Recommended Novels/Books for Children
Every week I will be putting new books here
Matilda Paperback –
Matilda Wormwood's father thinks she's a little scab. Matilda's mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And Matilda's headmistress Miss Trunchbull? Well, she's the worst of all. She is a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey. As for Matilda, she's an extraordinary little girl with a magical mind - and now she's had enough. So all these grown-ups had better watch out, because Matilda is going to teach them a lesson they'll never forget.
Because of Winn-Dixie
One summer’s day, ten-year-old India Opal Buloni goes down to the local supermarket for some groceries – and comes home with a dog. But Winn-Dixie is no ordinary dog. It’s because of Winn-Dixie that Opal begins to make friends. And it’s because of Winn-Dixie that she finally dares to ask her father about her mother, who left when Opal was three. In fact, as Opal admits, just about everything that happens that summer is because of Winn-Dixie.
Now a major Hollywood movie, Because of Winn-Dixie is released nationwide in cinemas in the UK on 21 October 2005. Visit the official movie website at www.becauseofwinndixiemovie.com.
A collection of the first seven books in Kazu Kibuishi's #1 New York Times bestselling series!
A collection of the first seven books in Kazu Kibuishi's #1 New York Times bestselling series!After tragedy strikes their family, Emily and Navin move with their mother into the old, mysterious home of their great-grandfather. On their first night in the strange house, Emily and Navin's mom is kidnapped by a tentacled creature. Determined to rescue her, Emily and Navin are led into a world of robots, talking animals, flying ships, new friends . . . and enemies. Emily learns that she is a Stonekeeper and essential to the survival of this world, and that her incredible story is only just beginning.
Amulet Box Set: Books #1-7 Paperback by Kazu Kibuishi
The Battle of Hackham Heath (Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years Book 2)The book looks exciting .You can buy book one.
The peace in Araluen is under threat and newly crowned King Duncan must prepare for war. Morgarath is in hiding, recruiting an army of savage beasts known as Wargals for his next attack.
Halt prepares for a seemingly impossible task – to scale the Mountains of Rain and Night to spy on the enemy and uncover their plans.
He knows that one wrong move could be deadly, for at the Battle of Hackham Heath the fate of a kingdom will be decided.
THE ORIGIN STORY OF ARALUEN’S MOST FAMOUS RANGER BY JOHN FLANAGAN, AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING RANGER’S APPRENTICE SERIES.
Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
Eleven-year-old Salva is forced to flee on foot when his village comes under attack. Braving every imaginable hardship – including killer lions and hungry crocodiles – he is one of the 'lost boys' travelling the African continent on foot in search of his family and a safe place to stay.
Nya goes to the pond two times a day to fetch water. It takes her eight hours. But there is unexpected hope, as these two stories set in Sudan – one unfolding in 2008 and one in 1985 – go on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way
A Wrinkle In Time
A Wrinkle in Time' is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It is now a major motion picture from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay. It was a dark and stormy night—Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.
Though an adult I remember reading this book.I remember when I felt lonely this book helped me.It is about 3 children who fight an evil force .. I liked the name Whats it (a negbhour).Meg one of the children is called oddball.
The Invention of Hugo
by Brian Selzick
Orphan, clock keeper and thief, Hugo lives in the
walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival
depends on secrets and anonymity, but when his
world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish
girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the
station, Hugo's undercover life and his most precious
secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a
treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man
and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form
the backbone of this intricate, tender and
Anne of Green Gables (Classic Starts)
Kathleen Olmstead (Adaptor),
Arthur Pober (Afterword),\
L.M. Montgomery (Creator),
Lucy Corvino (Illustrations)
Following Sterling's spectacularly successful launch of its children's classic novels (240,000 books in print to date), comes a dazzling new series: " Classic Starts." The stories are abridged; the quality is complete. "Classic Starts" treats the world's beloved tales (and children) with the respect they deserve--all at an incomparable price.
Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic tale, with its engaging heroine and evocative description of the Prince Edward Island landscape, never fails to delight youngsters. When Matthew Cuthbert goes to the train station to pick up the orphan he and his sister Marilla plan to adopt, he expects to meet a boy who can help on the family farm. Instead it's Anne--a talkative, dreamy, red-haired, freckle-faced 11-year-old little girl who transforms the Cuthberts' life forever and fills it with love and joy.
Short and Tall
Seven fantasy tales for tweens.
An unhappy boy is granted three wishes.
An intruder is almost adopted by aliens.
A very old story is retold in rhyme.
A spoof of another traditional story.
A granny is struck by lightning
A girl finds a magic crystal that changes her life.
A spoof of Rapunzel
Tonight on the Titanic
Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator)
Jack and Annie are in for an exciting, scary, and sad adventure when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the decks of the "Titanic." Is there anything they can do to help the ill-fated ship? Will they be able to save anyone? Will they be able to save themselves?
Caddie Woodlawn is a real adventurer. She'd rather hunt than sew and plow than bake, and tries to beat her brother's dares every chance she gets. Caddie is friends with Indians, who scare most of the neighbors -- neighbors who, like her mother and sisters, don't understand her at all.
Caddie is brave, and her story is special because it's based on the life and memories of Carol Ryrie Brink's grandmother, the real Caddie Woodlawn. Her spirit and sense of fun have made this book a classic that readers have taken to their hearts for more than seventy years.