Giles’ Gems

Each month award-winning children’s author Giles Paley-Phillips picks three of the best reads for kids…

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The Wolves of Carrumpaw by William Grill (Book of the Month) 
Flying Eye Books £14.99
An utterly stunning book, The Wolves of Currumpaw is illustrated with coloured pencils that beautifully depict the changing landscapes of the old west. This book will work really well for those who show an interest in American history.
7yrs+

 

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Claude: Going for Gold by Alex T.Smith
Hodder £6.99
This is the latest in the wonderful series by Alex T. Smith and sees Claude and his long-suffering friend Sir Bobblysock discover a very exciting sports competition. A very humorous book which is ideal for developing readers.
6yrs+

 

 

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One by Sarah Crossan
Bloomsbury £6.99
This incredible free verse novel by Sarah Crossan tells the story of conjoined twins Grace and Tippi, and the impact it has on them, their family and friends A powerful and poignant read, that will stay with you for a long time afterward.
14yrs+

 

Giles was born in East Sussex in 1977 and grew up on the south coast. His book ‘The Fearsome Beastie’ (Maverick Arts Publishing) won The People’s Book Prize 2012, as well as the Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Award 2013, the Bizziebaby Gold Award, and Highly Commended in The Forward National Literature Award in the US. 2016 will see the release of a CG animated short film of ‘The Fearsome Beastie’ starring Brian Blessed and Alison Steadman.

Giles Paley-Phillips

Giles Paley-Phillips

Children's Book Reviewer at Title Sussex
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