June 2018 Children's Book News


Which book would most adults like to re-read?

Children's classic, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis, was voted the children's book most adults would like to read again. Find out which other books were on the list

New Rosie Revere Chapter Books

We love Rosie Revere Engineer, the bestselling picture book about Rosie, a young girl who dreams of becoming an engineer. And now there's going to be a new chapter book for young readers, Rosie and the Raucous Riveteers, written by Andrea Beatty and illustrated by David Roberts (Dirty Bertie and The Bolds) out in October!

New Tom Fletcher Book Club Picks

Musician and children's author Tom Fletcher has picked the next 10 titles for his bookclub for ages 7+. There's a variety of different books for all reading abilities, from well known series such as The Treehouse Story series to debuts like Iguana Boy by James Bishop. See the books here.

Original Winnie-the-Pooh map up for sale

One of the original sketches of The Hundred Acre Wood, by E.H.Shepard, featured in the opening pages of the 1926 first edition of Winnie-the-Pooh, is up for sale at auction. Along with four other original illustrations, unseen for 50 years, it's expected to go for over £300,000! Find out more.

Deluxe Illustrated Edition of Beedle the Bard by Chris Riddell

There's going to be a new deluxe collector’s version of the spectacular full-colour illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling’s fairytale classic The Tales of Beedle the Bard, with breathtaking illustrations by the brilliant Chris Riddell, out 2nd October 2018.

New audiobook of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

There were so many brilliant books to inspire girls for International Women's Day but Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls  was undoubtably the first and quickly became a bestseller. Now there's a new audiobook with stars such as Alicia Keys and Ashley Judd due to narrate individual tales from the book. Out early July.

Puffin partnering with Pizza Express

Puffin has partnered with Pizza Express to giveaway 700,000 story booklets to children eating at the restaurant chain. The booklets will contain stories from Julia Donaldson, Jeff Kinney and Terry Pratchett. Plus there's a book cover design competition to win a family portrait by Diary of a Wimpy Kid author and illustrator Jeff Kinney. 

June 2018 Children's Book News

4th June 2018

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