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What is the best new children’s book you’ve read recently?

In April 2020, I asked this question to teachers, authors and book reviewers on Twitter. Over the next two days, I received the most wonderful array of recommendations that will keep us reading for months!

Most recommended:

Crater Lake by Jennifer Killick

Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray

The Highland Falcon Thief by M.G. Leonard & Sam Sedgman

Darkwhispers by Vashti Hardy

Evernight by Ross MacKenzie

A Sprinkle of Sorcery by Michelle Harrison

The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson

Also very popular:

The Last Spell Breather by Julie Pike

A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison

The Girl who stole an Elephant by Nizrana Farook

The Mask of Aribella by Anna Hoghton

Here in the Real World by Sara Pennypacker

A Kind Of Spark by Elle McNicoll

Ones to watch for coming soon:

The Unadoptables by Hanna Tooke (May 2020)

Gargantis by Thomas Taylor (May 2020)

The Sky Pirates by Alex English (July 2020)

The Shark Caller by Zillah Bethell (July 2020)

The Wild Way Home  by Sophie Kirtley (July 2020)

The Ship of Shadows by Maria Kuzniar (July 2020)

The Orphans of St. Halibuts by Sophie Wills (October 2020)

Other much loved books:

Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy

Wildspark by Vashti Hardy

The House of One Hundred Clocks by AM Howell

Tiger Heart by Penny Chrimes

Wilde by Eloise Williams

The Monster in the Lake by Louie Stowell

The Good Hawk by Joseph Elliott

Darkness of Dragons by S.A. Patrick

Planet SOS by Wide Eyed Editions

Where the World Turns Wild by Nicola Penfold

Storm (and Bloom) by Nicola Skinner

Princess BMX by Marie Basting

The Pear Affair by Judith Eagle

Snow Foal by Susanna Bailey

Can You See Me? by Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott

Do You Know Me? by Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott

The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates by Jenny Pearson

Monstrous Devices by Damien Love

Asha and the Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn Moriarty

The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

Our Castle by the Sea by Lucy Strange

Troofriend by Kirsty Applebaum

The Middler by Kirsty Applebaum

The Bigwoof Conspiracy by Dashe Roberts

Malamander by Thomas Taylor

The Milton series by Emma Read

If I Were Other Than Myself (poetry) by Sue Hardy-Dawson

The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf

The Star Outside my Window by Onjali Q. Rauf

1,000 Year Old Boy by Ross Welford

The Somerset Tsumani by Emma Carroll

Toto the Ninja Cat and the Great Snake Escape by Dermot O’Leary

Brittles Academy by Lily Mae Walters

AB Gets His Wings by Richard Bland

The Umbrella Mouse by Anna Fargher

Never tell by Katharine Orton

Song Beneath the Tide by Beverley Birch

Burn by Patrick Ness

Forget me not by Ellie Terry

Cogheart by Peter Bunzl

Podkin One-Ear series by Kieran Larwood and David Wyatt

A Tale of Magic by Chris Colfer

Scarlett and Ivy series by Sophie Cleverley

Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll

The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer

North Child by Edith Pattou

Pages @ Co – Tilly and the Book Wanderers by Anna James

What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside by Julia Donaldson

Slime by David Walliams

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