacPhail In a Nutshell: Devastating deceits and sanity-shattering set-ups | Tense, twisty thriller in which a girl’s disappearance spirals into a snare of manipulation and lies.. Fourteen-year-old Jude has gone missing from Port Glasgow. No one has heard from her until she ... Download free opening extract
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Spellslinger Spellslinger Sebastien de Castell In a Nutshell: Witty fantasy anti-hero forges his own path There’s trickery, traps, and action aplenty in this vividly conjured magical fantasy – the first in a series - about finding your place and discovering who you really are. Soon-to-be-sixteen, Kellen is ... Download free opening extract

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