Peters’ recommended reads – June

June 14th, 2018

Our team of librarians at Peters read and review every children’s and young adult book we stock in our showroom, and we’re always on the lookout for the best and most exciting new titles. Here are some of our June favourites, from picture books to teen fiction!


Junior Fiction


Lean, Sarah

The sand dog

£ 6.99

A gentle, well-written story with good characterisation, touching moments and plenty of scope for discussion. A lovely read that could also have uses in English lessons.



Linsteadt, Sylvia V

The wild folk

£ 6.99

Well written but very readable fantasy quest adventure, rich in folklore & with convincing world building & characters. Enchanting stuff to stretch top juniors & set for more.


Teen fiction


Drews, C G

A thousand perfect notes

£ 7.99

The unusual yet powerful plot and strong characterisation keep you hooked from the start. A deep and emotional read that is well written and difficult to put down.



Landy, Derek


£ 14.99

Like putting on an old favourite jumper – comfortable, familiar, no surprises, maybe a little past its best, but still an absolute must! Characters old and new continue to entertain, with no end in sight. A must for followers.


Picture books


Ahlberg, Allan

Baby on board

£ 12.99

Charming illustrations and an unusual, likeable story. Old-fashioned tone may not appeal to all, but it has a pleasing nostalgic feel and good shelf appeal.



Coelho, Joseph

If all the world were…

£ 12.99

Warm and emotional, perfectly captures a young girl’s feelings, and the slightly retro illustrations are filled with life. Lovely multicultural situation book to share and discuss.



Shireen, Nadia

Billy and the beast

£ 6.99

Sparky heroine and a witty, surprising story, with fantastic artwork. Who could ask for more? A great addition.



Fan, Terry

Ocean meets sky

£ 12.99

A beautifully illustrated story that will appeal to its intended audience. Lovely for sharing and discussion.



Hibbs, Gillian

Errol’s garden

£ 5.99

Very simple text but a lovely story with a good message and inclusive illustrations. Nice for discussion.



Collins, Ross

What does an anteater eat?

£ 11.99

A lovely, funny and nicely illustrated book that will have children laughing out loud! Love it!


Non fiction


Carle, Eric

Eric Carle’s book of many things

£ 12.99

All good, useful topics logically arranged. Individual examples are very Carle in content and palette. Beautifully artistic for fans with great shelf appeal, but don’t expect contemporary realism!



Butterfield, Moira

Welcome to our world

£ 12.99

Informative text and appealing dip-in layout, with bright and detailed illustrations. Really nice for low-level topic work or as a leisure browser.

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