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Mini Travellers Children’s Book Recommendations for March 2020

Spring is almost here, and with it comes a brilliant new selection of children’s books. Keep an eye on twitter over the next month for a chance to win copies of some of the books featured.

Picture books

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Let’s Eat by Jane Foster (Templar Books)

This book has been a huge hit with my 3 year old – he loves helping me make the meals on every page. It has bright, bold artwork and very tactile, sturdy flaps and sliders that are perfect for little hands.

I Am Brown written by Ashok Banker, illustrated by Sandhya Prabhit (Lantana Publishing)

This is a beautiful celebration of all the things you can be and do if you are a person of colour. It has engaging artwork and a fantastic, positive message.

The Pirates Are Coming by Matt Hunt (Nosy Crow)

Tom is keeping a lookout for pirates but every time he spots a ship it’s a false alarm. When the pirates finally arrive will the villagers manage to hide in time? The Pirates Are Coming is full of humour and has a brilliant twist at the end.

The Pirates Are Coming by Matt Hunt (Nosy Crow)

5-8 years

Molly Rogers to the Rescue written by Cornelia Funke, illustrated by Kasia Matyjaszek (Barington Stoke)

Molly Rogers and her crew are determined to stop Captain Firebeard from destroying beautiful Monkey Island in his quest for treasure. With a feisty heroine and colour illustrations throughout, this is perfect for young readers. Barington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant readers.

Molly Rogers to the Rescue written by Cornelia Funke, illustrated by Kasia Matyjaszek (Barington Stoke)

The Big Green Activity Book by Damara Strong (Buster Books)

This 128 page book is packed full of eco themed puzzles and facts about topics ranging from saving water to deforestation. Printed on eco-friendly paper with bright, colour illustrations throughout, it is ideal for all budding environmentalists.

The Big Green Activity Book by Damara Strong (Buster Books)

Star Friends: Hidden Charm written by Linda Chapman, illustrated by Lucy Flemming (Stripes Books)

This is the eighth book in the magical Star Friends series which follows Ionie and her three friends as they have to solve a new mystery. It’s written by bestselling author Linda Chapman who has also written My Secret Unicorn and Rainbow Magic.

Star Friends: Hidden Charm written by Linda Chapman, illustrated by Lucy Flemming (Stripes Books)

8-12 years

The Pear Affair by Judith Eagle (Faber & Faber)

Nell Magnificent has horrible parents, but when they go on a trip to Paris she decides to tag along. Nell wants to track down her old au pair, Pear, who has suddenly stopped writing to her. But when Nell discovers a bigger mystery than just the disappearance of Pear, will she be able to solve the mystery and save the city in time?

The Pear Affair by Judith Eagle (Faber & Faber)

Eating Chips With Monkey by Mark Lowery (Picadilly Press)

Daniel loves fish and chips and his beloved monkey, but everything changes when he’s in an accident. His family are determined to help him remember who he is, so they embark on a journey involving lots and lots of chips. This is a touching, heartfelt, funny story which is also full of chips!

Eating Chips With Monkey by Mark Lowery (Picadilly Press)

The Girl Who Stole An Elephant by Nizrana Farook (Nosy Crow)

Chaya is a thief, but she only steals to help others. She can normally talk her way out of anything, but when she steals the Queen’s jewels, she has to go on the run. This is an action-packed story with a feisty heroine.

The Girl Who Stole An Elephant by Nizrana Farook (Nosy Crow)

Young Adult

Run Rebel by Manjeet Mann (Penguin Random House)

This is a powerful story about family, revolution and expectations. I was completely captivated by Amber, the flawed heroine who struggles between following her duty or her dreams. I highly recommend this incredibly poignant story which is written completely in verse.

Run Rebel by Manjeet Mann (Penguin Random House)

Special Forces Cadets: Ruthless by Chris Ryan (Hot Key Books)

The fourth book in this series is set in the favelas of Brazil. Max and the other cadets set out to rescue Tommy, the son of a British diplomat kidnapped by a drug cartel, but Tommy has his own agenda. Written by former SAS solider Chris Ryan, these thrilling stories are action packed.

Special Forces Cadets: Ruthless by Chris Ryan (Hot Key Books)

Thorn by Intisar Khanani (Hot Key Books)

Princess Alyrra has grown up in the shadows at court, but when she is forced to marry a foreign prince, she is thrust into the limelight, and a magical attack that steals her identity. I really enjoyed reading Alyrra’s story which follows her as she grows in confidence and learns to trust in the courage of her convictions.

Thorn by Intisar Khanani (Hot Key Books)

These books have been gifted by the Publishers but all views are my own.

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