Posted: Monday 1st January 2018
If you are looking for a great book for younger readers, then the Reading Agency are pleased to share with you their favourite children's books published this year.
Including poems, picture books perfect for bedtime, and lighthearted tales they can read by themselves, we hope the whole family join in!
Luna Loves Library Day by Joseph Coelho and Fiona Lumbers
Luna loves library day: that’s the day she spends with her dad. Exploring the shelves they find magic, mystery and even start to mend their own history.
Oi Cat by Kes Gray and Jim Field
According to Frog …
Cats sit on gnats,
Dogs sit on logs,
Raccoons sit on macaroons,
Armadillos sit on pillows and
Chicks sit on bricks.
But wait! Cat doesn’t like sitting on gnats, they keep biting his bottom!
Will Frog and Dog help him change the rules?
We’re All Wonders by RJ Palacio
Wonder is the unforgettable story of August Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. Discover the Wonder message with this brilliant picture book, starring Auggie and his dog Daisy on an original adventure.
Laugh Out Loud by James Patterson
Jimmy loves reading so much that he's inspired to start a book company for kids - run by kids. with a Ferris wheel instead of an elevator, a bowling alley in the break room, and a river filled with floating books!
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis
Aventurine is the fiercest, bravest kind of dragon, and she’s ready to prove it to her family by leaving the safety of their mountain cave and capturing the most dangerous prey of all: a human.
Overheard in a Tower Block: Poems by Joseph Coelho and Kate Milner
Gazing at the stars from five storeys up, smelling the bins from five storeys below. Overheard arguments, overheard laughter. A disappearing father and a Mermaid-Queen mother; statues that sing for flesh and blood; bullies who kick you under the table; perfect red trainers – and the things that lurk in the library…
Polar Bear Explorers’ Club by Alex Bell and Tomislav Tomic
Join Stella Starflake Pearl and her three fellow explorers as they trek across the snowy Icelands and come face-to-face with frost fairies, snow queens, outlaw hideouts, unicorns, pygmy dinosaurs and carnivorous cabbages . . .
Kick by Mitch Johnson
Budi’s plan is simple. He’s going to be a star. Budi’s going to play for the greatest team on earth, instead of sweating over each stitch he sews, each football boot he makes. But one unlucky kick brings Budi’s world crashing down. Now he owes the Dragon, the most dangerous man in Jakarta. Soon it isn’t only Budi’s dreams at stake, but his life.