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Melissa Jordan Cambourne Cambridge www facebook com readersthatcare readersthatcare gmail com
Melissa Jordan, Cambourne, Cambridge www.facebook.com readersthatcare readersthatcare gmail.com
About me and Readers that Care Hi my name is Melissa Jordan I am an indepedent 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 belief that every child can enjoy reading for pleasure That many children care what they read Both what the story is about and the way it is written makes a difference to whether they find a book they want to read Also that one of the best ways to encourage reading for pleasure is to provide a diverse selection of books in terms of characters setting plot and the way it is written so that every child can find a story they want to read I have been selling children s books for over four years As a Barefoot Books Ambassador I discovered how much fun exploring picture books can be and that there are many ways to interact with stories When 18 months ago Barefoot Books sadly left the UK I decide to set up as an indepedent bookseller I have learnt a lot about children s books the merits of different publishers and listened to what my customers have been telling me As a result I have refined the type of books I have decided to focus on This includes some great reads you ve probably already heard off and some from less well known authors or publishers you may not have
About me and Readers that Care       Hi my name is Melissa Jordan I am an indepedent seller of children   s books for 0 to...
About my book selection My curated collection of children s books includes picture books for all ages a selection of books which emphasise our interconnections with each other and or the planet this includes some stories set in other countries and some where the author and or illustrator are from another country heart felt shorter stories for older children which are less than 240 pages Based on the firm belief that for a story to be interesting it doesn t have to be long a varied selection of fiction which includes real world fiction historical fiction and great reads from a number of genres many of which have the potential to appeal to a wide age range This includes illustrated fiction for 6 to 9 years stories for 6 to 11 years and 9 to 14 years and a selection of 12 and young adult titles Non Fiction books A selection of non fiction books including some which pair with some of the fiction stories
About my book selection  My curated collection of children   s books includes       picture books for all ages       a sel...
Books for babies and pre schoolers There are cats in this book Viviane Schwarz Age 2 Lift the flaps and help the cats in this unusual and funny tale 7 50 paperback novelty Milo s First Adventure 4 99 small board book Go exploring the outdoor with Milo and attached finger puppet Goodnight Hoot Board Book 0 to 4 years 6 99 Three great stories with interactive fun more available
Books for babies and pre-schoolers  There are cats in this book Viviane Schwarz, Age  2  Lift the flaps, and help the cats...
Pip and Posy Books and Soft Toys 5 99 board book or paperback Pip and Posy Look and Say 6 99 paperback 8 99 soft hardback Plush Toys Approx 20cm High Pip 7 99 Posy 7 99 Pip and Posy Set 14 Available to Order
Pip and Posy  Books and Soft Toys    5.99 board book or paperback Pip and Posy Look and Say   6.99 paperback   8.99 soft h...
Picture Stories for young nature lovers The Little White Sprite Gillian McClure Sale 5 Limited number Ages 3 to 8 years Go for an imaginative adventure in a tree and make friends with the white sprite Katie Morag Delivers the Mail Mari Hedderwick Sale 5 50 Limited number Welcome to the island of Struay If you haven t discovered the delightful Katie Morag yet you are in for a treat Ollie and the Otter A Scottish Osprey Story 6 99 paperback Available mid March Rory the Otter helps his friend Ollie the Osprey learn to throw a heart warming tale full of wonderful sounds The illustrations beautifully capture Scottish wildlife
Picture Stories  for young nature lovers  The Little White Sprite Gillian McClure Sale    5 Limited number Ages  3 to 8 ye...
Editors Pick Picture Books The smallest of events can become an adventure great stories with repetition We re going on a Bear Hunt Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury 4 paperback You Must Bring a Hat 6 99 Available to order Children will delight in this story where there is a new requirement to get into the party added each time The clever twist at the end still brings a smile to my son s face even after many readings A Place to Call Home Alexis Deacon 6 99 paperback About four young hamsters who have grown too big for their hole they must go out in the world to explore and discover and find their new home
Editors Pick  Picture Books The smallest of events can become an adventure  great stories with repetition.  We   re going ...
Get them reading illustrated fiction Thorfinn the Nicest Viking Book 1 The Awful Invasion 5 99 The first book in a 6 part series One of my bestsellers of 2016 A great read for kids and fun for adults too Many customers commented how it was different to other books they had seen Many kids and parents liked the historical connection Four different characters 4 different authors 4 different settings each with 6 books in the series when all are published One consistent format Plenty of black and white illustrations And activities to do at the end Something to interest every child and get them reading All published books are available to order at 5 99 For special offers please ask Tip They also make a great read aloud and are great for shared reading
Get them reading  illustrated fiction  Thorfinn the Nicest Viking Book 1 The Awful Invasion   5.99  The first book in a 6 ...
Books for young detectives The Big Bottom Hunt by Lari Don 5 99 paperback Age 3 Two children find a telescope on the beach the only clue to its owner is the large bottom print on the sand next to it They set out to do a bit of detective work to find out who the owner is Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam Cat Burglar Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam The Diamond Chase Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton Paperback 6 99 Each Age 2 8 years Available to order A funny rhyming story for children who prefer a longer picture book Two dogs discover they are better at baking cakes than being burglars They then go on to solve other crimes Includes FREE downloadable Audio Story Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam The Spooky School 5 paperback p124 Ages 4 to 8 years Three short stories featuring the same characters as the picture books Great way to help children transition to chapter books
Books for young detectives  The Big Bottom Hunt by Lari Don   5.99 paperback Age 3  Two children find a telescope on the b...
Cat stories Squishy McFluff The Invisible Cat Pip Jones and Ella Okstad 5 paperback p69 You can have wonderful adventures with an imaginary friend Find out what Ava gets up to with her invisible cat in these three delightful short stories Miss Hazeltine s Home for Shy Fearful Cats Alicia Potter and Birgitta Sif 6 99 Age 3 Miss Hazeltine helps her cat s become braver One day when Miss Hazeltine goes missing is the shyest cat of all brave enough to rescue her Destined to be a classic There is more than meets the eye to these stories my cat crazy 6 year old loves them The Jasmine Sneeze Nadine Kaadan 6 99 Sale Age 5 9 years Be transported to the courtyards of Damascus Syria in more peaceful times than the present Meet Haroun the cat and his Jasmine tree
Cat stories  Squishy McFluff  The Invisible Cat Pip Jones and Ella Okstad   5 paperback p69 You can have wonderful adventu...
Heartwarming stories to inspire a love of reading Grace Ella Spells for Beginners 5 99 Ages 6 to 11 years With characters that are spot on plenty of humour and subtle depths this is a great witchy tale On hear 9th birthday Grace Ella discovers she is a witch Can she deal with the bullies without breaking any of the golden rules Dottie Blanket and the Hilltop Ages 6 to 11 years 4 99 A heartwarming and humorous tale with subtle depths where a girl discovers she can solve her own problems Steve s Dreams and the Sabretooth Tiger by Dan Anthony Age 7 to 11 years Steve worries about many things but at nighttime he dreams himself into a hero An original and funny adventure When it comes to stories with heart from talented authors the team at Firefly Press know how to choose them Here are 3 of my favourites The full range of Firefly Press books are also available please ask for details
Heartwarming stories to inspire a love of reading  Grace-Ella  Spells for Beginners   5.99 Ages  6 to 11 years With charac...
Time to explore and meet creatures from other worlds Lost on Mars by Paul Magrs 7 99 Ages 11 years p352 An epic science fiction story skilfully told One family s struggle to survive on Mars What will they discover when a funny heartwarming they are forced to seek a new and thoughtful story life across the plains Perijee and Me Ross Montgomery 6 99 p240 Ages 8 to 12 years The Monster from the Blue Planet by Cornelia Funke 6 Ages 5 to 8 years The Alien story in reverse the green Alien visits earth where he meets a girl who then visits the Alien s planet that I could not put down Blue John by Berlie Doherty 6 Ages 5 to 9 years Blue John the son of the Queen of Darkness lives in a cave which he must not leave So what will he do when a girl comes visiting Also available book 2 The Martian Girl 6 99 p220
Time to explore and meet creatures from other worlds  Lost on Mars by Paul Magrs   7.99 Ages  11  years p352 An epic scien...
Pirate twists and adventures Cats Ahoy Peter Bentley and Jim Field Ages 2 to 9 years Fun rhyming tale with a inventive pirate twist The eye catching illustrations bring it to life For cat and pirate lovers and kids and grownups who like picture book stories with plenty to think about Mabel Jones by Will Mabbitt 5 50 p290 Ages 7 to 11 years An adventure story that flows effortlessly a story with soul great puns clever plot and a plucky heroine Great for all readers but may get less keen readers reading too there is plenty of space in margins so is more equivalent in length to 200 page books Shipley Manor Tim Walker 5 50 p288 Ages 7 to 11 years Tom loves his Saturday job at the Shipley Manor Country Club The place is full of hidden wonders all is not as it seems A terrific mystery and adventure
Pirate twists and adventures  Cats Ahoy  Peter Bentley and Jim Field Ages  2 to 9 years Fun, rhyming tale with a inventive...
Heart felt shorter stories for 8 to 99 years 5 99 p256 Age 9 lots of spaces so more like 180 pages 5 99 p58 Age 8 6 99 Sale p76 Age 8 7 50 Hardback Age 12 The kind of story you ll want to read more than once They will make you think about what you value and what it means to be human They are exciting stories you will not want to put down If you are a child or an adult who hasn t picked up a book recently one of these may just get you reading again If you already read lots you won t want to miss these powerful short stories For more stories like this please ask 7 50 p96 paperback Age 13
   Heart felt    shorter stories for 8 to 99 years     5.99 p256  Age  9     lots of spaces so more like 180 pages     5.9...
Editors Pick Myths Legends and Fantasy for Older Readers Spell Chasers The Beginners Curse by Lari Don 6 Age 9 p272 Spell Chasers Shapeshifter s Guide to Running Away by Lari Don 6 99 p264 A fast paced funny and magical story Molly turns into a hare at the most inconvenient moment as she tries to set herself free from this curse she meets a host of other intriguing characters Who let the Gods Out Max Evans 6 99 p368 Age 9 10 A funny inventive and gripping story with soul When Elliot is struggling to deal with a parent with mental health issues When something crashes through his cow shed the Olympian Gods arrive to re capture him The Greek myths and Olympic legends are turned int hilarious contemporary characters The Girl of Ink and Stars Kiran Millwood Hargrave Age 10 5 99 p240 Isabella a cartographers daughter sets off on a adventure across an unknown island to rescue her friend A exciting story of magic legends and adventure Atlanta The Race Against Destiny Sale 6 paperback Atlanta is the best hunter swiftest runner and all round most eligible woman in Ancient Greece Learn about the Legend of Atlanta in the superbly illustrated graphic novel
Editors Pick  Myths, Legends and Fantasy for Older Readers  Spell Chasers  The Beginners Curse by Lari Don   6 Age 9  p272...
Celebrating Books Three fabulous books that capture the magic of books Baxters Book Hrefina Bragadottir 6 99 paperback A delightful story about a peculiar blue birdlike creature who audition to be in a book but who doesn t conform to expectations Simple words and comic illustrations from talented newcomer let us know that everyone deserves attention Books Books Books Explore inside the Greatest Library on Earth Mic Manning and Brita Granstrom 14 99 Hardback Explore the extraordinary history of the book through the treasures of the largest library in the world THE BRITISH LIBRARY Inkheart Cornelia Funke p576 6 99 Age 9 Meggie Mo and Elinor live and breathe books When Meggie s farther is snatched by villains that want books she sets off through the Italian countryside to find him Who is the mysterious Capricorn Why will her dad not read to her It is a very long story but it draws you in from the very first page with an enchanting world and plenty of secrets to uncover It also includes quotes from other books at the start of each chapter
Celebrating Books Three fabulous books that capture the magic of books  Baxters Book Hrefina Bragadottir   6.99 paperback ...
Empathy Sharing what we have Immi by Karin Littlewood 6 99 paperback Available to order One of my favourite picture books ever A timeless tale about a girl who receives a special gift in a ice hole Wonderful part towards the end reminding us we are all connected The Elephants Umbrella Laleh Jaffari Ali Khodai 9 99 Available to Order There is more than meets the eye to this simple text and beautifully illustrated story A tale about sharing what you have and kindness Picture books convey empathy in the simplest and most innocent ways providing a clear message to young readers about what it means to feel for others who might be entirely different to themselves Tiny Owl Books Blog post A Bottle of Happiness Pippa Goodhart Ehsan abdollahi 9 99 Available to Order Find out if it is possible to bottle and share joy and happiness in this timeless tale with a fairytale feel exquisitely illustrated in eye opening and unusual style
Empathy  Sharing what we have  Immi by Karin Littlewood   6.99 paperback Available to order One of my favourite picture bo...
Empathy caring for our Planet The Boy Who Switched Off the Sun by Paul Brown One of my best selling books from 2016 A wonderful quirky story A boy turns off the Sun to stop his ice cream melting But then realises that everything doesn t work without it and has to find a way to put things right Lot s Diversity of Life on Earth 9 99 rrp 12 99 hardback Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton A beautiful introduction to biodiversity for younger readers The kind of book they and you will want to keep for many years Just been published Now available to order The Lonely Giant Sophie Ambrose 9 99 hardback A modern fabel After the giant has destroyed the forest and animals homes he is very lonely Can he bring back the forest and perhaps make some new friends
Empathy  caring for our Planet  The Boy Who Switched Off the Sun by Paul Brown One of my best selling books from 2016. A w...
Picture books Africa Sleep Well Siba and Saba Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl Sandra van Doorn 6 99 Sale Age 3 to 8 years Siba and Saba are always losing something The simple text and playful illustrations tell a heartwarming story set in Uganda Available end March Chicken in the Kitchen Need Okorafor Mehrdocht Amine 7 99 paperback Age 4 to 9 years One warm night in Nigeria the shadow of a giant chicken passes a girls door what will she do The Wooden Camel Kanuri Kahiu Mauela Adreani 7 99 paperback Age 4 to 9 years Etabo dreams of being a camel racer A story of love and hope centres on the Turkana people of North West Kenya There wonderful picture books from innovative publisher Lantana Publishing who produce high quality multi cultural picture book stories Other books also available
Picture books  Africa  Sleep Well Siba and Saba Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl   Sandra van Doorn   6.99 Sale Age 3 to 8 years. ...
Focus on India Pattan s Pumpkin An Indian Flood Story Chitra Soundar 8 50 SALE Hardback Dindy and the Elephant 5 99 paperback Age 7 8 years A fast paced exciting adventure in the Tea plantations of British Colonial India just before Indian independence Elizabeth Laird brings real skill to the telling of global stories The Ammuchi Puchi 7 99 paperback Age 7 to 11 years A touching tale about two children coming to terms with grief and loss Told by Indian author Sharanya Manivannan and illustrated by Nerina Caanzi born in Argentina Out of the sadness something magical happens A giant pumpkin grows so big it s like a boat It saves the animals from dying Robert age 6 A Dollop of Ghee and a Pot of Wisdom Chitra Sounder p89 4 paperback Four short stories about Prince Veera fun witty tales about how the Prince and his friends deal with problems inches fathers court
Focus on India Pattan   s Pumpkin  An Indian Flood Story Chitra Soundar   8.50 SALE Hardback  Dindy and the Elephant   5.9...
Short stories with a global connection The Arabian Knights Wafa Tarnowska and Carol Hennef p160 Age 9 years 6 rrp 7 99 Sale paperback A fabulous collection of short stories from different cultures First book in a fabulous and traditions with wonderful series for younger readers colourful illustrations No 1 Car Spotter By Atinuke Age 6 5 99 p112 No 1 is a bright plucky and resourceful boy who lives in an African village and enjoys solving all sorts of problems The Black Cat Detectives Wendy Meddour 5 99 p 176 Ages 8 to 12 years Nadine Dreams of Home Bernard Ashley 5 99 p64 Age 8 to 12 years All is not quite what it seems in this faced paced humours adventure from author of Dottie Blanket a warm insight into two Muslim families A touching story about how a girl from the Congo gets used to her new life in Britain
Short stories with a global connection  The Arabian Knights Wafa Tarnowska and Carol Hennef p160 Age 9  years   6  rrp   7...
The Journey one migrant family s story The Journey by Francesca Sanna 12 hardback Ages 8 to 99 years The story of one girl and her family s 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 on my blog www readingpebbles co uk
The Journey  one migrant family   s story  The Journey by Francesca Sanna   12 hardback Ages  8 to 99 years. The story of ...
Heart felt graphic novels for older readers from Barrington and Stoke Alpha Abidjan to Gare du Nord Bessora Barroux p117 Age 13 Read alone Age 10 Read together 12 paperback 15 hardback A heart wrenching and powerful graphic novel about one man s attempt to reach Gare du Nord Mari Kidd MD of Barrington and Stoke says Our new Bucket List imprint is a huge passion project for us every book on the list is one we believe really matters They are entertaining hardhitting and thought provoking They trust young people to think to feel and to discriminate The Pavee and the Buffer Girl was written in 2003 by the much missed author Siobhan Dowd Now turned into a graphic novel illustrated by Emma Shoard Age 12 years 12 paperback p112 Exploring the life of a traveler boy in Ireland it tackles complex issues such as diversity inclusion and literacy Its mix of masterful storytelling and hard truths make it and an eye opening insight into the life of a traveller boy for both teenagers and adults
Heart felt graphic novels, for older readers from Barrington and Stoke Alpha  Abidjan to Gare du Nord Bessora Barroux p117...
Stone Age archers and knights The Boy with the Bronze Axe Katheleen Fidler 5 99 p164 Ages 9 to 99 years Go back in time to the stone age village of Skara Brae in this fast paced story Her descriptive language is superb you feel like you are really there A great read for children and adults Longbow Girl Linda Davies 6 99 p368 Age 10 years Barefoot Book of Knights 6 50 Sale paperback with CD Age 6 to 12 years Merry is skilled in the family tradition of archery Then she finds an overturned chest that leads her into the past which is full of secrets and dangers A great collection of stories from different countries emphasising different qualities of being a knight
Stone Age, archers and knights  The Boy with the Bronze Axe Katheleen Fidler   5.99 p164 Ages  9 to 99 years. Go back in t...
Romans Guy Fawkes and the Fire of London Romans Tony Robinson 5 Limited no Fun non fiction book about the Romans Make your own Roman Arena 4 99 Assassin Tony Bradman 5 99 Available to Order Ages 8 to 12 years A Celtic boy takes on the Roman Army Black Powder Ally Sherrick 6 Sale p368 Age 10 years Historical adventure fiction at its very best The year is 1605 can Tom save his father from the hangman s nose Will he get caught up in the plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament Follow the highs and lows of Tom in this fast paced story Great Fire of London 8 99 hardback A fantastic retelling of the story of the Great Fire of London with breathtaking illustrations in this anniversary edition Limited number
Romans, Guy Fawkes and the Fire of London  Romans Tony Robinson   5 Limited no Fun non-fiction book about the Romans  Make...
World War I and II Fiction A Little Love Song Michelle Magorian p345 6 99 Age 12 Rose in the Blitz Rebecca Stevens p256 5 99 Ages 10 Peter in Peril graphic novel about one boy s experience of the Blitz 12 hardback Age 8 Wings Flyboy 5 99 Ages 8 Take to the Skies Set of 3 14 Whilst on football summer school Jatinder discovers an abandoned airfield next door More great football stories available please ask
World War I and II Fiction  A Little Love Song Michelle Magorian p345   6.99 Age 12  Rose in the Blitz Rebecca Stevens p25...
New picture books editors pick above and below Town is by the Sea 8 99 Sale hardback Available April Age 3 to 99 years Stunningly illustrated by Sidney Smith of Footpath of Flowers His picture show the sparkling contrast between a seaside day and the darkness underground where the miners dig Sure to capture the imagination of children and adults alike To the Core Raintree Fusion Age 4 to 9 years 5 99 paperback Limited number In this non fiction book the reader is encouraged to imagine they are going on a journey beneath the earth all the way to the core The Secret of the Black Rock Joe Todd Stanton 12 hardback Available 14th March I am super excited by this surreal modern fairy tale Erin is fascinated by the tale of the Black Rock and one day she sets out to investigate for herself
New picture books, editors pick  above and below  Town is by the Sea    8.99 Sale hardback Available April Age 3 to 99 yea...
Special Non fiction books Wild Animals of the South Dieter Braun 18 hardback Age 3 to 99 years A gorgeously illustrated and scientifically accurate coverage of the wild animals of the south includes giraffe kangaroo and blue whale Professor Astro Cats Frontier of Space 14 99 hardback Atomic Adventure 14 99 hardback Dr Dominic Walliam Ben Newman Frontiers of Space 7 years brings the amazing world of space to life includes the solar system and Apollo 11 and explores topics such as gravity and time too Atomic Adventures 9 years Take a journey through the incredible world of physics learn about energy forces and the building blocks of you and me and the universe What Makes You You Gill Arbuthnot 6 99 Sale Limited number paperback Age 10 Learn lots about how we were made DNA genes embryos and lots more Gill Arbuthnot know s how to make difficult science topics accessible to all Many parents have commented how they have learnt quite a bit from this book too
Special Non-fiction books  Wild Animals of the South Dieter Braun    18 hardback Age 3 to 99 years. A gorgeously illustrat...
Editors pick Fiction for 12 years and young adult The Boy who drew the future Rhian Ivory Age 12 6 99 Two boys one hundred years apart each with a special gift can they save each other The Ghost of Magnificent Children Caroline Busher 7 50 paperback Age 12 The year is 1848 a time when magic and ghosts exist Four Magnificent children are captured by the circus One hundred years later these childrens ghost appear on an island The Territory Book 1 Sarah Govett Age 12 6 99 A fantasy thriller set in a future Britain where unflooded land is scarce Everyone must pass an exam at 15 or be exiled to the Wetlands gripping and heart wrenching in tune with today s teenagers and and education system driven by results Great for fans of the Hunger Games Wing Jones Katherine Webber 7 99 p384 Debut novel by a talented new young writer about a mixed race family hit by tragedy in 90 s Atlanta When tragedy strikes her family Wing discovers a talent for running she didn t know she had but can it bring her what she really wants
Editors pick  Fiction for 12  years and young adult  The Boy who drew the future. Rhian Ivory Age  12    6.99 Two boys one...
If you don t usually read Young Adult fiction try these Life in a Fish Bowl by Len Vlahos 6 Sale p320 Age 12 Limited number Jared Stone is dying and had found he only has about four months to live Worried about his family s financial future when he s gone Stone signs up for a reality TV show The novel follows the impact on his family and particularly his 15 year old daughter Superbly balances absurdist humour with compassion and the difficult issues of bereavement and dying Girl Out of Water Nat Luurtsema 6 Sale p320 Age 12 Lou Brown s life dramatically changes when she fails to qualify for the Olympic Swimming time trials but her best friend does She find herself with no friend and no purpose then an encounter with three boys leads her in a unexpected direction and a TV talent show Great for boys and girls More Young adult titles available please ask Caramel Hearts E R Murray 6 99 paperback Limited number Age 13 An honestly told heart warming tale of teenager called Liv who has an alcoholic mother The discovery of the mothers cook book gives her a new focus but the way ahead is full of challenges and personal dilemmas Includes the actual recipes
If you don   t usually read Young Adult fiction try these..  Life in a Fish Bowl by Len Vlahos   6 Sale p320 Age 12  Limit...
Tell Me a Story Cards Help your children develop their literacy skills with these fun Storytelling cards 7 99 Ages 3 to 99 years
Tell Me a Story Cards Help your children develop their literacy skills with these fun Storytelling cards.   7.99 Ages  3 t...
Scribble Downs games and crafts Scribble Downs 2 50 each Limited number Create your own scenes with these fabulous transfers popular with kids and adults or 1 50 each when you spend 20 or more on books Make a Cake Activity Kit Construct cake slices and add your own scratch and sniff sweets and chocolate stickers 3 Limited number Hoot Owl Hoot 11 Limited number Age 3 to 10 years We love this co operative game where you have to play together to win Get the Owls home before the sun rises and everyone wins
Scribble Downs, games and crafts  Scribble Downs   2.50 each Limited number Create your own scenes with these fabulous tra...