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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.
The further escapades of the engaging and immensely funny Rachel Riley - an Adrian Mole style character of today's teenage world. Written in diary style, this book has all the necessary hallmarks to be a real page-turner. Not just funny but genuinely laugh-out-loud funny, with every page ringing true and having you in stitches. No teenager should miss it. Definitely the heiress to Queen of Teen if not already the Queen of Teen. To view the other titles featuring Rachel Riley and to find out more about the author, who once upon a time was a speechwriter for Tony Blair, then click here. Or click here to find out more about Rachel Riley herself in her very own website!
Prize winning Skulduggery Pleasant is back for a third thrilling adventure. Along with his side-kick Stephanie, Skulduggery, the skeleton detective, must stand up to the Faceless Ones in a typically dramatic, dangerous and funny new adventure. The world of Skulduggery is a feast of invention. Click here to see all the Skulduggery titles.
This is the jaw-dropping, eagerly anticipated sixth book in multi-award-winning blockbuster Artemis Fowl series. Artemis finds himself travelling back in time to fight his younger self and save his mother from a dangerous illness. Fast, funny and as usual completely action packed, this new Artemis Fowl won’t disappoint. Winner of the 2009 Independent Booksellers' Book Prize. This title is also available as a Nintendo DS™ FLIPS title - click here
Mr Smith Invents a Robot is a beautifully illustrated 'smell and tell' book, containing smells to encourage young and reluctant readers to enjoy the reading experience. Big, bold, colourful imagery fills every page and coupled with the great storyline and different smells emanating from every page - lavender and smelly shoes to name just two - makes this a wonderfully unique book. Lovereading comment: Apart from the laugh-out-loud really smelly book that you get when you buy this book, you'll find it also comes with 16 super smelly stickers. Great for kids to give to all their friends so they can all be just as smelly as each other! Further adventures include Scratch, Sniff and Mr Smith: The Case of the Missing Garlic, which is due out this summer and further 'smelly' titles will follow. A message from The Smelly Book Company: 'We make smelly books. We use smells in the books to encourage children to read with enjoyment. The sense of smell is our oldest sense, but one that has been overtaken by other senses. Our books therefore bring a whole new dimension to the reading experience by engaging an unused sense, and creating excitement around the activity of reading. Oh and we forgot to mention, our stories are good too.' The Smelly Book Company donates a percentage of its profits to charity. Details of their donations can be found on their website.
Winner of the Scottish Book Award 2010 (0-7 years category). Best-selling author and illustrator Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks have teamed up for another brilliant picture book. Right in the farmyard among all the noisy animals with their MOOs! and QUACKS! and BAAs! and OINKs! lives a tiny silent ladybird. This beautiful glittery creature (little fingers will love to feel her sparkly shape) is so quiet that she hears two crafty robbers plotting to raid the farmyard. And she comes up with a very clever plan to stop them, helped by the very noisy animals all around her. A wonderful adventure with gorgeous stylised illustrations.
The importance of a special toy is perfectly captured in this passionate story about how a toy can be ‘real’. When searching for a birthday present for her baby brother, Minty finds a tiny toy bear who can talk. Instantly, the two become the very best of friends. How will Minty be able to give Tink to her little brother? Mum says that she must but luckily, in the nick of time, Tink is saved for Minty and the future looks bright for the two companions.
Full of supernatural suspense, this is a thrilling sequel to Triskellion, which works also as a stand alone read. Twins Rachel and Adam have managed to escape from the dangers of Treskellion only to find themselves kidnapped. Adam seems destined to become the latest specimen in a sinister scientific organization’s latest gruesome experimentation. To survive, the twins must race across Europe to an unknown destination which will link them to others with similar unusual powers.
Recorded as a highly readable diary, this is an original retelling of a fairy tale that gives a taste of the traditional while adding original and unexpected elements to make it anything but an ordinary fairytale and you certainly won't guess the ending. Beautiful Lady Saren is locked in a tower for seven years with only her maid for company because she refuses to marry the man her father has chosen for her. While imprisoned, the maid discovers the sinister reasons behind her lady’s refusal and charts the danger the two girls face and the courage they need to overcome it. A Lovereading comment: With Shannon Hale’s lyrical language, this little-known classic fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm is reimagined and reset in a land inspired by the Asian steppes; it is a completely unique retelling filled with adventure and romance, drama and disguise. It's thrilling, captivating, and a masterful example of storytelling at its best. The princess's maid is a feisty and thoroughly modern heroine, in this wonderfully timeless story. To view all the author's young adult titles click here.
Short of a good book to read, Sam decides that writing his own is the only way to really enjoy a story. Vibrantly illustrated, Sam’s flights of fancy – aliens, a world full of sweets, a trip to the wildwest – will delight many others looking for an exciting book to read.
Suitable for discerning Wallace and Gromit fans, this all-singing, all-dancing book sets out as Wallace's secret invention scrapbook, with snippets of information and personal memorabilia about his cracking contraptions and his madcap capers with his dog, Gromit. With lots of add-ons inside the book, including blue prints, die-cut flaps, pull tabs revealing all sorts of ingenious inventions, a secret diary and lots more.
This is a gripping, fast-paced and at times heart-stopping read about a 13 year old boy's search for identity by the winner of the 2006 Costa Children's Book Award. Hal's exclusion from school leads him to a period of discovery and reflection down on the coast with a great aunt. Here his anger subsides and his thoughts are for his father he's never met. Down on the beach he hears voices and is sure he sees someone - he's certain it's his father, but is it? Newbery is an incredibly accomplished children's novelist and this one, written with sparing prose brilliantly captures the highs and lows of a boy leading into adolescence. That said, girls will devour it too. Be sure to check out Nevermore by the same author and for younger readers (7+)her terrific Cat Tales titles.
Take a peek into Greg’s diary and find out the story of his life – and especially about his relationship with his older brother Rodrick. Wittily told in words and pictures, this diary charts the trials and tribulations of a younger brother and, despite them, the underlying warmth that exists between siblings.
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