Books beginning with: H

  • Hacker

    Malorie Blackman
    Random House

    A thriller for the computer buffs. Vicky's father is arrested for the theft of millions from the bank where he works.

  • Hair in Funny Places

    Babette Cole
    Random House

    Who else but Babette Cole would have the audacity to tackle puberty in a picture book - and the comic genius to make it work? This hilarious book is a conversation between a girl and her teddy bear about 'Mr and Mrs Hormone'.

  • Hairy Hezekiah

    Dick King-Smith, Illustrated by John Eastwood
    Random House

    Hairy Hezekiah is a camel living a sad solitary life in a zoo. To remedy this, he slips through the main gates to look for a mate.

  • Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

    Lynley Dodd
    Puffin

    This hilarious rhyming story follows Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy, as he sets off for a walk in town

  • Hairy Maclary's Bone

    Lynley Dodd
    Penguin

    Hairy Maclary is lucky enough to be given a big juicy bone by the butcher, Samuel Stone. This does not go unnoticed by all the other dogs who decide to follow him.

  • Half a Creature from the Sea

    David Almond, Illustrated by Eleanor Taylor
    Walker Books

    A collection of eight spooky tales of the fantastic. 

  • Half a King

    Joe Abercrombie
    HarperCollins

    From the first page, Yarvi's story, set in a vividly imagined fantasy world, is gripping, fast-paced and hard to put down. Explores complex questions of morality, loyalty and obligation.

  • Half Bad

    Sally Green
    Penguin

    In a modern-day Britain in which witches live alongside humans, Nathan is a 'half-code', caught between the 'good' White Witches and the 'bad' Black Witches.

  • Half Brother

    Kenneth Oppel
    David Fickling Books

    Oppel bases his first YA novel on projects in the 1970s which tested the capability of chimpanzees to acquire sign language.

  • Half Lives

    Sara Grant
    Hachette

    Separated by several hundred years, Icie and Beckett are linked by a deadly secret.

  • Half of a Yellow Sun

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    Harper Perennial

    Half of a Yellow Sun is set in Nigeria during the 1960s, at the time of the vicious Nigeria- Biafra war in which more than a million people died and thousands were massacred in cold blood

  • Halibut Jackson

    David Lucas
    Andersen Press

    One day Halibut Jackson receives an invitation from the Queen to a party at the palace and starts work on his most ambitious outfit yet, a bejewelled suit of silver and gold, which he thinks will go unnoticed amid the splendours of the palace.

    Unfortunately, Halibut doesn’t realise that it is to be a Garden Party... Shortlisted for the Booktrust Ear…

  • Halo

    Zizou Corder
    Puffin

    As an adolescent, Halo is dragged from the love and security of her unconventional upbringing and sold as a slave.

  • Hamish and the Neverpeople

    Danny Wallace, Illustrated by Jamie Littler
    Simon and Schuster

    Hamish and his friends again face the threat of world domination by an evil mastermind. A fast-moving, hugely funny, uproarious and irreverent storyline that will engage junior readers, especially boys.

  • Hamish and the Worldstoppers

    Danny Wallace
    Simon and Schuster

    How is a ten year old boy supposed to ward off a horde of marauding monsters plundering through Britain's fourth most boring town?

  • Hamish: The Bear who Found his Child

    Moira Munro
    Piccadilly Press

    Wheelchair-using teddies (quite rightly) blend effortlessly into the landscape,as the toys have fun while the humans aren't looking in this book.

  • Handa's Surprise

    Eileen Browne
    Walker Books

    Glorious images of an African village convey the sights, smells and colours of the landscape, its animals and its food in a story told as much through pictures as through words.

  • Handstand

    Lisa Stickley
    Pavillion

    Edith loves doing handstands, although she's only just learned how. 

  • Hang In There Bozo: the Ruby Redfort Survival Guide For Some Tricky Predicaments

    Lauren Child
    HarperCollins Children’s Books

    A companion book to the fantastically successful Ruby Redfort mystery series, this is a funny and practical guide to surviving the variety of tricky predicaments that life can throw at you.

  • Hank Zipzer: The Curtain Went Up, My Trousers Fell Down

    Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver
    Walker Books

    The title pretty much says it all. Hank, a twelve-year-old boy who has dyslexia has a unique way of dealing with any problems he faces, to the dismay of those around him! But Hank always has a plan to save the day.

  • Hans and Matilda

    Yokococo
    Templar Publishing

    Everyone says that Matilda cat is a good girl. She loves to quietly sit and read or water her flowers, while Hans cat is very naughty and always up to mischief.

  • Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid

    Metaphrog
    Papercutz

    The Little Mermaid lives happily under the sea, but her older sisters' tales of what they see on the surface of the water start to make her yearn for something more.

  • Hansel & Gretel

    Neil Gaiman, Illustrated by Lorenzo Mattotti
    Bloomsbury

    Neil Gaiman has created a chilling and dark retelling of the story of Hansel and Gretel.

  • Hansel and Gretel

    Michael Morpurgo, Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark
    Walker Books

    This version is richer for the addition of the themes of manipulation, hope and love. The illustrations, both the bright and the brooding, reflect the disturbing plot.

  • Hansel and Gretel

    Anthony Browne
    Walker Books

    The classic tale of the two children abandoned in the forest, and their frightening encounter encounter with an evil witch, has lost none of its popularity over the years.

  • Happiness is a Watermelon on your Head

    Daniel Hahn, Illustrated by Stella Dreis
    Phoenix Yard Books

    Miss Jolly’s nosy neighbours are determined to find out why Miss Jolly is so happy all the time.

  • Happy Birthday, Sausage!

    Michaela Morgan, Illustrated by Dee Shulman
    A&C Black

    There are lots of delightful illustrations in this story for children who have just begun to read books with chapters

  • Happy Christmas, Boris!

    Sam Lloyd
    Templar Publishing

    A fantastic interactive book that is great fun to read and share as a family

  • Happy Hector

    Polly Dunbar
    Walker Books

    A tale of playtime for Tilly and her animal friends, this time exploring themes of playing alone and playing together, feeling alone and feeling loved.

  • Harold finds a voice

    Courtney Dicmas
    Child's Play

    • Harold the parrot lives in Paris and loves to copy sounds and voices.
    • Journey with Harold to discover new sounds, new friends and his own voice.
    • Your little one will love the vibrant colours and copying sounds along with Harold.

  • Harold’s Hungry Eyes

    Kevin Waldron
    Phaidon

    Young readers will love this story of hungry Harold the dog, and have a great time spotting all the original places that food has replaced normal everyday items. Kevin Waldron's artwork is bright and colourful with a quirky, modern use of collage.

  • Harper and the Circus of Dreams

    Cerrie Burnell, Illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson
    Scholastic

    When a magical girl arrives, bringing with her a storm and The Circus of Dreams, Harper and her friends set off on a journey to find out more about the strange world in the sky. A great read with tonnes of magic and drama.

  • Harper and the Fire Star

    Cerrie Burnell, illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson
    Scholastic

    The adventure sees Harper and her band of friends on a quest to help the Wild Conductor regain his place in the circus. However, the task is not a simple one, and the evil ringmaster has other plans.

  • Harper and the Night Forest

    Illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson
    Scholastic

    Should Harper help her friend, the Wild Conductor, capture the Ice Raven so he can create beautiful music? Or should she help the maiden cloaked in moonlight find her happy ending? Interesting ethical questions in a fantasy adventure story.

  • Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella

    Cerrie Burnell, Illustrated by Lauren Ellen Anderson
    Scholastic

    This is an endearing book with beautiful black and white illustrations, a light, fairytale-like quality, and a sense there may be more Harper adventures to come.

  • Harris Finds His Feet

    Catherine Rayner
    Little Tiger Press

    Harris leaps joyfully across the pages, against vibrant washes of colour, as he learns to be independent for the first time.

  • Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

    Ian Whybrow, Illustrated by Adrian Reynolds
    Penguin

    Harry discovers lots of dusty old dinosaurs when he helps Gran clear out the attic. Then one day his beloved dinosaurs get lost! Will Harry ever find again them?

  • Harry and the Dinosaurs go to School

    Ian Whybrow, Illustrated by Adrian Reynolds
    Penguin

    It's Harry's first day at school. He and his dinosaurs are very excited and perhaps a little bit nervous.

  • Harry and the Dinosaurs Have a Happy Birthday

    Ian Whybrow, Illustrated by Adrian Reynolds
    Puffin

    In this title, farmer Oakley’s birthday provides the perfect excuse for a party to celebrate more than just his own old age.

  • Harry and the Dinosaurs: First Sleepover

    Ian Whybrow, Illustrated by Adrian Reynolds
    Puffin

    Mum and Nan are concerned about how Harry and his dinosaurs will handle a sleepover at Jack’s house – but their worries are unfounded.

  • Harry and the Monster

    Sue Mongredien, Illustrated by Nick East
    Little Tiger Press

    A warm, funny book about dealing with night-time fears, with bright, bold text and illustrations.

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    J K Rowling
    Bloomsbury

    There is much heartache for Harry as he tries to complete the task left to him by Dumbledore and find the Horcruxes containing pieces of Voldemort's soul.

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    J K Rowling
    Bloomsbury

    A gripping and electrifying novel, full of suspense, secrets, and - of course - magic.

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    J K Rowling
    Bloomsbury Children's Books

    After the misery of life with his ghastly aunt and uncle, Harry Potter is delighted to have the chance to embark on an exciting new life at the Hogwart's School of Wizardry and Witchcraft.

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Illustrated)

    JK Rowling, Illustrated by Jim Kay
    Bloomsbury

    When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he's the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord's curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    J K Rowling
    Bloomsbury Children's Books

    Convicted murderer, Sirius Black, escapes from Azkaban, the merciless prison of the wizarding world and Harry fears for his life.

  • Harry the Dirty Dog

    Gene Zion, Illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham
    Random House

    Harry the Dirty Dog is a delightful story about a mischievous and fun-loving dog. The spreads are old-fashioned but filled with humour.

  • Hartslove

    K M Grant
    Quercus

    This absorbing Victorian family story has a dash of everything - scheming servants, guardian angels, darkest despair, thwarted romance, pluckiness, even a spot of haunting – with a nail-biting climax

  • Has Anyone Seen Jessica Jenkins?

    Liz Kessler
    Orion

    One Friday afternoon in Geography Jessica's friend, Izzy, notices Jessica turning invisible...

  • Has Anyone Seen My Chihuahua?

    Clare Wigfall, Illustrated by Ollie Lett
    Walker Books

    A funny, fresh twist on the search for a lost pet in a lovely story about friendship

  • Hate

    Alan Gibbons
    Indigo

    A hard-hitting story about love and hate, prejudice and forgiveness, inspired by a real event.

  • Hats of Faith

    Medeia Cohan, illustrated by Sarah Walsh
    Shade 7 Publishing

    This instructive board book opens with the simple statement that many religious people wear head coverings to show their love of God. An optimistic and valuable book that celebrates diversity and fosters understanding. 

  • Hattori Hachi: The Revenge of the Praying Mantis

    Jane Prowse
    Piccadilly Press

    Hattie Jackson is an ordinary 15 year old girl until her mother suddenly disappears under mysterious circumstances, causing her life to change forever. Secrets about her mother's life begin to unfold, and Hattie discovers her true destiny - she is the last in line to a ninjutsu dynasty nearly a thousand years old.

  • Haunt Me

    Liz Kessler
    Orion

    Introverted Erin has just moved to a new house and school - and finds her new bedroom is haunted by teenager Joe. With a mature and sensitive approach to bereavement, loss and teen relationships, this proves a thought-provoking read.

  • Haunt: Dead Scared

    Curtis Jobling
    Simon & Schuster

    This ghost story is funny, touching and exciting all in one go. This is the first in a series of adventures for Will and Dougie and it is sure to gather a horde of fans.

  • Haunted

    Susan Cooper, Joseph Delaney, Berlie Doherty, Jamila Gavin, Matt Haig, Robin Jarvis, Derek Landy, Sam Llewellyn, Mal Peet, Philip Reeve
    Andersen Press

    A scintillating selection of supremely scary tales from 11 well-known children’s authors

  • Haunted House

    Jan Pieńkowski
    Walker Books

    Enjoy a tour of this spooky old house where a spine-tingling surprise lurks in every dark corner.

  • Hav3n

    Tom Easton
    Andersen Press

    When the world is struck down by a fast-spreading, deadly plague, only the small, isolated village of Great Sheen in the English countryside manages to escape the ravages of death

  • Have You Seen Elephant?

    David Barrow
    Gecko Press

    This hilarious book - about an elephant who wants to play hide and seek - will delight children and adults with its offbeat humour and beautiful illustration.

  • Have You Seen My Dragon?

    Steve Light
    Walker Books

    A counting book that is a cut above the rest in terms of its beautiful design and style. New Yorker Steve Light brings all the shapes and sights of the city to these stunning spreads.

  • Having Fun!

    Jess Stockham
    Child's Play

    A lift-the-flap book, with animals hidden behind pictures of happy toddlers, splashing like dolphins, playing like dogs and sliding like otters.

  • Head Over Heart

    Colette Victor
    Chicken House

    A very timely and topical story about a Muslim girl struggling to balance both cultures while staying true to her family and faith. An enlightening and uplifting story for young teens.

  • Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes...

    Annie Kubler
    Child's Play (International)

    This is a happy book for babies and toddlers, one that no-one will be able to listen to and remain sitting still!

  • Heads

    Matthew Van Fleet
    Simon and Schuster

    From frilled necks to floppy ears this follow-up to Van Fleet’s Alphabet and Tails, provides a playful way to teach toddlers about animals’ heads

  • Heart of Darkness and Other Tales

    Joseph Conrad
    Oxford University Press

    Set in the exotic surroundings of Africa, Malaysia and the east, these stories variously appraise the glamour, folly, and rapacity of imperial adventure.

  • Heart of Stone

    Melanie Welsh
    David Fickling

    The continuation of Verity Gallant’s story, begun in Mistress of the Storm, sees the ancient harbour town of Wellow once more under siege

  • Heart Shaped

    Siobhan Parkinson
    Hodder Children's Books

    Siobhan Parkinson tells the story of Annie in this companion novel to 2011’s Bruised.

  • Heartbeat

    Sharon Creech
    Bloomsbury Children's Books

    Annie loves drawing, running barefoot, her family, and possibly Max, her running partner. It’s an eventful time for the 12-year-old: as her mother is about to give birth, her beloved grandfather is sliding slowly into dementia.

  • Heartbreak Cafe

    Janet Quin-Harkin
    Ellingstar Media

    Originally published in the 80s, Heartbreak Cafe (the first in a series) is a fun, typically American story in the tradition of TV shows like Beverly Hills 90210.

  • Heart-Shaped Bruise

    Tanya Byrne
    Headline Publishing

    Lying forgotten on top of a wardrobe at the Archway Young Offenders institution is a notebook. Inside its pages, the notorious Emily Koll reveals the story she has refused to tell anyone, even her psychiatrist - the truth about the crime she committed, and why she did what she did to her best friend, Juliet.

  • Heaven

    Christoph Marzi, Translated by Helena Ragg-Kirkby
    Orchard Books

    While making his way across the rooftops of London one night, David meets Heaven, a beautiful, mysterious girl who has had her heart viciously ripped out. Yet she remains alive…

  • Heaven Eyes

    David Almond
    Hachette

    A beautifully written tale about three lonely, frustrated children who live in Whitegates children's home.

  • Hector and Hummingbird

    Nicholas John Frith
    Scholastic/Alison Green Books

    The story of Hector and Hummingbird is a lovely one for children with - sometimes irritating but always lovable - little brothers and sisters. The 1950s style and colouring of this fantastic picture book is very appealing.

  • Hector and the Big Bad Knight

    Alex T Smith
    Scholastic

    When the Big Bad Knight steals Granny's magic wand, Hector offers to get it back for her. 

  • Hedgehog Holidays

    Ruth Green
    Tate

    Herbert and Hilda Hedgehog have been enjoying a book about the seaside and decide to go and see it for themselves. This gentle story has a bouncy rhyme, and the tone remains sweet and upbeat throughout.

  • Hell and High Water

    Tanya Landman
    Walker Books

    A historical adventure following one boy's fight for justice at a time when corruption, prejudice and brutality were commonplace - and society seemed to value wealth and status above honesty and integrity.

  • Hello Darkness

    Anthony McGowan
    Walker Books

    Johnny Middleton is hiding in the boys toilets to avoid double maths when a shower of dead stick insects hit the floor.

  • Hello little Egg!

    Puffin
    Puffin

    The first in a new series of picture books from the phenomenally successful children's TV series Puffin Rock is as cute and appealing as you would expect - and a great bedtime choice for any young fan of the show.

  • Hello Tilly

    Polly Dunbar
    Walker Books

    Tilly has a yellow storybook, and the characters in it become a house full of friends.

  • Hello World!

    Paul Beavis
    Gecko Press

    Monster is bored as Mr and Mrs Mo are too busy to play with him. He decides to pack his bag, and sets off to see the world. Warmth and humour abound in this exuberant tale of adventure and friendship.

  • Hello, Mr Dodo!

    Nicholas John Frith
    Alison Green Books

    Martha loves birds, but she can't believe her eyes when she discovers the rarest bird of them all in the woods behind her house. It's a real life Dodo! Retro illustration and technicolour splashes make this picture book a beautiful thing to behold.

  • Help Me!

    Paul Geraghty, Illustrator: Paul Geraghty
    Andersen Press

    In this beautifully illustrated story based on real animal behaviour, benevolence from the most improbable sources helps to maintain the status quo during a day at the waterhole.

  • Help! The Wolf is Coming

    Cedric Ramadier, Illustrated by Vincent Bourgeau
    Gecko Press

    Relish the tension, as you are stalked by the wolf and encouraged to manipulate the book to scare him away. The black wolf is stark against a green and yellow landscape.

  • Help: My Cat’s a Vlogging Superstar!

    Rae Earl
    Walker Books

    When Millie’s best friend Lauren is mortified by an Instagram post, Millie makes a vlog to cheer her up. Rae Earl has a real talent for writing a charming and funny story that handles life problems particularly well.

  • Helping Hercules

    Francesca Simon, Illustrated by Tony Ross
    Hachette

    Seven Greek myths with a twist: the introduction of an extra character in the shape of a small, and somewhat stroppy, girl named Susan.

  • Henry Tumour

    Anthony McGowan
    Random House

    Henry Tumour is certainly a memorable book: it's funny, shocking, and thought-provoking, too. Just be warned that the language is extreme throughout!

  • Her Idea

    Rilla Alexander
    Flying Eye Books

    Inspired by Rilla Alexander's own experiences of working with children who can get frustrated about finishing a story or a picture, this is a how-to book about Rilla's own practice of keeping an ideas journal.

  • Her Name's Not Cruella De Vil

    Anna Lavatelli, Translated from Italian by Denise Muir
    Il Battello a Vapore

    This book starts as a garrulous tale of teenage angst and turns into a slower-paced, dramatic account of life in fascist Italy and Stalinist Russia. The young narrator, Katia, tells how she used to be at odds with her world and how misplaced anger led her to vandalise the property of an elderly lady. Her friends are sent on work placements but Katia is order…

  • Hercufleas

    Sam Gayton
    Andersen Press

    This is an unusual and imaginative fairy tale adventure. A fast paced and exciting story, scattered with wonderful pencil drawings, it is also a reminder that the little things in life can be very significant. This will delight young readers with its originality and fun!

  • Here be Monsters

    Jonathan Emmett, Illustrated by Poly Bernatene
    Macmillan Children’s Books

    This brilliantly funny story uses rhyming text and very entertaining and colourful illustrations to keep young readers amused (and adults too).

  • Here Comes Frankie!

    Tim Hopgood
    Macmillan Children's Books

    Describing music using words is tricky - but by adding pictures, Tim Hopgood creates musical magic on the page.

  • Here I Am

    Patti Kim
    Curious Fox

    The word-less book deals with the challenges of leaving a beloved home; coming to terms with the big changes you face in your new world; and the emotions surrounding this journey.

  • Here I Stand

    Various authors, Illustrated by Chris Riddell
    Walker Books/Amnesty International

    These short stories by writers such as Sita Brahmachari, Matt Haig and Frances Harding, with illustration by Chris Riddell, put current and continuing political situations in context for young people. Not an easy read, but a necessary one.

  • Here Lies Arthur

    Philip Reeve
    Scholastic

    The violence is darkly terrifying, the sense of landscape immediate and haunting and Gwyna/Gwyn's shifting gender permits Reeve to cast a unique, strikingly vivid glimpse into dark-age Britain.

  • Here We Are

    Oliver Jeffers
    HarperCollins

    This manual to life on Earth from new dad Oliver Jeffers to his baby son is simple, life-affirming and showcases the beautiful diversity in the world.

  • Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush

    Sophie Fatus
    Barefoot Books

    A multicultural take on a familiar old nursery rhyme, which transports each familiar activity into everyday life in Britain, West Africa, India and China.

  • Heriot

    Margaret Mahy
    Faber Children's Books

    Heriot Tarbas has always been a troubled child but whether he causes, or attracts, trouble is unclear.

  • Herman's Letter

    Tom Percival
    Bloomsbury Children's Books

    Herman the bear and Henry the raccoon have been friends for as long as anyone can remember - but then Henry has to move away.

  • Hermelin: The Detective Mouse

    Mini Grey
    Jonathan Cape

    Hermelin the Detective Mouse lives in the attic at the top of Number 33 Offley Street. From here, with the help of his trusty typewriter and binoculars, he solves all kinds of mysteries

  • Hero

    Sarah Lean, Illustrated by Gary Blythe
    HarperCollins

    A gentle, imaginative story that looks at the importance of friendships and truthfulness.

  • Hero on a Bicycle

    Shirley Hughes
    Walker Books

    The first novel from much-loved author and illustrator Shirley Hughes is a thrilling and moving story about a boy and his bicycle, set against a dramatic background of war-torn Italy

  • Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune

    Rick Riordan
    Puffin

    An enthralling page turner sure to delight Percy Jackson fans everywhere

  • Heroic

    Phil Earle
    Penguin Books

    Brothers Jammy and Sonny see their lives changed forever when Jammy joins the army and is sent to Afghanistan.

  • Hetty Feather

    Jacqueline Wilson, Illustrated by Nick Sharratt
    Yearling

    Nick Sharratt's silhouettes perfectly reflect the mood of Jacqueline Wilson's first historical fiction, set in London's Foundling Hospital in the 1870s.

  • Hexed

    Michelle Krys
    Random House

    Hexed is a mixture of magic, romance and thriller with lots to appeal to teen readers looking for an enthralling page turner.

  • Hey Presto!

    Nadia Shireen
    Jonathan Cape

    With delightful illustrations and something of the same quirky humour that characterised her acclaimed Good Little Wolf, this is a fun and engaging story about friendship.

  • Hic!

    Anushka Ravishankar, illustrated by Christiane Pieper
    Tara Books

    A little girl tries lots of crazy antidotes to her hiccups, but none of them work. This book gives children the chance to add their own solutions and be creative with rhyme while doing so.

  • Hidden

    Marianne Curley
    Bloomsbury

    Ebony has never understood why her parents are so overprotective. But sneaking out to a night club with friends has consequences more frightening than she could ever imagine.

  • Hidden

    Marcel Prins and Peter Henk Steenhuis, translated by Laura Watkinson
    Scholastic

    This revealing, thought-provoking collection brings together true stories of Jewish children sent into hiding in the Netherlands during World War II - and provides plenty of opportunities for discussion.

  • Hidden Among Us

    Katy Moran
    Walker Books

    When Lissy meets a mysterious boy at the train station late at night, she finds out that the Hidden - an ancient elven people - made a bargain with her mother fourteen years ago.

  • Hide-and-Seek Pig

    Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
    Macmillan Children's Books

    Help Pig find Hen by lifting the flaps on each page in this fun game of hide and seek.

  • Higgledy Piggledy: The Hen Who Loved to Dance

    Francesca Simon, Illustrated by Elizabeth Moseng
    HarperCollins

    Higgledy Piggledy loves to dance, but how useful is a dancing hen?! All the other animals think she is silly and lazy.

  • Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More To Life

    Maurice Sendak
    Red Fox

    A quirky story about a discontented dog who is determined to be different, from the author of Where The Wild Things Are - and illustrated with his wonderfully detailed drawings.

  • Higgly Hen

    Axel Scheffler
    Nosy Crow

    Oh dear - Higgly Hen has lost her chicks! This friendly farmyard board book is a must for Scheffler fans. The addition of a fun sound button will amuse toddlers and adds an extra element of play.

  • Highest Mountain Deepest Ocean: A Pictorial Compendium of Natural Wonders

    Page Tsou
    Big Picture Press

    Did you know that the Blue Whale's tongue weighs as much as an elephant, and its heart as much as a small car? Or that the Hercules Beetle can grow to 19cm long? 

  • Hikayat: Short Stories by Lebanese Women

    Edited by Roseanne Saad Khalaf
    Telegram

    They explore themes of war, romance and emigration in Lebanon's rich yet complex society.

  • Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales

    Hilary McKay, illustrated by Sarah Gibb
    Macmillan

    This gorgeous collection from Hilary McKay will make you see your favourite fairy tales in new and surprising ways; it's a book that you and your children will treasure.

  • Hilda and the Runaway Baby

    Daisy Hirst
    Walker Books

    A sweet story of an unexpected friendship, with a porcine heroine you won't forget in a hurry! Daisy Hirst's bright colours and loose paintery style are a delight to behold, and Hilda herself is a fabulous character.

  • Hilda and the Stone Forest

    Luke Pearson
    Flying Eye Books

    In her fifth adventure, the daring Hilda is back on form with plenty of strange magic, but this time with mum in tow. This allows Pearson to explore their mother-daughter relationship - as they battle two-headed trolls, of course.

  • Hilda and the Troll

    Luke Pearson
    Flying Eye Books

    Blue-haired explorer Hilda has an uncanny ability to find weird and wonderful adventures and befriend peculiar creatures.

  • Hilo: Saving the Whole Wide World

    Judd Winick
    Puffin

    Hilo, DJ and Gina are best friends - only, Hilo's been away in another dimension battling alien monsters. He's back now, but  weird creatures are appearing out of interdimensional portals all over town. Funny, colourful, well drawn and full of adventure.

  • Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth

    Judd Winick
    Puffin

    Colourful, action-filled and laugh-out-loud funny, with plenty of burps, farts and catchphrases, HILO is the first in a bestselling US graphic novel series for younger readers. It's also a genuinely well-told, gripping sci-fi story.

  • Hip and Hop: You Can Do Anything

    Akala, illustrated by Sav Akyuz
    Oxford University Press

    Inspired by Hip’s helpful rap about working hard for your dreams, Hop tries and tries, and finally wheels his way into first place at the local bike race.

  • Hippospotamus

    Jeanne Willis, Illustrated by Tony Ross
    Andersen Press

    Poor Hippopotamus has a spot on her bottomus – a big red spot which simply won’t go away!

  • His Royal Whiskers

    Sam Gayton, Illustrated by Peter Cottrill
    Andersen Press

    This gloriously imaginative tale from Carnegie Medal nominee Sam Gayton is the perfect book for readers curled up by the fire, ready to be transported to a fantastical kingdom.

  • Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy

    Douglas Adams
    Pan Macmillan

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is officially one of the funniest books ever written.

  • Hitler's Angel

    William Osborne
    Chicken House

    In the summer of 1941, two displaced teenagers, one German, one Austrian, are recruited by the British government for a secret mission.

  • Hitler's Canary

    Sandi Toksvig
    Random House

    Hitler's Canary, ultimately, is about the courage and heroism of ordinary citizens in a time of danger and strife.

  • Hog in the Fog

    Julia Copus, Illustrated by Eunyoung Seo
    Faber & Faber

    A wonderful, comical rhyming story about friendship and collaboration, with lively alliterative text  and appealingly atmospheric illustrations, which make the words sing.

  • Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story

    David Levithan
    Penguin

    Tiny Cooper first appears in Will Grayson, Will Grayson, co-written with John Green and, although not essential, it would make sense to read this first.

  • Hold On

    Alan Gibbons
    Hachette

    After a chance meeting with John on holiday in Florida, Annie realises that he sees her as a lifeline against the relentless bullying he suffers at school.

  • Holding Up the Universe

    Jennifer Niven
    Penguin

    The book is narrated in turns by Libby, famous for once being 'America's Fattest Teen' and starting high school after years of being home schooled, and Jack, who seems to be one of the popular kids but secretly suffers from Prospagnosia...

  • Holes

    Louis Sachar
    Bloomsbury

    Stanley Yelnats' family has a history of bad luck, so he is not entirely surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to the Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre

  • Hollow Pike

    Juno Dawson
    Indigo

    Lis London had hoped that a move to the country would allow her to escape not only the bullies but also her recurring nightmares

  • Holly

    Mary Hooper
    Bloomsbury Children's Books

    Holly agrees to meet her secret admirer and is shocked when he claims to be her real father. Furious and upset, she confronts her mother, who eventually admits it to be true.

  • Home

    Carson Ellis
    Walker Books

    Where is your home? Where are you? Carson Ellis explores wild and wonderful, familiar and extraordinary places that people – real and imaginary – might live.

  • Homesick

    Roshi Fernando
    Bloomsbury

    Thoughtful, melancholic, haunting, Homesick is a collection of interlinked stories which muse on growing up, fitting in and the ephemeral nature of human life.

  • Honk, Honk! Hold Tight!

    Jessica Souhami
    Frances Lincoln Children's Books

    A King promises half his kingdo to anyone that can make his daughter smile.

  • Hook or by Crook

    Jan Mark, Illustrated by Tony Ross
    Barrington Stoke

    Mayhem in the Middle Ages!  The Abbot of Canterbury has been set three very tricky puzzles by mean King John.

  • Hooray for Fish!

    Lucy Cousins
    Walker Books

    Lucy Cousins gently introduces first concepts: simple colours, spots and stripes, being happy and grumpy, counting one two three, the difference between fat and thin.

  • Hooray for Hoppy!

    Tim Hopgood
    Macmillan

    Tim Hopgood delights again with his signature heartwarming and thoughtful approach to concept books for young children. This one, a book about the senses, joins his equally fantastic previous books about colours, counting and shapes.

  • Hoot Owl: master of disguise

    Sean Taylor, Illustrated by Jean Jullien
    Walker Books

    Hoot Owl wears a selection of ingenious disguises when hunting for food, but his prey always manages to escape. Vibrant illustrations and repetitive text combine to create a comical tale of perseverance. Very silly and the illustrations are great!

  • Hop a Little, Jump a Little!

    Annie Kubler
    Child's Play

    This is a perfect book for sharing with lively toddlers, who will love to imitate the children’s actions, as they run, skip, stretch and nod.

  • Hope

    Rhian Ivory
    Firefly

    Hope has only ever wanted to be an actress, so what will she do now she has failed to get into drama school? Tension in her family life and terrifying mood changes all add to her feelings of desperation. Hope is a contemporary coming-of-age story.

  • Hope in a Ballet Shoe

    Michaela and Elaine De Prince
    Faber and Faber

    Michaela takes the reader with her from the joys and struggles of her early life in Sierra-Leone to the challenges and delights of her life in America.

  • Hope is a Girl Selling Fruit

    Amrita Das
    Tara Books

    A picture book which contains a powerful message about the evolving position of women in traditional Indian life.

  • Hopewell High: All Too Much

    Jo Cotterill, Illustrated by Maria Garcia Borrego
    Bloomsbury

    An absorbing school story that looks at the pressures and mental health challenges for young people when trying to live up to expectations. Part of a series that provides age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers.

  • Horace Burp, Lizard Boy

    Christine Tennent, Illustrated by Rob Overend
    Earlyworks Press

    Horace Burp is an eight year old boy with an unusual name and an even more unusual condition. His skin changes colour like a chameleon along with changes in mood. We join him on the day he first discovers his strange new power - and then accompany him on a series of zany adventures, during which Horace must cope with a gang of bullies, escaped rattle snakes,…

  • Horrible Bear!

    Ame Dyckman, Illustrated by Zachariah OHora
    Andersen Press

    This sweet and simple story about friendship and saying sorry perfectly captures the frustration that children can feel when something doesn’t go right, and the relief we all feel at saying sorry and making things better again.

  • Horrible Histories: Frightful First World War

    Terry Deary, Illustrated by Martin Brown
    Scholastic

    Terry Deary has created a book which details how life was in the trenches and at home during World War One.

  • Horrible Science: House of Horrors

    Nick Arnold, Illustrated by Tony De Saulles
    Scholastic

    Enter the house of horrors and get up close with fleas, dust-mites, rats and germs in this entertaining book from the popular Horrible Science series.

  • Horrid Henry

    Francesca Simon, Illustrated by Tony Ross
    Orion Children's Books

    Stories about naughty characters have been told for centuries, and Horrid Henry is a modern-day rogue in the tradition of Dennis the Menace and Just William.

  • Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend

    Francesca Simon, Illustrated by Tony Ross
    Orion Children's Books

    Henry has a chance to get his hands on FA Cup tickets, if he can be declared man of the match in a class football game.

  • Horrid Henry Gets Rich Quick

    Francesca Simon, Illustrated by Tony Ross
    Orion Children's Books

    Horrid Henry is not a model child. He is jealous of his younger brother, Perfect Peter, who symbolises everything that Henry is not.

  • Horrid Henry’s Haunted House

    Francesca Simon, Illustrated by Tony Ross
    Orion Children's Books

    Horrid Henry can't believe his mean, horrible parents are forcing him to stay overnight at his slimy cousin Stuck-up Steve's house. And to make matters worse, Steve's house is HAUNTED. Or is it?

  • Horrid Henry's Revenge

    Francesca Simon, Illustrated by Tony Ross
    Hachette

    Horrid Henry is determined to get his perfect brother into trouble, meets his match in the monstrous Bossy Bill at dad's office, and pits his wits against Greta, the evil dinner lady.

  • Hortense and the Shadow

    Natalia and Lauren O’Hara
    Puffin

    Hortense and the Shadow is deeply captivating and atmospheric. The message – that we all have a shadow side, and it’s part of us, not to be ignored and denied – is simply and effectively expressed. Ideal for winter bedtime reading.

  • Horton Hears a Who!

    Dr Seuss
    HarperCollins

    Now a major film, Horton Hears a Who! is a hilarious picture book in verse from the world-famous Dr Seuss. Horton is an elephant who takes his responsibilities of caring for smaller people very seriously. Reading this book together with your child will reinforce the need to care for other people and encourage less confident children to believe that it's okay…

  • Hostage Three

    Nick Lake
    Bloomsbury Publishing

    Amy's voyage across the world in a luxury yacht takes a nightmarish turn when her family's boat is captured by Somali pirates.

  • Hot Air

    Sandrine Dumas Roy, Illustrated by Emmanuelle Houssais
    Phoenix Yard Books

    The climate is changing and animals all over the world are struggling.  At their wits’ end, they finally call a conference to try and solve the problem.

  • Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend

    Alan Cumyn
    Simon & Schuster

    When Pyke flies into the playground, everything changes for Shiels. Pyke is a pterodactyl - and it leads Shiels to face her most primal desires. The magic realism doesn't detract from a sensitive, beautifully written tale of fitting in and being left out.

  • Hour of the Bees

    Lindsay Eager
    Walker Books

    Carol's summer was supposed to be filled with pool parties and sleepovers - not helping move her dementia-wrecked grandfather from his drought-crippled ranch into a care home. But learning more about her family changes Carol.

  • House Held Up By Trees

    Ted Kooser, Illustrated by Jon Klassen
    Walker Books

    A thoughtful and sophisticated picture book about the passage of time and the power of nature, which will particularly appeal to older readers.

  • House of Robots

    James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
    Young Arrow

    Patterson and Grabenstein create a funny, easily read novel, liberally aided by Juliana Neufeld’s illustrations, but beneath the crazy adventures is a story of school-bullying, of a gravely sick little sister, and a boy isolated from his peers by his family situation.

  • How Dinosaurs Really Work

    Alan Snow
    Simon & Schuster Children's Books

    Everything you've ever wanted to know about dinosaurs is explained in a witty, accessible style in this book full of fascinating facts.

  • How Do You Feel?

    Anthony Browne
    Walker Books

    From bored to curious, confident to shy, this book takes young readers through a kaleidescope of emotions

  • How Far Do You Love Me?

    Lulu Delacre
    Lee and Low

    This addition to the 'I love you' genre has soft illustrations, a poetic text and a map identifying each place highlighted in the text.

  • How Hard Can Love Be?

    Holly Bourne
    Usborne Publishing

    Working at a US summer camp, Amber meets Kyle, the all-American boy. He can't seriously be interested in her - can he? Written with humour and warmth, Amber's story perfectly captures the emotional rollercoaster that is love.

  • How I Live Now

    Meg Rosoff
    Penguin

    Fifteen-year-old New Yorker Daisy is sent to England to spend a summer with her unconventional cousins

  • How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant

    Elen Caldecott
    Bloomsbury Childrens Books

    Kirsty Jenkins loves the allotment her grandfather lovingly tends and, just before he dies, he asks Kirsty to look after it for him. Unfortunately, Mr Thomas from the council has other ideas and insists the allotment must go to the next person on the waiting list.

  • How Loud Can You Burp?

    Glenn Murphy
    Macmillan Childrens Books

    This is a wonderfully funny and informative book, which helps us take a fresh look at the world (and universe) we live in, with no boring bits and an abundance of fascinating facts!

  • How Many Legs?

    Kes Gray, Illustrated by Jim Field
    Hodder Children's Books

    How many legs are coming to my party? This is what's puzzling a little boy who has invited all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures to share his celebratory feast.

  • How Much Poo Does an Elephant Do?

    Mitchell Symons
    Red Fox

    Let Mitchell Symons be your guide into the weird and wonderful world of totally useless trivia!

  • How Not To Disappear

    Clare Furniss
    Simon & Schuster

    Hattie and Gloria are generations apart. Times and attitudes have changed, but their stories of teenage motherhood, war-damaged fathers and family secrets vividly intertwine in this moving, beautifully structured, absorbing novel.

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    Dr Seuss
    HarperCollins Children's Books

    With a heart two sizes too small, the Grinch is the meanest creature you'll ever meet. He hates Christmas and the whole festive season. But when he hatches a dastardly plot to steal Christmas, he's in for a big surprise!

  • How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel

    Wendy Meddour Illustrated  by Rebecca Ashdown
    Frances Lincoln Children's Books

    This is how every fairy tale should be written, with the protagonist - regardless of gender - saving themselves from a life of solitude and boredom. A great read.

  • How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone

    Sasa Stanisic, Translated by Anthea Bell
    Orion

    Aleksandar is Comrade-in-Chief of fishing, the best magician in the non-aligned States and painter of unfinished things. He knows the first chapter of Marx's Das Kapital by heart but spends most of his time playing football in the Bosnian town of Visegrad on the banks of the river Drina.

  • How the Sun Got to Coco's House

    Bob Graham
    Walker Books

    A story about how the sun shines alike on everyone all over the world.

  • How the World Works

    Christiane Dorion, Illustrated by Beverley Young
    Templar

    Your jaw will drop at the Big Bang and then you will find out that it is gravity which caused your jaw to drop. This ingenious book is a 3D extravaganza and perfect for curious young minds.

  • How They Met and Other Stories

    David Levithan
    Electric Monkey

    This collection of stories from bestselling YA author David Levithan shows the many sides of love - complicated, addictive, volatile, scary and wonderful.

  • How to Avoid a Wombat's Bum

    Mitchell Symons
    Random House

    Have you ever wondered how long it would take to walk to the sun (about 2,000 years, if you didn’t burn to a crisp!)? And did you know that a snail has 25,000 teeth?

  • How to Babysit a Grandad

    Jean Reagan, Illustrated by Lee Wildish
    Hodder Children’s

    A boy gives his account of looking after grandad when the parents go out - as, of course, grandad couldn't possibly be babysitting him. This very sweet and funny story will have you grinning from ear to ear.

  • How to Be a Bawse

    Lilly Singh
    Penguin

    Lilly Singh is a phenomenally successful YouTuber known as Superwoman, and that's a name rightly earned if this book is anything to go by. Lilly's collection of life lessons and coaching tips are designed to help young people conquer life and work.

  • How To Be a Tiger

    George Szirtes, Illustrated by Tim Archbold
    Otter-Barry

    How To Be a Tiger is the first collection for younger children by multi-award-winning poet George Szirtes - and it's a treat that will make little ones laugh, think and wince.

  • How to Be Invisible

    Tim Lott
    Walker Books

    A strange encounter with a moustachioed man in a dusty bookshop offers a cryptic answer to Strato Nyman's troubles

  • How to Betray a Dragon's Hero

    Cressida Cowell
    Hodder Children's Books

    High up in the treacherous mists of the Murderous Mountains, Hiccup and the Company of Dragonmark are in hiding. The witch's Spydragons are guarding the shores of Tomorrow - but Hicup is determined to become King of the Wilderwest.

  • How to Brush Your Teeth with Snappy Croc

    Jane Clarke, Illustrated by Georgie Birkett
    Red Fox (Penguin Random House)

    The little girl in this delightful board book takes Snappy Croc through each teeth-cleaning step: from squeezing out the toothpaste to brushing round and round, and showing off her sparkling smile at the end.

  • How to Catch a Star

    Oliver Jeffers
    Harper Collins

    Once there was a boy and the boy loved stars very much. So much, in fact, that he decides he must have one of his own and sets out to catch one... Shortlisted for the 2004 Booktrust Early Years Award, this is a delightful picture book about the power of the imagination and the need for friendship, charmingly illustrated with Oliver Jeffers's quirky watercolo…

  • How to Catch a Witch

    Abie Longstaff
    Scholastic Children’s Books

    When 11-year-old Charlie and her family move to a creepy cottage in a strange village, she is lonely and miserable. Then she encounters Agatha: a retired witch. This spooky tale is an engaging combination of spells, friendship and self-belief.

  • How to Draw Funny Faces

    Barbara Soloff Levy
    Dover

    Aspiring artists will find it easy to create humorous portraits with this easy-to-follow guide. Step-by-step diagrams show how to draw little girls with unusual ponytails, a balding man, a lady with a funny hat and other odd faces by combining ovals and circles and adding curvy lines and squiggles. 116 black-and-white illustrations plus blank practice pages.…

  • How to Draw People

    Barbara Soloff Levy
    Dover

    Step-by-step diagrams make it easy to draw people of all shapes and sizes, engaged in a variety of activities.

  • How to Draw Pets

    Barbara Soloff Levy
    Dover

    Easy-to-follow directions make it easy to draw portraits of favourite animals. Step-by-step diagrams show to join circles, ovals and other shapes to create likenesses of 30 different creatures - from a mouse, parakeet and potbelly pig, to tropical fish, hermit crab and sugar glider. Finished drawings are also fun to colour in.

  • How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury

    Cressida Cowell
    Hodder

    This is the final instalment in the How to Train Your Dragon series and it packs an emotional punch. It brings together every adventure Hiccup and his friends have had, as well as reintroducing old characters and tying up loose ends.

  • How to Find Gold

    Viviane Schwarz
    Walker Books

    A little girl and her crocodile companion go on an imaginative adventure in search of gold. This story celebrates the imagination, play and adventure - and Schwarz's illustrations are truly lovely.

  • How to Fly with Broken Wings

    Jane Elson
    Hodder Children's Books

    This is a compelling and ultimately uplifting story about making the most of life despite its challenges.

  • How to Hide a Lion

    Helen Stephens
    Alison Green Books

    One day, a lion strolls into town to buy a hat - but the townspeople are frightened of lions and chase him away. The lion runs and runs, until he finds a little girl called Iris, who isn’t frightened of lions at all.

  • How to Keep a Boy as a Pet

    Diane Messidoro
    Electric Monkey

    Circe Shaw is quite good at looking after animals, but not so adept when it comes to taming herself a boyfriend. But this summer, Circe is determined things will change.

  • How to Live Forever

    Colin Thompson
    Random House

    At night, the book shelves come to life and the library is transformed into a bustling miniature city. But Peter discovers there is one important book missing...

  • How to Look After your Human: A dog’s guide

    Maggie Mayhem, With help from Kim Sears, Illustrated by Helen Hancocks
    Frances Lincoln

    Using her expert knowledge and years of experience with her owner, Kim, Maggie Mayhem advises her fellow canines how to best look after their humans.

  • How to Look for a Lost Dog

    Ann M Martin
    Usborne

    A heart-rending tale of a girl with autism who is given a dog, only to lose it in a flood. The search for her pet brings her both sorrow and happiness.

  • How to Save a Life

    Sara Zarr
    Usborne

    Told through two very different voices, this compelling young adult novel deals with challenging themes such as teenage pregnancy, bereavement and abuse with sensitivity and warmth.

  • How to Speak Dragonese

    Cressida Cowell
    Hodder Children's Books

    The third in the series featuring Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III sees the heroic Viking warrior recall more adventures of his life as a small boy.

  • How to Speak Spook (and Stay Alive)

    Ally Keenan
    Scholastic

    Donald isn’t very good at school work, but he has an amazing gift. He can see and talk to ghosts.

  • How to Train Your Dragon

    Cressida Cowell
    Hachette

    Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an incredible sword-fighter, dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking hero who ever lived.

  • How to Update Your Parents

    Pete Johnson, Illustrated by Nikalas Catlow
    Award Publications

    A rip-roaringly hilarious adventure, this is the brilliant sequel to My Parents Are Driving Me Crazy, and features tears, bucket loads of snot, and some very strange clothes.

  • How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth

    Michelle Robinson, Illustrated by Kate Hindley
    Simon & Schuster

    Does your woolly mammoth need a wash? This picture book will show you how!

  • How to Write Your Best Story Ever

    Chris Edge
    Oxford

    If you have ever thought that you would like to write a story but you were not sure where to start then this is definitely the book for you.

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Diana Wynne Jones
    Harper Collins

    Sophie Hatter is cursed with an old body by the Witch of the Waste and the spell can only be broken by the dreaded Wizard Howl who lives in his moving castle and likes to eat the souls of young girls.

  • Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent

    Lauren Child
    Hachette Children's Group

    Hubert Horatio's family are fabulously rich and it seems like he has it all. But are they frittering away the family fortune? Children will love this story where kids like them clearly have the upper hand and will find much to giggle about.

  • Hue Boy

    Rita Phillips Mitchell, Illustrated by Caroline Binch
    Frances Lincoln Children’s Books

    Hue Boy is smaller than his friends and, no matter what he eats, he doesn’t seem to grow.

  • Hug

    Jez Alborough
    Walker Books

    Bobo the chimp wanders sadly around the jungle looking for someone to hug, but all the animals are already cuddling someone else.

  • Hug Me

    Simona Ciraolo
    Flying Eye Books

    This is one of the loveliest and heart-warming stories around, with gorgeous illustrations to boot. A wonderful picture book that deserves a spot on your bookshelves.

  • Hug This Book!

    Barney Saltzberg, Illustrated by Fred Benaglia
    Phaidon

    Saltzberg and Benaglia present a stylish and enjoyable book all about the pleasure of books themselves and of the joy of reading. The rhyming text celebrates all the ways that books can be shared.

  • Hugh Shampoo

    Karen George
    Oxford University Press

    Hugh Shampoo detests having his wild, unruly hair washed, brushed, cut or combed - in spite of the fact that his parents, Mr and Mrs Shampoo, are proud owners of a hair salon.

  • Hugless Douglas

    David Melling
    Hodder Children's Books

    Douglas, a young brown bear, wakes up one spring needing a big hug. A large round rock is too heavy and a tall tree doesn't feel right, especially the splinters.

  • Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleep

    David Melling
    Hodder Childrens Books

    • Part of the much-loved Hugless Douglas series about a huggable bear and his friends.
    • Hugless Douglas is off to a sleepover at Rabbit's, but will some extra guests fit?
    • Funny words, ilustrations and characters should have your preschooler giggling.

  • Hugless Douglas and the Great Cake Bake

    David Melling
    Hodder

    Douglas wakes up to find sticky honey footprints leading from his cupboard to the tree outside, where the sheep are collecting everything they need to bake honey cakes. Problem is, Douglas needs to put honey on everything he eats, otherwise it doesn't taste right!

  • Hugless Douglas Goes to School

    David Melling
    Hodder Children's Books

    Hugless Douglas has a great first day of school when he shows everyone his favourite activity.

  • Hugo Makes a Change

    Scott Emmons and Mauro Gatti
    Flying Eye Books

    A simple and accessible book with rhyming text and lovely, bright illustrations, all about the importance of healthy eating, having a balanced diet and trying new foods.

  • Hugo Pepper

    Paul Stewart, Illustrated by Chris Riddell
    Random House

    Hugo Pepper is the tale of a young foundling raised by reindeer herders in the Frozen North.

  • Humpty Dumpty

    Annie Kubler
    Child's Play

    A simple board book featuring a well-known nursery rhyme with interactive text

  • Hunger

    Michael Grant
    Egmont

    Second in a series, this is a gripping, horrifyingly recognisable dystopian vision of a society re-inventing itself but with shaky rules and founded on fast-dwindling resources.

  • Hungry Roscoe

    David J Plant
    Flying Eye Books

    Roscoe is a little raccoon in a busy city, and he is hungry, but he’s sick of eating other people’s leftovers.

  • Hurry Up and Slow Down

    Layn Marlow
    Oxford University Press

    Hare is always full of energy and likes to do everything quickly. Tortoise moves more slowly and struggles to keep up.

  • Hush... Little Bear is Sleeping

    Surya Sajnani
    QED - Quarto

    Baby Bear is trying to get to sleep, but will the other animals stop making so much noise? Hush... Little Bear Is Sleeping is a simple board book with soothing sounds that will help your own little cub drift off.

  • Hush-a-bye Bunny

    Holly Surplice
    Nosy Crow

    Full of affection and snuggles, this simple rhyme about Bunny's bedtime is just the thing for a relaxing good-night read.

  • Hysteria

    Megan Miranda
    Bloomsbury

    Sixteen-year- old Mallory is sent away to boarding school to start afresh after her boyfriend's death.