Author: Terry Pratchett Publisher: Penguin Books ISBN: 978-0-552-57335-8 Published Date: 12th January 2017 RRP: ££6.99
In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet... That's the old story everyone knows and loves. But now the Carpet is home to many different tribes and peoples and there's a new story in the making.
The story of Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction across the Carpet. The story of power-hungry mouls - and of two Munrung brothers, who set out on an amazing adventure. It's a story that will come to a terrible end - if someone doesn't do something about it. If everyone doesn't do something about it...
The Bone Sparrow
Author: Zana Frallion Publisher: Hachette Children's Group ISBN: 978-1-51010-155-5 Published Date: 12th January 2017 RRP: ££6.99
Born in a refugee camp, all Subhi knows of the world is that he's at least 19 fence diamonds high, the nice Jackets never stay long, and at night he dreams that the sea finds its way to his tent, bringing with it unusual treasures. And one day it brings him Jimmie, a scruffy impatient girl from the other side of the fence.
Carrying a notebook that she's unable to read and wearing a sparrow made out of bone around her neck - both talismans of her family's past and the mother she's lost - Jimmie strikes up an unlikely friendship with Subhi beyond the fence.
The Ghost Light
Author: Sarah Rubin Publisher: Chicken House Books ISBN: 978-1-91002-87-2 Published Date: 5th January 2017 RRP: ££6.99
Days before opening night, the ghost light – left on at night to appease the ghosts of actors – is extinguished. Alice digs into the Beryl’s past, sleuthing in a network of dark back-stage corridors and cobwebby storage rooms. Gradually, she starts to uncover the hundred-year-old secret of the theatre: a stolen diamond. Is the Beryl haunted by a ghost – or a living thief?
Mabel Jones and the Doomsday Book
Author: Will Mabbitt Publisher: Puffin Books ISBN: 978-0-141-36293-9 Published Date: 9th Feburary RRP: ££6.99
Mabel Jones is on her way to the city of Otom in search of the legendary Doomsday Book - an ancient document that might help her save the hooman race.
But Otom is a dangerous place, packed with soldiers, spies and stinking rebels. Can Mabel escape with the book, or will she fall victim to the dreaded Grand Zhoul . . . ?
Julia is very short for her age, but by the end of the summer she’ll realize how big she is inside, where it counts.
When Julia is cast as a munchkin in a production of The Wizard of Oz, she must learn to take her turn in the spotlight. Can her friends persuade her to step out of the shadows and realise that she may not be as tall as everyone else, but she more than deserves to hold her head high?
Take The Key And Lock Her Up
Author: Ally Carter Publisher: Orchard Books ISBN: 978-1-40833-440-9 Published Date: 26th January 2017 RRP: ££6.99
The third and final instalment in the thrilling Embassy Row series.
Grace has discovered that she's the lost princess of Adria ... but some people would prefer she stay lost. With her brother's life hanging in the balance and secret assassins everywhere, life on Embassy Row has never been more dangerous.
To save her family and the boys she loves, Grace must risk everything. If she wins, she'll inherit a throne. If she loses, she'll meet the same fate as the rest of the royal family...
Just Like My Mummy
Author: David Melling Publisher: Hachette Children's Group ISBN: 9781444931792 Published Date: 9th Feburary RRP: ££6.99
One mischievous little lion cub is keen to show how he can act just like his mum. But when it comes to bedtime, there's no one as good as her!
The Koala Who Could
Author: Rachel Bright Publisher: Hachette Children's Group ISBN: 9781408331644 Published Date: 9th February 2017 RRP: ££6.99
Sometimes change comes along whether we like it or not . . . but if you let it, change can be the making of you. Kevin the Koala discovers this and more in this delightful picture book from the bestselling creators of The Lion Inside!
How Do I Love You?
Author: Caroline Jayne Church Publisher: Hachette Children's Group ISBN: 9781444925616 Published Date: 9th February 2017 RRP: ££6.99
Through the seasons, and the ups and downs - love will shine through, whatever the weather. A charming exploration of love, using nature's many delights, to show just how much a child is loved.
Ten Little Pirates
Author: Mike Brownlow Publisher: Orchard Books ISBN: 9781408346457 Published Date: 9th February 2017 RRP: ££6.99
Ten little pirates set out to sea in search of adventure. But what will the ten little pirates do when they meet a hurricane... and a giant squid... and a HUNGRY SHARK?
This fun-filled rhyming story, which incorporates counting backwards from ten to one, is great to share with young children who are learning about numbers. The colourful, humorous illustrations feature objects to spot and count on every page. With a bouncy, rhythmic text and lots of great sound words, this piratical adventure is perfect for sharing again and again.
Nat's Naughty Nits
Author: Giles Andreae Publisher: Orchard Books ISBN: 9781408329375 Published Date: 9th February 2017 RRP: ££6.99
When some scritchy-scratchy nits climb on to Nat's head, they get up to all sorts of naughty things... This hilarious tale of getting nits (and getting rid of them) is guaranteed to give children the giggles.
With bouncy, rhyming text from Giles Andreae, author of the bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance, and wonderfully wacky illustrations from rising talent, Jess Mikhail, this book will appeal to any child (young or old!) who's ever wondered exactly what nits get up to...
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