With World Book Day in early March as well as National Storytelling Week and World Storytelling Day, there are quite a few reasons to celebrate storytelling this month – whether you like writing stories, listening to them or just like reading a good book.
Stories can be enjoyed by all ages and there is plenty written about the benefits of reading – it broadens our knowledge and our vocabulary, it improves our memory and our concentration, it inspires creativity and imagination, and above all…it’s fun!
With this in mind the Shelfstore Team has come up with a list of its favourite children’s books – take a look and see how many you and your children have read…
The BFG by Roald Dahl
The BFG stands for Big Friendly Giant, who transports a little girl named Sophie to a land of child-eating giants. One of Dahl’s most lovable character creations, it’s full of outrageous humour and plenty of jokes, this story is a much-loved tale that continues to be cherished by readers of all ages.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
The first book in the bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Illustrated in diary format, this laugh-out-loud book recording a year in the life of Greg Heffley – an all American kid – was a New York Times bestseller and continues to have huge appeal.
Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell
Nikki Maxwell is not popular, in fact she’s a total dork! The reader follows Nikki’s life through sketches, doodles and diary entries as she starts her new school, battles with her mum and meets her arch-nemesis. The bestselling Dork Diaries series is written and illustrated by Rachel Renée Russell.
Girl Online by Zoe Sugg
This is the first book from Zoe Sugg, better known as Youtube star Zoella. Dealing with many issues that will be familiar to Zoella’s millions of fans – including the ups and downs of social media, and the challenges of dealing with anxiety – this is a sweet and warm-hearted teen tale.
Gone by Michael Grant
Gone is the first book in the Gone series and is Lord of the Flies for the 21st century. It is a fast-paced, gripping, all-action novel that delivers a powerfully exciting and engrossing read. Its author, Michael Grant, is one of the World Book Day authors for 2017.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling
After the misery of life with his ghastly aunt and uncle, Harry Potter is delighted to have the chance of an exciting new life at the Hogwart’s School of Wizardry and Witchcraft. This internationally bestselling and award-winning story is the first in the phenomenally successful Harry Potter series.
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
The Hobbit is the unforgettable story of Bilbo, a peace-loving hobbit, who embarks on a strange and magical adventure. Since its first publication in 1937 this well-loved fantasy – full of magic, humour and adventure – has delighted both children and adults.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Maze Runner is the first in a series of dystopian science fiction novels. Full of fast-paced action and adventure, this smart and well-observed saga of survival has won multiple awards and was a New York Times best seller.
Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan
In this bestselling comic fantasy novel, 12-year-old Percy Jackson having discovered that his true father is Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea, learns that his fate is to undertake a dangerous quest to find Zeus’ stolen lightning bolt and avert a War of the Gods.
Skellig by David Almond
Exploring a ramshackle garage with his new-found friend, Mina, Michael discovers a strange, magical creature – part owl, part angel. This captivating novel from critically-acclaimed children’s author David Almond won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children’s Book Award.
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