Six for Sunday: 2019 kidlit must-reads (so far!)
Have you read many books for children in 2019?
What have you read and enjoyed so far this year?
Could you narrow it down to only six books?
After looking at what I’ve read (135 books so far) I found this really tricky so I have actually chosen 12 of the kids books that I have read and loved this year!
Is this cheating?
Probably, but it means that I get to shout about lots more interesting books so I’m not too bothered! Hope you enjoy my choices!
Not all of these books were published in 2019 (one is still to be published, in June this year) but they are all books that I have read so far this year.
The Boy At The Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf
This has deservedly had lots of attention – absolutely fantastic! It will make you laugh and cry!
The Closest Thing to Flying by Gill Lewis
I will be writing a full review of this one soon, because I adored it!
The Longest Night of Charlie Noon by Christopher Edge
This will be out in June (thank you so much to Nosy Crow for my proof!) so watch out for my full review then!
The Clockwork Crow by Catherine Fisher
I would read anything written by Catherine Fisher – this is a great adventure story which I hope will be the start of a series. Perfect to read on a cold night!
No Ballet Shoes in Syria by Catherine Bruton
See my full review for this one here, or just get a copy because it’s brilliant!
The Star-Spun Web by Sinead O’Hart
Sinead is an author to watch because she has now created two original, adventurous stories. This time-slip story kept me hooked!
The Dictionary of Difficult Words by Jane Solomon and Louise Lockhart
See my full review for this one here – an essential for every home and classroom!
Pog by Padraig Kennedy
An original and heart-felt book, perfect for readers who enjoy fantasy!
A History of Pictures for Children by David Hockney and Martin Gayford
This is the perfect introduction to the history of art, accompanied by engaging illustrations.
Asha and the Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan
Full review for this one coming soon – immersive read!
Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx by Joe Todd-Stanton
The illustrations and interactive elements of this kept my class on the edge of their seats. Great read if you’re studying the Ancient Egyptians.
The Book of Trees by Piotr Socha and Wojciech Grajkowski
This book is endlessly fascinating and is a thing of beauty in and of itself. I learnt a lot reading it and cannot wait o use it with my class this term.
Have you read any of my choices?
What have been your favourite children’s books so far this year?
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