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NfN Recommends: For Children and Young Adults!

Our marvellous recommended reads list for children and young adults!

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Woodwitch (The Hedgewitch series: Book 2) - by Skye McKenna, illustrated by Tomislav Tomic - £7.99
Step into the magical world of Hedgewitch, where the land of Faerie lies just beyond our own... The enchanting new series continues.  Cassie has settled into life in Hedgely when, out of the blue, her troubled cousin, Sebastian, comes to stay ... more

The Witch's Boy - by Kelly Barnhill - £6.99
A stunning novel from the Newbery Medal winning and New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon.   When Ned and his identical twin brother tumble from their raft into a raging river, only Ned survives. Villagers are convince ... more

I Am Quiet: A Story for the Introvert in All of Us - by Andie Powers, illustrated by Betsy Petersen - £15.99
An Indie Next List Pick  Goodreads Best Children's Book of 2022  Emile is not shy — he is quiet.  Emile may seem timid and shy on the outside, but on the inside he is bustling with imagination. While grownups and even other ... more

The Ship of Shadows - by Maria Kuzniar - £7.99
The sweeping, sparkling first book in a brand new series that will delight fans of The Polar Bear Explorer's Club and The Girl of Ink and Stars.   Aleja is a dreamer who longs for a life of magic and adventure.   So when a mysterious ship arriv ... more

The Moomin Colouring Book - by Tove Jansson (illustrator) - £11.99
Escape to Moominvalley with The Moomin Colouring Book.   This stylish, unique and relaxing colouring book features original artwork from the coveted archive of Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomins; one of the most cherished children's book ser ... more

What You Need to Be Warm - by Neil Gaiman - £12.99
Sometimes it only takes a stranger in a dark place... to say we have the right to be here, to make us warm in the coldest season.  In 2019, Neil Gaiman asked his Twitter followers: What reminds you of warmth? Over 1,000 responses later, Neil bega ... more

Brilliant Black British History - by Atinuke, illustrated by Kingsley Nebechi - £12.99
'This powerful, vividly illustrated book proudly reframes Black British history' The Guardian  '... a brilliant, fascinating history book' The Week Junior, Book of the Week  'I started reading and couldn't put it down. It's the kind ... more

It's Diwali! - by Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal, illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan - £12.99
Count along in celebration of Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, in this luminous picture book from bestselling mother-son duo Surishtha and Kabir Sehgal.  Count up to ten and back down again to the tune of “One, Two, Buckle My Shoe” ... more

Someone Just Like You - by Helen Docherty, illustrated by David Roberts - £12.99
A deeply moving, vitally important picture book encouraging empathy and kindness.  Somewhere in this world, there is someone just like you, who finds the same things funny and who laughs the way you do.  Have you ever stopped to thin ... more

The Skull - by Jon Klassen - £14.99
Caldecott Medalist and #1 New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Jon Klassen delivers a deliciously macabre treat for folktale fans.   In a big abandoned house, on a barren hill, lives a skull. A brave girl named Otilla has escaped fro ... more

The House With a Dragon In It - by Nick Lake, illustrated by Emily Gravett - £12.99
An adventure to treasure from two multi award-winning creators, discover a classic story of family, friendship and believing in your own magic.   When Summer and her foster family are having lunch one day, a hole appears in the middle of the l ... more

Stories from Moominvalley - by Tove Jansson, adapted by Alex Haridi and Cecilia Davidsson - £10.99
Celebrating seventy-five years of the Moomins, Stories From Moominvalley is a beautiful collection of three classic Moomin stories, based on Tove Jansson’s original works.  Join Moomintroll, his charming family and his eclectic band of friends ... more

Tyger - by S F Said, illustrated by Dave McKean - £7.99
Winner of the British Book Award for Children's Fiction Book of the Year 2023!  In a strange alternate world, a young boy called Adam has uncovered something incredible in a rubbish dump in London.  A mysterious, mythical animal. A TYGER. The ... more

Big - by Vashti Harrison - £12.99
Once there was a girl with a big laugh and a big heart and very big dreams. She grew and grew and grew. And it was good... until it wasn't.   When the girl grows big, the world begins to make her feel small. She feels out of place and invisib ... more

The Wolf's Secret - by Myriam Dahman and Nicolas Digard, illustrated by Julia Sarda - £8.99
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 Big Amazing Poetry Book: 52 Weeks of Poetry From 52 Brilliant Poets - by Edited by Gaby Morgan, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £9.99
From John Agard and Julia Donaldson to Nikita Gill, Brian Bilston and Carol Ann Duffy, The Big Amazing Poetry Book is a brilliant, accessible introduction to poetry and to fifty-two fantastic poets.  Introduced by Roger McGough, the book feat ... 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

Keisha Jones Takes on the World - by Natalie Denny, illustrated by Chante Timothy - £6.99
Brimming with ideas and passion, Keisha’s determined to stamp down injustices and stand up for what she believes...  When Grandpa Joe tells Keisha about Great Aunt Bee, who was a lawyer and an activist, Keisha is determined to follow in her foo ... more

Prince and Knight - by Daniel Haack, illustrated by Stevie Lewis - £6.99
"Victorious... the premier queer-friendly fairy tale for this age set." KIRKUS REVIEWS"  An illuminating fairy tale for young readers... a great addition to any library or classroom." THE SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL  Once upon a time there lived a ... more

Growing Up Powerful: A Guide to Keeping Confident When Your Body Is Changing, Your Mind Is Racing... - by Nona Willis Aronowitz, illustrated by Caribay Marquina - £15.00
Filled with helpful advice, Q&As between experts and girls around the world, and fun quizzes, this bold, big-hearted guide to girlhood will have teens and tweens feeling excited and confident about growing up.   Puberty comes with a lot of changes ... more

To The Other Side - by Erika Meza - £7.99
A powerful and timely story, exploring the journey of two young refugee children in search of safety. Perfect for opening up conversations about conflict and war, encouraging empathy and understanding.  A young boy and his older sister have l ... more

The Little Prince - by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, illustrated by Chris Riddell, translated by Ros Schwa - £25.00
Chris Riddell's brilliant full-colour illustrated The Little Prince in a sumptuous hardback and jacketed edition. A perfect gift for families, children and all fans of this much-loved favourite classic.  After crash-landing in the Sahara Dese ... more

The Lovely Dark - by Matthew Fox - £7.99
Beautifully moving and breathtakingly original, this is a story of bravery and second chances, for readers aged 9+.  When 12-year-old Eleanor Newton dies in an accident, she finds herself journeying down a mysterious river that takes her to T ... more

The Sky Over Rebecca - by Matthew Fox - £7.99
Winner of The Bath Children’s Novel Award 2019  There was a single trail of footprints, the first I’d seen all morning. They were fresh tracks, I saw, the edges of the impressions in the snow quite hard. Small feet. Like mine. Someone my ... more

Fire and Hemlock - by Diana Wynne Jones - £7.99
In the mind of a lonely, imaginative girl, who can tell where fiction ends and reality begins? An epic fantasy, spanning nine years...  The fire and hemlock photograph above Polly’s bed sparks memories in her that don’t seem to exist any ... more

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag - by Rob Sanders, illustrated by Steven Salerno - £14.99
In this deeply moving and empowering true story, young readers will trace the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings in 1978 with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today's wor ... more

Find Your Happy - by Emily Coxhead - £7.99
"A wonderful, wonderful book." ED SHEERAN   A joyful and imaginative book of feelings from the creator of The Happy News.  Feeling happy is a wonderful thing! But do you ever feel sad or angry, frightened or shy? Everyone does sometimes, but ... more

Leila and the Blue Fox - by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, illustrated by Tom de Freston - £12.99
'A captivating tale that glistens with wonder. Leila and Fox will always have a home in my heart’ Sophie Anderson  ‘This is an extraordinary book – wild and beautiful and perfect. The mess and tangle of humanity is so brilliantly contrasted w ... more

My Heart Was a Tree: Poems and Stories to Celebrate Trees - by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Yuval Zommer - £16.99
Discover the beauty and wonder of trees in this stunningly illustrated collection of poetry and stories celebrating trees and what they mean to the world around us...  Inspired by the woods around his home, the mighty forests that support our ... more

The Boy with Flowers in His Hair - by Jarvis - £7.99
His name is David. He’s the boy with flowers in his hair and he’s my best friend...   David is the boy with flowers in his hair. He’s sweet and gentle, just like his petals. But when David’s flowers begin to fall – a single petal at ... more

Blue Skies and Golden Fields: Celebrating Ukraine - by Oksana Lushchevska - £8.99
Explore Ukraine and its people by learning about the traditions and experiences that make Ukraine rich in culture and history.   Bold photographs, vivid narrative and authentic activities come together in this hands-on exploration of the East ... more

People Need People - by Benjamin Zephaniah, illustrated by Nila Aye - £6.99
"A joyous book to share, with charming details to spot on every spread"(BookTrust) To walk to To talk to To cry and rely on, People will always need people...  From the creators of Nature Trail comes an uplifting picture book about ... more

Dadaji's Paintbrush - by Rashmi Sirdeshpande, illustrated by Ruchi Mhasane - £12.99
Discover that bereavement can be a beginning, not an ending, in this beautiful story of one boy's grief when he loses his beloved grandfather.   Dadaji loves to teach others to paint, especially his grandson. But after Dadaji passes away, the boy ... more

The Unbelievable Biscuit Factory - by James Harris - £6.99
The biscuit factory in Haddie’s hometown is absolutely 100% NOT a Super-Secret Science Lab. Or a portal to another dimension. With orange fluffy monsters. OH NO. DEFINITELY NOT. Or... is it?  A laugh-out-loud biscuit-bonkers adventure for fans ... more

How Kind! (Board Book) - by Mary Murphy - £6.99
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

Yellow Butterfly: A Story from Ukraine - by Oleksandr Shatokhin - £15.99
A wordless picture book portrayal of war seen through the eyes of a young girl who finds hope in the symbolism of yellow butterflies against the background of a pure blue sky.   Oleksandr Shatokhin has created a deeply emotional response to the c ... more

Nero: The Brave Little Bull - by Jodie Barchha Lang (Green Vegan) and Karolina Malolepsza - £6.99
This book is based on the true story of Nero, a rescue bull who lives at the Retreat Animal Rescue Sanctuary in Kent. Nero was rescued with the helpful advice of Juliet Gellatley, Founder & Director of Viva!.   Nero's story teaches us that animals ... more

We Are All Neighbours - by Alexandra Penfold, illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman - £6.99
A bright and uplifting celebration of cultural diversity, belonging and community, from the creators of the New York Times bestselling picture book, All Are Welcome.  'A celebration of a school community... Really uplifting, with bright simple dr ... more

Tiggy Thistle and the Lost Guardians - by Chris Riddell - £7.99
Tiggy Thistle and the Lost Guardians is the second and final title in The Cloud Horse Chronicles duology, the exciting magical adventure from the Costa Award-winning creator of Goth Girl and 2015–2017 UK Children's Laureate Chris Riddell. With gorg ... more

The Night Diary - by Veera Hiranandani - £12.99
It's 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders. Half-Muslim, ha ... more

Something About A Bear - by Jackie Morris - £18.99
A beautiful large-format gift edition of Jackie Morris’s stunning and evocative celebration of bears.  Here are eight majestic wild bears, brought to life in breathtaking watercolour paintings. Brown Bear, Black Bear, Polar Bear, Sloth Bear, Sp ... more

Dear Chocosaur - by Chae Strathie, illustrated by Nicola O'Byrne - £6.99
When Max finds out that Dinosaurs normally eat twigs, stones and creepy-crawlies – EW! – he wants them to be able to try a tasty treat for a change. Max sends T.Rex some of his favourite sweets, chocolate buttons, to share with the other dinosaur ... more

Glitter Boy - by Ian Eagleton - £7.99
"Poignant, defiantly fabulous story"(Guardian) "Glitter Boy is a nuanced, heart-warming and character led story of finding joy and love "(Elle McNicoll, author of A Kind of Spark) A Polari-Prize-winning author presents an unforgettable story ... more

If I Were the World - by Mark Sperring, Illustrated by Natelle Quek - £7.99
A beautifully illustrated picture book with a powerful message about looking after our AMAZING planet!  If I were the world, I'd want flowers and bees. A chorus of birds singing high in the trees. If I were the world, I'd want sparkling sea ... more

The Night Animals - by Sarah Ann Juckes, illustrated by Sharon King-Chai - £7.99
Uncover the ghost animals within in this moving and uplifting story about finding help where you need it, from the highly acclaimed author and illustrator of The Hunt for the Nightingale.  Nora's mum has good days and bad days, but the bad ... more

The Rock from the Sky - by Jon Klassen - £8.99
Look up! From the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the Hat trilogy comes a new deadpan gem.  Turtle really likes standing in his favourite spot. He likes it so much that he asks his friend Armadillo to come over and stand in it, too. But now th ... more

I Love Chinese New Year - by Eva Wong Nava and Xin Li - £7.99
A gorgeously illustrated introduction to Chinese New Year, written by Eva Wong Nava and illustrated by Li Xin.  ‘Twelve animals, one for each year, each one with their own special powers. It all started with a race to cross the most heavenly of ... more

Amari and the Night Brothers - by BB Alston - £7.99
Amari Peters knows three things.   Her big brother Quinton has gone missing. No one will talk about it. His mysterious job holds the secret...  So when Amari gets an invitation to the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, she's certain ... more

And Everything Will Be Glad to See You: Poems By Women and Girls - by Selected by Ella Risbridger, illustrated by Anna Shepeta - £20.00
A forceful, passionate and uplifting collection of poems by women and girls that is guaranteed to inspire, delight and empower.  From well-loved poets, including Maya Angelou, Wendy Cope, Lucille Clifton and Christina Rossetti, to newer voices s ... more

Rules for Vampires: Ghosts Bite Back - by Alex Foulkes, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie - £7.99
Straighten your cape and ready your fangs... the ghosts are biting back. The spookiest story you'll read this year is the ghoulish follow-up to Alex Foulkes's highly acclaimed Rules for Vampires.   A vampire and a ghost being friends is unhea ... more

A Poet for Every Day of the Year - by Allie Esiri (Editor) - £20.00
Allie Esiri's beautiful gift anthology, A Poet for Every Day of the Year, is the perfect introduction to 366 of the world's greatest ever verse writers.  Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with all the family, it is bursting at the seams with fam ... more

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