1st March 2018
Did you know that there are 10,000 NEW children's books published in the UK each and every year! We pick the best of the best each month and hope you love them as much as we do.
Brightstorm: A Sky-Ship Adventure by Vashti Hardy
This is a magical middle-grade adventure for ages 8+ and perfect for fans of Cogheart. Arthur and Maudie, Brightstorm are devastated by the news that their father, a daring explorer, has died in a failed attempt to reach South Polaris. But a mystery clue leads the twins to question the story they've been told. To find the truth, they must undertake the journey of a lifetime. An enchanting story from first time author Vashti Hardy. Recommended for ages 8+View Book
Dirty Bertie: Mascot! by David Roberts & Alan MacDonald
This is the 30th title in this brilliant series with short chapters and plenty of illustrations, the perfect next step after picture books. Children really relate to Bertie and the scrapes he gets into and there are lots of silly storylines sure to make your little one giggle. Recommended for ages 6+
Join Bertie as he is picked to be the mascot for Pudsley Rovers, attempts to get himself expelled from a geeky summer camp and designs his very own robot, a Bootosaurus, to replace Miss Boot!Toppsta reviewers have really enjoyed the Dirty Bertie series and you read their reviews here.View Book
Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords by Laura Ellen Anderson
Amelia Fang is a sparky little vampire from Laura Ellen Anderson, the creator of Evil Emperor Penguin, and illustrator of numerous other children's books such as the Harper books (with CBBC presenter Cerrie Burnell) and The Witch Wars. So as you'd expect, this book is packed full of gorgeous, quirky illustrations!
In this adventure, Amelia and her friends must venture beyond Nocturnia to the Kingdom of the Light to rescue Queen Fairyweather. But with unicorns, fairies and angel-kittens lurking around every corner, who can they trust? And will they finally uncover the real villain keeping the kingdoms of Light and Dark as mortal enemies? Recommended for ages 7+View Book
Flying Fergus 8: Trouble on the Track: by Sir Chris Hoy, Joanna Nadin & Clare Elsom
The fantastically fun, magical cycling adventure series from Sir Chris Hoy, written with award-winning author Joanna Nadin and illustrated by Clare Elsom. This is a great series for both boys and girls with a lovely message about teamwork, friendship and perseverance for ages 5+
It's decision time for Fergus and the rest of the squad. Training together has been going well but the International Championships are nearly here, and it's time to name the four riders who will be in the starting line-up. The coaches decide the only fair thing to do is hold official trials to decide who's in - and who's out. It's neck and neck for Fergus and Daisy and with just one race to go, tensions in the teams are riding high. . .View Book