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New Book Releases – May 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

Pirates in the Supermarket
Released 4th May 2017

There’s an anchor in the butter! There’s a spyglass by the juice! There are parrots on the carrots! There are PIRATES on the loose! For one little boy, a trip to the supermarket is turned upside down. A swashbuckling pirate crew wreak havoc in the aisles, but the grown-ups can’t see them. Can he convince the pirates to behave? A hilarious new picture book from the bestselling author and illustrator team behind DINOSAURS IN THE SUPERMARKET.

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Supertato
Released 4th May 2017

It’s Sports Day in the supermarket and all the veggies are in training. Everyone has been practising hard and is ready and raring to go. However, a new competitor joins the event, accompanied by The Evil Pea, and is determined to win all the prizes. Things don’t seem quite right… but will Supertato be able to foil his nemesis’ plan in time?
Another laugh-out-loud story from the bestselling, award-winning Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet.

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Little Monster
Released 4th May 2017

Join Little Monster and his dad on their big day out, filled with cars, buses, trains, trucks and more! Dad and Little Monster are going to the fair, but the car breaks down and the rescue truck gets stuck . . . Will they be in time to ride the ghost train?

Lift the flaps to find out!

Fans of Nick Sharratt’s instantly recognisable style will love the combination of bold artwork, lovable characters and simple, lively text in this beautiful picture book. The perfect interactive lift-the-flap book for parents and children to enjoy together. Great for children age 3 years and up.

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Children’s Books

The Worlds Worst Children 2
Released 25th May 2017

The brilliant follow-up to David Walliams’ bestseller The World’s Worst Children! Ten more stories about a brand new gang of hilariously horrible kids from everyone’s favourite children’s author, illustrated in glorious full colour by Tony Ross.

If you thought you had read about the World’s Worst Children already, you’re in for a rather nasty shock. The beastly boys and gruesome girls in this book are even ruder, even more disgusting and WORSE than you could ever imagine!

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Wave me Goodbye
Released 18th May 2017

September, 1939. As the Second World War begins, ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train with her schoolmates. She doesn’t know where she’s going, or what’s going to happen to her when she gets there. All she has been told is that she’s going on ‘a little holiday’.

Shirley is billeted in the country, with two boys from East End London, Kevin and Archie – and their experiences living in the strange, half-empty Red House, with the mysterious and reclusive Mrs Waverley, will change their lives for ever.

Award-winning, bestselling and beloved author Jacqueline Wilson turns to this period of history for the first time, in this beautiful, moving story of friendship and bravery against the backdrop of the worst conflict the world has ever known.

9+

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

 

Dark Prophecy
Released 2nd May 2017

The second title in Rick Riordan’s Trials of Apollo series – set in the action-packed world of Percy Jackson.

The god Apollo, cast down to earth and trapped in the form of a gawky teenage boy as punishment, must set off on the second of his harrowing (and hilarious) trials.

He and his companions seek the ancient oracles – restoring them is the only way for Apollo to reclaim his place on Mount Olympus – but this is easier said than done.

Somewhere in the American Midwest is a haunted cave that may hold answers for Apollo in his quest to become a god again . . . if it doesn’t kill him or drive him insane first. Standing in Apollo’s way is the second member of the evil Triumvirate – a Roman emperor whose love of bloodshed and spectacle makes even Nero look tame.

To survive the encounter, Apollo will need the help of a now-mortal goddess, a bronze dragon, and some familiar demigod faces from Camp Half-Blood. With them by his side, can Apollo face down the greatest challenge of his four thousand years of existence?

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

 

Young Adult

Release
Released 4th May 2017

The most personal and tender novel yet from Patrick Ness, the twice Carnegie Medal-winning author of A Monster Calls. It’s Saturday, it’s summer and, although he doesn’t know it yet, everything in Adam Thorn’s life is going to fall apart. But maybe, just maybe, he’ll find freedom from the release. Time is running out though, because way across town, a ghost has risen from the lake…

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Red Nemesis
Released 4th May 2017

BEFORE THE MAN BECAME THE LEGEND.
BEFORE THE BOY BECAME THE MAN.

James is back in Steve Cole’s fourth and final blistering Young Bond adventure . . .

James is on home soil when he receives a package with a message from beyond the grave. The package’s mysterious contents put James at the heart of a long-running plot that, if it runs its course, will paint London’s streets red with blood. Not only will James have to fight to stay alive and save the country he loves, but to clear the Bond family name, which he holds so dear. The stakes couldn’t be higher, and James doesn’t know who he can trust . . .

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Bodyguard
Released 4th May 2017

The new and explosive book in Chris Bradford’s Bodyguard series.

Russia – the most dangerous place on earth to be a bodyguard.

Teenage bodyguard Connor Reeves faces his deadliest assignment yet. In a country governed by criminals, he must protect Feliks, the only son of Russian billionaire and politician, Viktor Malkov.

Viktor wants to change Russia for the good of all its people. But the mafia have different plans and a contract is out for the billionaire’s life. With Feliks being the one chink in his father’s armour, Connor must join forces with his rival Jason to act as a bulletproof shield against blackmail, assassination and kidnapping.

This is the first mission Connor and Jason have worked together. And with a deadly assassin on the loose it could be their last…

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Written by Jodie

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