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Mini Travellers Children’s Book Recommendations for September 2019

It is the time of year for new school uniform, new stationery and of course, new books. We’ve got a fantastic selection this month for children of all ages. Do keep an eye on the Mini Travellers twitter account as there will be a couple of opportunities to win some of the books featured.

Picture books

The Pigeon HAS To Go To School! By Mo Willems (Walker Books)

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The Pigeon is pretty sure he definitely doesn’t want to go to school, that is, until he finds out how he’s going to get there. A hilarious story perfect for anyone feeling a little reluctant about starting at school or nursery.

The Pigeon HAS To Go To School! By Mo Willems (Walker Books)

Ella May Does It Her Way! By Mick Jackson and Andrea Stegmaier (Words and Pictures)

Ella May is an imaginative little girl who likes to do things her own way. She wonders how it would feel to walk backwards, so one day she gives it a try and soon half the town are walking backwards too! A fun story with a strong female character and striking illustrations.

Ella May Does It Her Way! By Mick Jackson and Andrea Stegmaier (Words and Pictures)

Don’t Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton (Walker Books)

Little Crab is heading to the sea for the very first time and is really excited. But then Little Crab sees just how big the waves are. With bright artwork and plenty of humour this is a brilliant story about what can happen when you’re brave and take a chance. Both my boys and I absolutely love this book.

Don’t Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton (Walker Books)

5-8 years

Wigglebottom Primary: The Classroom Cat by Becka Moor and Pamela Butchart (Nosy Crow)

Class 2R are kept busy having fun with Classroom Cat, puddle crisps and of course, Imaginary Margaret. Containing three short school stories and plenty of bright artwork, the latest book in this series is perfect for early readers.

Wigglebottom Primary: The Classroom Cat by Becka Moor and Pamela Butchart (Nosy Crow)

Narwhal and Jelly 3: Narwhal Peanut Butter and Jelly by Ben Clanton (Egmont)

Narwhal and Jelly are back but this time Narwhal has a new obsession – peanut butter! With plenty of hilarity and themes of imagination and friendship, my 5 year old son loves this series of early graphic novels.

Narwhal and Jelly 3: Narwhal Peanut Butter and Jelly by Ben Clanton (Egmont)

Little Penguin Rescue by Rachel Delahaye and Jo Anne Davies (Stripes Publishing)

Aspiring vet Fliss is having a snowball fight with friends when she is magically transported to the Antarctic. She marvels at a colony of penguins on the ice but then a snowstorm blows in and a chick becomes separated from its mum. Can Fliss help reunite them? With black and white illustrations throughout, this is perfect for animal lovers.

Little Penguin Rescue by Rachel Delahaye and Jo Anne Davies (Stripes Publishing)

8-12 years

Explorers: Amazing Tales of the World’s Greatest Adventurers by Nellie Huang and Jessamy Hawke (DK)

With photos and illustrations throughout, this is a fantastic collection of stories about amazing men and women who have explored the land, sea and space. Both fascinating and inspiring, I’d recommend this book by travel blogger and journalist Nellie Huang to any aspiring adventurers.

Explorers: Amazing Tales of the World’s Greatest Adventurers by Nellie Huang and Jessamy Hawke (DK)

Out and About: Night Explorer: A children’s guide to over 100 insects, animals, birds and stars by Robyn Swift and Sara Lynn Cramb (Nosy Crow)

With the night’s drawing in, this is the perfect book for curious kids eager to learn more about the nocturnal world around them. Packed full of activities and information about nocturnal animals, mini-beasts and plants as well as the night sky.

Our and About: Night Explorer: A children’s guide to over 100 insects, animals, birds and stars by Robyn Swift and Sara Lynn Cramb (Nosy Crow)

Dr Maggie’s Grand Tour of the Solar System by Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (Buster Books)

Full of facts and illustrations, this is a fascinating tour of the solar system by renowned space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (MBE). Whether you’re curious about getting into space, the planets, asteroid belts or wonder where the solar system ends, this is the book for you.

Dr Maggie’s Grand Tour of the Solar System by Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (Buster Books)

Young Adult

Frankly in Love by David Yoon (Penguin)

Frank Li is caught between his parent’s traditional Korean expectations and his South Californian upbringing. His parents only want him to date Korean girls but then Frank falls for Brit, a smart, beautiful girl who also happens to be white. Smart, funny and poignant, I absolutely loved this coming of age story about romance, identity and race.

Frankly in Love by David Yoon (Penguin)

Dark Blade by Steve Feasey (Bloomsbury)

Lann grows up knowing nothing of his mysterious past until his destiny comes to find him. For only Lann can wield the Dreadblade, an ancient sword forged to defeat monsters. This is an epic story about magic, heroism and fate.

Dark Blade by Steve Feasey (Bloomsbury)

The Shamer’s Daughter by Lene Kaaberbol (Pushkin Children’s)

Dina has inherited her mother’s gift – she is a Shamer, able to see someone’s most guilty secrets when she looks in their eyes. Her gift feels more like a curse until she is forced to use it to try and uncover the truth about a vicious crime and save her mother from being eaten by dragons. This is the first title in the fantasy adventure series The Shamer Chronicles.

The Shamer’s Daughter by Lene Kaaberbol (Pushkin Children’s)

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

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