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Top 3 Books, by age range on Lovereading4kids 3 - 10 February 2013

By PeterC on 11th February 2013

Books for Babies and Toddlers

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Monkey Nut Monkey Nut Simon Rickerty Bold images brilliantly convey this witty story about how much trouble one monkey nut can cause! One nut; two friends. The friends find a monkey nut can be a bench, a drum or a boat – in fact, there seems ... Download free opening extract
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A Bit Lost A Bit Lost Chris Haughton When Little Owl falls out of the nest he needs help to find his way home again. Luckily squirrel is keen to help but how does he know what Little Owl’s mummy will look like? Young readers will enjoy the ... Download free opening extract
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Kangaroos Hop Kangaroos Hop Ros Moriarty Kangaroos Hop is full of bold and colourful pictures of our favourite Australian animals, set in a backdrop of the Australian landscape together with very simple repeating text throughout this delightful picture book. ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 3+ readers

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Hooray for Bread Hooray for Bread Allan Ahlberg February 2013 Book of the Month  Allan Ahlberg at his masterful best with words that just slip off the tongue complemented by some delightful illustrations by Bruce Ingman.  The two of them have come together a number of times now ... Download free opening extract
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Pancake Pandemonium Pancake Pandemonium Anita Pouroulis You might say pancakes are little Polly’s favourite treat. Or you might say she’s a little obsessed. Either way when mum’s too busy to rustle up her favourite snack Polly decides to take the initiative. Though she ends up wishing ... Download free opening extract
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Friends Friends Michael Foreman Award-winning Michael Foreman puts an unlikely friendship at the heart of this captivating story of a cat and a fish who become such firm friends that the fish chooses friendship over freedom. Together the friends tour the world – especially ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 5+ readers

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Attack of the Lizard King Attack of the Lizard King Rex Stone Exciting adventures in this easy to read series about two boys and the dangerous dinosaurs they encounter – especially the deadly Tyrannosaurus Rex. Jamie’s dad is opening a dinosaur museum in Dinosaur Cove. Jamie expects to find some fossils but ... Download free opening extract
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Sam Who Went to Sea Sam Who Went to Sea Phyllis Root Written in lyrical prose by Phyllis Root and illustrated in bright bold colours by Axel Sheffler, the illustrator of The Gruffalo, this book is the story of a river rat who follows his heart and realises his dreams when he ... Download free opening extract
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Fluff the Farting Fish Fluff the Farting Fish Michael Rosen Perfect for every child who’s just beginning to read alone, this hilarious tale is a roller coaster ride of fame and fortune and the possible resulting disasters. Elvie longs for a dog but gets a goldfish instead! Undeterred from following ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 7+ readers

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Stick Dog Stick Dog Tom Watson January 2013 Debut of the Month Originally self-published as an e-book, Stick Dog has been a bestseller in the US throughout 2011 and is now published in the UK. With hilarious illustrations and pitch-perfect humour which appeals to both child and ... Download free opening extract
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The Three Pickled Herrings (wings & Co 2) The Three Pickled Herrings (wings & Co 2) Sally Gardner February 2013 Book of the Month Award-winning Sally Gardner has written a deliciously topsy-turvy story as Wings & Co, a rather special fairy detective agency, gets on the case. When Sir Walter Cross, a man of remarkably regular habits, does ... Download free opening extract
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Little Manfred Little Manfred Michael Morpurgo January 2013 Book of the Month Award-winning author and illustrator duo Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman have created a touching story about the way lives become entangled during conflict and how, unexpectedly, those ties can lead to enduring friendship. When Alex ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 9+ readers

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The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas David Almond Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2013 - Best Story  Award-winning David Almond tells a deliciously funny and refreshingly original story of Stanley, a boy who takes off on a journey of enlightenment and discovery after his uncle, whom ... Download free opening extract
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Penny Dreadful is a Record Breaker Penny Dreadful is a Record Breaker Joanna Nadin February 2013 Book of the Month Three lively stories for newly- confident readers matched by eye-catching illustrations are gathered up in this one volume.  Of course, Dreadful is not Penny’s real name but it fits her well, as these stories about ... Download free opening extract
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Dear Scarlett Dear Scarlett Fleur Hitchcock February 2013 Book of the Month  This refreshingly original story unravels an intriguing mystery surrounding a girl’s father. When she turns eleven, Scarlett receives a box of ‘tools’ – the kind used for picking locks  - from her dead father, ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 11+ readers

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East of the Sun, West of the Moon East of the Sun, West of the Moon Jackie Morris A treat of a tale, this makes a rich full-length story out of a classic folk tale from the snowy northern lands.  Living in poverty after has family has been forced to leave their home, a young girl is visited ... Download free opening extract
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OMG! is This Actually My Life? Hattie Moore's Unbelievable Year! OMG! is This Actually My Life? Hattie Moore's Unbelievable Year! Rae Earl February 2013 Debut of the Month Hattie Moore’s diary will delight all those who already revel in the life of Louise Rennison’s Georgia Nicholson. Hattie’s life is a hilarious catalogue of typical teenage earth-shattering catastrophes most of which relate to Hattie’s ... Download free opening extract
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Hero on a Bicycle Hero on a Bicycle Shirley Hughes Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2013 - Best Story   Best-selling illustrator Shirley Hughes writes beautifully in this gripping story set during World War Two. Living in Italy during the occupation by the Germans, Paolo and his sister Constanza ... Download free opening extract

Featured Books for 14+ readers

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Seeking Crystal Seeking Crystal Joss Stirling February 2013 eBook of the Month   A captivating story from the much-admired pen of Joss Stirling, creator of Finding Sky and Stealing Phoenix.  Crystal Brook seems doomed to play second fiddle to her more successful, more popular sister Diamond.  However, ... Download free opening extract
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Million Dollar Gift Million Dollar Gift Ian Somers February 2013 Debut of the Month  Ross Bentley has the gift of telekinesis but has always kept it hidden, even from those closest to him. But when he learns of The Million Dollar Gift, a contest to find people with ... Download free opening extract
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Dead Romantic Dead Romantic C.J. Skuse February 2013 Book of the Month  Very funny and touching, this is a refreshingly original teen novel which stirs traditional themes into a thought provoking mix of science and more. Newly into sixth form college, Camille - unfortunately named after ... Download free opening extract

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