It’s an extra special book haul from Walker Books this month, or at least I’m making it extra special, because this month is my birthday month (in fact later this week! 😮 ).  I’ve received a bumper lot of books from Walker Books this month, in time for Christmas.  Thank you to everyone at the publisher, you guys are always amazing!

I hope you’re all looking forward to some of these amazing books, there’s definitely a couple I’m really extra excited for this month.  As always, descriptions are short and come from an email I got prior to them being sent.   Let’s start with the picture books:

(NOTE: the first book isn’t meant to be in the picture books section, and should have been in the photo below it which is middle grade/childrens reading, but I was so excited about all these books that I didn’t think when taking the photo😂!)

November Walker book haul picture books
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A World of Plants by James Brown & Martin JenkinsCovering over twenty-five topics, learn all about the different types of plants; explore the world of trees; discover how plants have evolved and continue to survive in extreme environments and most importantly, how crucial they are to our life on Planet Earth.

The Shortest Day by Susan Cooper & Carson EllisAs the sun set on the shortest day of the year, early people would gather to prepare for the long night ahead. They built fires and lit candles. They played music, bringing their own light to the darkness, while wondering if the sun would ever rise again…

Shh! A Chris Haughton Boxed Set by Chris HaughtonIn these three stories, join a lost Little Owl trying to find his way home, George the dog and his attempts to be good, and a band of adventurers sneaking up on a tropical bird.

All Around Me: A First Book of Childhood by Shirley HughesKaty and her little brother Olly are having a wonderful time learning about the world around them. From counting in the park with Grandpa to waiting to cross the road with Mum, there are so many first things to discover on their childhood adventures.


And these are books aimed at older children (middle grade):

November Walker book haul childrens books
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Nevertell by Katharine Orton – Born in a Soviet prison camp, Lina has never seen the world outside until the night she escapes with her best friend, Bogdan. As the pair journey across a snowy wilderness, they will need every ounce of courage – and a whisper of magic – if they are to survive…

Football School: The Incredible Joke Book by Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton & Spike GerrellWhat’s a striker’s favourite magic routine? A hat trick! Why was the peacock sent off? It was a professional fowl. Get ready to laugh your football socks off with this side-splitting joke book from the creators of the  Football School series.


And finally these amazing YA (teen) books, and one I’m particularly looking forward to!:

November Walker book haul ya books
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The Shadowhunters Slipcase by Cassandra Clare – Delve into the world of the Shadowhunters and follow the adventures of Magnus Bane, Simon Lewis and Jem Carstairs in these companion titles to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series.

The Toll by Neal ShustermanIt’s been three years since Rowan and Citra disappeared; since Scythe Goddard came into power; since the Thunderhead closed itself off to everyone but Grayson Tolliver. In this pulse-pounding finale constitutions are tested and old friends are brought back from the dead.


I’m super excited for The Toll this month as I’ve been eagerly awaiting the ending of the trilogy ever since I read it last year (review for book 2 Thunderhead still to come on Sunday).  To be honest I’m excited about so many of these books, but I can’t help but also love the cover of Nevertell which just makes me want to read it right away!  All these books will appear with their reviews in the coming weeks (although I admit I don’t know if I’ll be able to complete all my outstanding reviews before Christmas 😮 !  I’ll certainly try though!).  I hope you’ll enjoy my reviews when I get to them and in the meantime let me know what you’re reading! 😀

Which books are you excited to get reading in November?  Are there any books that you’re looking forward to getting before or for Christmas?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂