This morning, while working, I was distracted by a squirrel tapping on pumpkins ripening on our garden bench. He left these, thankfully, before attacking my acer. What an autumn scene. I wonder if your garden is gathering leaves, squirrels, spiders’ webs, and other signs of the changing season. It’s all change in the world of children’s books. Exciting new titles are hitting the bookshelves. We’re reading ahead and choosing the best of what is out there. As ever, we do not go with the flow, but endeavour to find and sell quality children’s books that enable your children to build and sustain a real reading habit.

Recent treasures include:

Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen, which brings my devotion to this magnificent, award- winning Canadian author to a temporary standstill, for we’ve now read and selected every one of her great YA titles;

Come All You Little Persons, a sumptuously inviting, inclusive poem welcoming children from all over the world, by John Agard, gorgeously illustrated by Briony May Smith;

The White Fox by Jackie Morris, a mouthwatering, tear blistering, dyslexia friendly picture book by an author we are delighted to welcome to our shelves;

Stardust by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Jessica Courtney-Tickle, in which Grandad explains the truths and order of the universe and families, to a little sister, longing for recognition;

Little Mouse’s BIG SECRET by Eric Battut, is a super baby book to inspire participation, observation and early reading behaviour;

The Boy on the Porch by multi award- winning author Sharon Creech, is a tender, tear-jerking, beautiful tale of belonging, love and family.

Free postage and packing on Mr Bookwagon’s birthday, Sunday 10th September

The Bookwagon team celebrates Mr Bookwagon’s birthday on Sunday, 10th September by offering all our lovely customers, free postage and packing on all orders throughout this momentous day.

 New search tags for books that are dyslexia-friendly or with diversity themes

A number of our customers have asked us to identify books with themes of diversity or are specifically dyslexia-friendly.  You may now search for such titles by clicking on ‘diversity’ or ‘dyslexia-friendly’ in the tag cloud on the home page.

Newly available in paperback

Paperback editions of favourite Bookwagon titles, that we have loved since they emerged first, in hardback, are now available. They include:-

Mango and Bambang: Tiny Tapir Trouble

Raymie Nightingale

An award winning competition Finally, and most excitingly, to celebrate the new season and the growth of Bookwagon, we invite you to participate in our first competition! To be in for a chance to win a selection from this year’s award winning children’s books, namely:

    ‘A Poem for Every Night of the Year’– edited by Allie Esiri (Pan Macmillan) – Independent Bookshop Week Children’s Book of the Year;

‘The Reluctant Journal of Henry K.Larsen’ by Susin Nielsen (Andersen Press) – UKLA Book of the Year 12- 16 year category, 2017;

‘Mrs Mole, I’m Home’ by Jarvis (Walker Books) – V&A Best Illustrated Book, 2017;

‘A Child of Books’ by Sam Winston and Oliver Jeffers (Walker Books) – Bologna Ragazzi Fiction Award, 2017;

The Girl Who Drank the Moon’ by Kelly Barnhill (Piccadilly Press) – Newbery Medal, 2017

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