Summer 2019 – best new children’s and YA books – our picks
Last updated on by Tom Tolkien
Here’s our selection of top new children’s books coming out in summer 2019 (June, July and August). These reading recommendations include picture books, early and middle-grade fiction; young adult novels and non-fiction for children aged 5-13.
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Summer 2019 new children’s books – our recommendations
New picture books for summer 2019
Where’s Mr Astronaut by Ingela P Arrhenius
That’s Not My Flamingo by Fiona Watt
Look Up! by Nathan Bryon
Oi Duck-billed Platypus! by Kes Gray & Jim Field
Merrylegs by Pam Smy
The Bug Collector by Alex Griffiths
No Longer Alone by Joseph Coelho & Robyn Wilson Owen
The Very Messy Mermaid by Tracey Corderoy & Kate Leake
Tom Tolkien is an experienced teacher and educational consultant who taught for 20 years in primary and secondary schools, including Woodleigh School in North Yorkshire, where he was Head of English and ran a 4000 book prep school library for pupils aged 3-13. He now reviews books for children and teens. Social profiles: Twitter | Linkedin