Today I’m excited to share with you the first of two recent parcels of books I’ve received from Walker Books and Andersen Press.  I’ll share the second lot with you next week (they’ve only just arrived) and this lot contains one book I’ve already reviewed (Panorama Pops: The Queen) but here are the books and I hope you like the sound of these because I’m super excited about this month’s books!  A huge thank you to Hannah for getting me these books.  There’s a mix of picture books, middle grade reading for children and a YA book, so let’s start with the picture books and work our way up through the ages!  Descriptions aren’t blurbs but brief ones from an email I received. 🙂

Let’s start with the picture books and these are the paperback books…

June Book Haul Walker Books paperback picture books
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How to be Cooler Than Cool by Sean Taylor & Jean Julien – Cat has found a pair of sunglasses. She thinks they are going to make her look COOL.  She pops on the glasses … confidently struts forwards and falls down the slide. Oh, how UNCOOL. Can Pig or Cockatoo do any better?

Elmer and the Bedtime Story by David McKee – It’s bedtime, and Elmer’s looking after two baby elephants. But how will he get them to sleep? A good walk will do it, Elmer thinks. But as everyone in the jungle wants to tell them their favourite bedtime story.

Ernest the Elephant by Anthony Browne – When Ernest’s curiosity gets the better of him, he leaves the rest of his herd to explore the alluring and dangerous jungle. But he becomes very lost indeed. . Will anyone help Ernest find his way home to his mum?


And now for some hardbacks and one book that’s a pop-up book…

June Book Haul Walker Books hardback picture books
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No, Nancy, No!: A Seaside Adventure by Alice TaitNancy is visiting her cousin Jack at the seaside, when his cheeky pet parrot flies away and she sets off in hot pursuit. With plenty of flaps to open, a fold-out map, and an exciting pop-up pirate ship.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt: My First ShapesUse your finger to trace the lines and discover all the different shapes. From a circle, square and even a heart shape, there are so many shapes to discover with this interactive board book.

Panorama Pops: The Queen by Liz KayQueen Elizabeth II’s reign will reach 70 years in 2022, with celebrations all over the world for her Platinum Jubilee. This beautiful pop-up book is packed with information about the Queen’s stately duties as well as fascinating trivia about her personal life.


And now for some children’s fiction…

June Book Haul Walker Books children's fiction
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Maddy Yip’s Guide to Holidays by Sue CheungMaddy and her best friend Dev are heading to the seaside where the brand new roller coaster is about to open. One problem: Maddy has to bring her annoying little brother Oli and grandad Agung along for the weekend.

The Secret Wild by Alex Evelyn – Fern has spent her whole life in the rainforest, and loves climbing, exploring and talking to the trees. When she suddenly has to move to London, Fern feels entirely uprooted. But then she meets a little plant that can understand her every word …

Legendarium by Jennifer Bell – Arthur, Ren and Cecily are stuck in Legendarium in the year 2493. To save the universe, the friends must enter the deadly Irontide Tournament, where legends are real and one wrong move could cost them their lives…


And now onto the one YA book that’s in this haul…

June Book Haul Walker Books ya fiction
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Rebel Skies by Ann Sei Lin – A beautifully written and pacy teen fantasy adventure, set in a world of flying ships, sky cities and powerful paper spirits. Inspired by Asian cultures and exploring themes of empire, slavery and freedom.


So, what do you think of these books?  Don’t they look and sound interesting.  I’m so excited to get started on these as I’ve been loooking forward to a few of these including Rebel Skies and Legendarium.  Reviews for all of these will be coming soon on the blog with the picture books reviewed first, so do look out for those. 🙂  In the meantime tell me what you’re looking forward to reading next.

What do you think of these books?  Are there any books here that you’d like to read?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂