Read Liverpool: Top Picks for Kids
From nursery rhymes and classic tales to robots and pirates – young readers, come explore Read Liverpool, which features an incredible selection of e-books and audiobooks.
There are over 2,000 titles available, but if you’re looking for a quick head-start, we have picked out a few of our favourite stories for you to discover…
Billionaire Boy – David Walliams
Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact.
You see, Joe’s rich. Really, really rich. He’s got his own bowling alley, his own cinema, even his own butler who is also an orang-utan. He’s the wealthiest twelve-year-old in the land.
Yes, Joe has absolutely everything he could possibly want. But there’s just one thing he really needs: a friend…
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Flunked – Jen Calonita
Would you send a villain to do a hero’s job?
Gilly wouldn’t call herself wicked, exactly…but when you have five siblings and live in a run-down boot, you have to get creative to make ends meet.
Gilly’s a pretty good thief (if she does say so herself). Until she gets caught. Gilly’s sentenced to Fairy Tale Reform School where the teachers are former villains like the Big Bad Wolf, the Evil Queen and Cinderella’s Wicked Stepmother.
Soon she meets fellow students like Jax, a fairy named Kayla, a pirate named Ollie, the Evil Queen’s younger sister Jocelyn and an ogre named Maxine. Together this group of unlikely friends and reformed thieves will have to come together to help save their school and their kingdom from the villains (like Sleeping Beauty’s wicked fairy and Rumplestiltskin) who will stop at nothing to take it all away.
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Danny The Champion of the World – Roald Dahl
Danny’s life seems perfect. His home is a gypsy caravan, he’s the youngest car mechanic around, and his best friend is his dad, who never runs out of wonderful stories to tell. And when Danny discovers his father’s secret, he’s off on the adventure of a lifetime.
Here’s Roald Dahl’s famous story about a 9-year-old boy, his dad, and a daring and hilarious pheasant-snatching expedition. Just as important, it’s the story of the love between a boy and his father who, in Danny’s own words, is “the most marvelous and exciting father a boy ever had.”
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Amelia Fang and the Bookwork Gang – Laura Ellen Anderson
A plucky little vampire who’s just like you and me . . . Amelia Fang is feeling very nervous about reading out loud in front of her class. So she decides to practice with her friends in Loose Limb Library. But when they get there, the gang discovers big bite marks in every book! Bookworms have invaded and they chomp through EVERYTHING and EVERYONE in their path. How will Amelia save all the books – and her friends – before it’s too late?
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Charlotte’s Web (Audio Book) – E. B. White
Wilbur the pig’s life has already been saved by Fern, but when he is sold to her uncle he realises his life is in even more danger.
Enter Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider. Charlotte is determined to keep Wilbur from the chopping block, and comes up with an ingenious way to do just that.
Charlotte’s Web is a classic tale of friendship, bravery and some animal magic.
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter is an ordinary boy who lives in a cupboard under the stairs at his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon’s house, which he thinks is normal for someone like him who’s parents have been killed in a ‘car crash’.
He is bullied by them and his fat, spoilt cousin Dudley, and lives a very unremarkable life with only the odd hiccup (like his hair growing back overnight!) to cause him much to think about. That is until an owl turns up with a letter addressed to Harry and all hell breaks loose!
He is literally rescued by a world where nothing is as it seems and magic lessons are the order of the day. Read and find out how Harry discovers his true heritage at Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, the reason behind his parents mysterious death, who is out to kill him, and how he uncovers the most amazing secret of all time, the fabled Philosopher’s Stone! All this and muggles too. Now, what are they?
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These are just a few of an amazing range of stories to discover for FREE on Read Liverpool. Perhaps you have some recommendations of your own that you want to share with us? If so, let us know via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
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