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    Posted on May 25, 2020

    17 Children's Books That Parents Will Actually Enjoy Too

    Books enjoyable at any age!

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    1. The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish by Lil Hot Mess and Olga De Dios Ruiz.

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    The Wheels on the Bus? Throw her out, she's OVER. The Hips On the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish is a funny, inspiring picture book that encourages children to be themselves. Remember, children need to learn how to read books before they read people.

    Price: £15.01

    2. Animalium: Welcome to the Museum by Katie Scott and Jenny Broom.

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    Animalium is a zoo in a picture book. With gorgeous illustration, this book will teach your child about all kinds of animals, from sponges to lions.

    Price: £25.00

    3. Stories for South Asian Supergirls by Raj Kaur Khaira.

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    Say goodbye to lazy stereotypes and learn about real-life South Asian icons. The book covers famous entertainers, like Mindy Kaling, to more obscure historical figures like Noor Inayat Khan, a fearless British spy during World War II who was instrumental in aiding the French Resistance. It's educational and inspirational for every age!

    Price: £9.56

    4. Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack.

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    Prince & Knight is a queer spin on the classic story of a knight slaying a dragon to save the princess. In this version, a noble prince sets out to find a bride to no avail. Instead, he meets a brave knight who's defending the kingdom from a wicked dragon. It's a wonderful story about true love, acceptance, and bravery.

    Price: £7.41

    5. Bruce Lee by Isabel Sánchez Vergara.

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    Introduce your child to the legendary Bruce Lee, whose life story is as impressive as his martial art skills. Parents and children will find hope and humour in this charming biography.

    Price: £9.99

    6. Fantastically Great Women Who Made History by Kate Pankhurst.

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    From Ada Lovelace to Sayyida al-Hurra, history is full of powerful women who changed the world. Fantastically Great Women Who Made History is a celebration of these wonderful women and it overflows with engaging texts and delightful illustrations.

    Price: £5.94

    7. Here We Are: Notes for Living On Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers.

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    Earth is a weird place, especially if you've recently arrived. Luckily, we have Jeffer's exquisite book to break down and explain the complexities of Earth one picture at a time.

    Price: £10.78

    8. The Big Book of the UK by Imogen Russell Williams and Louise Lockhart.

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    This book is full of fun British facts that most adults don't know. Find out where black diamonds come from, which British sweets Hillary and Tenzing snacked on during their Everest climb, and what "dwile flonking" is.

    Price: £12.99

    9. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling.

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    Reexperience the magic of Hogwarts with this stunning new edition of The Philosopher's Stone. The illustrations are straight-up gorgeous, and if you get the Kindle version, they're animated.

    Price: £16.48

    10. Mary Had A Little Glam by Tammi Sauer.

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    Mary has style and she's not afraid to share it! Our fashion-forward protagonist helps glam up all her friends, including Jack, who broke his crown, and the kid who lives in a shoe. A fun spin on Mother Goose, Mary Had A Little Glam is fun for parents and children alike.

    Price: £6.94

    11. Art Workshops for Children by Hervé Tullet.

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    Running out of ways to keep your kid busy? This teacher-approved art book is full of fun, easy-to-follow art projects for you and your kid to do together. Each project comes with clear instructions and a list of required materials.

    Price: £14.95

    12. The Tree, The Key, and Me! by Madeleine Sheen.

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    You can customise the text and the images in this fun picture book to make your child the protagonist! This book will quickly become a family favourite and a treasured keepsake.

    Price: £19.99

    13. Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens.

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    Miss Bell, the Science Mistress at the Deepdean School for Girls, is found dead in the gym before her body mysteriously disappears. Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong, two precocious students at Deepdean, must not only solve the murder but prove that the murder took place at all. Full of twists and turns, Murder Most Unladylike (the first in a delightful series) is sure to keep young readers (and their parents) on the edge of their seat.

    Price: £3.49

    14. Black Women In Science by Kimberly Brown Pellum.

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    This book celebrates the trailblazing black women in STEM like Patricia Bath, who cultivated an effective treatment for cataract induced blindness. Together, you and your child will learn about the extraordinary black pilots, doctors, astronauts, and mathematicians who changed the world for the better.

    Price: £7.74

    15. The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield.

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    A bear stumbles upon a piano and teaches himself how to play. What follows is a lovely story about missing your family, bravery, and belonging. The Bear and the Piano is a heartwarming read that you and your child are sure to enjoy.

    Price: £11.99

    16. Stories for Boys Who Dare To Be Different by Ben Brooks.

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    Most children's books tell boys that they can be a Prince Charming, a Dragon Slayer, a Mischievous Prankster, and not much else. This revolutionary book provides young boys with much-needed alternative stories about masculinity. It's a compilation of 100 stories of real men who changed the world without being stereotypically masculine including Galileo Galilei, Nelson Mandela, Louis Braille, Lionel Messi, and King George VI, among others A brilliant read!

    Price: £14.00

    17. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams.

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    The Velveteen Rabbit is a classic book adored by readers of every age, and you can get this edition personalised with your child's name and a special message!

    Price: £24.99