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Three great books to read for July are from Ellie at Brough Library at The Petuaria Centre Three great books to read for July are from Ellie at Brough Library at The Petuaria Centre

Hi I’m Ellie and I work at the library in Brough and at other centres when they need me.

I love reading and always have a Harry Potter book by the side of my bed, as well as two other books just for good measure. 

Agatha is a fab character – very strong and adventure seeking, always getting involved in mysteries (even when she’s not supposed to!). There are a few books in this series and you could start with any of them.

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Full of lots of classic rhymes and sleepy poems, this book has beautiful shimmery illustrations. It’s perfect to snuggle up at bedtime with.

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This book is fun and silly, full of history and disgusting Vikings! It’s not too long, so is great for a quick adventure reading. If you like them, there are lots in the series.

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Cressida Cowell is the new Children's Laureate 2019 - 2021. A small sample of her books below and a link to all her books in our stock. Cressida Cowell is the new Children's Laureate 2019 - 2021. A small sample of her books below and a link to all her books in our stock.
Suggested books for babies and toddlers Suggested books for babies and toddlers
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Suggested books for 4 to 7 years Suggested books for 4 to 7 years
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Check out our dyslexia friendly books from the very best children’s authors and illustrators in the UK with a host of unique accessibility features. 

Facts and Information are great!
Here's four books we think you will find interesting.

Remember that you can search the catalogue yourself to find information books, and you also have free access to the Britannica Online Junior and Student editions. 

Britannica Online for Juniors is designed for students aged 5 to 11
You may need your library card number to log in

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Britannica Online for Students is designed for students aged 12 to 18
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Suggested books for 8 to 11 years Suggested books for 8 to 11 years


Here's a small selection of books that we think any children aged 8 to 11 will love. We definitely do!

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When children ask: “Who can I read next?” or “Who writes like my favourite author?”, the answers are here in Who Next…?  Writers of children’s fiction are listed with suggestions of other authors who write in a similar way, together with key book and series titles.

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