May 2021: Children's Previews

The biggest children's books news of the month is likely to be Marcus Rashford’s first foray into the industry. His deal with Macmillan includes You Are a Champion, a motivational non-fiction guide out this month, to be followed by fiction titles. Celebrity children’s books continue to be a thorny issue, but Rashford is keen to use his considerable profile to promote the power of reading, particularly to vulnerable children, through his Marcus Rashford Book Club.

Children’s nature books are a major trend for 2021, and May is full of them. Tim Hopgood’s My Big Book of the Outdoors is a wond...

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