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Broaden their horizons with books for children and young adults

Start a life-long love of reading with books written specifically with young children and teenagers in mind. Reflecting the concerns and issues that are important to the next generation, young adult novels cover relationships, friendships, finding your place in the world, first love and overcoming challenges and adversity. And if your child is learning English, picking up an original language YA (young adult) books with gripping plots and exciting story lines is suddenly not a chore, but motivation to read and discover more.

Children’s books for the very young

A child’s first book, particularly if it is in a foreign language, can be a daunting prospect. But picture books for children can help with understanding the narrative. The crazy illustrations and mixed-up stories from Dr Seuss, for example, have everyone joining in the fun.

Non-fiction children’s books are a great way to encourage learning and expand a child’s horizons. Interactive sticker books can teach them about, for example, animals or dinosaurs or they can learn more about the world in which they live with an encyclopaedia, travel guide for kids or a true story book.


Young adult books that everyone should read

Many YA books have appeared on the New York Times bestsellers list thanks to their universal appeal; J K Rowling’s Harry Potter, Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me Series and The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner to name a few. Young adult fiction is aimed at 12 to 18-year-olds, but their thought-provoking story lines, relatable characters and accessible writing means every reader of any age will find a connection. Young adult books cover topics that appeal to both boys and girls, bringing in fantasy elements such as vampires, dragons, and wizards, setting stories in dystopian futures or tackling the thorny issues of sex, relationships, and coming-out in the form romance YA books.

Browse bestselling children’s and young adult books

Orell Füssli has an extensive range of YA novels, picture books and non-fiction for children in English. Awake their interest in reading with the gift of a book. Shop online today.