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Ladybirds Fly into Top Spot

Aubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds by Horatio Clare is Children's Book of the Week in the Sunday Times. And to celebrate we are offering £1 off both Horatio's Aubrey books on our website this week, with free post and packing.

Children's Books Editor Nicolette Jones says: 'Clare’s debut, Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot, which dealt magically with the subject of depression, won the Branford Boase award for a first children’s book. This sequel, again about Aubrey, who can talk to animals, tackles big themes, too, in the guise of a fantastical adventure. But it manages to impart its important messages entertainingly. The story celebrates wildlife, compassion, the exhilaration of flight and travel, and has a cast of lively characters.'

For the full review and a chance to read the first chapter click here

The book of the week spot follows high praise from young readers on the Lovereading4kids website, including the following:

Seren Daly, age 10 - 'Fantastically funny and amazing, I just couldn't put it down.' 
Lewis Briggs, age 10 - 'An adventurous book about a boy who turns small and is asked by a spider to save the world. Funny and gripping!  I loved this book! I can't wait to read the next one.'

Erica Motoc, age 11 - 'This book is awesome and gave me a different view about insects and I loved all the different things like ‘The Great Hunger’. They were great!'

Josh Parcell, age 9 - 'I would give this book a rating of 10 stars, because it was full of adventures and about animals two of my most favourite topics!'

While blogger Sue Chambers, who works for Waterstones wrote: 'My colleague showed this to me yesterday and I fell in love. First with the cover, with its brilliant design and then found myself enchanted by this wonderful story. The plethora of insects, mammals and arachnid characters are colourful and superb – this is about intolerance, the environment and natural history – a gorgeous extraordinary mix – like nothing else I have come across…'
Buy Aubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds at £1 off on our website this week, with free post and packing. Or try Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot, also at £1 off this week.