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This is the very first TOP READS post for 2017! At the end of each month — from February to November — our Top Reads team recommends their favourite reading material from the previous month. Yesterday we introduced our 2017 Top Reads team; they are all children aged 12 or younger.

And here are the first recommendations for the year. Check the bookshelves at your local library, school library, bookshop or friends’ houses and get reading!

You can check out all previous Top Reads posts here.

All our Top Readers are kids aged 12 and under. No grownups allowed!

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It’s time to introduce the 2017 Top Reads Team. What is the Top Reads Team? Members of this team are keen readers who stop by each month to recommend a favourite read for the month, and they’re all kids like you! We’re very excited to introduce our team members for this year.

INTRODUCING:

Stacey, 12, VIC
Stacey enjoys teamwork in basketball, making new friends and listening to music. When reading, she likes to guess how problems will be solved.

Matilda, 11, WA
Matilda has been writing book reviews for Alphabet Soup since 2011. When she’s not reading, she likes gardening, drawing portraits and writing poems. Her favourite authors at the moment are Jaqueline Wilson and David Walliams.

Mitchell, 11, VIC
Mitchell loves basketball, Stephen Curry, reading and school. He spends most of his time practising basketball or watching TV.

Tess, 11, WA
Tess’s favourite things to do are reading and gymnastics. She also enjoys swimming, netball and playing her violin. Tess enjoys curling up in her hanging cocoon to read her favourite books.

Xavier, 8, NT
When he’s not reading, Xavier enjoys riding his bike, swimming and playing soccer. He also loves making up stories. When he grows up Xavier wants to be a doctor.

Lewis, 8, WA
Lewis loves reading, particularly entertaining/funny books. When he isn’t reading he loves soccer, swimming, Lego and playing with his younger brother.

Anishka, 7, QLD
Anishka loves writing poems — she started composing her own poems when she was four years old. She loves to play with her friends. She also loves to practise yoga everyday.

Céití, 7 (nearly 8), WA
Céití loves spending time with her chocolate labrador Flynn. She enjoys all sorts of reading and writing, and playing minkey, soccer and tennis. Her favourite books at the moment are the Kingdom of Silk books.

Albie May, 5, NSW
Albie May loves endless engrossing narratives — the longer the better! Last year she wore out her paperback edition of The Big Book of Tashi. She is also a big fan of Winnie the Pooh.

Look out for their first book recommendations for 2017 on the last day of every month!

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TOP READS: November 2016

This is the last TOP READS post for 2016! At the end of each month — from February to November — our Top Reads team recommends their favourite reading material from the previous month. This year we’ve had audiobooks, graphic novels, novels, cookbooks, comics, and nonfiction titles. All great reads with a tick of approval from kids just like you! A big thank you to everyone on our team for this year*, we’ve loved seeing your recommendations. (We’ll be back in February to introduce our 2017 team.)

So, without further ado — here is the final collection for this year. Add these to your Christmas wishlist or duck into a library and stock up for some great holiday reading …

You’ll find a recommended list from our Top Reads Team on the last day of every month (February to November). You can check out all the Top Reads posts for 2016 here.

*All our Top Readers are kids aged 13 and under. No grownups allowed!

 

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TOP READS: October 2016

It’s the 31 October … the last day of the month means it’s time for some more book recommendations from our Top Reads team (yay! yay!). If you’re looking for a good book, this is a great place to start:

You’ll find a recommended list from our Top Reads Team on the last day of every month (February to November). If you missed last month’s, don’t forget to check out the September Top Reads. Our November top reads list next month will be the last one for 2016.

*All our Top Readers are kids aged 13 and under. No grownups allowed!

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The spring school holidays — what better time to disappear into a good book? It’s the last day of the month which means it’s also time for some reading recommendations from members of our Top Reads team:

You’ll find a recommended list from our Top Reads Team on the last day of every month (February to November). If you missed last month’s, don’t forget to check out the August Top Reads.

*All our Top Readers are kids aged 13 and under. No grownups allowed!

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August is our favourite month at Alphabet Soup. August means Children’s Book Week in Australia and that means celebrations of authors, illustrators and children’s books! (And often a Book Week dress-up parade — which our editor really adores.)

Meanwhile, our Top Reads team has been reading as if reading is a new Olympic event — so it’s time for some book recommendations. Go team!

You’ll find a recommended list from our Top Reads Team on the last day of every month (February to November). If you missed last month’s, don’t forget to check out the July Top Reads.

*All our Top Readers are kids aged 13 and under. No grownups allowed!

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TOP READS: July 2016

Welcome back from the school holiday break. It’s the last day of July and that means it’s time for [drum roll] … book recommendations from our Top Reads team.*

Excellent!

You’ll find a recommended list from our Top Reads Team on the last day of every month (February to November). If you missed last month’s, don’t forget to check out the June Top Reads.

*All our Top Readers are kids aged 13 and under. No grownups allowed!

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