Monday 2 September 2013

Our Recommended Reads for August 2013

Check out the reviews section of our website for the latest recommended reads - from children's fiction to poetry and classic reads we're sure there is something for everyone. We also welcome your reviews too - email them to 'Reviews' at and we'll let you know when we use it!

Below are the titles we recommended during August 2013. (You can read our reviews and recommendations here.) If you'd like to get your book on our reading list send us an email that includes a press release and we'll get in touch!

‘The Wheels on the Bus’ By Jan Ormerod and Lindsey Gardiner Published by Oxford University Press
‘Elergy: Watersong Series Book 4’ By Amanda Hocking Published by Macmillian Children’s Books
‘Songbirds: Alphabet Game’ / ‘Songbirds: Phonic Games By Julia Donaldson Published by Oxford University Press
‘Lego Play Book’ By Dorling Kindersley Books
‘Penguin on Holiday’ By Salina Yoon Published by Bloomsbury
‘Pi-Rat’ By Maxine Lee Published by Caterpillar Books

‘The Flower Plantation’ By Nora Anne Brown Published by Alma Books
‘Abigail’ By Catherine Rayner Published by Little Tiger Press
‘Eddie and Dog’ By Alison Brown Published by Little Tiger Press
‘Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles’ By Daniel Lipkowitz Published by Dorling Kindersley
‘Deadly Factbook 4: Fish, Squid and Jellyfish’ Published by Orion Books
‘Bomber Dog’ By Megan Rix Published by Puffin
‘Sun Time Snow Time’ By Grace Nichols Published by A&C Black
School for Stars: Second Term at L’Etoile By Holly and Kelly Willoughby Published by Orion Books
‘Absolutely Winnie!’ By Laura Owen and Korky Paul Published by Oxford University Press
‘The Wolfstone Curse’ By Justin Richards Published by Templar Publishing
‘Stargirl Academy: Lily’s Shimmering Spell’ By Vivian French Published by Walker Books
‘Make Your Own Stegosaurus’ Published by Dorling Kindersley Books
'Oliver and the Seawigs' By Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre Published by Oxford University Press ‘The Deaths’ By Mark Lawson Published by Picador

September's recommended reads will start to appear on the website from this week. A selection of reviews will be published here too, as well as on our Facebook page ( and links from our Twitter account (@bookapoet).


  1. I love your list, some great ones on there! I would suggest checking out Barbara Ward, She has some fantastic children's holiday books. The Reindeer Keeper and The Snowman Maker. They are fantastic. Gonna go through your list one more time to get a few more ideas, Thanks for posting!

    1. Thanks Ashley - if you every fancy sending us a review, we'll happily publish on our website, :)