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Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. | What the judges said: McCaughrean’s control of language and style ensures that this novel, with its original and ambitious plot, produces a fast-moving adventure story. It’s an outstanding survival fantasy that explores the pain of adolescence. The descriptive passages of the frozen Antarctic wastes are bone chillingly real and the gradual unfolding of this pacey story builds to a satisfying climax.
Michael Morpurgo pulls on the heart strings in a short book into which he has packed a number of strands, richly woven together. Tomas lives for the outdoors: he hates books, reading and stories. But one day, his mother forces him into the library and everything changes. Tomas hears the magical story of the unicorn and is soon spell bound by its power. Soon, reading and the wonderful stories that unfold before him become central to his life. But things are changing around Tomas too as the distant rumble of war is suddenly brought close to home. When his village suffers a direct hit, he realises what really matters to him. Morpurgo keeps on the right side of sentimentality and creates a sensitive boy hero.
Stunningly produced, Pirateology is a treasure trove of information, packed with everything you could want to know about pirates. It’s definitely an adventure not to be missed. Every page of the book is crammed full of fascinating facts told in interesting and different ways. Open flaps, lift out facsimile documents including letters and a treasure map, handle a swatch of a pirate flag, discover what’s in the gold glitter pouches and read stories about real pirates from the past. All of this is possible and is guaranteed to provide hours of endless fun for readers – equally accessible to children and adults - time and time again as well as providing a genuine source of information. Why not take a look at the other title in the Pirateology series Pirateology Handbook? Also available in the 'Ology' series are Dragonology, Monsterology, Wizardology, and Mythology.
Penelope Lively is the only author to have won both the Booker Prize and the Carnegie Medal, the two most prestigious awards, one for an adult book and the other for a children’s book. It was this novel, The Ghost of Thomas Kempe, that won the Carnegie Medal and if you read it you’ll know why. This is a story that will keep the reader gripped to the page as it builds to an incredibly exciting climax as Thomas Kempe the ghost seems intent on getting James into awful trouble with his family.
Astrosaurs Series - No. 7. Astrosaurs are a really collectable series offering dramatic space travel stories peopled with dinosaur characters. Teggs is captain of the amazing spaceship DSS Sauropod. With his dinosaur crew, he travels through space fighting evil and doing good wherever he can. This time, DSS Sauropod is sucked into a black hole. Will the crew get out alive? And will things ever be the same again? Steve Cole is also the author of a number of other bestselling series’ including Astrosaurs Academy, Cows in Action and Slime Squad. To view them all go to Steve’s author page here on Lovereading4kids - click here. The Astrosaurs Academy series is a spin-off from Astrosaurs which began in 2008. The series focuses on Teggs Stegosaur while he’s at Astrosaurs Academy before he becomes an Astrosaur.
Short listed for the Blue Peter Book Awards - Book I couldn't put down.The exciting and energetic second instalment in this popular series. Tim finds himself chasing the most dangerous criminals in Brazil – the notorious Pelotti brothers. He stumbles across their hideout in Rio and pursues them into the jungle. They have guns, knives, boats, planes and forty sacks of cash. Tim just has his brains – and a little help from a dog called Grk! Other grk books include A Dog Called Grk, Grk and the Hot Dog Trail and finally Grk Smells a Rat.
Dax is a boy with a difference: Dax can turn into a fox. Suddenly able to follow a scent, search out dangers and scavenge for his own food, Dax finds a new life opening before him. Soon Dax is off to Tregarren College, where is mixes with other children with exceptional skills. Dax’s parallel lives as a boy and a fox make exciting reading. If you enjoyed this then check out Ali Sparkes' other titles in the brilliant Shapeshifter series by clicking here
Action packed adventure in this taut thriller in which Danny sets out to find out what really happened to his grandfather in the Columbian jungle. When Danny’s turned down by the Army because of his missing grandfather’s reputation as a traitor all his dreams are shattered. Can it be true? When Danny sets out to discover the truth someone else is not far behind and Danny’s life is soon in extreme danger. Thrilling stuff! Perfect for Reluctant Readers as well as keen readers. To view other titles we think are suitable for reluctant readers please click here.
This is the first of the Ingo quartet. Helen Dunmore has done what few authors succeed in doing. She’s created an absolutely believable mythical world alongside our own. One that makes you want to be there more than anything else, one that is both spellbinding and magical. Ingo is a world in which you will be totally entranced and entrapped. And it’s so eloquently written. To read the series in order start with Ingo then The Tide Knot (which won the Nestle Children’s Book Prize Silver Medal) then The Deep and end with The Crossing of Ingo. Click here to view them all.
The fourth rip roaring story about Artemis Fowl and the unique fairy world in which he operates. Here, the evil pixie Opal Koboi is back. Now she wants power over humans as well as fairies and she’ll stop at nothing to get it. Captain Holly Short knows the only person in the world who can prevent her is Artemis Fowl himself. Already a master criminal at 14, Artemis Fowl is fearless, ruthless and very clever. Full of high tech action, fairies with attitude and a terrific sense of humour, this story is magic! This title is also available as a Nintendo DS™ FLIPS title - click here
Winner of the Glen Dimplex Children's Book award 2006. Sophie is a wonderfully adventurous young girl who now lives with her father in a town in the Sahara desert. Her love of camels and a chance meeting with a young boy brings her into all manner of danger, fear and excitement all in one. Stephen Davies has a real talent for inspiring young children through the mixing of fact and fiction in his writing. Kids will be bubbling over with excitement, for before they even realise it they'll know more about life in the Sahara having read the book and had a great deal of fun along the way with both Sophie, Gidaado and the albino camel. Further adventures with Sophie will be published in March 2007, entitled Sophie and the Locust Curse. Rest-assured we will be promoting that one too as we really rate this author.
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