Extended Easter holidays are the perfect chance to get kids reading! With this in mind, our children’s section manager Ruth has put together a whole shelf of recommended books to keep kids busy during the holidays.
For teenagers and young adults we have, One by Sarah Crossan, My Name’s Not Friday by Jon Walter, Uglies by Scott Westerfield, Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill, BZRK by Michael Grant, Divergent by Veronica Roth, Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman, A Song For Ella Grey by David Almond, Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah, Everything Everything by Jennifer Yoon and More Than This by Patrick Ness.
For developing or confident readers, The Wordsmith by Patricia Forde, Gangsta Granny by David Walliams, Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine, The Last Wild by Piers Torday, Tom’s Midnight Garden by Phillipa Pearce, The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Expuery, Nelly and the Quest for Captain Peabody by Roland Chambers, Dr. Proctor’s Fart Powder by Jo Nesbo, Total Football by Alan Gibbons, Princess DisGrace by Lou Keuzler, Name Upon Name by Sheena Wilkinson, Matilda by Roald Dahl, Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, Knights of the Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden and Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo.
For younger readers who aren’t reading independently, The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton, It’s a Book by Lane Smith, Monstersauras by Claire Freedman and Ben Court and Hector and the Big Bad Knight by Alex T. Smith, are all guaranteed to keep little ones entertained!
Ruth is, of course, always happy to give you a personal reading recommendation, so if you’re in a reading slump make sure you pop in, she’ll be sure to find you something!
For more information on any of these titles, or other children’s books, simply contact us.