Children's Books - Recommended in the Sunday Business Post

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From Journey

Last Sunday's edition of the Sunday Business Post featured four pages of recommended books for children and teenagers.

Thank you to Nadine O'Regan, Books and Arts Editor at the paper for devoting so much space to books for younger readers. It was a pleasure to speak to her about children's books, along with Kim Harte from Raven Books and David O'Callaghan from Eason.

Here are the titles we recommended:

Age 0 to 2:

Changing Guard at Buckingham Palace and the poetry of A A Milne

A Bit Lost by Chris Haughton

Hugless Dougless Finds a Hug by David Melling

Age 2 to 5:

Journey by Aaron Becker

Pandamonium at Peek Zoo by Kevin Waldron

That is Not a Good Idea by Mo Willems

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

Spider Sandwiches by Claire Freeman

The Sleeping Giant by Marie Louise Fitzpatrick

The Night Before Christmas, illustrated by Lizbeth Zwerger

Age 5 to 8:

Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman

Goth Girl by Chris Riddell

Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

The Terrible Tales of the Teenytinysaurs by Gary Northfield

The Sleepwalkers by Vivienne Schwartz

Age 9+:

Wimpy Kid

Dork Diaries

Big Nate

Timmy Failure by Stephen Pastis

David Walliams

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

Coco Caramel by Cathy Cassidy

Even and the Hidden Dairy by Judi Curtin

Darcy Burdock by Laura Dockrill

The Ransom of Dond by Siobhan Dowd

Geek Girl by Holly Smale


Veronica Roth (for Hunger Games fans)

The Legend Series by Marie Lu (again for dystopia fans)

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Everyday by David Levithan

Back to Blackbrick by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

More Than This by Patrick Ness

Happy Christmas!

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