Young Adult posts

Our 2017 Christmas Gift Guide: What to buy for hard-to-buy-for children

by Leanne Hall

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. Here is a list of suggestions for the tricky young people in your life. THEY DON’T LIKE READING

You know they don’t like reading, and you also know that you’re going to buy them a book anyway… We salute you!

Kids who won’t read

My Pictures After the Storm – A hilarious and simpl…

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Our children’s and YA top 10 bestsellers of the week

The Getaway (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 12) by Jeff Kinney Bad Dad by David Walliams and Tony Ross Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust Book 1) by Philip Pullman Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo No One Likes a Fart by Zoë Foster Blake Turtles All the Way Down by John Green Here We Are: Notes for Livi

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The best young adult books of 2017

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 young adult books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2017 here.) The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas delivers an authentic and unforgettable teenage voice w…

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Our children’s and YA top 10 bestsellers of the week

The Getaway (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 12) by Jeff Kinney La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust Book 1) by Philip Pullman Bad Dad by David Walliams and Tony Ross Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend Turtles All the Way Down by John Green Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley The Very No

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We rave about La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

Our booksellers rave about Philip Pullman’s blistering, brilliant new fantasy adventure, La Belle Sauvage – the first book in The Book of Dust trilogy. Set 10 years before Pullman’s original His Dark Materials trilogy, this thrilling adventure sees two young people embark on a dangerous trip to save a baby named Lyra whose life is under threat by various shadowy forces.

‘Lyra, a baby with mys…

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Recommended new YA books in November

by Leanne Hall

This month’s collection of new YA books sees a teen gene-hacker hunt for the cure to a deadly plague, a suitor search for answers in Proust, and villains and heroes put under the microscope… Find our best recommendations for kids books this month here. OUR YA BOOK OF THE MONTH

Gene manipulation, hacking, a deadly global plague, an evil corporation, politics, conspiracy and romance collid…

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A Battle Royale: Villains in children’s and YA books (Final round)

by Bronte Coates

There are plenty of memorable villains in children’s and young adult books, the kinds that get their hooks into you when you’re young and then creep into your nightmares and shape your adulthood. But WHO is the evilest of all? This week, we’re hosting a Battle Royale to determine just that. You can view our first round here, our second round here, and our third round here. This is the FINAL rou…

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