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NfN Recommends: For Children and Young Adults!

Our marvellous recommended reads list for children and young adults!

Aalfred and Aalbert - by Morag Hood - £6.99
An aadorable and funny love story between aardvarks.  Aardvarks Aalfred and Aalbert both need a pal. But Aalfred sleeps in the day, and Aalbert sleeps at night. How will they ever get the chance to meet?  Bird conjures up a series of ... more

Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment - by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry, illustrated by Brittany Jackson - £12.99
A New York Times bestseller!  A visit to Washington, DC’s National Portrait Gallery forever alters Parker Curry’s young life when she views First Lady Michelle Obama’s portrait.   When Parker Curry came face-to-face with Amy Sher ... more

The Girl Who Speaks Bear - by Sophie Anderson - £6.99
They call me Yanka the Bear. Not because of where I was found – only a few people know about that. They call me Yanka the Bear because I am so big and strong.   Found abandoned in a bear cave as a baby, Yanka has always wondered about where ... more

The Day You Begin - by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael López - £13.99
A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!  National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpré Illustrator Award winner Rafael López have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect, even when y ... more

Waiting for Wolf - by Sandra Dieckmann - £6.99
Fox and Wolf spend all their perfect days together – talking and laughing for hours, swimming together in the big blue lake, and watching the stars come out, one by one.  Until one day, Wolf is gone.  A beautiful and moving picture ... more

Cakes In Space - by Philip Reeve, illustrated by Sarah McIntyre - £6.99
Astra's family are all snoring in their sleeping pods aboard their spaceship, but Astra is WIDE AWAKE.  With her robot friend, Pilbeam, she goes off exploring and soon finds out the ship is in deep trouble. It's been knocked off course and invad ... more

Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention - by Pip Jones, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie - £6.99
Meet Izzy Gizmo – a fabulously feisty new character from Pip Jones (Squishy McFluff, Daddy's Sandwich) brought to life with exuberant and detailed illustrations from the bestselling illustrator of The Detective Dog, Sara Ogilvie.  Izzy and ... more

A Cat's Guide to the Night Sky - by Stuart Atkinson, illustrated by Brendan Kearney - £14.99
If you look up at the sky on a dark night, what do you see? There’s a whole universe staring back at you. In the company of Felicity the cat discover the phases of the moon, the constellations and how to spot the Northern Lights and the Milky Way.& ... more

The Adventures of the Third Liver Bird - by David Hagan, illustrated by Tom Corlett - £10.00
The Adventures of the Third Liver Bird is a rhyming children's picture book that celebrates all things Liverpool. The hero of the story is a fun-loving little Liver Bird named Carl. He flies around Merseyside helping out strangers, making friends and ... more

The Detective Dog - by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie - £6.99
When a crime needs solving, there's only one dog for the job! Join Nell the Detective and help solve the mystery of the missing books.  There once was a dog with a keen sense of smell. She was known far and wide as Detective Dog Nell.  Peter ... more

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas - by Kes Gray, illustrated by Claire Powell - £6.99
A brilliantly funny Christmas picture book from the bestselling author of Oi Frog!  ‘Twas the night before the night before Christmas (That’s Christmas Eve Eve). And Santa was wiping his brow on his sleeve. Green elves were sewing, Blue ... more

Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders - by Kate Pankhurst - £6.99
Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, is back with a brand new wildly brilliant and accessible book about incredible women in the world of work.  What do you want to be when you grow up? It's a BIG question that everyone is asked ... more

What Will You Dream of Tonight? - by Frances Stickley, illustrated by Anuska Allepuz - £6.99
What will you dream of tonight? Will it be a midnight balloon ride, sailing on the tail of a whale or swinging through the leaves on a jungle trapeze?   This dreamy, sumptuously illustrated tale travels through deserts and waterfalls to shipw ... more

The Boy At the Back of the Class - by Onjali Q. Rauf - £6.99
Told with heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a child's perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense.   There used to be an empty chair at ... more

It's a No-Money Day - by Kate Milner - £6.99
A gentle, poignant and powerful exploration of foodbanks and life below the poverty line, from the Klaus Flugge Prize-winning creator of My Name is Not Refugee.   Mum works really hard, but today there is no money left and no food in the cupboar ... more

Space Tortoise - by Ross Montgomery, illustrated by David Litchfield - £6.99
Once, in an old rusty bin in an old rusty playground in an old empty park... ...there lived a little tortoise.  But Tortoise is lonely. He's never seen any other tortoises, and wonders where they could all be hiding. Then, one day, he looks up a ... more

Hey Grandude! - by Paul McCartney, illustrated by Kathryn Durst - £12.99
From the legendary Paul McCartney - an action-packed picture-book adventure celebrating the fun grandparents and grandchildren can have when their imaginations run wild.  See the compass needle spin - let the magic fun begin!  Grandude is a o ... more

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Board Book) - by Britta Teckentrup - £6.99
Introduce children to the traditional song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, in this beautiful new book, featuring illustrations by Britta Teckentrup.   The peek-through pages reveal each new Christmas gift, creating a stunning layered effect. A ... more

Free - by Sam Usher - £6.99
Boy and Grandad take care of a little bird. When it gets better, Grandad puts it outside, but it keeps hopping back into the house, following Boy wherever he goes.  Boy wonders what kind of bird it is. An eagle? An ostrich? A bird of paradise, p ... more

Kind: A Book About Kindness - by Various artists - £12.99
Imagine a world where everyone is kind – how can we make that come true?   With gorgeous pictures by a host of top illustrators, Kind is a timely, inspiring picture book about the many ways children can be kind, from sharing their toys and g ... more

Greta and the Giants: Inspired by Greta Thunberg's stand to save the world - by Zoë Tucker, illustrated by Zoe Persico - £6.99
This inspiring picture book retells the story of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greta Thunberg – the Swedish teenager who has led a global movement to raise awareness about the world’s climate crisis – using allegory to make this important topic acc ... more

The Way Home For Wolf - by Rachel Bright, illustrated by Jim Field - £6.99
A sparkling story of friendship, set in the snowy Arctic, from the bestselling creators of The Lion Inside.  Stubborn wolf cub Wilf doesn’t want help from anyone. Not from his friends or his family. Whatever it is, he can do it all by himse ... more

My Hair - by Hannah Lee, illustrated by Allen Fatimaharan - £6.99
My birthday’s coming up so soon, I’ll need new clothes to wear. But most of all, I need to know, How shall I style my hair?  Will it be dreads or a twist out? Braids or a high-top fade? Joyous and vibrant, this captures perfectly the e ... more

Freedom - by Catherine Johnson - £4.99
Winner of the 2019 Little Rebels Award.   There’s no escape – even when you escape. Where can a slave like Nat run to? Forced to leave his family and move to England with his master, Nat can see only one silver lining. He’s heard that on ... more

The Sleeper and the Spindle - by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £8.99
A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell - weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spel ... more

Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champions of Our Time - by Saira Mir, illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel - £12.99
Little Leaders meets Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls in this gorgeous nonfiction picture book that introduces readers to nineteen powerhouse Muslim women who rose up and made their voices heard.  Long ago, Muslim women rode into battle to defe ... more

The Last Wolf - by Mini Grey - £6.99
Once upon a time, Little Red set off into the woods to catch a wolf...   But the woods aren't all they seem - and are there even any wolves left?  Mini Grey re-imagines the classic Little Red Riding Hood fable in an entirely new way. Can Litt ... more

Dracula Spectacular - by Lucy Rowland, illustrated by Ben Mantle - £6.99
It’s tough being a vampire when you’re more giggles and glitter than beastly and bitter. But will Dracula Boy dare to follow his heart and live life in technicolour?  Full of spooks and sparkles, Dracula Spectacular is a heart-warming story a ... more

The Colour of the Sun - by David Almond - £7.99
This is a moving, funny and inspirational novel from the bestselling author of Skellig. Shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Book Awards.  "The day is long, the world is wide, you're young and free."  One hot summer morning, Davie steps b ... more

Sulwe - by Lupita Nyong - £12.99
From Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colourism, self-esteem and learning that true beauty comes from within.  Sulwe's skin is the colour of midnight. She's darker than everyone in her famil ... more

A Child of Books - by Oliver Jeffers - £7.99
In this inspiring, lyrical tale about the rewards of reading and sharing stories, a little girl sails her raft "across a sea of words" to arrive at the house of a small boy. There she invites him to come away with her on an adventure.  Through fores ... more

Fairy Tales for Fearless Girls - by Anita Ganeri, illustrated by Khoa Lee - £14.99
This beautifully illustrated, full-colour hardback presents an inspiring collection of 15 stories from around the world, retold by multi award-winning author Anita Ganeri.  Showcasing narratives that celebrate strong, independent women, these fai ... more

My Footprints - by Bao Phi, illustrated by Basia Tran - £6.99
Every child feels different in some way, but Thuy feels "doubly different". She is of Vietnamese origin and she has two mums.  Thuy walks home one winter afternoon, angry and lonely after a bully's taunts. Then a bird catches her attention and s ... more

The Dinosaur Department Store - by Lily Murray, illustrated by Richard Merritt - £6.99
Our feisty heroine Eliza Jane isn’t your average child. Instead of a cute, fluffy bunny, she has her heart firmly set on a prehistoric pet. Join Eliza Jane and her parents on a marvellous magical tour of their local dinosaur department store.  ... more

Once Upon a Wild Wood - by Chris Riddell - £6.99
Little Green Raincape is on her way to Rapunzel's party, deep in the wild woods. The way is long and dark, but Green is a smart girl. Smart enough to turn down apples offered by kindly old ladies, smart enough to turn down travel advice from helpful ... more

Dr Maggie's Grand Tour of the Solar System - by Maggie Aderin-Pocock - £12.99
This mind-blowing book invites readers to join BBC presenter and renowned space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (MBE) on an epic journey through the Solar System – visiting planets, moons, asteroids and satellites, and travelling to places where ... more

Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went On Strike To Save The Planet - by Valentina Camerini, illustrated by Veronica Carratello - £6.99
The story of Greta Thunberg, the schoolgirl who inspired a worldwide climate change movement.   It’s 20 August 2018, late summer in Stockholm, and it feels incredibly hot in the city. The TV news reports rising temperatures, and there have b ... more

You Can Never Run Out of Love - by Helen Docherty, illustrated by Ali Pye - £6.99
A heart-warming and funny tale about the different kinds of love, and how no matter how much love you give you can never run out.   You can’t measure love in a bucket or cup. You don’t have to worry you’ll use it all up. Because love ... more

Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights - by Rob Sanders, illustrated by Jared Andrew Schorr - £12.99
A primer for peaceful protest, resistance, and activism from the author of Rodzilla and Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag.   Protesting. Standing up for what’s right. Uniting around the common good—kids have questions ab ... more

No Longer Alone - by Joseph Coelho, illustrated by Robyn Wilson-Owen - £6.99
A new picture book from award-winning performance poet, Joseph Coelho.   This touching picture book subtly deals with big emotions such as loss, with an uplifting and hopeful message about being yourself and the importance of family and talkin ... more

Dave and the Tooth Fairy - by Verna Wilkins - £6.99
Dave has a wobbly tooth. He wibbles and wobbles it, but it won't come out. But then one day Dave lets out an enormous sneeze and the tooth flies across the room and vanishes. Dave searches high and low, but it's nowhere to be seen. How will he get th ... more

Ocean Meets Sky - by The Fan Brothers - £7.99
From the creators of The Night Gardener, comes a stunning new picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about... the spot where the ocean meets the sky.   It's a good day for sailing.   Finn l ... more

Suzy Orbit, Astronaut - by Ruth Quayle, illustrated by Jez Tuya - £6.99
When Suzy Orbit and her boss, Captain Gizmo, hear that aliens have been spotted near their space station, they must act fast! But Captain Gizmo has no batteries for his space pod, his swanky new spacesuit is far too small, and there’s no chance of ... more

The Same But Different Too - by Karl Newson, illustrated by Kate Hindley - £6.99
These children and animals are all very different to each other. Some are big, some are small. Some are gentle, some are rough. Everyone is playful, but who’s the best at hiding? One thing’s certain: they all love a good bedtime story!  The ... more

The Naughtiest Unicorn - by Pip Bird - £5.99
Mira CAN’T WAIT to start Unicorn School. (Her big sister goes and won’t stop going on about it). But when Mira arrives on her first day all the unicorns are gone... except Dave!  Dave isn’t quite the sparkly unicorn Mira was expecting to fi ... more

The Suitcase - by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros - £6.99
When a strange-looking animal arrives pulling a big suitcase, the other animals are curious. What on earth could be inside that suitcase? A teacup? Maybe. A table and chair? Perhaps. A whole home and hillside with trees? This stranger must be fibbing ... more

Goodnight, Max the Brave (Board Book) - by Ed Vere - £6.99
Ideal for small hands, this board book edition of Max at Night is the perfect bedtime read.  Meet Max - the mighty kitten and New York Times bestseller! Witty and heart-warming, stylish and beautifully illustrated, Max the Brave is now ready ... more

Boot: Small Robot, BIG Adventure! - by Shane Hegarty - £6.99
For fans of WALL-E and Toy Story, comes a heart-warming, humorous adventure about a young robot trying to find its way home. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Boot is a special book you will want to treasure and share.  When toy robot, Boot, ... more

Look Up! - by Nathan Bryon. illlustrated by Dapo Adeola - £6.99
3 ... 2 ... 1 ... LIFT OFF.   Let science-mad chatterbox Rocket launch into your hearts in this inspiring picture book.   Rocket's going to be the greatest astronaut, star-catcher, space-traveller that has ever lived!  But...&n ... more

If All the World Were... - by Joseph Coelho, llustrated by Allison Colpoys - £6.99
A moving, lyrical picture book about a young girl's love for her granddad and how she copes when he dies, written by poet and playwright Joseph Coelho.   This beautifully illustrated, powerful and ultimately uplifting text is the ideal way to ... more

Somebody Swallowed Stanley - by Sarah Roberts, illustrated by Hannah Peck - £6.99
"Plastic bags don't belong in the sea!"   Everybody has a taste for Stanley, but he is no ordinary jellyfish. Most jellyfish have dangly-gangly tentacles, but Stanley has two handles. Other jellyfish have a magical glow, but Stanley has strip ... more

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