Wessex Children’s Book Festival 2013

The WCBF starts at Winchester Discovery Centre in Jewry Street in Winchester on Saturday 26th October and all the information is now available online at www.hants.gov.uk/wdc  check it out and come along to see some fabulous authors!

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Wessex Children’s Book Festival 2013

ImageI’m getting ready for The Wessex Children’s Book Festival, held in Winchester in October, as we are the official bookseller for the event.  With Eoin Colfer, Mark Walden, Tony Robinson, Korky Paul and many others it will be an exciting time for any visitor!   The details of the Festival are not available on the internet at the moment, I’ll let you know as soon as they are.

I know this logo has last year’s date on it – I’ll replace it with the new one as soon as I can.

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Children’s Book Consultant

I am happy to recommend books for children if you’re stuck for ideas. Just tell me the gender and age of your child and their reading habits; like their favourite authors or genre or a recent book they have enjoyed, also if you need a suggestion of a book that might enthuse a reluctant reader I’m here to help.  Just email me at clare3bears@yahoo.co.uk

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Orion Early Readers

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This series of books published by Orion are brilliant for new readers, with really good authors such as Lauren St John, Kaye Umansky, Marcus Sedgwick and Francesca Simon and an increasing range of titles, I always manage to find at least one to suit every child. These books are definitely worth seeking out if you have a child moving on from a school reading scheme.

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Boffin Brainchild – brilliant new book for younger readers..

this great book by Jill Jennings is publishing in September so make a note of it because it is a treat for younger readers; Tom is on a school trip to a museum to see the cutting-edge robot Boffin Brainchild. Tom has to leave to catch up with his class and Boffin decides to go with him. Despite Tom’s best efforts to lose him Boffin manages to get on the school bus and Tom’s life starts to get complicated! As the story develops the reader starts to empathise with both Boffin, as he really wants to be a boy with a family not a robot stuck in a museum, and Tom, who has to lie to his parents and teachers to keep Boffin’s true identity secret.


Boffin Brainchild by Jill Jennings £5.99 9780955609114

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Books for Keeps Online Magazine

Books for Keeps is the UK’s leading, independent children’s book magazine. It was launched in 1980 and ever since has been reviewing hundreds of new children’s books each year and publishing articles on every aspect of writing for children. There are over 12,500 reviews on our new website and more than 2,000 articles including interviews with the top children’s authors and illustrators.

Books for Keeps

I write a monthly review for this online magazine, it is a great resource for anybody interested in children’s books.

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Children’s Book Sequels Website

This is an absolutely brilliant website that allows you to search by author or series to see the book sequels in order.
Children’s Book Sequels

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