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As usual it is hard to choose our top 10 new favourite picture books from the thousands published this year. Here is a selection of some of our current favourites for 2018.
We hope that you and your child will find appealing characters and stories in these beautifully illustrated picture books be amused, intrigued and challenged. We hope you enjoy them.
Cinderella of the Nile
Beverley Naidoo. Illus. Marjan Vafaeian
In this interesting retelling of one of the earliest versions of Cinderella a young girl from Ancient Greece, Rhodopis, is kidnapped and taken as a slave to Egypt. She makes friends with the famous storyteller Aesop and his stories help her remain strong when she is sold on to another owner where she is treated kindly by her master but not by three jealous sisters who are mean to her. Echoes of the European version of Cinderella continue with invitations to a feast from the Pharaoh, a missing slipper, a search for its owner and a poor girl becoming Queen.
Children will enjoy looking closely at the intricate and detailed illustrations which complement the setting and characters beautifully and making comparisons with the more familiar European version of the tale.
- The Telegraph calls Cinderella of the Nile a story of triumph over adversity
- Hurrah! Cinderella of the Nile nominated for Kate Greenaway Awards!
- Cinderella of the Nile picked as best diverse children’s books by The Evening Standard
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