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My Top Authors

Eoin Colfer
Garth Nix
J.K. Rowling
Louise Rennison
Debi Gliori
Steve Barlow
Marianne Curley
Annie Dalton
Lemony Snicket
Robin Jarvis
Jenny Nimmo
David Almond
Susan Cooper
Jacqueline Wilson
Anthony Horowitz
Paul Stewart
Darren Shan
Mark Robson
Robert Westall
Karen Wallace
Geraldine McCaughrean
Michael Rosen
Michael Morpurgo
Diana Wynne Jones
Jean Ure
Martin Waddell
Robert Swindells
Anne Fine
Catherine Fisher
Lynley Dodd
Philip Pullman
Roald Dahl
Pat Posner
Diana Hendry
Louis Sachar
Diana Ross

My Choice for 8-10s

Bad Girls
by Jacqueline Wilson
Something Slimy on Primrose Drive
by Karen Wallace
Invisible!
by Robert Swindells
Mixed Magics
by Diana Wynne Jones
Ella Enchanted
by Gail Carson Levine
Ragboy, Rats and the Surging Sea
by Alan Temperley
more...

My Choice for 11-13s

Artemis Fowl The Eternity Code
by Eoin Colfer
Pure Dead Brilliant
by Debi Gliori
Pure Dead Wicked
by Debi Gliori
The Scent of Magic
by Cliff McNish
Dustbin Baby
by Jacqueline Wilson
Heaven Eyes
by David Almond
more...

My Choice for 14-16s

'...And then he ate my boy entrancers..'
by Louise Rennison
CUT
by Patricia McCormick
How It Works
by Graham Marks
The Lady of Shalott
by Alfred Tennyson
Isla and Luke: make or Break?
by Rhian Tracey
The Amulet Of Samarkand
by Jonathan Stroud
more...

My Choice for 5-7s

The Mousehole Cat
by Antonia Barber
Big Mama Makes the World
by Phyllis Root
Sherlock Hound: The Case Of The Giant Gulping Bluebells
by Karen Wallace
Was That Christmas?
by Hilary McKay
The Castle Awakes
by Paeony Lewis
Cinderella's Wedding
by Paeony Lewis
more...

My Choice for 0-4s

Billy's Bucket
by Kes Gray
The Baby Who Wouldn't go to Bed
by Susan Cooper
Once There Were Giants
by Martin Waddell
Jingle Bells
by Nick Butterworth
more...
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Latest Reviews
Wizardology by Dugald A. Steer cover Wizardology
Fantasy and Magic for ages 7 to 99
by Dugald A. Steer
Here Merlin the greatest wizard of them all sets down the facts about the life of a wizard and what an apprentice needs to learn to become one. Each c ... more

Dragonology by Dugald A. Steer cover Dragonology
Fantasy and Magic for ages 7 to 99
by Dugald A. Steer
Dr Ernest Drake has lived among dragons for a long time protecting them from other humans who would seek them out to kill them and gain their treasure ... more

Egyptology by Dugald A. Steer cover Egyptology
Adventure for ages 7 to 99
by Dugald A. Steer
Joanna Sutherland has sent this manuscript to the publishers to see if they can shed any light on the disappearance of Emily Sands in 1926. Emily had ... more

Deep Water by Debi Gliori cover Deep Water
Fantasy and Magic for ages 9 to 14
by Debi Gliori
Mrs Mclachlan has disappeared and the family are deeply shocked. How can they go on without her? Suddenly things get much worse when Luciano is arress ... more

'...And then he ate my boy entrancers..' by Louise Rennison cover '...And then he ate my boy entrancers..'
Humour for ages 12 to 16
by Louise Rennison
With Masimo, the Italian Stallion off in Hamburger-a-gogo land life cuold be awful for our young heroin but suddenly Vati comes up trumps and decides ... more

Great New Books to look for
Vampire Rites Trilogy by Darren Shan cover Vampire Rites Trilogy
Horror & Ghosts for ages 9 to 16
by Darren Shan
Vampire Mountain follows the long and dangerous trek to the vampire stronghold in the mountains, will Darren be able to revert to being a human or mus ... more

How It Works by Graham Marks cover How It Works
Real Life Drama for ages 13 to 18
by Graham Marks
Seb's life is on a downward spiral, the bank are on at him, his girlfriend has dumped him and he has a mad drug dealer on his case. What a day. But it ... more

The Ultimate Book Guide by Daniel Hahn cover The Ultimate Book Guide
Miscellaneous for ages 8 to 99
by Daniel Hahn
This guide has been put together with contributions from some of the best children's authors of the moment and by others who just love reading young p ... more

Isla and Luke: make or Break? by Rhian Tracey cover Isla and Luke: make or Break?
Real Life Drama for ages 12 to 16
by Rhian Tracey
Isla and Luke are both looking towards their future, they have been accepted at the same collage and their relationship is progressing nicely. Luke se ... more

The Prophecy of the Gems by Flavia Bujor cover The Prophecy of the Gems
Fantasy and Magic for ages 11 to 16
by Flavia Bujor
On their 14th birthdays three girls, Opal, Jade and Amber are told that they are not their parents children and that each has a stone that matches her ... more

The Fetch of Mardy Watt by Charles Butler
Romeo and Juliet by Michael Rosen
The Fire Eaters by David Almond
Montmorency by Eleanor Updale
Earthborn by Sylvia Waugh
The Various by Steve Augarde
Victorians by Anne Kramar
The More The Merrier by Anne Fine
The Amulet Of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
Midnight by Jacqueline Wilson
When Isla meets Luke meets Isla by Rhian Tracey
Mrs Mad's Top Picks
Deep Water by Debi Gliori cover Deep Water
Fantasy and Magic for ages 9 to 14
by Debi Gliori
Mrs Mclachlan has disappeared and the family are deeply shocked. How can they go on without her? Suddenly things get much worse when Luciano is arress ... more

'...And then he ate my boy entrancers..' by Louise Rennison cover '...And then he ate my boy entrancers..'
Humour for ages 12 to 16
by Louise Rennison
With Masimo, the Italian Stallion off in Hamburger-a-gogo land life cuold be awful for our young heroin but suddenly Vati comes up trumps and decides ... more

Girl, 15 Charming but Insane by Sue Limb cover Girl, 15 Charming but Insane
Humour for ages 11 to 16
by Sue Limb
Jess desperately wants to be gorgeous but unfortunately her best friend Flora, has that role sewn up. Jess decides to focus her attentions on Ben Jone ... more

'...and that's when it fell off in my hand.' by Louise Rennison cover '...and that's when it fell off in my hand.'
Humour for ages 11 to 16
by Louise Rennison
With Robbie gone Georgia is really struggling to keep her broken heart going, she is helped a little by the snogging attentions of Dave the laugh, eve ... more

Abhorsen by Garth Nix cover Abhorsen
Fantasy and Magic for ages 10 to 16
by Garth Nix
An ancient evil has been brought out from deep in the ground and Lirael and Sam set out on a desperate mission to stop it being set free from its bond ... more

Mister Monday by Garth Nix
Bible Lands by Jonathan N. Tubb
Pirates! by Celia Rees
The Dark by Marianne Curley
Lirael by Garth Nix
Dancing in my Nuddy Pants by Louise Rennison
Knocked Out by my Nunga- Nungas by Louise Rennison
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
The Time Twister by Jenny Nimmo
Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo
Trollogy by Steve Barlow
Mrs Mad recommends...
Mrs Mad's Children's Book ReviewsBooks for reluctant readers  easy to read and action-packed, these will have even those difficult-to-please boys head-down in a book
Mrs Mad's Children's Book ReviewsGreat bedtime stories  restful, pleasant stories to send them to sleep with a smile
Mrs Mad's Children's Book ReviewsMore Mrs Mad recommends...
LeapPad Interactive Reading System
Other Cool Stuff and Groovy Things
The Lord of the Rings
The boxed set comprising all three books, in seven volumes. Handy for carrying around, and breaks it into manageable chunks so it's less intimidating than the whole book!
Reader Rabbit Complete Learn to Read System
A complete software and book set to help kick-start your child's reading and writing, including a parent's guide
Twist & Shout Multiplication
A well thought out, portable game for teaching children how to multiply numbers together and introducing them to division. The games develop reasoning skills and give plenty of chances to practice logic and problem solving

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