Books beginning with: L

  • La La La

    Author: Kate DiCamillo Illustrator: Jaime Kim
    Publisher: Walker Books

    This almost wordless picture book communicates its touching message through striking artwork. A poignant tale of how, with hope and perseverance, loneliness can be transformed into joy and companionship.



  • Labradoodle on the Loose

    Author: TM Alexander
    Publisher: Piccadilly Press Ltd

    The Tribers - Bee, Jonno, Copper Pie, Fifty and Keener - are loyal, lively and principled but have an uncanny knack for getting into complicated situations.

  • Labyrinth: Find Your Way Through 14 Magical Mazes

    Author: Theo Guignard
    Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions

    Generous spreads draw the reader into bold, striking, brightly coloured graphic worlds, each one spatially and visually completely different, filled with clever or witty details. They each provide much to delight maze detectives everywhere.

  • Lady Lollipop

    Author: Dick King-Smith Illustrator: Jill Barton
    Publisher: Walker Books

    A spoilt princess demands to have Lollipop the pig as her eighth birthday present. Lollipop and his trainer, Johnny Skinner, then have to teach the princess how to behave.

  • Lady Midnight

    Author: Cassandra Clare
    Publisher: Simon and Schuster

    Shadowhunters Julian and Emma are parabatai. They are allowed to do absolutely everything together except fall in love.

  • Ladder to the Moon

    Author: Maya Soetoro-Ng Illustrator: Yuri Morales
    Publisher: Walker

    In this picture book by US President Barack Obama's half sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng explores the themes of humanity, love, acceptance and reconcilliation through the story of a little girl whose grandmother takes her on a remarkable journey.

  • Lament

    Author: Maggie Stiefvater
    Publisher: Scholastic

    Deirdre, a teenage, twenty-first century musician, discovers her supernatural Celtic background and finds she can see faeryfolk - but there are dangers ahead...

  • Larklight

    Author: Philip Reeve Illustrator: David Wyatt
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books

    Award-winning Reeve indulges his love of historical technology in a new novel for younger readers, which is as captivating as the Mortal Engines quartet was for an older audience.

  • Last Stop on Market Street

    Author: Matt de la Pena Illustrator: Christian Robinson
    Publisher: Puffin

    A New York Times Bestseller, this wonderful picture book about the riches that money can’t buy is a timely and timeless reminder for all of us, not just children, that caring, thoughtfulness and community are more important than material wealth.

  • Last Stop on the Reindeer Express

    Author: Maudie Powell-Tuck Illustrator: Karl James Mountford
    Publisher: Little Tiger Press

    Mia is transported into the Reindeer Express, a magical sorting office, as she tries to get her Christmas card to Daddy in time. A sweet and heartfelt story about Christmas for a child whose parents are separated.

  • Last Train from Kummersdorf

    Author: Leslie Wilson
    Publisher: Faber and Faber

    It is 1945 and as World War II draws to an end in Germany, two 14-year-olds meet while trying to reach safety.

  • Launch a Rocket Into Space: You do the Maths

    Author: Hilary Koll and Steve Mills Illustrator: Vladimir Aleksic
    Publisher: QED Publishing

    Maths is made appealing by relating it to its use in the modern world and by the use of comic book style illustrations. With answers and glossary.

  • Laura Norder: Sheriff of Butts Canyon

    Author: Guy Bass Illustrator: Steve May
    Publisher: Barrington Stoke

    This easy-to-read story is full of brilliant cowboy slogans and Wild West atmosphere, but at heart it’s really a story about what happens when we impose too many rules on others, denying them the freedom to make decisions – and mistakes – for themselves.

  • Lavinia and the Magic Ring

    Author: Bianca Pitzorno Illustrator: Quentin Blake
    Publisher: Catnip

    A modern fairy tale for young readers inspired by the classic story of The Little Match Girl but without the tragic ending and featuring a magic ring and enormous quantities of stinky poo.

  • Leah’s Star

    Author: Margaret Bateson-Hill Illustrator: Karin Littlewood
    Publisher: Alanna Max

    This delightful version of the ancient Nativity tale is told through the eyes of the young girl Leah, the inn-keeper's daughter in Bethlehem. Her story tells a touching and human tale of two first-time parents about to experience the birth of their child together.

  • Leaves Are Like Traffic Lights

    Author: Andrew Fusek Peters
    Publisher: Salt Publishing

    Featuring turbo-charged trees, double agent forests and leaves that perform magic, this is a wide-ranging collection of fun, lyrical and thought-provoking poems.

  • Legend

    Author: Marie Lu
    Publisher: Puffin Books

    With elements of romance, political intrigue and state-sanctioned violence, this first installment of a dystopian trilogy has something for everyone.   

  • Lenny and Wilbur

    Author: Ken Wilson-Max
    Publisher: Alanna Max

    Lenny and Wilbur, are the best of friends. This illustration-led picture book about the special bond between one boy and his dog is bright, bold and culturally diverse. Join them for a fun-packed day of activities that will be familiar to many preschoolers.

  • Leon and Bob

    Author: Simon James
    Publisher: Walker Books

    Leon has moved to town with his mother and his friend Bob. Bob does everything with Leon, but he is not your average friend - he is imaginary.

  • Leon and the Place Between

    Author: Angela McAllister Illustrator: Graham Baker-Smith
    Publisher: Templar

    With his friends Leon visits an elaborate magic show, and finds himself quite literally drawn into the action.

  • Leonardo the Terrible Monster

    Author: Mo Willems
    Publisher: Walker Books

    Leonardo really is a terrible monster – so terrible that he can't scare anyone, ever. Then, one day, he hatches a plan...

  • Leopard's Snore!

    Publisher: Child's Play International Ltd

    A sturdy book with an appealing puppet that pokes her head through a hole in each page of the book, this is one of a series featuring different puppet characters, based loosely on the natural and spontaneous noises our bodies can make.

  • Leopold Blue

    Author: Rosie Rowell
    Publisher: Hot Key Books

    Growing up in Leopold, a tiny town in rural 1990s South Africa, fifteen-year-old Meg is frustrated by the tedium of her day-to-day life. 

  • Let the Right One In

    Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist Translator: Ebba Segerberg
    Publisher: Quercus

    John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel is a unique and brilliant fusion of social novel and vampire legend, and a deeply moving fable about rejection, friendship and loyalty.

  • Let’s Celebrate! Festival poems from around the world

    Author: Various Editor: Debjani Chatterjee & Brian D’Arcy Illustrator: by Shirin Adl
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln

    Everyone loves a celebration and with this lively, multicultural, poetry anthology there is an excuse to celebrate almost all year round

  • Let’s Find Fred

    Author: Steven Lenton
    Publisher: Scholastic

    Children will love spotting fun-loving Fred as he explores the city, from the market and the maze to the art gallery and, finally, the Panda-Monium Ball. Every page is overflowing with exciting action and funny moments, providing lots of talking points.

  • Let’s Find the Tiger

    Author: Alex Willmore
    Publisher: Little Tiger

    This beautifully produced little board book is sure to capture the attention of even the youngest babies. A tiger is hiding in the book, and there are soft felt flaps to investigate behind.

  • Let’s Go to Nursery!

    Author: Caryl Hart and Lauren Tobia
    Publisher: Walker Books

    Bee and Billy are going to nursery! What will the day hold? This sweet book about the potentially anxiety-making environment of nursery focuses on the friendship between little ones that play there together – and is full of wonderfully creative rhyming text.

  • Let’s Play!

    Author: Hervé Tullet
    Publisher: Chronicle Books

    A lively yellow dot, which is full of personality, invites the reader to play. In a world of touchscreen technology, this playful picture book goes back to basics, inspiring children to interact with the printed page by allowing their imagination to bring the dot to life.

  • Let's Feed the Ducks

    Author: Pamela Venus
    Publisher: Firetree Books

    Feeding the ducks can be an adventure, as this story shows!

  • Let's go to Playgroup

    Author: Pamela Venus
    Publisher: Firetree Books

    • This positive book is a great read when your child starts playgroup.
    • The illustrations are comforting and gentle.
    • This is part of a series of lovely books.

  • Let's Play!: Poems About Sports and Games from Around the World

    Author: Debjani Chatterjee and Brian D’Arcy Illustrator: Shirin Adl
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

    Chatterjee and D'Arcy have selected almost 40 poems about sports and games from around the world.

  • Let's Save the Animals

    Author: Frances Barry
    Publisher: Walker Books

    Each colourful spread features one of ten endangered species, with a boldly printed statement for beginner readers swirling across the page.

  • Letters from an Alien Schoolboy

    Author: Ros Asquith
    Publisher: Piccadilly Press

    Flowkwee is on a mission – he has to disguise himself as a schoolboy and spy on young earthlings, in order to help his father with his research

  • Letters from the Lighthouse

    Author: Emma Carroll
    Publisher: Faber and Faber

    Olive and her brother have been evacuated to Devon, but big sister Sukie is still missing from the night of the bombs. Emma Carroll is a natural storyteller: there's a good twist towards the end that even the most wily readers won't see coming. 

  • Letters to Anyone and Everyone

    Author: Toon Tellegen Illustrator: Jessica Ahlberg Translator: Martin Cleaver
    Publisher: Boxer

    Discover a collection of extraordinary letters in this magical new volume of short stories.

  • Level 2: The Memory Chronicles

    Author: Lenore Appelhans
    Publisher: Usborne

    Since her death the day before her 18th birthday, Felicia has been stuck in Level 2 - an otherworldly waiting room between heaven and hell where she replays memories of her life on earth.

  • Level Up!

    Author: Tom Nicoll Illustrator: Anjan Sarkar
    Publisher: Stripes Publishing

    A fun and mildly scary virtual romp through a computer game packed with space paraphernalia and gadgetry. Entertaining black-and-white illustrations add atmosphere and more than a few laughs.

  • Level Up! Block and Roll

    Author: Tom Nicoll Illustrator: Anjan Sarkar
    Publisher: Stripes

    Best friends Max and Flo find themselves trapped inside Max’s favourite construction video game, Blocktopia. How will they leave? This accessible science fiction adventure series is funny, fast-paced and ideal for those who enjoy gaming.

  • Lexiland

    Author: Suzi Moore
    Publisher: Simon and Schuster

    Ten-year-old Emma has decided to change the date of her birthday. Last year, her identical twin, Laura, choked on a piece of birthday cake and died - so a new date is essential.

  • Liam

    Author: Benjamin Zephaniah Illustrator: Dan Taylor
    Publisher: Collins Education

    Teenager Liam plans to track down his birth parents, but there are secrets and surprises in store along the way in this short illustrated novel.

  • Liar and Spy

    Author: Rebecca Stead
    Publisher: Andersen Press

    Georges is having a miserable time at school and at home - until eccentric neighbour Safer recruits him to join his Spy Club and he is drawn into an investigation of the mysterious Mr X.

  • Lia's Guide to Winning the Lottery

    Author: Keren David
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

    When 16-year-old Lia wins eight million pounds in the lottery it seems like a dream come true. But money can make things more complicated than you'd think...

  • Library Lion

    Author: Michelle Knudsen Illustrator: Kevin Hawkes
    Publisher: Walker Books

    One day, a lion turns up at the library and no-one knows quite what to do - not even Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, who has rules for most things. However, the lion turns out to be rather a nice lion and so he's allowed to stay, as long as he doesn't roar.

  • Liccle Bit

    Author: Alex Wheatle
    Publisher: Atom

    At school Lemar, also known as Liccle Bit due to his height, is like any teenage boy. He's in love with a girl who barely notices him, he mucks about with his best mates and he spends a lot of time doodling in his work books. However, at home...

  • Liesl & Po

    Author: Lauren Oliver
    Publisher: Hodder

    Death and danger are balanced against friendship and love in this intoxicating blend of adventure, fairy tale and fantasy

  • Life Doesn’t Frighten Me

    Author: Maya Angelou Illustrator: Jean-Michel Basquiat Editor: Sara Jane Boyers
    Publisher: Abrams

    Maya Angelou’s seminal poem Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, about the courage inside us all (whatever age our age), is matched for the first time with paintings by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.

  • Life is Magic

    Author: Meg McLaren
    Publisher: Andersen Press

    When assistant Houdini accidentally transforms Monsieur Lapin into a rabbit, he is determined that the show must go on. This delightful tale about working together and helping your friends is full of warmth and humour.

  • Life of Pi

    Author: Yann Martel
    Publisher: Canongate

    Some books defy categorisation: Life of Pi, the second novel from Canadian writer Yann Martel, is a case in point. Just about the only thing you can say for certain about it is that it is fiercely and admirably unique.

  • Life on Earth: Human Body

    Author: Heather Alexander Illustrator: Andres Lozano
    Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions

    Ideal for children in Year 1 or 2, this introduction to the body is visually appealing and interactive with just the right level of text and information.

  • Life: An Exploded Diagram

    Author: Mal Peet
    Publisher: Walker Books Ltd

    In this intelligent young adult novel, Clem's coming-of-age story of first love and burgeoning sexuality is woven around a tense account of the mounting Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Lifers

    Author: M A Griffin
    Publisher: Chicken House

    Set in a Manchester run by extreme right-wing Neo Conservatives, this novel looks at the possibilities of illegal youth detention and human rights. But Preston will do whatever it takes to get Alice back, even if it means risking his own life.

  • Lift and Look Bugs

    Author: Tracy Cottingham
    Publisher: Bloomsbury

    Published in partnership with the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, this board book for young readers explores some of the places we can find bugs. Each page is an explosion of colour, which can’t fail to grab the attention of any budding naturalists and gardeners.

  • Lift-the-Flap Periodic Table

    Author: Alice James Shaw Nielsen and Emily Barden
    Publisher: Usborne

    It may be difficult for some people to imagine a non-fiction book about the periodic table being entertaining, funny and revelatory – but this is that book. A tremendous feat, full of facts to delight readers of all ages.

  • Light

    Author: Michael Grant
    Publisher: Electric Monkey

    The final book in the Fayz series will more than satisfy the high expectations of the many fans of Michael Grant's addictive saga.

  • Lightning Chase Me Home

    Author: Amber Lee Dodd
    Publisher: Scholastic

    This is an unusual adventure story that successfully holds the reader under its spell. A growing sense of danger rumbles in the background and it combines a convincing contemporary context with timeless mystery and magic.

  • Lightning Mary

    Author: Anthea Simmons
    Publisher: Andersen Press

    Lightning Mary tells the true story of Mary Anning, a Victorian fossil expert, whose discoveries of the ichthyosaur contributed to changes in scientific thinking about the history of the earth. A brilliant read.

  • Linger

    Author: Maggie Stiefvater
    Publisher: Scholastic

    The second novel in the projected Mercy Falls trilogy reintroduces us to Sam and Grace, and concentrates on the relationship developing between them as humans.

  • Lily Alone

    Author: Jacqueline Wilson Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
    Publisher: Doubleday Children's Books

    Lily's self-centred young mother jets off to a holiday in Spain with her new boyfriend. Lily and her three younger siblings are carelessly left behind.

  • Lily and the Polar Bears

    Author: Jion Sheibani
    Publisher: Faber & Faber

    This charming, funny, sweet picture book combines concerns about arctic erosion, animal conservation and immigration in a lovely story about polar bears. It’s sure to be a favourite with little ones, who will love Sheibani's illustration.

  • Lily and the Rockets

    Author: Rebecca Stevens
    Publisher: Chicken House

    A fascinating, engaging and empowering story of Lily, a teenage munitions worker at the Woolwich Arsenal, and the origins of women’s football during the First World War.

  • Lilliput

    Author: Sam Gayton
    Publisher: Andersen Press

    A memorable and magical spin on Gulliver's Travels.

  • Limelight Larry

    Author: Leigh Hodgkinson
    Publisher: Orchard Books

    Limelight Larry is delighted when he finds an empty book - he can be the star of the story! Then a whole host of storybook characters arrive and Larry - much to his outrage - is pushed out of the limelight...

  • Line Of Fire: Diary Of An Unknown Soldier

    Author: Barroux Translator: Sarah Ardizzone
    Publisher: Phoenix Yard Books

    In this striking graphic novel adaptation of a 100-year-old diary, the events of the first two months of WWI are told through the eyes of the unknown soldier. This is living history in the form of one man's story silhouetted against the historical events of 1914 that formed and transformed the world we live in today.

    Amazingly, the author/artist Barroux …

  • Lines

    Author: Suzy Lee
    Publisher: Chronicle Books

    A winter-themed wordless picture book about a skating girl that is both deceptively simple and completely delightful.

  • Lion and Mouse

    Author: Catalina Echeverri
    Publisher: Jonathan Cape

    Lion has got a seriously big ego: he thinks he’s the best, the funniest, the loudest and the bravest. All the while, his friend Mouse is feeling weaker, quieter and smaller than ever

  • Lion Practice

    Author: Emma Carlisle
    Publisher: Macmillan

    Laura goes to long and noisry lengths to remind her mum and dad she's still there after a new sibling arrives on the scene.

  • Lion vs Rabbit

    Author: Alex Latimer
    Publisher: Picture Corgi

    Lion is a bully, and is mean to all the other animals - but then Rabbit comes up to the rescue. Although he is small and Lion is big, he still manages to teach him a lesson.

  • Lionheart

    Author: Richard Collingridge
    Publisher: David Fickling Books

    With his beloved soft toy Lionheart at his side, Richard has the courage to confront his night-time fears. This enchanting picture book has warm, atmospheric illustrations.

  • Liquidator

    Author: Andy Mulligan
    Publisher: DB Fickling

    Vicky's work experience as a sandwich-maker at a solicitors turns into an adventure when she uncovers a big secret.

  • Listen to the Birds

    Author: Marion Billet
    Publisher: Nosy Crow

    Listen to the calls of six different garden birds in this beautiful little book. From blackbirds to pigeons, just press the button on each page to hear what they sound like - and then perhaps step into your garden or park to see if you can hear them in the wild.

  • Listen to the Things that Go

    Author: Marion Billet
    Publisher: Nosy Crow

    This lovely interactive book will help small children learn new vocabulary for vehicles, as well as the names of the animals driving them.

  • Little Albatross

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Michael Foreman
    Publisher: Random House

    Little Albatross stays snug and warm in his nest while his mother and father fly off to hunt for fish. As he grows bigger they decide it will be safe to leave him and go off hunting together.

  • Little Badman and the Invasion of the Killer Aunties

    Author: Humza Ashad and Henry White Illustrator: Aleksei Bitskoff
    Publisher: Puffin Books

    Humza Khan is an 11-year-old who devotes most of his energy into trying to be a cool rapper, AKA Little Badman. A perfect read for Tom Gates fans: prepare for big belly laughs and great advice on how to be yourself.

  • Little Bear's Little Boat

    Author: Eve Bunting
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books

    One day, Little Bear is no longer so little and no longer fits snugly into his little boat. Will he have to give it up?

  • Little Beauty

    Author: Anthony Browne
    Publisher: Walker Books

    When a very special gorilla learns to use sign language, he is able to ask his keepers for anything he needs but what he wants most of all is a friend.

  • Little Bits of Sky

    Author: S E Durrant
    Publisher: Nosy Crow

    Ira and Jack arrive at Skilly House, a home for foster children, and realise that life is about to get very interesting. Set against the backdrop of the 1990 poll tax strikes, this is a personal and heartfelt tale of growing up as a child in care. 

  • Little Boat

    Author: Thomas Docherty
    Publisher: Templar

    Discover the world with Little Boat - this is a wonderfully illustrated sea adventure.

  • Little Boat

    Author: Taro Gomi
    Publisher: Chronicle Books

    Little Boat is navigating the big sea all by himself. Will he make it through the storm? A gentle and reassuring adventure that would make a nice first bedtime story.

  • Little Darlings

    Author: Jacqueline Wilson Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
    Publisher: Yearling

    An immensely readable novel which handles serious issues – fractured families, the nature of celebrity – with the lightest of touches.

  • Little Drivers to the Rescue!

    Author: Dan Crisp
    Publisher: Child's Play

    • Double-sided figures so you can choose if the boy or girl drives.
    • Colourful illustrations and simple text.
    • Why not use your own photos to put your child in the story?

  • Little Eli: Egg, Cards, Pencil

    Author: Laura Bellini
    Publisher: Tiny Owl

    This unusual and beautiful set of three tall, thin hardbacks in their slipcase chronicle Eli the dragonfly's simple story of perseverance without any words.

  • Little Faces: Happy Halloween!

    Author: Pintachan
    Publisher: Words & Pictures Press

    When Spider says Boo! to his Halloween friends, they transform: Ghost fades away to become really ghostly, Witch turns into a black cat and Pumpkin lights up into a Jack-o-Lantern! When they’re all ready, it’s time for Trick or Treating!

  • Little Frida: A Story of Frida Kahlo

    Author: Anthony Browne
    Publisher: Walker Books

    The masterstroke of this dreamy picture book by the former Children's Laureate is to focus on Frida Kahlo's childhood and see the little girl behind the icon. In turn, many children will relate to its themes of bullying and belonging, imagination and hope.

  • Little Frog

    Author: Jakob Martin Strid Illustrator: Jakob Martin Strid
    Publisher: Alanna books

    One beautiful summer's night a meteor falls from the sky. Inside is Little Frog. Father and Mother Frog think he's cute, but rapidly discover he is VERY NAUGHTY.

  • Little Frog's Tadpole Trouble

    Author: Tatyana Feeney
    Publisher: Oxford University Press

    Simple, but wonderfully expressive, d­­etailed line drawings, and a green froggy font add additional layers of humour to this funny yet reassuring story of new sibling anxiety.

  • Little Green Donkey

    Author: Anuska Allepuz
    Publisher: Walker Books

    Little Donkey loves, loves, loves grass! In fact, Little Donkey doesn’t want to eat anything other than grass for ever and ever. But then Little Donkey eats so much just grass, she turns… green! A hilarious story with a very funny final twist that gently touches on the quirks of fussy eaters.

  • Little Home Bird

    Author: Jo Empson
    Publisher: Child’s Play

    Little Bird was happy. But one day, everything changed. A gentle and enchanting story, with stunning illustrations, which will reassure children who have more than one home.

  • Little House in the Big Woods

    Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
    Publisher: Egmont

    Inside the little house live the Ingalls family: Ma, Pa, Mary, Laura and baby Carrie.

  • Little Jungle Explorers

    Author: Anthony Lewis
    Publisher: Child’s Play

    Colourful board book with double-sided explorer figure!

  • Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

    Author: Vashti Harrison
    Publisher: Puffin

    This beautiful and profound book chronicles the struggles and achievements of historic and contemporary black women. Not just for girls, this is an inspiring book for any child as it shows how determination, ambition and hard work can bring important change.

  • Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World

    Author: Vashti Harrison
    Publisher: Puffin

    What is a visionary? We usually think of people who dare to dream and think outside the box: to see things differently, and change the way everyone else sees the world. The women in Vashti Harrison’s beautifully illustrated book certainly fill this criteria.

  • Little Legends: the spell thief

    Author: Tom Percival
    Publisher: Pan Macmillan

    When new boy Anansi arrives in Tale Town, everyone welcomes him to his new home, except for Jack. Missing a parent and feeling unease about a new friend are handled in an interesting, engaging way that doesn't push the moral.

  • Little Lou and the Woolly Mammoth

    Author: Paula Bowles
    Publisher: Bloomsbury

    This rhyming picture book tells an entertaining and engaging story with funny twists, which is great to read out loud.

  • Little Manfred

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Michael Foreman
    Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

    Masterful storytelling enhanced by apt and atmospheric illustrations

  • Little Monkey

    Author: Marta Altés
    Publisher: Macmillan

    Humorous illustrations in pencil and watercolour fill every page of this amusing tale, which is sure to strike a chord with any fearless little adventurer who is desperate to grow up.

  • Little Mouse's Big Book of Beasts

    Author: Emily Gravett
    Publisher: Macmillan

    Little Mouse is back and in this story he encounters a book about frightening and ferocious fearsome beasts.

  • Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears

    Author: Emily Gravett
    Publisher: Pan Macmillan

    Little Mouse is scared of most things, from creepy crawlies and loud noises, to getting lost.

  • Little Owl, Little Owl Can't You Sleep?

    Author: Jo Lodge
    Publisher: Campbell Books

    Little Owl can’t sleep, as the forest creatures are all too noisy. Jo Lodge's Wiggle and Giggle series pairs silliness with lots of interaction – and, in this particular book, ends the fun in a snoozy bedtime. Everyone will be deliciously sleepy by lights out!

  • Little People, Big Dreams: Agatha Christie

    Author: Isabel Sanchez Vegara Illustrator: Elisa Muso
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln

    This delightful biography for young readers introduces the life of the writer Agatha Christie. As well as highlighting her achievements, the book quietly emphasises how wonderful the imagination can be, and how this can inspire others, too.

  • Little People, Big Dreams: Josephine Baker

    Author: Isabel Sanchez Vegara Illustrator: Agathe Sorlet
    Publisher: Lincoln Children's Books

    Looking back at the life of Josephine Baker, this book captures a bubbly personality but also shows another side to this public figure, away from the jazz and razzmatazz. As ever, the Little People, Big Dreams series both educates and inspires. 

  • Little People, Big Dreams: Maya Angelou

    Author: Lisbeth Kaiser Illustrator: Leire Salaberria
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln

    This inspiring biography for young readers focusses on writer, speaker and civil rights activist Maya Angelou.

  • Little People, Big Dreams: Muhammad Ali

    Author: Ma Isabel Sánchez Vegara
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books

    Learn about African-American boxer Muhammad Ali in this accessible picture book biography for young children. This title builds on the inspiring Little People, Big Dreams series, which has expanded to include books about extraordinary men. 

  • Little Princess: I Want My Dad

    Author: Tony Ross
    Publisher: Andersen Press

    Little Princess loves her dad, the King, but she can't help but be a little envious of the other fathers in the castle. But when she's feeling blue, it's her Dad who cheers her up again. A perfect story for fathers and children to share.

  • Little Princess: I Want Snow

    Author: Tony Ross
    Publisher: Andersen Press

    When the Queen sends a postcard from the South Pole, the Little Princess decides that she wants snow RIGHT NOW - but it's the middle of summer. A funny, charming addition to the Little Princess series.

  • Little Rabbit Foo Foo

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Arthur Robins
    Publisher: Walker Books

    The subject of bullying is tackled with humour and the bully is given the stark choice of either changing his behaviour or facing the negative consequences.

  • Little Rabbit’s Big Surprise

    Author: Swapna Haddow Illustrator: Alison Friend
    Publisher: Stripes Publishing

    Introducing a charming little rabbit character, this is an ideal story to bridge the gap between picture books and independent reading, with glossy pages and full-colour illustrations on every page.

  • Little Red

    Author: Bethan Woollvin
    Publisher: Two Hoots

    This contemporary interpretation of a familiar classic - Little Red Riding Hood - is a joy to read. Bold monochrome images, punctuated with vibrant blocks of red, form a striking visual accompaniment to the dark, witty tale.

  • Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion

    Author: Alex T Smith
    Publisher: Scholastic

    This is a warm and fun-filled take on a much-loved story that young readers will find impossible to resist.

  • Little Red Hood

    Author: Marjolaine Leray Translator: Sarah Ardizzone
    Publisher: Phoenix Yard Books

    Little Red Hood wonders unwittingly into the path of the Big Bad Wolf

  • Little Red Reading Hood

    Author: Lucy Rowland Illustrator: Ben Mantle
    Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books

    Written in witty verse and accompanied by colourful illustrations, this wonderful contemporary tale is great to read aloud and ideal to show young children that stories have the power to take readers on all sorts of exciting, imaginative journeys.

  • Little Red Train's Race to the Finish

    Author: Benedict Blathwayt
    Publisher: Random House

    Swish Trains have challenged Little Red Train to a race, and whoever wins will gain the franchise on the seaside line. But it isn't a fair race...

  • Little Robin Red Vest

    Author: Jan Fearnley
    Publisher: Nosy Crow

    Jan Fearnley’s tale of how Robin got his red breast is celebrating its 20 years' anniversary. With fresh artwork and a lovely hardback gift edition, this is a lovely Christmas present for picture book fans.

  • Little Stars: A Hetty Feather Adventure

    Author: Jacqueline Wilson Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
    Publisher: Yearling

    Hetty Feather has begun a new chapter in her life story. Escaping from Tanglefield's Travelling Circus with her dearest friend Diamond, Hetty is determined to find them positions as glamorous music hall artistes.

  • Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain

    Author: Edward Ardizzone
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln

    This charming and ultimately reassuring story is a reissue of Edward Ardizzone's classic 1936 picture book.

  • Little Truck

    Author: Taro Gomi
    Publisher: Chronicle Books

    Little Truck is eager to get ahead but he needs the help of his ever-watchful parent when he gets tired. A cute and concise story about little ones taking their first steps of independence: the illustrations are really effective and the text is lovely to read aloud.

  • Little Why

    Author: Jonny Lambert
    Publisher: Little Tiger Press

    Natural curiosity is weighed against necessary caution in this story about accepting yourself. It is accompanied by elegant, expressive, endearingly gawky illustrations.

  • Little Wolf's Diary of Daring Deeds

    Author: Ian Whybrow Illustrator: Tony Ross
    Publisher: Harper Collins

    Little Wolf and cousin Yeller Wolf (self-appointed heads of their 'Adventure Academy') fall prey to criminal Mister Twister the Fox.

  • Little Women

    Author: Louisa May Alcott
    Publisher: Signet

    The novel follows the lives of four sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March—detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood

    The story begins at Christmas time. The March girls, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, are unhappy because they have agreed to give up their Christmas presents.

  • Lizzie Zipmouth

    Author: Jacqueline Wilson Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
    Publisher: Young Corgi

    This is a poignant and often funny book, which looks at ways of coping with a new step-family.

  • Lob

    Author: Linda Newbery Illustrator: Pam Smy
    Publisher: David Fickling Books

    Lucy and her beloved grandfather enjoy gardening together, and Lucy becomes aware that she, like him, can sense-see a small figure who helps with the gardening.

  • Lobsters

    Author: Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison
    Publisher: Chicken House

    The first novel from friends and collaborators Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison, Lobsters is a frank and very funny young adult romance.

  • Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase

    Author: Jonathan Stroud
    Publisher: HarperCollins

    Best known for his sarcastic djinni creation Bartimaeus, Stroud returns with an equally engaging new series, this time following a young set of ghost hunters

  • Long Gone Don and the Terror-Cotta Army

    Author: The Etherington Brothers
    Publisher: The Phoenix Presents / David Fickling Books

    More gorgeous artwork and fast-paced storytelling show that action, adventure and the undead are all alive and kicking in this new addition to the 'Phoenix Presents' series of graphic novels.

  • Long Lankin

    Author: Lindsey Barraclough
    Publisher: Bodley Head Children's Books

    The isolated All Hallows church holds great terrors for Cora and Mimi and their new friends. Here the ghosts of children slain by Long Lankin appear. And now he's coming for Mimi...

  • Long Neck and Thunder Foot

    Author: Helen Piers Illustrator: Michael Foreman
    Publisher: Andersen Press

    Long Neck and Thunder Foot live far away from each other. Neither has ever seen another dinosaur before, so when they come face to face, they are both completely terrified.

  • Long Walk to Freedom

    Author: Nelson Mandela
    Publisher: Abacus

    Long Walk to Freedom discloses a strong and generous spirit that refused to be broken under the most trying circumstances - a spirit in which just about everybody can find something to admire.

  • Long Way Down

    Author: Jason Reynolds Illustrator: Chris Priestley
    Publisher: Faber

    Written in verse, Long Way Down is breathtakingly gripping and spectacular. You almost read it without breathing; the action is so tense, the language so powerful. Give it to every teenager you know!

  • Longbow Girl

    Author: Linda Davies
    Publisher: Chicken House

    Merry's and James's families are embroiled in a deep feud. However, this doesn't stop the pair embarking on a dangerous adventure together

  • Lois Lane: Fallout

    Author: Gwenda Bond
    Publisher: Curious Fox

    This reimagining of Lois Lane as a high school reporter is a fast-paced, tightly plotted and addictive read.

  • Lois Looks for Bob at the Park

    Author: Gerry Turley
    Publisher: Nosy Crow

    Lois searches for her best friend Bob the Budgie in this retro-style lift-the-flap book that both grown-ups and little ones will enjoy.

  • Lola Rose

    Author: Jacqueline Wilson Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
    Publisher: Random House

    Jacqueline Wilson demonstrates her skill by capturing the experiences of a young carer, fearful about what the cancer will do to her mother.

  • Lollipop and Grandpa and the Back Garden Safari

    Author: Penelope Harper Illustrator: Cate James
    Publisher: Phoenix Yard Books

    Grandpa and Lollipop, neither of them strangers to adventure, are off on a back garden safari, with binoculars, maps and sandwiches - this could be hungry work!

  • Lollipop and Grandpa and the Wobbly Tooth

    Author: Penelope Harper Illustrator: Cate Jones
    Publisher: Phoenix Yard Books

    Lollipop is proud of her teeth and enjoys brushing one. One day she finds a wibbly wobbly one and doesn't know what to do, but as always Grandpa is on hand with a few ideas.

  • Lolly Luck

    Author: Ellie Daines
    Publisher: Andersen Press

    Lolly has always been lucky but a series of catastrophes at home threaten both her family life and her experience at school

  • London ABC

    Author: Ben Hawkes
    Publisher: Picture Corgi

    London is full of amazing places, and Ben Hawkes has selected one for every letter of the alphabet in this charming take on an ABC book.

  • London: Everything you Ever Wanted to Know

    Author: Lonely Planet
    Publisher: Lonely Planet

    This 'not-for-parents' guidebook gives young readers the inside story about one of the world's most famous cities: London.

  • Loo Queue

    Author: Nicholas Allan
    Publisher: Penguin

    This book introduces small children to colours and counting, as well as helping increase their animal vocabulary. It has fun, rhyming text with constant repetition that allows young readers to join in too.

  • Look

    Author: Fiona Woodcock
    Publisher: HarperCollins

    Every single word in this story, about a brother and sister who go to the zoo, has a double "o" in it. Ooh! Cool! Showcasing stunning typography as well as fabulous illustrations, Look is playful, inventive and inspiring.

  • Look After Me

    Author: Aoife Walsh
    Publisher: Andersen Press

    Teenagers Phoebe and Adam secretly take over the care of a baby entrusted to them by their former foster-sister.

  • Look Both Ways

    Author: Jason Reynolds Illustrator: Selom Sunu
    Publisher: Knights Of

    Ten short stories about that strange time when school finishes and children of a certain age (usually around ten years old) get to walk home without adult supervision. Jason Reynolds' writing is gripping, direct, exciting and incredibly readable. 

  • Look Inside A Hospital

    Author: Dr Zoe Fritz and Katie Daynes Illustrator: Stefano Tognetti
    Publisher: Usborne

    This fantastic board book series from Usborne lets us explore a hospital and some of its busy departments. This could provide a reassuring guide to young people before their first visit to a hospital and is great fun to explore for any budding doctors and nurses.

  • Look Inside Space

    Author: Rob Lloyd Jones Illustrator: Benedetta Giaufret and Enrica Rusina
    Publisher: Usborne

    Find out why the moon seems to change space, discover what's in the middle of the Milky Way and learn about how planets are made in this brilliant introduction to space, full of sturdy flaps and heaps of detail.

  • Look Up!

    Author: Nathan Bryon Illustrator: Dapo Adeola
    Publisher: Puffin

    Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola’s charming picture book gifts us with a gorgeous character in Rocket, a girl whose passion for all things space is as inspiring to the reader as her heroine Mae Jemison is to her. 

  • Look What I've Got!

    Author: Anthony Browne
    Publisher: Walker Books

    Jeremy is a pain - he gets everything he wants: a shiny bicycle, a new football, a bag stuffed with lollipops and a trip to the zoo.

  • Look, There’s a Helicopter

    Author: Esther Aarts
    Publisher: Nosy Crow

    Fans of helicopters will love this interactive and rhyming board book: just follow the holes in each image to follow the story on the next page...

  • Look, there’s a Submarine!

    Author: Esther Aarts
    Publisher: Nosy Crow

    The little yellow submarine is going for a ride under the sea. From tiny red crabs to giant blue whales, there is so much to see. An entertaining addition to any bookshelf.

  • Looking After William

    Author: Eve Coy
    Publisher: Andersen Press

    A little girl announces that she's going to be William's mummy for the day - and it soon becomes clear that William is her father. A charming book with warm illustrations reminiscent of Judith Kerr.

  • Looking at the Stars

    Author: Jo Cotterill
    Publisher: Bodley Head

    Amina is headstrong and outspoken - traits seen as rebellion in the dictatorship she lives in. Ending up in an aid camp, her storytelling talent helps her, and those around her, keep hope.

  • Looking at the Stars

    Author: Lewis Hine
    Publisher: Lagom

    Lewis Hine is the inspirational teen behind life-changing charity Friend Finder Official, and winner of the Radio 1 Teen Hero Award. He’s achieved amazing things, but Lewis’s everyday life is far from simple. This is his story.

  • Looking for Alaska

    Author: John Green
    Publisher: HarperCollins

    'If people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.' Miles Halter's whole life has been one big non-event, until he meets Alaska Young.

  • Looking for JJ

    Author: Anne Cassidy
    Publisher: Scholastic

    When a 10-year-old girl kills her best friend, she is convicted of manslaughter and locked away. Seven years later she is released on licence with a new identity.

  • Looking Glass Girl

    Author: Cathy Cassidy
    Publisher: Puffin

    Cathy Cassidy re-imagines the classic Alice in Wonderland story for the book's 150th anniversary.

  • Looking Good!

    Author: Ailie Busby
    Publisher: Child’s Play

    Elephant has floppy ears – do you? Bush baby has some lovely big round eyes. What about you? This delightful board book for babies has nice, thick pages and is perfect for reading aloud to develop little ones' language skills.

  • Looshkin

    Author: Jamie Smart
    Publisher: David Fickling books

    Looshkin is named ‘the maddest cat in the world’ for good reason – anything that could possibly go wrong all comes down to this kitty. An outrageously fun graphic novel in a class of its own for silliness.

  • Lord Loss

    Author: Darren Shan
    Publisher: HarperCollins

    Grubbs Grady thinks he's having a bad day when he's caught smoking and sent home from school. Very soon however, he learns that this is the least of his worries.

  • Lori and Max

    Author: Catherine O’Flynn
    Publisher: Firefly Press

    Schoolgirl-turned-private investigator Lori must use all her prestigious detecting skills if she is to solve the mystery of her best friend’s disappearance. A fast-paced crime adventure that is funny, sad and challenging, and always a true page-turner.

  • Losing It

    Author: Various Editor: Keith Gray
    Publisher: Andersen Press

    This is a collection of eight short stories about growing-up, virginity and sex for teenagers.

  • Lost

    Author: Eve Ainsworth
    Publisher: Scholastic

    Alfie used to be good at football, but now his mother is dead and he no longer has the heart to play. A friendship with troubled Alice helps him cope with grief. A moving, convincing story about the delicate relationships between father, son and friend. 

  • Lost and Found

    Author: Oliver Jeffers
    Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

    Once there was a sad, lonely penguin who appeared at the door of a young boy. The boy decided he must be lost, so he set off to find his home.

  • Lost Christmas

    Author: David Logan
    Publisher: Quercus

    Goose is lost until Anthony appears - a man who knows nothing about himself but sees and feels the secret pain of all those who shake his hand

  • Lost for Words

    Author: Aoife Walsh
    Publisher: Andersen Press

    Lost for Words is a heart-warming book that brings the importance of libraries and families together. It's an exceptional example of children never giving up and letting the adults have their way.

  • Lost in the Toy Museum

    Author: David Lucas
    Publisher: Walker Books Ltd

    Set in the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, East London, this magical book takes you through all of David Lucas' favourite toys in the collection.

  • Lost Magic: The Very Best of Brian Moses

    Author: Brian Moses
    Publisher: Macmillan Poetry

    Brian Moses gathers 100 of his own favourite - and brilliant - poems from his prolific career, which spans nearly 30 years, into a beautiful hardback book.

  • Lost Riders

    Author: Elizabeth Laird
    Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

    A powerful and challenging story, this title is ideal for children with an interest in social issues and the lives of others across the world.

  • Lost Tales

    Author: Adam & Lisa Murphy
    Publisher: David Fickling Books

    Corpse Talk author Adam Murphy and colourist/co-creator Lisa Murphy have been delving into all four corners of the earth to bring you a collection of fascinating myths and legends from all over the world.

  • LOST! The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog

    Author: Jeremy Strong Illustrator: Rowan Clifford
    Publisher: Puffin

    A madcap story of Dazzy Donut Dog, aka Streaker, whose hilarious antics and outrageous exploits barely keep pace with the tornado that is Streaker, the fastest dog in the world.

  • Lots

    Author: Marc Martin
    Publisher: Bonnier Publishing

    This beautiful book celebrates the world we live in: there are LOTS of people, places, landscapes and cultures to see. Marc Martin's illustrations capture the spirit of every place and culture, igniting the travelling bug for young explorers.

  • Lots of Frogs

    Author: Howard Calvert Illustrator: Claudia Bolt
    Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books

    Even if you're not sure where the phrase 'as mad as a box of frogs' comes from, Howard Calvert’s story appears to be proof that with a box of frogs, madness ensues. Seriously silly fun that is sure to make little ones laugh. 

  • Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth

    Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Emily Sutton
    Publisher: Walker Books

    This is a book to pore and ponder over, from reading the story to picking out the different creatures in each picture, to reading the funny and fascinating animal names.

  • Lottie Potter Wants an Otter

    Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Leonie Lord
    Publisher: HarperCollins

    Lottie Potter wants… you guessed it: an otter! So she trots off down into town to visit Mr Trotter's Otters - but which one's the best? This really rather nutty story is lots of fun and very gigglesome.

  • Lou Out of Luck

    Author: Nat Luurtsema
    Publisher: Walker Books

    Lou’s life is not going to plan, but maybe she can rescue the situation with a little help from her performance club and a second-best friend who is into stuffed stoats. A great choice for anyone looking for light reading that will make them laugh out loud.

  • Loudmouth Louis

    Author: Anne Fine Illustrator: Kate Aldous
    Publisher: Penguin

    We all talk a lot at times, but Louis Todd (aka Loudmouth Louis) talks more than most. In fact, he never stops talking. Ever.

  • Louie Lets Loose!

    Author: Rachel Hamilton Illustrator: Oscar Armelles
    Publisher: Oxford University Press

    Louie the unicorn lives a quiet life with his parents in Story Land, until his invite to the New York School of Performing Arts arrives. This book is a fantastically funny tale of friendship and adapting to a new school.

  • Love and Chicken Nuggets (Pippa Morgan's Diary 2)

    Author: Annie Kelsey
    Publisher: Scholastic

    A funny story about an endearing heroine whose misguided intentions result in numerous entertaining escapades.

  • Love and Other Perishable Items

    Author: Laura Buzo
    Publisher: Ember

    Amelia is 15, Chris is 22 and they meet working in Woolworths: theoretically they have nothing in common, but they are drawn to each other. But surely the gulf in age will prove too deep?

  • Love from Paddington

    Author: Michael Bond Illustrator: Peggy Fortnum and R W Alley
    Publisher: HarperCollins

    Here are fifteen letters from Paddington Bear to his Aunt Lucy in the Home for Retired Bears in Lima, Peru.

  • Love Hurts

    Author: Various Editor: Malorie Blackman
    Publisher: Doubleday

    This anthology depicts a very wide range of romantic relationships, and a diverse set of characters, showing love in all its forms.

  • Love is

    Author: Diane Adams Illustrator: Claire Keane
    Publisher: Chronicle Books

    A little girl cares for a duckling just as a parent would care for a baby. But also, as the duckling grows, the little girl comes to understand that part of love is letting things go. A gentle and inspiring joy to read. 

  • Love Lessons

    Author: Jacqueline Wilson Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
    Publisher: Random House

    Wilson deals with a controversial subject, portraying the teenage agonies of forbidden love in a sensitive manner.

  • Love Monster

    Author: Rachel Bright
    Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

    A funny and charming picture book illustrated with Rachel Bright’s engaging and expressive etchings with a feel good message

  • Love that Dog

    Author: Sharon Creech
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books

    Jack has a great sadness in his life, but he is not about to share his feelings with anyone, and he is definitely not going to write poetry about it - he's a boy isn't he?

  • Love You Hoo

    Author: Rachel Bright
    Publisher: Orchard

    Big Owl snuggles up for a bedtime cuddle with Little Hoo in this heartwarming story about the unconditional love and support between a carer and child.

  • Love, Aubrey

    Author: Suzanne LaFleur
    Publisher: Puffin

    At the outset we meet 11-year-old Aubrey… living alone. Aubrey is the survivor of a car crash that has killed her sister and father – and now her mother has abandoned her.

  • Love, Hate & Other Filters

    Author: Samira Ahmed
    Publisher: Hot Key Books

    This book is a brilliant insight into one experience of growing up Muslim in modern-day America, which translates very easily for readers in the UK. 

  • Love, Lies and Lemon Pies

    Author: Katy Cannon
    Publisher: Stripes Books

    This heart-warming teen love story is as sweet and light as the lemon pie of the title. Katy Cannon manages to delicately touch on some difficult issues, without compromising the lightness of the tone.

  • Love...

    Author: Emma Dodd
    Publisher: Nosy Crow

    Perfect for sharing at bedtime, this beautifully illustrated story about love follows a baby bunny and parent rabbit as they spend the day enjoying each other's company.

  • Lucas

    Author: Kevin Brooks
    Publisher: Chicken House

    This beautifully written, unusual novel explores the destructive nature of prejudice and mob violence

  • Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool

    Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Tony Ross
    Publisher: Andersen Press

    This cautionary tale works cleverly alongside illustrations showing Lucinda's increasingly outrageous solutions to people's perceived blemishes. Be warned: monsters may still lurk beneath powder and paint.

  • Lucky Star

    Author: Cathy Cassidy
    Publisher: Puffin

    Mouse lives in a high-rise block and has been excluded from school. Cat goes to a posh school and seems to have it all. But they both have troubles they need to work through...

  • Lucy and Tom At Christmas

    Author: Shirley Hughes
    Publisher: Red Fox

    A classic and heart-warming story about the excitement of Christmas, with many evocative illustrations to talk about.

  • Lucy and Tom at the Seaside

    Author: Shirley Hughes
    Publisher: Random House

    Follow a happy family day out by the seaside as Tom and Lucy enjoy making sandcastles, looking in rock pools and going on a donkey ride

  • Lucy: Loud and Clear

    Author: Laila Lavan Illustrator: Beatriz Iglesias
    Publisher: Topka

    Lucy is deaf and Omar is rather flippantly pretending he can't understand her request. Lucy has to be creative if she is to find a solution.

  • Lucy’s Winter Rescue

    Author: Anne Booth Illustrator: Sophy Williams
    Publisher: Oxford University Press

    When Lucy finds an injured baby otter on the riverbank, she helps take care of him in her gran's Wildlife Rescue Centre. This heart-warming animal tale, with a sprinkling of Christmas magic, has short chapters and black-and-white drawings.

  • Ludwig the Space Dog

    Author: Henning Löhlein
    Publisher: Templar

    Perfect for young explorers, this endearing story features an adventurous dog who decides to visit the universe beyond the flat pages of his home - and 3D goggles will give the reader an even sharper focus on Ludwig's wonderful world.

  • Luka and the Fire of Life

    Author: Salman Rushdie
    Publisher: Jonathan Cape

    Luka and the Fire of Life (a loose sequel to Haroun and the Sea of Stories) brings together the language and conventions of the digital landscape with the mythologies of literary and bardic tradition.

  • Lulu and the Best Cake Ever

    Author: Emma Chichester Clark
    Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

    Poodle Lulu makes up her mind she is going to bake the Best Cake Ever and win the school cake-making competition. But in spite of her great ideas, things don't go to plan.

  • Lulu and the Noisy Baby

    Author: Camilla Reid Illustrator: Ailie Busby
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's

    Mummy and daddy have some great news for Lulu - she is going to be a big sister! This is an absolutely adorable book about adapting to change. Each page is bursting with detail and endless flaps to lift and investigate.

  • Lulu Gets A Cat

    Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw
    Publisher: AlannaMax

    Lulu gets some information about looking after cats and practises with her toys. Mummy agrees that Lulu can look after a cat and they adopt a kitten from the cat shelter. A gentle story about anyone who is thinking of getting a pet. 

  • LuLu Loves Stories

    Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw
    Publisher: Alanna Books

    This lovely book introduces the magic of sharing stories.

  • Lulu Loves the Library

    Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw
    Publisher: Alanna books

    Lulu has her library card, her rucksack full of borrowed books, and a big smile on her face, because it's Tuesday – and on Tuesdays Lulu and her mummy go to the library

  • Lulu Reads to Zeki

    Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw
    Publisher: Alanna Books

    Lulu has a new baby brother - little Zeki, who sleeps a lot and cries a lot too. Luckily, Lulu has a book for every situation. So when baby Zeki needs a new nappy, Lulu reads him her best potty book. When he sobs in the bath, she reads her favourite duck story. And when Zeki is tired, Lulu takes out a soothing sleepy tale.

  • Lulu’s First Day

    Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw
    Publisher: Alanna Max

    Lulu is very excited to be starting preschool – but what will the day involve? Lulu’s overall positive experience is a gentle read, and even though there’s a little anxiety when Mum leaves, Lulu has her favourite cuddly toy with her, which gives her comfort. 

  • Luna Loves Library Day

    Author: Joseph Coelho Illustrator: Fiona Lumbers
    Publisher: Anderson Press

    From the talented poet Joseph Coelho, this charming picture book highlights the wonders of libraries for families and communities. Accompanying the poetic text is gloriously bright and delightful illustrations to bring the magic of the library to life.

  • Lunchtime

    Author: Rebecca Cobb
    Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

    It's lunchtime for one little girl, but she's just not hungry. Then crocodile, wolf and bear appear - and they are starving!

  • Lydia: the wild girl of Pride and Prejudice

    Author: Natasha Farrant
    Publisher: Chicken House

    A spirited reimagining of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, told from the perspective of Lydia, the youngest Bennet sister. It is great fun to see her thoughts on her older sisters Jane and Lizzy, plus Mr Darcy.

  • Lying About Last Summer

    Author: Sue Wallman
    Publisher: Scholastic

    Last summer, Skye had lots of friends, was part of the swim team and lived in a nice big house. But then her sister Luisa died in a tragic accident, and now everything has changed. This moving YA debut is also a gripping psychological thriller.

  • Lying Out Loud

    Author: Kody Keplinger
    Publisher: Hodder Children's Books

    A companion story to The Duff, this is a fun and easy read about the complications of family, friendship and romance. Perfect holiday reading!

  • Lyttle Lies: The Pudding Problem

    Author: Joe Berger
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster

    Sam Lyttle likes to skirt around the truth - but, lately, it seems like lying to avoid getting into trouble is making things even worse. Laugh-out-loud moments and a very cute cat – what more could you want?

  • Llama United: The Team With An Impossible Dream

    Author: Scott Allen Illustrator: Sarah Horne
    Publisher: Macmillan

    Tim’s dad has turned to farming - and the neighbour's new llamas, grazing the farm fields, just happen to play brilliant football. Arthur’s narrating voice is very funny, the llamas are hilarious and the cup matches genuinely exciting.