December 2021: Children's Previews

My final preview of 2021 is, as usual, the smallest of the year. The big seller is sure to be Karen M McManus’ standalone thriller You’ll Be the Death of Me, with the paperback of Dav Pilkey’s Cat Kid Comic Club also likely to perform strongly. I’ve included a small number of Late Additions, which were either announced too late or not submitted in time for my original preview; the most notable here being the tie-in publishing to Netflix’s “Sex Education”.

This gives me space to shout about the books I have loved most this year, which I hope will help booksellers as they plan for the Christ...

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