Reviews, suggestions and lists of new books for children aged 0-11. We have recommendations for readers aged 11+ in our Young Adult section.
With Halloween approaching, I thought I would share ten of my favourite scary reads. From dancing skeletons falling apart to an unseen ‘monster’ who imprisons random people in the dark, the following books have truly terrified me at various points in my life. I dare you to try reading one by candlelight!
This month's children's and young adult featured titles include a heart-warming Alfie story from Shirley Hughes, a dark tale of mass vanishings and a realm of magic terror entitled The Beginning Wood and a lovely children's cook and story book from Bake Off's Nadiya Hussein.
A riot of new children’s and young adult’s fiction and non-fiction, including The Ministry of strange, unusual and impossible things, a picture book entitled The Knight who wouldn’t fight and a John Agard book narrated by the book itself.
Kate Ashton reviews a delightful picture book about Bear, who has purple hair
Featuring Nicola O’Byrne and Polly Ho-Yen.
Featuring Axel Scheffler and G R Gemin.
Featuring Nick Butterworth, Claire Alexander and Keith Negley.
Woodbridge Library manager Helen Scrivener review a YA novel set in 19th century USA.
Featuring Keith Negley, Mike Revell and Jaqueline Wilson.
Featuring Emily Gravett and Frank Cottrell Boyce.