Absolutely Mama rounds up the best children’s books for little readers this month…
LIVI AND THE STORY OF THE SAUSAGE ROLL (MAIN IMAGE)
By Keziah Breslin, Erika Nilsson-Humphrey and Siew Gratton
Mothers and authors, Erika and Keziah, who are raising their children to follow a plant-based lifestyle, have written a book called ‘Livi and the story of the sausage roll’. The story follows a girl named Livi and her crew of animal and planet loving children. What makes Livi a bit special? She has vegan superpowers. Livi wants you to know that by eating plants you’ll grow big and strong and you’ll also save a lot of animals and our planet.
CHICKEN LEGS’ ARROYO
By Jenny Lucas
Chicken Legs’ Arroyo is a charming story of bravery, perseverance and the power of friendship during challenging times, to be enjoyed by the whole family. It was written by lawyer-turned-illustrator, Jennifer Lucas, inspired by and in memory of her close friends’ daughter Maisie, who died in September 2020 from a very rare form of childhood cancer. Sales of the book have already raised £5,000 for a Scottish children’s cancer charity which has supported Maisie’s family during their hardest times.
THE COUCH POTATO
By Jory John and Pete Oswald
This is the fourth picture book from the #1 New York Times bestselling creators of The Bad Seed, The Good Egg, and The Cool Bean, Jory John and Pete Oswald. Follow Couch Potato as he finds that balancing screen time and playtime can bet the root to happiness.
ALBERT TALBOT MASTER OF DISGUISE
By Ben Manley and Aurélie Guillerey
Albert goes through his day from getting up, to going to school and finally to bed, facing various challenges. But by imagining himself as powerful heroes he is able to wear each persona and feel brave in adversity, dangerous when powerless, transgressive when bound by the rules.
HUFF & PUFF
THE THREE LITTLE PIGS AND THE BIG BAD BOOK
By Lucy Rowland and Ben Mantle
A wonderfully witty take on a much-loved fairy tale, The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Book celebrates the magic of reading and storytelling, and being kind to others.
By Corrinne Averiss and Kirsti Beautyman
Tess loves her family. But when she has to leave for her first day of school, she wonders: will her family’s love stretch that far? Mum explains that love is like a string – it connects people even when they are far away. But what happens when a string breaks?
BABY YOUNG GIFTED AND BLACK
By Jamila Wilson and Andrea Pippins
Introduce your baby to Black excellence with this board book edition of Young Gifted and Black – with a mirror in the back so your little one can see themselves next to their icons! Bright illustrations accompany positive and simple affirmations to encourage the next generation.
BABY LOVES YOGA
By Isabel Sera and Jennifer Eckford
This pocket-sized ABC board book is designed to teach the youngest of children the basic concepts of yoga! B is for Breathe, C is for Cat pose, and D is for Downward dog!
MR. TICKLE: 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
By Roger Hargreaves
In 1971 Mr Tickle was published, bringing fun, tickles and laughter to children everywhere. Now, 50 years later you can enjoy this special upsized edition of the classic story with a bonus new story about how it all began. The perfect gift for fans of the Mr Men.