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7 books to gobble down at breakfast time

Books don’t just have to be for bedtime! We love catching up with our favourite books as we slurp our morning cereal and get ready for the day ahead. Whether you’re an early-riser or a constant sleepyhead, we’ve put together our top tales to add some get-up-and-go to your morning routine.


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The ignore-your-alarm-clock-twenty-times person: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down

Greg Heffley HATES getting up in the morning. If this sounds familiar try tucking into Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down with your morning cereal. Packed full of laughs and a great new adventure with best friends Greg and Rowley, it will wake you up with a chuckle and make you excited to see your own BFFs.

The up-before-anyone-else person: Murder Most Unladylike

Are you up before anyone else, solving problems and planning your day ahead? Then you’re just like super-sleuths Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong in Murder Most Unladylike. After setting up their own detective society, Hazel and Daisy discover a murder in their own school and must get to the bottom of the crime before the killer strikes again. Daring and determined, this story will wake you up with a bang and make you hungry for the day’s adventures! 

The end-up-wearing-your-breakfast person: Worst Witch

Poor Mildred Hubble is always getting in a mess.  Usually, it’s a spell that’s gone wrong or sometimes she even crashes her broomstick! She tries her hardest but she’s just a little bit clumsy. If this sounds familiar then The Worst Witch will make you feel better about that spilt orange juice or dropped toast – after all, things always work out well in the end.  

The always-running-for-your-bus person: Tilly and the Time Machine

Do you always wish you had a little bit more time in the morning? Well, what you need is a time machine, and Tilly has just that! When Tilly’s dad gets stuck in the past only she can save him. Luckily, Tilly’s a bit of an inventor too, and just like her, you’ll be ready to overcome anything (and catch that bus) with some quick thinking and problem solving.

The up-to-mischief-in-the-morning person: There’s a Monster in Your Book

Wake up with a wiggle and shake of your sleepy head with There’s a Monster in Your Book. Shake, shout, spin, tickle and tilt the book, to help get the little blue rascal out of this interactive book. If you like a little mischief with your cereal, then this read-aloud story will start the day with a splash of giggles and a sprinkling of fun. 

The can’t-find-your-sports-kit person: Thrills, Skills and Molehills: The Beautiful Game

If you’re always rushing around trying to find your missing boots and lost socks then this is perfect morning read for you. YouTube star and Sunday League football phenomenon ChrisMD shares all his secrets, training tricks and top-level dietary regime (a sausage roll from the village cafe, please and thank you). Armed with fun facts to share with your friends, you’ll look forward to finally making it out the door and onto the pitch for your P.E class. 

The jumping-out-of-bed-with-a-spring-in-your-step person: James and the Giant Peach

Are you as lively as a grasshopper? As swift as a spider? As lovely as a ladybird? Then you should meet some of the many fascinating creatures in James and the Giant Peach. One of Roald Dahl’s biggest adventures, James and the Giant Peach will send you phizzwhizzing into the day with a most-marvellous spring in your step! 

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