Monday, 2 January 2017

Children’s books that will be released in 2017

The year 2017 has in store several great books for children of different age groups.

You can expect another picture book from Helen Oxenbury and Julia Donaldson, along with Dave Rudden’s second book in the series of fantasy adventure books titled “Knights of the Borrowed Dark.”

Several books are going to be rolled out for mid graders or children aged nine and above. You can choose from Jack Cheng’s “See You in the Cosmos,” a tale of an eleven-year-old who wants to communicate with aliens through an iPod, and Chloe Daykin’s “Fish Boy,” the tale of a lonely boy with a passion for swimming.

Katherine Webber’s “Wing Jones,” a novel dealing with family and identity for children aged 12 and above, is going to hit the shelves in January, along with Lissa Evan’s “Wed Rabbit,” a book about 10-year-old Fidge and Grahame, her spoilt cousin.

Lucy Cousins is going to launch a colorful picture book titled “A Busy Day for Birds” for younger children. Children aged 7 and above can look forward to Erika McGann’s “Cass and the Bubble Street Gang: The Clubhouse Mystery.” And Jane Mitchell’s “A Dangerous Crossing,” a story of a Syrian boy fleeing from his country, will make a great read for children aged 11 and above.

You can also look forward to Judi Curtin’s “Fast Forward” for children aged 8 and above, Meg Grehan’s “The Space Between” for teenagers, and Michael Fewer’s “Naturama Nature Journal” for children who are fond of nature.

The above-mentioned second book in Dave Rudden’s fantasy adventure series “Knights of the Borrowed Dark,” titled “The Forever Court,” will appear in April.

Auggie, a beloved character from the novel “Wonder,” will return in R. J. Palacio’s “We’re All Wonders” in April. More than five million copies of “Wonder” have been sold all over the world. A movie based on “Wonder” is expected to appear in 2017 too, so the book is definitely something to look forward to.

In April, you can also look forward to a new picture book titled “The Giant Jumperee,” written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.

In May, Paula Leyden’s “Keepsake,” a heartwarming story of two children trying to save Storm, their horse, is going to hit the shelves. This book promises to be excellent for children aged 8 and above.

In June, you can read Moira Fowley-Doyle’s “Spellbook of the Lost and Found,” the tale of six teenagers who find a strange book. In August, Robin Stevens’ “The Guggenheim Mystery,” the sequel to the late Siobham Dowd’s “The London Eye Mystery,” will be released.

If you have been reading E. R. Murray’s “Nine Lives,” you must be waiting for the last book in this trilogy. It is scheduled for release in September and readers will finally be able to find out what happens to Eboy Smart, the spirited heroine. 

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