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New Book Releases – April 2017

This post will keep you up to date with new titles being released and will be divided into categories of Picture books, Children’s books and Young Adult Books. Please comment and let us know if they were worth waiting for or if there are any other books we should be getting excited about!

If any local schools would like to order any of the books on the list then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Picture Books

Glitter
Released 6th April 2017

Gloria the rhino LOVES glitter. It’s her favourite colour (even though everyone knows glitter isn’t a real colour). Everywhere Gloria goes, she leaves a little bit of glittery happiness behind her. But BEWARE! Once glitter gets out of the pot, it goes EVERYWHERE! Uh-oh!

This hilarious new book from Stella J Jones (The Very Grumpy Day) and Judi Abbot (Train!) is a sparkly celebration of glitter and the little ones who love it. With glorious glitter on every page, children won’t be able to resist reading this fabulous story again and again!

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Mrs Mole I'm Home!
Released 6th April 2017

From Jarvis, the creator of Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth, comes another truly unmissable, hilarious adventure about a daddy mole who has mislaid his spectacles. Morris can’t find them anywhere. So, he decides to go on without them, trusting his instincts to lead him the right way home to his waiting family and delicious dinner of worm noodles. “Mrs Mole, I’m homeeee!” he sings as he burrows right into some poor unsuspecting rabbit family’s hole. Oh dear. Without his spectacles, Morris really can’t see a single thing – how will he ever get home? With perfect comic timing and a whole lot of heart, Jarvis will have all readers rooting for Morris to find his family, and rejoicing in the idea that – glasses or no glasses – you can always make your way back to home sweet home.

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

School Gremlins
Released 6th April 2017

The side-splittingly funny follow-up to Supermarket Gremlins, from bestselling husband and wide duo, Adam and Charlotte Guillain.

Cheeky gremlins are guzzling school dinners, howling in music class, and is that a GREMLIN BOTTOM peeking out of the paint box?! Lift the flaps to find them all!

Another rhyming romp from Adam and Charlotte Guillain, packed with madcap fun and silly humour, perfectly matched with Chris Chatterton’s joyous artwork. With tons of flaps to lift, cheeky gremlins to find and a settling ending about quiet storytime, this is the perfect picture book to help parents, teachers and librarians calm down lively little gremlins age 3 years and up.

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Children’s Books

The Gold Thief
Released 6th April 2017

From the author of bestselling debut NED’S CIRCUS OF MARVELS… Roll up, roll up, and prepare to be AMAZED AGAIN by Ned and the marvellous, magical, monstrous flying circus!

Ned and his family are trying to be ordinary except for the small fact that they AREN’T. AT ALL. Because on the run up to Christmas everything is ruined when all the world’s gold goes missing, along with its leading scientists. Which doesn’t really have anything to do with Ned… until it does. When an oily thief and his pet monster turn up at Ned’s door, Ned finds himself on the run again… and racing to find out what this new villain wants.

Meanwhile, in the shadows, a machine with a mind of its own vies for power, and mysterious men in grey suits are watching the Circus of Marvels’ every move. Together with his best friend Lucy, his clockwork mouse and his shadow, Ned must use his growing magical powers to try to uncover a secret that could end them all…

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

The Flying Carpet Thief
Released 6th April 2017

The detectives at Wings and Co are in a bit of bother. There is a lost leprechaun on the loose and carpets are flying all over the village of Podgy Bottom, as if by magic. Oh, and worst of all, Fidget the cat has vanished on VERY URGENT business. It looks like a tricky case for our fairy detectives . . .

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Timmy Failure
Released 27th April 2017

Everyone’s favourite best worst detective is back in Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants, the sixth book in the bestselling series that’s perfect for fans of Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates. Timmy is in Key West, Florida, ostensibly for the honeymoon of his mother and Doorman Dave – if they even got married, which Timmy doubts. Unfortunately for Timmy, crime doesn’t take a holiday. And because Total has fled to Cuba, Timmy must rely on a new partner for help: Doorman Dave’s nephew Emilio. Meanwhile, a surprise newcomer shows up in Timmy’s life and, as if things couldn’t get more hectic, Timmy’s pants have been stolen by a six-toed cat.

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Young Adult

Straight Outta Crongton
Released 6th April 2017

Round these ends, it’s hard to hold on to your dreams

Life’s a constant hustle for Mo. Her mum’s boyfriend Lloyd is just another man who likes to beat down women; the South Crong streets are fraught with hazards and nasty G’s; and when it comes to matters of the heart . . . she’s still hung up on Sam.

No wonder she’s vexed so much of the time.

Thank god her sistrens, Elaine and Naomi, are on her side: if one of them falls then they all fall.

But when badness goes down and a life is left hanging in the balance, Mo has to face her hot urge for revenge . . . and she might end up losing more than she wins.

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Beetle Queen
Released 6th April 2017

Cruel beetle fashionista, Lucretia Cutter, is at large with her yellow ladybird spies. When Darkus, Virginia and Bertolt discover further evidence of her evil, they’re determined to stop her. But the three friends are in trouble. Darkus’ dad has forbidden them to investigate any further – and Lucretia’s disgusting crooks, Humphrey and Pickering, are out of prison. Hope rests on Novak, Lucretia’s daughter and a Hollywood actress, but the beetle diva is always one scuttle ahead …

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Straight Outta Nerdsville
Released 6th April 2017

Blog! You have NO IDEA how happy I am right now. I’m smiling so much, I look like The Joker in a wind tunnel.
GET A LOAD OF THIS:
– Harry, Ad, Greeny, and me are living in our own flat, right in the heart of the city. I know, amazing! We’re city-slicking, hard-hustling, good-timing, not-even-missing-our-mummies-one-little-bit city boys.
– The Sound Experience are about to sign a major recording contract and as their manager I intend to shake the music industry to its core with my unconventional approach.
– AND I’m dating a cool older girl, who is totally into my sophisticated city-boy charm.
Big things are happening! The Tammerstone Massive are keeping it real and living it large. Fame, fortune, and fast cars await . . . it definitely won’t end in failure, fiasco, or fighting . . .
The fourth book about the unstoppable, unfathomable, and unbelievable Joe Cowley, in a series being hailed as Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets The Inbetweeners.
(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Written by Jodie

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