January 2021: Children's Previews

Happy New Year! Well, 2021 kicks off with jam-packed publishing schedules and a flurry of big débuts. Amari and the Night Brothers by B B Alston is my Book of the Month: one of the most exciting fantasy adventures I’ve read in years, with an unforgettable black girl heroine. Look out too for Lesley Parr’s wartime drama The Valley of Secrets, Amy Raphael’s witching fantasy The Forest of Moon and Sword, Tamzin Merchant’s magical mystery The Hatmakers and Cat Weldon’s Norse-inspired How to Be a Hero.

I wrote last January about a new seasonal focus on mindfulness and mental health in children...

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