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Boy eBooks and girl eBooks?

I know that boys are different to girls but I prefer not to generalize. I personally bit the head off my sister’s Barbie and had a farm set. So not all girls like pink and are sweet and not all boys are trouble and like noise! Regardless of what your personality is like there are eBooks and downloadable audiobooks to suit all tastes on OverDrive. I have added some images of new OverDrive titles for you below –  lines of eBooks aimed at girls,  lines aimed at boys and then lines for those who  feel neither blue nor pink! See if you can pick which line belongs to whom!

Snake attack!

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Need Something To Read?

I’ve just read a good book and I’d like to share it with you.

2wolvesTwo Wolves by Tristan Bancks

An old man tells his grandson that there is a battle raging inside him, inside all of us. A terrible battle between two wolves. One wolf is bad – pride, jealousy, greed. The other wolf is good – kindness, hope, truth. The child asks, ‘Who will win?’ The grandfather answers simply, ‘The one you feed.’

One afternoon, police officers show up at Ben Silver’s front door. Minutes after they leave, his parents arrive home. Ben and his little sister Olive are bundled into the car and told they’re going on a holiday. But are they?

This book races at such a breakneck speed, I was hanging on for dear life! Midnight came and went, then 1am, then 2am. Still I kept reading, because I just had to know how it would end, and which wolf 13-year-old Ben Silver would choose to feed.

James Patterson (a famous author) said that when he writes a book he makes sure to leave all the boring bits out, and I think Tristan Bancks does the same. There are no boring bits in this book, which makes it an especially good choice for any reluctant reader.

I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a thrilling book that will keep you reading long after you should have turned out the light!

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Kids’ Books: picks from our March newsletter

Some fun new book picks from our March Kids’ Books newsletter:

Cover of Children's Book of Mythical Beasts & Magical MonstersCover of The Ghosts of Tupelo LandingCover of Ophelia and the Marvelous BoyCover of The Lego MovieCover of Ice DogsCover of Canterbury QuakeCover of The Monster Fun Joke BookCover of The Sea of MonstersCover of The Pirate's Eye

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For more great reads for kids, check out our Fun to Read page – it links you to reading lists, if you likes, interactive quizzes and lots more.

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Gorgeous eBooks and eAudiobooks from OverDrive

Oh I just love fresh reading ideas and here is a selection just for you at OverDrive!

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Kids’ Books: picks from our February newsletter

Looking for something fun to read? Our Kids’ Books newsletter has some great suggestions.

I particularly want to borrow iDinosaur, which, with the magic of Augmented Reality, lets you bring dinosaurs roaring back to life from the book page, by using your smartphone or tablet.

Cover of Cool Optical IllusionsCover of Sophie Hartley and the Facts of LifeCover of Survive!Cover of iDinosaurCover of School Made EasierCover of ChickadeeCover of The Forbidden StoneCover of Escape from Ice Mountain

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For more great reads for kids, check out our Fun to Read page – it links you to reading lists, if you likes, interactive quizzes and lots more.

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Kids’ Books: picks from our January newsletter

Princesses, pirates, explorers, mysteries and tyrannosaurs – check out some of the great picks from our January Kids’ Books newsletter:

Cover of Princess TalesCover of Secrets at the Chocolate MansionCover of Explorer: The Lost IslandsCover of Tracking TyrannosaurusCover of It's Raining Cats and DogsCover of Magic Marks the SpotCover of Nick and Tesla's High Voltage Danger LabCover of The London Eye MysteryCover of The Twistrose Key

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For more great reads for kids, check out our Fun to Read page – it links you to reading lists, if you likes, interactive quizzes and lots more.

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Battle Bunny

Have you ever got a book as a present that is a little bit too young for you? Alexander did. His Gran Gran got him Birthday Bunny, and a story about a cute bunny who receives thoughtful gifts from his friends is not exciting enough for Alex. So he decides to make some modifications to turn Birthday Bunny into Battle Bunny!Battle Bunny

Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett (and Alex!) have created a book where cute Birthday Bunny, through Alex’s drawings and changes to the book, transforms into Battle Bunny, an evil genius who wants to rule the world! Featuring appearances from Barack Obama, megatron bombs, the Robot Police Force and a monster zombie rocket, Battle Bunny is an awesome book! One of the best things about it is that once you’ve read it, you can print out your own copy of Birthday Bunny to scribble over and change into whatever story you want.

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