The Best Children’s Books of 2015 - List by theguardian™

The Best Children’s Books of 2015

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Title: Skimbleshanks

All aboard as Skimbleshanks, the Railway Cat, stars in the third picture-book pairing from Arthur Robins and T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's cats, set on the Night Mail train where Skimble won't let anything go wrong.
Author(s): T S Eliot
ISBN 13: 9780571324835
Pages: 32
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Title: Fairytales for Mr Barker

Peep through the holes in this delightful fairytale adventure. "Once upon a time, there was a troll," says Lucy. But Mr Barker isn't listening. He's off on his own fairytale adventure. Who will he and Lucy meet and will their story end happily ever after? A beautifully illustrated peep-through story book from Jessica.
Author(s): Jessica Ahlberg
ISBN 13: 9781406355888
Pages: 32
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Title: Charlie and Lola: One Thing

A brand new and completely original Charlie and Lola classic picture book from the bestselling Kate Greenaway Medal winner, Lauren Child. Charlie and Lola return in a perfectly funny, perfectly formed picture book that sees top negotiator Lola take on numbers in everyday life and bend them to her endearing and unique will. A brilliant book to introduce the non-scary nature of counting and sums to very young children.
Author(s): Lauren Child
ISBN 13: 9781408339008
Pages: 32
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Title: Design Line - Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

The first in a series of concertina fold-out books, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles features one hundred iconic boats, bikes, and other examples of creative excellence. This is a comparative history of transportation, illuminated in a visually accessible timeline that can be read back to front, top to bottom, and right to left. Brought to life by Mike Lemanski, this book is a stylish tribute to vehicles of all shapes and sizes.
Author(s): Chris Oxlade
ISBN 13: 9780763671211
Pages: 16
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Title: Harry Miller's Run

A joyful, uplifting story of times gone by from the internationally acclaimed author of Skellig, illustrated in full colour by the award-winning illustrator of A Walk in London.
Author(s): David Almond;Salvatore Rubbino
ISBN 13: 9781406362244
Pages: ooks#volumes
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Title: A Slice of the Moon

Slim Hannigan and her family are poor but happy. Theirs is a life filled with love and laughter - and a pet pig called Hamlet. But things change overnight, and suddenly they find themselves facing hunger and danger like they have never known . . . So they leave their village in Ireland to journey to America where, they hope, family and fortune await them.
Author(s): Sandi Toksvig
ISBN 13: 9780857531919
Pages: 288
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Title: The Iliad

After nine years of war between the Greeks and Trojans, tensions are heating up among men of the same faction as well as those on opposing sides. Two proud and powerful Greeks, King Agamemnon and legendary warrior Achilles, quarrel over a beautiful maiden, causing Achilles and his myrmidons to drop out of the fight.
Author(s): Gillian Cross
ISBN 13: 9780763678326
Pages: 160
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Title: Goodbye Stranger

This brilliant novel by Newbery Medal winner Rebecca Stead explores multiple perspectives on the bonds and limits of friendship. Bridge is an accident survivor whos wondering why shes still alive. Emily has new curves and an almost-boyfriend who wants a certain kind of picture. Tabitha sees through everybodys gamesor so she tells the world. The three girls are best friends with one rule: No fighting. Can it get them through seventh grade?
Author(s): Rebecca Stead
ISBN 13: 9780385743174
Pages: 304
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