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Best Books of the Month January 2018

3rd January 2018

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Welcome to our first Books of the Month feature! I'm so excited to launch this, one of many exciting projects we'll be launching at Toppsta in 2018. 

Each month we'll be showcasing a selection of our favourite children's books and wherever possible we'll try and have a broad range of ages but it really depends on what is publishing each month! 

This month's picks are three very different books, each brilliant in their own way.

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Sky Song

This is a magical story about an eagle huntress, an inventor and an organ made of icicles. But it is also a story about belonging, even at the very edges of our world. Abi Elphinstone is the author of the brilliant Dreamsnatcher trilogy and we are loving this brilliant new book for ages 9+

Some very lucky Toppsta reviewers were fortunate to receive early copies of this book and this is what they had to say:

"This book is quite simply magical" says who read it to to Darth aged 9 & to Leia aged 6. 

"Sky Song is an amazing book" says Cocopop who read it aged 10. 

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Charlie and Me: 421 Miles From Home

Thirteen-year-old Martin and his younger brother Charlie are on a very special journey. They're going to be travelling 421 miles all the way from Preston to the very tip of Cornwall. It's a journey that's full of challenges and surprises but is also a tender tale of two quite extraordinary brothers. Written by Mark Lowery, this book is recommended for ages 9+

We were fortunate enough to receive early copies of this book and our reviewers have loved reading it.

sammy10 read it aged 11, "Such a beautiful book. A highly recommended heartwarming and emotional book that you will not want to put down."

Lilly-rose read it aged 8, "Dramatic book about an every day Childs life. A little sad but heart warming."

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Treasure Hunters: Quest for the City of Gold

If you haven't discovered the joys of James Patterson's children's books, you're in for a treat. James is passionate about literacy so these books are real page-turners, aimed squarely at reluctant readers. Perfect for ages 9+

When Bick and Beck Kidd find a hidden trove of pirate treasure, it includes a map with clues to an even bigger score- the lost Incan city of Paititi. But treasure hunting is never easy - and when the map is stolen, the Kidds must rely on Storm's picture-perfect memory to navigate the dangerous Amazon jungle. 

We're running a giveaway to win this book to review. Enter the giveaway on the Treasure Hunters: Quest for the City of Gold book page here before it ends on 16th January. 

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