February 2019 Children's Previews

The frankly epic size of my reading pile leaves me in no doubt that February is now a significant month in the children’s publishing calendar, particularly for new and emerging talent. With World Book Day on the horizon I can see this makes sense but, my goodness, it’s competitive out there.

The big news is the return of Angie Thomas whose exceptional début, The Hate U Give, is a bestseller and award-winner both here and in the US. Her second novel, On the Come Up, is my book of the month. A busy month for Teenage and YA books also sees Holly Smale launch her new series, The Valentines, w...

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