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Books we love in March 2021

Anita and the Dragons book cover

Our pick of the very best children's books in March 2021.

  • Peekaboo Apple

    Author: Camilla Reid Illustrator: Ingela P. Arrhenius

    Interest level: 0-1

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  • Peekaboo Apple

    Author: Camilla Reid Illustrator: Ingela P. Arrhenius

    Interest level: 0-1

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    Everyone is saying peekaboo! in this bold, chunky board book – from a baby peeking out of her pram to a dog peering out …

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  • Can Bears Ski?

    Author: Raymond Antrobus Illustrator: Polly Dunbar

    Interest level: 3-6

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  • Can Bears Ski?

    Author: Raymond Antrobus Illustrator: Polly Dunbar

    Interest level: 3-6

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    Why do people keep asking Little Bear "Can bears ski?" A lovely and authentic picture book about hearing loss, inspired by the aut…

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  • New In Town

    Author: Marta Altes

    Interest level: 2-5

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  • New In Town

    Author: Marta Altes

    Interest level: 2-5

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    A huge white dog arrives in a new town looking for a home - but nobody seems to see him or understand him! That is, until he meets…

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  • Anita and the Dragons

    Author: Hannah Carmona Illustrator: Anna Cunha

    Interest level: 4-8

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  • Anita and the Dragons

    Author: Hannah Carmona Illustrator: Anna Cunha

    Interest level: 4-8

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    Anita imagines she is about to fly to a distant land on the back of a great white dragon. In reality, she and her family are leavi…

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  • Meet the Oceans

    Author: Caryl Hart Illustrator: Bethan Woollvin

    Interest level: 4-8

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  • Meet the Oceans

    Author: Caryl Hart Illustrator: Bethan Woollvin

    Interest level: 4-8

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    A vibrant picture book all about the incredible bodies of water which make up most of our planet, providing young readers with a l…

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  • Sunday Rain

    Author: Rosie J. Pova Illustrator: Amariah Rauscher

    Interest level: 4-5

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  • Sunday Rain

    Author: Rosie J. Pova Illustrator: Amariah Rauscher

    Interest level: 4-5

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    A little boy watches the children on his street playing together, but he's too shy to say hello! A lovely tale about having the co…

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  • Not That Pet!

    Author: Smriti Halls Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw

    Interest level: 3-5

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  • Not That Pet!

    Author: Smriti Halls Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw

    Interest level: 3-5

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    An enjoyable rhyming book with wholesome illustrations, Not That Pet! is perfect for young families considering bring an anim…

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  • Cat Kid Comic Club

    Author: Dav Pilkey

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Cat Kid Comic Club

    Author: Dav Pilkey

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 7+

    Lil' Petey the cat and Molly the tadpole have started the Cat Kid Comic Club - for kids that love to draw comics! This lovely, fun…

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  • Stars With Flaming Tails

    Author: Valerie Bloom Illustrator: Ken Wilson-Max

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Stars With Flaming Tails

    Author: Valerie Bloom Illustrator: Ken Wilson-Max

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 7+

    A stunning collection of poetry for children by poet Valerie Bloom, as fun to read aloud together as it is poignant and powerful.

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  • Coyote's Soundbite

    Author: John Agard Illustrator: Piet Grobler

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Coyote's Soundbite

    Author: John Agard Illustrator: Piet Grobler

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 6+

    Six Earth Goddesses call a meeting to discuss what is to be done about humans inflicting catastrophic environmental damage to the …

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  • The Don't Panic Gang

    Author: Mark Sperring Illustrator: Sarah Warburton

    Interest level: 4-8

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  • The Don't Panic Gang

    Author: Mark Sperring Illustrator: Sarah Warburton

    Interest level: 4-8

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    The Don’t Panic Gang is a top secret organisation, comprising a doughnut-loving cat, a little blue bird and an unassuming window-b…

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  • The Last Bear

    Author: Hannah Gold Illustrator: Levi Pinfold

    Interest level: 8-12

    Reading age: 8+

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  • The Last Bear

    Author: Hannah Gold Illustrator: Levi Pinfold

    Interest level: 8-12

    Reading age: 8+

    When April and her father move to an uninhabited island in the Arctic Circle, she isn't expecting to meet a lonely polar bear - ho…

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  • The Elephant In The Room

    Author: Holly Goldberg Sloan

    Interest level: 10-14

    Reading age: 10+

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  • The Elephant In The Room

    Author: Holly Goldberg Sloan

    Interest level: 10-14

    Reading age: 10+

    Sila is lonely. But she’s not the only one and a chance encounter with an unwanted elephant and a wealthy old gentleman proves to …

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  • Front Desk

    Author: Kelly Yang

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Front Desk

    Author: Kelly Yang

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    Smart, courageous Mia Tang runs the front desk at a motel, but will her family ever escape the poverty trap and gain everything th…

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  • The Shark Caller

    Author: Zillah Bethell Illustrator: Saara Katariina Söderlund

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • The Shark Caller

    Author: Zillah Bethell Illustrator: Saara Katariina Söderlund

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    Following the death of her parents, Blue Wing moves in with Siringen, a gentle village elder. When a new girl arrives on the islan…

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  • The Sad Ghost Club

    Author: Lize Meddings

    Interest level: 12-16

    Reading age: 12+

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  • The Sad Ghost Club

    Author: Lize Meddings

    Interest level: 12-16

    Reading age: 12+

    A sad ghost wants to go to a party, but his social anxiety keeps holding him back. When he meets another anxious ghost, he realise…

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  • We Played With Fire

    Author: Catherine Barter

    Interest level: 12-14

    Reading age: 12+

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  • We Played With Fire

    Author: Catherine Barter

    Interest level: 12-14

    Reading age: 12+

    Based on a true story, this chilling tale follows the lives of Kate and Maggie Fox - two sisters who convince their parents, and t…

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  • Shades of Scarlet

    Author: Anne Fine

    Interest level: 12-14

    Reading age: 12+

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  • Shades of Scarlet

    Author: Anne Fine

    Interest level: 12-14

    Reading age: 12+

    Scarlet's parents are going through a messy divorce - and no matter what Scarlet tries to do to help, she just seems to make it wo…

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