April 2020 Children's Previews

My first preview of the new year sees us well into the busy spring period, with a satisfying mix of established names and new talent. Michelle Paver makes her eagerly awaited return with Viper’s Daughter; Anthony Horowitz’s Nightshade sees Alex Rider on his 13th mission; and Robert Muchamore gives Robin Hood a 21st-century makeover in teen thriller Hacking, Heists and Flaming Arrows. In picture books, Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks offer a cheery glimpse of summer in What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside. 

The most original book you’ll read in April is Nicola Skinner’s Storm, as distinct...

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