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MY BUM IS SO NOISY – Dawn McMillan
The latest book in the I Need a New Bum series –
Funny and will appeal to all aged 3+

WHILE WE CAN’T HUG – Eoin McLaughlin & Polly Dunbar
Hedgehog & Tortoise are upset because they can’t hug, but Owl tells them there are lots of way to show someone you love them….

THE LION INSIDE – Rachel Bright & Jim Field
Not new, but one of Evan’s current favourites – about a big Roar-some Lion & the littlest, quietest, meekest brown mouse
When the mouse strikes out to find his roar, he realises even the smallest creature can have the heart of a mouse – that no matter your size, we all have a mouse AND a lion inside

PIRATE STEW – Neil Gaiman
Perfect for a longer story to read aloud or to read together for a child just learning
When Mum & Dad go out for dinner, Long Jon McRon, the ship’s cook comes to babysit. What follows is a magic story of flying ships, moonlit donuts feasts and pirate stew!

6+
Similar to DOGMAN
BUNNY Vs MONKEY – the monkey is causing chaos in the woods and bunny is trying to stop him

Similar format, but more advanced:
INVESTIGATORS – sewer-loving agents of the special undercover investigation teams with toilet travel techniques and spy technology. Also good for an older, reluctant reader
Also new from Dav Piley – DOGMAN: GRIME & PUNISHMENT & CAT KID COMIC CLUB

TWO TERRIBLE VIKINGS – Francesca Simon
For fans of Horrid Henry – Hack and Whack are proud to be the best worst vikings

BAD NANA – SOPHY HENN
Very funny, in a similar style to Daisy & the Trouble With… by Kes Gray
Jeanie and her Nana, called Bad Nana – she doesn’t know why, but trouble always follows when she’s around

KITTY & THE TWILIGHT TROUBLE – PAULA HARRISON
Book 5 in the Kitty books about a little girl with cat powers – each story has a lovely moral
Similar to Isadora Moon and Claude

Mirabelle by Harriet Muncaster (author of Isadora Moon)
Her new book coming early March – Mirabelle Breaks the Rules

9+
The GRAVEYARD RIDDLE – new from Lisa Thompson
If you read The Goldfish Boy, you’ll want to read this. New mystery involving the same characters – Melody & Matthew

Good mysteries
SG Leonard – Highway Falcon Thief has been out of ages – one of the best detective mysteries for this age group. Similar to Agatha Christie, without the darkness! Jewel thief on a train

Book 2 – Kidnap on the California Comet came out last year
Book 3 – Murder on the Safari Star is due this week

AMARI & THE NIGHT BROTHERS – BB Alston
Just started it, really engaging – getting rave reviews and being listed as the next Harry Potter or Percy Jackson

Teen
Similar to Girl Missing – Sophie McKenzie
The Cousins – Karen McManus
Good Girls Die First – Kathryn Foxfield
Lies Like Poison – Chelsea Pitcher
Running Girl – Simon Mason – more like a young Sherlock Holmes. A good, clever thriller with plenty of backstory

Concrete Rose – the new Angie Thomas. This is the prequel to The Hate U Give and is the story of Star’s Dad

And for you….

EXIT – Belinda Bauer
If you are looking for something light & clever with a touch of humour
Felix is an exiteer – he sits with people as they take their last breaths, so they don’t have to die alone.
But one day the wrong person dies and Felix is on the run for murder
Detective story but with light humour

A BURNING – Megha Majumdar
Set in Contemporary India, it follows the story of 3 people
All their lives are interlinked.
Similar to Mornings in Jenin and Hilary’s book of 2021 so far

WE ARE ALL BIRDS OF UGANDA – Hatsa Zayyan
Simultaneously follows the story of Sameer in present day England and his grandfather who was an Asian forced to flee Uganda in the 70s. Fascinating Ugandan history

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