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New children's books for March

by Sophie Green

Looking for new books for your little ones? Take a look at our brand new children's fiction and non-fiction books for March 2024.

Find more recommendations for children.

Help! We Need a Story, by James Harris and Mariajo Ilustrajo

It's a dull day in the jungle and Artie the macaque's friends are bored, bored, BORED! But with paper, pens and ink, a splash of inspiration, and a pinch of imagination, Artie creates something magical - a book! Filled with hordes of zombie hens, a fire-breathing dragon and robot sharks (yikes!), Artie's newly-created book busts the friends' boredom, and the next day they can't wait to do it all over again. With a clever book-inside-a-book concept, 'Help! We Need a Story' illustrates the power of imagination and will help to nurture kids' creative sides.

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The Girl and the Mermaid, by Hollie Hughes and Sarah Massini

Alina and her granny live in a lighthouse by the sea: a home filled with the warmth of Granny's magical stories. But Alina is worried. Granny's memories and stories are starting to fade away, and she doesn't know how to bring them back. Then one day, she meets a mermaid on the rocks near the lighthouse - and she's swept into a magical deep-sea adventure that will change everything. An instant classic from the bestselling creators of The Girl and the Dinosaur.

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Big Bad Dragon Club, by Beach

The Big Bad Dragon Club is bad as can be. They're rascals and rogues and wrong'uns all three. We're so full of bad, any badder and we'd burst. We're the Bad Dragon Club and we're here to do our worst. Scorch, Grub and Fang think they are a rather fearsome gang. But when their attempts to cause mayhem somehow keep misfiring and actually HELP people, will these three bad dragons turn good?

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Wanna See a Llama?, by Simon Philip and Ian Smith

Come on a llama chase with two friends around the city! There are wild and wacky animals to discover around every corner. But are any of them llamas? And can you follow the clues to where they might really be? A hilarious caper all about animal recognition with a fun fact file at the end of the book.

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Spring Bloom, by Ella Phillips and Camila Sucre

Here is a joyful celebration of food, family and the magic of cooking together. Grandma knows that the longer days of spring are on their way, but Zee's not so sure. Luckily Grandma's there to show him how to pay attention to the the flowers, the rain showers and the sunbeams that tell them that spring has sprung. Join them as they celebrate a plant-powered spring in this heart-warming story and recipe book.

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Attack of the Snailiens!, by Alex T. Smith

Astrid Atomic, a 6 year old human person, goes to bed every night like every other 6 year old human person. But unlike many other 6 year olds she doesn't stay there. The minute the lights are off and the coast is clear the Space Cadet siren goes off, her uniform goes on, and 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 - WHOOSH! - she blasts off on board the spaceship Stardust! Along with her best pal's Beryl, Professor Quackers and Zoink, Astrid is given her mission from The Chief - to clean up the Milky Way! But when a nearby alien is in trouble and with giant snaliens around, things aren't likely to go to plan.

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Search for the Sasquatch, by Matty Long

Instead of bake sales and crafting, Croaky is whisked away on an expedition to search for a Sasquatch! Suddenly the excitable young frog is thrust into the kind of daring escapade he's always dreamed of, and best of all, he's got new friends to share the adventure with.

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The Jeweller's Apprentice, by Axel Scheffler

When Mr Peacock hires a shy little chicken as a new apprentice in his jewellery shop, he has no idea what awaits him: a royal visit from the Lion Prince, a mysterious robbery, and a miraculous discovery! Richly illustrated in full colour throughout, 'The Jeweller's Apprentice' is an enchanting modern fable, written and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, bestselling illustrator of 'The Gruffalo'.

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The Labyrinth of Lost and Found, by Jordan Lees and Vivienne To

Eleven-year-old Benjamiah Creek believes in science, logic and the power of reason. He definitely does not believe in magic. But when he receives a mysterious gift in the post - a doll that can transform into a bird - he is led into the impossible (and most definitely magical) world of Wreathenwold, where dark secrets are lost amongst a vast labyrinth of streets. Benjamiah soon finds himself swept along in a dangerous quest - led by the fierce and brilliant Elizabella, who is determined to solve the disappearance of her missing brother. Will Benjamiah ever find his way home and discover his puzzling connection with this strange, enchanted world?

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Nina Peanut, by Sarah Bowie

Nina Peanut - super-star in the making, frozen pizza chef, creative genius, owner of the world's stinkiest cat. The funniest new friend for all kids, everywhere. Nina Peanut creates amazing videos - so why is it only her nan and best friend Brian who watch them? Surely everyone should be interested in her SERIOUS and NOT-STUPID videos about potatoes with faces?

Nina dreams about being as popular as class queen bee Megan Dunne, who films NOT AMAZING AT ALL content of her pampered dog, Princess Trixie Bell. So when Nina's stinky cat Les wanders into one of Megan's videos by accident, and goes viral, Nina and Les are suddenly internet famous! But is overnight stardom as wonderful as Nina always imagined it would be?

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Black Hole Cinema Club, by Christopher Edge

When Lucas meets his friends at the local cinema - nicknamed 'The Black Hole' - they're excited about the movie marathon ahead. Non-stop action, blockbuster special effects and all the snacks they can eat. But as the lights go down, Lucas, Ash, Maya, Caitlin and Finn watch in disbelief as a jet-black tidal wave comes crashing out of the cinema screen and the five friends find themselves swept into an epic adventure.

Secret hideouts. Prehistoric monsters. Lost cities. Impossible missions. Being the hero of your own film should feel like fun. But as the cliffhanger scenes they're pitched into become ever more perilous, Lucas and his friends start to wonder if these movies are really make believe. Can they save the day before the end credits roll? The fate of the world might just depend on it.

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Make Art With Nature, by Pippa Pixley

Get creative and make incredible pieces of art using rocks, wood, berries, flowers, and leaves. Learn how to pour paint onto a canvas, how to put pencil to paper and draw, how bits of old paper can make a beautiful collage, and how different mediums can come together to create incredible prints. Become inspired as Pippa takes you into the outdoors and shows you a wide range of artistic techniques, from understanding basic colour theory, to creating texture, movement, and fluidity in your own work. Find out how the very earth beneath your feet can be used to make paints and pastels, and how flowers can be repurposed to create inks.

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Prehistoric Worlds, by Ashley Hall and Clare McElfatrick

Enter the prehistoric world for an incredible four billion year journey across shifting continents and dinosaur territories. Plants flourish, birds evolve, and dinosaurs charge across the pages of this lively and colourful book. Packed with dynamic historical content, it combines illustrations and photos to help young historians learn all about the period that shaped our planet. From oceans teeming with life to destructive asteroids, they'll discover the incredible timeline of life that resulted in the world we recognise today. Meet favourite dinosaurs, from the terrifying T.Rex to the spiky stegosaurus; nurture your inner palaeontologist by learning about prehistoric plant and animal fossils; and discover destructive extinction events that changed the world forever.

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Foraging: The Complete Guide for Kids and Families, by Stella D.E. Luca Mulandiee

Welcome to the world of foraging. Have you ever been on a long (and probably boring) walk through woods or fields, or even the streets around where you live? If you have, then all around you are undiscovered secrets. A whole world of nature and plants and flowers just waiting to be found. In this amazing book, we'll tell you all about how you can become an expert in foraging - which is a way to find incredible food, medicines and even soaps in the natural world around you.

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Wildlife Crossings, by Catherine Barr and Christiane Engel

An important and unique information book based on the latest scientific research, showing how people across the world are creating 'wildlife corridors' to help animals move safely between wildlife areas.

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