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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
The Colour Monster - by Anna Llenas - £6.99
One day, Colour Monster wakes up feeling very confused. His emotions are all over the place; he feels angry, happy, calm, sad and scared all at once!  To help him, a little girl shows him what each feeling means through colour.   What is ... more

My Wish for You (Board Book) - by Kathryn Hahn and Brigette Barrager - £9.99
A poignant, fierce reflection on the power and spirit of girls and girls-at-heart from celebrated actress Kathryn Hahn and New York Times bestselling illustrator Brigette Barrager.  My wishes for you are many. But the top of the wishes: I want yo ... more

Kind: A Book About Kindness - by Various artists - £6.99
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 games ... more

Julia and the Shark - by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, illustrated by Tom de Freston - £7.99
A captivating, powerful and luminous story from a bestselling, award-winning author about a mother, a daughter, and the great Greenland shark. With mesmerising black and yellow illustrations, this is a perfect gift for 9+ fans of David Almond and Fra ... more

Incredible You! - by Rhys Brisenden and Nathan Reed - £6.99
A paperback version of Rhys Brisenden and Nathan Reed’s heart-warming tale of self-discovery.  Ever had a bad day and just wished that you were someone else? Perhaps a mountain gorilla? Or a fierce tiger? But wait...just think of all th ... more

Ellie Pillai is Brown - by Christine Pillainayagam - £8.99
The perfect coming-of-age romance by the most spectacularly funny and original debut UKYA voice.  My name is Ellie. Ellie Pillai... And I suppose I am a little bit weird, but then, aren’t we all, just a little bit?  Most days, Ellie ... more

How Kind! (Board Book) - by Mary Murphy - £9.99
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 wants ... more

The Last Firefox - by Lee Newbery, illustrated by Laura Catalan - £7.99
A heartwarming story about family, friendship and finding your inner fire.  Between bullies at school and changes at home, Charlie Challinor finds life a bit scary. And when he's made guardian of a furry fox cub called Cadno, things get a whole ... more

The Duck Who Didn't Like Water - by Steve Small - £6.99
Shortlisted for Oscar's Book Prize 2022  Duck is not like other ducks. Duck doesn’t like water and is perfectly fine alone, thank you very much. But then, one dark and stormy night, an outgoing, water-loving, and very lost Frog turns up at ... more

Maya And Her Friends: A Story About Tolerance and Acceptance to Support the Children of Ukraine - by Larysa Denysenko and Masha Foya - £12.99
ALL THE PUBLISHER'S PROFITS WILL BE DONATED TO CHARITIES HELPING TO PROTECT THE CHILDREN OF UKRAINE.  "I wrote this book about different children from different Ukrainian families in 2017, when Russia had conquered Crimea and temporarily occupied ... more

Heartstopper: Volume Four - by Alice Oseman - £10.99
*Soon to be a live-action Netflix series!*   Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. The bestselling LGBTQ+ graphic novel about life, love, and everything that happens in between: this is the fourth volume of the HEARTSTOPPER serie ... more

Benjamin Zephaniah's Nature Trail - by Benjamin Zephaniah, illustrated by Nila Aye - £6.99
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

Me and White Supremacy (YA Edition) - by Layla Saad - £9.99
Me and White Supremacy has sold over 150,000 copies and was shortlisted for the Non-Fiction Book of the Year award at the British Book Awards. Now, with this YA edition, Layla will help younger readers to feel more confident talking about white supre ... more

Luma and the Pet Dragon - by Leah Mohammed - £6.99
Two warm and funny stories about Luma and her cheeky pet dragon - for readers aged 5+.   When Luma Dewan wakes up on the morning of her seventh birthday, she knows that today will be special. But she has no idea just how wonderful and extraor ... more

Money-Go-Round - by Roger McGough, illustrated by Mini Grey - £7.99
Mr Toad has a shiny gold coin. He gives it to Miss Mole to pay for a room in her hotel. Now Miss Mole can pay Sam Stoat for painting the hotel, and Sam Stoat can pay back Mr Badger ... until the coin might just end up back where it started!   ... more

My Very Favourite Book in the Whole Wide World - by Malcolm Mitchell, illustrated by Michael Robertson - £6.99
What’s your favourite story? Join Henley in his search for his in this wonderfully fun picture book! From Super Bowl champion and literacy crusader Malcolm Mitchell comes an exciting new story that shows even reluctant readers that there is a book ... more

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter - by Erika L. Sanchez - £8.99
SOON TO BE A NETFLIX FILM DIRECTED BY AMERICA FERRERA  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian meets Jane the Virgin in this poignant but laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself.  When her siste ... more

My Mums Love Me - by Anna Membrino, illustrated by Joy Hwang Ruiz - £6.99
This lyrical and heartfelt picture book is a gorgeous celebration of same-sex parents and motherhood.   I love my mums and they love me together we are a FAMILY!   This beautifully-told story about a same-sex family of two mums and their ba ... more

Fantastically Great Women Artists and Their Stories - by Kate Pankhurst - £6.99
Over half of all the visual artists working today are women, but the paintings and sculptures shown in many galleries and museums tell a different story because they're usually the work of men.  In this book Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline ... more

Bathe the Cat - by Alice B. McGinty, illustrated by David Roberts - £12.99
Bathe the floor? Sweep the dishes? This riotous romp of a picture book follows a frantic family as they try to get some chores done-with no help from the family cat, who keeps scrambling the list of chores with hilarious effects. Get ready for a roll ... more

Art of Protest: What a Revolution Looks Like - by De Nichols - £16.99
Start making. Start changing the world.   From the psychedelic typography used in 'Make Love Not War' posters of the 60s, to the solitary raised fist, take a long, hard look at some of the most memorable and striking protest artwork from acr ... more

The Big Book of Festivals - by Joan-Maree Hargreaves and Marita Bullock, illustrated by Liz Rowland - £12.99
Explore some of the most thrilling cultural and religious festivals from around the world!  From Diwali, the Indian festival of light, to the Spanish tomato-throwing festival La Tomatina, to the Belgian Festival of Giants, this book is the pe ... more

Forest: Finn and Skip's Rainforest Adventure - by Brendan Kearney - £6.99
Join fisherman Finn and his dog, Skip, on their second adventure in this illustrated story book for young children, which teaches them about deforestation and what they can do to help.  This book is the ideal introduction to the environmental concer ... more

A Shelter for Sadness - by Anne Booth, illustrated by David Litchfield - £6.99
Sadness has come to live with me and I am building it a shelter. I am building a shelter for my sadnessand welcoming it inside.   A small boy creates a shelter for his sadness, a safe space where Sadness is welcome, where it can curl up small ... more

Daisy's Dragons: A Story About Feelings - by Frances Stickley, illustrated by Annabel Tempest - £6.99
A delightful picture book which explores the importance of emotions.  Warning! Contains dragons.  Nobody but Daisy can see her dragons. And usually, they all get along in their own wonderful chaotic way, but Daisy's dragons aren't like ordin ... more

The Dark Lady - by Akala - £7.99
A natural storyteller with a vision of his own, The Dark Lady, Akala's debut novel for teens will enthuse and entertain teenagers and young adults, showing that reading is a true super-power.   A PICKPOCKET WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL GIFT A PRISONER OF ... more

Change Sings: A Children's Anthem - by Amanda Gorman, illustrated by Loren Long - £12.99
A lyrical picture book debut from No.1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and No.1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long  "I can hear change humming In its loudest, proudest song. I don' ... more

How to be an Astronaut and Other Space Jobs - by Dr Sheila Kanani, illustrated by Sol Linero - £7.99
Shortlisted for the 2020 Blue Peter Book Awards  Do you have what it takes to become an astronaut, a spaceship engineer or to work in Mission Control? Find out all about space and all the incredible space jobs you could do, from training to b ... more

The Nightmare Before Christmas - by Tim Burton - £7.99
It was late one Fall in Halloweenland, And the air had quite a chill. Against the moon a skeleton sat, Alone upon a hill...  Jack Skellington is the most important figure in Halloween Town and for years he has delighted in organising macab ... more

Cocoa Girl: Awesome Hair: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Styling Textured Hair - by Serlina Boyd - £8.99
Cocoa Girl: Awesome Hair written by Serlina Boyd is a celebration of beautiful textured hair, with step by step tutorials to amazing styles.   A celebration of natural hair, this book is filled with tips and features real life girls who love thei ... more

Dolls and Trucks Are for Everyone - by Robb Pearlman - £12.99
From the author and illustrator of Pink Is for Boys comes an empowering book that teaches kids and adults alike that gender cannot define who you are or want to become.  Dolls and trucks are for boys and girls and everyone, as are fabric and wood ... more

October, October - by Katya Balen - £7.99
A classic in the making for anyone who ever longed to be WILD.   October and her dad live in the woods. They know the trees and the rocks and the lake and stars like best friends. They live in the woods and they are wild.   And that's the way ... more

Pax: Journey Home - by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Jon Klassen - £12.99
From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes the long-awaited sequel to Pax; this is a gorgeously crafted, utterly compelling novel about chosen families and the healing power of love.  It’s been a year since Peter and his p ... more

The Christmas Carrolls - by Mel Taylor-Bessent, illustrated by Selom Sunu - £7.99
Wish it could be Christmas every day? Well, for nine-year-old Holly Carroll and her family, it is!  Living her merriest life in a house with year-round fairy lights and Christmas trees, a carol-singing toilet and a diva donkey who thinks he's a rein ... more

The Wolf's Secret - by Myriam Dahman and Nicolas Digard, illustrated by Julia Sarda - £7.99
Wolf is a hunter, feared by every creature. But he has a secret: in the middle of the forest lives a girl whose beautiful voice has entranced him...  The Wolf longs for friendship. But is he prepared to sacrifice his own true nature in order ... more

The Rapping Princess - by Hannah Lee and Allen Fatimaharan - £6.99
Here is a story that everyone should know. It’s the tale of a princess named Shiloh. She lived in a kingdom, not far from yours, in a grand house with a swimming pool and fourteen floors.  I know that sounds too big but here’s the thing: ... more

The Best Diwali Ever - by Sonali Shah and Chaaya Prabhat - £6.99
Peek into the magic of Diwali in this heart-warming picture book about Diwali, siblings and how very special this celebration can be.   This year, Ariana has plans to make Diwali an extra special celebration, with yummy sweets, divas around the h ... more

Llama Out Loud! - by Annabelle Sami, illustrated by Allen Fatimaharan - £6.99
Sidesplitting middle grade comedy, with serious heart (and one very funny llama).  Yasmin Shah is a ten-year-old girl who is part of a big, noisy family and doesn't ever speak. Levi is a rude, sassy toy llama, who talks A LOT and has come to wrea ... more

The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess - by Tom Gauld - £12.99
"Tom Gauld has created a masterful classic fairytale of a picture book that hits in all the right ways. In his inimitable style, he has squeezed royalty, robots, witches, inventors, trolls, sea-captains, forests, ghosts, and... beetles (!) into a bea ... more

Sulwe - by Lupita Nyong'o - £7.99
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

Pirate Stew - by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £7.99
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 Cat Man of Aleppo - by Irene Latham and Karim Shamsi-Basha, illustrated by Yuko Shimizu - £12.99
Out of the ravages of war came hope. How an act of kindness inspired millions worldwide.   When war came to Syria, many fled the once-beautiful city of Aleppo and were forced to become refugees in far-flung places.  But Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel ... more

Sunflower Sisters - by Monika Singh Gangotra and Michaela Dias-Hayes - £7.99
An uplifting and empowering book about colourism and sisterhood.  Sunflower Sisters is the first in a new, uplifting picture book series by Monika Singh Gangotra, which centres around best friends Amrita and Kiki.   While the story offers a w ... more

Forever Star: A Quest to Find a Forever Family - by Gareth Peter and Judi Abbot - £6.99
A beautiful, heartfelt adventure, perfect for celebrating all kinds of family and the love that brings them together.  This is the dark and starless sky, where just past the moon a planet drifts by. And this is the planet that's full to the b ... more

Dragon's Green: The Worldquake Series, Book 3 - by Scarlett Thomas - £7.99
If you had secret magical powers, how would you know?   After the Worldquake, Effie knows about magic - time in her grandfather’s library has made sure of that. But there’s still much she has to learn. About the Otherworld. And about the Diber ... more

Pink Is for Boys (Board book) - by Robb Pearlman - £6.99
Pink is for boys... and girls... and everyone!   This timely and beautiful board book rethinks and reframes the stereotypical blue/pink gender binary and empowers kids-and their grown-ups-to express themselves in every color of the rainbow.  F ... more

This Poison Heart - by Kalynn Bayron - £7.99
"Kalynn Bayron does more than re-write a fairy-tale ... She breaks it apart and rebuilds it into a wholly original and captivating story where girls finally decide for themselves who lives happily ever after"(Brigid Kemmerer) Ever since she can re ... more

Bodies Are Cool - by Tyler Feder - £7.99
This body positive picture book is a vibrant, joyful, and judgement-free celebration of every body shape and size.  My body, your body, every different kind of body! All of them are good bodies! BODIES ARE COOL!   This heart-warming, inclus ... more

Peace Train - by Cat Stevens, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - £6.99
The iconic song is now an incredible picture book!  Celebrate fifty years of Cat Stevens' timeless anthem with this joyfully illustrated picture book filled with hope, love, and the celebration of all cultures and identities.  Fifty years a ... more

Stella and the Seagull - by Georgina Stevens and Izzy Burton - £6.99
Spurred into action when her seagull friend gets poorly from eating plastic, young Stella is soon on a campaign for change.   A beach clean up and plastic straw ban sparks her whole community into action and soon Stella is making a big impact ... more

Good News: Why the World is Not as Bad as You Think - by Rashmi Sirdeshpande - £9.99
A positive, reassuring and anxiety-eliminating book helping children change the way they think about the world.  Pandemics, war, terror, natural disasters - the world seems to be full of bad news and it can all feel, well, a little bit scary ... more

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