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Super Thursday: 7 April 2016

Written by · Published Apr 5, 2016

Where’s the starfish? by Barroux, RSPB wildlife in your garden by Mike Dilger and Hot pterodactyl boyfriend by Alan Cumyn

Over 120 children’s titles are being published on just this one day, 7 April 2016 for one of the biggest “Super Thursday” in years.

“Super Thursdays” have happened in September for some time, for both adult and children’s books. They used to be in readiness for the run up to Christmas best seller lists, but April started to be a very big month too for children’s books a couple of years ago, and now it has just exploded!

Board books

Winnie-the-Pooh: Here comes Pooh

Little Tiger by Harriet Blackford

Winnie-the-Pooh: Here comes Tigger! by Andrew Grey

Spot loves bedtime by Eric Hill

Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

Farm by Jo Lodge

Elmer and the rainbow by David McKee

Bum bum by Tarō Miura

There, there by Tarō Miura

Splish-splosh by Nicola Smee

Car by Justin Swain-Smith

Farm by Justin Swain-Smith

Picture books

A visit to London for Thomas the Tank Engine by Rev Awdry

Where’s the starfish? by Barroux

All aboard for the Bobo Road by Stephen Davies

Steven Seagull action hero by Elys Dolan

Teeny-weeny Queenie by Claire Freedman

Tidy by Emily Gravett

Alfie outdoors by Shirley Hughes

Bee and me: a picture book by Alison Jay

The jungle book by Rudyard Kipling and illustrated by Migy Blanco

Hooray for knickers by Jill Lewis

There’s a moose on the loose by Stephan Lomp

Hugless Douglas and the great cake bake by David Melling

Squirrel me timbers by Louise Pigott

Dave’s cave by Frann Preston-Gannon

Tiny cops and robbers by Joel Stewart

A brave bear by Sean Taylor

Lottie Potter wants an otter by Jeanne Willis

Slug needs a hug (paperback edition) by Jeanne Willis

Nibbles: The Book Monster by Emma Yarlett

Beginner reads

Circus fun by Elizabeth Dale

Snakes and ladders by Michael Morpurgo

Monster eyeballs by Jacqueline Wilson

Short chapter books

You’re amazing, Anna Hibiscus! by Atinuke

The bad guys: episode 1 by Aaron Blabey

Mission unpluckable: episode 2 by Aaron Blabey

Who will marry Prince Harry? by Tony Bradman

The happy hippo by Amelia Cobb

Centaur School by Lucy Coats

The adventures of Pipi the pink monkey by Carlo Collodi

Dave Pigeon by Swapna Haddow

The piglet pickle by Caryl Hart

Deep sea dive by Frank Lampard

The invincible Tony Spears by Neal Layton

Freddie Mole, lion tamer by Alexander McCall Smith

Rumble with the Romans! by Gary Northfield

Bilal’s brilliant bee by Michael Rosen

Junior novels

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Scholastic classics) by Frank Baum

Urban Outlaws: Counterstrike by Peter Jay Black

Sputnik’s guide to life on earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce

We are giants by Amber Lee Dodd

Our house by Tom Easton

The city of beasts by Charlie Fletcher

Beyond Infinity by Martyn Ford

Rose Campion and the stolen secret by Lyn Gardner

Mel Foster and the time machine by Julia Golding

Oblivion by Lene Kaaberbøl

Seacrow Island by Astrid Lindgren

The OMG blog by Karen McCombie

Upside down magic by Sarah Mylnoski

Jacky Ha-Ha by James Patterson

Wings by Terry Pratchett

Knights of the borrowed dark by Dave Rudden

Shadow of the Yangtze by Julian Sedgewick

How to capture an invisible cat by Paul Toibin

Eliza Rose by Lucy Worsley

The seaside puppy by Holly Webb

Picture books for older readers

The journey by Francesca Sanna

Junior non-fiction

RSPB wildlife in your garden by Mike Dilger

Caterpillar butterfly by Vivian French

The sapphire cutlass by Sharon Gosling

Discover… the ancient Egyptians by Imogen Greenberg

Discover… the Roman Empire by Imogen Greenberg

Walk with a wolf by Janni Howker

1066 and before that: history poems by Brian Moses

The world’s weirdest animals by Lindsy O’Brien

The world’s zaniest sports by Tim O’Shei

Pet dragon by M. P. Robertson

What’s so special about Dickens? by Michael Rosen

What’s so special about Shakespeare? by Michael Rosen

Some birds by Matt Spink

Young teen

Half a creature from the sea: a life in stories by David Almond

Love song by Sophia Bennett

Why I went back by James Clammer

The Wearle by Chris D’Lacey

Welcome to Cringefest by Ben Davis

Golden by Melissa De La Cruz

Waterfire saga: Dark tide by Jennifer Donnelly

White storm by M. G. Harris

Chaos descends by Shane Hegarty

The smell of other people’s houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

The stones of darkness by Oskar Cox Jensen

Maladapted by Richard Kurti

Desolation by Derek Landy

Young Sherlock: Night break (paperback edition) by Andy Lane

Think twice by Sarah Mlynowski

Jessica’s ghost (paperback edition) by Andrew Norriss

Stargirl (new edition) by Jerry Spinelli

Shaken by Joss Stirling

Kook by Chris Vick

The list by Siobhan Vivian


Hot pterodactyl boyfriend by Alan Cumyn

Half lost by Sally Green

Lifers by Martin Griffin

The appearance of Annie Van Sinderen by Katherine Howe

Read me like a book by Liz Kessler

The sign of one by Eugene Lambert

When we collided by Emery Lord

We are all made of molecules (paperback edition) by Susin Nielsen

V for violet by Alison Rattle

Underwater by Merisa Reichardt

Endgame by Chris Ryan

Zom-B goddess by Darren Shan

Bad apple by Matt Whyman

Jo Dixon

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