NEW BOOKS IN DECEMBER 8-12 and 12+

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50 Wacky Things Humans Do, published by Quarto

Did you know that a sneeze moves at about 100 mph? Or that an average person sheds up to 500 million skin cells a day? Did you know that a large portion of the cells in your body are not human?

50 Wacky Things Humans Do describes 50 unbelievably weird things about the human body that seem too crazy to be true, but are!

The Walter Foster Jr. Creative Team develops fun and imaginative books and kits for children of all ages. Encouraging learning and exploring, Walter Foster Jr. titles cover a wide range of subjects

Lisa Perrett began life as an Art Director in corporate advertising. Heeding the siren song of clean living and a clear presence of mind, she struck out on her own, diving head first into the land of the little people, illustrating for kid’s media and designing imaginative branding for businesses along with designing a super fantastic toy and candy store called Robot Candy Co.

Enter our competition to win a copy of 50 Wacky Things Humans Do, plus two other books from Quarto ( closing date 18th December 2017).

I Funny: School of Laughs by James Patterson, published by Arrow Young

Teaching other kids how to be funny is the toughest gig that Jamie Grimm has ever had, and with the highest stakes. If he fails, his school library will be shut down for good!

Even though he has a national contest trophy and a TV show under his belt, Jamie Grimm isn’t one to sit back and relax. When his school has a major funding crisis, Jamie hits on a bright idea to save the day – a comedy class for the other students. Little does he know that making jokes and teaching jokes are two very different things… and he’s only good at one of them.

With the fate of his school’s library on his shoulders, Jamie has to dig deep to see if he has what it takes to succeed at his most difficult challenge yet.

The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher, published by Puffin

The Christmasaurus is a story about a boy named William Trundle, and a dinosaur, the Christmasaurus. It’s about how they meet one Christmas Eve and have a magical adventure. It’s about friendship and families, sleigh bells and Santa, singing elves and flying reindeer, music and magic. It’s about discovering your heart’s true desire, and learning that the impossible might just be possible . . .

Drawing Animals, published by Usborne

An innovative book brimming with easy ideas for drawing animals. Simple step-by-step instructions show how to draw and paint all kinds of creatures from hairy orangutans to hunting tigers. Includes many different techniques to try, from drawing on a computer to shading with chalk pastels and painting with watercolours.

Enter our competition for your chance to win a copy of Drawing Animals (closing 31st December).

The Slime Book: All You Need to Know to Make the Perfect Slime, published by DK

Over 30 gloopy, gooey, gross-out-your-friends DIY slime recipes, showing you how to make your very own slime!

Play, poke, push, pull, and pop awesome easy-to-follow slime recipes, all of which use inexpensive, accessible, and safe everyday products. Create Monster Slime with googly eyes, prepare for an eruption with Volcanic Slime and tuck in to some yummy EDIBLE chocolate slime! Learn the science behind these slime creations with amazing fact boxes and carry on the fun with recipe variations.

The latest addictive kids’ activity, making your own slime is the ultimate sticky and squidgy fun – are you ready to create slime? Then get goo-ing!

City of Bones Anniversary Edition by Cassandra Clare, published by Walker (10+)

The tenth anniversary of Cassandra Clare’s phenomenal City of Bones demands a luxe new edition. The pride of any fan’s collection, City of Bones now has new cover art, over thirty interior illustrations,  and six new full-page colour portraits of everyone’s favourite characters!  This beautifully crafted collector’s item also includes a new piece written by Cassandra Clare. A perfect gift  for the Shadowhunter fan in your life.

This is the book where  Clary Fray first discovered the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of  warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world and back to their  own. The book where she first met Jace Wayland, the best Shadowhunter of  his generation. The book that started it all.

12+

Star Wars The Last Jedi Visual Dictionary, published by DK

Star Wars: The Last Jedi™ The Visual Dictionary is the definitive guide to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Perfect for any fan, The Visual Dictionary reveals the characters, creatures, droids, locations, and technology from the new film.  Packed with 100+ images and information as penned by Star Wars™ scribe Pablo Hidalgo, it’s a must-have for all fans who want to go beyond the movie experience.

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