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In reply to an earlier post on 14 Apr 2011 17:42:44 BDT
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Posted on 21 May 2011 18:43:35 BDT
I'm a school librarian as well as being an author and playwright. I've got two books which I had many pupils read (they didn't know I'd written them!) and they loved them. Both are under 2. Bugtown and In the Land of the Demon Masters. If you don't like them, I'll eat my hat! John McKenzie P.S. In The Land of the Demon Masters owes much to recent Tibetan history and mysticism. Free Tibet!

Posted on 21 May 2011 18:44:46 BDT
I'm a school librarian as well as being an author and playwright. I've got two books which I had many pupils read (they didn't know I'd written them!) and they loved them. Both are under 2. Bugtown and In the Land of the Demon Masters. If you don't like them, I'll eat my hat! John McKenzie P.S. In The Land of the Demon Masters owes much to recent Tibetan history and mysticism. Free Tibet!

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2011 20:59:54 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2011 18:58:37 BDT
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Lise says:
Don't know if anyone else has mentioned Astrid Lindgren, try Ronja the Robbers daughter. Or have you tried Tamora Pierce's books: Alanna, the First Adventure etc?

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2011 20:50:23 BDT
Mary Kehoe says:
My almost 9 yr old can't get enough of Michael Morpurgo. She is racing through the 16 box set I recently bought.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 May 2011 04:05:17 BDT
Anirta says:
The Magic of Finkleton

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2011 21:55:16 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2011 21:58:21 BDT
My daughter same age and reading age has just enjoyed an old favourite of mine The Elusive Grasshopper by Malcolm Saville one of the Lone Pine series. Old fashioned but exciting with engaging characters- may only be able to get second hand. I agree with other posts about the classics but could also recommend lesser known ones Charlotte Sometimes, Carbonel (magic cat but not babyish) Family from One End Street. good luck lots to choose from from these posts

In reply to an earlier post on 29 May 2011 15:11:16 BDT
anne15444 says:
Hi, you will find the just released Calendar Pigs by Georgina Jack will fit the bill, and available here from Amazon. Lots of animal themes and lovely heartwarming story about an 8 year old girl evacuated to the country.

Posted on 29 May 2011 15:12:47 BDT
anne15444 says:
Calendar Pigs This is the link you will need to Calendar Pigs. Enjoy!

Posted on 29 May 2011 15:16:59 BDT
The Grimstone Galleries

www.thegrimstonegalleries.com ~ for more info :)

Posted on 31 May 2011 20:05:50 BDT
The Ringwood Tree

I'm sure she'd love M S Stanley's The Ringwood Tree. A few long words and a gripping storyline!

Posted on 10 Oct 2011 15:52:33 BDT
Paul says:
Professor Atlas and the Summoning Dagger
book trailer at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrHmbZA01F0

Posted on 27 Oct 2011 23:28:46 BDT
Daisy Drama Club and The Ghost Burglars You could try this ... inspired by my own daughter who set up a drama club with her best friend. We ended up putting on about ten plays in our village hall and even went on tour ...

Posted on 3 Nov 2011 16:46:51 GMT
Paul says:
try Professor Atlas and the Summoning Dagger
view the book trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrHmbZA01F0

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Nov 2011 11:17:15 GMT
WendyM says:
Check out Andy Frazier - a new writer with a series of childrens books on Princess the Cow (funny). Books available paperback or e-book.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2011 00:17:26 GMT
L. M. Fraser says:
I'd highly recommend Tanya Landman's younger novels, The World's Bellybutton, Merlin's Apprentice (Katrina Picket Adventure), Waking Merlin (Katrina Picket Adventure), 100 Per Cent Pig (Black Cats), and The Kraken Snores

Posted on 21 Nov 2011 10:21:41 GMT
Amazon Guide says:
'Is' by Derek Webb is about a girl who believes she is Isambard Kingdom Brunel reincarnated. It's a mystery and very funny in parts and it's good for science too.Is

Posted on 21 Nov 2011 12:25:14 GMT
In the Land of the Demon Masters and Bugtown

Posted on 21 Nov 2011 12:48:20 GMT
Try the Redwall series of books by Brian Jacques. Fantastic animal based fantasy about animals (mice, otters, squirrels etc) who live in Redwall Abbey, battles with rats and weasels etc. Warrior badgers, epic quests etc. Brilliant. Sadly Brian Jacques died this year but he has written 22 books in the series. The sequence is:

Redwall
Mossflower
Mattimeo
Mariel of Redwall
Salamandastron
Martin the Warrior
The Bellmaker
Outcast of Redwall
The Pearls of Lutra
The Long Patrol
Marlfox
Legend of Luke
Lord Brocktree
The Taggerung
Triss
Loamhedge
Rakkety Tam
High Rhulain
Eulalia
Doomwhyte
The Sable Quean
The Rogue Crew

He has also written some other books about an immortal boy and his telepathic dog:

Castaways of the Flying Dutchman
The Angels Command
Voyage of Slaves

I've been reading Brian Jacques books since I was about 10 (now 30) and they are fantastic.

Posted on 30 Nov 2011 21:20:17 GMT
KatieKay says:
Little Doll Lost (The Ogard Trilogy)

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2011 21:54:09 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jan 2012 02:58:20 GMT
Ian Atkinson says:
As, Didge, one of the characters in my book basically, and indeed perhaps rather crudely, puts it, `I always say, self-praise is the same as a mid-summer billabong or a dunny-bucket full o' holes... Holds no water, you see?' (As you may well have guessed, he's Australian. Plus, and this I'm sure is not so immediately obvious, he's also a cockatoo).
However, even though such a statement may sound profoundly sensible, having created him, I know for a fact that the wit and wisdom of said fictional, antipodean parrot is more than a little suspect. I will therefore disregard such and attempt to extol the merits of my fantasy animal adventure novel, The Kindred Chronicles, The Corvid Prophecy anyway.

Book One of which is available now on Kindle at Amazon for the `desperate-to-get-noticed' price of just .99p via the link.

Considering I first put pen to paper (not quite quill to parchment) to begin this story over 35 years ago, I reckon it's about time I got around to finishing it. Ignoring the missing, `too busy to write', decades in between, it's taken about 12 months to complete. Now, I'm so pleased with it I can't stop. It already spans two volumes and number three is well underway. Even though it's me writing it, I just can't wait to see what happens next.

However, having been one myself, it's animal and book loving children I really wish to impress. Dearly wanting them to be as enthralled as I was as a child reading Wind in the Willows, and later as a young adult enjoying Watership Down.
Whilst realising fully that I'll never be able to come close to equalling these two classics of children's literature, I've done my utmost to encompass some of the humour of the former and the occasional bitter-sweet poignancy of the latter. At the same time trying to conjure up a little of the magic of both. This as at the same time trying to instil a touch of the darker and sometimes more frightening aspects of The Lord of the Rings. This without going into nightmare inducing horror territory, I hasten to add.

I'd really like for you to give it a go. I'm sure both you and your kids will enjoy it... Well, I hope so anyway. Tell you what, if you honestly decide it's really no good, I'll give you your .99p back... Well, less tax and Amazon's majority percentage anyway ;-)

The Corvid Prophecy - Jo-Jo Feather & The Fledgling Prince (The Kindred Chronicles)

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jan 2012 12:06:30 GMT
JDA says:
Hello Ian
I just bought your book. I too have only recently published a children's book. It is on Amazon though not yet on Kindle. If you care to buy it you won't be disappointed. It's called Sky Lights, by Barclay Baker.
Good luck with your book.
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