Mini Travellers Children’s Book Ideas for October 2018


Whether you’re looking for bedtime stories, books for half term or spooky tales for Halloween we’ve got you covered. Do keep an eye on twitter as we will be running competitions to win copies of some of these books over the next month.So without further ado here are our Mini Travellers Children’s Book Ideas for October 2018.

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Picture books

Angry Cookie by Laura Dockrill and Maria Karipidou (Walker Books)

Cookie is having a bad time and that has made him very ANGRY. Gradually though, he realises that the reader is sticking around regardless and that things aren’t as bad as they first seemed. Packed full of humour, I particularly loved the very funny artwork.

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I Went Trick-or-Treating by Paul Howard (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)

Join a brother and sister who compete with the number of creatures they scare when they go trick or treating. This new take on a memory game is perfect for Halloween and has bright, bold artwork.

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Maybe the Moon by Frances Ives (LOM Art)

With stunning artwork and a beautiful story Maybe the Moon by debut author and illustrator Frances Ives has quickly become a bedtime favourite in our house. I loved Eric’s journey and gradual realisation that no matter the differences between people and places, we are never alone when we all share the same moon.

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5-8 years

One Day, So Many Ways by Laura Hall and Loris Lora (Lincon Children’s Books)

With beautiful retro artwork this large 64 page book explores what life is like for children all over the world. It looks at how children from over 40 countries spend a typical day beginning with early morning and moving right through to school, activities, meal times and even dreams. It’s a fascinating way to learn more about other cultures and see how they’re similar as well as different to our own.

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Little Sticker Dolly Dressing Halloween by Fiona Watt and Lizzie Mackay (Usborne Publishing LTD)

With over 200 bright, colourful, reusable stickers, children will have great fun dressing up the characters in their Halloween outfits and decorating the pages to match.

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Berlitz Kids Flash Cards in French and Spanish (Berlitz)

For ages 3 and up these flash cards, (available in French, Spanish and German), are a great introduction to a new language. They have pictures on one side of the card of things including numbers, food, members of family and animals. Underneath the picture is the foreign word as well as the phonetic pronunciation – the English translation is on the back. Perfect for getting budding linguists ready for their holidays.

8-12 years

The Boy At the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf (Orion Children’s Books)

New boy Ahmet seems strange at first, he doesn’t talk, or smile, he doesn’t even like sweets. But then his class learns he’s a refugee who has run away from a war, a real one with bombs. So together his new friends come up with a plan to help him. This is a powerful story about friendship and kindness.

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Create Your Own Happy by Penny Alexander and Becky Goddard-Hill (Collins)

This is an illustrated book designed to empower children to take control of their mental well-being. Packed full of activities from planting a seed bomb outside to paying kindness forwards, this is a fantastic way to help equip children to face the emotional challenges at home and school.

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Anty Hero by Barry Hutchinson and Tom Percival (Barington Stoke)

Ant isn’t like other boys, but he turns out to be even stranger than Zac could have ever imagined. This is a funny, quirky school adventure about unlikely friends and heroes. Published by Barington Stoke who specialise in creating books designed to help reluctant and dyslexic readers.

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Young Adult

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (Penguin)

Simon is sixteen and trying to work out who he is. But when one of his emails to Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get even more complicated. I highly recommend this funny, heart-warming and powerful story.

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Dogchild by Kevin Brooks (Electric Monkey)

Jeet was raised by a pack of wild dogs but since being re-humanised now lives with the last of his people in a walled city. As they prepare for the forthcoming battle, Jeet is given the task of recording past events but struggles to find his place within it. A compelling story of identity and survival by an award-winning author

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Run, Riot by Nikesh Shukla (Hodder Children’s Books)

Taran and her twin brother Hari didn’t want to move to Firestone House but gradually they become part of the community. But when Hari witnesses something he shouldn’t, they’re forced to go on the run as they try to uncover the truth behind what’s happened. Run, Riot is a powerful, fast paced thriller by the editor of The Good Immigrant.

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This competition is a huge thank you to all my fantastic readers. It’s coming up to October Half Term and Christmas will be along shortly after that and if you’re anything like me you would like some new clothes, shoes, books, to make your Autumn that little bit nicer!  I’ve also just bought a kindle for my daughter for her birthday (she’s 8) as I didn’t want her to have her tablet in her bedroom.

So I got together with some of my blogging buddies and thought about a brand new giveaway that might help! We have a Kindle to giveaway to one lucky blog reader of either Mini Travellers,  Extraordinary Chaos, Like Love Do Pod Travels,  Parentshaped.

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Karen Beddow founded Mini Travellers in 2014 while doing what she loves most...going on holiday!

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