Times Children’s Book of the Week, 15 June 2019 “If you go into the woods, Old Crony will get you.” Secrets, spies or maybe even a monster… What lies in the heart of the wood? Charlie, Dizzy and Johnny are determined to discover the truth, but when night falls without warning they find themselves trapped […]
Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month, July 2019 In a caste-divided, dystopian world, two children risk everything in search of a better life. Inspired by current environmental concerns and tackling themes of inequality, courage and social justice, Where the River Runs Gold is an adventure built on the enduring hope of a better, fairer future. […]
Mari Jones is desperate to be a real scientist, even though she’s only eleven. So when she discovers a tiny dragon while fossil hunting on the beach, she’s sure she can find a good scientific explanation – as long as she can keep it hidden long enough to study it. Unfortunately for Mari, this is […]
Kit can’t STAND reading, She’d MUCH rather be outside, playing games and getting muddy, than stuck inside with a book. But when she’s dragged along to the library one day by her two best friends, she makes an incredible discovery – and soon it’s up to Kit and her friends to save the library … […]
Every evening Lampie the lighthouse keeper’s daughter must light a lantern to warn ships away from the rocks. But one stormy night disaster strikes. The lantern goes out, a ship is wrecked and an adventure begins. In disgrace, Lampie is sent to work as a maid at the Admiral’s Black House, where rumour has it […]
Sunday Times Children’s Book Of The Week, 7 July 2019 More than 150 years since Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was first published by Macmillan, revisit Carroll’s amazing cast of characters – including the Queen of Hearts, the Mock Turtle, the Dormouse, the Cheshire Cat and Alice’s Sister in these brand-new stories, that will bring a […]
First title in a debut series from martial arts expert M. C. Stevens. The exciting narrative taps in to Far Eastern lore and mythology. Something weird is happening on the island of Senshi. The Warrior Monkeys are worried that a dangerous enemy has come back to seek revenge. Suki and Bekko are brave enough to […]
The author, previously a fashion model, best known for the teen detective series Model Under Cover. This is the second title in her new series for a younger readership. Waterstones No related posts.
Enter the unique world of the Spell Breathers… Breathing does not come naturally to Rayne – she loathes the hours of practice, the stacks of scrolls, and the snapping mud devils that cover her mothers precious spell book. But it is spell breathing that keeps her village safe from the dreaded monster curse that plagues […]
All the laugh-out-loud humour you’d expect from a Ben Davis book but with added heart and poignancy . . . and a four-legged character you’ll fall in love with. Waterstones No related posts.
Forth book in the series… Meet Joe as he tries to adapt to his new life. And meet Mister P, the world’s most helpful(ish) polar bear. Packed with gorgeous illustrations throughout, readers will love this fun and heartwarming story. A satisfying read for developing readers. Waterstones No related posts.
Times Children’s Book of the Week, 22 June 2019 Katherine Rundell’s fifth novel is a heist as never seen before – the story of a group of children who will do anything to right a wrong. “Likely to be the best children’s book you’ll read this year.” Alex O’Connell, The Times Fresh off the boat […]
An enchanting new chapter book for children, from number one bestselling author Matt Haig and featuring illustrations throughout by the award-winning Emily Gravett Evie is a little girl with a special talent. She can talk to animals. But when she rescues the school rabbit Gerald, and sets him free, Evie lands in big trouble. She […]
Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month, June 2019 Inspired by the true stories of animals in the Second World War, The Umbrella Mouse follows furry hero Pip, as she undertakes a perilous journey across Europe in search of her family, aided by a courageous band of resistance fighters, known as Noah’s Ark. A daring, heart-stopping […]
From the author of Tin David and Penny’s strange new home is surrounded by forest. It’s the childhood home of their mother, who’s recently died. But other creatures live here … magical creatures, like tiny, hairy Pog. He’s one of the First Folk, protecting the boundary between the worlds. As the children explore, they discover […]
Jemima Small is funny and smart. She knows a lot of things. Like the fact that she’s made of 206 bones, over 600 muscles and trillions of cells. What she doesn’t know is how that can be true and yet she can still sometimes feel like nothing… Or how being made to join the school’s […]
A new title in this series for young newly-independent readers. To the Keeper of this Book – it’s time for you to visit the magical kingdom waiting within. Believe in yourself – that will give you wings to fly! When Maya receives a special colouring book – The Magical Kingdom of Birds – she is […]
Times Children’s Book of the Week, 1 June 2019 Bonnie is scavenging on a beach when she finds a battered old row boat. And under the boat, a bare-footed boy-cold, hungry, and in need of help. The authorities have already been troubling Bonnie and Granda for breaking rules, but how can she leave this boy […]
Debut novel inspired by the discovery of a 100-year-old gardener’s notebook. October, 1916. Clara is sent to stay with her formidable aunt and uncle in the grounds of a country estate. Clara soon discovers that her new surroundings hold secrets: a locked room and a hidden key, and a mysterious boy who only appears in […]
A unicorn picture book treat from the bestselling, award-winning Sarah McIntyre. Unicorn wants to write the most fabulous story in the world. He has a fancy notebook. A special fluffy pen. He has everything just perfect. But Unicorn has NO IDEA what to write! When his friends try to join in, will Unicorn turn into […]
Clara has lived a life of solitude, home schooled under her mean uncle’s strict regime . . . until now! The day that Uncle abandons Clara, leaving her with nothing but a wedge of ‘guilt money’ and a half empty, crumbling manor house, she is determined to do things her way for a change. And […]
The author of the hilarious Millions and Framed serves up another first class comic caper. Eric, an ageing robot with memory loss and a missing leg, is not what Alfie expected to find at the airport lost property office. But Eric has gone rogue and it’s up to Alfie to try and avert a robotic […]
A new Jacqueline Wilson is always a cause for celebration and in this new standalone novel, she transports readers to the glamour and decadence of Britain’s Roaring Twenties. Quick-step lively and full of winning characters, it’s also a sensitively told story of class division and family loss that will catch junior readers in its spell. […]
Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week, 7 April 2019 From the author of The Roman Mysteries comes a nail-biting time-travel adventure, set in London. Waterstones No related posts.