Book Trust Best Book Guide 2015 6

Book Trust Best Book Guide 2015: 6-8
These are the best books for 6-8-year-olds from the past year.
Find more information on the Book Trust Best Book Guide and a
downloadable PDF which includes the best books from the past year for
ages 0-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14 and 14+ on our Best Book Guide page.
El Deafo
by Cece Bell
Harry N. Abrams
Delivered in graphic-novel format, this story is based on the
childhood of US author/illustrator Cece Bell who was diagnosed as
deaf at the age of four.
Read about 'El Deafo'
The Spy Who Loved School Dinners
by Pamela Butchart
Nosy Crow
Izzy is really excited to be picked to look after the new girl,
Mathilde, but the new girl isn't quite what Izzy and her friends were
Read about 'The Spy Who Loved School Dinners'
Mad About Monkeys
by Owen Davey
Flying Eye Books
Proving just how stylish and attractive illustrated children's nonfiction can be, this informative book is sure to leave readers 'mad
about monkeys'.
Read about 'Mad About Monkeys'
The Sleeper and the Spindle
by Neil Gaiman
This magnificent book combines two well-known fairy tales and
challenges everything familiar about them. A spectacular book that
deserves a spot on every bookcase.
Read about 'The Sleeper and the Spindle'
Shackleton's Journey
by William Grill
Flying Eye Book
In August 1914, Ernest Shackleton and his brave crew set out to
cross the frozen wastes of Antarctica, in what was to be the last
expedition of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.
Read about 'Shackleton's Journey'
Witch Wars
by Sibéal Pounder
A completely fresh and fun take on witches, Witch Wars is for
anyone who likes magic, adventure, fashion, or a fabulous story.
Read about 'Witch Wars'
Cakes in Space
by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre
Oxford University Press
This lively and exciting space story from the duo behind Oliver and
the Seawigs is packed with fun, adventure and plenty of surreal
Read about 'Cakes in Space'
The Cat Who Came in Off the Roof
by Annie M G Schmidt
Pushkin Children’s
This is a humorous, surreal and satisfying story with an old
fashioned feel.
Read about 'The Cat Who Came in Off the Roof'
The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff
by Andy Seed
Ever wanted to know what kind of animal an aye-aye is? Or how
much gravy the boot of a Mini Cooper Convertible can hold? What
about which country's residents dine on maggot cheese?
Read about 'The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff'
Dixie O'Day and the Great Diamond Robbery
by Shirley Hughes
Random House Children's Publishers
This gentle illustrated storybook is full of fun: with a short chapter
for each day of the week, and lots of added extras, it makes
perfect reading for newly-independent readers.
Read about 'Dixie O'Day and the Great Diamond Robbery'
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