Today I’d like to show you some more of the books that came earlier in July, this time from the wonderfully kind people at Walker Books.  A massive and extra big thank you to Hannah who was able to send me a second set of books after the first went mysteriously missing in the post. 😮 I mentioned more of this on yesterday’s post!

These books are all by Walker and there are a mixture of children’s and teen fiction and all of these titles are already published, so I hope you’ll enjoy taking a look at these as I already have some book reviews of these coming up later in the week! 😀  First let’s start by looking at some of the picture books for children and all the descriptions are brief and from an email I received from Walker Books…

July book haul Walker Books picture books
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My Big Book of Outdoors by Tim HopgoodFrom vibrant springtime flowers to sweet fruits on summer trees, the falling of autumn leaves and snowdrops in winter, this book of four seasons is the perfect introduction to the big outdoors.

Dance with Oti: The Bird Jive by Oti Mabuse & Samara HardyIt’s time for Oti’s dance class! Join Oti in her dance studio and learn “The Bird Jive” in ten easy steps.

Take Off Your Brave: Poems Just for You by Nadim & Yasmeenn IsmailThe poems in this book beautifully capture how a four-year-old sees the world – a world of rainbows, glitter and magical boxes; a world of nursery, hometime and cuddles with Mum.

I Am Angry by Michael Rosen & Robert StarlingThis kitten may look cute and cuddly, but better beware: they’re angry. Really angry.  Jump-up-and-down, roll-on-the-ground kind of angry.


And here are a selection of reading books for older ages.  There’s several I’ve been so keen to read after seeing them advertised for months on twitter!…

July book haul Walker Books reading books
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All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O’Donoghue – “I’ll give up the tarot readings. I’ll apologize to Lily. But Lily doesn’t come to school on Monday. Or Tuesday. It’s not until Wednesday that the police show up.”

Twitch by M. G. Leonard – A convicted robber has broken out of prison and is hiding in Aves Wood. Can Twitch use his talents for bird-spotting in the hunt for the dangerous prisoner, and find the missing loot?

Maria’s Island by Victoria Hislop & Gill Smithhe absorbing story of the Cretan village of Plaka and the tiny, deserted island of Spinalonga – Greece’s former leper colony – is told to us by Maria Petrakis, one of the children in the original version of The Island.

Sports Legends: 50 Inspiring People to Help You Reach the Top of Your Game by Rick Broadbent – Award-winning journalist Rick Broadbent has interviewed some of the greatest sporting legends of our time. In this gripping collection of 50 true stories, he shares the most exciting and jaw-dropping accounts of success, failure, injury and bravery in sport.

Be Resilient: How to Build a Strong Teenage Mind for Tough Times by Nicola Morgan – Some events in life will always be out of our control, whether it’s a global crisis or a traumatic event at home – but Be Resilient shows that the power to cope is in our hands.


Aren’t these books amazing.  I’ve been especially keen on reading Twitch and especially All Our Hidden Gifts for a long time!  Be Resilient also sounds like a book that’s important to read in these difficult times and well, I think I’m very keen to read all of these actually, lol! 😀  As usual book reviews will appear here as soon as possible.  I have a slight backlog of reviews that need to be put out as well as books I need to get read, but rest assured all’s going well for me at the moment reading-wise and I’ll have a review for one of these picture books already next week. 🙂

What do you think of these books?  What books are you interested in reading this August?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂