Kids Top New Books for January with Amazon

0-4 Teenies

Foxy, Emma Dodd

Meet Foxy, the fox with a magical tail.  It’s the night before the first day of school and Emily is worried that she doesn’t have all the things she needs. Luckily Foxy comes to the rescue and offers to help (he can produce just about anything that’s needed from his amazing tail).  But life is full of surprises when Foxy is around, and sometimes his magic doesn’t work quite as planned. Whatever will Emily do when Foxy produces a penguin instead of a pencil?  Bright and vibrant, this new series is sure to appeal to young children.

Churchill’s Tale of Tails, Anca Sandu

Churchill is a pig with a big personality who couldn’t be prouder of his perfect tail. Until one day it goes missing…So Churchill tries on a whole host of other tails – tails that make his personality even more colourful. But along the way, Churchill forgets what really matters most to him – his friends.  Can Churchill learn to value his friendships and solve the mystery of his missing tail?

The Big Snuggle Up, Brian Patten

It all started with a scarecrow coming into the house out of the snow, bringing with him the mouse that lived up his sleeve. But it wasn’t only these two who were looking for a warm place to snuggle up!

Bear and Bird, Gwen Millward

Bear and Bird were best friends. They lived together in a house Bear had made for them, in the middle of a beautiful forest. One very cold evening, Bird put all the firewood they had gathered on to the fire. Bear gave a deep sigh and went out into the snowy night to collect some more…but hours passed and Bear had not returned. Follow Bird as he puts on his warmest hat and scarf and goes in search of his friend Bear. Along the way, Bird discovers the true meaning of friendship – and the story ends with the unforgettable reunion of Bear and Bird. This is a lovingly crafted story about true friendship.

No-Bot, The Robot with No Bottom, Sue Hendra

Bernard the Robot loses his bottom on the park swing, and sets off to find it. Every time he gets close, it disappears again! Bird was using it as a nest, but it was too heavy; Bear used it in his drum kit, but it was too tinny; the Squirrels built sandcastles with it…and now it looks as if they’re sailing away in it. Will Bernard EVER get his bottom back?

5-8 Inbetweenies

Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People, Dav Pilkey

THE WAIT IS OVER!!! Dav Pilkey’s beloved Captain Underpants returns to face his nemesis – the evil Captain Blunderpants – with the help of two new superheroes, Great-Granny Girdle and Boxer Boy

National Geographic Little Kids First Book of Space, Catherine D Hughes

The latest addition to the “National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books Series”, “Little Kids First Big Book of Space” is a visually compelling and approachable first reference book for 4-8 year olds who are eager to have their very own big books. Featuring fun, short entries about planets, stars, galaxies, and more, this charming book is perfect for reading aloud or for beginning readers to enjoy by themselves.

The Power of Dragon Flame (Winx Club), J E Bright

Winx Club is an exciting animated show on Nickelodeon that follows Bloom, an ordinary girl who discovers she’s really a fairy with extraordinary powers. When a trio of evil witches called the Trix threaten to take over the magical universe, it’s up to Bloom and her fairy friends to save the day! Girls 8-12 will be captivated by this 128-page novelization that includes eight full color images from the show.

The Hungry Toilet and other Tales, Jason Hall

A fantastic collection of 5 rhyming stories including the Amazon top 10 best seller “The Hungry Toilet” with over 12,000 copies sold in the first year of publication (2012). From aliens to toilets and dribbling crooks to vengeful dumps the stories in this book are a delight to read either as an adult or a child. They are witty, thoughtful and will stimulate the imagination of readers of all ages. The poems make the absurd fun to read and, with excellent rhyming, each one takes the reader on a very enjoyable flight of fancy. Includes colour illustrations by the author and story activities.

Flora the Fancy Dress Fairy, Daisy Meadows

Kirsty and Rachel are attending a grand costume party at McKersey Castle. But Jack Frost thinks the castle should be hosting his party instead, and steals Flora the Fancy Dress Fairy’s magic items to further his naughty plan! It’s up to Rachel and Kirsty to set things right in this abridged, simplified version of the bestselling Rainbow Magic story.

9+ Wannabee teens

Bone Quill, John Barrowman

12-year-old twins Matt and Emily Calder are Animare: they can bring art to life and enter paintings at will. They must do everything in their power to prevent a breach in Hollow Earth: a supernatural place that holds all the demons, devils and creatures ever imagined. The Hollow Earth Society are getting closer to finding the key that will release the beasts: an ancient bone quill whose powers can be only be used by a powerful Animare. The quill has been lost for centuries, but important clues to its whereabouts lie somewhere on the island of Era Mina – as does the entrance to Hollow Earth itself. Matt and Em must find the quill and protect it through their drawings, through certain famous paintings and, ultimately, deep into the mists of time itself. But their lives in the relative safety of Auchinmurn Abbey are thrown into confusion with the arrival of a newcomer who threatens to ruin everything they have worked for. All too soon, the twins are forced to make a terrible choice: save their father, or save the world.

Queenie, Jaqueline Wilson

It’s 1953, the year Elizabeth is to be crowned Queen of England. Elsie Kettle can’t wait to go to London to see the celebrations on Coronation Day. Elsie lives with her Nan – her mum works as a showgirl, so she’s not around very often. Spirited and imaginative, but often lonely, Elsie longs for a best friend. Luckily, she and Nan are very close; Elsie just wishes she was allowed a cat to keep her company sometimes.  Then tragedy strikes. Nan and Elsie both fall ill with tuberculosis, and Elsie finds herself whisked away to the children’s ward of the hospital. Confined to bed for months on end, Elsie finds it very hard to adapt to the hospital’s strict regime. But she invents astonishing ways of entertaining the other children on the ward, and for the first time finds herself surrounded by true friends – including Queenie, the hospital’s majestic white cat.  Finally, Elsie is well enough to leave hospital. But before she does, she has one very special, very unexpected visitor…

Drowning Instinct, Ilsa J Bick

Jenna is sweet sixteen, the age when a girl is supposed to find her prince. Instead she finds Mr Anderson – intelligent, handsome, married Mr Anderson, who just happens to be her chemistry teacher. With a dark past and a difficult family, Jenna is just happy to have someone to protect her, to worry about her, to love her. But should she be suspicious of Mr Anderson’s reputation for helping ‘damaged’ students? Why is the most popular girl in school suddenly jealous of her? And where is Mr Anderson’s wife? This is a love story that breaks all the rules, but that won’t stop it breaking your heart.

OMG! is This Actually My Life? Hattie Moore’s Unbelievable Year, Rae Earl

Fourteen-year-old Hattie Moore doesn’t actually know who her dad is – but that’s the least of her problems. How can she become a TOTAL HOTNESS GODDESS when Miss Gorgeous Knickers at school hates her and NO ONE FANCIES HER. And her family are an actual nightmare. Her unbelievably annoying brother is EVIL and on top of that, her gran is a TOTAL mental, who may be texting rude jokes to just about EVERYONE in the world. Including dentists. Hattie’s diary of this tumultuous year is an absolutely hilarious account of the ups and downs of teenage life, including a dating bogey phobia, near death from biscotti and a home-made breast-growing machine.



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