My book stock has just gone over a complete overhaul. I have got lot's of exciting new books for all ages to tell you about. This includes a much expanded range of book for 7 to 14 year olds. A new catalogue will be available soon. In the meantime if you would like to know what books I have that woud suit your child please do not hestiate to get in touch.
Hi my name is Melissa, I am an independent seller of children's books for 0 to 14 year olds. I stock a curated selection of books from a range of publishers.
The name Readers that Care is founded on the firm belief that every child can love reading stories. That many children care about what they read, and both what the story is about and the way it is written can make a difference to whether they find a book they want to read.
I have been selling children's books for over four years. First as a Barefoot Books Ambassador, where I discovered how much fun exploring picture books can be, and there are many ways to interact with them. When 18 months ago Barefoot Books sadly left the UK I decided to set up independently as Readers that Care. During this time I have learnt alot about children's books and have listened to what my customers and parents have been telling me. As a result of this I have refined the type of stock I have decided to focus on.
My curated collection of children's books includes:
picture books for all ages
a selection of books which empahsis global connections and/or are set in different countries to build global empathy and understanding.
a varied selection of chapter book fiction, which are 'heart felt' and often 'thoughtful' stories which are less than 210 pages. Based on the firm belief that for a story to be interesting it doesn't have to be a long one!
a varied selection of shorter and long fiction, which includes real world fiction, historical fiction and great reads from a number of genre, many of which have the potenail to appeal to a wide age range. This includes storiers which could appeal to 6 to 10 year olds, and 9 to 14 year olds.
About Readers that Care and Me
Melissa Jordan Cambourne Cambridge www facebook com readersthatcare readersthatcare gmail com
Young children and their parents My Luve s Like a Red Red Rose 6 99 paperback Beautifully illustrated version of Robert Burn s famous poem Milky Moments SALE 6 rrp 11 99 A story celebrating breastfeeding by local author Ellie Stonley Goodnight Hoot Board Book 6 99 Peel Peck Peck Lucy Cousins Board Book 6 99
Plush Toys and Gifts for under 4 s Pip Plush Toy s Approximately 20cm High Pip 7 99 Posy 7 99 Pip and Posy 14 99 Words I can say and cards set 6 A Scottish version of the old lady who swallowed a fly And cute plush toy 14 99
Picture Stories for young nature lovers What s This A Seeds Story 4 Ages 2 to 7 years Limited number The Little White Sprite Sale 5 Ages 3 to 8 years Go for an imaginative adventure in a tree and make friends with the white sprite Leafy the Pet Leaf Philip Ardagh SALE 6 Age 5 Fabulous new Little Adventurers series about 4 friends who go on adventures together Dawn Chorus SALE 6 Ages 3 to 7 years A heart felt story about a little nightingale desperate to belong
Gifts and Book Sets I have a Limited number of all items on this page So grab them quick For more great gifts and book sets please ask Hoot Owl Hoot 11 rrp 12 99 Ages 3 to 8 years Work together to get the Owls home before nighttime in the popular co operative game The Spiderwick Chronicles Set of 5 books 15 Age 8 by Holly Black and Tony Diterlizzi 14 99 Paddington Suitcase 7 99 Ages 2 to 7 years A plastic suitcase filled with 6 great Paddington picture books stories Up and Away Eeboo 20 piece puzzle 5 99 Ages 3 Jigsaw size 11in by 15in Comes in stocking fillers sized box A gripping magic and fantasy story for children that like an interesting plot and fast paced story but who don t want to read a doorstep
Picture Books Editors Pick Pip and Posy perfect for the younger members of the family and children beginning to read for themselves Shifty McGifty books two hopeless thieves turn out to be much better at baking cakes and solving crimes than stealing Follow their adventures with a rhyming story which will entertain both pre schoolers and 8 year olds and for emerging readers move onto Spooky School Pip and Posy The Big Ballon Pip and Posy by Axel Scheffler The Snowy Day Board Book 5 by Axel Scheffler Paperback 6 rrp 6 99 The Spooky School 5 99 p128 Age 6 3 short stories in a chapter book format and more mysteries to solve What a great way to inspire emerging readers to want to read Shifty McGiffty and Slippery Sam Shifty Mc Giffty and Slipper Sam The Diamond Chase by Tracey Corderoy Illustrated Steven Lenton 6 99 each Ages 3 to 9 years With Free Read Aloud which you can download to a smartphone
Cat Stories and Colouring book Miss Hazeltine s Home for Shy and Fearful Cats By Alicia Potter Illustrated by Birgitta Sif 6 99 Age 3 A delightful tale sure to become a classic Squish McFluff The Invisible Cat by Pipa Jones 5 99 p70 Age 5 A girl with an imaginary friend an invisible cat First book in great series Beautifully bridges the gap between school readers and chapter books Mog on Fox Night by Judith Kett 5 p70 Age 2 Limited number Flip and Draw Cool Cats 5 99 Age 3 A colouring book with a difference Colour the 3 parts of the cat and flip to crete lot s of amusing cats Includes extra blank pages to draw your own
Picture books A helping hand Bubbly and Grumpy 6 Limited number Ages 2 to 8 years Learn about the importance of sharing in this delightfully illustrated story Skip to the Loo My Darling A Potty Book SALE 8 rrp 11 99 Hardback Limited number A delightful and fun tale about using a Potty Need a story which to help a child through one of life s big of small challenges Please do not hesitate to get in touch to see if I can help The Pip and posy stories are also a delightful way for young children to be eased through life s little challenges Pip and Posy The Super Scooter Theme Sharing and making friends Pip and Posy The Little Puddle Paperback 5 99 each Board Book 5 99 each
Focus on aliens and space Perigee and Me SALE 5 Ages 7 to 14 years A funny and action packed heartwarming adventure Boy who Switched off the Sun 5 99 Ages 4 to 7 years UFO s are they real 5 A book of 2 halves a non fiction section followed by a story on the topic Ages 5 to 10 years Great for reluctant readers Hackney Martian 5 99 Ages 3 to 9 years
Focus on magic spells curses and ghosts Grey Island Red Boat by Ian Beck SALE 5 50 Ages 5 to 9 years Everything on the Island of Ashes is grey But then a red boat arrives Grace Ella Spell for Beginners by Sharon Marie Jones SALE 5 p 159 Ages 5 to 12 years First book in a fantastic new series Put together a black cat a girl who discovers she is a witch a mother who doesn t like disorder plenty of magic mischief and mayhem and you get a great story Spell chasers The Beginners Guide to Curses by Lari Don 6 99 p267 Ages 9 A magical story about strange curses colourful characters and how great friends can work together The Magic Word by Lari Don Illustrator Claire Keay SALE 5 Ages 3 to 7 years A hilarious story about magic and the consequences of taking short cuts Mr Mahli s Shed and a ghost named Dylan by Laura Sheldon 5 99 Ages 6 to 12 years Two boys look after their neighbours garden whilst he is on holiday but what is lurking in the mysterious shed
Focus on knights horses and viking myths Barefoot Book of Knights With Story CD SALE 6 rrp 8 99 Ages 6 to 10 years A delightful collection of stories of knights from around the world Focusing on qualities such as courage cooperation sense of humour A unique collection Blue Moon Jenny Oldfield 5 50 p66 Ages 8 to 12 years Anna wants her mum to get better She d do almost anything But she can t part with Blue Moon A heartwarming story Graphic Novel of Thor and Loki bringing this Viking myth alive to new audiences Age 9 SALE 6 rrp 7 99
Scribble Downs and Stickers Back in stock the very popular Scribble Downs 2 99 each Glow in the dark Owl stickers 1 99
Adventure in a Sea Setting A 8 The Shiver Stone Magnus Fin by Sharon Tregenza SALE 5 Ages 8 to 12 years p182 by Janis Mackay SALE 5 Ages 8 to 12 years p191 A girl who can dive like an Olympic athlete a boy with a missing farther and some mysterious stones a modern day mystery adventure set on the Pembrokeshire coast Be transported to a remote Scottish Island and meet Finn as he discovers he s a Selkie half human half Seal Can he help his underwater kin in time Ellen s Island by Eloise Williams 5 99 Ages 7 to 12 years p153 When Ellen is sent to to stay with her grandmother she is FURIOUS But as she falls in love with the island perhaps she will find an unexpected treasure the makings of a classic Finn at Clee Point Richard Knight Ages 10 p128 SALE 6 Limited number Discover life in a small fishing village on the river Humber in the 1930 s A coming of age story with important lesson about trust and loyalty and learning how dangerous tides can be
Adventures in an Urban Setting A 8 The Great Chocoplot by Chris Callaghan The Sign of the Black Dagger by Joan Lingard SALE 5 Ages 8 to 12 years SALE 5 Ages 8 to 12 years One of the funniest adventure stories I ve read all year with some powerful moments that really make you think about the world we live in too a modern day twist of Charlie and the chocolate factory Two sets of twins 200 years apart can the modern day twins unravel the secrets from the past and will this help them find their dad The Book of Learning 7 99 p349 Ages 9 to 99 years Limited number A stunning debut novel from up and coming Irish author ER Murray After the death of her grandfather Ebony s world is turned upside down Enter the world of 23 Mercury Lane and feel like you are actually there Can she unravel the mystery of order of the Nine lives in time very popular with 10 and 11 year old girls and boys a real page turner
Global Tales short stories More books in the No 1 series can be ordered A Dollop of Ghee and Pot of Wisdom by Chitra Soundar Ages 6 4 99 p96 Four humorous stories about a prince which are based on traditional Indian folktales No 1 Car Spotter By Atinuke Ages 6 5 99 p112 First book in a fabulous series for younger readers No 1 is a bright plucky and resourceful boy who lives in an African village and enjoyed solving all sorts of problems The Arabian Knights Ages 9 to 99 years SALE 6 p160 Limited number A collection of fairytales and adventure stories from India Persia and the Arab world
Global stories for older readers This selection of stories help children to connect with children from other countries and circumstances You may also enjoy the stories on the previous page Dindy and the Elephant Elizabeth Laird 5 99 p122 Ages 7 to 99 Superbly written face paced story colonial India seen through the eyes of a girl and her brother The Garbage King Elizabeth Laird 6 p329 Ages 10 to 99 Two boys from very different backgrounds are driven together in Ethiopia s capital can they work together to survive A Long Walk to Water SALE 5 p122 Ages 9 to 99 Explore access to water refugees fleeing war in Sudan through two children s stories The Weight of Water 6 hardback p224 Ages 12 to 99 years Written in verse The story of a girl from Poland as she adjusts to life in England
Picture books Global environmental connections Each is a great story perfect to read together beautifully illustrated with some powerful and subtle messages about the interconnected world we live in Chandra s Magic Light 5 paperback 6 hardback Ages 4 to 10 years Limited number Two sisters find a way to buy a solar lamp to help their baby brother and family Themes solar energy sustainability Immi by Karin Littlewood 6 99 Age 4 to 99 years Simply told heartwarming and beautiful one my favourite stories of the year Themes friendship across continents giving and receiving Pattern s Pumpkin Chitra Sounder Illustrator Frane Lessac Hardback 12 Ages 4 to 99 years A beautiful retelling of a traditional Indian Tale Themes Floods working together
Picture books Global environmental connections Also check out these books elsewhere in the catalogue Dreamer Saving our wild world Brian Mosses Illustrator Bee Wiley 12 hardback Age 4 One child dares to dream of a world where creatures are safe and free to roam Themes global resources protecting our planet The Really Old Forest SALE 6 Ages 5 to 10 years Limited number An english boy learns about the protection of the rainforest through letters to his pen pal in Australia Includes non fiction end notes Themes rainforests global friendships A First Book of Animals by Nicola Davies Illustrator Petr Horacek 14 rrp 14 99 Age 3 A spell binding collection of poems about Animals A glorious celebration of life in the wild in all it s variety and splendour to be enjoyed by adults and children
The Journey One migrant families story The Journey by Francesca Sanna 12 hardback Ages 9 to 99 years The story of one girl and her families flight from war to safety An eye opening book about the experience of one refugee family their sorrow hopes and fears A book that every child and their parents should have access too Read my book review here http bit ly 29iPqz3 On my blog www readingpebbles co uk
Wordless picture books There is something extra special about a Wordless picture book They are great for reading together and sharing with children of different ages you can take it in turns to tell part of the story and you can tell a different story each time The pictures give so much to talk about The images can help the reader understand feeling and emotion in a story so are great for building empathy and understanding Footpath of Flowers Ages 5 to 99 years 9 99 rrp 11 99 Out of the Blue hardback SALE 6 rrp 10 99 Last few at this great price
Wordless picture books Arrival Ages 9 to 99 years SALE 9 99 From master story teller Shaun Tann one man s experience of arriving in a new country Thought provoking and at times disturbing and highly relevant to modern times A story which is half wordless half cinematic A book to share Dog on Train The Special Delivery by Kate Prendergast 7 99 Paperback Dog on a Digger The Tricky Incident 9 99 Hardback Ages 3 to 8 years Two beautiful wordless stories about a dog
Mixed up Fairytales There is something special for both children and adults about recognising familiar stories or songs that have been muddled up in some way Here are some mixed up fairytales The popular Tell Me a Story Mixed Up Fairytale cards are the perfect way to help children tell their own stories Goldilocks and Just one Bear 6 99 Age 4 Rapunzel and her Ever so Shiny Locks SALE 4 Age 3 The Great Nursery Rhyme Disaster 5 Age 3 Limited number Tell me a story Mixed Up Fairytales Ages 3 to 99 years 8 99 36 cards to tell your own stories on your own or as a family
Historical Fiction Stone age to Vikings Little Nose The Magician Little Nose The Joker By John Grant SALE 5 Ages 5 to 10 years Boy with the Bronze Axe By Kathleen Fidler 6 p164 Ages 9 to 99 years An action packed story set in the stone age village of Skara Brae The beautiful description makes you feel like you have just stepped back in time and you are really there Follows the exploits of a Cave boy in two delightful stories one of my favourite characters as a child Thornfinn the Nicest Viking 5 p127 A laugh out loud first chapter book about a Viking who prefers making cups of tea to fighting The first in a great series to get kids reading Thorfinn and the Rotten Scots 5
Historical Fiction Victorian era Inspired by the Jacqueline Wilson story Hetty Feather which got my daughter reading here is a collection of stories set in Victorian times More stories from this era available its seems to be a very popular time period in which to set an historical novel Interest age 7 to 14 years Reading age 7 8 The Twisted Tunnels Terry Deary SALE 4 p54 Limited number Ages 6 A poor Victorian girl and the Queen collide in this touching tale that may have initiated the London Underground Hetty Feather 6 p394 Hetty Feather was left by her mothers at the Foundling hospital in London Follow her story as she stands up for herself and her friends and finds out who s she really is The book that got my daughter reading Interest age 9 to 14 years Reading age 12 Paupers 6 p120 This heart breaking and gripping account of Lydia and her families experience in the workhouse is sure to appeal to any child that cares about social history Includes non fiction end notes
World War I and II Fiction Many children are fascinated by World War I or II Like any good history time periods there are many aspects of that a child can relate to It is perhaps therefore no surprise that authors have found many interesting and unusual angles to engage readers set in on of the world wars All of the stories on this page are under 200 pages proving you don t have to read a doorstep to find an interesting story Three perspectives on the Blitz one in Scotland one in London and one in Budapest More war stories available please ask for details Wings Flyboy 5 99 Ages 8 Take to the Skies Set of 3 15 Whilst on football summer school Jatinder discovers an abandoned airfield next door Blitz Next Door Cathy Forde 5 99 Ages 8 to 12 years Rose in the Blitz Rebecca Stevens 6 50 Ages 10 Peter in Peril graphic novel about one boy s experience of the Blitz 12 99 Age 8 From the fabulous team at Barrington and Stoke
Historical Non fiction and Activity Books Make your own Roman Arena 4 99 Ages 5 to 12 years Other Make your Own books available Secret Treasures of Ancient Egypt Age 8 6 99 Discover the treasures of the lost cities of Ancient Egypt designed to link with the exhibition at the British Museum Fold out sticker scene and things to make Skara Brae 8 99 hardback Step inside the ancient village of Skara Brae and discover The Great Fire of London about life in the Stone Age Hardback 8 99 Age 5 Limited number A stunningly illustrated retelling of what happened in the Great Fire of London Buy Skara Brae with Boy with Bronze Axe and Save 2
Science and Animal Non fiction Author Gill Arbuthnot has as talent for making complex scientific ideas accessible to children and young people Age 8 SALE 6 50 Owen Davy used his sharp distinctive graphic styling to deliver beautifully illustrated and informative books Mad About Monkeys 12 hardback Smart about Sharks 12 hardback Age 6 Also check out this great book earlier in the catalogue