Date : January 21, 2020
It’s nearly time to put 2019 to bed and get excited about all the new children’s books to look out for in 2020! It’s sure to be a cracker of a year for all things bookish and literary, particularly when it comes to children’s books. From the hilarious hijinks of Anh Do’s fabulous books to the magic and mystery of Morrigan Crow, there’s something on the horizon to get every little bookworm’s heart fluttering. If your family loves childrens books, 2020 is serving up fabulous titles you should be keeping an eye on!
Childrens Books 2020
Claris, the Chicest Mouse in Paris: Bonjour Riveria by Megan Hess
Out on 1st March 2020
If you love Claris, the chicest, prettiest mouse in all of Paris, you’re sure to love this latest offering by Megan Hess. In this glorious adventure, Claris is back with all new fashion-themed fun. She travels to the French Rivera to visit the seaside and meets all new friends! Perfect for lovers of Angelina Ballerina, Claris is full of wit, bravery, and an extraordinary ability to make her dreams come true.
Lightning Strike – E-Boy book 1 by Anh Do
Out on 3rd March 2020
Comedian and artist Anh Do set the Australian literary scene alight when he turned his wit and talent to children’s books – and kids have lapped up every word ever since! In this new series, Anh writes for a slightly older audience, with teenage superheroes, fast-paced plots, and all the sci fi you can poke a light sabre at. There’s strange medical procedures, powerful lightning strikes that transform boys into superheroes, and a whole cast of exciting new teens with powers.
Hollowpox – the Hunt for Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
Book 3 in the Nevermoor series. Out on 28th July 2020
The Nevermoor series has been a revelation and has shifted nicely into the gaping hole left by the mammoth Harry Potter series. With all the magic, mystery, and wit of J K Rowling’s fabulous iconic series, Jessica Townsend has created a stunning, original world that will delight readers of all ages. In this third book of the series, the stakes have never been higher as a strange and frightening illness sweeps through Nevermoor and threatens everyone Morrigan holds dear. Will she be able to control her growing powers and find a cure at the same time? You’ll have to wait until July to find out!
Jane Doe and the Key of All Souls: Jane Doe book 2 by Jeremy Lachlan
Out on 1st February 2020
Fans of the His Dark Materials books or Percy Jackson will adore this series that feels like a crossover between Stranger Things and Indiana Jones. Fourteen years ago, Jane and her father discovered The Manor – a place between worlds, a labyrinth of shifting rooms, booby traps, and secret gateways. It caused earthquakes on their home island of Bluehaven, and made them outcasts. Jane’s father has been imprisoned in the Manor ever since, and it’s up to Jane to rescue him. Full of daring adventure, terrifying monsters, and all the sandstorms a girl could want, these books are fabulous ways to escape.
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