Children’s Books – An Emporium of Imagination

Remember those glorious childhood days of being lost in an amazing adventure as you solved mysteries fought dragons and saved the day, only to be bought back to reality by the call of your parents' voice telling you that your dinner was getting cold, or just finish that last chapter before drifting off to sleep where you played out every word every ink stroke in your dreams.

We all have those fond memories of our favourite books and authors; mine being the Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier which filled my days with wondrous thoughts of adventure.

Only today we pass those memories onto our children and there is no greater gift than watching a child’s imagination run wild and free as they explore the hidden treasures of such tales.

Remember those glorious childhood days of being lost in an amazing adventure as you solved mysteries fought dragons and saved the day, only to be bought back to reality by the call of your parents' voice telling you that your dinner was getting cold, or just finish that last chapter before drifting off to sleep where you played out every word every ink stroke in your dreams.

With the advent of the Kindle and other readers we have seen an emergence of a new breed of story tellers who weave their magical tales of mystery and fun filled follies on digital format – yes there is nothing like holding a book in your hand or the smell of ink on pages, but equally there is no greater magic than having a whole world of books right in the palm of your hand choosing at will from a library of thousands – now that’s magic.

So if you please ladies and gentlemen follow us as we take you on a journey of discovery where old meets the new for within the hands and minds of these new brethren of writers lays the teachings of the old for each and every one had their own journey of tales given to them by the masters Beatrix Potter, Roald Dahl and C.S Lewis to name but a few allowing them to craft their skills of story telling.

So without further ado let us introduce our emporium of delights and wonders available for children and young adults today; starting with what can only be described as futuristic a Just William, brought to life in the Hal Junior Series by Simon Haynes aimed at 9 to 10 year olds, bringing back memories of the good old days of Dennis the Menace adventures and mishaps, only this version is set on a space station far far away in to the future, definitely one for the parents' shopping list.

Keeping the theme of science fiction and fantasy The Far Horizon by Patty Jansen aimed at ages from 10 and up, offers the perfect parent son/daughter alien read if you happened to have one, with all the hallmarks of standing up for what you believe and saving the world.

Fantasy is always a popular genre and Laura Londs' magical quill leads us on a journey of good evil and down right nasty with a lot of fun thrown in My Sparkling Misfortune. Is a definite for the Kindle shelf? (ages 12 and up)

And no my book world friends the fun does not stop there as this is the magic of the Kindle there is a treasure chest of books and authors to discover many you may not have heard of but I assure you many you will be hearing of, including some reading material for the younger family members.

Leon the Chameleon PI, Janet Hurst Nicholson’s marvellous illustrated adventures of super sleuth Leon and his mystery solving cases, Leon Chameleon PI and the Case of the Missing Canary Eggs, Leon Chameleon PI and the Case of the Kidnapped Mouse – ones to put a note on for Christmas list, my own girls loved these they also happen to have been taken by Teddy Bear Town E-book Bundle 

by Stacy Juba, very nicely illustrated by Larry Drumtra three complete books – The Flag Keeper Victoria Rose, The Big Bad Noise and Sticker Shoes. Lovely stories all three and at the same time offering some educational value.

In KidSlumber Bedtime Stories Volume 1 we have a box of delights not one not three but 12 short stories to send your children off to sleepwith, Mary the Dolphin, Kids in Space and the Magic Hat to name but a few. A really nice collection of 10 to 15 minute reads to close those sleepy eyes, truly great value.

The Bee Bully by Angela Muse is a lovely book telling the tale of an angry little bee that learns his lesson beautifully illustrated perfect way of getting messages across to the little ones.

Before we shut the curtains and close the doors on our look at what’s available for children on the Kindle we would like to give mention to two noteworthy books for teens or young adults

J.Y.Harris takes us back in time as we follow our heroine’s adventures, fending off colonial deserters and British soldiers in this the historical Timekeepers Revolutionary Tale. A nice and interesting read for any young teen or adult for that matter.

If you’re into the likes of Gossip girl then you are going to love this series – The Jane Austen Academy by Cecilia Grey comes to us in two books for the moment

Fall For You and So Into You, these are definitely for the girls out there and to give you an idea take a look at the intro for this series or better watch the amazing trailer on YouTube and join the girls at the Jane Austen Academy on their adventures.

Well ladies and gentlemen that about rounds up our treasure trove of books and authors, we would like to say that many of the aboveauthors also write for adults and have some truly great reads out their both in digital and hardcopy so why not treat yourself at the same time.

For more information about the authors and reviews please check out our book reviews here

And until our next foray in to the magical world of books I say “read well my merry people and read plenty”.