NEW BOOKS FOR 5-8 in JULY

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Around the World in Numbers, by Clive Gifford, illustrated by Josh Hurley, published by Egmont

Grab your suitcase and explore the world through numbers big and small in this fascinating non-fiction gift book, perfect for young adventurers!

Travel on a fascinating voyage of discovery through all the continents of the world and find out what amazing numbers are connected to extraordinary facts. Around the World in Numbers is full of interesting, diverse feature spreads, all about building marvels, amazing animals, record-breaking sports and incredible treasures, to keep busy little minds engaged for hours.

The Giant’s Necklace, by Michael Morpurgo, published by Simon & Schuster

A tense and thrilling ghost story from the internationally acclaimed author of War Horse. It all began with a necklace, made of glistening pink cowrie shells. A long, long necklace that had taken Cherry days – weeks – of careful, painstaking work. It was nearly complete, and Cherry was determined it would be the longest necklace she had ever made; that it would be fit for a giant! But the end of the holidays had arrived. “You’ve only got today, Cherry,” said her mother. “Just today, that’s all.” Cherry didn’t mind, a day would be enough – she only needed a few more shells. So, amidst the taunts of her older brothers, she set out to search for them. Then the clouds grew dark and the waves grew large, and as the storm blew in, Cherry realized, to her horror, that she was cut off from the shore. From then on, events began to take a decidedly dark turn. One from which there was no turning back

To read the first chapter, please click here

The Bolds on Holiday, by Julian Clary, illustrated by David Roberts, published by Andersen Press

The Bolds are back in a wildly funny new adventure from comedian and author Julian Clary.

It’s the summer holidays and the Bolds are off to the seaside. But it’s not long before trouble sniffs them out, and one of them goes missing. Can the Bolds come to the rescue and carry on camping?

‘Silliness and fun’ Sunday Times, Children’s Book of the Week

‘Laughs from the first page to the last’ The Week Junior

Kitty’s Magic 4: Star the Little Farm Cat, by Ella Moonheart, published by Bloomsbury

Kitty is magical! Kitty can turn into a cat!

Kitty is off to visit Aunt Wendy at Strawberry Lane Farm! She is excited to meet all the animals – especially the old farm cat, Star, and Daisy, an adorable black and white puppy. But Star and Daisy both have tricky problems to solve. Kitty will have to figure out how to help Star without the Cat Council’s advice! And what about Daisy? Should a Cat Guardian like Kitty ever help a dog?

Ella Moonheart grew up telling fun and exciting stories to anyone who would listen. Now that she’s an author, she’s thrilled to be able to tell stories to so many more children with her Kitty’s Magic books. Ella loves all animals, but cats most of all! She wishes she could turn into one just like Kitty, but she’s happy to just play with her pet cat, Nibbles – when she’s not writing her books, of course!

Meet Kitty’s friends, find out fab feline facts and take a look inside the book.

The World of  Norm: Must End Soon by Jonathan Meres, published by Hachette

 The TWELFTH – AND FINAL – hilarious title in this award-winning, laugh-out-loud series. Get ready for Norm’s most outrageous adventure yet!

Norm knew it was going to be one of those days when he woke up and found himself about to pee in his mum’s wardrobe … No change there then. Well, except that last time it was his dad’s wardrobe. Apart from that, though, it’s the same old same old, over and over again. No one understands him. Everything’s unfair.  Blah, blah, flipping blah.  You’d think Norm’s thirteenth birthday might cheer him up, right? WRONG!

But even the worst nightmares have to end sooner or later, don’t they?

FINGERS FLIPPING CROSSED!!!

Big Brown Bear’s Cave, by Yuval Zommer, published by Templar

Big Brown Bear’s new cave just doesn’t feel right, so he fills it with all kinds of STUFF. Soon there is no room to stretch or scratch and no room for his friends to come and visit – something’s got to give!

Win a bundle of Yuval Zommer’s books (closing date is the 30th July 2017).

Hello Happy, by Stephanie Clarkson, published by Studio Press

Hello Happy! is an interactive self-care activity book for children aged 7+ to colour and doodle their way to happiness, calm and confidence.

The encouraging and simple activities and exercises tackle anxiety, sadness and stress; children will enjoy using their creativity to combat negative feelings, work out why they feel worried and how to put stress back in its place through writing, colouring, doodling and drawing.

 

This Is Not A Fairy Tale, by Will Mabbitt and Fred Blunt, published by Puffin

A sequel to the acclaimed This Is Not A Bedtime Story by rising stars Will Mabbitt and Fred Blunt.

Sophie doesn’t want a fairy tale about drippy princesses and pompous princes, she wants the princess to do the rescuing, with a ferocious, fighting transformer! Together Sophie and her dad revolutionise story time for a second time in this clever, funny and heart-ravingly exciting picture book, sure to inspire and delight every little girl and boy.

Storytime will never be the same again.

Chloe’s Secret Fairy Godmother Club, by Emma Barnes, published by Scholastic

Eliza’s not sure about the news that she is going to be a big sister, but when her friends Chloe and Aisha say that they can practise by becoming fairy godmothers, a new club is born: The Secret Fairy Godmother Club. But the three friends soon find out that being a fairy godmother isn’t easy, especially when their homemade love potion goes wrong and their magical makeover doesn’t turn out quite so magical after all… Can the Club fix everything in time before the new baby arrives?

Little Legends: The Story Tree, by Tom Percival, published by Macmillan

Meet Jack and his talking chicken Betsy, Red, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, and a host of other Little Legends as they have fantastic new adventures!

It’s time to save Tale Town! Tale Town is on lockdown as Mayor Fitch prepares for an attack from the trolls. Desperate to gain the trolls’ magical power, he is encouraging a war and gambling his town’s safety on his quest for magical power.

The children of Tale Town learn from their troll-child friend that Hurrilan, the leader of the trolls, is planning an attack. They must move fast to save their troll friend from danger, release Rufaro from Hurrilan’s crystal ball and convince the people of Tale Town of Fitch’s evil plan. All seems lost until a leaf from the story tree changes everything . . .