Last week I received some more lovely books from the wonderful people at Walker Books.  They are so kind to keep sending me books for review (thank you so much if you guys are reading this!) and I can’t wait to get stuck into this month’s bunch.  It’s a mixture of picture books and reading books for kids, up to middle grade age (pre-teen) this time, let me know if any of these interest you (short descriptions included not full blurbs)…

First the picture books:

May book haul 2019 picture books
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The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears by Alistair Chisholm & Jez Tuya – When it’s time for Jamie’s bedtime story, his dad begins to tell an age-old fairy tale about a prince in a faraway land full of dragons, wolves and princesses in distress. But Jamie has other ideas …

Where’s Home, Daddy Bear? by Nicola O’Byrne – Bear and Dad are moving. But as they leave their old home behind and set off on their long drive towards the new, Bear is full of questions… “What if I don’t like it there?” she worries, “And how will I make new friends?”

A Lion is a Lion by Polly Dunbar – All lions are fierce, right? Well, maybe, just maybe, this Lion – so well dressed and polite and charming – isn’t too fierce for you…

Father’s Day by Shirley Hughes – From the fun of waking Dad up in the morning, having a day together at the seaside or even stories with Dad at bedtime, this joyous tale gives readers a snapshot into a child’s day and celebrates the special bond between a father and child.


Now books with more text than pictures, or activity books:

May book haul 2019 reading books
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Where’s Wally? Exciting Expeditions: Search! Play! Create Your Own Stories! by Martin Handford – A terrific, travel-sized Where’s Wally? book full of searches, games and creative activities. Perfect for Wally-Watchers on the go!

Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo – hen Louisiana Elefante’s granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to tell her that the day of reckoning has arrived and they have to leave home immediately, Louisiana isn’t overly worried. After all, Granny has many middle-of-the-night ideas. But this time, things are different.

Malamander by Thomas Taylor – Nobody visits Eerie-on-Sea in the winter. Especially not when darkness falls and the wind howls around Maw Rocks and the wreck of the battleship Leviathan, where even now some swear they have seen the unctuous Malamander creep…

Football school Star Players: 50 Inspiring Stories of True Football Heroes by Alex Bellos & Ben Lyttleton – What made Pele the greatest player of all time? How did Nadia Nadim flee from Afghanistan and end up playing for Manchester City? This collection of fifty biographies brings together the incredible true stories of the game’s greatest legends.

Stick & Fetch Investigate: The Wrong End of the Stick by Philip Ardagh & Elissa Elwick – The return of Sally Stick and her dog (and best friend) Fetch. Together, they’re Stick and Fetch: Detectives. A girl. A dog. A detective agency.


Reviews of all of these books will be coming as soon as I manage to get to reading them 🙂  So keep a look out in the next few weeks.

Whick books do you want to read this month?  Are there any here that you like the look of?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂