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Posted by Tom, October 10, 2018

BookTrust’s Great Books Guide 2018

Reading charity BookTrust have unveiled their 2018 Great Books Guide, featuring 100 of their favourite books for children aged 0-11 from the last year – and we’re delighted to see five Nosy Crow titles featured on the list!

Four titles are featured in the 0-3 category.

Animal ABC, illustrated by Jannie Ho, has been included – Booktrust write:

“Some unusual animal choices complete the alphabet in this funky, modern animal-themed ABC board book: a cute and fun must-read for pre-schoolers starting to learn their letters.”

You can read the full review here – and here’s what to look for in shops:


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Sing Along With Me! Five Little Ducks, illustrated by Yu-hsuan Huang, is featured – Booktrust write:

“This super chunky board book edition has lovely bright illustrations for little ones to enjoy. It also has fabulous pull tabs to explore, revealing the next part of the song – the best one being a little wheel that makes the ducks swim round a pond (and losing one in the process).

Strong production from Nosy Crow books ensures the book is robust and there’s a nifty QR code to listen to a free audio version of the book. There are even instructions on how to use the QR code, too – a thoughtful touch from the publisher.”

You can read the full review here – and here’s what to look for in shops:


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Hello Zoo, illustrated by Nicola Slater, has been included – Booktrust write:

“The lovely illustrations here have lots of little details to enjoy, and the fold-out flaps have spyholes so you can guess the scene before it is revealed. The final spread also has a fun scene with a squashy bouncy castle to touch.”

You can read the full review here – and here’s what to look for in shops:


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And Look, There’s a Helicopter, illustrated by Esther Aarts, has been included – Booktrust write:

“Fans of helicopters will love this rhyming board book with holes integrated in each image that lead to a discovery on the next page.

The illustrations are bursting with colour and life, and are filled with details for young readers to explore. An entertaining addition to any bookshelf.”

You can read the full review here – and here’s what to look for in shops:


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And The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day, by Christopher Edge, has been featured in the 10-11 category! Booktrust write:

“Maisie is no ordinary 10-year-old: she passed her maths GCSE at age six and is now studying for a degree. Yet on her birthday, she finds that her family have disappeared and her house is being consumed by darkness.

A brilliant introduction to physics wrapped inside a great story.”

Here’s a look inside the book:

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