Saturday 12 September 2015

South Wales Evening Post Childrens Book Column #TheReadingChair Sept 12th

South Wales Evening Post Childrens Book Column #TheReadingChair in The Weekend section Sept 12th
I pick a selection of books for children suitable for all ages from picture books to Young Adult Fiction every Saturday

Picture Book 4+

A Great Big Cuddle by Michael Rosen Illustrated by Chris Riddell
Two giants of children’s literature have joined forces to create a magical anthology of poetry for the very young. In a perfect introduction to poetry Rosen starts with a cornucopia of tongue twisters and nonsense rhymes and ends with soothing verses to send even the most energetic child off to sleep. Paired with Riddell's bold and beautiful illustrations you will have lots of fun reading this out loud. A great present for all occasions.
  • ISBN:9781406343199 Walker Books HB £14.99
  • 5/5 Stars
Childrens 8-12 Years

How to Fight a Dragons Fury By Cressida Crowell
So this is Hiccup last adventure! However his army of fans will not be disappointed. Hiccup is fighting to save the dragons along with a few familiar faces and there are some really touching moments alongside rip roaring adventure. The classic David and Goliath premise will appeal to all. Personally I am going to really miss Hiccup's dragon Toothless. If you have withdrawals check out the brilliant website at for more games and stories.

    ISBN: 9781444916584 Hachette Children's Group HB £12.99
5/5 Stars

Childrens 11-18 Years

She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgewick
Marcus Sedgwick has set up a fascinating premise that will have you gripped from the start. Laureth is sixteen and blind so when she sets off to find her missing father with her young brother and his stuffed toy raven Stan you want her to succeed despite the odds. It makes us look at the world from different angles and appreciate the mindset of a girl who no longer wants to be invisible just to fit in. Thought provoking.
ISBN: 9781780621340 Hachette Children's Group PB £7.99
4/5 Stars

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