New children's books we love
Every month, we review dozens of books for children and teenagers. Here are the ones we liked best in January: guaranteed to get your child reading...
Whether they're a teeny toddler or a very particular teen, this is where you can find your child's next amazing book: just scroll down to find books for a range of ages.
You can also keep track of the latest titles by looking at our past reading recommendations for:
We've sorted our favourite new books into rough age ranges, but this is just a guide and readers might find something they'll love in a different category.
Alexander is a baby kangaroo who loves snuggling up in his mum's warm, cosy pouch. The only problem is she's extremely messy - and is always popping things like felt-tips, broken necklaces and spatulas into her pouch! Can Alexander sort it all out?
Dex the dog is a little different to everyone else - he doesn't bark, dig, or fight, but he is happy, his tail won't stop wagging! His family try and get it to stop - but there's a way everyone can be happy together. A thought provoking story about self-expression and acceptance.
Sofia and her class are excited to be getting a pet - but what will they choose? They put it to a vote, and Sofia finds herself in charge of making sure the vote is fair. A great introduction to politics and how elections work.
If reading about historical figures usually seems like hard work, this exciting, colourful, graphics-packed book about the legendary Cleopatra could be the one to change your mind.
Fly an imaginary carpet over some of the most forbidden and mysterious places in the world in this gorgeously illustrated picture book.
An essential and fascinating book which follows black history across many centuries to today’s contemporary world.
Sofia's mother is the most sought-after bone-crafter in Italy - but when she goes missing, Sofia must uncover her secrets and find out what she was running from. A story about family, full of action, history, and beautiful detail.
Welton Blake's life goes from brilliant (Carmella's agreed to go out with him - YES!) to dreadful (broken phone, school bullies, and a really embarrassing dad) in the blink of an eye. How much humiliation can one kid take?
David Olusoga’s latest edition of Black and British has been revised and rewritten especially for secondary school children, and explains and illustrates the much-overlooked history of Black peoples in Britain and beyond.
Elsa, Max, and Leo are three friends who live in Vienna - but as Hitler's rise to power begins to cast a shadow over Europe, they find themselves torn in different directions. This moving and well researched book about the holocaust is only suitable for readers 12+.
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