Today I’m excited to share with you more books which have come from Walker Books and Andersen Press for various ages all the way from toddlers to teens!  There are a lot of books I’ve recenlty received from both publishers and I’ve been behind with sharing pictures of them so apologies for being so slow to share these with you.  A big thank you to Hannah from Walker Books for sending all of these books which actually came in time for Halloween and I’ve already reviewed one of them here (seeing as it was a Halloweeny title) so I’ll link my review to the book I’m referring to, but the rest are still awaiting reviews which are coming soon on this blog.  So, let’s find out what came in the post last month and these are all short descriptions from a publisher’s email.  Let’s begin with the hardback bigger books…

November book haul Walker Books and Andersen Press hardback picture books
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Leila the Perfect Witch by Flavia Z. DragoLeila Wayward is an extraordinary little witch who excels at everything she does. Her big dream is to win The Magnificent Witchy Cake-Off. But oh no, Leila is a disaster in the kitchen! Can her three magical sisters remind her to have some fun along the way?

I Love You All Year Round by Sam McBratney & Anita Jeram – Big and Little Nutbrown Hare, from the multi-million-selling picture book Guess How Much I Love You, return in these four stories: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Perfect for sharing with your very own Little Nutbrown Hare.

My First Baking Book by David Atherton & Harry Woodgate – From the winner of The Great British Bake Off 2019.  Featuring easy to follow, illustrated step-by-step instructions, this first baking book is jam-packed with everything budding bakers need to take their first steps to baking glory!

Now onto two very different books…

November book haul Walker Books and Andersen Press different shaped books
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My First Elmer Bedtime by David McKee – In this chunky shaped board book, Elmer helps Baby Elephant find his lost teddy just in time for bed. Everybody needs their own special teddy bear at bedtime… have you got yours?

My First Pop-up Endangered Animals by Owen Davey – See how fifteen of the most fascinating animals from all over the world are brought to life in incredible pop-ups, and learn fascinating facts about them too. Perfect for those who love all things zoological.

Now onto some reading books for middle grade readers and one ya book too…

November book haul Walker Books and Andersen Press reading books
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Spark by M. G. Leonard – The brilliant M. G. Leonard is back with the second book in The Twitchers series. With a rare vulture sighted in Briddvale and an animal hunter on the loose, it’s time for The Twitchers to solve their first case!

Festergrimm by Thomas Taylor – When Herbie and Violet’s arch-enemy Sebastian Eels turns up in Eerie-on-Sea, it can only spell bad news. And then they learn the legend of a vast mechanical robot that wrought havoc in the wrong hands…

The First Thing About You by Chaz Hayden – Perfect for fans of John Green, Rainbow Rowell and Adam Silvera. When new-boy Harris meets cute-girl-in-his-class Nory, he is determined to prove he is more than just the kid in the powered wheelchair with spinal muscular atrophy.

And finally for some non-fiction reads for teens…

November book haul Walker Books and Andersen Press non fiction books
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The Hanmoji Handbook by Jason Li, An Xiao Mina, & Jennifer 8. Lee – Learn Chinese with a new twist! This full-colour illustrated handbook introduces and explains Han characters and idioms through the language of emoji. Fun illustrations and engaging descriptions make it entertaining, accessible and educational.

Drawn Across Borders: True Stories of Migration by George Butler – Migration is one of the most pressing issues of our time and, in striking and intimate illustrations, award-winning artist George Butler introduces us to the people behind the headlines. These powerful portraits of migration are a timely reminder of the humanity we all share.


So, what do you think of this bumper set of books?  I actually have yet more Walker Books and Andersen Press titiles to show you soon which have just arrived at my house a few days before writing up this post!  And as you can see I’ve already reviewed Leila the Perfect Witch which was brilliant.  I will be sharing reviews of all of the rest of these sbooks as soon as I can read them although of course it might take a bit of time! (I know, I have too many books!🙈😅)  Let me know what books you’ve recently received or bought. 🙂

Do you like any of the books in this haul?  What are you looking forward to reading this month?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂