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Mini Traveller’s Children’s Book Recommendations for January 2020

It’s the start of a new year, and a new decade, which is as good a reason as any for new books for children of all ages! Do keep an eye on twitter for a chance to win copies of some of the books featured. Happy New Year!

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Picture Books

Nibbles: The Monster Hunt by Emma Yarlett (Little Tiger Press)

Join Nibbles, the little book monster, as he causes havoc when he goes on another book nibbling adventure. My three year old loves the humour, peek through holes and all the lift the flaps in this book.

Nibbles: The Monster Hunt by Emma Yarlett (Little Tiger Press)

Look Up At The Stars by Katie Cotton & Mirena Asiain Lora (First Editions)

This is a beautiful bedtime story about a parent and child who go in search of a star only to find one closer to home than they’d imagined. Its lyrical text makes Look Up At The Stars lovely to read aloud and the gentle tone is perfect for the end of the day.

Look Up At The Stars by Katie Cotton & Mirena Asiain Lora (First Editions)

Beast Feast by Emma Yarlett (Walker Books)

Beast is thrilled when he catches a tasty looking Dinner, and invites all his monster friends to share in the feast. But Dinner doesn’t really want to be eaten – can he convince Beast that there are better things to eat before the feast? My five year old loves this book and particularly enjoys getting all the monster’s friend’s letters out of the envelopes to read.

Beast Feast by Emma Yarlett (Walker Books)

Middle Grade

Tiger Heart by Penny Chrimes (Orion Children’sBooks)

When plucky chimney sweep Fly accidentally ends up in a Tiger’s cage, she doesn’t expect for him to talk, let alone call her a ‘princess’. Fly and the Tiger soon embark on a magical adventure that will lead her to uncover the truth about who she really is. This gripping story has strong themes of friendship, courage and being true to yourself.

Tiger Heart by Penny Chrimes (Orion Children’sBooks)

McTavish on the Move by Meg Rosoff (Barrington Stoke)

As a rescue dog, McTavish knows it’s his duty to look after the Peachey family and rescue them from any trouble they may find themselves in. The latest book in this series by bestselling author Meg Rosoff, sees the Peachey family move house and soon they need the help of McTavish more than ever! Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant or struggling readers.

McTavish on the Move by Meg Rosoff (Barrington Stoke)

The Fowl Twins by Eoin Colfer (HarperCollins Children’s Books)

Myles and Beckett are 11 year old twins who couldn’t be more different from each other. This is an action packed adventure full of high tech gadgets, trolls, a knife-wielding nun and plenty of humour. The Fowl Twins is the first book in a brand new series by bestselling author Eoin Colfer.

The Fowl Twins by Eoin Colfer (HarperCollins Children’s Books)

Young Adult

One of Us Is Next by Karen McManus (Penguin Books)

This gripping thriller is set a year after bestselling author Karen McManus’s earlier book, One Of Us Is Lying. In Bayview someone has started a new game of truth or dare with deadly consequences. Can the teenagers figure out who is responsible before anyone else gets hurt?

One of Us Is Next by Karen McManus (Penguin Books)

You’re Crushing It! Positivity For Living Your REAL Life by Lex Croucher (Bloomsbury)

This is a brilliant book for any teenagers who are looking for a way to live a more positive and authentic life. Lex Croucher offers heaps of advice on everything from social media to friendship and starting a job.

You’re Crushing It! Positivity For Living Your REAL Life by Lex Croucher (Bloomsbury)

The Night Country by Melissa Albert (Penguin Books)

The Night Country is the follow up to New York Times bestseller The Hazel Wood. If you ever wondered what happened to Alice when she left the Hinterland and tried to be ‘normal’, or Finch who she left behind, then this is the book for you. The Night Country is a dark, fairy-tale thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end.

The Night Country by Melissa Albert (Penguin Books)

Non-Fiction

Why Do We Wear Clothes? By Helen Hancocks (Puffin Books)

Full of bright, beautiful artwork, Why Do We Wear Clothes? is packed with facts and explanations about clothes from all around the world and throughout history.

Why Do We Wear Clothes? By Helen Hancocks (Puffin Books

Our Planet: The One Place We Call Home (HarperCollin’s Childrens Books)

The official children’s book to the Netflix original documentary series has a foreword by David Attenborough. This stunning book includes a mixture of photography from the documentary as well as beautiful illustrations. It’s full of information about the habitats and animals found on our planet and makes for a fascinating and powerful read for children of all ages.

Our Planet: The One Place We Call Home (HarperCollin’s Childrens Books)

Tyrannosaurus Rex: A Pop-Up Guide To Anatomy by Dougal Dixon and Rachel Cadwell (Templar Books)

With dramatic pop ups, lift the flaps and striking illustrations, this informative book is packed full of everything you might like to know about the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Perfect for dinosaur fans!

Tyrannosaurus Rex: A Pop-Up Guide To Anatomy by Dougal Dixon and Rachel Cadwell (Templar Books)

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    John Adams
    11th January 2020 at 6:57 am

    Thanks for the suggestions. Always looking for book ideas, especially our youngest who I am struggling to encourage ot read at the moment.

    • Reply
      Mini Travellers
      12th January 2020 at 9:39 am

      Very welcome indeed thanks for taking the time to comment

  • Reply
    rachel hockley
    28th January 2020 at 11:40 pm

    Would be delighted to win for my son

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