10 Best Selling Books To Get Your Kids Into Reading!

Want to get your kids more interested in reading? Now is the perfect time to get them started! Or fancy treating a little avid reader to a new book to keep them busy?

These top children’s books are sure to make them little book worms in no time!

The Beast of Buckingham Palace

If your little one is addicted to David Walliams’ fantastical tales, they’ll love the latest enthralling instalment from the bestselling children’s author!

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The young Prince Alfred has never known a life outside Buckingham Palace – but when strange goings-on breach its walls and stalk the corridors in the dead of night, he is thrust into a world of mystery, adventure and monsters.

And when his mother, the Queen, is dragged away to the Tower of London, Alfred must screw up his courage and battle to save her, himself… and the entire city.


Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

If there’s one book series to get your kids into when they’ve got all this time on their hands, it’s the Harry Potter series! Take them back to where the magic began with the first in the classic, magical series. Whether they’ve seen the films or not, they’re sure to devour this book. Be warned though, once they’re into The Wizarding World, we can’t guarantee they’ll ever leave it behind!

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Life isn’t much fun at number four Privet Drive, at least not for Harry Potter, living under the stairs in a cupboard full of spiders, but all of that is about to change. On the eve of Harry’s eleventh birthday the letters start arriving; letters written in emerald green ink on yellowing parchment with an unmistakable letter H on purple wax seals. Because Harry Potter is no ordinary boy, he is the boy who lived, the wizard whose name everyone in the magical world knows and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin and life for Harry Potter will never be the same again.


The Snail and the Whale

If you have a little someone who’s absolutely obsessed with the Gruffalo, Room On The Broom, and Julia Donaldson’s growing collection of wonderful children’s tales, they’re sure to love The Snail and the Whale too!

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One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it’s the tiny snail’s big plan that saves the day!


Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day 

Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day is the perfect option for kids who love their fantasy books! Dragons, trolls, and broomsticks populate this enchanting tale, so if your kids are craving some escapism, this book is the one for them!

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Willow Moss, the youngest and least powerful sister in a family of witches, has a magical ability for finding lost things – like keys, or socks, or wooden teeth. Useful, but not exactly exciting . . .

Then the most powerful witch in the world of Starfell turns up at Willow’s door and asks for her help. A whole day – last Tuesday to be precise – has gone missing. Completely. And, without it, the whole universe could unravel.

Now Willow holds the fate of Starfell in her rather unremarkable hands . . . Can she save the day – by finding the lost one?


The Dinky Donkey

If you’ve read The Wonky Donkey to your kids already, or have just seen the hilarious videos of parents reading it to their kids on the internet, you’ll know how much fun Craig Smith’s rhyming books are! The Dinky Donkey is the side-splitting sequel based on the original Wonky Donkey’s daughter. It’s sure to brighten up both your child’s and your day!


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown

The thirteenth instalment of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, it’s fair to say Jeff Kinney’s books are more than popular! These stories are laugh-out-loud funny and are sure to cheer up couped up kids!

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Snow has shut down Greg Heffley’s middle school! Which should be exciting, but now his neighbourhood is a wintry battlefield.

And Greg and his best friend Rowley are caught in the crosshairs of territory battles, epic snowball fights and massive snow forts.

Can Greg and Rowley navigate the art of war when their street goes into meltdown? Or will they even survive to see another day?


His Dark Materials: Northern Lights 

Whether your kids just loved the reimagined BBC drama or adore an action packed adventure, they won’t be able to put down Philip Pullman’s fantastical novel filled with daemons (animal companions), alternate dimensions, and terrifying secrets!

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It begins with a girl and her daemon. The girl is Lyra Belacqua, an orphan who lives in a place like, and yet unlike, Oxford in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined.

Children start to go missing, snatched mysteriously by a group the children call ‘The Gobblers’. When her friend Roger is taken, Lyra finds herself bound up in a dangerous chase, a daring game of cat-and-mouse that sees her on the run from the highest authorities. It is a hunt that will take her to the home of the witches and the kingdom of the ice bears.

Here Lyra’s quest for answers becomes a mission to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust, her own family, a prophecy, and a betrayal.


Evie and the Animals

A modern day Doctor Doolittle, Evie and the Animals is a story all about a girl with the enviable ability of being able to talk to animals. A power i’m sure many of our children would love to have!

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Evie is a little girl with a special talent. She can talk to animals. But when she rescues the school rabbit Gerald, and sets him free, Evie lands in big trouble.

She promises her dad never to talk to animals again. For a whole year, Evie ignores them all. She doesn’t chat to the birds and dogs. She even ignores a little, silver tabby cat who miaows: ‘Help me! Help me!’.

But when Evie sees the same silver kitten on a missing poster, she secretly starts using her magical gift again. Soon she discovers that this cat isn’t the only animal to have gone missing in town. And if Evie won’t find them, who will?


The Boy at the Back of the Class

This fantastic debut from Onjali Q. Raúf is all about friendship, kindness, and adventure, and is sure to warm any readers heart!

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When a new boy joins their class, a group of children try to befriend him. They soon learn that Ahmet is a refugee and has been separated from his family. None of the grown-ups seem to be able to help him, so the friends come up with a daring plan, embarking on an extraordinary adventure.


Daisy and the Trouble With Nature

This brand new adventure from Kes Gray is sure to have your little ones belly laughing! If your kids loved the book Oi Frog, they’re sure to not want to put this entertaining pick down!

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Daisy and her class are so excited when their new school nature garden is unveiled. But the trouble with their nature garden isthere’s not very much nature in it.

If there’s one thing Daisy HATES it’s waiting. Especially waiting for nature to appear. Luckily, she’s going camping with Gabby, and will find LOTS of nature to bring back. Only, the trouble with nature is, it’s really hard to control…


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