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Winter Mini Challenge 2020 Official Booklist

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From friendship, to inventing to fun! This reading list is full of heroes that inspire, challenge and push the definition of what it means to be a hero.

These books have been chosen by publisher Knights Of as recommended reads for the Everyone Is A Hero Winter Mini Challenge.

Board Books

The Bumblebear by Nadia Shireen

Norman is a hero of disguise! He’s on a mission to blend in with the bees and his onesie seems to be doing just the trick.

Where’s Lenny? by Ken Wilson-Max

Lenny is a hide and seek hero! If there’s a corner or a cupboard to hide in, there’s a high chance Lenny is hiding there.


Picture Books

Jabari Tries by Gaia Cornwall

Jabari is a hero of inventing! Inventing a machine to fly all across the garden is no easy thing but Jabari’s persistence pays off.

The Girls by Lauren Ace and Jenny Løvlie

The Girls are heroes of friendship! Through their kindness and love they show just how important friends are, no matter your age.


Younger readers

Granny Ting Ting by Patrice Lawrence

Illustrated by Adam Larkum

Michael and Shayla are heroes of fun! Everything is a competition for the pair, and they’re determined to outdo each other in eating the hottest pepper or climbing the tallest tree.

Knights and Bikes by Gabrielle Kent

Illustrated by Rex Crowle

Nessa and Demelza are heroes of adventure! Their sleepy town of Penfurzy needs saving and they’re the only ones who can face down danger with frisbees, water-balloons, feathers and a toilet plunger.


Middle Grade

When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten

Clara is a hero of overcoming fear! Her courageous and determined character help her to find new friends and put together the missing pieces of the past.

High-Rise Mystery by Sharna Jackson

Illustrated by Wumzum

Nik and Norva are detective heroes! Their super-sleuthing skills are enviable, and their strong sister bond is inspirational.


9-12 years

Patina by Jason Reynolds

Illustrated by Selom Sunu

Patina is the hero of her own story! With so many responsibilities – family, running team and school – her greatest strength is in the way she works with others to win.