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Must-read books for kids and teens

From Pharrell Williams’ book, Happy, to Divergent and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, CNA has some awesome books that will unleash your child’s imagination for World Book Day. Check out our top 9 books below and get yours at a CNA near you.


  1. Richelle Mead – Soundless for 174.90

A mix of Eastern magic and epic fantasy! If you’re a fan of Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series, then her new book Soundless will not disappoint. This Chinese folklore-inspired tale takes place in a secluded mountain top village where the villagers have been silent for decades. One of the villagers, Fei, can neither hear nor speak until one night she is awoken by a loud sound. While she can’t explain her miraculous hearing, she uses it as a weapon to save her village. The mythology of ancient China might be unfamiliar to many, but one can relate to the human characteristics of heroism, romance and endless adventure.


  1. Veronica Roth – The Divergent Series: Allegiant for 184.90

Written from Beatrice (Tris) and Tobias’ (Four) perspective, one realises just how different these two characters view the newly-discovered world around them, in the final instalment of Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy. There is a twist to the plot as loyalty and love are tested and difficult choices have to be made. This special issue contains cover artwork from the major blockbuster movie series and never-before-seen bonus content. The movie adaption, The Divergent Series: Allegiant, is coming to our screens on 18 March this year and stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Ansel Elgort.


  1. John Boyne – The Boy at the Top of the Mountain for 220.90

Pierrot, an orphan boy, must leave his home in Paris to join his aunt Beatrix, who is a servant in Adolf Hitler’s home at the top of the German mountains. Under Hitler’s wing, Pierrot heads into a downward spiral of emotional darkness as his innocence is corrupted. He is overcome by a sense of power and does not realise the lasting effect of his actions on his loved ones and his conscience. Is it too late to change or will he live a life filled with regret?


  1. Zoe Sugg – Girl Online On Tour for 229.90

Girl Online On Tour is the sequel to Girl Online from well-known Youtube vlogger, Zoe Snugg. Penny Porter is a 16-year-old blogger who joins Noah Flynn, her rock star boyfriend, on his tour. From threatening fan messages to Noah’s hectic schedule and not-so-welcoming bandmates, she soon finds out that the touring lifestyle is not as glamorous as it seems to be. She misses her family, her best friend and her blog, Girl Online. This makes her wonder... does she stay in this relationship with her first love while following his dream, or should she be true to herself and pursue her own passions?


  1. Lauren Kate – Unforgiven for 169.90

According to Lauren Kate, the author of the bestselling Fallen series, Unforgiven is a story about second chances and above all, a testament to the power of love. Fallen angel and resident bad boy, Cam is trying to win back his lost love Lilith by entering into a deal with Lucifer. Cam learns that Lilith has been in one hell after the other for centuries. Cam accepts the deal that if he does not win Lilith’s heart in two weeks, he will become Lucifer’s slave forever. Will Cam succeed in his quest for his true love or will he go back to hell?


  1. Rick Riordan – Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer for 219.90

If you are a Percy Jackson fan, then this is definitely the book for you! In this epic story we are introduced to Magnus Chase – the son of a Nordic god. Magnus dies at the beginning of the book and in death, becomes a hero. We follow his quest into the Viking world and learn about Norse mythology and legends. In his adventure, he meets up with friends that help him save the human race from doomsday.


  1. Pharrel Williams – Happy for 234.90

In Grammy Award winner Pharrell Williams’ own words: “If this book makes one child ask him or herself, ‘What makes me happy?’, then we’ve done our job.” Pharrell’s chart-topping song “Happy” is now a picture book full of lively photographs of gleeful, multicultural kids, celebrating what it means to be happy. This picture book evokes the same joyful emotion as the cheery song when turning each page of unforgettable, treasurable childhood moments. It’s a must-have and the message to be happy is contagious. Spread the happiness!


  1. Jeff kinney – Diary of Wimpy Kid: Old School (Book 10) for 219.90

The 10th book in the Diary of Wimpy Kid series, Greg Heffley’s mom tries to get the whole town to go electronics-free for a weekend and clean up the park. As usual, Greg gets up to his old tricks and wonders how technology and humans will change when he gets older. Will he survive the electronics-free weekend? Or is old school too hard for a kid like Greg?


  1. James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein – House of Robots 02: Robots Go Wild for 219.90

A heartfelt story that you will remember forever! Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez has a bro-robot called E. His sister, Maddie, is bedridden and E has to fill her place at school. Sadly E breaks down and Sammy has to find a way to fix his bro-robot and help his family. Will he be able to do it? Find out in the wonderful read.

Megan Moos