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All the books we feature on LoveReading4Kids are selected because we think they deserve to stand out from the crowd of the many thousands of other titles published each month.
If you’re on the hunt for a book that will really grab you, put shivers down your spine and ensure that at the end of every chapter you gasp for breath, then Bowler’s Bloodchild is the novel for you. Incredibly atmospheric of time and place with characters that draw you in, Bowler is the true master of the teenage psychological thriller and a wonderfully individual voice to boot.
A follow-up to the Award winning Toby Alone, this tells how life in the beautifully imagined world set in the heart of the great oak tree has changed – and for the worse. The power crazed Leo Blue has taken over. Can Toby fight back and put the world to rights again? The small people living in the trees are an engaging and original concept. De Fombelle’s debut Toby Alone won the Marsh Award for Translation.
A thrilling war-time adventure that is a perfect mix of historical fact and fictional adventure, in which two boys are swept back in time and thrown into the real event of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo in 1914, the catalyst for the start of the First World War. It takes all their courage to face the incredible danger and their daring exploits bring history vividly to life. This debut novelist has created a real page-turner and once read no one can say history is dull. It’s published in hardback but the cover, complete with bullet holes, make it worth the purchase for the packaging alone! Day of the Assassins is the first in a series of Jack Christie Adventures. The second one, which is due in 2010 will be set in Elizabethan England and the time of the Armada when Jack and Angus will don doublet and hose to save the world for a second time. A message from the author: 'A few years ago my dad showed me some of my grandad's war medals had received during the First World War. He explained that my grand father had been injured in the war and lost part of his leg. Apparently my grandfather was reluctant to speak about how he got the injuries or how he won the medals. I don't really know why. But I know what he did was brave -because I have a citation at home signed by the Minister of War - Winston Churchill. Anyway, unlike millions of others, my grandfather survived the war and went on to have children and live to a ripe old age - although I never knew him. It got me thinking though. He made important choices in his life - he chose to fight in the wr. It seems he chose to do something brave. later he chose to have a family. If he had made different choices, of course, I might not be here.' You could also check out www.dayoftheassassins.com
Cornelia Funke’s acclaimed Inkheart trilogy, whilst rooted in the real world, sweeps beyond words to the Inkworld, a richly imagined parallel place that is the stuff of classic fairy tales that rivals Tolkien in its mastery. Inkdeath is a magnificently fast-moving tale that will see wrongs of the past put right in a tumultuous conclusion that will surprise and leave you in awe and wonder. In addition to being available in this paperback edition, it is also available in a wonderful slipcased package and in hardback. The first two in the trilogy, Inkheart and Inkspell are also available in paperback. A message from the author:Inkdeath came to life in my new home in Los Angeles. For the first time I had enough room to put up all the photographs and paintings that inspired me to write. Hundreds of notes with ideas and plot points covered my bookshelves, and in front of the windows my son played. When I sat down to write the first chapter, it felt like meeting up with very old friends and soon Inkdeath became as great a writing adventure as Inkheart and Inkspell.
Welcome to the school where scoundrels save the day. This is Robin Hood meets Oliver Twist in a laugh-out-loud new series from one of the most-loved children’s authors, Terry Deary. With a cast of hilarious characters, witty asides and farcical action, no reader can fail to be inspired by the goings-on at this most unusual of schools! This is the second in the Master Crook series.
The bestselling Aliens decked out in the finest underpants, are back for a new set of adventures. This time it’s nothing less than saving the universe – and all with the help of underpants! Easy to read aloud, this ebullient rhyming text will delight all young readers. To see other Aliens in Underpants titles go to the author page.
In his exceptional, delicate writing, prize-winning author David Almond weaves together many strands which together give an intimate insight into the thinking of two boys growing up in his familiar Northumberland countryside. Against a background of fighter planes swooping overhead, the boys follow the jackdaw to the unexpected find of an abandoned baby. How they interpret the jackdaw, their reactions to finding the baby and their interactions with each other make a moving and thoughtful story told with exceptional elegance. David Almond novels in order of publication: Skellig, Kit’s Wilderness, Heaven Eyes, Counting Stars, Secret Heart, The Fire-Eaters, Clay and most recently Jackdaw Summer.
An irascible wizard and his apprentice Connwaer set out on these entertaining, second set of adventures in this stand alone sequel. Conn, the apprentice, tells the story in a bright chatty style recounting the unexpected results of his experiment and how they can be resolved. The first adventure – The Magic Thief from Sarah Prineas is also available through Lovereading4kids.
Prize-winning author Patrick Ness follows up The Knife of Never Letting Go with equally hard hitting The Ask and the Answer. Trying to escape, Todd and Viola fall into the hands of Mayor Prentiss. Separated from Viola and imprisoned, Todd can tell there are some deep and dark secrets outside the town. Who are the mysterious Answer? As gripping as The Knife of Never Letting Go, this is a tough but compelling story which takes readers into shocking and moving territory. ~ Julia Eccleshare
This is one of the most eagerly anticipated novels of 2009 from the critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling author of the Mortal Engines Quartet. Reeves' post-apocalyptic world where mobile cities fight for survival has brought many a child into the world of reading for fun. Now Fever Crumb, the stand-alone prequel to the quartet and set many generations before the events of Mortal Engines comes alive for an expectant audience. A dazzling world where a terrifying new enemy is on the attack and buried in London's past is a secret that may save it from destruction. And the key to unlock it is an orphan called Fever Crumb. It's a secret so explosive that you struggle to breathe as you read this utterly compelling adventure thriller. To view other titles by Philip Reeve click here. A word from the author's publisher and Editor Marion Lloyd Philip Reeve's Mortal Engines series defies easy categorisation, but its brilliantly inventive fantasy world immediately grabbed the attention of readers, reviewers and literary prize-givers as soon as the first book appeared. There are now five inspiring adventure stories, in whose futuristic, post-apocalyptic setting, moving cities trawl the Earth. They attack and consume each other in wastelands where natural resources are scarce, and Ancient technology is fought for. Fast-paced, sometimes violent, always surprising and original, Reeve's epic sequence of love, war and adventure are richly rewarding for both adults and children. To read the Mortal Engines Quartet in order: 1) Mortal Engines 2) Predator's Gold 3) Infernal Devices 4) Darkling Plain If you love Philip Reeve's Mortal Engines sequence you should also read Haywired by Alex Keller. Also, click here to read Alex Keller's interview with Philip Reeve in The Solitary Bee.
More spine-tingling and menacing adventure from the authors of Tunnels and Deeper will once again take you way beneath the earth, in a subterranean world that’s almost too frightening to imagine and yet it will pull you into the story thereby making it strangely compelling. Meeting all manner of creatures on his terrifying plummet into the void, the 14 year old boy archaeologist and his gang never expect to meet a pair of villainous 12 year old girls with a virus to spread and a score to settle...
This is a wonderful celebration of optimism and a thoughtful and touching book about the importance of growth, green shoots and new life in a war torn world. Growing up amidst rubble a small boy tends a green shoot which grows into a flourishing vine that creeps along the barbed wire and unites divided children. All seems lost when the soldiers destroy the vine but as the seasons roll by new shoots grow, another child tends them and hope is regained.
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