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Top Reads: October 2019

It’s the last day of October, and that means it’s time for some 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’d like even more recommendations, browse all through all our Top Reads ever!

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

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TOP READS: February 2017

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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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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TOP READS: August 2016

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: June 2016

We’re halfway through the year, and there are still so many books to read!

It’s also the last day of the month, and you know what that means … it’s time for our Top Reads team members* to share their favourite reads. Below are their top reads for June:

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 May Top Reads.

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

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TOP READS: May 2016

This month Perth has been rainy, windy, very windy, EVEN WINDIER, and it’s cold — perfect weather for reading. If you’re looking for books to get you started on your winter reading, we have just the list for you … every month our Top Reads team members* share their favourite reads. Below are their top reads for May. Get reading!

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 April Top Reads.

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

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TOP READS: March 2016

Some of you will be on school holidays already, and others just about to start. Either way — it’s a good time to grab a book!

At the end of each month our Top Reads Team* stops by to share their recommended reads. Here are the March recommendations, just in time for your holiday bedside-reading pile …

 

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 February Top Reads.

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

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Top Reads Team 2016 (No adults allowed!)

It’s time to introduce the 2016 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:

Joseph, 12, WA
Joseph has been reviewing books for Alphabet Soup since 2011. When he’s not reading, he likes writing, playing the trombone, and playing cricket. He likes books that hook you into the story straight away.

Jarvis, 10, VIC
Jarvis loves Star Wars, gaming, Youtube and reading. He spends his spare time uploading Vlogs about his life on to Youtube and logging subscribers.

Matilda, 10, 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 author at the moment is David Walliams.

Mitchell, 10, VIC
Mitchell loves spending time reading, playing video games, going outside and playing sport.  Cricket is his favourite outdoor game.

Tess, 10, 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.

Lewis, 7, WA

Lewis loves trains, soccer, swimming and building with Lego.

Xavier, 7, NT

When he’s not reading, Xavier enjoys being outdoors, swimming and running. He also loves singing and telling himself stories. When he grows up Xavier wants to be a doctor or an ice-cream maker.

Céití, 6, WA
Céití loves spending time with her chocolate labrador Flynn. She enjoys all sorts of reading and writing, and playing minkey. Her favourite books at the moment are the Andy Griffiths books.

 

Look out for their first book recommendations for 2016 later today!

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TOP READS: November 2015

This will be the final TOP READS post for 2015 (can you believe the school year is almost over?). Here are some great reads recommended by our Top Reads team* — get yourself to a library, a book store, or a friend’s well-stocked bookshelf and stock up that reading pile for the summer holidays!

You’ll find a recommended list from our Top Reads Team on the last day of every month. If you missed last month’s, don’t forget to check out the October  2015 Top Reads.

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