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Maverick picture books named in Books for Topics Best Books of 2017!

Books for Topics have asked their community of teachers, authors, librarians and book lovers to nominate their favourite children’s books published in 2017 and we are thrilled to see that two of our picture books have been chosen!

Wishker by Heather Pindar and illustrated by Sarah Jennings was nominated by Florence (age 4), resident book lover at booksfortopics HQ

I love this book because of the magic wishes in it. I really liked finding out what the wishes were going to be after the cat appeared. The best thing of all was when they save one of the wishes for the brother at the end and we can decide for ourselves about what his wish will be for!” 

Bears Don’t Eat Egg Sandwiches by Julie Fulton and illustrated by Rachel Suzanne was nominated by Alison, owner of

​Here at booksfortopics HQ we can’t get enough of this humorous picture book with an irresistible repeated refrain! The story evokes elements of both The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Green Eggs and Ham, creating a wonderfully amusing new world of its own where boys negotiate lunchtime with bears in the most matter-of-fact kind of way. We love the bold, colourful illustrations that contrast the cartoon-like enormous bear with the photo-style collages of egg sandwiches, perfectly encapsulating the way in which the story merges the mundanity of lunchtime with the ludicrousness of the bear. We are certain that this one will quickly become a story-time favourite.”

Thank you so much. What a great way to start 2018!

See the full list here

Buy Wishker here and Bears Don’t Eat Egg Sandwiches here