This month Wayne recommends two books that would be perfect for Christmas for enquiring young minds
Unstoppable Us How Humans Took over the World
(£20, age 7+)
From the author of the multi-million bestselling Sapiens comes an enthralling new story of the human race, for younger readers. We humans aren’t strong like lions, we don’t swim as well as dolphins – and we definitely don’t have wings! So how did we end up ruling the world? The answer to that is one of the strangest tales you’ll ever hear. And it’s true.
So get ready for the most amazing story there ever was – the incredible true tale of the Unstoppables. Find out how fire shrank our stomachs, how our ancestors spoke to animals, what football can tell us about being human, how we used our superpower for good and bad …
With full-colour illustrations showing the relentless rise and rise of the human race, this is history like you’ve never experienced it before.
The Bedtime Book of Impossible Questions
(£13, age 6+)
Why are bubbles always round?
Could I ever touch a rainbow? Why can’t I remember being a baby?
How many stars are in the night sky?
Why don’t animals wear clothes?
Do plants have feelings?
Have you ever not been able to concentrate because there are SO many questions buzzing round your brain?
The Bedtime Book of Impossible Questions will offer answers to the most bamboozling questions and curious queries that you can think of. With engaging and accessible text and accompanied by exciting, inviting illustrations, The Bedtime Book of Impossible Questions is the perfect bedside companion to delve into when you are wondering if there really is an answer to everything.