Books to Quote in Every Caption

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30/11/2018
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‘“Courage does not always roar. Valor does not always shine.” ’
― Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
‘“The air was full of all the night noises that, taken together, make one big silence...”’
― Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book
‘“Let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons.”’
― Malala Yousafzai, I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

If you need even more inspirational quotes check out some of these awesome books!

Children of Blood and Bone

by Tomi Adeyemi

Book cover for Children of Blood and Bone

Winner of the Tonight Show Summer Reads with Jimmy Fallon.

Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut Children of Blood and Bone.

They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.
Now we rise.


Zélie remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. When different clans ruled – Burners igniting flames, Tiders beckoning waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoning forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, anyone with powers was targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Only a few people remain with the power to use magic, and they must remain hidden.

Zélie is one such person. Now she has a chance to bring back magic to her people and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must learn to harness her powers and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where strange creatures prowl, and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to come to terms with the strength of her magic – and her growing feelings for an enemy.

The movie of Children of Blood and Bone is in development at Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions with the incredible Karen Rosenfelt and Wyck Godfrey (Twilight, Maze Runner, The Fault In Our Stars) producing it.

The Complete Jungle Book

by Rudyard Kipling

Book cover for The Complete Jungle Book

A beautiful luxury gift book to cherish for years to come, The Complete Jungle Book is the ultimate edition for Jungle Book fans. With a foreword by award-winning writer and superfan Katherine Rundell, this book contains Rudyard Kipling's best loved classic animal stories: The Jungle Book, The Second Jungle Book, the bonus story The Cat That Walked by Himself and Kipling's most famous poem, If.

Step into Kipling’s wonderful jungle and join Mowgli, Bagheera, and Baloo on their adventures in this one-of-a-kind book, featuring stunning illustrations and colour plates by Stuart Tresilian, original illustrations by J. Lockwood Kipling and refreshed colour art based on Tresilian’s drawings.

Macmillan originally published the first edition of The Jungle Book in 1894 and remained Kipling's primary publisher his whole life. The Complete Jungle Book includes many illustrations by Stuart Tresilian, who illustrated these titles for Macmillan in the 1930’s. The final chapter is an illustrated account of the life and works of both Rudyard Kipling and Stuart Tresilian. The lively and authoritative non-fiction content draws on Macmillan's rich historical archive to tell the real-life story of how The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book, were published, making this a perfect gift for Jungle Book fans of all ages

With a luxuriously designed and foiled die-cut cover, head and tail bands, green foiled edges and a ribbon marker, this truly is a gift edition to treasure.

Poems to Live Your Life By

by Chris Riddell

Book cover for Poems to Live Your Life By

In Poems to Live Your Life By, Chris Riddell, political cartoonist for the Observer, has selected his very favourite classic and modern poems about life, death and everything in between.

This gorgeously illustrated collection includes forty-six poems and is divided into sections covering: musings, youth, family, love, imaginings, nature, war and endings. Chris Riddell brings them to life with his exquisite, intricate artwork in this beautiful anthology.

This perfect gift features famous poems, old and new, and a few surprises. Classic verses from William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, W. B. Yeats and Christina Rossetti sit alongside poems from Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Carol Ann Duffy, Neil Gaiman and Roger McGough to create the ultimate collection.

The Big Race

by David Barrow

Book cover for The Big Race

*Shortlisted for the Telegraph Sports Book Awards 2020 - Children's Book of the Year*

Aardvark is only small and the Big Race is long and hard. But Aardvark is going to join in and give it everything she's got!

A heart-warming, stylish and delightfully funny celebration of taking part rather than winning from Sebastian Walker Award winner David Barrow.

If you love Julia Donaldson's The Ugly Five, you will love this.

The Big Race is packed full of wonderful African animals including an aardvark, crocodile, cheetah, buffalo and African hoopoe.

Visit David at davebarrowillustration.co.uk and follow him at @DaveBarrow3.

Malala

by Malala Yousafzai

Book cover for Malala

The extraordinary true story of a young girl's courage in the face of violence and extremism, and an incredible testament to what can be achieved when we stand up for what we believe in.

This illustrated adaptation of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai's bestselling memoir, I Am Malala, introduces readers of 7+ to the remarkable story of a teenage girl who risked her life for the right to go to school.

Raised in a changing Pakistan by an enlightened father from a poor background and a beautiful, illiterate mother, Malala was taught to stand up for her beliefs. When terrorists took control of her region and declared that girls were forbidden from going to school, Malala refused to sacrifice her education. And on 9 October 2012, she nearly paid the ultimate price for her courage when she was shot on her way home from school.

The book follows Malala's incredible journey to recovery in the aftermath of the attack, from the life-saving surgery she receives in a Birmingham hospital to her reunion with her family and their eventual relocation to England. Today Malala is a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Her story of bravery and determination in the face of extremism is more timely now than ever.

* This is an abridged, illustrated chapter book edition of I AM MALALA (Malala's bestselling young adult memoir), made suitable for readers aged 7 and up. This edition features black and white line art and age-appropriate extra content after the main text. *