Our picks of the best children’s books coming out in Spring 2020

Here’s our selection of top new titles coming out in Spring – January, February, March, April, and May 2020. 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 2020 new children’s books – our recommendations

New picture books for spring 2020

That’s Not My Sloth by Fiona Watt
What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks
Mrs Noah’s Garden by Jackie Morris and James Mayhew

Never Show a T-Rex a Book by Rashmi Sirdeshpande and Diane Ewen
The Stone Giant by Anna Höglund
Wild Wolf by Fiona French

Numenia and the Hurricane by Fiona Halliday
You Can’t Call an Elephant in an Emergency by Patricia Cleveland-Peck and David Tazzyman
How to Put an Octopus to Bed by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Viviane Schwarz

New fiction 5-7 for spring 2020

Clever Cakes by Michael Rosen and Ashley King
Isadora Moon Goes on Holiday by Harriet Muncaster
Fidget the Wonder Dog by Patricia Forde and Rachael Saunders

New fiction 7-9 for spring 2020

Hope Jones Saves the World by Josh Lacey and Beatriz Castro
Milton the Megastar by Emma Read
Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts

Anisha, Accidental Detective by Serena Patel and Emma McCann
The Vigilante Tooth-Fairy by BB Taylor and James Shaw
What Stars Are Made Of by Sarah Allen

Lena, the Sea and Me by Maria Parr
Monster Doctor by John Kelly
Attack of the Heebie Jeebies by Tom Percival

New fiction 9-12 for spring 2020

Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray and Manuel Sumberac
The Strangeworlds Travel Agency by LD Lapinski
Mic Drop by Sharna Jackson

The Highland Falcon Thief by MG Leonard, Sam Sedgman and Elisa Paganelli
The Magic of Mums by Justin Coe and Steve Wells
Talking to the Moon by SE Durrant

Viper’s Daughter by Michelle Paver
I Lost My Talk by Rita Joe and Pauline Young
A Sprinkle of Sorcery by Michelle Harrison

New 12-16 young adult novels for spring 2020

The Crossover: The Graphic Novel by Kwame Alexander and Dawud Anyabwile
Rebel with a Cupcake by Anna Mainwaring
The Last Paper Crane by Kerry Drewery and Natsko Seki

And the Stars Were Burning Brightly by Danielle Jawando
The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper
The Austen Girls by Lucy Worsley

The Loop by Ben Oliver
Havenfall by Sara Holland
Wonderland by Juno Dawson

New nonfiction children’s books for spring 2020

Hoot and Howl across the Desert: Life in the world’s driest deserts by Vassiliki Tzomaka
Ancient Games by Iris Volant and Avalon Nuovo
Music: A Fold-Out Graphic History by Nicholas O’Neill, Susan Hayes and Ruby Taylor

Slow Down by Rachel Williams and Freya Hartas
Darwin’s Rival: Alfred Russel Wallace and the Search for Evolution by Christiane Dorion and Harry Tennant
Who Do You Think You Are?: 20 psychology tests to explore your growing mind by Alice Harman and Blok Magnaye

What a Masterpiece! by Guasco Riccardo
The Great Big Brain Book by Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith
Grow by Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton

This page was first published on Feb 07 2020 and last updated on Dec 26, 2020 @ 7:00 am.

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About Tom Tolkien

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Tom Tolkien is a highly qualified (BA Hons, PGCE, QTS) children's literature expert and teacher with over 25 years of experience. He has led inset courses, developed curriculum materials, spoken at conferences, advised on longlisting for several international children's literature literature awards and written for educational publishers including contributing to a BETT award-nominated app. Social profiles: Twitter | Linkedin