New Children's Books: January 2018

By Katherine Woodfine | 24 January, 2018

Check out our selection of some of the best new children's and young adult books that have been published this month.

Picture Books

Neon Leon by Jane Clarke and Britta Teckentrup

If I Had a Dinosaur by Gabby Dawnay

The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac by Christopher Corr

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me (25th anniversary edition) by Maya Angelou, Jean-MIchelBasquiat and Sara Jane Boyers

All at Sea: There’s a New Baby in the Family by Faye Hanson
and Gerry Byrne

The Chinese Emperor’s New Clothes by Ying Compestine and David Roberts

We are Family by Patricia Hegarty and Ryan Wheatcroft

Chalk Eagle by Nazil Tahvili


Children's fiction

Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone

Sky Chasers by Emma Carroll

The Ice Garden by Guy Jones

The 1,000 Year Old Boy by Ross Welford

Trouble in New York: The Travels of Ermine by Jennifer Grey and Elisa Paganelli

Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans

My Sweet Orange Tree by Jose Mauro De Vasconcelos, translated by Alison Entrekin


Teen and young adult

I Am Thunder by Muhammad Khan

The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr

The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart

The Fandom by Anna Day

Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

Second Best Friend by Non Pratt

Naondel by Maria Turtschaninoff, translated by Annie Prime



Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women by Louise K Stewart and Eve Lloyd Knight

Women in Sport: Fifty Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win by Rachel Ignotofsky