Top Children’s Books 2015

Top Children’s Books 2015

The Bolds Julian Clary

Mr and Mrs Bold are just like you and me. Except for a small difference, they’re hyenas. So far, the Bolds have managed to keep things under wraps, but the nosy man next door smells a rat, and a trip to the local wildlife park could be the end of their best-kept secret.

The Jolley-Rogers and the Cave of Doom Jonny Duddle

Jim Lad soon discovers a magical haul of treasure inside the cave has bewitched his family. Will the cave’s spooky inhabitant, a sinister sea witch, keep them prisoner forever, or can Matilda and Bones come to the Jolley-Rogers’ rescue?

Oi Frog Kes Gray

Jam-packed with animals and silliness, this original rhyming story will have young children in fits of laughter.

Zom-B Bride Darren Shan

The tenth terrifying installment from master of horror, Darren Shan. Does true love lurk in the darkest of places? Could a psychotic stalker be the man of your dreams? Can a killer win your heart? Here comes the bride …

Grandpa’s Great Escape David Walliams

An exquisite portrait of the bond between a small boy and his beloved Grandpa – this book takes readers on an incredible journey with Spitfires over London and Great Escapes through the city in a high octane adventure full of comedy and heart.

Harry Potter Colouring Book

Packed with stunning pieces of artwork from the Warner Bros. archive, this book gives fans the chance to colour in the vivid settings and beloved characters of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world.

How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury Cressida Cowell

The fate of the dragon world lies in the hands of one young boy as he stands on the nearby isle of Hero’s End with nothing to show, but everything to fight for. 

Moone Boy 2 Chris O Dowd

Martin’s Auntie runs the local butcher’s shop. But her shop is struggling as the fish shop across the road undercuts her and she just can’t compete. No one knows how the owner does it. Intrigued, Martin decides to go undercover and find out the truth.

Old School (Diary of a Wimpy Kid book 10) Jeff Kinney

Greg isn’t cut out for an old-fashioned world. With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive? Or is going ‘old school’ just too hard for a kid like Greg?

Star Wars Where’s the Wookiee Search and Find Book Star Wars

Can you find this furry criminal before other accomplished bounty hunters beat you to it? A uniquely illustrated search and find format, perfect for Star Wars fans young and old!

Where’s the Elephant Barroux

What starts as a game of jungle hide-and-seek quickly turns into something more significant in this charming, unique book by award-winning illustrator, Barroux. A touching visual narrative works on two levels, giving parents the opportunity to discuss environmental issues

One Thing (Charlie and Lola) Lauren Child

harlie and Lola return in a perfectly funny, perfectly formed picture book that sees top negotiator Lola take on numbers in everyday life and bend them to her endearing and unique will.

The 26 Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths

Andy and Terry have expanded their treehouse! There are now 13 brand-new storeys, including a dodgem-car rink, a skate ramp, a mud-fighting arena, an antigravity chamber, and an ice-cream parlour with seventy-eight flavours run by an ice-cream-serving robot called Edward Scooperhands.

The Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase Book 1) Rick Riordan

A fire giant attacking the city? Immortal warriors hacking each other to pieces? Unkillable wolves with glowing eyes? It’s all coming up. But first I’m going to die. This is the story of how my life goes downhill from there…

Theodore Boone: The Fugitive John Grisham

Theodore Boone – teenage lawyer and courtroom hero – is on a class trip seeing the sights of the capital city. But he hadn’t counted on seeing the most wanted man in the history of his home town, Strattenberg. 

The Day the Crayons Came Home Drew Daywalt

Watch out – the crayons are back and they’re crosser than ever! One day Duncan receives a set of postcards from his crayons who been lost, forgotten, broken – even melted in a clothes dryer and stuck to a sock!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Illustrated edition) J. K. Rowling & Jim Kay

Brimming with rich detail and humour that perfectly complements J.K. Rowling’s timeless classic, Jim Kay’s glorious illustrations will captivate fans and new readers alike.

The Potion Diaries Amy Alward

When the Princess of Nova accidentally poisons herself with a love potion meant for her crush, she falls crown-over-heels in love with her own reflection. A nationwide hunt is called to find the cure, with competitors travelling the world for the rarest ingredients, deep in magical forests and frozen tundras. 

Ten Little Princesses Mike Brownlow

Meet all your favourite fairy tale characters in this magical princess adventure! With lots of things to spot and count on every page, this bouncy rhyming story from the creators of the award-winning, bestselling Ten Little Pirates is perfect for sharing again and again.

A Song for Ella Grey David Almond

 Claire is Ella Grey’s best friend. She’s there when the whirlwind arrives on the scene: catapulted into a North East landscape of gutted shipyards; of high arched bridges and ancient collapsed mines. She witnesses a love so dramatic it is as if her best friend has been captured and taken from her. 

The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin

Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin’s simple story uses a unique and distinct language pattern that will help your child relax and fall asleep-at bedtime or naptime. 

Top of the Class (nearly) Tom Gates Liz Pichon

Tom is trying to get voted onto the school council, but as he struggles to get through the day without running into trouble with teachers, bullies, parents or bossy siblings, he’s not exactly top of the class and things aren’t quite going to plan.

 Hooray! It’s a New Royal Baby! Martha Mumford

The Royal Palace is in chaos yet AGAIN, but what on earth could be the cause of all the excitement? Yes, you’ve guessed it – there’s a new baby on the way!

The Shepherd’s Crown Terry Pratchett

As the fairy horde prepares for invasion, Tiffany must summon all the witches to stand with her. To protect the land. Her land. There will be a reckoning…

Puppy Love (Dork Diaries) Rachel Rennee Russel

When the animal shelter that Brandon volunteers at is too full to take a litter of abandoned puppies, Nikki decides to look after them until the shelter has more room. But the dogs are a lot harder work than they look – and messier too! Is Nikki’s plan going to end is a pawfully dorky disaster?!

Girl Online Zoella

Find out what happens to your favourite characters Penny, Noah and Elliot in the stunning sequel to Girl Online, by YouTube superstar Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella. 

The Scarecrow’s Wedding Julia Donaldson

Written in Julia Donaldson’s glorious rhyme and illustrated in glowing colour by Axel Scheffler, THE SCARECROWS’ WEDDING is a fabulous love story, with drama, humour, originality – and a happy ending! 

Little Stars Jacqueline Wilson

Hetty Feather has begun a new chapter in her life story. Escaping from Tanglefield’s Travelling Circus with her dearest friend Diamond, Hetty is determined to find them positions as glamorous music hall artistes. Hetty and Diamond quickly become the Little Stars of Mrs Ruby’s show.

The Person Controller David Baddiel

Fred and Ellie meet the Mystery Man, who sends them a video game controller, which doesn’t look like any other controller they’ve ever seen. And it doesn’t control any of their usual games. When the twins find out what it does control, though, it seems like the answer to all their problems

The Dinosaur that Pooped the Bed Tom Fletcher

Danny and Dinosaur want to watch telly but Mum won’t let them until they’ve tidied their room. So Danny thinks of a plan to make all the mess go away – he gets Dino to eat it all up! But just when they think they can get away with it, there’s a rumble in Dino’s tummy – another Explosive adventure is about to begin! 

The End Charlie Higson

Gathered in the centre of the city, they lie in wait. The survivors have one final epic battle to overcome. Together they must work out a plan of attack and end the grown-ups reign of terror before it’s too late. The end is coming.

Stampy’s lovely book Stampy

You’ll find games and activities, hilarious jokes and exclusive info about Stampy friends. There’s a Stampy cake bake (of course!), a comic strip, silly challenges to try with your friends.