Bright Books for Summer 2020!
last updated 01 July 2020
The summer months are in full swing and along with the sunshine comes lots of dazzling new titles from Bright authors and illustrators. Here’s what is publishing in the UK this season.
We’ve giggles galore with silly adventure story, Never Show a T-Rex a Book illustrated by Diane Ewen and a heartwarming tale of first friendships in My School Unicorn, artwork by Tom Knight. Chris Chatterton welcomes two new titles to everyone’s favourite countdown-to-sleep series, with Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Dinosaur out in July and Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Unicorn’s Birthday in September.
You’ll also find plenty of fantastic fiction and non-fiction for your summer reading pile. We’ve the highly anticipated Return to Roar, sequel to Jenny McLachlan’s bestselling middle-grade fantasy Land of Roar (cover by Ben Mantle), while budding space explorers will adore Yas Imamura’s out-of-this-word illustrations in An Adventurer’s Guide to Outer Space.
See what other treats are in store over the next few months!
The Wild Way Home illustrated by Ben Mantle, written by Sophie Kirtley // Bloomsbury
Panorama Pop: Stonehenge illustrated by Gordy Wright // Walker Books
Undercover Robot: My First Year as a Human illustrated by Chris Jevons, written by David Edmonds & Bertie Fraser // Walker Books
True or Poo?: The Ultimate Guide to Animal Facts and Fibs illustrated by Alex Griffiths, written by Nick Caruso // Wren & Rook
How to Read to a Grandma or Grandpa illustrated by Lee Wildish, written by Jean Reagan // Random House Children’s Books
Bridesmaids Club: Big Bollywood Wedding illustrated by Sofia Cardoso, written by Posy Diamond // Orchard Books
Poo in the Zoo: The Great Poo Mystery illustrated by Ada Grey, written Steve Smallman // Little Tiger Press
The Wonder Tree illustrated by Izzy Burton, written by Teresa Heapy // Egmont
The Story of Pop illustrated by Lindsey Sagar // Silver Dolphin Books
Sky Pirates illustrated by Mark Chambers, written by Alex English // Simon and Schuster Children’s Books
Everybody Feels Shy illustrated by Holly Sterling, written by Moira Harvey // Quarto
Everybody Feels Worried illustrated by Holly Sterling, written by Moira Harvey // Quarto
Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Dinosaur illustrated by Chris Chatterton, written by Rhiannon Fielding // Ladybird
Sneaky Beak illustrated by Tony Neal, written by Tracey Corderoy // Little Tiger Press
Amazing Muslims illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel , written by Ilhan Omar // Penguin Random House Children’s
The Mayflower: The Perilous Voyage that Changed the World illustrated by Olga Baumert, written by Libby Romero // DK
The Ship of Shadows illustrated by Karl James Mountford, written by Maria Kuzniar // Puffin
Never Show a T-Rex a Book! illustrated by Diane Ewen, written by Rashmi Sirdeshpande // Puffin
Making Friends: A Book About First Friendships illustrated by Colleen Larmour, written by Amanda McCardie // Walker Books
Freddie’s Amazing Bakery: Dancing with Doughnuts illustrated by Alex G Griffiths, written by Harriet Whitehorn // Oxford University Press UK
Villains in Venice illustrated by Karl James Mountford, written by Katherine Woodfine // Egmont
Dear Ugly Sisters illustrated by Tania Rex, written by Laura Mucha // Otter-Barry Books
How Many Mice Make an Elephant? And Other Big Questions about Size and Distance illustrated by Aaron Cushley, written by Tracey Turner // Kingfisher
The Extraordinary Life of Serena Williams illustrated by Ashley Evans, written by Shelina Janmohamed // Puffin
So You Want to Be An Owl? illustrated by Maddie Frost, written by Jane Porter // Walker Books
Whale in a Fishbowl illustrated by Richard Jones, written by Troy Howell // Puffin
Return to Roar illustrated by Ben Mantle, written by Jenny McLachlan // Egmont
King of the Swamp illustrated by Ben Mantle, written by Catherine Emmett // Simon and Schuster Children’s Books
Owl Always Love You illustrated by Bryony Clarkson, written by Patricia Hegarty // Caterpillar Books
Too Many Bubbles illustrated by Dan Taylor, written by David Gibb // Simon and Schuster Children’s Books
Moon Dog illustrated by Izzy Burton, written by Jane Elson // Hachette Children’s UK
Turns Out I’m An Evil Alien Emperor illustrated by James Lancett, written by Lou Treleaven // Maverick Arts Publishing
Fort Builders Inc 2: Happy Tails Lodge illustrated by Marta Kissi, written by Dee Romito // Simon and Schuster Children’s Books
Cally & Jimmy: Twins in Trouble illustrated by Katie Kear, written by Zoe Antoniades // Andersen Press
Boot: The Creaky Creature illustrated by Ben Mantle, written by Shane Hegarty // Hachette Children’s UK
Vampire Peter illustrated by Hannah Peck, written by Ben Manley // Andersen Press
It’s Only One! illustrated by Tony Neal, written by Tracey Corderoy // Little Tiger Press
123 of Thankfulness illustrated by Summer Macon, written by Patricia Hegarty // Little Tiger Press
Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Unicorn’s Birthday illustrated by Chris Chatterton, written by Rhiannon Fielding // Ladybird
An Adventurer’s Guide to Outer Space illustrated by Yas Imamura, written by Isabel Thomas // Ladybird
My Life as a Cat illustrated by Ben Mantle, written by Carlie Sorosiak // Nosy Crow
Prehistoric Pets illustrated by Mike Love written by Dean Lomax // Templar Publishing
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