Merve The Forgetful Mouse, June Linscott

Merve, the mouse, is very forgetful.

He loves to run about the house that he lives in, but it takes him ages to find his way back to his nest in the attic.

Will his Mummy and Daddy ever find him if he gets lost?

Will he frighten Miss Sillyfog, the owner of the house?

Will he get caught by Marmite the dog or Marmalade the cat?

What can he do to find his way back safely?

The Bear, the Piano & Little Bear's Concert,  David Litchfield

The final part of this heart-warming trilogy finds Bear set to retire from musical performance – until little Bear hatches a plan to show how loved Bear's concerts really are.

Age: 4+

 

Pages & Co: Tilly and the map of stories, Anna James

Another glorious romp with Tilly in the best selling series about the magic of books and the power of imagination.

Age: 9+

 

What we'll build: Plans for our together future, Oliver Jeffers

An enthralling new story about boundless love, the importance of dreams and the power of imagination – all the very best ingredients for building a bright future.

Age: 4+

 

Serpentine, Philip Pullman

A brand new short story set in the world of His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust. "When I wrote Serpentine, I had no idea that I was going on to write another trilogy, showing Lyra as an adult, but she and her world wouldn't leave me alone", Philip Pullman

Age: 10-17

 

Health Heroes: The People Who Took Care of the World, Emily Sharratt
A new children’s book tells the stories of people who have helped keep health and care services afloat during the coronavirus crisis, and aims to help children make sense of what has been happening. We hear, among others, the stories of a film-maker who cleans Covid wards after coming to Britain as a refugee, a pilot who supports NHS staff with tea and empathy and a midwife who writes adventure stories after delivering babies. A donation of £1 per copy sold in the UK in 2020 will be made to NHS Charities Together.

Age: 7+

The House by the Lake: The Story of a Home and a Hundred Years of History, Thomas Harding

This beautiful picture book, with words that read like a haunting fairy tale and magnificent illustrations by Britta Teckentrup, is an astonishing true story. On the outskirts of Berlin, a wooden cottage stands on the shore of a lake. Over the course of a century, this little house played host to a loving Jewish family, a renowned Nazi composer, wartime refugees and a Stasi informant; in that time, a world war came and went, and the Berlin Wall was built a stone's throw from the cottage's back door.

Age: 8+

Ickabog, JK Rowling

A fabulously imagined fairytale about scary monsters, wicked courtiers and resourceful children, this standalone fable sweeps all before it in a wave of dazzling invention and colourful characterisation. Enthralling and magical.

Age:7-11

Oi Aardvark, Kes Gray & Jim Field

Let frog, dog and cat guide you through the alphabet from Aardvark to Zebra in this hilarious new picture book from the creators of Oi Frog!

Age: 3+

 

Love Franky, Jacqueline Wilson

The must-have new novel from the Queen of children's books about falling in love for the first time.

Age: 11+

 

The Danger Gang, Tom Fletcher

Franky can't wait to move to his new town, but everything changes after the storm. The kids who live on Franky's street start to change. One by one, they become a little odd. A little unusual. A little …. magical.

Age: 9-12