Books beginning with: G

  • Galloglass

    Author: Scarlett Thomas
    Publisher: Canongate

    In this third volume of the Worldquake Sequence, the friends continue on their quest to protect the universe from a sinister organisation from the shadowy Underworld. An inventive fantasy adventure that will keep older readers turning the pages. 

  • Game On

    Author: Bali Rai
    Publisher: Barrington Stoke

    Rai's pacy short novel, in Barrington Stoke's usual dyslexia-friendly format, grips throughout, and will particularly engage football-mad reluctant readers.

  • Gamer

    Author: Chris Bradford
    Publisher: Barrington Stoke

    Scott struggles to survive on the streets of a post-apocalyptic world. His only way out is to get into the Virtual Kombat gaming tournament, but will he ever be able to leave it again? A fast-paced thriller that keeps the reader engaged through every twist and turn. 

  • Gamerunner

    Author: B. R. Collins
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books

    Collins’ fourth teen novel is dark, intense and disturbingly prophetic

  • Gaming Record Breakers

    Author: Clive Gifford design by Jake Da’Costa and WildPixel Ltd
    Publisher: Carlton Kids

    Presented in a colourful, large paperback with each double-page spread dedicated to either a different game or gaming-related topic, this is an ideal read for any gaming-mad kid.

  • Gang Leader for a Day

    Author: Sudhir Venkatesh
    Publisher: Penguin

    Sudhir Venkatesh the young sociologist who became famous in Freakonomics (Why do drug dealers still live with their moms?) describes his time living with the gangs on the Southside of Chicago

  • Gangsta Granny

    Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross
    Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

    Ben hates visiting his Granny every Friday night while his parents go to ballroom dancing. Then he discovers Granny isn't quite what she seems, and life takes a dramatic turn for the better.

  • Gary’s Banana Drama

    Author: Jane Massey
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster

    When Gary the gorilla runs out of bananas he is forced to go out and find more but although he sees bananas everywhere, he can’t eat a single one of them! Hilarious and packed with visual puns.  

  • Gaslight

    Author: Eloise Williams
    Publisher: Firefly

    This brilliantly evocative take on Cardiff in 1899 will take young readers on a heartstopping ride as they follow Nansi's quest to find out the truth about what happened to her missing mother.

  • Gathering Blue

    Author: Lois Lowry
    Publisher: HarperCollins

    Being disabled from birth, Kira was supposed to be taken to the Field, where the dead and 'useless' are left to be eaten by beasts. But Kira's mother protected her and she grew up to be a talented weaver.

  • Gathering Voices

    Author: Kris Humphrey Illustrator: Chellie Carroll
    Publisher: Stripes

    The third in a series of four fantasy books set in the Kingdom of Meridina, which is being laid to waste by the demonic Narlaw - and can only be saved by the magical Whisperers.

  • Gatty's Tale

    Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland
    Publisher: Hachette

    Field-girl Gatty is called upon to accompany the serene Lady Gwyneth de Ewloe and a band of others on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

  • Geek Girl

    Author: Holly Smale
    Publisher: HarperCollins

    Everyone at school knows Harriet Manners is a geek.

  • Geek Girl: Forever Geek

    Author: Holly Smale
    Publisher: HarperCollins

    Holly Smale waves farewell to Harriet Manners in the perfect ending to her hilarious, thoughtful and emotional Geek Girl series.

  • Geekhood: Close Encounters of the Girl Kind

    Author: Andy Robb
    Publisher: Stripes Publishing

    This is a very funny book about the trials and tribulations of growing up, portraying adolescent confusion and fear of change with humour and sensitivity.

  • Geis

    Author: Alexis Deacon
    Publisher: Nobrow

    The chief of her tribe is dying, and has no heir. To decide the rulership of her kingdom after her death, she calls fifty warriors to her bedside to send them on a quest: they will be transported to the edges of the kingdom, and have to make it back before dawn.

  • Geis 2: A Game Without Rules

    Author: Alexis Deacon
    Publisher: Nobrow

    In this sequel to Geis: A Matter of Life and Death, Alexis Deacon creates a darker, perilous fairytale, in which his characters have to be wily to escape and win. An original, edgy and haunting graphic novel, which will appeal to adventure and fantasy fans.

  • Gentleman Jim

    Author: Raymond Briggs
    Publisher: Vintage

    The life of toilet attendant Jim Bloggs is pretty dreary and his great wish is to escape. Will he manage to do so? Briggs' story is funny and uplifting, with beautiful, delicate illustrations - a charming story for dreamers.

  • Gently, Bentley!

    Author: Caragh Buxton
    Publisher: Child’s Play

    This tale of an energetic and clumsy rhino tells the important message of not rushing around and being aware of your surroundings and others. Accompanied with quirky illustrations, this is a simple and soothing story for young ones.

  • George

    Author: Alex Gino
    Publisher: Scholastic

    This short, sweet story of embracing your true self and trusting those around you is a light read for such a heavy topic, which tackles transgender identification. Gino keeps the story simple and the voice friendly.

  • George and the Big Bang

    Author: Lucy & Stephen Hawking Illustrator: Garry Parsons
    Publisher: Doubleday

    Children with a strong interest in science will enjoy the scientific theories and essays about how the universe began

  • George and the Dragon

    Author: Chris Wormell
    Publisher: Random House

    The dragon in this tale is a fire-breathing beast, but there's one thing that makes him cower in fear.

  • George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt

    Author: Lucy & Stephen Hawking Illustrator: Garry Parsons
    Publisher: Corgi

    George's best friend Annie needs help. Her scientist father, Eric, is working on a space project - and it's all going wrong.

  • George's Dragon

    Author: Claire Freedman Illustrator: Russell Julian
    Publisher: Scholastic

    Freedman and Julian reveal the problems which arise when parents don't realise the difference between baby dragons and lizards in a pet shop!

  • George's Secret Key to the Universe

    Author: Lucy and Stephen Hawking Illustrator: Gary Parsons
    Publisher: Random House

    This original and very readable adventure story is beautifully presented and packed with fascinating facts and full colour photos of real images from space

  • Geronimo - The Dog Who Thinks He’s a Cat

    Author: Jessie Wall Illustrator: Emily Stanbury
    Publisher: Wacky Bee

    Geronimo is a mixed-up puppy who thinks he is a cat! A funny and entertaining story for beginner readers.

  • Get Me Out of Here!

    Author: Andy McNab and Phil Earle Illustrator: Robin Boyden
    Publisher: Scholastic

    This exhilarating story is written by Andy (SAS) McNab, together with Phil Earle. The adrenaline-pumping-pace and unashamed use of slang is a reminder that reading is ultimately about enjoyment and opening readers’ eyes to new experiences.

  • Get That Ball

    Author: Judy Corbalis and Korky Paul
    Publisher: Andersen Press

    Tom and his Granny are playing football, but when Granny kicks the ball way over the bar, it's off on a massive adventure... Excellent fun with illustrations rich in detail.

  • Getting Ready

    Author: Illustrator: Cocoretto
    Publisher: Child’s Play

    Time to get up! Pull back the covers and choose your clothes. Getting ready for the day is made both fun and interactive in this touch-and-feel book. An irresistible tactile treat.

  • Ghost

    Author: Jason Reynolds Illustrator: Selom Sunu
    Publisher: Knights Of

    Three years ago Ghost’s dad chased him and his mum down the road with a gun. His dad got ten years in prison, and Ghost learned how to run. Ghost has never thought of athletics as a sporting option – basketball is his thing. But now, after challenging a sprinter to a race at the local track, he’s won himself a place on an elite running team.

  • Ghost Boys

    Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    Publisher: Orion

    In Chicago, a white police officer shoots and kills black 12-year-old Jerome, mistaking his toy gun for a real one. As a ghost, young Jerome witnesses the aftermath of his death. A beautiful and tragic book that unfortunately feels very necessary.

  • Ghost Hawk

    Author: Susan Cooper
    Publisher: Bodley Head Children's Books

    Set in 17th century America, this is the story of Little Hawk and the young settler to whom he becomes irrevocably and fatally linked.

  • Ghost Knight

    Author: Cornelia Funke Translator: Oliver Latsch Illustrator: Andrea Offermann
    Publisher: Orion Children's Books

    At his new boarding school in Salisbury, Jon finds himself contronted by a terrifying and vengeful gang of ghosts that no one else can see.

  • Ghost Stadium

    Author: Tom Palmer
    Publisher: Barrington Stoke

    Three boys go camping in the abandoned Northface football stadium. But all is not as it seems. Tom Palmer's Ghost Stadium is a fast-paced and properly spooky ghost story. The book will suit reluctant readers as the exciting mystery will grab their attention. 

  • Ghost World

    Author: Daniel Clowes
    Publisher: Jonathan Cape

    This is an examination of the lives of two recent high school graduates from the advantaged perch of a constant and undetectable eavesdropper, with the shaky detachment of a scientist who has grown fond of the prize microbes in his petri dish.

  • Ghost Writer

    Author: Julia Jarman
    Publisher: Andersen

    Frankie Ruggles has just moved to a new school. Not only does he have to cope with explaining his dyslexia, but he's also visited by the ghost of a Victorian boy.

  • Ghosts of Shanghai

    Author: Julian Sedgwick
    Publisher: Hodder Children's Books

    The Shanghai Ghost Society run into trouble in the real and spiritual world when they try and hunt down restless ghosts.

  • Ghosts of the Forest

    Author: Steve Backshall
    Publisher: Orion Children's Books

    Following on from Tiger Wars, this second installment of The Falcon Chronicles continues the story of Saker and Sinter.

  • Ghostyshocks and the Three Scares

    Author: Laurence Anholt Illustrator: Arthur Robins
    Publisher: Hachette

    Ghostyshocks is terrified of everything. When she enters a deserted cottage in the forest, she is so nervous that she spills food down her dress and breaks a chair.

  • Gigantosaurus

    Author: Jonny Duddle
    Publisher: Templar

    Wonderfully characterised and atmospheric illustrations complement humorous rhyming text in a story that will appeal to young dinosaur-lovers. Ideal for reading to groups as plenty of repetition will encourage youngsters to join in.

  • Giggle Giggle What’s So Funny?

    Author: Ben Mantle
    Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

    Giggle, giggle, what's so funny? Is it two barmy ballet dancers jumping and jiggling? An exercising octopus all puffed out? Or perhaps there is a totally tickle-tastic answer?

  • Ginger

    Author: Charlotte Voake
    Publisher: Walker Books

    Ginger has the perfect cat life - fed, warm and cared for. You know, made to feel special. Until, that is, his life is turned upside-down by the arrival of a kitten.

  • Ginger and the Mystery Visitor

    Author: Charlotte Voake
    Publisher: Walker Books

    The little girl who looks after Ginger the kitten has a kind heart, and when a mystery cat becomes a regular visitor at dinner time she worries how to find out if he belongs to anyone.

  • Giraffe Problems

    Author: Jory John Illustrator: Lane Smith
    Publisher: Walker Books

    Giraffe has decided he doesn’t like his neck. It’s too long, too bendy; it’s just too… necky. Lane Smith’s stunning illustrations are a perfect match for Jory John’s hilarious text, which also has an important and timeless message of self-worth and body positivity.

  • Giraffes Can't Dance

    Author: Giles Andreae Illustrator: Guy Parker Rees
    Publisher: Hachette

    Rhyming text and vibrant full-page illustrations make this marvellous picture book perfect for reading aloud.

  • Girl 15 Charming But Insane

    Author: Sue Limb
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books

    Laugh-out-loud funny, a riotous take on Jane Austen’s Emma that is both snazzy and very contemporary

  • Girl 38: Finding a Friend

    Author: Ewa Jozefkowicz Illustrator: Anna Hymas
    Publisher: Zephyr

    The intertwining stories of school friendships and frenemies, World War Two Poland, and the otherworldly sci-fi setting of Girl 38’s planetary exploration sounds like a strange mix, but works perfectly. 

  • Girl Hearts Girl

    Author: Lucy Sutcliffe
    Publisher: Scholastic

    A real-life memoir about a young person coming to terms with her sexuality and her 'coming out', as well as her first relationship, this is a positive and upbeat read about being comfortable in your own skin that will inspire any young person.

  • Girl on a Plane

    Author: Miriam Moss
    Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd

    Anna has spent the summer with her family in Bahrain and is on her way back to boarding school in England. Minutes into her flight, the plane is hijacked. A tense psychological thriller based on true events.

  • Girl Online

    Author: Zoe Sugg
    Publisher: Penguin Books

    This is the first book from Zoe Sugg, better known as Youtube star Zoella. Dealing with many issues that will be familiar to Zoella's millions of  fans.

  • Girl Out of Water

    Author: Nat Luurtsema
    Publisher: Walker Books

    From Olympic swimming hopeful to social outcast - the story of Lou Brown's fall from superstardom to awkward outsider is witty and engaging with a dose of brutal truth. A perfect beach read for teens.

  • Girl vs Boy Band: The Right Track

    Author: Harmony Jones
    Publisher: Bloomsbury

    When Teddy Reese (school heartthrob) asks Lark to play guitar with him in the talent show, she just can't. It would mean revealing her two biggest secrets: she's a gifted singer-songwriter herself, but also suffers crippling stage-fright.

  • Girl with a White Dog

    Author: Anne Booth
    Publisher: Catnip Publishing

    Jessie is delighted when she finds a beautiful white puppy at Gran's house. But then Gran starts becoming confused, and saying strange things about their new pet.

  • Girls Can Vlog: Lucy Locket Online Disaster

    Author: Emma Moss
    Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books

    A new country, new home, and now a new school. Lucy misses her friends, her stammer is worse than ever, and now school bully Dakota has made an extremely embarrassing video of Lucy’s disastrous first day and posted it online for everyone to see.

  • Girls FC: Do Goalkeepers Wear Tiaras?

    Publisher: Walker Books

    Megan Fawcett loves football - but the teacher in charge of her school team never seems to notice her. Could she finally get her chance to play when she visits her aunt, who works at a football club? A hugely engaging, easy to read story.

  • Girls in Love

    Author: Jacqueline Wilson Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
    Publisher: Random House

    Ellie, whose mother died when she was young, misses her love and advice terribly, particularly when it comes to the ever-difficult area of boys.

  • Girls Under Pressure

    Author: Jacqueline Wilson Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
    Publisher: Random House

    Ellie feels like the ugly duckling beside her slim, gorgeous friends Magda and Nadine. She decides to go on a diet, but she soon gets carried away with her plan to lose weight.

  • Girls Who Rocked the World

    Author: Michelle Roehm McCann and Amelie Welden
    Publisher: Simon and Schuster

    This fun and fascinating collection celebrates women who left their mark on history before the age of 20. Featuring a diverse range of women, and written in a chatty style, this book will inspire any girl (or boy) to go out there and rock the world themselves.

  • Girls, Goddesses & Giants

    Author: Lari Don
    Publisher: Bloomsbury

    This book contains twelve short stories from different cultures around the world. The selection is, as the title suggests, heroine stories, retold from traditional legends and folklore and in each one it's a girl who saves the day. The villains include the Baba Yaga, who eats children for supper, a shape-shifting demon who can't be killed by any man or god, …

  • Gita: The Battle of the Worlds

    Author: Sonal Sachdev Patel and Jemma Wayne-Kattan Illustrator: Soumitra Ranade
    Publisher: Harper Collins

    A captivating story, based around the Hindu epic Mahabharata, which explores the inner battle raging within Dev when his father dies. Gita is a great text for discussing difficult emotions but also an adventurous romp, full of cartoon-like artwork. 

  • Give Me Shelter

    Author: Editor: Tony Bradman
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln

    Told through the eyes of children, this moving collection of short stories focuses on the experiences of asylum seekers from all over the world.

  • Give Peas A Chance

    Author: Morris Gleitzman
    Publisher: Puffin

    Fifteen funny stories, at times comic, wry, whimsical, moving, off-the-wall and downright hilarious, make up this brilliant book.

  • Give Us a Smile, Cinderella

    Author: Steve Smallman Illustrator: Marcin Piwowarski
    Publisher: QED Publishing

    A comical re-telling of a children's classic with a powerful message about brushing your teeth.

  • Glass Sword

    Author: Victoria Aveyard
    Publisher: Orion Books

    Mare Barrow's abilities have set her apart from her family and friends. Glass Sword sees her involved in both political and physical battles - which could have wide-reaching consequences.

  • Glitch

    Author: Sarah Graley
    Publisher: Scholastic

    Izzy and her friend Eric just can’t wait for Dungeon City to arrive – until Izzy find that she’s sucked into the game. Sarah Graley’s fantastic and fun games-themed new comic novel is perfect for 8-11s, gaming-mad or not.

  • Gloria’s Voice

    Author: Aura Lewis
    Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books

    An inspirational picture book biography of an amazing woman: the feminist, journalist and activist Gloria Steinem. Aura Lewis’ dreamy, girly 70s-style watercolour illustration makes for a beautiful read for all children with a passion for justice.

  • Go Saddle the Sea

    Author: Joan Aiken
    Publisher: Random House

    In this historical novel, young hero Felix travels from Spain to England, encountering all manner of adventures along the way.

  • Go To Bed

    Author: Emma Lynch
    Publisher: Pearson UK

    Go to Bed explores a variety of beds, nests and homes around the world, allowing parents and teachers to support children as they develop their own reading skills.

  • Go to Sleep or I Let Loose the Leopard

    Author: Steve Cole Illustrator: Bruce Ingman
    Publisher: Jonathan Cape

    It's bedtime for Joe and Ellie, or at least it should be, but they’d much rather be playing at Mattress Monsters, Pirate Chief Pyjamas and Wresting Wild Wardrobes than going to sleep.

  • Go Wild in the Woods: An Adventure Handbook

    Author: Goldie Hawk Illustrator: Rachael Saunders
    Publisher: Nosy Crow

    This fantastically comprehensive handbook for young woodland explorers is packed full of ideas about how to make the most of the great outdoors, striking the perfect balance between having fun and staying safe.

  • Go, Go, Pirate Boat

    Author: Katrina Charman Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
    Publisher: Bloomsbury

    A bold and witty pirate picture book, illustrated by the masterful Nick Sharratt, designed to be sung to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat. Preschoolers will love learning everything there is to know about pirates!

  • Goat Goes to Playgroup

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
    Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

    Julia Donaldson reassures newcomers to playgroups everywhere in this picture book with a simple rhyming text. Nick Sharratt’s bright, bold illustrations will also prompt plenty of conversations with little ones.

  • Goblins

    Author: Philip Reeve
    Publisher: Marion Lloyd Books

    The dark towers of Clovenstone are home to several bands of goblins who spend their time squabbling and fighting each other. But Skarper is different: he is inquisitive and clever.

  • Goddess Girls: Athena the Brain

    Author: Joan Holub and Suzanne Morgan Williams
    Publisher: Atom

    One morning a mystery scroll arrives for Athena, revealing that she is not a mere mortal, but is in fact the goddess daughter of Zeus, and has been summoned to enrol in Mount Olympus Academy.

  • Gods and Warriors: The Outsiders

    Author: Michelle Paver
    Publisher: Puffin Books

    In the first installment of a historical trilogy set during the Mycean Bronze Age, goatherd Hylas and High Priestess's daughter Pirra find themselves thrown together on a mysterious island.

  • Goggle-Eyes

    Author: Anne Fine
    Publisher: Penguin

    Kitty is not only a great storyteller, she is also the world's leading expert in mothers with unwanted boyfriends.

  • Going Batty

    Author: John Agard Illustrator: Michael Broad
    Publisher: Barrington Stoke

    Dyslexia-friendly, super-readable, illustrated story about a girl whose school project (and a hidden colony in the attic) makes her face up to her greatest fear.

  • Going Home

    Author: Cliff McNish
    Publisher: Orion Children's Books

    Vicky works for Happy Paws Rescue Centre where she tries to find new homes for the 'No-Hopers of the kennels'.

  • Going to Mecca

    Author: Na'ima B Robert Illustrator: Valentina Cavallini
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln

    This evocative and accessible picture book invites youngsters to journey to Mecca and experience the joys, hardships and rituals of the Hajj with a Muslim family travelling from the West.

  • Going to the Volcano

    Author: Andy Stanton Illustrator: Miguel Ordonez
    Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books

    Dwayne is heading off with Jane to look at the volcano. But when they get there, they have a bit of a shock! This hilarious and anarchic picture book from the author of the Mr Gum series is ideal for reading aloud.

  • Goldilocks

    Author: Allan Ahlberg Illustrator: Jessica Ahlberg
    Publisher: Walker Books

    Favourite author Allan Ahlberg retells the favourite story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears in a host of different ways in this delightful book

  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    Author: Valeri Gorbachev
    Publisher: NorthSouth Books

    When a young girl walking in the woods discovers an empty house that belongs to a family of bears, she sets about making herself comfortable...

  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    Author: Estelle Corke
    Publisher: Child's Play

    The much-loved story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is retold in this story from Child's Play's Flip-up Fairy Tale series.

  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    Author: Tony Ross
    Publisher: Anderson press

    This is a lovely re-telling of the classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears story, with sturdy board pages for little hands to turn. Tony Ross' beautiful illustrations are absolutely delightful and really bring the tale to life.

  • Goldilocks on CCTV

    Author: John Agard Illustrator: Satoshi Kitamura
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

    By turns funny, poignant and insightful Agard’s poems are told with a direct and distinctive voice

  • Gone

    Author: Michael Grant
    Publisher: Egmont

    Fourteen year old Sam Templeton is having a completely normal day until his teacher disappearsin the middle of a class. But he soon discovers that it isn't only their teacher who is gone - everyone over the age of fifteen has inexplicably disappeared from the small town of Perdido Beach.

  • Good Day, Good Night

    Author: Margaret Wise Brown Illustrator: Loren Long
    Publisher: Harper Collins Children's

    From the author of the children's classic Goodnight Moon, this charming tale of a bunny saying hello to their world in the morning and goodnight when the sun comes down is a lovely way to think about the day.

  • Good Dog Lion

    Author: Alexander McCall Smith Illustrator: David Dean
    Publisher: Barrington Stoke

    A heart-warming African adventure, about a kind boy and a special dog, decorated with beautiful African borders and hot, sunny illustrations.

  • Good Dog McTavish

    Author: Meg Rosoff Illustrator: Grace Easton
    Publisher: Barrington Stoke

    When fluffy pooch McTavish moves in, he finds his new family in quite a pickle. But not to worry because he's sure he’ll have them retrained in no time at all. A charming and heartwarming short novel, full of spark, keen observations and sly humour.

  • Good Dog, Bad Dog: Double Identity

    Author: Dave Shelton
    Publisher: The Phoenix Presents

    Kirk Bergman and Duncan McBoo are back: the dog detectives are on a cinematic case that gets them caught up in the movie business. The Phoenix continues to showcase the best in contemporary comics.

  • Good Little Wolf

    Author: Nadia Shireen
    Publisher: Jonathan Cape Children's Books

    Rolf is a good little wolf - he likes baking cakes, eating all his vegetables, and is always nice to his friends

  • Good Night Like This

    Author: Mary Murphy
    Publisher: Walker Books

    Beautifully illustrated and with special sparkly purple glitter for extra sleepy time loveliness, this calm and cuddly bedtime read is a must for any bedtime routine.

  • Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

    Author: Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo
    Publisher: Particular Books

    If you're worried that your children experience a lack of female role models in the worlds of science, politics, the arts, history, sport and technology, worry no more!

  • Good Night, Gorilla

    Author: Peggy Rathmann
    Publisher: Egmont Books

    Gorilla has stolen the zoo keeper’s keys! Before he goes home, the zoo keeper walks around the zoo saying 'Good Night'  to all the animals - but Gorilla is sneaking along behind him, unlocking all the cages.

  • Good Night: A Pop-Up Lullaby

    Author: Jan Pieńkowski; paper engineering by Helen Balmer and Martin Taylor
    Publisher: Walker Books

    This joyously varied big hardback pop-up picture book uses rhyme to weave a raft of unusual animals into the bedtime routine, reminding us that maybe snuggling down will actually be quite fun.

  • Goodbye House, Hello House

    Author: Margaret Wild Illustrator: Ann James
    Publisher: Allen & Unwin

    A girl is saying goodbye to everything she’ll miss when she moves house. Happily, there will be plenty of new rooms to say hello to! A wonderful book about saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new, helping children through periods of change.

  • Goodbye Mog

    Author: Judith Kerr
    Publisher: HarperCollins

    Mog helps a new kitten settle into life with the Thomas family afer she passes away.

  • Goodly and Grave In a Bad Case of Kidnap

    Author: Justine Windsor Illustrator: Becka Moor
    Publisher: Harper Collins

    After being duped during an important round of poker, Lucy Goodly finds herself working for the grumpy Lord Grave at the rather unusual Grave Hall.

  • Goodnight Already!

    Author: Jory John Illustrator: Benji Davies
    Publisher: HarperCollins

    Bear gets frustrated when Duck keeps waking him up because he isn't tired

  • Goodnight Digger

    Author: Michelle Robinson Illustrator: Nick East
    Publisher: Puffin Books

    It’s time for bed. A little boy tidies away his toy vehicles and he says goodnight to each of them in turn - his train, plane, bus and of course his favourite - the big yellow digger.

  • Goodnight Everyone

    Author: Chris Haughton
    Publisher: Walker Books

    The visuals are the main appeal of this beautiful bedtime book, which explodes with a fantastic pink-and-purple starry colour palette, as well as having a simple and lulling bedtime story that will help little ones yawn along.

  • Goodnight Mister Tom

    Author: Michelle Magorian
    Publisher: Puffin

    Willie Beech, a lonely and deprived child, is evacuated to a tiny English village just before the  Second World War, and finds himself living with reclusive widower Thomas Oakley.

  • Goodnight Moon

    Author: Margaret Wise Brown & Clement Herd
    Publisher: Two Hoots

    Margaret Wise Brown's comforting, rhythmical text makes Goodnight Moon a timeless picture book, which is known and loved around the world. This gentle bedtime story, which has lulled generations of children to sleep, is the perfect first book to share at bedtime.

  • Goodnight Spaceman

    Author: Michelle Robinson Illustrator: Nick East
    Publisher: Puffin

    Opening with a special letter from the first British ESA astronaut Tim Peake, this rhyming picture book will inspire any child who gazes at the night sky, longing to explore space. Informative, exciting and beautifully illustrated.

  • Goodnight Tiger

    Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Laura Hughes
    Publisher: Little Tiger Press

    The animals in Emily's wallpaper can't get to sleep and they're keeping her awake... so she decides to climb into the wallpaper to show them how to settle down. A fun way to reinforce the idea of a bedtime routine - with lots of laughs along the way.

  • Goodnight Tiptoe

    Author: Polly Dunbar
    Publisher: Walker Books

    This charming book will help children to better understand their own bedtime routine.

  • Goodnight, Baby Moon

    Author: James Mitchem Illustrator: Claire Patane
    Publisher: DK

    The simple story introduces young readers to the moon phases in a lovely, reassuring manner and makes a charming bedtime read.

  • Goose

    Author: Laura Wall
    Publisher: Award Publications

    • Brightly coloured picture book with simple and enchanting illustrations.
    • Sophie meets Goose on a trip to the park and they soon become inseparable.
    • Part of the Goose series, with other titles about the birthdays, school and the zoo.

  • Gorilla

    Author: Anthony Browne
    Publisher: Walker Books

    Hannah's favourite animals in the whole world are gorillas, but her dad is always too busy to take her to the zoo.

  • Gorilla Dawn

    Author: Gill Lewis
    Publisher: Oxford

    This book tells the story of Imara, taken as a small child from her village when rebels raid it, and brainwashed into thinking that she has magical powers.

  • Gormenghast

    Author: Mervyn Peake
    Publisher: Vintage Classics

    Enter the world of Gormenghast, to which the seventy-seventh Earl, Titus Groan, is Lord and heir. It is a kingdom of Byzantine rule and ancient ritual weighed down by centuries of intrigue, treachery, manipulation and murder.

    A classic of the fantasy genre, perfect for those who have finished The Lord of the Rings and are looking to move on to some…

  • Goth Girl and the Fete Worse than Death

    Author: Chris Riddell
    Publisher: Macmillan

    Chris Riddell's third book in the Goth Girl series intrigues and delights with a cakey combination of adventure, love and webbed footnotes.

  • Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

    Author: Chris Riddell
    Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

    Fans of Chris Riddell's Ottoline books will love this quirky story about young heroine Ada Goth.

  • Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony

    Author: Chris Riddell
    Publisher: PanMacmillan

    It's a musical time of year at Ghastly-Gorm Hall, which of course means another eerie mystery for Ada Goth to solve. Lord Goth is throwing a festival, with performances from the most renowned composers in the land. Ada can't wait, but is also preoccupied with the worrying fact that grandmother is trying to find her father a brand new wife, also there's a fau…

  • Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright

    Author: Chris Riddell
    Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books

    While famous writers and their pampered pets gather for a literary dog show at Ghastly-Gorm Hall, Goth Girl Ada has a mystery to solve. This high-speed adventure is penned and illustrated by the children's laureate, Chris Riddell.

  • Grab that Rabbit!

    Author: Polly Faber and Briony May Smith
    Publisher: Pavilion

    Hodge has been eating the carrots in Mrs Sprat’s garden, but gets stuck in the hedge. Will Mrs Sprat make rabbit pie for dinner, or try to forgive? Reminiscent of Peter Rabbit, this beautifully illustrated rhyming picture book is, ultimately, a tale of friendship.

  • Grace

    Author: Morris Gleitzman
    Publisher: Puffin

    Grace's quest to find her father and reunite her family is moving and funny

  • Grace and Family

    Author: Mary Hoffman Illustrator: Caroline Binch
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln

    In this sequel to Amazing Grace, Grace is invited by her father to visit him in Africa. In the Gambia she meets his family and explores new relationships and a new culture.

  • Grace at Christmas

    Author: Mary Hoffman Illustrator: Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

    The meaning of Christmas is encompassed in this tenderly yet realistically illustrated contemporary family story about sharing and celebration

  • Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code

    Author: Laurie Wallmark Illustrator: Katy Wu
    Publisher: Sterling Publishing

    The inspiring story of Grace Hopper: someone who revolutionised computer science and used her sparky sense of humour to make up the term “computer bug”. A great read for children in need of inspiration when it comes to science and maths.

  • Gracie Grabbit and the Tiger

    Author: Helen Stephens
    Publisher: Alison Green Books

    Gracie's daddy, Bobby Grabbit is very naughty, because he steals things from other people. When they go to the zoo, he even steals from the people and the animals there! Fortunately, Gracie's there to put things right and make sure that Daddy sees he error of his ways - with the help of the Tiger!

  • Grandad Mandela

    Author: Zazi Ziwelene & Zindzi Mandela Illustrator: Sean Qualls
    Publisher: Lincoln Children’s Books

    This insightful and uplifting picture book recounts the life of Nelson Mandela through the eyes of his great-grandchildren, Zazi and Ziwelene, as they ask their grandmother (Mandela’s daughter) a series of questions about him.

  • Grandad’s Secret Giant

    Author: David Litchfield
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books

    Although the Secret Giant is rarely seen, grandad is convinced he exists. Maybe he's lonely, and just needs a friend? There's a mysterious luminosity to the illustrations of this magical story about accepting people who are different.

  • Grandad's Island

    Author: Benji Davies
    Publisher: Simon and Schuster

    A subtle story about love and loss enhanced by delightful illustrations.

  • Grandma

    Author: Jessica Shepherd
    Publisher: Child's Play

    This is a sensitive and touching picture book that helps young children understand dementia.

  • Grandma Dangerous and the Egg of Glory

    Author: Kita Mitchell Illustrator: Nathan Reed
    Publisher: Orchard Books

    The plot of this book is utterly far-fetched and yet strangely believable, and the hilarious characters are a delight! With short chapters and black-and-white line drawings, this fast-paced tale is ideal for confident independent readers who enjoy plenty of chuckles.

  • Grandma's Bill

    Author: Martin Waddell Illustrator: Jane Johnson
    Publisher: Hodder Wayland

    Bill and his Grandma look through an album containing old photographs - a touching story about a young boy's special relationship with his grandparents.

  • Grandmas from Mars

    Author: Michelle Robinson Illustrator: Fred Blunt
    Publisher: Bloomsbury

    Martians hatch a cunning plan to invade the Earth disguised as grannies, so everyone will obey them and they can take over the world! Can Fred and Nell stop them and get their grandmother back? A wonderfully wacky tale. 

  • Grandpa Bert and the Ghost Snatchers

    Author: Malorie Blackman Illustrator: Melanie Demmer
    Publisher: Little Gems

    When Grandma Gertie visits Anna and Kasper from Barbados, they discover that the ghost of Grandpa Bert is in her handbag! Meanwhile, some ghost snatchers are determined to capture him. Fast-paced and funny.

  • Grandpa Was an Astronaut

    Author: Jonathan Meres Illustrator: Hannah Coulson
    Publisher: Barrington Stoke

    Sherman is fascinated by the moon - all the more so because he knows someone who has actually been there, his Grandpa!

  • Grandpa's Great Escape

    Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross
    Publisher: HarperCollins

    Jack and his World War II flying-ace Grandpa hatch a daring plan for Grandpa to escape from his dreadful old-age home, Twilight Towers.

  • Grandville

    Author: Bryan Talbot
    Publisher: Jonathan Cape

    Grandville is an anthropomorphised detective tale set in an alternative reality where not only are animals the master race and humans the 'dough face underclass' but France won the Napoleonic wars and Paris is the capital of the world.

  • Grandville Mon Amour

    Author: Bryan Talbot
    Publisher: Jonathan Cape

    The next in Bryan Talbot's anthropomorphic detective graphic novel series, Grandville, featuring tough badger DI LeBrock is a steampunk extravaganza of murder, political intrigue and good ol' fashioned pulp fiction deduction.

  • Granny Samurai, the Monkey King & I

    Author: John Chambers
    Publisher: Walker Books

    Eccentric young wordsmith Samuel Johnson finds himself home alone while his diplomat uncle is off diverting a crisis in Azerbajan. As Samuel sits penning his memoirs and wondering how to divert the crisis in his own life - namely the big, hairy brute that is Boris Hissocks.

  • Granny Ting Ting

    Author: Patrice Lawrence Illustrator: Adam Larkum
    Publisher: A&C Black (imprint of Bloomsbury)

    Granny Ting Ting is a delightfully funny story that looks at the cultural differences between two cousins who live in different counties: perfect for early readers and children making the transition from picture books. 

  • Granpa

    Author: John Burningham
    Publisher: Random House

    A sensitive and moving exploration of the relationship between a young girl and her grandfather.

  • Grasshopper Jungle

    Author: Andrew Smith
    Publisher: Electric Monkey

    Grasshopper Jungle is both an exciting edge-of-your-seat young adult dystopia, and a bold and thoughtful novel about history and identity.

  • Grave Matter

    Author: Juno Dawson Illustrator: Alex T Smith
    Publisher: Barrington Stoke

    After Eliza dies, Samuel gets caught up in the sinister rituals of an occult sect, which promises to bring back his one true love.A chilling, supernatural tale of love, obsession and the darkest magic presented in a high-spec, super-readable format. 

  • Grave Mercy

    Author: Robin Lafevers
    Publisher: Andersen Press

    Ismae Rienne is a novice with the Sisters of St Mortain who serve the God of Death and are sworn to protect the kingdom of Brittany at all costs.

  • Great Jones Street

    Author: Don DeLillo
    Publisher: Picador

    Bucky Wunderlick is a rock and roll star. Dissatisfied with a life that has brought fame and fortune, he suddenly decides he no longer wants to be a commodity.

  • Green Glass Beads

    Author: Various Editor: Jacqueline Wilson
    Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

    An eclectic collection of poetry that mixes old and contemporary, funny and deadly serious poems

  • Green Lizards vs Red Rectangles

    Author: Steve Antony
    Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books

    This fabulously designed green and red picture book explores ideas around conflict, war and taking sides for young children, and is both beautiful and thought-provoking.

  • Greta and the Giants

    Author: Zoë Tucker Illustrator: Zoe Persico
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books

    This story, inspired by the life of Greta Thunberg, is for very young children. Suitably for the age group, it's a tale of hope, positivity and friendship, but there are also ideas at the end for how to get more involved in campaigning.

  • Greta Zargo and the Death Robots from Outer Space

    Author: A.F. Harrold Illustrator: Joe Todd Stanton
    Publisher: Bloomsbury

    Greta Zargo is the key to protecting planet Earth from space robots - but is she too busy tracking down a cake thief to notice? A silly joy of a book that mashes up The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy with The Great British Bake Off.

  • Grey Island Red Boat

    Author: Ian Beck
    Publisher: Barrington Stoke

    Everything on the Island of Ashes is grey, including the land, the sea, the trees, the flowers and maybe even the hearts of the islanders.

  • Grill Pan Eddy

    Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Tony Ross
    Publisher: Andersen Press

    Grill Pan Eddy is a daring and very intelligent mouse who takes up residence in a box of porridge oats and flatly refuses to be caught despite the family's best efforts.

  • Grobblechops

    Author: Elizabeth Laird Illustrator: Jenny Lucander
    Publisher: Tiny Owl

    A stunningly illustrated reworking of a classic "monster under the bed" story, which helps defuse the fear for the next generation of youngsters.

  • Grown-Ups Never Do That

    Author: Davide Cali Illustrator: Benjamin Chaud
    Publisher: Chronicle Books

    Determined to document adults misbehaving, a gang of kids spy on the grown-ups as they go about their days, breaking all the rules that they impose on children. Absolutely delightful and tons of fun. 

  • Grrrrr!

    Author: Rob Biddulph
    Publisher: HarperCollins

    The best bear in the wood competition is here, and defending champion Fred looks to be unbeatable again. But newcomer Boris might be trouble… Bright and beautiful illustrations, great characters and a fabulously fun set-up.

  • Grumpy Cat

    Author: Britta Teckentrup
    Publisher: Boxer Books

    Cat eats, sleeps and spends his days alone. The other cats think he is grumpy, but really he is just lonely. But then Kitten turns up and everything changes.

  • Grumpy Frog

    Author: Ed Vere
    Publisher: Penguin Random House Children’s Books

    Ed Vere’s adorable illustration and sense of humour tells a wonderful story about little Frog overcoming his own anger and trying to think about others. There are also sweet and funny touches that help make this a very special book.

  • Grumpycorn

    Author: Sarah McIntyre
    Publisher: Scholastic Children’s Books

    This entertaining picture book about friendship, collaboration and determination is a delight to share with young children. Vibrant illustrations, which are full of humorous detail, burst from every page to bring the funny, warm-hearted tale to life.

  • Grymm

    Author: Keith Austin
    Publisher: Red Fox

    Mina and Jacob find themselves relocated to the desert town of Grymm, home to a host of very odd and sinister characters.

  • Guardian Angel

    Author: Robert Muchamore
    Publisher: Hodder Childrens Books

    In this installment of the CHERUB series, Ryan is once again engaged in trying to protect Ethan from his Uncle Leonid, who will stop at nothing to see Ethan dead.

  • Guardians of the Wild Unicorns

    Author: Lindsay Littleson
    Publisher: Kelpies (Floris Books)

    A heroic, contemporary tale mixing mythology, suspense and humour as two youngsters put themselves in danger in order to save the world’s few remaining wild unicorns from ruthless exploitation.

  • Guess How Much I Love You

    Author: Sam McBratney Illustrator: Anita Jeram
    Publisher: Walker Books

    This modern classic is a wonderful story about love between a child and a parent, which is never too early to share with your baby. The repetitive text lends itself perfectly to a soothing bedtime read.

  • Guess What I Found in Dragon Wood

    Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Gwen Millward
    Publisher: Penguin

    Dragon is excited – and just a little scared – when he finds the Benjamin

  • Guinea Pig Party

    Author: Holly Surplice
    Publisher: Nosy Crow

    Ten little guinea pigs are having a party - but it's all going a bit wrong...

  • Guinea Pigs Online

    Author: Jennifer Gray and Amanda Smith Illustrator: Sarah Horne
    Publisher: Quercus Publishing

    When Fuzzy the guinea pig goes missing, his friend Coco must track him down - and rescue him from a sinister chef before he is filleted, fried and served up for dinner.

  • Guinness World Records: Wild Things

    Author: Guinness World Records
    Publisher: Guinness World Records

    Do you know what the smallest owl is, or the largest snake? Which animals are the most bloodthirsty, or which are the sleepiest? This book describes itself as 'a globe-trotting adventure through the animal kingdom' – and that’s exactly what it is!

  • Guitar Girl

    Author: Sarra Manning
    Publisher: Hachette

    17-year-old Molly and her two friends dream of starting a girl band, but when her dream comes true she's left struggling to remember who she was before she became lead singer of The Hormones.

  • Guji-Guji

    Author: Chih-Yaun Chen
    Publisher: Gecko Press

    One day a rather unusual egg rolls into Mother Duck's nest and it hatches to reveal a baby crocodile.  The little creature becomes a perfectly happy 'crocoduck', until one day he is asked to betray his duckling brothers and sisters…This warm and witty picture book is by an award-winning Taiwanese author and illustrator and is a great way to intro…

  • Gullstruck Island

    Author: Frances Hardinge
    Publisher: Macmillan

    On Gullstruck Island the volcanoes quarrel, beetles sing danger and occasionally a Lost is born. Discover a dazzling world, a breathtaking heroine ...and an incredible adventure.

  • Gus and Me

    Author: Keith Richards Illustrator: Theodora Richards
    Publisher: Orion

    In this beautifully presented book/CD combo, Richards tells the story of his granddad and his first guitar

  • Gypsy Girl

    Author: Kathryn James
    Publisher: Walker Books

    A complicated heroine, troubled romance and intriguing plot in this teenage thriller.