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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
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 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

Antigua de Fortune of the High Seas - by Anna Rainbow and Oli Hyatt - £6.99
A magical, thrilling pirate adventure: fun, fantastical and totally unputdownable!   Tiggy has always had the ocean in her blood - and lately, she's been dreaming of mermaids - but she's a high-born girl on the Isle of Fortune, forced to wear dre ... more

Agent Asha: Mission Shark Bytes - by Sophie Deen - £6.99
Computer code just got dangerous in this action-packed spy adventure series.  Asha Joshi has the perfect excuse not to finish her homework. She's just been recruited to join the top-secret Children's Spy Agency. Her first mission: SAVE THE WO ... more

Maria's Island - by Victoria Hislop, illustrated by Gill Smith - £10.99
A dramatic and moving story set in the same world as the international bestseller The Island from the celebrated novelist Victoria Hislop.   The absorbing story of the Cretan village of Plaka and the tiny, deserted island of Spinalonga - Greece's ... more

Once Upon a Mermaid's Tail - by Beatrice Blue - £6.99
From the author of the Waterstones Children's Prize shortlisted Once Upon a Unicorn Horn comes a beautiful story of friendship and protecting the oceans.  Theodore has a little boat and a big passion: collecting fish. He loves nothing better than ... 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

Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow - by Benjamin Dean, illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat - £7.99
The rainbow-filled, JOYOUS debut from a hugely exciting new talent.  Perfect for 9+ readers and fans of Lisa Thompson, Stewart Foster and Onjali Rauf's bestselling The Boy at the Back of the Class.   My name's Archie Albright, and I know two t ... more

Hey You! An Empowering Celebration of Growing Up Black - by Dapo Adeola - £7.99
This groundbreaking picture book is a lyrical, inspirational exploration of growing up Black, written by award-winning illustrator Dapo Adeola, and brought to life by some of the most exciting Black illustration talents working today.   Remember ... more

Jeremy Worried About the Wind - by Pamela Butchart, illustrated by Kate Hindley - £6.99
A quirky, touching fully illustrated picture book that will open up important conversations about worries and anxiety from Blue Peter prize winning author, Pamela Butchart.  Jeremy is a worrier. He worries about odd socks, spotty bananas, evi ... 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

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

The Dark Lady - by Akala - £12.99
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 PRISONE ... more

Antiracist Baby - by Ibram X. Kendi, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky - £7.99
This is the #1 New York Times bestselling introduction to racism from award-winning author and academic, Ibram X. Kendi.   Take your first steps with Antiracist Baby! Or, rather, follow Antiracist Baby's nine easy steps for building a more eq ... 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'Connell - £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

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