Looking for a book for your child to read? Here are seven well worth getting stuck in to
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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.
Will your young friends and family be picking up a copy?
Whatever Next! – 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
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
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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
A stunning tale fitting for the upcoming spring season – a true delight to read.
Skulduggery Pleasant – Derek Landy
Addictive, hilarious, darkly delicious, this is one not to be missed!
The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow – 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
Great for fans of Tom Gates humour but also the thirst for adventure similar to Percy Jackson.