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New books in June (12+)

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[New books in June for ages 0-55-88-12]

The Paper & Hearts Society by Lucy Powrie, published by Hodder Children’s Books

A brand new series from Booktuber Lucy Powrie about what happens when you give up on trying to fit in and let your weird out! It’s time to join The Paper & Hearts Society …

Tabby Brown is tired of trying to fit in. She doesn’t want to go to parties – in fact, she would much rather snuggle up on the sofa with her favourite book. Then Tabby joins a club that promises to celebrate books. What could go wrong? EVERYTHING – especially when making new friends brings out an AWKWARD BUZZING feeling all over her body. But Olivia, Cassie, Henry and Ed have something that makes Tabby come back. Maybe it’s the Austen-themed fancy-dress parties, or Ed’s fluffy cat Mrs Simpkins, or could it be Henry himself …

Can Tabby let her weird out AND live THE BEST BOOKISH LIFE POSSIBLE?

 

Alex in Wonderland by Simon James Green, published by Scholastic

A novel that will have you laughing out loud one minute, and swooning the next!

In the town of Newsands, painfully shy Alex is abandoned by his two best friends for the summer. But he unexpectedly lands a part-time job at Wonderland, a run-down amusement arcade on the seafront, where he gets to know the teenage misfits who work there. Alex starts to come out of his shell, and even starts to develop feelings for co-worker Ben… who, as Alex’s bad luck would have it, has a girlfriend.

Then as debtors close in on Wonderland and mysterious, threatening notes start to appear, the teens take it on themselves to save their declining employer. But, like everything in Wonderland, nothing is quite what it seems…

[Contains sexual references]

 

How to be Luminous by Harriet Reuter Hapgood, published by Macmillan Children’s Books

A heart-wrenching story about the aftermath of tragedy and the power of self-belief and love. Harriet Reuter Hapgood’s beautiful writing radiates with colour.

When seventeen-year-old Minnie Sloe’s mother disappears, so does her ability to see colour. How can young artist Minnie create when all she sees is black-and-white? Will her mysterious ailment – and grief – stop her from following in her mother’s footsteps and becoming a famous artist?

Middle child Minnie and her two sisters have always been able to get through anything together – growing up without fathers, living the eccentric artist lifestyle, and riding out their mother’s mental highs and lows. But losing their mother irrevocably breaks them, and Minnie wonders if she could lose everything: her family, her future, her first love . . . and maybe even her mind.

 

Dear Evan Hansen written by Val Emmich, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Steven Levenson, published by Penguin

High school senior Evan Hansen has been given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. When the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy took his own life, he did so in possession of a letter Evan had written to himself. Now everyone thinks they were best friends. As he helps Connor’s family deal with their grief, it’s clear that Evan isn’t invisible anymore – even to the girl of his dreams. Every day is suddenly amazing. But Evan is soon pulled deeper into Connor’s family’s swirl of anger, regret, and confusion. And then everything starts to go wrong…

 

The Careers Handbook, published by DK

This practical and inspirational handbook for young people struggling with deciding on a career path features more than 400 careers, with 134 main categories and hundreds of related careers, alongside helpful advice.

Careers are grouped into categories, including Performing Arts, Media, and Journalism, Science and Research, Construction, and Health and Medicine – allowing for quick reference and easy discovery of similar jobs in that field. Each entry also includes “at-a-glance” summary panels, providing information on interests, entry qualifications, lifestyle, location, and the realities of the job, alongside a Skills Guide panel, which help readers assess their suitability for that career.

This indispensable guide is ideal for teenagers and newly qualified graduates. Career counsellors will also find this a trustworthy companion for helping students with their future career planning. 

 

The Safest Lies written by Megan Miranda, published by Penguin

From the New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger comes a captivating psychological thriller about a girl who must face her darkest fears – but can she outrun the past?

Kelsey has lived most of her life in a shadow of suspicion, raised to see danger everywhere. Her mother hasn’t set foot outside their front door in seventeen years, since she escaped from her kidnappers. Kelsey knows she’s supposed to keep a low profile and stay off the grid for their protection, but that plan is shattered when her dramatic car accident and rescue by volunteer firefighter and classmate Ryan Baker sparks media coverage. A few days later, she arrives home to find her mother missing. Now, to have a chance at a future, Kelsey will have to face her darkest fears. Because someone is coming for her. And the truth about the past may end up being the most dangerous thing of all.

 

The Modern Faerie Tales by Holly Black, published by Simon & Schuster

When Kaye saves the life of a strange, injured young man in the woods near her New Jersey home, she has no way of knowing that her life is forever changed. For she will soon become an unwilling pawn in an ancient power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms—a struggle that could very well mean her death.

Elsewhere, Valerie is a runaway who has taken up with a gang of squatters in New York City. When one of them talks Val into tracking down the lair of a mysterious creature, she finds herself torn between her affection for an honorable monster and her fear of what her new friends are becoming.

As Kaye and Valerie delve deeper into the realm of faerie, can they save themselves from the dark magic of the fey courts—and protect their hearts?

 

 

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