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 March: 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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This charming version of the classic counting song “Ten in the Bed” features a cast of adorable animals all doing the bidding of the rather bossy hen, who realises right at the last minute that maybe shedoesn’t want the bed to herself at all…
This lovely, bright book with a fun rhyming text will delight little ones who love vehicles, diggers and trucks. There’s lots of detail here about all the fun things trucks do – focused on a building site as a type of workplace that will interest little ones, with the clear, understandable outcome of building houses.
Follow a father and child in an imaginative journey towards bedtime. Based on traditional Indian lullabies, this rhyming book is ideal for bedtime. A feast for the senses.
Every night, six-year-old Astrid transforms into a Space Cadet, an intergalactic helper who zooms across the universe to solve problems and assist those in need. This fast-paced, funny chapter book is accompanied by magnificent black-and-white illustrations.
When Wolfgang the cat arrives for a two-week stay at a feline hotel, he seems frightened to leave his room, so the four resident cats do everything they can to make him feel welcome. This light-hearted chapter book is full of gentle humour and features charming black-and-white illustrations.
Wales Book of the Month
This fascinating non-fiction book features a wealth of fun facts about a range of animals, along with information about some of the ingenious methods scientists have devised to study them. Packed full of colourful, amusing illustrations, it is sure to appeal to budding scientists and anyone with an interest in animals.
Hercules' plan to play it cool when he starts secondary school goes awry when he becomes a target for the school bully. With the arrival of his estranged Greek father, Hercules' popularity surges, but at what cost? With a generous smattering of Greek mythology, this laugh-out-loud tale explores the nature of friendship, love and loyalty with a perfect mix of…
Bookmark Book of the Month
Irish Book of the Month
When Marvin discovers a book which grants magic wishes, he decides to use it to secure a win at the school talent show. This hilarious, heartwarming chapter book features superb black-and-white drawings and is aimed specifically at dyslexic and reluctant readers.
Domino discovers that she's a powerful Wizard and is the only one who can stop the moon – the source of all magic – from being destroyed. This epic magical adventure, with larger-than-life characters and clever plot twists, will have readers on the edge of their seats.
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