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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
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

What is Race? Who are Racists? Why Does Skin Colour Matter? And Other Big Questions - by Claire Heuchan and Nikesh Shukla - £13.99
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 ... 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 that, ... 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

Hex Vet: Witches in Training - by Sam Davies - £6.99
In a world where magic is an ordinary part of daily life, two young apprentice veterinarians pursue their dreams of caring for supernatural creatures. Have you ever wondered where witches' cats go when they pull a claw? Or what you do with a pygmy ph ... more

Pages & Co.: Tilly and the Bookwanderers - by Anna James - £6.99
A magical adventure to delight the imagination. A curl-up-on-the-sofa snuggle of a debut from a uniquely talented author. Eleven year-old Tilly has lived above her grandparents' bookshop ever since her mother disappeared shortly after she was born. ... 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

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