April's Picks For Children

Malorie, Frank and the LoveMyRead team have chosen the best new releases in each age category to unleash the imagination of your child.

Gift the book to a child you love or choose for your own child

Snip Snap

Ben Newman

0-3 years

A hilarious, interactive and action-packed story that weaves together surprises, cut-away pages to turn and noisy words to shout aloud.

From illustrator of the bestselling Professor Astro Cat series, Ben Newman creates a wildly colourful and highly entertaining tale that is sure to delight toddlers.

It’s peaceful and quiet by the river bank, where an unsuspecting crocodile watches over her eggs. But when a naughty crab goes SNIP! SNIP! Both noise and mayhem follow. SPLISH-

SPLASH . . . WOBBLE-WOBBLE . . . CRICK-CRACK – and all from one naughty little nip!

LoveMyRead Review

A wonderful book for reading aloud with colourful illustrations, perfect for a pre nap read.

Available from: 1st April 2021

The Duck Who Didn't Like Water

Steve Small

4-6 years

Duck is not like other ducks. Duck doesn’t like water and is perfectly fine alone, thank you very much.

But then, one dark and stormy night, an outgoing, water-loving, and very lost Frog turns up at Duck’s door. Can this odd couple find Frog’s home? And will they find friendship along the way?

This endearing and gorgeously illustrated tale celebrates the joy ofmaking an unexpected connection. The perfect book to curl up with on a rainy day, for those who hate grey skies but love making new friends.

LoveMyRead Review

This is a lovely story about opposites helping each other and developing a trust and a friendship.

Available from: 12th April 2021

The Accidental Diary of B.U.G.

Jen Carney

7-9 years

Enter the hilarious world of Billie Upton Green . . . A masterpiece of funny fiction, and the start of an exciting new series full of Billie's laugh-out-loud observations and doodles!

There is a new girl at Billie's school, and Billie takes it upon herself to show her around, teach her the Biscuit Laws, and remind her that yes, two women can get married (after all, Billie's mums' wedding is the event of the year).

But then suspicion sets in. The new girl seems very close to Billie's best friend Layla. And doesn't she know a little too much about the latest big school heist - the theft of Mrs Robinson's purse...?

LoveMyRead Review

A lovely story about a girl who finds her voice, friends and confidence. The format and illustrations work brilliantly for this story.

Available from: 15th April 2021

How to save the world with a Chicken and an Egg

Emma Shevah

10-12 years

This story isn’t just about birds. It’s about secrets, the seaside, how seagulls can trick worms into thinking it’s raining. It’s about mucus, fudge and dogs needing a wide variety of sniffs.

But if you want the simple version, it’s about what happened here last summer. How a girl called Ivy and a boy called Nathaniel solved a mystery and saved the world’s animals: one at a time.

LoveMyRead Review

This book makes reading about the environment and nature a positive and inspiring experience.

Available from: 1st April 2021

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