Children's Books

Our collection for younger readers includes puzzle books, colouring books and Usborne sticker books, as well as more thoughtful titles such as:

Just In  Great Women who Changed the WorldKate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, has created this wildly wonderful and accessible book about women who really changed things for the better; women including  Jane Austen,, Coco Chanel, Frida Kahlo, Marie Curie, Mary Anning, Mary Seacole, Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks and  Anne Frank

Our Songbirds by Matt Sewell. A beautifully illustrated book with interesting and quirky text about our native songbirds.Matt's work was featured on a recent episode of Countryfile, when he showed Ellie how to draw a redwing 

 The Little Hen and the Great War by Jennifer Beck and Robyn Belton is a touching story of friendship and survival set during the First World War.  An abandoned little red hen is found by a young soldier and quickly becomes a symbol of hope.

Once Upon a Time in the North, a new publication by local author, Karen Hirst, tells the story of the Laidly worm, Sir Guy the Seeker and the Men from Lorbottle.  Originally written as plays, Karen has given us a collection of Northumbrian folk tales which will entertain the younger reader.

 Another which sensitively explores the subject of war is:

Flo of the Somme by Hilary Robinson & Martin Impey. This lovely book with its watercolour illustrations pays tribute to the remarkable bravery of the animals that played their part in the war effort during World War 1. 



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