Exciting new year reads for little bookworms!
Waterstones have some fantastic new books coming out in 2022, guaranteed to get little ones of all ages fired up about reading. We've rounded up our top picks for storytime, available now or for pre-order.
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Skandar and the Unicorn Thief
By A.F. Steadman, £12,99
Fans of Harry Potter will adore this action-packed fantasy adventure filled with magic, heroes, battles and of course unicorns. It's the very first book in an exciting new series - young teen Skandar seeks to soar as a unicorn rider, but must face down a dangerous enemy.
Marcus Rashford - Little People, BIG DREAMS
By Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, £9.99
This engaging hardback celebrates contemporary hero Marcus Rashford and is part of the ever-popular Little People, BIG DREAMS series. With quirky illustrations, it chronicles his rise to football fame and passionate campaigning against child hunger, making it a perfect addition to the storytime rotation for little goal-getters.
By Tamzin Merchant, £7.99
An adventure story with a heritage of making. This book follows young Cordelia. Her family have been magical milliners for generations, using their rare powers to create special accessories. When her father's ship disappears and an age-old makers rivalry resurfaces, Cordelia goes looking for answers.
By Angeline Boulley, £8.99
Eighteen-year-old Native American teen Daunis gets embroilled in an FBI operation to root out corruption in her own community. She must grapple with her identity and seek inner strength as the deathcount on her doorstep grows. This is a gripping new thriller for young adult readers.
Leonora Bolt: Secret Inventor
By Lucy Brandt, £6.99
A whimsical illustrated tale with a wacky cast of characters. Orphan inventor Leonora lives on a remote island. When a new friend arrives revealing who's been stealing her best ideas, Leonora sets off on a wild adventure to put things right - with an otter pal and singing captain in tow!