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Jacqueline Wilson supports new schools web site

"Jacqueline WilsonI loved reading when I was at school, frequently racing through a book a day, but my choice of books was rather hit and miss. I started off with Louisa M.Alcott’s at the top of the shelf and worked my way round to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s at the other end of the library room, never quite knowing what I was doing. I was always in a rush and there weren’t even any comfy chairs in the library where you could curl up and browse. I often lugged books home to discover they weren’t my cup of tea at all.

Lovereading4schools.co.uk would have been an enormous help! It’s such an easy fun way to access heaps of suggestions for good reads. I love the way you can download extracts so you can see if a book appeals. It’s great that each school can have its own Homepage for special favourite books. So many parents will enjoy being involved. It’s a fantastic way to get as many child"ren as possible to love reading!

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Schools and teachers want to develop exciting and varied reading lists for pupils...

Parents want to buy books that are on their school's reading list, and that their children like...

And everybody wants children to love reading...

Lovereading4schools can help!


Lovereading4schools helps schools and parents. Register FREE for these unique benefits:

For schools

  • Template Reading Lists for each academic year from Year 1 to Year 9
  • Create a homepage for your school's own unique reading lists
  • For every £100 spent by parents through your schools account, Lovereading will provide £5 worth of book vouchers to build the school library
 

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  • Template Reading Lists for each academic year from Year 1 to Year 9
  • Free Opening Extract of every Featured Book
  • Convenience of buying recommended books all from one place, and with home delivery
  • Competitive discounts (up to 25%) on all books
  • 5% of everything you spend through your schools book site will be given back to the school in book vouchers
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Lovereading4schools - Reception

  Dogger
Shirley Hughes

Dogger is the endearing story of how Dave's beloved Dogger was lost and found. Winner of the 1977 Kate Greenaway Medal, Dogger is a timeless classic which, in simple words and detailed pictures, shows the distress the loss of a toy causes a child, as well as the reality of family life.


Format: Paperback - Released: 18/11/1993
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  A Bit Lost
Chris Haughton

A beautiful and witty picture book charting the journey of Little Owl who is just 'a bit lost'...Little Owl must be more careful when he is sleeping...Uh-oh! He has fallen from his nest, and with a bump he lands on the ground. Where is his mummy? With the earnest assistance of his new friend Squirrel, Little Owl sets off in search of her, and meets a sequence of other animals. Yet while one might have his mummy's Big Eyes, and another her Pointy Ears, they are simply not her. Chris Haughton's striking colour illustrations follow Little Owl on his quest. Which of his new friends will lead him back to his mummy? Winner of Gold in the Children's Book category at the Association of Illustrators annual awards, this title perfectly captures the timeless anxiety of separation, followed by joy of reunion, of mother and child. It features eye-catching artwork from a promising new talent. If you're not tempted to shed a tear with Mummy Owl when her son is restored to her, you must have a heart of stone.

You can find out more about how Chris Haughton created A Bit Lost on the Picture Book Picnic website. Click here for Part 1, here for part 2 and here for part 3.


Format: Hardback - Released: 07/02/2013
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  The Gruffalo
Julia Donaldson

A rhyming story about a clever little mouse and a monster. When mouse goes for a walk in a dangerous forest, he invents tales of a fantastic creature called a Gruffalo to scare off his enemies. Imagine his surprise when he meets a real Gruffalo!


Format: Paperback - Released: 27/08/1999
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  The Something
Rebecca Cobb

Underneath the cherry tree in our garden there is a little hole...A glorious imaginative adventure from the award-winning creator of Aunt Amelia and Lunchtime.

When a little boy's ball disappears down a mysterious hole in the garden, he can't stop thinking about what could be down there - a little mouse's house? The lair of a hungry troll? Or maybe even a dragon's den. Whatever it may be, he's determined to find out!

 


Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
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Lovereading4schools -Year 1 (age 5-6)

  Cops and Robbers
Allan Ahlberg

The robbers of London town plan a desperate crime on Christmas Eve - to steal all the toys they can lay their hands on! Fortunately, the robbers meet their match in brave Officer Pugh who leaps into action and arrests the villains - all except Grandma Swagg who manages to get away.


Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/1999
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  Three By the Sea
Mini Grey

In a house by the sea there happily live a dog, a cat and a mouse. Well, happily enough until a stranger knocks on the door one night, offering them each a special free gift. Who is this mysterious salesman blowing into their little world and turning it upside-down? And can their happy home survive his trouble-making gifts?


Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2011
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  Man on the Moon
Simon Bartram


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2004
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  Black Dog
Levi Pinfold

Only Small, the youngest of the Hopes, has the courage to face the Black Dog that appears outside the family's home. When it chases her through the forest she shows no fear, so it grows smaller and smaller. The 2013 Greenaway winner is now available with an audio CD.


Format: Mixed media product - Released: 01/01/2014
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Lovereading4schools -Year 2 (age 6-7)

  Beaver Towers : Witches Revenge
Nigel Hinton

The evil witch Oyin has returned to Beaver Towers with one aim, revenge. She has tried to destroy Philip with earth, air and fire. Now she uses her last and most dangerous means of attack, water. Philip must head for the sea as his friend is in danger. He has dared to defy Oyin once but this time she is waiting for him.


Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 27/07/1995
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  The Dunderheads
Paul Fleischman

This is a delightfully subversive, outrageously funny tale from Newbery Award winner Paul Fleischman and Nestle Children's Book Prize winner David Roberts. It is a celebration of the unusual talents that make us unique and - and a welcome reminder not to underestimate children! It is a second thrilling adventure for the Dunderheads is in the pipeline!


Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2010
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  Little Mouse's Big Book Of Fears
Emily Gravett

Helps young children to identify the little mouse who uses the pages of this book to document his fears - from loud noises and the dark, to being sucked down the plughole. This picture book is packed with details and novelty elements including flaps, die-cuts and even a fold-out map.

 


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2008
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  I Want My Hat Back
Jon Klassen

This is a picture book debut by a rising talent that tells a cumulative tale with a cheeky twist, aided by graphically simple, and truly hilarious, illustrations. The bear's hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as it he begins to lose hope, lying flat on his back in despair, a deer comes by and asks a rather obvious question that suddenly sparks the bear's memory and renews his search with a vengeance. Told completely in dialogue, this quirky take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humour and winks at the reader with a wry irreverence that will have kids of all ages thrilled to be in on the joke. This title comes from an exciting new author/illustrator talent, previously an artist for Dreamworks Feature Animation. It features subversive humour sure to please children and adults. It is perfect as a read aloud.


Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2012
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Lovereading4schools -Year 3 (age 7-8)

  Railway Cat
Phyllis Arkle

A collection of five adventures in the life of Arkle, the irrepressible railway cat. He gets snow-bound, he saves a life from an out-of-control train, he is kidnapped and taken to London, and he has his usual scrapes and run-ins with Hack, the leading railman at the station.


Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 18/02/1999
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  Hattie B, Magical Vet: The Dragon's Song (Book 1)
Claire Taylor-Smith

 On her tenth birthday, Hattie B is swept into the magical Kingdom of Bellua where she meets a little pink dragon who needs her help. Evil King Ivar of the Imps has stolen the dragon's magical voice and Hattie is the only one who can help her get it back.


Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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  Anna Hibiscus
Atinuke

Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa. Amazing Africa. She lives with her whole family in a wonderful house. There is always someone to laugh or play with. She loves to splash in the sea with her cousins and have parties for her aunties. But more than anything else in the world, Anna would love to see snow.


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2007
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  Ottoline Goes To School
Chris Riddell

Meet Ottoline and her hairy, helpful friend Mr Munroe. No secret is ever too scary for the two of them to discover together. Ottoline is off to the Alice B Smith School for the Differently Gifted. Mr Munroe is worried about the ghost who is said to haunt the school halls at night. Does Ottoline discover how to be different and expose the spook?


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2008
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Lovereading4schools -Year 4 (age 8-9)

  Mouse Noses on Toast
Daren King

Gathering his friends - Sandra, Rowley Barker Hobbs, the sheepdog, and the Tinby, a kind of monster - Paul becomes determined to find the truth behind the mouse noses on toast. But what awaits them all at the mouse noses abbatoir?


Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2006
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  Oliver and the Seawigs
Philip Reeve

Oliver grew up in a family of explorers - but his biggest adventure is about to begin! Along with his new friends, a grumpy old albatross, a short-sighted mermaid and a friendly island called Cliff, Oliver goes off in search of his missing parents. But before he can put his rescue plan into action there's the evil Stacey de Lacey and an army of greasy, green sea monkeys to contend with...

Oliver and the Seawigs - Trailer from MB Films on Vimeo.

 

Click here to visit the special Oliver and the Seawigs page on illustrator, Sarah McIntyre's website - full of fun activities to download & extra information on the characters in the book.


Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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  Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
Lewis Carroll

A stunning new full-colour trade paperback edition of this children's classic. Join Alice as she travels through Wonderland and meets a host of bizarre characters including the White Rabbit and the March Hare. Featuring Sir John Tenniel's original illustrations coloured by Harry Theaker and Diz Wallis, this is a beautiful edition of the ever-popular story, which will delight a new generation of readers. Includes a specially commissioned foreword by one of our top children's writers.


Format: Paperback - Released: 05/08/2005
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  Stuart Little
E. B. White

Stuart Little's daring escapades include racing a toy boat in a Central Park pond, retrieving his mother's ring from a drain, and crawling inside a piano to fix the keys for his brother. When his best friend, a beautiful little bird called Margalo disappears from her nest, Stuart is determined to track her down. He ventures away from home for the very first time in his life and finds himself embroiled in one exciting adventure after another, making new friends and meeting old ones along the way.

For more information about the inspiration behind the book, a quiz and how to draw your own little mouse download a Special Puffin Extra!

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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Lovereading4schools -Year 5 (age 9-10)

  Once.
Morris Gleitzman

For three years and eight months Felix has lived in a convent orphanage high in the mountains in Poland. But Felix is different from the other orphans. He is convinced his parents are still alive and will come back to get him. When a group of Nazi soldiers come and burn the nuns' books, Felix is terrified that his Jewish, bookseller parents will also be in danger. After escaping from the orphanage, Felix embarks on a long and dangerous journey through Nazi occupied Poland, befriending a little orphan girl called Zelda and a kindly dentist, Barney, who hides and cares for Jewish children. But when the Nazis discover them, Barney makes the ultimate sacrifice for the children.


Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 23/02/2006
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  Journey to the River Sea
Eva Ibbotson

It's 1910 and Maia, orphaned at 13, travels from England to start a new life with distant relatives in Manaus, hundreds of miles up the Amazon. She befriends Finn, a mysterious Indian boy who lives with the local Indians. But they are forced to flee up river when his past life catches up with him.

 

From the author on how this book came about:
‘I had always wanted to write a straight adventure story, but the kind where the adventures were about travelling and finding new ways to live and not being eaten by crocodiles (which is sad but probably not very interesting). Maia, the heroine, is exactly the sort of person I wanted to be but wasn't: brave and resourceful but also sensitive and kind.’


Format: Paperback - Released: 10/05/2002
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  Five Children on the Western Front
Kate Saunders

Have you ever wondered what happened to the Five Children and It characters when the First World War began? Cyril is off to fight, Anthea is at art college, Robert is a Cambridge scholar and Jane is at high school. The Lamb is the grown up age of 11, and he has a little sister, Edith, in tow. The sand fairy has become a creature of stories ...until he suddenly reappears. The siblings are pleased to have something to take their minds off the war, but this time the Psammead is here for a reason, and his magic might have a more serious purpose. Before this last adventure ends, all will be changed, and the two younger children will have seen the Great War from every possible viewpoint - factory-workers, soldiers and sailors, nurses and the people left at home, and the war's impact will be felt right at the heart of their family.


Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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  The Box of Delights
John Masefield

'And now, Master Harker, now that the Wolves are Running, perhaps you could do something to stop their Bite?' A magical old man has asked Kay to protect the Box of Delights, a Box with which he can travel through time. But Kay is in danger: Abner Brown will stop at nothing to get his hands on it. The police don't believe Kay, so when his family and the Bishop are scrobbled up just before Christmas, he knows he must act alone...

John Masefield's classic children's book is considered to be one of the great works of modern children's fiction. Magical, fantastical and filled with vivid, rich characters - brought to life in this edition by Quentin Blake's stunning artwork - The Box of Delights and its sequel The Midnight Folk are a must-read for any child.


Format: Paperback - Released: 10/03/2014
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Lovereading4schools -Year 6 (age 10-11)

  I Am David
Anne Holm

The story of a young boy's journey through Europe after escaping from the camp where he had lived all his life. Sea, mountains and flowers, the colours of Italy, the taste of fruit, people laughing and smiling, all are new to David. And David learns that his polite manner, his haunted eyes and his thin features are strange to other people.


Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 07/09/1989
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  Goodnight Mister Tom
Michelle Magorian

Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of the Second World War. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley - but his new-found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London...It is the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.

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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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  Wonder
R. J. Palacio

'My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.' Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all? Wonder is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.


Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/2013
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  Circus of Thieves and the Raffle of Doom
William Sutcliffe

Full of fun, adventure and wacky characters, William Sutcliffe's debut children's novel - brought to life by the energetic illustrations of David Tazzyman - is a must for fans of Andy Stanton, David Walliams and Roald Dahl.

Hannah's life is boring, boring, boring! Then Armitage Shank's Impossible Circus comes to town and Hannah's world is turned on its head when she meets Billy Shank, his astonishing camel, Narcissus, and a host of other bizarrely brilliant members of the circus. But all is not as it seems; Armitage Shank, evil ringmaster and Billy's surrogate father, has a dastardly plan that could end in catastrophe for Hannah's dull little village and it's up to Hannah and Billy to stop his stinking scheme before it's too late…

A note William Sutcliffe about writing this book, his first novel for younger children   “One of the great pleasures in life is reading bedtime stories to your children. Reading a story that makes your child laugh out loud is truly a thrill. I had been toying with the idea of trying to write a funny book for children for several years, but one particular evening, listening to my son guffaw with delight at Mr Gum, I knew I had to stop daydreaming about it, and start writing.  Circus of Thieves and the Raffle of Doom is the result. It is my seventh book, but in some ways it felt like my first. Never before has the act of writing given me such pure unalloyed pleasure.”


Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Lovereading4schools -Year 7 (age 11-12)

  Refugee Boy
Benjamin Zephaniah

Alem, the product of an Ethiopean father and Eritrean mother, is left alone in London, his fate resting in the hands of the Refugee Council and the British justice system. This story charts Alem's fate as he is moved from children's home to foster family, and in and out of court hearings.


Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 28/08/2001
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  The Positively Last Performance
Geraldine Mccaughrean

The performances at The Royal Theatre are extraordinary. You'd have to see them to believe them! But that's the problem. Nobody can see them. Except Gracie, that is. Newly arrived in her favourite seaside town and its beautiful old theatre, Gracie's quickly making friends. There's Mikey the Mod who wears a parka and drives a scooter, Miss Melluish whose skirt is missing, and Frank Stuart, the maker of mechanical elephants. But the old theatre is under threat. Will Gracie and her friends be able to save their home, or is the curtain set to fall on their very last performance?


Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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  A Greyhound of a Girl
Roddy Doyle

Scarlet, Mary, Tansey, Emer.  Mothers and daughters heading off on a car journey.  one of them dead, one of them dying, one of them driving, one of them just beginning.  They're going back to the past on a matter of life and death.  Meet 12 year old Mary and her beloved grandmother who is nearing the end of her life. Letting go is hard - until Granny's long-dead mammy appears at Mary's door, returning to help her dying daughter say goodbye.


Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2012
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  Mistress Masham's Repose
T H , Eichenburg, Fritz White


Format: Paperback - Released: 25/05/2000
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Lovereading4schools -Year 8 (age 12-13)

  The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas


Some thing's are just sitting there, minding their own business and waiting to be discovered. Like America. And other things are probably better off left alone.

Nine-year-old Bruno has a lot of things on his mind. Who is the 'Fury'? Why did he make them leave their nice home in Berlin to go to 'Out-With' ? And who are all the sad people in striped pyjamas on the other side of the fence? The grown-ups won't explain so Bruno decides there is only one thing for it - he will have to explore this place alone. What he discovers is a new friend. A boy with the very same birthday. A boy in striped pyjamas. But why can't they ever play together?


Format: Paperback - Released: 02/08/2012
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  Brother In The Land
Robert Swindells

An after-the bomb story. Teenage Danny is one of the unlucky ones, a survivor, one of those who have come through a nuclear holocaust alive. In Shipley, an ordinary town in the North of England, there are still some other survivors to be found. Danny describes life after the bomb.


Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 01/12/1994
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  Style Sisters
Liz Elwes

Carrie has finished grieving for Danny who left a week ago to live in Birmingham and now she must make amends to her neglected friends. From now on she is going to put her friends first and do as many good deeds as she can. With Kate and Chloe, Carrie starts by forming a 'style' group. But things never quite work out as planned...


Format: Paperback - Released: 24/03/2006
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  The Pickwick Papers
Charles Dickens

"The Pickwick Papers" began as a literary spoof centred around sketches by caricaturist Robert Seymour. Charles Dickens was recruited to compose the words to accompany the illustrations. This tale is a journey from innocence to experience by the portly middle aged hero and his guide and mentor.


Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 24/02/2000
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