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



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