With things as they are at the moment, it is more and more important to keep the young people and little ones in your life properly stimulated and engaged. While Bargain Books has an extensive store of titles already in stock, it’s always good to keep a look out for the newest books. Here’s a selection of new books, arriving (or already arrived) this month that’ll keep their imaginations lively.
For Kids Aged 0-3 Years
Where’s Spot: 40th Anniversary Edition by Eric Hill
Sure, this one is a classic, but there’s a new edition out this year and you’d be hard pressed to find a little one who is not enchanted by the simple lift-the-flap hide-and-seek fun of this book.
Lift each flap to find all sorts of funny animal surprises, before discovering where cheeky Spot has been hiding. This is the perfect first book for little ones – the playful text is a wonderful spur to read and respond together, and the hide-and-seek flaps encourage curiosity and interactivity.
That’s Not My Meerkat by Fiona Watt
This touchy-feely book is part of a series by Usborne Books that invites tots to explore different textures and colourful spreads as they search for their meerkat among the many featured in the book. It’s perfect for young animal lovers and is a great book to share. There’s also a little white mouse to find on each page.
Also in the series: That’s Not My Fox, That’s Not My Hedgehog
Hugless Douglas Plays Hide and Seek by David Melling
It’s tough finding a good hiding spot when you are as big as Hugles Douglas. But that doesn’t stop him, he loves to play! Douglas and Little Sheep decide that they are just going to be the best seekers ever. But when Sheep goes missing, Douglas is left to find him on his own. Every book is this beloved series is imaginative and charming, but this one is especially good for getting the kids attuned to their surroundings.
For Kids Aged 3-6 Years
All the Love in the World by Tammi Salzano
This is the perfect book for telling your little ones just how much you treasure them. Illustrated with lovely pictures, this touching and heartfelt rhyme will be loved by adults and young children alike. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the enduring love shared by parents and their children.
Yoga for Giraffes by Carly Tod
Well, just look at it! Written and illustrated by Cape Town native, Carly Tod, this is the story of Sindile the giraffe who, while strolling through his game park home, discovers a human yoga class and decides that he too will master this interesting skill. Only thing is, it takes considerably more imagination for giraffes to pull off those poses. But Sindile will not be discouraged. With a little extra creativity and effort, anything is possible.
For Kids Aged 6-9
Amelia Fang and the Nasty Caticorns by Laura Ellen Anderson
This is the newest instalment in the charmingly gothic and always hilarious Amelia Fang series. Amelia is a little vampire with a big heart. There’s a new arrival coming to the Fang family, and with everyone focused on the new baby, nobody is paying much to attention to Amelia. When she is asked to babysit three caticorns, who make a point of getting her into as much trouble as possible, suddenly people notice Amelia… but not necessarily in the best way. Laugh-out-loud hilarious adventure.
Willy Wonka’s Everlasting Book of Fun
Here’s one that’s ideal for when the kids are sitting at home with not much to do. Stuffed full of 365 marvellous activities, puzzles and more that will keep entertainment flowing for every day of the year. Who couldn’t love a guided tour of never-ending fun led by Willy Wonka himself?
For Kids Aged 9-12 Years
The House of One Hundred Clocks by A M Howell
Helena’s father has just been made clock-winder to one of the richest men in England… which means that she and her parrot, Orbit, will be moving to Cambridge along with him. But she could hardly have been prepared for the strange and ghostly house that awaits them. The House of One Hundred Clocks holds many mysteries, and it’s up to Helena to figure them out while it’s still possible. Beautifully atmospheric and endlessly inventive, a must read for budding mystery-solvers.
She is Fierce by Ana Sampson
A gorgeous collection of 150 poems by women – some classic and well-known, some modern and more innovative – this is an essential book of verse for celebrating all that is bold, brave and indomitable in the feminine spirit. Now is a good time for poetry, especially poetry this affirming from voices that need hearing.
“Immerse yourself in poems from Maya Angelou, Nikita Gill, Wendy Cope, Ysra Daley-Ward, Emily Bronte, Carol Ann Duffy, Fleur Adcock, Liz Berry, Jackie Kay, Hollie McNish, Imtiaz Dharker, Helen Dunmore, Emily Dickinson, Mary Oliver, Christina Rossetti, Margaret Atwood and Dorothy Parker, to name but a few!”
Each entry also includes a brief biography of each poet.