Let’s take a look at the top 10 trending children’s books of May. From riotous rhyming tales for tots to the social commentary fiction gripping teens. Read on to discover the children’s titles trending at World of Books, and stock up on your kids’ bookshelves!
1. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Michael Rosen
Follow and join in the family’s excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest!
2. Shadow and Bone– Leigh Bardugo
Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Orphaned and expendable, Alina Starkov is a soldier who knows she may not survive her first trek across the Shadow Fold – a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. But when her regiment is attacked, Alina unleashes dormant magic, not even she knew she possessed. Enter the Grishaverse with book one of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by number-one New York Times bestselling author, Leigh Bardugo. Perfect for fans of Laini Taylor and Sarah J. Maas.
3. The Iron Man– Ted Hughes
The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff. Where had he come from? Nobody knows. How was he made? Nobody knows. Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction by the Iron Man and set a trap for him, but he cannot be kept down. Then, when a terrible monster from outer space threatens to lay waste to the planet, it is the Iron Man who finds a way to save the world.
4. Superworm – Julia Donaldson
Never fear, Superworm’s here! He can fish Spider out of a well, and rescue Toad from a busy road. But who will come to Superworm’s rescue, when he’s captured by a wicked Wizard Lizard? Luckily, all of Superworm’s insect friends have a cunning plan…
5. The World’s Worst Teachers – David Walliams
Think your teachers are bad? Wait till you meet this lot. These ten tales of the world’s most splendidly sinister teachers will have you running for the school gates. Dr Dread teaches science and is half man, half monster… Watch out for the ghastly Miss Seethe. She is ALWAYS furious – and she’s on a detention rampage. And as for Mr Phobe, he’s a teacher with a real difference. He is bone-shakingly terrified of… children!
6. Midnight Sun – Stephanie Meyer
This unforgettable tale as told through Edward’s eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward’s past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger?
7. Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak
One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him ‘Wild Thing’ and sends him to bed without his supper. That night a forest begins to grow in Max’s room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are.
8. See Inside: Your Body – Katie Daynes & Colin King
Allows young children to discover the inner workings of the human body in a gently humorous, yet wholly accurate way. Colour illustrations and diagrams display all the major organs of the human body and are accompanied by witty, clear and informative factual text. It contains over fifty flaps, which children can lift to reveal extra detail.
9. Storm Breaker – Anthony Horowitz
In the first book in the number one bestselling Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz, fourteen-year-old Alex is forcibly recruited into MI6. Armed with secret gadgets, he is sent to investigate Herod Sayle, a man who is offering state-of-the-art Stormbreaker computers to every school in the country. But the teenage spy soon finds himself in mortal danger.
10. All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven
Theodore Finch constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself, but each time something good stops him.
Violet Markey exists for the future, counting the days until she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief for her late sister.
When they meet on the ledge of a tower, what might have been their end turns into their beginning.
Have you read any of these 10 trending kids’ books of May? What did you read this month? Let us know in the comments below.