We’re delighted that four Nosy Crow books are included in the 2021 BookTrust Great Books Guide! This printed guide of the BookTrust’s 100 favourite books from the previous year will be posted to all primary schools in England and Wales – and is also available to read on the BookTrust website, here.
The four books included in this year’s guide are Meekoo and the Little Nursery, by Camilla Reid and Nicola Slater; Octopus Shocktopus, by Peter Bently and Steven Lenton; The Boy Who Met a Whale by Nizrana Farook; and My Life as a Cat, by Carlie Sorosiak.
Meekoo and the Little Nursery is a charming interactive board book, perfect for little ones already at nursery or about to start. With gorgeous artwork by Nicola Slater, and five fun sound buttons to press, this is a wonderful, fun, and reassuring addition to any toddler bookshelf.
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From award-winning and bestselling picture book creators Steven Lenton and Peter Bently, this is a brilliantly bonkers story about an octopus who lives on the roof. Warm and witty, with zingy artwork and fun rhyming text that children will love to join in with!
From the author of The Girl Who Stole an Elephant, this is a thrilling adventure set in a fictional Sri Lanka, jam-packed with peril, kidnap, and a huge blue whale – perfect for 9-12-year-old readers.
My Life as a Cat is a wise, funny and moving story about what it means to find a family, from the bestselling author of I, Cosmo, Carlie Sorosiak. With a wonderfully unique hero and an incredible voice, this is perfect for 9-12-year-olds and fans of Rebecca Stead and Kate DiCamillo.
Congratulations to all our authors and illustrators included in the guide!