I’ve been doing a lot of research into popular children’s fiction and here’s a collection of awesome books that I want to get my mits on! You can follow my pinterest board for even more new kids books.
Miss Hazeltine’s Home for Shy and Fearful Cats – 7 May 2015
by Alicia Potter (Author), Birgitta Sif (Illustrator)
A heart-warming tale about overcoming your fears. Miss Hazeltine rescues cats and tries to teach them how to be real cats. When she gets lost in the woods the cats have to band together and overcome their fears to rescue her.
There’s a Bear on My Chair – 4 Jun 2015
by Ross Collins (Author)
Bear is sitting on Mouse’s chair. Mouse has to think of everything he can to get bear of his chair! A really good fun rhyming book with a good twist.
Max the Brave – 4 Jun 2015
by Ed Vere (Author)
Max is a kitten who doesn’t know what a mouse looks like! He gets tricked my mouse and tries to chase a monster instead.
Shadows of the Night World come to life in this dazzling book. One night, a little boy is awoken by his cat, Sylvie. Everyone in the house is sleeping, but outside, the Night World is wide awake!
Ninja Bunny – 18 Jun 201
by Jennifer Gray Olson (Author)
A fresh and funny book about a bunny who wants to be a ninja. Bunny has to decide if he is cut out for the ninja life, even though it means leaving his friends behind.
Interstellar Cinderella – 5 May 2015
by Deborah Underwood (Author), Meg Hunt (Author, Illustrator)
An independent heroine, this version of Cinderella is someone who fixes space ships. When the princess ship has mechanical troubles, interstellar Cinderella is the one who saves the day.
Water Is Water: A Book about the Water Cycle – 26 May 2015
by Miranda Paul (Author), Jason Chin (Illustrator)
A book that takes the reader on a journey through the seasons, and the different states of water.
Beastly Babies – 7 Jul 2015
by Ellen Jackson (Author), Jackson Ellen (Author
A rhyming picture book show casing different kinds of adorable beastly animal babies.
To the Sea – 21 May 2015
by Cale Atkinson (Author, Illustrator)
A sweet tale about friendship and being invisible with beautiful ocean illustrations.
Butterfly Park – 11 Jun 2015
by Elly MacKay (Author)
The new girl in town tries to restore the butterflies to butterfly park. With glorious luminous paper-cut illustrations, the enchanting story explores community, friendship, and wonderment in the beauty of everyday life.
Luna & Me: The True Story of a Girl Who Lived in a Tree to Save a Forest – 12 May 2015
by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw (Author, Illustrator)
When Julia and discovers that Luna, the redwood tree is to be cut down, she lives in it for two years until Luna’s future is save. The illustrations are gorgeous and lively, bringing the forest to life.
The Tea Party in the Woods – Aug 2015
by Akiko Miyakoshi (Author, Illustrator)
Follow Kikko as she joins a cosy tea-party in the wintry woods with some unusual guests. Clever illustrations complement this gently story.
Perfect for more quirky children, follow Sadie on her adventures in her imagination.
Song for a Summer Night: A Lullaby – 12 May 2015
by Robert Heidbreder (Author), Qin Leng (Illustrator)
When the sun goes down, children peer out of their windows and watch the wonders of the creatures that appear. Gorgeously illustrated with bold and colourful pages, this book will have children following it’s footsteps.