quality children's books for 0 to 14 year olds

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. I would like to introduce to you my unique collection of books for 0 to 14 years. I passionately believe every child or young person should have the opportunity to love books and reading. Thankfully there are so many great children’s books, that there really is a books for every child. • As a mum of two, and a Barefoot Books Ambassador for a number of years I discovered just how much fun exploring picture books can be. As my daughter grew older we found the move from school readers to chapter books a tricky one. She is a good reader who loves books but we struggled to find something that interested her. Had I known then what I do now about fiction for 6 to 9 years and 8 to 12 years that transition would have been a lot easier. We did however get there in the end, due to a combination of my persistence (and her’s) to not stop till we found something of interest, and a lucky coincidence of a CBBC drama of ‘Hetty Feather’ based on the book by Jacqueline Wilson. In that one book we learnt much about what it is that makes books interesting to her. Which goes to show how finding the right book can make such a difference. • I have always loved children’s books. It is this together with what I have learnt as a Barefoot Books Ambassador and as a parent which has driven my enthusiasm to set up my own business to bring you a curated collection of children’s books. So that you and your child can laugh, discover, learn and have fun reading great stories and non-fiction books, and your independent readers can find books they want to read.
About me and Readers that Care      Hi my name is Melissa Jordan I am an indepedent seller of children   s books. I would ...
About my book selection At Readers that Care I aim to provide helpful advice and a curated collection of children’s books for 0 to 14 year olds. If you need any advise or recommendation on what would suit your children please do not hesitate to ask. My collection includes: I. Stories which are: • set in ‘real’ landscapes, where you feel like you are really there: on the coast, in the countryside or in the forest. • are set in ‘specific’ historical periods, for the child that likes ‘real’ stories and/or are fascinated by history. • connect children to other countries and people and which help them develop empathy and understanding. II. Diverse types and styles of books, which include: • beautifully illustrated picture books • wordless picture books • unique non-fiction books • graphic novels • chapter books for different ages and abilities, includes a selection of high interest shorter chapter books.
About my book selection At Readers that Care I aim to provide helpful advice and a curated collection of children   s book...
A word about Chapter books Moving onto chapter books can be an exciting or daunting time, depending on the child, and the books available to them. Some children once they have made the transition to chapter books will read any book they can lay their hands on. For others they are more particular and may need some extra help in navigating their way to finding stories they like. Whatever your child’s starting point I have gathered together a unique selection of chapter books, so you can find something your 6 to 14 year olds wants to read. In addition to the chapter books featured in this catalogue I aim to have at any one time 20+ additional one off titles to choose from. Because I firmly believe the best way to get children reading is to give them CHOICE. If you need any suggestion on what would suit the child or children in your life please do not hesitate to ask.
A word about Chapter books Moving onto chapter books can be an exciting or daunting time, depending on the child, and the ...
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
Young children and their parents My Luve   s Like a Red Red Rose   6.99 paperback Beautifully illustrated version of Rober...
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
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...
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.
Picture Stories  for young nature lovers  What   s This  A Seeds Story   4 Ages  2 to 7 years Limited number  The Little W...
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!
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 s...
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.
Picture Books  Editors Pick Pip and Posy, perfect for the younger members of the family and children beginning to read for...
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.
Cat Stories and Colouring book  Miss Hazeltine   s Home for Shy and Fearful Cats By Alicia Potter. Illustrated by Birgitta...
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
Picture books  A helping hand  Bubbly and Grumpy   6 Limited number Ages  2 to 8 years. Learn about the importance of shar...
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  aliens and space  Perigee and Me SALE   5 Ages  7 to 14 years A funny and action packed, heartwarming adventure....
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  magic, spells, curses, and ghosts Grey Island Red Boat by Ian Beck SALE   5.50 Ages  5 to 9 years Everything on ...
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)
Focus on  knights, horses and viking myths Barefoot Book of Knights With Story CD SALE   6  rrp   8.99  Ages  6 to 10 year...
Scribble Downs and Stickers Back in stock the very popular Scribble Downs £2.99 each Glow in the dark Owl stickers £1.99
Scribble Downs and Stickers Back in stock the very popular Scribble Downs   2.99 each  Glow in the dark Owl stickers   1.9...
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!
Adventure in a Sea Setting  A 8  The Shiver Stone  Magnus Fin  by Sharon Tregenza SALE   5 Ages  8 to 12 years p182  by Ja...
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…”
Adventures in an Urban Setting  A 8  The Great Chocoplot by Chris Callaghan  The Sign of the Black Dagger by Joan Lingard ...
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 Tales  short stories More books in the No  1 series can be ordered.  A Dollop of Ghee and Pot of Wisdom by Chitra S...
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.
Global stories for older readers This selection of stories help children to connect with children from other countries and...
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 Each is a great story, perfect to read together, beautifully illustrated...
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.
Picture books  Global   environmental connections Also check out these books elsewhere in the catalogue  Dreamer  Saving o...
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
The Journey  One migrant families story  The Journey by Francesca Sanna   12 hardback Ages  9 to 99 years. The story of on...
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 There is something extra special about a Wordless picture book. They are great for reading together...
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
Wordless picture books  Arrival  Ages 9 to 99 years  SALE   9.99  From master story teller Shaun Tann, one man   s experie...
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.
Mixed-up Fairytales There is something special for both children and adults about recognising familiar stories or songs th...
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  Stone age to Vikings  Little Nose  The Magician   Little Nose  The Joker By John Grant SALE   5 Ages  ...
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
Historical Fiction  Victorian era Inspired by the Jacqueline Wilson story Hetty Feather, which got my daughter reading her...
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.
World War I and II Fiction Many children are fascinated by World War I or II. Like any good history time periods there are...
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
Historical Non-fiction and Activity Books  Make your own Roman Arena   4.99 Ages  5 to 12 years Other Make your Own books ...
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
Science and Animal Non-fiction Author Gill Arbuthnot has as talent for making complex scientific ideas accessible to child...