Our picks of the best children’s books coming out in Spring 2019

Here’s our selection of top new titles coming out in Spring – January, February, March, April, and May – 2019. These reading recommendations include picture books, early and middle-grade fiction; young adult novels and non-fiction for children aged 5-12.

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Spring 2019 new children’s books – our recommendations

Picture books

Tad by Benji Davies
Cloud Forest by Victoria Turnbull
The Green Giant by Katie Cottle

The Go-Away Bird by Julia Donaldson
Super Sloth by Robert Starling
A Mouse Called Julian by Joe Todd-Stanton

There’s an Alien in Your Book by Tom Fletcher
Grumpycorn by Sarah McIntyre
Captain Sparklebeard by Tim Knapman

Fiction 7-9

Charlie Changes into a Chicken by Sam Copeland
Hotel Flamingo by Alex Milway
Ada Twist and the Perilous Pantaloons by Andrea Beaty

Amelia Fang and the Half-Moon Holiday by Laura Ellen Anderson
We Won an Island by Charlotte Lo
Rory Branagan Detective- The Deadly Dinner Lady by Andrew Clover

Banana Pants! by Emma Wunsch
A Moon Girl Stole My Friend by Rebecca Patterson
Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo) by Swapna Haddow

Fiction 9-12

Lightning Mary by Anthea Simmons
The Last Zoo by Sam Gayton
Kid Normal and the Shadow Machine by Greg James

The Midnight Hour by Benjamin Read
Bad Dad by David Walliams
Bloom by Nicola Skinner

The Boy Who Flew by Fleur Hitchcock
Pog by Pádraig Kenny
The Cosmic Atlas of Alfie Fleet by Martin Howard

12-16 Young Adult Novels

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Noughts and Crosses: Crossfire by Malorie Blackman
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

Proud by Juno Dawson
Wolf-Light by Yaba Badoe
Toffee by Sarah Crossan

Good Boy by Mal Peet
The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie
The Truth About Keeping Secrets by Savannah Brown

Non fiction for children aged 5-12

Paper World: Planet Earth by Ruth Symons
Speak Up! by Laura Coryton
D-Day by Michael Noble

Everest by Alexandra Stewart
Meet the Artist: Peter Blake by Rose Blake
Find Tom in Time by Fatti Burke

The School of Numbers: A Galaxy of Maths by Emily Hawkins
When the Stars Come Out: Exploring the Magic and Mysteries of the Night-time by Nicola Edwards
The Sea by Jill Calder


This page was first published on Mar 02 2019 and last updated on Mar 17, 2019 @ 6:07 pm.

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About Jan Tolkien

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Jan Tolkien is an educational consultant and literacy expert based in North Yorkshire with extensive experience in a wide variety of settings. A teacher with over 30 years as a classroom practitioner, she is also a reviewer of books for children, a copywriter, resource writer and a proofreader.