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July's Picks For Children

Malorie, Frank and the LoveMyRead team have chosen the best new releases in each age category to unleash the imagination of your child.

Gift the book to a child you love or choose for your own child

There Is No Big Bad Wolf In This Story

Lou Carter

0-3 years

The Big Bad Wolf is late AGAIN and is ruining stories as he rushes through the forest to Grandma's house. When the Three Little Pigs get seriously grumpy AGAIN, Wolf tells them he's had ENOUGH. There will be no more HUFFING and PUFFING from this Big Bad Wolf. The fairytale characters aren't worried – they can totally manage without him!

But Big Bad Wolfing is harder than it looks … And what happens when they realise that they really need a Big Bad Wolf in this story? From the pairing behind the fabulously funny and internationally bestselling

There Is No Dragon In This Story comes another hilarious story featuring your favourite fairytale characters as you've never seen them before!

LoveMyRead Review

‘A clever, hilarious take on traditional fairy tales

Available from: 8th July 2021

The Cat and the Rat and the Hat

Em Lynas

4-6 years

Cat is sitting on his favourite mat, when who should come along but Rat with a very nice hat?

Cat wants Rat's hat and won't stop at ANYTHING to get it. But when Bat arrives wearing a fancy cravat, well, what could be better than that? Chaos ensues as both Cat and Rat decide they MUST have

Bat’s fancy cravat for themselves!


LoveMyRead Review

With a hilarious, rhyming text, slapstick humour, bright neon artwork and colourful, comic characters, this picture book will have young readers (and adults) in fits of laughter!

Available from: 1st July 2021

The Puffin Keeper

Michael Morpurgo

7-9 years

It was Benjamin Postlethwaite's job all his long life to make sure the light shone brightly high up in the lighthouse on Puffin Island. Not once in all his years as the lighthouse keeper had he ever let his light go out. But sometimes even the brightest light on a lighthouse cannot save a ship.

LoveMyRead Review

This is a story of a life-changing friendship, a lost puffin, and a lonely artist. It's the story of an entire lifetime, and how one event can change a life forever. From masterful storyteller, Michael Morpurgo, and world-class illustrator, Benji Davies, comes a magical new story. This truly beautiful tale will enchant readers of all ages.

Available from: 8th July 2021

Once Upon Our Planet

Vita Murrow

10-12 years

From the internationally best-selling storyteller, Vita Murrow, this illustrated treasury brings together a dozen original stories set in some of the last true wildernesses in the world, from the Arctic to the Amazon. Weaving established mythology with original storytelling, these epic earth tales tell of courage, friendship, and persistence, and explore our finely balanced relationship with Planet Earth.

LoveMyRead Review

Weaving established mythology with original storytelling, these epic earth tales tell of courage, friendship, and persistence, and explore our finely balanced relationship with Planet Earth.

Available from: 8th July 2021

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