Slightly belated post here but I really wanted to get my top ten books on my TBR list for autumn up!
Mango & Bambang: The Not A Pig (Polly Faber, illustrated by Clara Vulliamy, Walker Books) – I haven’t read any of the books in the Mango and Bambang series yet, partly as they’re slightly younger than the normal age range I read, but Walker were kind enough to send me the first along with the recently released third book Tiny Tapir Trouble. A quick flick through shows just how gorgeous Clara Vulliamy’s illustrations of little girl Mango and Asian tapir Bambang are, so this charming collaboration has hit my must read list. (And yes, it IS probably pushing it a little to include it here given that target age range, but I can’t resist illustrations this cute!)
There May Be A Castle (Piers Torday, Quercus Children’s Books) – I’m saving the new Piers Torday for a little closer to Christmas, but it sounds fantastic! The story of Mouse, involved in a car crash on Christmas Eve and thrown from th...
This is ten of the best – not necessarily an absolute top ten because my thoughts have changed a LOT while writing this; there’ve been so many incredible ones released! I’ve also stuck rigidly to books released in the first half of the year that I’ve actually READ this year as well – check out last week’s post for some of my favourite upcoming ones, while there are lots that I was lucky enough to read early. Of ones I read prior to 2016, special mentions to How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne, The Shadow Keeper by Abi Elphinstone, and The Crooked Sixpence by Jennifer Bell as superb.
Mind Your Head by Juno Dawson with advice from Dr Olivia Hewitt (illustrated by Gemma Correll) – Brilliant no-nonsense non-fiction guide to lots of different aspect of mental health. I love the way Juno and Olivia break things down really clearly; it’s supportive in tone and really humorous...
The Glass Sentence by S.E.Grove
The Uncommoners: The Crooked Sixpence by Jennifer Bell