Tuesday 22 December 2020

My Top Early Reader Books of 2020 6+

 This is a list of my top Early Reader books of 2020. These are suitable for newly confident readers and reluctant readers and great for a Christmas stocking!

(in no particular order) 

 #thesecretexplorersandthelostwhales #thesecretexplorersandthetombrobbers #thesecretexplorersjurassicrescue #thesecretexplorerandthecometcollision @dkbooks
New series for #earlyreaders 7+ including a diverse cast of characters from the four corners of the world all with different skills.. Full of illustrations and fascinating facts that will reinforce STEM topics. A brilliant series.

#the130storeytreehouse #lasereyesandannoyingflies @andygbooks @terrydbooks @macmillankidsuk

The continuing hilarious adventure

#alifestory #davidattenborough by #lizziehuxleyjones @scholastic_uk

 explore the world and life of the national treasure. With details of his career and adoration of the natural world children will adore this introduction. Full of fascinating facts and well laid out to interest reluctant readers.#

#thepiratecaptainscat #theninelivesoffurrypurrybeancat @philipardagh @rbiddulph @simonkidsuk
A new highly illustrated series for young readers 5 +. Each one of her nine lives introduces us to a new adventure whether she be a railway cat or a witches cat or a pirate captain's cat.

#adancersdream  #Katherinewoodfine #lizzystewart @simonkidsuk 
The real story of the Nutcracker A beautiful gift 

#PIZAZZ #SOPHYHENN 7+ Simon Schuster
An hilarious and irreverent highly illustrated adventure about a 9-year-old superhero who just wants to be normal!

#thewitches by #roalddahl reimagined as a #graphicnovel by #penelopebagieu
celebrating #roalddahlstoryday Sept 13th and #halloween #roalddahlday with my original copy of #thewitchesIllustrations #quentinblake 

 latest instalment of the madcap comedy adventure series.

perfect for emergent reluctant and dyslexic readers

An eco friendly adventure. Great series.

#HorribleHistories #allatsea #terrydeary illustrations #martinbrown Simon Schuster
The ultimate horrible history of Britain and Ireland seafaring heritage !

The adventures of a Super Guinea Pig

the continuing adventures of the two best friends .

the second book about the further adventures of the lovable robot Boot. Love this series!

Saturday 19 December 2020

My Top 2020 Pick of Young Adult Books.

 This is my 2020 Top pick of Young Adult Books perfect for you Christmas Stocking or any time of the year.

 (In no particular order with something for everyone!)

India Smythe in Love @sarahgovett @marottebooks
Hilarious sequel to #indiasmythestandsup. This is a laugh out loud coming of age novel perfect for the holidays. 

Dangerous Remedy #katdunn @headofzeus
A sizzling story of found family, queer love and magic mingling with science against the powerless backdrop of the French Revolution.

a short novella based on the beloved characters in solitaire.

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Simon and Schuster
This multi-layered story interweaves the rights of passage as a teenager and what it means to be black. A gripping & empathetic read, excellent for group discussion or holiday read 

Wuthering Heights #emilybronte A retelling by #tanyalandman  #barringtonstoke
 #superreadable An easy-to-digest condensed and accessible retelling of a classic from Cathy's point of view. 

The Valentines: Far From Perfect @holsmale @harpercollins
The second in the valentine's series. A hilarious and heartbreaking story about the impossible standards for being a girl.

a Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson-Macmillan
 A classic tale of romance, freedom and dance. - This was my first Eva because I am a huge ballet fan. I was hooked from here.

Magic Flutes by Eva Ibbotson Macmillan-
Yes another one by Eva because she is one of my all time favourites and I love these reissues! 
A love letter to opera, Europe and glittering romance

Good Girls Die First #kathrynfoxfield @scholastic_uk
 classic contemporary horror with a supernatural twist 

The Ballad of SongBird and Snakes @suzanne_collins_ @scholastic_uk

This  Hunger Games prequel  definitely lived up to expectation.

The well deserved winner of  #carnegiegreenaway medal and is suitable for dyslexic readers as well. 

 The Queen of Nothing @blackholly @hotkeybooksteen
The Finale to the brilliant Folk of the Air series

Hello Now #jennyvalentine @harpercollinsuk 
A beautiful moving exquisite and utterly original love story .

The Austen Girls @lucy_worsley @bloomsburypublishing
. A witty historical coming of age drama for pride and prejudice lovers.

And The Stars Were Burning Brightly #daniellejawando @simonkidsuk 
An extraordinary novel about last understanding and the importance of speaking up when all you want to do is shut up.

 The Loop  #benoliver Chicken House Books
1984 meets #prisonbreak. Riveting

From the New York times best-selling author of Everless comes a thrilling contemporary fantasy about the safe haven between worlds and the girls want to protect it.

A fiercely told survivorship novel about 1 girls determination to push her body to win gold at the Olympics and the power of uniting as women to speak out.

 written with humour and heart this is about family belonging and what it means to be homeless.

Rules for Being a Girl @candacebushnell & #katiecotugno Macmillan
an exploration of feminism for the me too generation standing up speaking out and rewriting the rules.

A Heart So Fierce and Broken @brigidkemmerer @bloomsburypublishing
This thrilling sequel is full of devious plots, excitement and bold new characters. A spin on Beauty and the Beast. 

 Children of Virtue and Vengeance @tomiadeyemi @macmillankidsuk
Sequel to the Children of Blood and Bone series. Told from multiple POV this is fantasy is addictive

 Lost Book of the White @cassieclare1 @simonteen
The continuing adventures of the outrageously gorgeous warlock Magnus Bane and shadowhunter Alec from the best selling Mortal Instruments series.