Top 10 books for children

Favourite children’s authors including Jacqueline Wilson and Jeff Kinney, plus celebrities David Baddiel and Russell Brand, feature in this week’s chart supplied by Morecambe Library.

Saturday, 20th December 2014, 6:00 am
Read Russell Brand's take on The Pied Piper Of Hamelin

1 Trickster Tales: The Pied Piper of Hamelin – Russell Brand

A classic children’s story retold with Russell Brand’s humour and fantastically illustrated by the wonderful Chris Riddell. (To win a copy of this book see below).

2 Awful Auntie –David Walliams

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Stella Saxby has inherited Saxby Hall . The only problem is that someone else wants it – her Auntie and her giant pet owl. Luckily Stella has some ghostly help to make sure her Auntie doesn’t get her way.

3 Christmas Cracker – Jacqueline Wilson

A collection of Christmas stories including ‘Starring Tracy Beaker’ alongside Christmas facts and recipes. Also, look out for a special letter from Jacqueline Wilson.

4 The Parent Agency – 
David Baddiel

Barry wished for better parents – his were always tired and boring. But when Barry gets his wish he finds out things aren’t what he expected.

5 The Hobbit – J.R.R. 

With the final film in Peter Jackson’s trilogy showing on the big screen, this classic story of Bilbo Baggins’ adventures in Middle Earth is back in high demand.

6 Girl Online – Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

Youtube star Zoella tells the story of an online blogger whose life is falling apart until she is taken to New York where she falls for Noah.

7 The Long Haul – Jeff 

In the ninth volume of the popular ‘Diary of A Wimpy Kid’ series, Greg Heffley and his family go on a road trip.

8 The Sleeper And The Spindle – Neil Gaiman

Chris Riddell illustrates Neil Gaiman’s fairytale mash up of Sleeping Beauty and Snow White.

9 Love From Paddington – Michael Bond

A collection of letters from Paddington Bear to his Aunt Lucy in Peru.

10 Magic Animal Friends: Poppy Muddlepup’s Daring Rescue – Daisy Meadows

Daisy Meadows is back with a new series of stories. This bumper special has the mean witch Grizelda putting a spell on Poppy’s twin brother.

*All these books are available at your local Lancashire library or visit or to reserve a copy.