New children’s digital magazine titles

Who needs paper magazines when you can download and keep the digital ones for free? If you haven’t tried Zinio yet, then you’d better give it a go!

There are heaps of cool magazines available, and we’ve just added two new ones that are especially for you!

We’ve had Horrible Histories for a while now, and it’s really popular. We’ve just added Cricket and Faces.


Faces helps kids understand how people in other countries live. Each issue focuses on a different culture – from Vietnam to Egypt to Haiti – including stories about daily life, folk tales, and engaging articles about history and traditions of the people and their culture.

Perhaps no other single magazine has inspired generations of readers as Cricket has. Well-known for its high-quality fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and brilliant illustrations, Cricket has intelligent, imaginative content that encourages readers to develop their own, unique creativity.

Download your copy from Zinio today.



Top 10 Reserves for August

August is very exciting! We have the first non-fiction title in the top 10 –  London Olympics 2012!  Also – look for the latest Skulduggery Pleasant and Artemis Fowl books.

1. Mark of Athena, Rick Riordan – New – 3rd time on the list, 2nd at #1 – 3rd book in the Heroes of Olympus series.

2. Guardian Angel, Robert Muchamore –  New – also 3rd time on the list, 2nd at #2, 2nd book in the Cherub series.

3. Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers, Dav Pilkey  –  New – up from #4 last month.

4. Yellowfang’s Secret, Erin Hunter –  New –  up from #5 last month, 5th book in the Super Edition Arc.

5. Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian, Eion Colfer –  the 8th and final novel in the Artemis Fowl series.

6. Return of the Vampire, Geronimo Stilton –  can Creepella and her family and friends help Grandpa Frankenstein’s friend, the vampire save his castle?

7. Big Book of Billie B. Brown, Sally Rippin –  New – this is Billie’s 3rd month on the top 10!

8. The London Olympics 2012, Nick Hunter – this is the first non-fiction book on the top 10 list!

9. Thea Stilton and the Secret of the Old Castle, Thea Stilton – join the Thea Sisters as they travel to Scotland to find their missing friend Bridget.

10. Kingdom of the Wicked, Derek Landy –  New – the 7th book in the Skulduggery Pleasant series marks the beginning of the final trilogy.