Each month award-winning children’s author Giles Paley-Phillips picks three of the best reads for kids…
Happy Hooves Yuk! By Anna Bogie (Book of the Month)
Fat Fox Books £10.99
This is the third instalment of Anna Bogie’s hilarious barnyard gang, this time we see them trying out their culinary delights at pigs’ party. A wonderfully engaging picture book with lovely illustrations by Rebecca Elliot.
The Otherlife by Julia Gray
Andersen Press £7.99
Julia Gray’s The Otherlife is a hybrid of fantasy and contemporary life and is a real page-turner, with a poetic text and highly imaginative plot that touches on the pressures of school, friendship and Norse mythology is a really unique read.
Hilda and the Stone Forest by Luke Pearson
Flying Eye Books £12.95
A great intro into graphic novels and comic books. Luke Pearson’s Hilda series are action packed and beautifully constructed with cartoon-like illustrations. A real treat for any child.
Giles was born in East Sussex in 1977 and grew up on the south coast. His book ‘The Fearsome Beastie’ (Maverick Arts Publishing) won The People’s Book Prize 2012, as well as the Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Award 2013, the Bizziebaby Gold Award, and Highly Commended in The Forward National Literature Award in the US. 2016 will see the release of a CG animated short film of ‘The Fearsome Beastie’ starring Brian Blessed and Alison Steadman.