November's Chatterbooks Reads - best books for children
31 October 2012 / 0 Comments
Chatterbooks Reads is our monthly promotion with publishers that brings some of the best in children's publishing to libraries, schools, parents, reading groups and book clubs. Each month librarians, publishers and children's reading groups select their favourite new titles. Chatterbooks Reads are a great way to help you find a good read for your children.
Ready to read?
We have chosen four top reads for our November Chatterbooks Reads selection, click on the book title to find out more about each.
Books for younger readers
For younger readers we chose Superworm by Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson. Follow the amazing Superworm as he always saves the day... but what happens when Superworm needs saving? If you enjoy reading Superworm, why not try other fun rhyming stories by Julia Donaldson. We would personally recommend Jack and the Flumflum Tree and The Snail and the Whale. Or why not try Sue Hendra's brilliant picture book Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat. It follows the story Keith the cat, who has magical powers - or at least a magic hat. But when one day, Keith loses his magic hat he discovers that magic is still possible.
Our other selection for younger readers this month is non-fiction title Amazing Animal Senses by John Townsend. Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? Did you know some animals have superhero-like abilities? In Amazing Animal Senses readers learn about animals' super sensing skills! If you like learning fascinating facts about animals, why not read Deadly Predators by Camilla de la Bedoyere. Discover how a polar bear stalks its prey; learn how an electric eel stuns its food and much more. Or learn about your own amazing senses in Investigate: Senses. See, hear, touch, taste and smell your way through this fact-filled book.
Books for older readers
Our first selection for older readers is Muddle and Win by John Dickinson. Sally Jones is Good. And Muddlespot, former wart and janitor, now newly promoted to Demon Special Agent, is on a mission to make her Bad. If he doesn't, it will be Very Bad for him. We think this is a brilliant read - we think you will too! If you enjoyed this title, we think you will also enjoy How to Stop a Viking Invasion by Dominic Barker. In this book Max and Molly will show you how to spot a Viking even when he is in disguise. A fun read. Or perhaps try Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster by Joanna Nadin. Penny is really terrible, it's just that sometimes her best ideas turn out badly. Like when her cousin ended up bald and covered in superglue...
Our last selection for November is Osbert the Avenger by Christopher William Hill. If you prefer cleavers to kittens and fiends to fairies... then Osbert is the book for you. We think it's funny and quirky - a sure winner! If you're looking for another creepy and funny read, why not try Ratburger by David Walliams. Or give The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson a read. Under Platform 13 at Kings Cross Station is hidden a quite remarkable secret. Every nine years a doorway opens to an amazing, fantastical island.
Things to download
Download the November Chatterbooks Read A4 poster.
Download the November Chatterbooks Read A3 poster.
Have a sneak peak at Superworm.
If you missed the October Chatterbooks Reads, take a look here.
If you would like to see the full Chatterbooks Reads Autumn list, take a look here.
Find out more
Find out more about our November Chatterbooks Reads authors by visiting their websites - filled with up-to-date information about them and their brilliant books: