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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?

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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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