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The Waterstones Round Up: February's Best Children's Books

Posted on 9th January 2023 by Mark Skinner

Some of the finest children's authors currently writing have books publishing this month, from Natasha Farrant to Elle McNicoll and from Tahereh Mafi to Harriet Muncaster. Across all areas and age ranges there are plenty of fantastic titles to keep junior bookworms occupied this February.   

 

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One of the most accomplished children's writers around triumphs again with this engrossing and empowering story of fighting for what you believe in, as a group of children set out to save the incredible titular house from demolition.
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Expertly combining the gothic eccentricity of Lemony Snicket with the murder mystery chops of Robin Stevens, Lincoln's page-turning debut centres on a spate of slayings in a very unusual family home and the diminutive detective determined to crack the case.

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A rip-roaring fantasy novel about a boy who wakes with no memory in an enchanted elf world, Leeds' captivating debut is packed with magical incident and unforgettable characters.
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Magic, friendship and sticky situations aplenty, as the adventures of Ramya Knox continue in this delightful sequel to Like a Charm from the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2021 winner.
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The bestselling author of The 1,000 Year Old Boy delivers an enthralling time-hopping adventure set both in the present day and the year 2425, as a pair of children are sucked into the future when their revolutionary tablet computer malfunctions.
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The magical adventures of Rainbow Grey continue in the third instalment of Lara Ellen Anderson’s charming series, as she is faced with the ultimate challenge to save the world from the most evil villain of them all: Tornadia Twist.

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A thrilling story of otherness, wild magic and the power of nature, this gorgeously constructed fable from the author of Tiger Heart sees a girl with a mysterious bond with animals seek to rescue the villagers who treat her with such suspicion.
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Respected gentleman sleuth Montgomery Bonbon (who bears an uncanny resemblance to a ten-year-old girl) must use all of their detection skills to solve a fiendish crime at the Hornville Museum in the opening instalment of a madcap new series from the rising comedian and podcaster.
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The comedian and presenter of The Last Leg delivers the second side-splitting and thrilling mystery in his Rockstar Detectives series, as foul play blights the set of Charley's big screen debut.
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Flanagan's beautifully realised fantasy series kicks off in style with the story of Rowan, who discovers wolves, witches and dragons as she comes to terms with becoming a wildsmith.
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The side-splitting sequel to former Waterstones Children's Book of the Month The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh finds child comedian Billy's act go viral as a mentor with shady motives takes him under his wing.
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A beautifully constructed story about memory, family and the bond of friendship from the author of The Secret of Haven Point, The Stickleback Catchers centres on Mimi and the magical stone she finds which might just bring her grandmother back to her.
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The author of the acclaimed picture book Nen and the Lonely Fisherman delivers a heartwarming and inclusive story for older readers about a boy who struggles to assert his identity and sexuality in the face of opposition from school bullies and his own father.
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Prepare to experience a magical world full of courageous heroes and warrior unicorns in the first instalment of Steadman's exhilarating series, as young Skandar takes to the skies to battle a deadly enemy.
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From the author of the bestselling The Last Bear comes another engrossing tale that blends ecological awareness with deftly plotted adventure, as lonely Rio mounts a desperate search for the whale that has enliven his forced stay in California.
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Derek Landy delivers the deliciously spine-tingling conclusion to the second cycle of his hugely popular series, in which Skulduggery must turn enemies into allies as things go dreadfully and epically awry.
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A barnstorming mix of wire-taut crime thriller and penetrating social comment, Brooks' explosive YA novel finds three students at a brutally strict prep school investigated for the murder of the institution's principal.
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The bestselling YA titan delivers a spellbinding sequel to This Woven Kingdom, as Alizeh and Kamran’s story continues in another unputdownable tale of destiny, danger and vengeance.
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Wonderfully evocative of first love and endless summers, the sequel to Stamper's beloved Golden Boys finds the four friends facing college life miles apart from each other.
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From the author of The Girls I've Been comes a brilliantly constructed slow-burn queer romance about two girls who are definitely not friends but can't avoid the urge to smooch.
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Tackling the legacy of colonialism and the strife of generational discord in the form of a perfectly chilling queer ghost story, this unputdownable debut finds feisty Jade at the mercy of a haunted house in Vietnam.
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The chilling figure of the Housekeeper returns in the enthralling conclusion to O'Donoghue's tarot-inspired dark fantasy series, All Our Hidden Gifts.
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The breathtaking debut from an exciting new voice in Young Adult thrillers, A Game of Life or Death finds Asha drawn into a dangerous world of virtual reality and corporate greed as she investigates her sister's mysterious demise.
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Perfect reading for fans of Holly Jackson and Karen M. McManus, James-Mackey's electrifying debut sees Nia and her little sister trapped inside an abandoned prison at the mercy of unseen forces.
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Something sinister is stirring in the depths of the ocean in Conors' riveting debut as Lily moves into the claustrophobic confines of a deep-sea mining rig and research station.
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Intensely powerful and compelling, Mohamud's searing debut focuses on a teenage Muslim girl who must learn to stand up for herself and her family when her friend is murdered.
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The peerless Jacqueline Wilson returns with a deftly handled and emotionally engaging story of teen pregnancy and unexpected friendship set at the dawn of the 1960s.
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Heartrending and written with great sensitivity and compassion, this story of friendship, secrets and dyslexia is another mature and gripping novel from the author of the acclaimed Me Mam. Me Dad. Me.
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Adorned with beautiful illustrations from Hannah George, this adorable picture book from the queen of tidying tells a warmhearted story of three brothers getting used to their new home.
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Blending enchanting adventure with an optimistic message of ecological awareness, Dawnay and van der Goor's beautifully presented picture book revolves around a girl who finds an entrance to magical land rich in nature.
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Exquisitely illustrated in a lithographic style and relating an important message of finding friendship and embracing difference, McClaren's delightful tale centres on a diminutive - and distinctly unmagical - unicorn.
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Abounding in footwear-related puns, Lacey's joyful and hilarious picture book romp follows an energetic young trainer who refuses to toe the line - until his enthusiasm starts to negatively impact his friends.
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From the team behind the bestselling The Lion Inside comes a hilarious and heartwarming rhyming story about a gecko with a love of the limelight who learns that kindness is more important than fame.
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A heartwarming story all about celebrating difference and diversity, Tregoning and Murphy's picture book focuses on a world where the only colour allowed is blue - and a little boy who secretly loves yellow.
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From the creators of I'm Sticking With You comes another delightfully funny tale of friendship, as Bear and Squirrel come together to host a cracking party.
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Delicious frangipane tarts are going missing and all the evidence leads in one direction in this charming rhyming picture book from 'Draw With' Rob Biddulph that teaches young readers not to jump to conclusions.
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Destined to become a Mother's Day classic like Anthony Browne's My Mum and I Love My Mummy by Giles Andreae, Philip and Lo's delightful picture book pays tribute to a diverse array of mums through rhyming text and beautiful illustrations.
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The wildly popular rhyming series continues with an Easter special set in Fairytale Land, as Danny and Dino make an enemy of a magical cave's owner whilst on a hunt for chocolatey treats.
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The mighty mum that is Chilli is justly celebrated in this adorable addition to the Bluey series, perfect for Mother's Day.
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From the creators of Don't Wake Dad! comes another anarchic picture book romp as mum's little bunnies try and make her a scrumptious breakfast without disturbing her slumber.
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Celebrate mums everywhere with Peppa and George, courtesy of this fun-filled sticker book which both children and their parents will love.
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Lift the flaps to find Granny Pig's chickens in this colourful board book full of Easter fun with Peppa and George.
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Nobody loves playing at Easter quite like Peter Rabbit and his friends, and in this gorgeously illustrated board book with a pop-up surprise Mopsy goes on a charming spring adventure in the woods.
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A delightful story of finding that missing something that makes us whole, Stephens' debut picture book follows the determined Sunny as she sets off in pursuit of the final piece of an epic jigsaw puzzle.
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Perfect for little ones enjoying their first Easter, this delightful instalment of the beloved Felt Flaps series of board books features adorable springtime baby animals.
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A magical board book instalment in the bestselling night-time series sees two little dragons on a last-minute mission before bed in a story that is a must for fans, ideal reading for siblings and perfect for twins.
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Spookily funny, this first instalment in a rip-roaring new series sees werewolf Bram arrive at the titular institution, determined to find his inner badness and become the villain of his dreams.

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In pursuit of a pair of magical roller skates, Mirabelle embarks on a series of hilariously misguided moneymaking schemes in this enchanting instalment of Muncaster's bestselling series.
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A magical racing-car game sends adventurous Kyan into multiple worlds and a flurry of escapades in the first book in this exciting series for younger readers.
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Andy and Terry take a break from compulsively adding more levels to their incredible treehouse in order to share thirteen side-splittingly silly stories that readers will never have seen before.
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