Celebrate the Jubilee with these Reads
Brand new stock for children in libraries for the upcoming Jubilee!
There Once is a Queen by Michael Morpurgo
“There once is a Queen ever constant to her people.” From the nation’s favourite storyteller, Sir Michael Morpurgo, comes a poetic celebration of our Queen and longest reigning monarch, beautifully illustrated in watercolour by acclaimed artist Michael Foreman.
Peppa’s Royal Party by Mark Baker
Peppa and her friends have been invited to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee garden party, but when they get there things start going wrong! Can Peppa save the day? This story will be a royal hit for Peppa fans of all ages, and will be perfect to share at home in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!
Frances and the Royal Family Fairy by Daisy Meadows
Frances the Royal Family Fairy makes sure all royal brothers and sisters get along well with each other. But when naughty Jack Frost steals her magical object, everything starts to fall apart! Can Kirsty and Rachel help Frances restore harmony in all royal families and their kingdoms?
Elizabeth the Jubilee Fairy by Daisy Meadows
Elizabeth the Jubilee Fairy makes sure that all jubilee celebrations are fun and magical! But when mean Jack Frost steals Elizabeth’s Diamond Sceptre, King Oberon and Queen Titania’s 1100th jubilee is sure to be a disaster. Can Kirsty and Rachel help Elizabeth find the sceptre so the royal couple can celebrate in style?
Winnie the Pooh meets the Queen by Jane Riordan
In this beautifully illustrated children’s book, Winnie-the-Pooh keeps a very special appointment at Buckingham Palace. ‘It’s the Queen. The Queen is coming.’
My Granny is a Queen by Madeleine Cook
This illustrated work is a big, beautiful celebration of grandmothers. They may not live in grand palaces, wear gold crowns, or attend fancy balls, but for many of us, grannies are the queens of the family. Showing 11 different families, from Nana and her ‘royal pooches’ to Nanny in her ‘faraway castle’, each page offers a funny and heartwarming description of grandmothers as queens – all told from the perspective of their adoring grandchildren.
Queen of King Street by Tom McLaughlin
Unlucky Bertie has only gone and gambled away the entire family fortune. It’s the last in a long line of disasters, and nobody is going to save the Montgomery family this time. But this is no ordinary family – this is the Royal Family, and Bertie is the Queen’s brother. So it’s goodbye to the palace and hello to a little house on King Street for these royals.
Queenie by Jacqueline Wilson
It’s 1953, the year Elizabeth is to be crowned Queen of England. Elsie Kettle can’t wait to go to London to see the celebrations on Coronation Day. Elsie lives with her Nan – her mum works as a showgirl, so she’s not around very often. Spirited and imaginative, but often lonely, Elsie longs for a best friend. Luckily, she and Nan are very close; Elsie just wishes she was allowed a cat to keep her company sometimes. Then tragedy strikes. Nan and Elsie both fall ill with tuberculosis, and Elsie finds herself whisked away to the children’s ward of the hospital. Confined to bed for months on end, Elsie finds it very hard to adapt to the hospital’s strict regime. But she invents astonishing ways of entertaining the other children on the ward, and for the first time finds herself surrounded by true friends.
Great Elizabethans: HM Queen Elizabeth II and 25 amazing Britons from her reign by Imogen Russell Williams
Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the incredible history of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign, told through the enthralling life stories of 25 amazing people who have called Britain home.
The reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II has been long and eventful. Over the past 70 years, Great Britain has seen incredible changes in the ways we live, think and feel, shaped by the inspiring people who were born in Britain or arrived on its shores.
As we approach the Platinum Jubilee in June 2022, learn about the Queen’s life and 25 other amazing history-makers – from modern pioneers, leaders and scientists to writers, athletes and activists.
Our Queen Elizabeth by Kate Williams
A colourful, charming book by historian Kate Williams, taking young readers on an amazing journey through Queen Elizabeth II’s seven decades on the throne. Along the way, they’ll see her sparkling crown jewels and magnificent palaces, and meet her beloved corgis, horses, and of course, her very famous family.