Today I’m excited to share this massive book haul from the very lovely people at publisher Walker Books. I haven’t received any books from Walker from a while due to lockdown and everything that’s been happening this year, but I’ve finally been lucky enough to get the chance to read and review more books from them and I’m so excited! 😀 There are so many books in this haul that this will be a longer post than usual. All of these books are pulished by Walker Books with one picture book from Andersen Press 🙂 Let’s take a look at all these amazing books! (All the descriptions are short ones from the publisher’s email to me)
Let’s start with some large hardbacks:
My First Cook Book by David Atherton & Rebecca Stubbs – From the winner of The Great British Bake Off 2019 comes a classic collection of imaginative, fun and healthy recipes that will inspire readers to tie their aprons and get going on their first food adventure!
Where’s Wally? Spooky Spotlight Search by Martin Handford – The spotlight search is back! Use the paper spotlight-searcher as a magic torch to illuminate the six spooky scenes in this book. With bonus games on every page!
Honey for You, Honey for Me by Michael Rosen & Chris Riddell – Flying pigs, wobbling plates of jelly and a giant with a terrible fear of mice: welcome to the topsy-turvy world of nursery rhymes, brought to you by Children’s Laureates Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell.
Now for two picture books in paperback:
Clem and Crab by Fiona Lumbers – While treasure hunting on the beach, Clem stumbles across Crab, his claw stuck in a plastic bag. Crab will be much safer and happier with Clem, but doesn’t he belong on the beach?
Handa’s Noisy Night by Eileen Browne – When Handa has a sleepover with her friend Akeyo, she is excited but also nervous. A warm, funny story about night-time fears with a cast of nocturnal animals and a Kenyan setting.
Now for some poems and puzzles:
Where’s Wally? Paper Pandemonium by Martin Handford – A terrific, travel-sized Where’s Wally? book packed full of paper-folding activities, games and searches to get your brain in gear for adventure!
Football School The Ultimate Puzzle Book by Alex Bellos & Ben Lyttleton – A football-themed puzzle book that will keep kids busy for hours with over 100 brain-teasers, word searches, riddles, maths puzzles and logic games.
On the Move: Poems About Migration by Michael Rosen & Quentin Blake – Former Children’s Laureates Michael Rosen and Sir Quentin Blake join forces for a personal and uniquely affecting collection of poems about migration
Here are some great non-fiction books:
100 Adventures to Have Before You Grow Up by Anna McNuff & Clair Rossiter – Discover a life outdoors with this fun and exuberant guide, packed with 100 different big and small adventures.
Nikki Lilly’s Come on Life by Nikki Lilly – Be inspired and pick up practical tips on how to live your best life in this empowering debut by celebrated teen vlogger Nikki Lilly. An essential handbook for all teens navigating modern life.
Be Amazing!: An Inspiring Guide to Being Your Own Champion by Chris Hoy – In this inspiring and confidence-boosting guide, the cyclist Sir Chris Hoy, six-time Olympic Champion, shows kids that with the right mindset, they have the power to do something extraordinary.
And finally some fiction books for children and teens:
Zombierella: Fairy Tales Gone Bad by Joseph Coelho & Freya Hartas – A yellow moon hangs in the sky the night Cinderella slips at the top of the stairs … and dies. But not for long. The Shadow of Death breathes life back into her bones and, for three nights only, Cinderella becomes ZOMBIERELLA.
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman – Caden Bosch is on a ship that’s headed for the deepest point on Earth. But Caden Bosch is also a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behaviour. A powerful, captivating and deeply personal novel about mental illness.
The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker by Lauren James – When Harriet Stoker dies falling from a balcony in a long-abandoned building, she discovers a world of ghosts with magical powers. She becomes willing to do anything to unleash her own power, even if it means destroying everyone around her.
There’s so many books here I feel giddy with excitement. In just over a month it’ll also be my birthday so I feel like it’s a bit of a birthday gift from the publisher! lol 😀 I can’t wait to start reading these and will, as always, put my reviews here on this blog as soon as I can. Let me know if any of these books interest you?
What do you think of this bumper book haul? What books are you looking forward to reading? Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂