April 2021: Children's Previews

As I write this, The Bookseller is reporting on “submissions fatigue” due to the backlog of titles impacted by the pandemic. I keep resolving not to comment on the size of my previews, but the volume of new titles publishing really is unprecedented. My April preview comes in at around 160 titles, putting it on a par with October; it’s 60 books more than I featured in April 2020. Bear in mind, this is by no means everything that will be published.

It is, however, one of those high-calibre months where any one of my Editor’s Choices would be a worthy Book of the Month. I’ve gone for the shee...

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