Children's Books Galore

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David Walliams, the comedian and actor is becoming better known and renowned for his fantastic children’s books. He has written several but his most recent, 'Demon Dentist' has taken the top spot for younger readers at the Red House Publisher's awards.  His other children's books, 'The Boy in the Dress' and 'Gangsta Granny' have recently been made into films. I've read a few of his books myself and my son loves them.

If you are a parent with a kid who's reluctant to read, David Walliams' books are a joy. Funny, irreverent and touching, they appeal to all ages. Once they start reading, they will be hooked. Although David Walliams won the top prize for younger readers, the other shortlisted titles in the younger reader category also looked interesting. 'Baby Aliens Got My Teacher' by Pamela Butchart sounds lovely and 'The Bomber Dog' by Megan Rix also catches the imagination.

If you have young children, check out the overall winner of this group, 'The Day the Crayons Quit' by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers. This tells the story of when a child's crayons go on strike and the aftermath...Other shortlisted titles include the ominous sounding, 'That is NOT a good idea' and 'Go to Sleep or I Let Loose the Leopard'. Hopefully they're not going to give your little ones nightmares! Take a look on Amazon or Waterstones' websites and use our door-to-door tracked service to bring the latest children's books to your door.

For older readers, Malorie Blackman's 'Noble Conflict' was shortlisted. 'Prince of the Ice Mark' by Stewart Hill also sounds interesting. The overall winner in this category was 'Split Second' by Sophie McKenzie. This might go on my son's birthday list...Just to give an idea of the importance of this accolade, previous winners have included JK Rowling and Michael Morpugo.

If your children are permanently plugged in to technology and you're worried that they might never enjoy the love of a good book, why not try a Kindle or other e-readers to give them the best of both worlds? Although the Kindle Fire is tempting, a recent study has suggested that the blue light emitted from iPads and other gadgets can alter sleep patterns. If your kids are going to read their children's books on an e-reader at night, choose one like a Kindle Paperwhite that doesn't give out blue light. Argos and John Lewis stock a good range of e-readers. There's even a waterproof one from Kobo. Just choose one and we'll do the rest with our fast and efficient international shipping.

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