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Looking for a book for your child to read? Here are seven well worth getting stuck in to

PUBLISHED: 07:00 02 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:46 02 March 2017

How many of these titles have you read with your children?

How many of these titles have you read with your children?

To celebrate World Book Day, Ipswich town centre Waterstones bookseller Meg Burrows shared her suggestions for seven children’s books all parents should get hold of for their kids.

Pupils from Harwick Primary School dressed up as characters from the Harry Potter series for World Book Day 2016. Picture: Andy Abbott Pupils from Harwick Primary School dressed up as characters from the Harry Potter series for World Book Day 2016. Picture: Andy Abbott

Will your young friends and family be picking up a copy?

Whatever Next! – Jill Murphy

Whatever Next! By Jill Murphy Whatever Next! By Jill Murphy

One of my favourites from Jill Murphy, author of the brilliant Worst Witch, this is a delightful picture book all about a young bear trying to reach the moon.

The Day the Crayons Quit – Oliver Jeffers and Drew Daywalt

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers

A definite favourite of mine, this collaboration between Oliver Jeffers and Drew Daywalt is funny, creative & immensely engaging for both adult and child. Follow a box of coloured crayons as they go through an identity crisis.

Gigantosaurus – Johnny Duddle

Gigantosaurus by Jonny Duddie Gigantosaurus by Jonny Duddie

Have you seen the Giganotosaurus? From author Johnny Duddle comes a brilliant dinosaur picture book with an impressive rhyming scheme.

The Crow’s Tale – Naomi Howarth

The Crow's Tale by Naomi Howarth The Crow's Tale by Naomi Howarth

A stunning tale fitting for the upcoming spring season – a true delight to read.

Skulduggery Pleasant – Derek Landy

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy

Addictive, hilarious, darkly delicious, this is one not to be missed!

The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow – Katherine Woodfine

The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine

Enid Blyton-esque with a bit more grit, this follows the story of young Sophie who becomes a sales assistant at the prestigious ‘Sinclair’s’ department store. A fantastic historical detective novel. Friendship, the East-End Mafia and one bejewelled bird!

Darkmouth – Shane Hegarty

Darkmouth by Shane Hegarty Darkmouth by Shane Hegarty

Great for fans of Tom Gates humour but also the thirst for adventure similar to Percy Jackson.

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