Morecambe Library’s top 10 children’s books

Dick and Dom's book of jokes
Dick and Dom's book of jokes

To mark the Easter break – and the children being off school – Morecambe Library takes a look at 10 books currently popular with their younger borrowers.

1 Paws And Whiskers – Chosen by Jacqueline Wilson

This collection of short stories and extracts featuring cats and dogs brings together some of the most recognisable names in children’s books.

2 Private Peaceful – Michael Morpurgo

The story of Thomas Peaceful and his life as a soldier during World War One.

3 Rooftoppers – Katherine Rundell

When baby Sophie is left floating in a cello case in the English channel after a shipwreck everyone thinks she is an orphan.

4 House Of Secrets: Battle Of The Beasts – Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini

The Walker kids are blasted by the Wind Witch into a world of battles, beast and cyborgs.

5 School For Stars: Third Term At L’Etoile - Holly and Kelly Willoughby

Join Molly, Maria and Pippa back for another term. 6 Middle School; How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill – James Patterson

Rafe Khatchadorian is going to Summer camp where he gets himself into trouble with his new cabin mates.

7 Dick and Dom’s Big Fat And Very Silly Joke Book – Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood

Prepare to ache with laughter at the 500-plus jokes, gags and jape in this book.

8 Timmy Failure: Now Look What You’ve Done – Stephen Pastis

Timmy Failure is the founder, president and CEO of the greatest detective agency in town and is about to crack a big case.

9 Scavenger 1: Zoid – Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

A spaceship the size of a city drifts through space on a journey to find new Earth.

10 Circus Of Thieves And The Raffle Of Doom –William Sutcliffe

When Armitage Shank’s Impossible Circus comes to town, Hannah’s world is turned upside down.

*All of these are available at your local Lancashire library, or visit or to reserve your copy now.