Children’s Books We’re Loving This Month: January

Children’s Books We’re Loving This Month: January

Jojo Be You Journal – JoJo Siwa

JoJo Siwa is the latest TV and online star to capture the hearts of children worldwide and her new book encourages them to be strong, dream big and most importantly, be themselves!

Jojo’s journal allows you to share all your secrets and shows you how to be as bow-tastic as the online superstar Jojo Siwa herself with inspirational pages full of fashion, dancing, friendship and bows! Packed with recipes, tips and blank spaces to fill in yourself, the Jojo Be You journal inspires little ones to realise their dreams.

The Official Pokemon Search and Find: Welcome to Alola

Gotta catch ’em all in the official Pokemon Search and Find! Pokemon fans can journey to Alola with Ash and friends as they search for new and exciting Pokemon!

From the Guardians of Alola to tiny Pikipek, a whole host of new Pokemon are hidden in the richly illustrated scenes, just waiting to be caught. Plus, little ones can learn about some of the new Alolan Pokemon and complete fun activities that will develop their imaginations.

Dog Man and Cat Kid – Dav Pilkey

Dog Man, the newest hero from the creator of Captain Underpants, is back and this time he’s not alone. The heroic hound with a real nose for justice now has a sidekick in the form of a super-cute kitten, and together they have a mysterious adventure to sniff out! When a new kitty sitter arrives and a glamorous movie starlet goes missing, it’s up to Dog Man and Cat Kid to save the day! Will these heroes stay hot on the trail, or will they be thrown off the scent and start barking up the wrong tree?

Filled with hilarious illustrations, children of all ages will be entertained for hours by Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man series.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down – Jeff Kinney

Jeff Kinney’s phenomenal bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series continues! The pressure is really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mum thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants him to put down the controller and explore his ‘creative side’. As if that’s not scary enough, Halloween is just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle. When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. Can he get his mum off his back by making a film… and will he become rich and famous in the process? Or will doubling down on this plan just double Greg’s troubles?

Quick to read and full of hilarious moments, little ones will enjoy reading the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid over and over again.

Maze Runner 3: The Death Cure – James Dashner

Based on James Dashner’s fantastic series of books, The Maze Runner trilogy concludes with the release of the final film this month. In The Death Cure the trials are over. WICKED have collected all the information they can. Now it’s up to the Gladers to complete the blueprint for the cure to the Flare with a final voluntary test. But something has happened that no one at WICKED has foreseen: Thomas has remembered more than they think. And he knows WICKED can’t be trusted… The time for lies is over. But the truth is more dangerous than anyone could have imagined. With the Gladers divided, can they all make it?

If they haven’t discovered it already, fans of The Hunger Games will love James Dashner’s heart-stopping adventure series.

Girl on Pointe: Chloe’s Guide to Taking on the World – Chloe Lukasiak

Dance Moms star Chloe Lukasiak believes that things happen for a reason. She knows that life would be easier without disappointments, bullying, and medical issues – but sometimes it takes challenges to inspire you to achieve big things. From her status as fan favourite on the US hit reality television show Dance Moms to her current life as a social media star with millions of fans, Chloe has found that self-acceptance and kindness are the key to getting over the rough spots in life and realising your passions.

Featuring never-before-seen photos, inspirational quotes, Chloe’s own doodles and poetry, her new book offers an exclusive insight into her world, as well as a message that will inspire all readers to pursue their dreams and be true to their selves.

Star Wars The Last Jedi (TM) Ultimate Sticker Collection

In a galaxy far, far away…Star Wars fans won’t be able to resist this sticker book to accompany the latest film in the epic series, The Last Jedi.

With seventy-two pages and more than 1,000 stickers of the main characters, locations, vehicles and props, plus all-new content from the fantastic new film, your mini jedi will have hours of fun playing with this ultimate sticker collection.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since first publication, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable guide to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Muggles who have seen the eponymous film or read the Harry Potter novels will be familiar with some of these beasts – the Niffler, the Thunderbird and the Hippogriff to name a few. This new paperback edition includes six new curious creatures that inhabit the North American continent, and a foreword from Newt Scamander that sheds fascinating light on the events surrounding a serious breach in the International Statute of Secrecy which took place in New York in the 1920s.

Witches, wizards and Muggles of all ages will delight in discovering the extraordinary habits and habitats of magical beasts from across five continents.

Radio Boy and the Revenge of Grandad – Christian O’Connell

Debut sensation Christian O’Connell is back with more hilarious adventures of Spike, super-star radio DJ… and trouble-prone ordinary kid. The World’s youngest DJ is still the talk of the town. A town that’s about to turn against him. Radio Boy and his team, Artie and Holly, are back and continue to broadcast live to the world from Spike’s garden shed. Then, following a shock split from Nan, Grandad Ray comes to stay. Spike decides to cheer him up by inviting him onto the show. He becomes an instant hit with the listeners and Spike keeps him on as a new team member. But things get really awkward when Spike realises Grandad Ray only has three stories and keeps telling them over and over again. Spike is forced to sack his own Grandad, who swears vengeance on his own grandson…

A brilliant and laugh-out-loud story about an ordinary boy with an extraordinary secret radio show, Christian O’Connell is back with another fantastic book to inspire a new generation of radio stars.

The Light Jar – Lisa Thompson

The Light Jar is the brand new read-in-one-sitting mystery from the bestselling author of The Goldfish Boy, 2017’s breakout children’s book hit. Nate and his mother are running away, hiding out in a tumbledown cottage in the middle of a forest. When his mum heads off for provisions, and then doesn’t return, Nate is left alone and afraid, with the dark closing in all around him. But comfort can come from the most unexpected of places – a mysterious girl trying to solve the clues of a treasure hunt and the reappearance of an old friend from his past. Will Nate find the bravery needed to face the troubles of his present and ultimately illuminate the future?

A story of fear and hope, loneliness and friendship The Light Jar is a propulsive, page-turning mystery.

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