Today I’d like to share with you another set of books which have just arrived from the wonderful people at the publisher Walker Books which also includes an Andersen Press title as Walker help to distribute their books. 🙂  Today’s haul is mainly picture books with one reading book for children and another for teens.  I’m especially keen for the teen book as the cover just looks like a beautiful colouring book! 😍 Let’s take a look (descriptions aren’t blurbs but short descriptions from the publisher’s email)…

August book haul Walker Books picture books
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The Vikings: Raiders, Traders and Adventurers by Marcia Williams – Meet legendary warriors, daring explorers and clever kings in this colourful introduction to the Vikings. Told in comic-strip style and packed with jokes and facts, this is the perfect guide to the Viking world.

Making Friends: A Book About First Friendships by Amanda McCardie & Colleen Larmour – Friendships are precious, but they can also be tricky to navigate – especially when you’re little. In this charming and supremely sensitive book, we meet Sukie and Joe: two children making friends for the first time.

Ride the Wind by Nicola Davies & Salvatore Rubinno – Javier has a secret. On one of his father’s fishing trips, he finds an albatross caught on the hooks – alive, if only barely. Against his father’s orders, Javier smuggles the bird to safety and begins nursing it back to health. How will she find her way home?

Ten Delicious Teachers by Ross Montgomery & Sarah Warburton – Ten very foolish teachers have missed the last bus home. But LOOK – a shortcut through the forest! Off they skip, unaware that in the woods a hungry horde of mischievous and hilariously goofy monsters is waiting…


This is a middle grade (older children’s/pre-teen) fiction:

August book haul Walker Books close up of middle grade book
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Maddy yip’s Guide to Life by Sue Cheung – Maddy Yip is perfectly happy in life, until she realises that everyone she knows has a talent – except for her! Maddy is determined to change that, with the help of her brothers, bewildered grandad and her best friend Dev.

And this is the teen book which I can’t help but love the cover of as I love colouring books that look like this!😍 (just look at that detail!)…

August book haul Walker Books close up of ya
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Oddity by Eli Brown – The daughter of a murdered physician vows to protect the magical Oddity he left behind – if only she knew what it was – in an alternate nineteenth century in which the United States is at war with Napoleon’s France.


Don’t these look and sound so interesting!  I love the look of all of these books and can’t wait to get started on reading them. 🙂  As always reviews will be appearing on here as soon as I can get them done which has been a bit of a challenge the last few weeks/months.  Now I do know that I’ve had quite a few books delivered but haven’t managed to completely read them all yet.  It’s been a difficult year for me and I will post more about my tbr pile and how I’m now tackling it as we’re now heading towards autumn.  In the meantime let me know what you are reading or looking forward to reading in the next month or the rest of 2021! 🙂

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