Hello everyone and I hope you all had a lovely Christmas! 🙂  Today I’d like to share with you the second half of the books I received in a bumper book haul from the lovely people at Walker Books.  Because Walker distributes Andersen Press titles, I also received some Andersen Press books for review and in this post we’ll take a look at what I received.  I hope you like these books and will be looking forward to reading some of them and reading my reviews of them. 🙂

First some picture books:

December book haul Andersen Press picture books
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A Fox Called Herbert by Margaret SturtonMeet Herbert: the rabbit who knows he was born to be a fox. But Mummy doesn’t understand: why can’t he just be a good rabbit?  A true celebration of being ourselves and supporting our loved ones.

Elmer’s Birthday by David McKeeThe elephants decide it’s their turn to play a trick on Elmer: all of the animals must pretend to forget his birthday tomorrow! But when the day comes the trick doesn’t quite go according to plan …

Super Sloth by Robert StarlingSuper Sloth isn’t fast. He can’t fly. But he is very, very good at moving slowly and looking like a greenish bit of tree. When Anteater makes off with some prize mangoes, Super Sloth vows to save the day.


And now some reading books, a mix of children’s and teen/young adult:

December book haul Andersen Press reading books
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Hope Jones Saves the World by Josh :acey & Beatriz CastroHope Jones’ New Year’s resolution is to give up plastic, and she’s inspiring others to do the same. When she realises her local supermarket seems to stock more unnecessary plastic than food, she makes it her mission to do something about it.

The Silent Stars Go By by Sally Nicholls – Seventeen-year-old Margot Allan was a respectable vicar’s daughter and madly in love with her fiancé Harry. But when Harry was reported MIA and Margot realised she was pregnant, her family brought her baby up as her younger brother. But now Harry is back and wants answers …

Cane Warriors by Alex Wheatle – The only life Moa has ever known is toiling on the Frontier sugar cane plantation. Then he learns of an uprising, led by the charismatic Tacky. Irresistible, gripping and unforgettable, Cane Warriors follows the true story of Tacky’s War in Jamaica, 1760.

The Bolds Go Wild by Julian Clary & David Roberts – The Bolds are surprised to be visited by Granny Imamu, who encourages the twins to embrace their beastly side at school. Their teacher comes to the Bolds with an unusual problem: her grown-up son Jeffrey is rather hairy, doesn’t much like to talk, and loves to monkey about …


I’ve been so super excited for these books.  I’m especially looking forward to reading Cane Warriors because it’s based on true events, and Elmer’s Birthday and The Bolds Go Wild as next installments to their series, as well as all the others! 😀  As usual reviews of these will appear as soon as possible on this blog and in the meantime tell me what you all got for Christmas or what books you’re looking forward to reading in the new year! 🙂

What do you think of these books?  What books are you looking forward to reading?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂