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Ed's Reading Room - the free website to help parents, grandparents and teachers who want to help kids read better. Here are this month's book selections for Year 1 and 2 which you can buy now by clicking on the icon next to the text for each Book of the Month.

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The Night Box
The Night Box by Louise Greig
Egmont ISBN 9781405283762

When Max turns the key in the Night Box, darkness swoops out and spills into the world. Thousands of stars begin to sparkle. Birds and animals that prefer the night-time come out to play. Meanwhile Max is tucked up in his soft, warm bed with his bear. Then when it is the turn of Night to fall asleep, Max opens the box and out comes Day. It is time for a new song to begin. This is a wonderfully atmospheric story about the magic of night-time. The beautiful illustrations enhance the calmness and serenity of this enchanting tale.

 
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The No 1 Car Spotter Fights the Factory by Atinuke
Walker ISBN 9781406343472

No 1 gets his name from being the No 1 car spotter in his village or even in the whole of Africa. Although his village might not look very special, it is his family's home and where they grow and catch their food. Good news comes that his father will be back from working in the city as a new factory is giving work to the locals. And the owner of the factory, to No 1's delight, owns a Bugatti! But all is not what it seems. When problems start to arise, will No 1 be able to use his ingenuity to put things right? Here is the latest book about this fantastic character. It is brilliantly written and with its lively illustrations will entertain young readers from start to finish.

The No 1 Car Spotter Fights the Factory
 
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