Shhhh, can you hear that? It’s the blissful silence of your little one quietly immersed in a great book - every parent’s dream scenario. Okay, so iPads and apps may be more of a reality, especially when surviving the long-haul. But we’ve delved deep into the bookshelf for the most enthralling and beautifully crafted books that will make book worms of them yet!

The Boy who Swam with Piranhas by David Almond

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A lovely tale of one boy’s journey to self-discovery, with some adrenaline-fueled encounters with piranhas thrown in for good measure! Plus, the compelling illustrations rival even those of Roald Dahl.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

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The Wimpy Kids series has taken the tween book scene by absolute storm, and it’s easy to see why. The cartoon-led narrative follows a mischievous school boy’s plight with homework, family life and bullies and will get even the most reluctant reader smirking along to every page.

Billionaire Boy by David Walliams

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If you haven’t heard about David Walliams’ literary career, where have you been? His fables are told with the perfect combo of humour and morals that even adults will chuckle along with.

Coco Caramel by Cathy Cassidy

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An ideal step-up from Jacqueline Wilson, Cassidy follows headstrong Coco’s journey to be reunited with her beloved horse, whilst dealing with some real social issues.

Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

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At almost 80 years old, this charming tale remains as relevant as ever. Strong female leads choosing their own path makes this a must-read for any girl, ballet fan or not.

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