New children's books we love
Every month, we review dozens of books for children and teenagers. Here are the ones we like best in May: 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.
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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.
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Nick Sharratt uses his unique and fun style to show you every kind of museum you could imagine and even leaves space at the end for you to draw your own.
Written by multi award-winning poet Benjamin Zephaniah, this lyrical rhyming poem is told through the real-life experiences of the Trinidadian musician, Mona Baptiste, who boarded The Empire Windrush in the hopes of becoming a singer and making a better life for herself.
Pizazz is from a superhero family but doesn't always think her superpower is as cool as her family's. When the evil Copycat makes five clones of her that represent her demons, Pizazz must face her up to her demons with the help of her friends.
A gentle adventure story about the nature-loving Willow and her ‘Wild Thing’ friends.
Billie Upton Green is about to embark on her third accidental diary (which is cunningly disguised as a Spellings jotter so her Mums think she’s studying and not scribbling). And she has life-changing news.
An enchanting, magical adventure with just a touch of darkness.
An inspirational book detailing the achievements of 100 women of colour which includes a full page portrait and biography of each amazing woman.
With chapters alternately narrated by stepbrothers Ryan and Tommy, this is a clever and absorbing book that builds slowly and works on so many levels: exploring blended families, dyslexia and family secrets. Readers will be surprised by more than one satisfying twist.
Join us for Pyjamarama fun this May
Want a fun way to get children excited about reading? Join Pyjamarama on Friday 13 May, when children can spend the day in their pyjamas, reading and sharing stories and raising money for BookTrust.
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