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FOR CHILDREN

1.
Children’s Book of Philosophy

Delve into the minds of the world’s most famous philosophers and discover the answers to the world’s big questions – the perfect introduction to philosophy for younger readers

From Socrates and Aristotle to Kant and Confucius, meet the thinkers and theories which shaped our world. Find answers to life’s big questions such as ‘Who am I?’ or ‘Should I ever tell a lie?’ and what philosophy is.

How do you know whether you’re awake or dreaming? Is the world real? Why do we need rules? Complex topics are explored in The Children’s Book of Philosophy, inspiring you to think about the philosophical theories and concepts for yourself with both conflicting and complimentary viewpoints to encourage you to be part of the next generation of thinkers. Meet the key philosophers throughout history and across the world that changed the way we live today.

2.
Beverly Cleary
Henry and the Paper Route

Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary gives readers a hero they’ll relate to—and root for—in this comical and inspiring novel about Henry Huggins’s mission to prove himself worthy of his very own paper route.

All the older kids work their own paper route, but because Henry is not eleven yet, Mr. Capper won’t let him. Desperate to change his mind, Henry tries everything he can think of to show he’s mature and responsible enough for the job. From offering free kittens to new subscribers, to hauling hundreds of pounds of old newspapers for his school’s paper drive, there’s nothing Henry won’t try. But it might just be the irrepressible Ramona Quimby who shows Mr. Capper just how capable Henry is.

3.
Ian Serraillier
The Silver Sword

Having lost their parents in the chaos of war, Ruth, Edek and Bronia are left alone to fend for themselves and hide from the Nazis amid the rubble and ruins of their city. They meet a ragged orphan boy, Jan, who treasures a paperknife, a silver sword, which was entrusted to him by an escaped prisoner of war. The three children realise that the escapee was their father, the silver sword a message that he is alive and searching for them. Together with Jan they begin a dangerous journey across the battlefields of Europe to find their parents.

4.
Grace Lin
When the Sea Turned to Silver

Pinmei’s gentle, loving grandmother always has the most exciting tales for her granddaughter and the other villagers. However, the peace is shattered one night when soldiers of the Emperor arrive and kidnap the storyteller.

Everyone knows that the Emperor wants something called the Luminous Stone That Lights the Night. Determined to have her grandmother returned, Pinmei embarks on a journey to find the Luminous Stone alongside her friend Yishan, a mysterious boy who seems to have his own secrets to hide. Together, the two must face obstacles usually found only in legends to find the Luminous Stone and save Pinmei’s grandmother, before it’s too late.

5.
Aoife Lennon-Ritchie
The Extremely Epic Viking Tale of Yondersaay (Viking Tales)

This winter, siblings Ruairi and Dani Miller visit their grandmother in the legendary Viking island of Yondersaay. In less than twenty-four hours of their arrival, Ruairi is mistaken for the lost Boy King of Denmark, kidnapped by Vikings, and scheduled to be sacrificed at sundown.


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