INDIE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE MONTH
The BA Children’s Bookselling Group has announced The Night Bus Hero by Onjali Q. Raúf as its Independent Booksellers’ Children’s Book of the Month for October.
From the award-winning and bestselling author of comes another incredible story that celebrates kindness, friendship and the potential everyone has to change.
‘The boy’s an absolute menace.’
‘He’s a bully. A lost cause!’
‘Why can’t he be more like his sister?’
I’ve been getting into trouble for as long as I can remember. Usually I don’t mind ‘cos some of my best, most brilliant ideas have come from sitting in detention. But recently it feels like no one believes me about anything – even when I’m telling the truth! And it’s only gotten worse since I played a prank on the old man who lives in the park. Everyone thinks I’m just a bully. They don’t believe I could be a hero. But I’m going to prove them all wrong…
"Every Indie bookshop is a visible axis around which infinite worlds, imaginings and hopes rotate, gifting tales old and new to souls in search of a word-home. Such has been my experience of the Indie book world since childhood. So it makes me so very deeply happy that The Night Bus Hero - a tale centring on homelessness - has found its very first word-home in the open arms of the magic-makers that are our Indie Booksellers. To have it be their Children's Book of the Month is simply beyond a dream." - Onjali Q. Rauf
Onjali is on Twitter @OnjaliRauf