This month, we’ve got six top recommendations for you to add to your bookshelf – all available to buy now from WHSmith!
Code Name Bananas, By David Walliams
Hardback, £7.49 – buy now
The much-anticipated Code Name Bananas is the latest David Walliams book to hit our shelves. Set during World War Two, the story tells of 11-year-old Eric’s adventures with zookeeper Uncle Sid and Gertrude the gorilla. Featuring seaside escapades, plot twists and of course, Walliams’ famously magical and humorous storytelling, this is the perfect pick-me-up for thrill-seeking adventurers.
The Smeds and the Smoos, by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
Paperback, £3.49 – Buy now
Winner of the coveted Children's Illustrated Book of the Year at the British Book Awards, this colourful collaboration from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man, is truly out of this world. Kids will soar into space with this heart-warming story of alien folk, The Smeds and the Smoos as they overcome their differences to show that love conquers all in this happiest of love stories.
Five Children and It, by Edith Nesbit
£5.39 – Buy now
Adapted into a movie in 2005, this 1902 fantasy adventure set in Kent is the perfect way to introduce children to classic literature. Telling the story of five children (Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother), plus the grumpy sand fairy, ‘It’, this wonderful coming of age tale is sure to have your little ones gripped. This edition comes fun activities and extra educational resources.
My First Heroes: Eco Warriors, By Nila Aye
£5.94 – Buy now
This newly released non-fiction board book will help children to discover all about the environmental heroes who are changing our world for the better. With push, pull and slide scenes, My First Heroes: Eco Warriors will inspire children as they discover all about Greta Thunberg, David Attenborough, Isatou Ceesay and their incredible work. This is the perfect introduction to environmentalism for inquisitive pre-schoolers!
Voyage of the Sparrowhawk, by Natasha Farrant
£6.55 – Buy now
Winner of the Costa 2020 Children's Book Award, Voyage of the Sparrowhawk tells of police chases, storms at sea and unexpected puppies. Set in the aftermath of World War One it follows two orphans as they take their narrowboat across the Channel in search of lost loved ones and a place to call home.
Clap When you Land, by Elizabeth Acevedo
£6.65 – Buy now
The stunning New York Times bestselling novel, Clap When You Land, is a must-buy for teens. Telling the story of two girls with vastly different lives, just when it seems that Camino and Yahaira have lost everything, they find each other. Elizabeth Acevedo writes beautifully about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bonds that shape our lives.