FNAC has a dedicated section for children in store
August 31, 2015 6:28 AM
With the heat showing no sign of abating, it can be a struggle to keep the kids entertained. Fear not! We’ve found some of the best kids books around at FNAC to keep your littles ones of all ages interested and entertained as the heat remains relentless.
Books for babies When reading to babies, bright colours and exciting pictures are always needed to keep attention spans. Here are two…
Pip and Posy – The Super Scooter By Alex Scheffler This bright book centres around two typical toddlers – Pip and Posy – who do everything together. Then Posy snatches Pip’s scooter and tries to ride it, but she falls off and hurts her knee. Though Pip was very cross, he comes running to help her. Posy says sorry, and Pip kindly forgives her. This feel good story teaches the importance of both sharing and forgiveness. QR39
Monsters Love Underpants By Claire Freedman and Ben Cort A silly tale looking at the world of scary monsters and their love of crazy underpants! A wide range of beasts from the sea to outer space are covered in this book, with creative illustrations, a bright colour scheme and interesting story. QR45
Books for toddlers Reading is a fantastic way to develop your child’s first words and get their brains and imagination fired up. This much-loved set of books is a great way to teach your kid how to read.
Biff, Chip and Kipper stories This set of six mini books focus on the adventures of siblings Biff, Chip and Kipper, along with appearances from family pet Floppy the dog – a real cutie. These simple-to-understand books are perfect for preschoolers learning words, and colourful illustrations clearly explain the story to the reader. The adventures of the siblings give a distinct emphasis on sharing and team work, which are important lessons to teach any toddler. These entertaining short stories will make your child want you to read them again and again. QR125
Five to eight These two books combine amazing graphics and an engaging story to keep your kids reading throughout the month.
The Sleepwalkers By Viviane Schwarz This best-selling graphic novel for kids focuses on the adventures of three rookie sleepwalkers. It is almost time for the old and tired sleepwalkers to return to the waking world. But before they go, they must conjure and train three new replacements. Faced with a series of cliff-hanging dream predicaments, the three brave new heroes tackle the weird and wild dream world in this tale about pulling together as a team. This adventurous tale is ideal for young boys, with it’s easy to follow style and spooky subject matter. QR58
Glister – The Family Tree By Andi Watson This graphic novel is aimed at little girls, focusing on Glister Butterworth – girl-magnet for the weird and unusual. Her adventures are chronicled in this exciting book, in which relatives from the past and present unexpectedly arrive, causing mayhem at the Butterworth family home. Glister is a charming, eccentric, resourceful and intelligent little female heroine who will amaze in this book. Combined with the author’s fresh take on fairy tale storytelling, and his imaginative design and layout, this graphic novel is a must read for little girls. QR32
Eight to thirteen These reads for 8-13-year-olds are from two hugely successful children’s authors, who have had their work highlighted on both the big and small screen with TV and film adaptations of their books respectively.
Danny the Champion of the World By Roald Dahl The book centres on Danny, a young English boy, and his father, William, who live in a gypsy caravan fixing cars for a living and partake in poaching pheasants. This timeless tale focuses on the relationship between father and son and their adventures in stopping local businessman Mr Hazel. Dahl’s use of phrasing is legendary, inciting imagination like no other children’s author. QR39
The Butterfly Club By Jacqueline Wilson Tina is part of a triplet who has always felt that she is the odd one out, relying on her two other siblings. She’s then horrified to learn she’s been paired up with angry bully Selma in a new school class on her own. But when Miss Lovejoy asks them to help her create a butterfly garden in the school playground, Tina discovers she doesn’t always need her sisters – and that there’s a lot more to Selma than first meets the eye. This beautiful, heartwarming story about friendship, confidence and becoming your own person is a must read for girls. QR84
Teenagers These are perfect reads for teenagers on the cusp of becoming young adults. Eleanor and Park By Rainbow Rowell This focuses on the relationship between two 16-year-olds set over a school year in 1986. This accessible read is crammed full of pop culture references and speaks of young love in an exciting and touching manner. A great book on first love, it is a real page turner! QR40
Goodnight, Mister Tom By Michelle Magorian This heartwarming tale is set in World War Two, as an evacuee is taken in by a gruff, kindly man called Tom. The two characters bond and soon both grow together in a life-affirming story of affection and friendship, making it an ideal read for young adults. QR46