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Saturday, 17 October 2015

Evening Post Childrens Book Column Oct 17th inc The Last Wild by Piers Torday and Rugby Books

Evening  Post Childrens Book Column, The Reading Chair

My pick of childrens books for The South Wales Evening Post which range from picture books to young adult fiction and non fiction. 

As well as my Book of the Week which is the fantastic The Last Wild by Piers Torday I also picked a selection of Rugby books for obvious reasons!! 

BOOK OF THE WEEK


THE LAST WILD BY PIERS TORDAY

Childrens book 9+
A futuristic adventure about the perils of climate change. Kester is an extraordinary boy who is the only one that can save the last animals on the planet from extinction. A gripping read for animal and adventure lovers. It's message is simple and clear, we can work together to save our beautiful planet or risk losing it for future generations. A cracking start to an epic quest from the winner of The Guardian Childrens Fiction Prize.
ISBN: 9781780878300 PB Quercus Publishing £6.99

5/5 stars

Picture Book 3+


THE LITTLE WELSH RUGBY FAN BY MARK WILLIAMS


The perfect book for little rugby fans. Gareth loves Welsh Rugby but he can't go to see it live because his Dad is always working on game days. He gets the opportunity to see it with a friend but really he wants to go with his Dad. An endearing story about a father and son relationship and their love for the national team. Suitable for boys or girls with bold illustrations and simple text.
    ISBN: 9781847714398 PB Y Lolfa Cyf £3.95
    4/5 Stars

    Childrens Book 5+


THE USBORNE RUGBY STICKER BOOK BY JONATHAN MELMOTH

I have given in to rugby fever!! For those young fans who can't wait until the next match this should keep them occupied for a while! With 300 stickers in which they can create their own teams, become manager, set up team formations and even create a scrum. Women’s teams and wheel chair rugby is also included alongside clear explanations to the often complicated rules of this exciting game. A perfect accompaniment for The World Cup.
ISBN:9781409595106 PB Usborne Publishing Ltd £5.99
5/5 Stars

Childrens Book 8+


RUGBY ACADEMY: COMBAT ZONE BY TOM PALMER

Well known for his much loved football books Tom now turns his attention to rugby with great success. School boy Woody uses rugby to help him stop worrying about his dad, who's an RAF pilot and in imminent danger. Boys who prefer contemporary stories will love this double dose of adventure, danger and excitement between father and son. NB. Barrington Stoke books are suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers also.
ISBN 9781781123973 PB Barrington Stoke £5.99

5/5 Stars