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Posted by Tom, October 1, 2013

Booktrust’s 2013 Best Book Guide

As a part of Children’s Book Week (which takes place from October 7 – 11), Booktrust have launched their 2013 Best Book Guide, pulling together their top ten books in each of four categories: 0-5, 6-8, 9-11 and 12+. A selection of just 40 books from children’s publisher’s 2013 output is a small selection, so we’re very pleased that Books Always Everywhere, by Jane Blatt and Sarah Massini, and Weasels, by Elys Dolan, are both featured!

Here’s what Booktrust has to say about Books Always Everywhere:

“Big and small, wide and tall, there are all kinds of books to enjoy in this charming celebration of reading for even the youngest children. Sarah Massini’s appealing illustrations depict a whole host of babies and toddlers delighting in books – whether they are building with them, using them as hats, looking at them on the swings or reading them at bedtime. The simple, repetitive text is perfectly pitched for toddlers, and each page spread is teeming with lively details to explore together, and ask questions about. Vividly conveying a simple but very important message that it is never too soon to start sharing and enjoying books, this joyful picture book will leave little ones in no doubt that reading is fun!”

And here’s a look inside the book:


Buy Books Always Everywhere online.

Here’s what they have to say about Weasels:

“If you thought that weasels didn’t do much except for eating nuts and berries, or hiding in their weasel holes… well, you’d be quite wrong. What they really do is plot world domination – although their dastardly plans don’t always work out quite as expected. This entertaining book from Elys Dolan takes us inside the weasels’ lair, complete with machinery, maps and a top secret laboratory where, powered by biscuits and ‘frothuccinos’, the weasels put their plans into action. Each and every page of this book is a delight, from the entertaining endpapers to the busy spreads of the weasels at work crammed full of funny details that will amuse both children and their parents. Weasels is a wonderfully humorous debut from an exciting new picture book talent.”

And here’s a look inside the book:


Buy Weasels online.

You can read the full list of recommended books here (PDF). And congratulations, Jane, Sarah and Elys!

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