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30th September 2019

Vote for the #ToppstaBookClub title

We have four fantastic titles in the mix for this month’s #ToppstaBookClub so we can’t wait to see which book gets chosen for discussion on Wednesday 23rd October.

The choice is between Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston’s stunning picture book about the power of storytelling, A Child of Books; Selina Wood’s unique retelling of Alice in Wonderland in beautiful paperscape scenes and accessible writing; P.G. Bell’s The Great Brain Robbery – the magical sequel to The Train to Impossible Places and Lonely Planet Kids’ This Is My World, a fascinating and fun collection of stories from 84 incredible kids from all corners of the world.

What are you waiting for? Get voting!

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2019-09-30
Vote for the #ToppstaBookClub title

Vote for the October #ToppstaBookClub pick

A Child of Books

Paperscapes Alice in Wonderland

The Great Brain Robbery

This Is My World

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Results

A Child of Books
7 votes
Paperscapes Alice in Wonderland
27 votes
The Great Brain Robbery
42 votes
This Is My World
91 votes
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A Child of Books

In this inspiring, lyrical tale about the rewards of reading and sharing stories, a little girl sails her raft "across a sea of words" to arrive at the house of a small boy. There she invites him to come away with her on an adventure. Through forests of fairy tales and across mountains of make-believe, the two travel together on a fantastical journey that unlocks the boy's imagination. Now a lifetime of magic lies ahead of him... But who will be next?

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Paperscapes: Alice in Wonderland

In this unique book, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is retold in beautiful paperscape scenes and accessible writing. It is an unforgettable story full of curious images - a white rabbit consulting his pocket watch, a grinning cat, a mad hatter's tea party, a croquet match with flamingos and a young girl called Alice.

This beautiful book displays these wonderful images in a series of intricate die-cut pages that form layered scenes. Children will enjoy studying the scenes while reading the evocative writing, and in so doing discover the classic tale in a thoroughly unique and charming way.

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The Great Brain Robbery

Suzy can't wait to return to the Union of Impossible Places on the Impossible Postal Express. But when she arrives, she overhears a dastardly plan to destroy Trollville from a shadowy and unexpected villain. Suzy and her friends must race from magical cloud-worlds to secret caverns to catch the culprit, before Trollville comes crashing down... Welcome to the Impossible Places... Where there's fuzzics not physics, where adventure meets magic and where the journey will never, ever take you where you expect it to.

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This Is My World

In this fascinating and fun collection, 84 children from incredibly diverse backgrounds share their stories and photos of what's unique about their lives - from weather, local festivals and hobbies to their favourite sports and food. These personal portraits also reveal the many things children have in common, no matter where they're from.

Discover what it's like to live in an orphanage in Zambezi, by a remote fjord in Greenland, on a cattle ranch in Australia, high up in the Himalaya mountains in Nepal, at an eco-lodge in Costa Rica, and much more.


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