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 September: 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.
A colourful, lift-the-flap board book in which youngsters can help William find all the clothes that have blown off his washing line.
Betty and Maud are best friends. Their favourite stuffed toys, Duck and Penguin… not so much. But they might need to work together to make it through the sleepover...
A beautiful, nostalgic-feeling book that will delight younger primary school readers and help introduce them to the idea of geography and differing environments for the first time.
A fully illustrated, fun and funky collection of 60 poems to help boost reading and spelling or to enjoy as shared reading.
This beautiful and informative guide to the world’s varied mermaid myths is lovely to look at but also full of surprising information about mermaid sightings all over the world (even as recently as 2012!)
Henry's just excited about starting Year 6 - little does he know he's about to end up getting pulled through a time portal to Ancient Egypt! Will he ever find his way back home? A real gem of a book mixing a fast-paced story with lots of facts about Ancient Egypt.
Meet Victoria Stitch - gothic, glamorous, and determined to be Queen! Perfect for young witchy fans of Muncaster's Isadora Moon or Laura Ellen Anderson's Amelia Fang.
Wish and Xar face one last battle as Cressida Cowell's Wizards of Once series comes to a close in this compelling, mesmerising and captivating final instalment.
When Amira's magical cat goes missing, she must embark on a perilous quest to save him, calm a mythical stormbird, and discover the truth about her past. Inspired by traditional Middle Eastern tales, this captivating adventure is full of magic, mystery and danger.
When Nancy mentions that her mum and dad are acting strangely, her friends Pete and Krish are keen to find out more - especially as other people in their village are starting to display similar behaviour. Fast-paced and sinister, this compelling science fiction adventure will have readers on the edge of their seats.
This moving tale centres around two eleven-year-old girls, Usha - a quiet introvert grieving for her grandmother - and Imtiaz, who grew up in a children's home and has been adopted by Usha's family. Packed full of history, this poignant novel about family secrets and broken promises explores some of the injustices faced by generations of migrants to Bri…
14 year old Frankie is having to grow up quickly to help her mum with her developing MS - and now that one of her bullies is starting to strike up an actual friendship with her, Frankie's starting to think it might be something a little more. A delicate exploration of teen sexuality and the difficulties of growing up by the inimitable Jacqueline Wilson.
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