We have received some wonderful new children's books since the end of lockdown so we've picked some of our favourites.
There is something for every child on this list, picture books, a puzzle book and some stunning non-fiction books as well.
I Don't Want To Be Quiet by Laura Ellen Anderson
Making noise is a lot of fun, but what happens when you take the time to really listen to your world around you? Perfect for little people who love banging and popping, and whizzing and fizzing.
This book is great for showing the wonderful things that make lots of noise and also the fun things that make no noise.
There's No Such Thing by Heidi McKinnon
Bear can't sleep. Did you hear that? Did you feel that? What was it? It wasn't a hungry giant or a blood-sucking spider or a fire-breathing dragon because there is no such thing... is there?
Bunnies on the Bus by Philip Ardagh
Watch out! Move out of the way! Hold onto your tails! There are ... bunnies on the bus! And they aren't stopping for anyone! The bunnies have taken over the bus and they're on a wild ride across the streets of Sunnytown! They whizz past the bus stop, swerve around corners and zoom over crossings on a non-stop roller coaster adventure! There are bunnies on the roof! Bunnies in the aisle! DO sit down, bunnies, or you'll end up in a pile! Eventually, they come to a stop ... at the train station. And what's that they've spotted? A train! Uh-oh, here we go again.
This book has such a great rhythm and pace to it with fantastic illustrations of all the bunny antics.
Underground: subway systems around the world by Uijung Kim
Hop on board and take a trip through the train tunnels of ten cities around the world! Discover what makes each subway system unique and then see if you can spot the things hiding in the pictures. From a pillar box in London to a bento box in Tokyo, you'll learn about cities and trains from all corners of the planet.
Beautifully illustrated with lots of fun country specific items to find on each train.
Old Enough to Save The Planet by Loll Kirby
Meet 12 real life children and discover how they made a difference. Meet kids – just like you – taking action against climate change. Learn about the work they do and discover how the future of our planet starts here - with you. Meet 11-year-old Shalise from Australia, the world's youngest ocean activist; or 9 year old Fink Feinbeiner, a rainforest activist from Germany. Features a how-to-help section, with simple steps to empower young readers to take action at home and at school.
How to Make a Better World: for every kid who wants to make a difference by Keilly Swift
If you are a kid with big dreams and a passion for what is right, you're a world-changer in the making. There's a lot that can be changed by just one person, if you know what to do. Start by making yourself into the awesome person you want to be by learning all about self-care and kindness. Using those skills, work your way up to creating activist campaigns to tackle climate change or social injustice. This fun and inspiring guide to making the world a better place and becoming a good citizen is packed with ideas and tips for kids who want to know how to make a difference. Through ideas as small as creating a neighbourhood lending library to as important as public speaking and how to talk about politics, How to Make a Better World is a practical guide to activism for awesome kids.