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NfN Recommends: For Children and Young Adults!

Our marvellous recommended reads list for children and young adults!

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Animalphabet - by Julia Donaldson and Sharon King-Chai - £9.99
A hugely entertaining animal ABC guessing game with peep-through pages and amazing fold-out flaps, by the bestselling Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, and award-winning illustrator Sharon King-Chai.  With eye-catching artwork and an e ... more

My Friend Earth - by Patricia MacLachlan, illustrated by Francesca Sanna - £12.99
Celebrate Earth Day with this valentine to our wonderful planet from the Newbery Award-winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall.  Our friend Earth does so many wonderful things! She tends to animals large and small. She pours down summer rain ... more

Number 7 Evergreen Street - by Julia Patton - £6.99
Pea lives in a flat at Number 7 Evergreen Street. It's a grey building in a grey street, in a grey city. Inside the building, however, it's not grey at all. Pea and her parents have lots of amazing, colourful neighbours.   One day, an army of ... more

The Unstoppable Letty Pegg - by Iszi Lawrence - £6.99
A brilliant debut historical adventure from writer and comedian Iszi Lawrence, perfect for fans of Emma Carroll, The Princess and the Suffragette, and Opal Plumstead.  The story of the suffragettes with the Jiu Jitsu and roller skating left i ... more

The Weed - by Quentin Blake - £12.99
An inspiring fable about the power of nature, encouraging children and adults alike to care for the environment and each other.  The members of the Meadowsweet family suddenly and unexpectedly find themselves at the bottom of a giant crack in th ... more

Children Who Changed the World: Incredible True Stories About Children's Rights! - by Marcia Williams - £8.99
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Rights of the Child and the amazing children who have stood up for them all over the world.   From the heroes familiar to everyone, such as Malala Yousafzai, to the amazing activists you might not have hea ... more

No! My First Book of Protest (Board book) - by Julie Merberg and Molly Egan - £9.99
What's YOUR child's favourite word?  Little ones will love to chime in with NO, NO! as they learn about speaking up for important issues like equality, education and the environment.   Fun, rhyming text introduces iconic activists from Martin ... more

The Song of the Tree - by Coralie Bickford-Smith - £14.99
A lyrical, heart-warming new tale from the award-winning designer and creator of The Fox and the Star.  Bird loves to sing in the towering tree at the heart of the jungle. It feels like home. When the season changes she must say goodbye, b ... more

Noughts & Crosses - by Malorie Blackman - £7.99
'Stop it! You're all behaving like animals! Worse than animals - like blankers!'  Sephy is a Cross: dark-skinned and beautiful, she lives a life of privilege and power. But she's lonely, and burns with injustice at the world she sees around h ... more

Fierce, Fearless and Free: Girls in Myths and Legends from Around the World - by Lari Don, illustrated by Eilidh Muldoon - £6.99
A brilliant, inclusive collection of traditional tales from around the world featuring amazing women and girls.  Once upon a time, there was a handsome prince who – no, that's not right! Once upon a time, there were strong, fierce women who ... more

Love Your Body - by Jessica Sanders, illustrated by Carol Rossetti - £10.99
What if every young girl loved her body? Love Your Body encourages you to admire and celebrate your body for all the amazing things it can do (like laugh, cry, hug, and feel) and to help you see that you are so much more than your body.  Bodi ... more

This Land Is Your Land - by Woody Guthrie (words and music) and Kathy Jakobsen (illustrations) - £14.99
Since Woody Guthrie wrote “This Land Is Your Land” in the 1940s, it has become one of the most familiar and best-loved folk songs in America. This is the only fully illustrated edition of the song in the marketplace.   Now more timely than ... more

Amina's Voice - by Hena Khan - £6.99
A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family’s vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community in this “compassionate, timely novel” (Booklist, starred review) from the awa ... more

Go With the Flow - by Karen Schneemann and Lily Williams - £12.99
High school students embark on a crash course of friendship, female empowerment, and women's health issues in Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann's graphic novel Go With the Flow.  Good friends help you go with the flow. Best friends help you sta ... more

Otto Blotter, Bird Spotter - by Graham Carter - £6.99
The Blotter family are famous bird spotters, who stay in their hide all day. All except for Otto – he’d rather go out and have big adventures.   When he follows the BIGGEST footprints he’s ever seen, he finds an extraordinary baby bird a ... more

Lubna and Pebble - by Wendy Meddour and Daniel Egneus - £6.99
In an unforgettable story that subtly addresses the refugee crisis, a young girl must decide if friendship means giving up the one item that gives her comfort during a time of utter uncertainty.   Lubna's best friend is a pebble. She found it on ... more

Flights of Fancy: Stories, pictures and inspiration from ten Children's Laureates - by Various authors - £10.00
Walker Books celebrates 20 years of the Waterstones Children's Laureateship, in partnership with Booktrust.   Quentin Blake – Anne Fine – Michael Morpurgo – Jacqueline Wilson – Michael Rosen – Anthony Browne – Julia Donaldson – Malor ... more

Mum's Jumper - by Jayde Perkin - £12.99
If Mum has gone, how do you carry on?  Missing her feels like a dark cloud that follows you around, or like swimming to a shore that never comes any nearer. But memories are like a jumper that you can cuddle and wear. And Mum's Jumper might be a way ... more

This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 lessons on how to wake up, take action, and do the work - by Tiffany Jewell, illustrated by Aurelia Durand - £8.99
Who are you? What is racism? Where does it come from? Why does it exist? What can you do to disrupt it? Learn about social identities, the history of racism and resistance against it, and how you can use your anti-racist lens and voice to move the wo ... more

Don't Touch My Hair! - by Sharee Miller - £6.99
An entertaining picture book that teaches the importance of asking for permission first as a young girl attempts to escape the curious hands that want to touch her hair.  It seems that wherever Aria goes, someone wants to touch her hair. In t ... more

Aalfred and Aalbert: A Love Story - by Morag Hood - £6.99
An aadorable and funny love story between aardvarks.  Aardvarks Aalfred and Aalbert both need a pal. But Aalfred sleeps in the day, and Aalbert sleeps at night. How will they ever get the chance to meet?  Bird conjures up a series of sillier ... more

Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment - by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry, illustrated by Brittany Jackson - £12.99
A New York Times bestseller!  A visit to Washington, DC’s National Portrait Gallery forever alters Parker Curry’s young life when she views First Lady Michelle Obama’s portrait.   When Parker Curry came face-to-face with Amy Sher ... more

Fantastically Great Women Who Saved the Planet - by Kate Pankhurst - £6.99
From bestselling author and illustrator Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, comes another 'smart, informative, inclusive and accessible' book about trail-blazing women (Fiona Noble, The Bookseller). This time, it's women who have been m ... more

The Girl Who Speaks Bear - by Sophie Anderson - £6.99
They call me Yanka the Bear. Not because of where I was found – only a few people know about that. They call me Yanka the Bear because I am so big and strong.   Found abandoned in a bear cave as a baby, Yanka has always wondered about where ... more

Superhero Gran - by Timothy Knapman, illustrated by Joe Berger - £6.99
All Grandmothers are wonderful and the Gran in this story is no exception. She might not lift buildings or go whooshing through the sky, but she can plan super sleepovers, tell super-funny stories and even put together super disguises.   This Gra ... more

The Day You Begin - by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael López - £13.99
A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!  National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpré Illustrator Award winner Rafael López have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect, even when y ... more

Waiting for Wolf - by Sandra Dieckmann - £6.99
Fox and Wolf spend all their perfect days together – talking and laughing for hours, swimming together in the big blue lake, and watching the stars come out, one by one.  Until one day, Wolf is gone.  A beautiful and moving picture ... more

Cakes In Space - by Philip Reeve, illustrated by Sarah McIntyre - £6.99
Astra's family are all snoring in their sleeping pods aboard their spaceship, but Astra is WIDE AWAKE.  With her robot friend, Pilbeam, she goes off exploring and soon finds out the ship is in deep trouble. It's been knocked off course and invad ... more

Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention - by Pip Jones, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie - £6.99
Meet Izzy Gizmo – a fabulously feisty new character from Pip Jones (Squishy McFluff, Daddy's Sandwich) brought to life with exuberant and detailed illustrations from the bestselling illustrator of The Detective Dog, Sara Ogilvie.  Izzy and ... more

A Cat's Guide to the Night Sky - by Stuart Atkinson, illustrated by Brendan Kearney - £14.99
If you look up at the sky on a dark night, what do you see? There’s a whole universe staring back at you. In the company of Felicity the cat discover the phases of the moon, the constellations and how to spot the Northern Lights and the Milky Way.& ... more

The Adventures of the Third Liver Bird - by David Hagan, illustrated by Tom Corlett - £10.00
The Adventures of the Third Liver Bird is a rhyming children's picture book that celebrates all things Liverpool. The hero of the story is a fun-loving little Liver Bird named Carl. He flies around Merseyside helping out strangers, making friends and ... more

The Detective Dog - by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie - £6.99
When a crime needs solving, there's only one dog for the job! Join Nell the Detective and help solve the mystery of the missing books.  There once was a dog with a keen sense of smell. She was known far and wide as Detective Dog Nell.  Peter ... more

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas - by Kes Gray, illustrated by Claire Powell - £6.99
A brilliantly funny Christmas picture book from the bestselling author of Oi Frog!  ‘Twas the night before the night before Christmas (That’s Christmas Eve Eve). And Santa was wiping his brow on his sleeve. Green elves were sewing, Blue ... more

Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders - by Kate Pankhurst - £6.99
Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, is back with a brand new wildly brilliant and accessible book about incredible women in the world of work.  What do you want to be when you grow up? It's a BIG question that everyone is asked ... more

What Will You Dream of Tonight? - by Frances Stickley, illustrated by Anuska Allepuz - £6.99
What will you dream of tonight? Will it be a midnight balloon ride, sailing on the tail of a whale or swinging through the leaves on a jungle trapeze?   This dreamy, sumptuously illustrated tale travels through deserts and waterfalls to shipw ... more

The Boy At the Back of the Class - by Onjali Q. Rauf - £6.99
Told with heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a child's perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense.   There used to be an empty chair at ... more

It's a No-Money Day - by Kate Milner - £6.99
A gentle, poignant and powerful exploration of foodbanks and life below the poverty line, from the Klaus Flugge Prize-winning creator of My Name is Not Refugee.   Mum works really hard, but today there is no money left and no food in the cupboar ... more

Space Tortoise - by Ross Montgomery, illustrated by David Litchfield - £6.99
Once, in an old rusty bin in an old rusty playground in an old empty park... ...there lived a little tortoise.  But Tortoise is lonely. He's never seen any other tortoises, and wonders where they could all be hiding. Then, one day, he looks up a ... more

Hey Grandude! - by Paul McCartney, illustrated by Kathryn Durst - £12.99
From the legendary Paul McCartney - an action-packed picture-book adventure celebrating the fun grandparents and grandchildren can have when their imaginations run wild.  See the compass needle spin - let the magic fun begin!  Grandude is a o ... more

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Board Book) - by Britta Teckentrup - £6.99
Introduce children to the traditional song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, in this beautiful new book, featuring illustrations by Britta Teckentrup.   The peek-through pages reveal each new Christmas gift, creating a stunning layered effect. A ... more

Free - by Sam Usher - £6.99
Boy and Grandad take care of a little bird. When it gets better, Grandad puts it outside, but it keeps hopping back into the house, following Boy wherever he goes.  Boy wonders what kind of bird it is. An eagle? An ostrich? A bird of paradise, p ... more

Kind: A Book About Kindness - by Various artists - £12.99
Imagine a world where everyone is kind – how can we make that come true?   With gorgeous pictures by a host of top illustrators, Kind is a timely, inspiring picture book about the many ways children can be kind, from sharing their toys and g ... more

Greta and the Giants: Inspired by Greta Thunberg's stand to save the world - by Zoë Tucker, illustrated by Zoe Persico - £6.99
This inspiring picture book retells the story of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greta Thunberg – the Swedish teenager who has led a global movement to raise awareness about the world’s climate crisis – using allegory to make this important topic acc ... more

The Way Home For Wolf - by Rachel Bright, illustrated by Jim Field - £6.99
A sparkling story of friendship, set in the snowy Arctic, from the bestselling creators of The Lion Inside.  Stubborn wolf cub Wilf doesn’t want help from anyone. Not from his friends or his family. Whatever it is, he can do it all by himse ... more

My Hair - by Hannah Lee, illustrated by Allen Fatimaharan - £6.99
My birthday’s coming up so soon, I’ll need new clothes to wear. But most of all, I need to know, How shall I style my hair?  Will it be dreads or a twist out? Braids or a high-top fade? Joyous and vibrant, this captures perfectly the e ... more

Freedom - by Catherine Johnson - £4.99
Winner of the 2019 Little Rebels Award.   There’s no escape – even when you escape. Where can a slave like Nat run to? Forced to leave his family and move to England with his master, Nat can see only one silver lining. He’s heard that on ... more

The Sleeper and the Spindle - by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £8.99
A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell - weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spel ... more

Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champions of Our Time - by Saira Mir, illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel - £12.99
Little Leaders meets Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls in this gorgeous nonfiction picture book that introduces readers to nineteen powerhouse Muslim women who rose up and made their voices heard.  Long ago, Muslim women rode into battle to defe ... more

The Last Wolf - by Mini Grey - £6.99
Once upon a time, Little Red set off into the woods to catch a wolf...   But the woods aren't all they seem - and are there even any wolves left?  Mini Grey re-imagines the classic Little Red Riding Hood fable in an entirely new way. Can Litt ... more

Dracula Spectacular - by Lucy Rowland, illustrated by Ben Mantle - £6.99
It’s tough being a vampire when you’re more giggles and glitter than beastly and bitter. But will Dracula Boy dare to follow his heart and live life in technicolour?  Full of spooks and sparkles, Dracula Spectacular is a heart-warming story a ... more

The Colour of the Sun - by David Almond - £7.99
This is a moving, funny and inspirational novel from the bestselling author of Skellig. Shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Book Awards.  "The day is long, the world is wide, you're young and free."  One hot summer morning, Davie steps b ... more

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