Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month for July 2018 when in hardback. Now available in paperback.
‘The Storm Keeper’s Island will blow you away … A magical new voice in fantasy. Wise, warm and wonderful’ – Eoin Colfer
When Fionn Boyle sets foot on Arranmore Island, it begins to stir beneath his feet …
Once in a generation, Arranmore Island chooses a new Storm Keeper to wield its power and keep its magic safe from enemies.
The time has come for Fionn’s grandfather, a secretive and eccentric old man, to step down.
“This is an absolute stunner. Intensely likeable, sweetly sassy protagonist, a choir of corn, a redneck superhero, a hobgoblin hermit and a journey through grief to bittersweet acceptance.
Totally gorgeous tearjerker.”
Imogen Russell Williams, Twitter
A coming-of-age tale that will make you laugh and cry, perfect for fans of Time Travelling With a Hamster and The Goldfish Boy.
Before she disappeared, Riley’s mama used to tell him stories about the Whispers, mysterious creatures with the power to grant wishes.
Riley wishes for lots of things. He wishes his secret crush Dylan liked him back. He wishes the bumbling detective would stop asking awkward questions. But most of all he wishes his mother would come home . . .
A detailed and very personal guide to reading and writing poetry by one of the country’s leading children’s poets.
The Guardian has reported the death of John Burningham. Links to obituaries will follow separately…
John Burningham, the children’s author and illustrator behind some of the 20th century’s most enduring children’s books, has died at the age of 82.
The writer and artist died on Friday after contracting pneumonia, his literary agent confirmed on Monday.
In this delightfully optimistic and feel-good book, Fox and Porcupine discover that blue skies or grey, EVERYTHING is better when they’re together. Beautifully illustrated with a loose line, delicate touch and lashings of charm, this is the perfect gift to make someone special very happy.
Illustrator website: https://www.aliscribble.com
Ewyn blows Grandma a kiss that brings smiles, laughter and dancing! But a rich man wants the kiss all to himself – and he’ll do anything to get it!
Penguins are ALWAYS perfectly polite. They wait their turn, they share their toys and they never forget to say please or thank you! But then Polly the not-so-polite penguin decides that being polite is BORING! And when the other penguins start to agree… Uh oh! It’s chaos! Packed with hilariously characterful illustrations from Ekaterina Trukhan (10, 9, 8… Owls Up Late! and A Quiet, Quiet House), this laugh-out-loud picture book story is perfect for helping little ones to understand the importance of manners!
Illustrator website: http://www.ekaterinatrukhan.com
New novel from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of Time Travelling with a Hamster, this is a story for everyone who loves adventure, laughs and tears.
When eleven-year-old Georgie befriends an eccentric retired scientist, she becomes the test subject for a thrilling new experiment: a virtual-reality 3D version of the future.
Third book in the series, and Will travels through a new portal.