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 February: 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.
Learning the colours will be great fun with this rhyming, interactive, board book packed with bright animals and with wooden spinners for little fingers.
Long-suffering Bear has a mouse in his house that just won't leave - and he's eating all the food and making such a mess! Themes of tolerance and looking past first impressions are illustrated beautifully in this fun rhyming book about two unlikely housemates.
Felix Clousseau brings his painting of a duck to a big art contest. Everyone laughs at it until it comes to life! A fascinating and funny picture book that takes a thoughtful look at what people want from art, and what they don't. The ending is a glorious surprise, too.
Join a young boy named Oscar and a woolly mammoth named Timothy as they race through The Curious Museum trying to track down Timothy’s little brother before the ‘magic hour’ is over – or he gets eaten by a dinosaur!
A fascinating, gruesome, and utterly hilarious book filled with facts all about slime - from the slime sun-cream made by hippos to the monstrous fatberg hiding under the streets of London.
A collection of three short stories starring the fabulous Tola, who lives with her siblings and Grandmummy in Lagos. A funny, compassionate, and beautifully illustrated book for young readers.
A funny and engaging rhyming story with colourful illustrations about Ava, her invisible cat and what happens when the circus comes to town.
Pizazz is used to being the only Super in her school - which is a bit exhausting, especially when Serena and the Populars keep making fun of her cape. So when new kid Jett appears, Pizazz decided to take her under her wing. However, things don't quite go to plan...
Flynn and the pirate detective crew of the Black Hound are back for another mystery! The fearsome chief of a Barbarian clan has lost his golden chalice - could the legendary cat Mogdrod be behind it?
Molly is a curious explorer and finds that her bedroom is just the beginning of a fantastic journey through a mysterious house which she must navigate by solving mathematical puzzles. A great introduction to mathematical concepts for older primary readers.
Billy's starting secondary school, but he's worried that his stammer will make it hard to fit in. He has to get rid of it before he can pursue his dream of being a stand-up comedian - so he comes up with an unusual list of ways to deal with it...
When Uma finds a mysterious bejewelled headphone lying in the road, she's astonished to discover that it can talk - and what's more, it seem to know absolutely everything! A hilarious story with a poignant message that some questions are more difficult to answer than others.
Archie’s mum and dad are splitting up because Archie’s dad is gay. Can a Pride parade give Archie’s family a way of coming together again?
A young boy expelled for hurting a classmate is sent to stay with his Grandad in a tiny village, where he begins to find comfort in the peace and beauty of nature. This moving novel sensitively explores some of the pressures faced by teenagers and their potential impact on mental health.
Theodora Hendrix is a human raised by monsters - but when she reaches ten years old, and ominous letters start arriving threatening to expose her family's secret, Theodora takes matters into her own hands! A gruesomely funny, spooky mystery.
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