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NfN Recommends: For Children and Young Adults!

Our marvellous recommended reads list for children and young adults!

Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. If you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, you can always contact us before ordering to ask how long it would take
Leo and the Octopus - by Isabelle Marinov and Chris Nixon - £6.99
The world was too bright for Leo. And too loud. "I must be living on the wrong planet," Leo thought.  Leo struggles to make sense of the world. He doesn't understand the other children in his class, and they don't seem to understand him. But then ... more

Cinderella Is Dead - by Kalynn Bayron - £7.99
It's 200 years since Cinderella found her prince, but the fairytale is over. Sophia knows the story though, off by heart. Because every girl has to recite it daily, from when she's tiny until the night she's sent to the royal ball for choosing.  ... more

I Am Brown - by Ashok Banker, illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat - £11.99
I am brown. I am beautiful. I am perfect. I designed this computer. I ran this race. I won this prize. I wrote this book. I am brown. I am amazing. I am you.   A joyful celebration of the skin you're in - of being brown, of being amazing, of bei ... more

Fortunately, the Milk... - by Neil Griffiths, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £6.99
From multi-award-winning Neil Gaiman comes a spectacularly silly, mind-bendingly clever, brilliantly bonkers adventure - with lip-smackingly gorgeous illustrations by Chris Riddell.   Mum's away. Dad's in charge.  There's no milk. So Dad save ... more

What Are Little Girls Made Of? Nursery Rhymes for Feminist Times - by Jeanne Willis and Isabelle Follath - £9.99
Award-winning author Jeanne Willis, revamps all the favourite Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes.  Think you know your favourite classic nursery rhymes? Read this picture book and think again!   In this witty reworking of popular nursery rhymes, Geo ... more

Bloom: The Surprising Seeds of Sorrel Fallowfield - by Nicola Skinner - £6.99
A beautifully written, incredibly original and wickedly funny novel for readers of 10 and older - Bloom is for everyone who has ever felt like they didn't fit in, and for anyone who has ever wanted a little more colour and wildness in their lives... ... more

Tamarind & the Star of Ishta - by Jasbinder Bilan - £6.99
From the author of the Costa Award-winning Asha & the Spirit Bird comes a breathtaking, magical adventure... Tamarind never knew her Indian mum, Chinty, who died soon after she was born. So when she arrives at her ancestral home, a huge mansi ... more

The Wolf Wilder - by Katherine Rundell - £7.99
Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feodora's mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. A wolf wilder ... 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

On the Move: Poems About Migration - by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Quentin Blake - £9.99
Former Children's Laureates Michael Rosen and Sir Quentin Blake join forces for a personal and uniquely affecting collection of poems about migration.   "What you leave behind Won't leave your mind. But home is where you find it. Home is wher ... more

Gender Swapped Fairy Tales - by Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett - £20.00
Discover a collection of fairy tales unlike the ones you've read before...  Once upon a time, in the middle of winter, a King sat at a window and sewed. As he sewed and gazed out onto the landscape, he pricked his finger with the needle, and ... more

Serpentine - by Philip Pullman, illustrated by Tom Duxbury - £7.99
A brand new short story set in the world of His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust by master storyteller, Philip Pullman. Serpentine is a perfect gift for every Pullman fan, new and old.   'Lyra Silvertongue, you're very welcome...Yes, I kn ... 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

What is Race? Who are Racists? Why Does Skin Colour Matter? And Other Big Questions - by Claire Heuchan and Nikesh Shukla - £9.99
An important and timely book on race and racism, encouraging children to think for themselves about the issues involved.  Talk about race is often discouraged, but this book aims to bring everyone into the conversation. It explores the history of r ... more

My Nana's Garden - by Dawn Casey, illustrated by Jessica Courtney-Tickle - £6.99
Grandmother's Garden is tangled with weeds, "Wildflowers, says grandma, food for the bees."   A little girl visits her grandmother in summer and winter, and together they explore the wonders of Grandmother's garden.   One day, Grandmother i ... more

Poems to Save the World With - by Chosen and illustrated by Chris Riddell - £12.99
This absolutely beautiful gift book anthology contains classic and modern poems to galvanize, uplift and inspire you which are brought to life with exquisite, intricate artwork.  Chosen and illustrated by Chris Riddell, Poems to Save the World With ... more

Monster Trouble! - by Lane Fredrickson, illustrated by Michael Robertson - £12.99
Nothing frightens Winifred Schnitzel - but she does need her sleep, and the neighbourhood monsters won't let her be! Every night they sneak in, growling and belching and making a ruckus.   Winifred constructs clever traps, but nothing stops t ... more

Boys Dance! - by John Robert Allman, illustrated by Luciano Lozano - £13.99
A lively and encouraging picture book celebrating boys who love to dance, from the renowned American Ballet Theatre.  Boys who love to dance are center stage in this encouraging, positive, rhyming picture book about guys who love to pirouette ... more

The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain - by Various authors, edited by Katherine Rundell - £12.99
In difficult times, what children really need is hope. And in that spirit, bestselling author Katherine Rundell emailed some of the children's writers and artists whose work she loved most:  'I asked them to write something very short, fiction or ... more

The Lost Spells - by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris - £14.99
Dazzlingly beautiful and wonderfully inventive, discover the magical new book from the creators of bestselling, critically acclaimed literary phenomenon, The Lost Words...  Kindred in spirit to The Lost Words but fresh in its form, The Lost S ... more

Welcome to Our World: A Celebration of Children Everywhere! - by Moira Butterfield and Harriet Lynas - £12.99
Find out how children live all around the world in this beautifully illustrated book.  Children all over the world are very different, but they also have much in common. In this beautifully illustrated book, young children can learn all about ... more

Love Frankie - by Jacqueline Wilson - £12.99
GROWING UP. FALLING IN LOVE. COMING OUT.  Frankie is nearly fourteen and teenage life certainly comes with its ups and downs. Her mum is seriously ill with MS and Frankie can feel herself growing up quickly, no thanks to Sally and her gang of bul ... more

The World Made a Rainbow - by Michelle Robinson and Emily Hamilton - £6.99
Let's paint a big rainbow to put on display.  When people pass by it and see it, they'll say ... 'All rainstorms must end, and this rainstorm will too.'  And they'll feel a bit happier, all thanks to you.   Light can't shine without dar ... more

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth (Book & CD) - by Oliver Jeffers - £8.99
#1 New York Times Bestseller and #1 TIME Best Book of the Year for 2017. Audio Production Awards, Audio Performer of the Year - Gold Winner, 2018   This book and CD edition of the exquisite and thought-provoking Here We Are comes with heartfe ... more

Pirate Stew - by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £12.99
Meet LONG JOHN McRON, SHIP'S COOK.... and the most unusual babysitter you've ever seen.   Long John has a whole crew of wild pirates in tow, and - for two intrepid children - he's about to transform a perfectly ordinary evening into a riotous ... more

The Song of the Golden Hare - by Jackie Morris - £9.99
He had been waiting all his life, hoping to hear the hare's song...  The boy and his family are special. While others hunt the hares, his family search for leverets orphaned by the hunt and keep them safe. When the hares begin to move across the ... more

Sneaky Beak - by Tracey Corderoy - £6.99
Is your bath BUBBLY enough? Is your bed BOUNCY enough? Is your cereal CRUNCHY enough? Don't delay - call Sneaky Beak TODAY for deals beyond your wildest dreams!   Bear and Hamster are perfectly content... until gadget-mad salesman, Sneak ... more

The Book of Not Entirely Useful Advice - by A.F. Harrold - £14.99
A riotous celebration of words and a modern take on cautionary tales - featuring advice on parrots, gravy, mathematics, castles (bouncy), spiders, vegetables (various), breakfast, cakes, and removing ducks from soup.  Advice comes in many shapes. Po ... more

Vegetables in Underwear (Board book) - by Jared Chapman - £5.99
A bunch of friendly vegetables wear colorful underwear of all varieties big, small, clean, dirty, serious, and funny demonstrating the silliness and necessity of our undies.  The unexpectedness of vegetables in their unmentionables is enough to ... more

Guardians of Magic - by Chris Riddell - £7.99
Guardians of Magic is the first title in a brilliant magical adventure series from the Costa Award-winning creator of Goth Girl, Chris Riddell. This fantastic quest is fully illustrated in black and white throughout.  Meet the Guardians of Magic: ... more

Little Badman and the Time-Travelling Teacher of Doom - by Humza Arshad and Henry White - £6.99
Little Badman and friends return in a second hilarious and action-packed adventure, for fans of David Baddiel and David Walliams.  'You've probably heard of me, right? Little Badman. No? Oh. Well...doesn't Matter. You will do one day. I'm gon ... more

Clean Up! - by Nathan Bryon - £6.99
The sequel Nathan and Dapo's debut Look Up!  Join lovable, passionate Rocket as she sets off on a mission to save a Caribbean island from plastic pollution!   When Rocket goes for a holiday to visit her grandparents, she's shocked by ... more

All Kinds of Families - by Sophy Henn - £6.99
A wonderful celebration of the diversity of family life that is perfect for pre-schoolers, from award-winning author/illustrator Sophy Henn the creator of Where Bear?, Pass It On and the Lifesize series.   Just like us, animal families are al ... more

Kindness Makes Us Strong (Board book) - by Sophie Beer - £6.99
Whether we share a toy or rescue an animal, all acts of kindness – no matter how big or small – make our community stronger! ... more

Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World - by Vashti Harrison - £7.99
Meet the little leaders. They're brave. They're bold. They changed the world.  Did you know that WIFI was invented by a glamorous Hollywood star? Or that the first computer programmer was a woman born in 1816?   These amazing little leaders h ... more

Freedom, We Sing - by Amyra Leon and Molly Mendoza - £11.99
I wonder, then, what freedom is. Is it a place? Is it a thought? Can it be stolen? Can it be bought?   As powerful as it is beautiful, Freedom, We Sing is a lyrical picture book designed to inspire and give hope to readers around the world. ... more

Antiracist Baby (Board Book) - by Ibram X. Kendi, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky - £6.99
From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist comes a fresh new board book that empowers parents and children to uproot racism in our society and in ourselves.   Take your first steps with An ... more

My Monster and Me - by Nadiya Hussain, illustrated by Ella Bailey - £6.99
The very first picture book from the winner of The Great British Bake Off and national treasure, Nadiya Hussain, beautifully illustrated by Ella Bailey.   A touching story about a little boy whose worry monster follows him everywhere he goes. ... more

Love Makes a Family (Board Book) - by Sophie Beer - £10.99
This fun, inclusive board book celebrates the one thing that makes every family a family...  ...and that's LOVE.  Love is baking a special cake. Love is lending a helping hand. Love is reading one more book.  In this exuberant board book, ... more

Last Stop on Market Street - by Matt de la Pena - £6.99
"Sometimes when you're surrounded by dirt, CJ, you're a better witness for what's beautiful."  CJ begins his weekly bus journey around the city with disappointment and dissatisfaction, wondering why he and his family can't drive a car like hi ... more

The Proudest Blue - by Ibtihaj Muhammad, illustrated by Hatem Aly - £7.99
Asiya's hijab is like the ocean and the sky, no line between them, saying hello with a loud wave.  It’s Faizah’s first day of school, and her older sister Asiya’s first day of hijab – made of a beautiful blue fabric. But not everyone sees ... more

I Am Not a Label: 34 Disabled Artists, Thinkers, Athletes and Activists From Past and Present - by Cerrie Burnell, illustrated by Lauren Mark Baldo - £14.99
In this stylishly illustrated biography anthology, meet 30 artists, thinkers, athletes and activists with disabilities, from past and present. From Frida Kahlo to Stephen Hawking, find out how these iconic figures have overcome obstacles, owned their ... more

Worm Loves Worm - by J.J. Austrian, illustrated by Mike Curato - £12.99
Perfect for fans of And Tango Makes Three and The Sissy Duckling, this irresistible picture book is a celebration of love in all its splendid forms from debut author J. J. Austrian and the acclaimed author-illustrator of Little Elliot, Big City, Mike ... more

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices - by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editors) - £8.99
Fifty of the foremost diverse children's authors and illustrators--including Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander--share answers to the question, "In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children?" in this beautiful, full-co ... more

New Kid - by Jerry Craft - £8.99
Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature.   Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang, New Kid is a timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school ... more

Princess Hair - by Sharee Miller - £5.99
Princesses with head wraps take long naps. Princesses with curls wear pearls. And princesses with teeny-weeny afros wear teeny-weeny bows.   Debut author-illustrator Sharee Miller's picture book celebrates different shapes, textures, and styles of ... more

"I Will Not Be Erased": Our Stories About Growing Up as People of Colour - by gal-dem - £7.99
Fourteen joyous, funny and life-affirming essays from gal-dem, the award-winning magazine created by young women and non-binary people of colour.   gal-dem, the award-winning online and print magazine, is created by women and non-binary people ... more

Like the Ocean We Rise - by Nicola Edwards and Sarah Wilkins - £12.99
Our planet is vast and it's beautiful too, But it needs our help; it needs me, it needs you.   This timely peek-through picture book explores humans' impact on our Earth and how we can all make a difference.   Celebrate the international youth ... more

Obsessive About Octopuses - by Owen Davey - £12.99
If you are silly about squid or just daft for amazing animals of the deep, dive in for a fact-packed illustrated journey into the ocean. Did you know that an octopus has three hearts and a doughnut-shaped brain? You’ll discover that these incredibl ... more

Bake a Rainbow Cake! (Board Book) - by Amirah Kassem - £11.99
Pour it! Mix it!  Bake it! Frost it! Make a wish! With wheels to spin, flaps to open, and tabs to pull, this board book is perfect for little bakers!  In this interactive board book, create Flour Shop’s incredible rainbow explosion cake ... more

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

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