I’ve seen this on a few blogs now and thought it would be fun to join in. This week it’s ten books…
… I love that have fewer than 2000 Goodreads ratings.
The Wolf, The Duck and The Mouse by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
“I may have been swallowed, but I have no intention of being eaten.”
Hilarious and highly original.
There is a Tribe of Kids by Lane Smith
“There is a turn of turtles.”
A narrative of collective nouns (and stunning illustrations!).
Hansel and Gretel by Bethan Woollvin
“Because Willow was not ALWAYS a good witch.”
A witty take on the classic take with fantastically expressive and stylish illustrations. Read more here
Pea-Pod Lullaby by Glenda Millard and Stephen Michael King
“I am the small green pea, you are the tender pod.”
A beautiful, lyrical message of kindness in trying times.
The Murderer’s Ape by Jacob Wegelius
Sally Jones is not only a loyal friend, she’s also an extraordinary individual. She’s also an ape…
A dark, dry and utterly unique book. There’s nothing else like it.
The Skylark’s War by Hilary McKay
When the Great War breaks out, their lives are forever changed.
A classic in the making. A tale of growing up, family and war that is much more than the sum of its parts. Read more here.
The Legend of Podkin One-Ear (Five Realms book 1) by Kieran Larwood. Illustrated by David Wyatt.
The terrifying Gorm are on the rampage, and no-one and nowhere is safe.
An original and immersive adventure cleverly told with wonderfully atmospheric and detailed illustrations. Read more here.
Running on the Roof of the World by Jess Butterworth. Illustrated by Rob Biddulph
There are two words that are banned in Tibet…Dalai Lama.
Transports you across the Himalayas on a perilous but picturesque journey. Read more here.
Sea (Huntress Trilogy #1) by Sarah Driver
In the sky, fire spirits dance and ripple, but a deathly cold is creeping across Triannuka.
A brilliant start to a fantasy series with incredible world building and a wonderful use of language. Read more here.
The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
Hope can set you free.
Heart-breaking, but uplifting. Difficult but important. Everyone should read this.