A chilling story about being young, lost and female.
There are many things to look forward to this coming autumn (2017) and this is certainly one of them. Adam Freudenheim the publisher at Pushkin Press writes: “I love this book! It’s different. It’s special. It’s original! I fell in love with The Murderer’s Ape when I read it in a single day last summer; my 12-year-old son read it in a weekend and told me he didn’t want it to end – and he still can’t stop talking about it months later.”
The proof copy I have dipped into would certainly seem to bear that out and I shall look forward to updating this post nearer the time of publication.
Younger readers’ edition.
A thrilling and tempestuous novel of love and danger from the author of KOOK. Every storm breaks in the end.
Jake never meant to fall for a girl that night. But plans change and soon Jake and Hannah are together, inseparable. That is, until Hannah gets an opportunity that will take her away, where Jake could never afford to follow.
Recommended author interview, printed shortly after his first book’s publication.
Target audience children aged 7 – 12. Introduces readers to many different genres of music. There are activities to help reinforce the 40 ‘lessons’ and QR links to music samples on line.
A stylish and engaging new maze book. Described as “The biggest maze book to hit shelves this year!” Explore worlds made of plants, giant skyscrapers, wild habitats, and futuristic cities.
Recommended non-fiction title for KS2 and KS3 readers aged 7 – 14 packed with information about the chosen 50 women of science, many previously unknown to me.
The book has a straightforward format. A biographical-dictionary style entry on the right, with marginal illustrations giving additional information, alongside a a full-page illustration on the left. Both text and illustrations are the work of Rachel Ignotovsky.
The book is designed, I suppose understandably, to appeal to girls, with a profusion of pastel shades on black backgrounds and a fancy font used for page titles.
Described by the publisher as ‘Goosebumps for a new generation’, this new series (with two titles publishing January 2017 – this title and The Root of All Evil) promises tongue-in-cheek humour mixed with mild horror for a primary-aged readership.