The Ultimate Book Guide: Over 700 Great books For 8-11s

Author(s): Anne Fine


This completely revised and updated 2009 edition of The Ultimate Book Guide is the only reference needed - a fully up-to-date guide to the best children's books around - from classics to newly released titles.
The funny, friendly and frank recommendations have been personally written for children by many of their favourite and best-known authors including Anthony Horowitz, Jacqueline Wilson, David Almond, Celia Rees, Darren Shan and Dick King-Smith. Each entry is cross-referenced to other books that readers are bound to enjoy. Plus, there are features on the most popular subjects around, including fantasy, animal stories, school stories and adventure. Using this book as your reading map, you'll never worry again about finding something brilliant to read.


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The Ultimate Book Guide won the Blue Peter Best Book Award in 2004 and the National Literary Association WOW! award. The Ultimate Book Guide includes the hottest names in children's books today, as well as totally original celebrity quotes, revealing the childhood favourites of stars such as: Lenny Henry, Eddie Murphy, Sarah Ferguson, Harry Enfield, Mel C and Anneka Rice. This is the only children's book guide written specifically for children themselves. It includes reviews by 8-12 year-olds and the results of a national poll of children's favourite books. This updated second edition of the Ultimate Book Guide follows the success of the first Ultimate Book Guide. The Ultimate Book Guides are a well-established brand, which includes the Ultimate First Book Guide and the Ultimate Teen Book Guide. A dedicated website allows readers to interact with the editors and each other. It includes a quiz and a reader's poll, keeping the books right up to the minute.

'Eminently readable' Angels and Urchins (March 2009) ' The ultimate reference for librarians, teachers and parents, as well as kids! Never again get stuck for inspiration ' Derry Journal (Feb 2009) 'A book with hundreds of lively book reviews.' Irish Post (Young Gaules) (October 2009) 'These are not books for the reference shelf, but hands-on guides intended to encourage and help young readers to move on from one book to the next.' Achuka (February 2009)

Daniel is a freelance writer, translator and editor; Leonie is a librarian in a boys' school and Susan works as a commissioning editor at Egmont. All three are extremely well-connected in the children's book world!

General Fields

  • : 9781408104385
  • : A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • : A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • : 0.601
  • : December 2008
  • : 210mm X 148mm X 25mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Anne Fine
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 028.162
  • : 416
  • : ill