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Mini Travellers Children’s Book Ideas for June 2018

With the holidays fast approaching it’s the perfect time to start thinking about children’s book ideas to keep the kids entertained.

Picture books

You Choose in Space by Pippa Goodheart and Nick Sharratt (Puffin)

You Choose in Space is the most recent book in this popular series. Each page is packed full of bright, detailed illustrations and due to the multiple choices you can make, it has the potential to tell a different story every time. With plenty of humour, talking points and endless possibilities, this is the perfect book for allowing your imagination to go completely wild.

Mini Travellers Children's Book Ideas for June 2018

 

Odd Dog Out by Rob Biddulph (HarperCollins Children’s Books)

Join the odd dog out as she searches for somewhere to fit in and learns the importance of staying true to yourself. With a great message, bright artwork and a rhyme that is really fun to read aloud, this has become a firm favourite in our house.

Mini Travellers Children's Book Ideas for June 2018

 

Usborne airport and sticker colouring book by Simon Tudhope and Wesley Robins (Usborne Publishing)

With over 200 stickers and plenty of pages to colour in, this is perfect if you’re thinking about getting ready for summer holidays abroad and either want a book for your children to read before you go so they know what to expect, or perhaps to keep them entertained during the plane ride itself.

Mini Travellers Children's Book Ideas for June 2018

5-8 years

 

Fantastically Great Women Who Made History by Kate Pankhurst (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)

The follow up to the hugely successful Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World is packed full with the stories of even more fascinating women throughout history from Pocahontas to Mary Shelley. Mixing together facts with beautiful artwork will ensure readers of both genders are captivated.

Mini Travellers Children's Book Ideas for June 2018

Claude: Lights! Camera! Action! by Alex T. Smith (Hodder Children’s Books)

Claude is no ordinary dog! When he and his sidekick, Sir Bobblysock discover a film set on the other side of the fence they embark on an exciting and hilarious adventure. Packed full of charming illustrations, Claude is also now an animated series on Disney Junior.

Mini Travellers Children's Book Ideas for June 2018

 

Bear Grylls Adventure 1: The Blizzard Challenge by Bear Grylls and Emma McCann (Bear Grylls Publishing)

This is the first action packed adventure story in a new 12 book series. Each book follows a different child at an outdoor activity camp who gets given a magical compass. It leads them to meet Bear Grylls where they learn survival techniques, skills and facts they can take back with them to help them out at their outdoor camp.

Bear Grylls Adventures (1)

8-12 years

The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell (Hodder Children’s Books)

From the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon comes the first story in an exciting new series. We meet a young boy Wizard and young girl Warrior whose worlds collide as they embark on an action packed adventure. With Cressida Cowell’s fantastic illustrations alongside the text, this is a great read.

The Wizards of Once

 

Around the World in 50 Ways (Lonely Planet Kids)

Full of recognizable landmarks as well as unfamiliar places, each page features a new destination from around the world. With fun facts and bright illustrations it’s a great way to explore new locations. Each page gives you multiple options to choose where to go next so the reader is fully engaged and never makes exactly the same journey twice.

Around the World in 50 Ways

 

Kat Woolf Investigates by Lauren St John (Macmillan Children’s Books)

Kat Woolf loves her new home but when she starts pet sitting for pocket money she uncovers some dark secrets lurking beneath the idyllic town’s surface. The first title in this new mystery series is perfect for animal lovers and aspiring sleuths.

Kat Wolfe Investigates

Young Adults

The sun is also a star by Nicola Yoon (Corgi Childrens)

Beautifully written, this tells the story of Daniel and Natasha as they meet on what is supposed to be Natasha’s last day in America. Told from both their points of view it poses questions about fate, chance and falling in love as Daniel and Natasha’s captivating story unfolds.

The sun is also a star

Stranger by Keren David (Atom)

Set in Canada, Stranger brilliantly tells the stories of Emmy in 1904 and her great granddaughter Megan ninety years later. As the mystery of the boy who staggers out of the forest with no memory slowly unravels, we are drawn into the family’s secrets and learn about their loves and inner strength.

Stranger

 

The hate U give by Angie Thomas (Walker Books)

When Starr becomes the only witness to her unarmed friend Khalil being shot by police, it shatters the uneasy peace that exists in her neighbourhood in America. Completely gripping, this is a powerful exploration of prejudice in the 21st century. An award winning novel, it is soon to be a major motion picture.

The hate U give

 

 

Naomi Jones

A mum of two, Naomi Jones spent eight years working for Children’s Publishers in London and now works as a freelance writer, editor and children’s publishing professional.

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