Dragons, magical islands, and underwater adventures – the best children’s books for the Easter break and beyond

There is a treasure trove of new stories out there to keep young readers off their screens during the Easter holidays and beyond

Illustration by Paddy Donnelly from Here Be Dragons by Susannah Lloyd

Sarah Webb

One of the most popular reasons children read is for escapism and this season there are lots of books that will help them do just that. Young readers can immerse themselves in worlds of dragons, magical islands, underwater adventures and much more. I’ve read my way through dozens of terrific new books this season and here are some of my favourite titles published between January and March.