New books we love this month
Every month, we review dozens of children's books. Here are the ones we liked best of all in June.
Whether they're a teeny toddler or a particular teen, this is where you can find your child's next amazing read: just scroll down to find books for a range of ages.
A trip to the beach with his sisters and friends develops into an epic adventure for a baby and his three toys. Written by a master storyteller, the drama builds with each turn of the page. Charming watercolours, reminiscent of a bygone era, bring the characters to life.
When Coralie meets Lion, she is determined to stay in his circus troupe – but none of her talents are enough to impress the Ringmaster. An accomplished and beautiful tale about why sometimes it’s OK to live by your own rules, and always best to follow your heart.
This beautifully designed picture book with exquisite illustrations explores a variety of shapes relating to Islamic objects and practices. It is perfect to share with children at home or in the classroom.
Meet Mimi Lee, an expert parent trainer. She knows that parents don’t understand what kids want and need, but you can’t blame them, as they’ve never been trained. So just follow her three simple steps to help train your parents, too! Funny and heartwarming.
Kechi’s Mum knows lots of different ways to style her big beautiful curly hair. But when it’s Kechi’s Daddy who has to take her to school, we see him trying, and failing, to do her hair just like Mummy does. Fun and hilarity follows...
When a huge shark threatens a fishing boat, the island's queen believes that the creature means them harm. However, young Ariki discovers the truth about the shark – it needs their help. An exciting adventure story about friendship, families and being different.
A missing comic sparks a superhero-inspired hunt to catch the criminal before a much-loved comic shop is taken over by developers. With its multicultural London setting and very current theme of gentrification, this is an interesting addition to bookshelves.
A beautifully illustrated book that celebrates the magic of language by showcasing a small collection of untranslatable words from around the world. With its stunning illustrations and fun facts about different cultures, this is a book to savour.
Tilly loves to write, but she has no experience with falling in love – so how can she write a love story? She soon finds out that research is not as easy as it sounds. This clever romance is likely to appeal to any reader with an interest in writing, reading and love.
The second book of a fantasy adventure series set in contemporary Nigeria. Can Sunny and her friends use juju and natural abilities to save the Niger delta from destruction?Great for those looking for some magical escapism.
Although a love story, this book is also about peer pressure, family, cultural identity, and having the courage to make one’s own way. Main character Annie is forthright and witty, and has cerebral palsy (although that's not central to the plot). An upbeat story with heart.
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