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 A selection of the great childrens books for 0 to 14 year olds I have in stock. 


One of the most important factors in getting children to enjoy reading is book choice. If they find a story that interests them, at their reading level they will want to read it.  From our own experience over the past 14 months I know that is not always as easy as it sounds! The great news is that the growth in children's books over the past decade has been phenominal and there really are books for every child.  If you need some help finding a book your child or children will love, please do not hesitate to ask. 


This catalogue is designed to compliment my Spring Catalogue, which you can viewed on my  facebook page and then click the  'Like More' tab. 



Melissa Jordan, Readers that Care


Mb 07955 190711


Facebook page, click on 'Learn More' to view Spring Catalogue. 


Learn about the protection of the rainforest in a story where  an Australian girl and English boy  exchange letters. 


Non-fiction end-notes on: Australia 


Limited Number

 Non-fiction: Animals, Nature and Sport


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Learn all about the Science of the Body. Gill Arbutnott has a great ability to turn the complex into something everyone can understand.  

Very popular with children in year's 6, 7 and 8 and their parents!

SALE £3  (rrp £5.99)

 Learn all about the British 2012 Olympics Winners.  Highly readable book makes this information accessible to all. 

Great selection of my best selling Scribble Downs will be back in stock for the Summer holidays. Also, more colour and make activities and co-operative games. Please ask for details. 

Activity Books: Stick, Colour and Make 

SALE £4 (rrp £5.99)


Colour, Stick, Create

SALE £6.99  (rrp £9.99)

Learn about Brtisih Wildlife and record your own notes and findings with this fabulours books this Summer. 


Make your own Colosseum with the great activity book. 


Limited Number

Historical Non-fiction and Myths 

Lot's more great historical fiction stories. Just Ask! 

Melissa x


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SALE £6.50 (rrp £7.99)

A great new series of Graphic Novels covering some of histories greatest myths, from Ancient Greece to Vikings!

Age 9+

From the fabulous team at Ransome House. These books are designed to help struggling readers. They include though provoking non-fiction and a story. 

 Also, great for younger readers who want to explore a more complex topics and ideas. 

Family and friends and being resourceful

£4.99    Ages: 5 to 9 years. 

Dottie is a loveable character, who has a hard time at the start of the story. But, when she moves to rural Wales she discovers she can solve her own problems. 

The humour and quirky illustration will appeal to all ages, whilst older readers will appreciate the subtle depth to this tale. 



Age 9+

NEW    £6.99            Ages: 8 to 99 years

 You will leave this story feeling elated and entertained as well as having learnt alot about Italian immigrants experience in Wales.

A heartwaring read for both adults and children this Summer.

The main character Joe comes up with a plan to try and save the family Cafe and bring the community together, through the love of food.  Also cleverly interweaves his Grandad's story in World War Two. 

They may also like:

Here are some great books for children that love Roald Dahl. However, if  Roald Dahl didn't quite grab them these books might! These stories may be of particular interest to older readers (8+).


Humorous Stories for older readers 


5 to 9 years

  £6.99       Ages : 9 to 14 years

A hilarious tale of boys, bikes and art classes.

Great for girls and boys that like being active and want a fun story to action packed story to  read. 


Boyface   £5.50   7 to 14 years. 

Written by child comedian James Campbell. A laugh out loud tale, and a machine that can remove stripes!

£5.50       Age 7+

A funny and imaginative adventure. A mystery to be solved, can Jenny and her Gran find out where all the chocolate has gone before it is too late? 


£5       Age  7 to 10 years. 

Humour and adventure. 

And two boys that want a Bazoom!

Planning a trip to the Seaside? Wish you were there already?  Read one of these books and you can be. 

Seaside Stories: Picture Books

SALE   £6.99 (rrp £10.99)  Ages: 3 to 99 years. 

Tell a different story everytime, with this fantastic wordless picture book by Alison Jay. 


Younger members of the family might also like:

Board book £5.50   Paperback  £6.99



Ladybird style book. Simple seaside words and stunning picture's provide plenty to talk about. 

£7.50  (rrp £8.99) Hardback       Ages: 2 to 6 years

Another great addition to the Pip and Posy Books. Discover that two's company and three's a party!


Ages: 7 to 10 years

"wild, imaginative, funny and poignant, hooks you from the beginning."

Stories with a Sea or Ocean Setting 


Magnus Finn 


£12 *

Limited Time 


A boy discovers he is a Selkie (part seal part human). He's 'sea' family are in danger can he save them?

SALE £5  (rrp £6.99) 8+

A mystery to solve, family drama and a girl who is an awesome diver!

SALE £6 (rrp £7.99) Ages: 9 to 99 years

A masterful retelling of a classic Greek Myth, and the ultimate sea voyage!

 £5.99  Ages: 9 to 99 years

A faced paced drama set in a Stoneage village. 

Need help choosing?Just Ask!

Melissa x

The Journey by Francesca Sanna - A refugee girls flight to safety - £12    Hardback 7+

Dindy and the Elephant by Elizabeth Laird  - a girls story in British Colonial India - £6.99   Paperback 8+

A Long Walk to Water by Lynda Sue Park - story of two children in Sudan - £5.99     12+

The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan - story about a immigrants girls experience in UK - £6  Hardback 12+

Half a Man by Michael Morpurgo, not currently a book I stock. Will give a free to the first person to buy 3 or more books from my global stories collection.  




Stories to build empathy in a global world. 

Never has there been a more important time for children to learn about children different to themselves. To a certain extent any good story can do that.  By helping a child see things from a different perpective and discovering there many ways of being. 

Here are some great stories which can help children and adults empathise with others and make sense of the global world we live in. 

Click here to read a review of these books on my blog.

£6.99     Reading age 7+   Interest: 2 to 8 years

One of the most beautiful picture books I have read.

 A touching tale of the treasures an Alaskan girl finds on the end of her line, whilst out fishing. The power of creating beautiful things, of giving and receiving. And a connection with a child in another part of the World. 

Picture books to delight and make you think. 

Lot's more picture books Just Ask. 

£5.99    Ages: 3 to 8 years

A boy thinks there is something hiding in the hollow tree. For every child (and adult!) that loves to imagine. 

SALE £5 (rrp £6.99)

With Story CD. 

Age 3 to 9 years. 

Younger sister Lola doesn't think she is good at anything, then she discovers she can dance. 

Learn a few Spanish words too.