New Children's Books: July 2017

By Katherine Woodfine | 26 July, 2017

July is a quieter month for children's publishing, but there's still plenty of new books to keep young readers entertained during the summer holidays. Here are a few of our favourites:

Picture Books and Baby Books

Peep Inside A Fairy: Tale Sleeping Beauty by Anna Milbourne, illustrated by Karl James Mountford

That's Not My Unicorn by Fiona Watt, illustrated by Rachel Wells (the 50th book in the That's Not My... series!)

There Is No Dragon In This Story by Lou Carter, illustrated by Deborah Allwright

The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat by Julia Donaldson illustrated by Charlotte Voake

Charlie the Choo-Choo: From the world of The Dark Tower by Beryl Evans (aka Stephen King) illustrated by Ned Dameron

The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth by Ellie Hattie, illustrated by Karl James Mountford

I like Bees, I don't like Honey! by Fiona Lumbers and Sam Bishop

Have You Seen My Giraffe? by Michelle Robinson, illustrated by Claire Powell

Danny McGee Drinks the Sea by Andy Stanton illustrated by Neal Layton

Troll Stroll by Elli Woollard illustrated by David Barrow


Children's fiction

The Bolds on Holiday by Julian Clary and David Roberts

Go Mo Go: Monster Mountain Chase! by Mo Farah and Kes Gray

Dragon Rider: The Griffin's Feather by Cornelia Funke

The Matilda Effect by Ellie Irving and illustrated by Matthew Jones

Kid Normal by Greg James & Chris Smith

New editions of The Hodgeheg and The Sheep-pig by Dick King-Smith

Welcome to Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird

The Adventures of Dog Man by Dav Pilkey



Travels with my Sketchbook by Chris Riddell

Sticker Dolly Dressing Horse Show by Lucy Bowman and Jessica Secheret

Young Adult Fiction

Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy

No Filter by Orlagh Collins

The Ones That Disappeared by Zana Fraillon

The Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid

Dare to Fall by Estelle Maskame

Nemesis by Brendan Reichs

Songs About Us by Chris Russell