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NfN Recommends: For Children and Young Adults!

Our marvellous recommended reads list for children and young adults!

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

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

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

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

Sulwe - by Lupita Nyong - £12.99
From Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colourism, self-esteem and learning that true beauty comes from within.  Sulwe's skin is the colour of midnight. She's darker than everyone in her famil ... more

A Child of Books - by Oliver Jeffers - £7.99
In this inspiring, lyrical tale about the rewards of reading and sharing stories, a little girl sails her raft "across a sea of words" to arrive at the house of a small boy. There she invites him to come away with her on an adventure.  Through fores ... more

Fairy Tales for Fearless Girls - by Anita Ganeri, illustrated by Khoa Lee - £14.99
This beautifully illustrated, full-colour hardback presents an inspiring collection of 15 stories from around the world, retold by multi award-winning author Anita Ganeri.  Showcasing narratives that celebrate strong, independent women, these fai ... more

My Footprints - by Bao Phi, illustrated by Basia Tran - £6.99
Every child feels different in some way, but Thuy feels "doubly different". She is of Vietnamese origin and she has two mums.  Thuy walks home one winter afternoon, angry and lonely after a bully's taunts. Then a bird catches her attention and s ... more

The Dinosaur Department Store - by Lily Murray, illustrated by Richard Merritt - £6.99
Our feisty heroine Eliza Jane isn’t your average child. Instead of a cute, fluffy bunny, she has her heart firmly set on a prehistoric pet. Join Eliza Jane and her parents on a marvellous magical tour of their local dinosaur department store.  ... more

Once Upon a Wild Wood - by Chris Riddell - £6.99
Little Green Raincape is on her way to Rapunzel's party, deep in the wild woods. The way is long and dark, but Green is a smart girl. Smart enough to turn down apples offered by kindly old ladies, smart enough to turn down travel advice from helpful ... more

Dr Maggie's Grand Tour of the Solar System - by Maggie Aderin-Pocock - £12.99
This mind-blowing book invites readers to join BBC presenter and renowned space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (MBE) on an epic journey through the Solar System – visiting planets, moons, asteroids and satellites, and travelling to places where ... more

Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went On Strike To Save The Planet - by Valentina Camerini, illustrated by Veronica Carratello - £6.99
The story of Greta Thunberg, the schoolgirl who inspired a worldwide climate change movement.   It’s 20 August 2018, late summer in Stockholm, and it feels incredibly hot in the city. The TV news reports rising temperatures, and there have b ... more

You Can Never Run Out of Love - by Helen Docherty, illustrated by Ali Pye - £6.99
A heart-warming and funny tale about the different kinds of love, and how no matter how much love you give you can never run out.   You can’t measure love in a bucket or cup. You don’t have to worry you’ll use it all up. Because love ... more

Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights - by Rob Sanders, illustrated by Jared Andrew Schorr - £12.99
A primer for peaceful protest, resistance, and activism from the author of Rodzilla and Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag.   Protesting. Standing up for what’s right. Uniting around the common good—kids have questions ab ... more

No Longer Alone - by Joseph Coelho, illustrated by Robyn Wilson-Owen - £6.99
A new picture book from award-winning performance poet, Joseph Coelho.   This touching picture book subtly deals with big emotions such as loss, with an uplifting and hopeful message about being yourself and the importance of family and talkin ... more

Dave and the Tooth Fairy - by Verna Wilkins - £6.99
Dave has a wobbly tooth. He wibbles and wobbles it, but it won't come out. But then one day Dave lets out an enormous sneeze and the tooth flies across the room and vanishes. Dave searches high and low, but it's nowhere to be seen. How will he get th ... more

Ocean Meets Sky - by The Fan Brothers - £7.99
From the creators of The Night Gardener, comes a stunning new picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about... the spot where the ocean meets the sky.   It's a good day for sailing.   Finn l ... more

Suzy Orbit, Astronaut - by Ruth Quayle, illustrated by Jez Tuya - £6.99
When Suzy Orbit and her boss, Captain Gizmo, hear that aliens have been spotted near their space station, they must act fast! But Captain Gizmo has no batteries for his space pod, his swanky new spacesuit is far too small, and there’s no chance of ... more

The Same But Different Too - by Karl Newson, illustrated by Kate Hindley - £6.99
These children and animals are all very different to each other. Some are big, some are small. Some are gentle, some are rough. Everyone is playful, but who’s the best at hiding? One thing’s certain: they all love a good bedtime story!  The ... more

The Naughtiest Unicorn - by Pip Bird - £5.99
Mira CAN’T WAIT to start Unicorn School. (Her big sister goes and won’t stop going on about it). But when Mira arrives on her first day all the unicorns are gone... except Dave!  Dave isn’t quite the sparkly unicorn Mira was expecting to fi ... more

The Suitcase - by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros - £6.99
When a strange-looking animal arrives pulling a big suitcase, the other animals are curious. What on earth could be inside that suitcase? A teacup? Maybe. A table and chair? Perhaps. A whole home and hillside with trees? This stranger must be fibbing ... 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

Goodnight, Max the Brave (Board Book) - by Ed Vere - £6.99
Ideal for small hands, this board book edition of Max at Night is the perfect bedtime read.  Meet Max - the mighty kitten and New York Times bestseller! Witty and heart-warming, stylish and beautifully illustrated, Max the Brave is now ready ... more

Boot: Small Robot, BIG Adventure! - by Shane Hegarty - £6.99
For fans of WALL-E and Toy Story, comes a heart-warming, humorous adventure about a young robot trying to find its way home. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Boot is a special book you will want to treasure and share.  When toy robot, Boot, ... 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

Look Up! - by Nathan Bryon. illlustrated by Dapo Adeola - £6.99
3 ... 2 ... 1 ... LIFT OFF.   Let science-mad chatterbox Rocket launch into your hearts in this inspiring picture book.   Rocket's going to be the greatest astronaut, star-catcher, space-traveller that has ever lived!  But...&n ... more

If All the World Were... - by Joseph Coelho, llustrated by Allison Colpoys - £6.99
A moving, lyrical picture book about a young girl's love for her granddad and how she copes when he dies, written by poet and playwright Joseph Coelho.   This beautifully illustrated, powerful and ultimately uplifting text is the ideal way to ... more

Somebody Swallowed Stanley - by Sarah Roberts, illustrated by Hannah Peck - £6.99
"Plastic bags don't belong in the sea!"   Everybody has a taste for Stanley, but he is no ordinary jellyfish. Most jellyfish have dangly-gangly tentacles, but Stanley has two handles. Other jellyfish have a magical glow, but Stanley has strip ... more

Me and My Fear - by Francesca Sanna - £12.99
A heart-warming and relevant new tale from Francesca Sanna, the bestselling author and illustrator of The Journey, about sharing and overcoming one’s fears in a new and unfamiliar home.  When a young girl has to travel to a new country and ... more

Always and Forever - by Alan Durant, illustrated by Debi Gliori - £7.99
When Fox dies the rest of his family are absolutely distraught. How will Mole, Otter and Hare go on without their beloved friend?  But, months later, Squirrel reminds them all of how funny Fox used to be, and they realise that Fox is still there ... more

Tough Guys Have Feelings Too - by Keith Negley - £6.99
Keith Negley’s charming illustrations reveal heart wrenching emotions in unexpected places in this fun book that teaches children that even tough guys like wrestlers, astronauts, and superheroes have feelings too.   Children will love to recogni ... more

The Night Box - by Louise Greig, illustrated by Ashling Lindsay - £6.99
Nominated for Kate Greenaway Medal 2018  An enchanting bedtime story about a small boy who is the custodian of night, from talented new picture book author and poet, Louise Greig, with beautifully atmospheric illustrations by Ashling Lindsay. ... more

Super Duper You - by Sophy Henn - £6.99
I've known you since you started. I've seen a thing or two... ...or three or four or five or six! In fact, I've seen a few...   Sometimes we are loud, sometimes we are quite, sometimes bold and clanky, sometimes soft and cuddly. Sophy Henn cele ... more

Little Badman and the Invasion of the Killer Aunties - by Humza Arshad and Henry White - £6.99
A hilarious, mischievous and fast-paced adventure story from online comedian Humza Arshad and Channel 4 New Comedy Writer's Award winner, Henry White.  Humza Khan is the greatest eleven-year-old rapper Eggington has ever known: he is Little ... more

Runaway Robot - by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, illustrated by Steven Lenton - £12.99
Runaway Robot is a funny and heartwarming adventure about two best friends helping put themselves back together, from the award-winning Frank Cottrell-Boyce, illustrated by Steven Lenton.  When Alfie goes to Airport Lost Property, he finds more t ... more

Amazing - by Steve Antony - £6.99
A joyful new picture book by the award-winning Steve Antony, creator of the bestselling Please Mr Panda.   A little boy and his pet dragon are the very best of friends. They laugh, they sing, they dance, they snooze. They are both amazing - ju ... more

Hair Love - by Matthew Cherry, illustrated by Vashti Harrison - £6.99
It's up to Daddy to give his daughter an extra-special hair style in this story of self-confidence and the love between fathers and daughters.  Zuri knows her hair is beautiful, but it has a mind of its own!  It kinks, coils, and curl ... more

Here & There - by Tamara Ellis Smith, illustrated by Evelyn Daviddi - £6.99
Can you hear the music all around you?   In this touching picture book, Ivan finds healing and hope in nature’s music and beauty while experiencing the early stages of his parents’ separation. When he realizes that birds sing their enchanting ... 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

Vlad the Drac - by Ann Jungman - £6.99
When the Stone family take an Easter holiday in Romania Judy and Paul are very bored - that is until they meet a tiny vampire under a stone near Count Dracula's castle. Not only is the vampire very tiny, he is also a vegetarian with dreams of starrin ... more

The Girls - by Lauren Ace, illustrated by Jenny Løvlie - £6.99
Four little girls meet under an apple tree and form a bond that grows as they share secrets, dreams, worries and schemes. This beautifully illustrated tale charts the girls' lives through ups and downs and laughter and tears. Find out how their frien ... more

Big Cat - by Emma Lazell - £6.99
Isobel’s grandma has lost her glasses and she can’t see a thing without them. While Isobel and Gran are in the garden searching for the specs, they come across a cat. A very big cat. A very big and friendly cat. The big cat moves in with them, mu ... more

Hotel Flamingo - by Alex Milway - £6.99
When young Anna inherits a dilapidated hotel, she's determined to restore it to its former glory. But this is no ordinary hotel - all of her staff and guests are animals!  Anna soon rises to the challenge. Whether it's a flamingo, a penguin or a hip ... more

Cogheart - by Peter Bunzl - £6.99
Lily's life is in mortal peril. Her father is missing and now silver-eyed men stalk her through the shadows. What could they want from her?   With her friends - Robert, the clockmaker's son, and Malkin, her mechanical fox - Lily is plunged int ... more

A Little Bit Brave - by Nicola Kinnear - £6.99
Logan is a stay-at-home bunny – but he’s about to discover how brave he really is. It’s time for his first adventure, and he doesn’t want to go. But there’s an amazing world outside, if he can just pluck up courage to look...   A Lit ... more

Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different 2 - by Ben Brooks, illustrated by Quinton Winter - £20.00
Tom Daley, Oliver Sacks, the Jamaican Bobsled team, Amrou Al-Kadhi, Carlos Acosta... all dared to be different.   This is the follow-up to the much loved and hugely successful Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, the bestselling book ... more

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