Some good news about children's bookshops

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Some good news about children's bookshops

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18665092

For what it's worth I've never seen a bookshop specifically for children?  Do you have any round your way?

Very good news indeed, further down the article is a list of the best selling childrens books so far this year, and the top sellers are those which have already been made into films.  I guess that goes to show what an influence Hollywood is having on children's reading material! 

Though anything that encourages kids to read has to be a good thing.

http://www.theschoolrun.com/10-steps-book-filled-summer

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When DD was a pre schooler, we had a fabulous children's book shop nearby.  They used to do weekly storytime sessions for Under 5s, and had  a huge rocking horse in the shop which was very popular with the children.  Sadly, it closed down - the owner told me that she couldn't compete with the likes of Amazon.

That is the only children's bookshop I have ever seen, although I recently ordered some multi cultural books online, for the library where I work.  I think the organisation had a proper shop in North London somewhere.

Looking at the list of ten most popular children's books, I hadn't realised that John Grisham had written a book aimed at children.  Has anyone, or their offspring,  read it?  I assume that it is aimed at teens, but just guessing.

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I'm not aware of any childrens' bookshops around here, either.

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2012's bestselling children's books so far

1) The Hunger Games Trilogy: The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

2) The Hunger Games Trilogy: Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins

3) The Hunger Games Trilogy: Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins

4) War Horse - Michael Morpurgo

5) Theodore Boone: The Abduction - John Grisham

6) Where's Wally Now? - Martin Handford

7) Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth - Jeff Kinney

8) The What the Ladybird Heard Song - Julia Donaldson

9) Roald Dahl's Fantabulous Facts (World Book Day) - Roald Dahl

10) Big Day Out - Jacqueline Wilson

Of those books, we have War Horse and Big Day Out..  I'm sure dd will look out for some of the others in the library over the summer.  

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DD has read 1,2,3,4 and 7.  She never got on with Where's Wally?, but may have seen the book in the list when she was younger.  The Julia Donaldson one is a bit too young for her now, sadly!  

Have you read the Jacqueline Wilson one, Janey?  Must admit, I have never heard of it.  Is it aimed at primary school or senior school children?

I guess the Roald Dahl book on the list is one of those £1 books that they bring out for World Book Day.

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Yes I read it, it is the one she got for World Book Day (with the £1 voucher) and is a set of 4 short stories, based on the theme of days out.

I would say it is more primary age (KS2) as most of the main characters seem to be around age 10 or so from what I remember.

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When ever we go to the Trafford Centre DD drags us into Disney shop, build a bear and finally Waterstones. She could spend hours in there (so could I)