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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
We Move Together - by Kelly Fritsch, Anne McGuire and Eduardo Trejos - £11.00
A bold and colorful exploration of all the ways that people navigate through the spaces around them and a celebration of the relationships we build along the way.   We Move Together follows a mixed-ability group of kids as they creatively neg ... more

How Kind! (Board Book) - by Mary Murphy - £7.99
Hen gives Pig an unexpected present. "How kind!" says Pig. Pig is so touched, in fact, that he decides to do something kind too.   So Pig gives Rabbit a gift. "How kind!" says Rabbit, who does something kind for Cow, who is kind to Cat, who w ... more

I Am Every Good Thing - by Derrick Barnes and Gordon C James - £6.99
Selected by Oprah Magazine as one of its ‘essential books for discussing racism with kids’.  I am a non-stop ball of energy. Powerful and full of light. I am a go-getter. A difference-maker. A leader.  Step inside the mind of the confid ... more

Little Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black History - by Vashti Harrison - £7.99
Meet the little leaders. They're brave. They're exceptional. They changed the world.   Did you know that the father of African cinema was originally a bricklayer? Or that Vogue's editor-at-large read his first Vogue magazine in his local library? ... 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

What Happened to You? - by James Catchpole, illustrated by Karen George - £6.99
The first ever picture book addressing how a disabled child might want to be spoken to.  What happened to you? Was it a shark? A burglar? A lion? Did it fall off?   Every time Joe goes out the questions are the same... what happened to his leg ... more

Omar, The Bees And Me - by Helen Mortimer and Cottle - £7.99
An uplifting story on sustainability, in response to many 'heavy' green titles coming to the market that children often find intimidating.   Omar, The Bees and Me encourages children to look after nature in local communities planting wild flo ... more

Beauty and the Bin - by Joanne O - £6.99
Laurie's home-made beauty recipes are no secret. The secret is that her eco-warrior family get their ingredients from the bin. Laurie loves her family and she wants to join them in making the world a better place, one home-made bath bomb at a time.  ... more

The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person - by Frederick Joseph - £8.99
"The Black Friend is THE book everyone needs to read right now... Read it, absorb it, and be changed because of it."(Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give) Speaking directly to the reader, Frederick Joseph offers powerful reflections on his own ... more

Benjamin Zephaniah's Nature Trail - by Benjamin Zephaniah, illustrated by Nila Aye - £12.99
A joyful celebration of nature and the wonder of the world around us by legendary poet and performer Benjamin Zephaniah, one of The Times' top 50 British post-war writers.   At the bottom of my garden, there's a hedgehog and a frog, And a lot ... more

The Boy Who Sang with Dragons - by Andy Shepherd, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie - £6.99
Tomas is a fully-fledged expert dragon grower and protector of the dragonfruit tree. He has eyes in the back of his head for watching over those sneaky dragons, awesomely fast reflexes for putting out sparks and dodging the diving antics of whirling ... more

Girls Who Build: Inspiring Curiosity and Confidence to Make Anything Possible - by Katie Hughes - £13.99
Girls Who Build is the how-to book that celebrates the can-do attitude of dozens of fierce girls ages 8-16 who know how to wield a hammer, fire up a saw, and build everything from a bookshelf to a playhouse. Filled with photographs of the girls and t ... more

Ballerina Dreams - by Michaela DePrince, illustrated by Ella Okstad - £6.99
One windy day, a magazine blew down the road. I reached out and caught it. A pretty picture of a woman was on the front cover of the magazine. She wore a short pink dress that stuck out around her in a circle. She looked very happy.   At the ... more

Dragons in a Bag (Dragons in a Bag, Book 1) - by Zetta Elliott - £5.50
The dragon's out of the bag in this diverse, young urban fantasy from an award-winning author - with two starred reviews!   When Jaxon is sent to spend the day with a mean old lady his mother calls Ma, he finds out she's not his grandmother--but s ... more

Moxie - by Jennifer Mathieu - £7.99
When an unlikely teenager stands up to sexism in her high school she unwittingly starts a feminist revolution that shakes her whole town. It's time to fight like a girl! Perfect for fans of Holly Bourne.   Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with ... more

Books Make Good Pets - by John Agard, illustrated by Momoko Abe - £6.99
Books make good pets and don't need going to the vet. You don't have to keep them on a lead or throw them a stick. They'll wag their words whenever you flick their dog-eared pages. Even howl an ancient tale for the inward-listening ear.   ... more

You Choose in Space - by Pippa Goodhart, illustrated by Nick Sharratt - £6.99
Zoom off into space for an adventure where YOU CHOOSE what happens next. Which alien would you most like to be friends with? And what fantastically freaky food will you decide to munch for lunch?   The possibilities are infinite in this mesmerisin ... more

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

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

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