Six for Sunday: 2019 kidlit must-reads (so far!)

Six for Sunday: 2019 kidlit must-reads (so far!)


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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?


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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?


#SixforSunday is created by Steph from A Little But a Lot.


Check out some of my previous weeks of #SixforSunday here:

Books I would like to see as movies

Book characters I would like to stuck in a lift with

Animal companions in children’s books

Book characters I would like to be friends with

Book characters to avoid

Most exciting 2018 releases

Favourite books of 2018 so far

Favourite places to read

Favourite snacks to eat while reading

Favourite books that nobody has heard of

Questions for Authors

Questions for Publishers

Questions I always get asked

Rainbow Books

Metallic Books

Books that have made me laugh

Books that have made me cry

Books that have made me want to shout

Auto-buy authors

Books people are always telling me to read

Books that have been on the TBR pile forever

Favourite blog posts

Advice for bloggers

Favourite series/trilogies

Books I want to reread

Books I wish I had as a teen

Dream Bookish Events

Authors who should collaborate

Characters I want to see together

2018 Bookish Highlights

New Year, New Books

Bookish Wishes

Bookish Loves

Bookish Hates

Favourite LGBT Books

Favourite LGBT Characters

Childhood favourites

If you like, link your #SixforSunday posts below and I will check them out!


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Thanks for reading!


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