National Reading Day US 2023

National Reading Day on 23rd January is aimed at pre-schoolers through to 3rd grade and works to encourage younger children to love reading! 

So in the spirit of the day, we’ve put together an enticing list for school children between the ages of 3 to 10 years. It includes audiobooks perfect for bedtime listening, rainy afternoons, and long car journeys.  

  • The perfect book at bedtime, narrated by the very best of British acting (Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley, Ewan Mcgregor, Sir Michael Caine and more) “The Hans Christian Andersen Treasury“ featuring favourites such as “The Little Mermaid”, the inspiration for Frozen, “The Snow Queen” and ‘Thumbelina’.  
  • Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019 and Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award, 2019. – ‘The Mystery of the Colour Thief’ by Ewa Jozefkowicz 
  • Over 350 reviews and a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon for the audio. – ‘The Railway Children – a Children’s Classic’ by E. Nesbit
  • A fast-paced tale of unlikely heroes and unlikely friendships that will thrill young fans of “The Breakfast Club Adventures” by Marcus Rashford. – ‘The Late Crew’ by Rab Ferguson
  • A heart-warming canine adventure series for boys and girls aged 6+. Perfect for fans of Holly Webb and Michael Morpurgo. – ‘Rascal 1 – Lost in the Caves’ (Rascal Series) by Chris Cooper

Download the full title list below.

The most beloved fairy tales of Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen, narrated by the very best of British stage and screen talent. Perfect for bedtime, the long car journey or rainy afternoons at home, let Andersen delight and enchant children (and adults) of all ages with characters that stand the test of time.

The Princess and the Pea and the Steadfast Tin Soldier by Sir Roger Moore
The Little Match Girl by Ewan McGregor
The Ugly Duckling by Stephen Fry
The Emperor’s New Clothes by Dame Joan Collins
The Snow Queen by Joanna Lumley
Little Claus and Big Claus by Sir Michael Caine
The Little Mermaid by David Walliams
Thumbelina by Charlotte Rampling
It’s Quite True by Paul McKenna
The Nightingale by Michael Ball

First the accident, then the nightmares. The shadowy thief steals all the colours from Izzy’s world leaving her feeling empty and hopeless. Will her new neighbour and a nest full of cygnets save Izzy and solve the mystery of the colour thief?

After a frightening car accident, Izzy’s mum is in a coma. Her family is in pieces. Her best friend at school has dumped her. And her nightmares are haunted by a shadowy man stealing all the colours from her world. She’s trying so hard to be brave, but Izzy thinks everything is her fault. Then she meets her new neighbour, Toby, paralysed after a skateboarding accident, and together they find a nest of cygnets who need rescuing. Particularly the odd one out, called Spike. Will saving Spike save Izzy? Will she and Toby solve the mystery of the Colour Thief and bring hope and happiness back to Izzy’s life?

Listen to the book that inspired the upcoming film ‘The Railway Children Return’ starring Jenny Agutter, John Bradley, Tom Courtenay and BAFTA-winning actress Sheridan Smith.

When Roberta, Phyllis and Peter’s father is accused of being a spy and sent to prison, the children and their mother are forced to leave their comfortable city life for the countryside. They move into a small cottage called “Three Chimneys” close to a railway station.

As the children settle into their new home, the railway soon becomes the centre of their lives: promising new friends, plenty of adventures, and perhaps even the key to bringing their father home…

“The Railway Children” is a heart-warming, timeless classic of friendship, family and bravery.

Rascal isn’t the bravest dog in the world. His playful nature sometimes gets him into trouble. Luckily his owner Joel is always there to stand up for him. But when exploring on holiday puts them in great danger, Rascal knows that only he can save his best friend.

Tyler is late for school again. And his teacher’s not happy about it.

Thing is, his mum is sick and his autistic younger brother, Levi, needs help getting ready for school. Is Tyler supposed to leave without giving Levi his breakfast or his mum her cup of tea?

Sent to detention for lateness, he is joined by bad-boy Jayden, class-clown Alisha, and, most surprisingly, straight-A student, Grace.

When an alien crash lands in their school gym, “The Late Crew” are entrusted with his special cargo. But can Tyler really take on another responsibility? It turns out his fellow Late Crew have problems of their own too but perhaps if they team up, they could just save their school and their new friend too.

Did you know that images of the mind shape how we think, feel and behave? The way we frame scenarios has the power to impact our attitude and actions. But what if we could consciously choose to cast things in a positive light?

For more information about these titles, or our full English catalogue contact Nadia on – nadia.lamond@sagaegmont.com or simply book a meeting.

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