Don't let these brilliant books slip under the radar! Here are some great paperbacks that were released in 2020 but you might have missed because they weren't big budget titles with massive marketing campaigns. All read, reviewed and highly recommended by our bookselling team.
Sophie Anderson and Kathrin Honesta£7.99 £7.59
Exciting, beautiful story inspired by Russian folk stories. Really excellent characters and plot - a real treat with great shelf appeal.
Elizabeth Wein£8.99 £8.54
More excellent WW2 intrigue that really digs into nuance and complexity of wartime life and ethics. Great writing, thoroughly researched, also suitable for y9+.
Nizrana Farook£7.99 £7.59
Atmospheric and thrilling adventure set in Sri Lanka. Great story about friendship and difference.
Dan Freedman£7.99 £7.59
Lots of hooks into this book - family drama, sports, gang crime and violence - most importably it's a gripping plot. Particularly attractive for reluctant sporty kids.
Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman£7.99 £7.59
Reliably excellent storytelling that covers timely issues in an interesting way.
Onjali Q. Rauf£7.99 £7.59
Excellent for reading for empathy or reading for bullies! Thoughtful without being slow.
Katya Balen and Laura Carlin£6.99 £6.64
Moving story about family relationships, grief, and autism. Excellent narrative voice really draws you in.
Simon James Green£6.99 £6.64
Genuinely funny, hints of LGBT+ romance. Just the right side of absurd humour, great for DOAWK fans.
Alex English and Mark Chambers£6.99 £6.64
Immersive world-building and interesting characters. Rip-roaring adventure.
Aisha Bushby and Rachael Dean£6.99 £6.64
Really exciting fantasy world inspired by Arabian Nights. Beautiful characterisation and settings.