Dr. Rhys Jones recommends:
The Animal World Encyclopaedia by Hamlyn
I used to go to bed early and thumb through the pages of this book to find new animals that I had never heard of - like the echidna which eventually led me to Australia and a quest that was the start of my BBC career.
Deacon Manu recommends:
Bible Stories are great for reading to my children - with lots of little books put together so you can read to them in short bits.
Liam Williams recommends:
The Twits by Roald Dahl
The Twits by Roald Dahl is a great book for reading with kids as it’s so disgusting and funny but has a good message.
Ross Divorty, Wales and Halifax, recommends:
Carrie by Steven King
I love horror books and this is one of my favourites. Carrie is no ordinary girl; she is an outcast teenager with a frightening power. Once you start reading a Stephen King book it is impossible to put it down!
Peter Lupton, Wales and Workington, recommends:
Proxima by Stephen Baxter
Stephen Baxter writes some of the best science fiction books and this latest offering doesn’t disappoint. It’s set in the 27th century and tells the amazing tale of how we colonise a harsh new Eden, and the secret we find there that will change our role in the Universe for ever. It’s terrifically imagined and addictively compelling.
Danny Jones, Wales and Keighly, recommends:
Dark Entries by Ian Rankin
I don’t always have enough time to sit down to read a long novel (though I do love reading) so something like a graphic novel fits better into my lifestyle. Dark Entries features John Constantine who is hired by a TV company to take part in their latest project. It’s a big brother style show that has housemates in a building with no contact with the outside world, and where scary things will happen. Those should be controlled by the TV company, but scary things are happening that they've no control over. Step in John to find what's up.
John Griffiths, Minister for Culture and Sport recommends:
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
“It is an inspirational story about the struggle of the common man against overwhelming odds."
Roy Noble recommends:
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
I would recommend a book by Robert Louis Stevenson, who wrote Treasure Island. R.L.Stevenson was a great adventure story teller and, as well as Treasure Island, boys should also read ' Kidnapped', a tale of adventure in the Highlands of Scotland in the middle of the 18th century after Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated.