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New Book Releases – June 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

The Cow Who Fell To Earth
Released 1st June 2017

One night a star CRASH-LANDS right on top of a flock of bumbling sheep.

But the star is not a star… It’s a little lost cow. And all she can say is ‘WOOOOOO’. How will she find her way home when nobody can understand a word she’s saying?

Both stylish and sweet, this hilarious tale is packed with Nadia Shireen’s adorable animal characters – perfect for all those who loved The Bumblebear.

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

There's a Monster in Your Book
Released 29th June 2017

Bestselling author of The Christmasuarus, Tom Fletcher, has written a brand new picture book perfect for bedtime, where a mischievous monster has invaded the pages of your child’s book! This read-aloud, interactive picture book treat invites children to make magic happen page by page, tilting, spinning and shaking the book, and then seeing the funny results when each page is turned. A fantastic celebration of all the fun that can be had with a book, with a wonderful wind-down bedtime ending!

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Muffins for Mummies
Released 1st June 2017

George bravely explores the museum to see,

Who’s been stealing the cakes on the sly. 

It could be the mammoth – or maybe the knight? 

Or that mummy who’s lurking nearby . . .

Join George for a Night at the Museum-style adventure in the latest title in the bestselling picture book series George’s Amazing Adventures. This time someone’s been stealing cakes from the museum café and George (armed with 25 muffins as bait) is off to crack the crime!

Can George and his faithful puppy Trixie track down the criminal without getting squashed by a great big mammoth?

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Children’s Books

Max Crumbly
Released 15th June 2017

Meet Max Crumbly, the NEW dork on the block, in the second instalment of a brand NEW series from Rachel Renée Russell, the author of the phenomenal Dork Diaries series – now with over 36 million copies in print worldwide!

When we last left our hero, Max Crumbly, he had crash-landed on top of a Mighty Meat Monster pizza after taking a late night tumble through the vents at South Ridge Middle School – and he was completely surrounded by three ruthless criminals!

Will Max be shredded to bits like mozzarella cheese on the hard and crunchy pizza crust of doom? Can his friend and sidekick, computer whiz Erin, help get him out of this sticky situation alive?

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Never Say Die
Released 1st June 2017

Alex Rider is back in this brand new, explosive mission in the number one bestselling series. In this adrenaline-fueled, action-packed adventure, Alex Rider is trying to get his life back on track after the traumatic events of his last mission. But even Alex can’t fight the past …especially when it holds a deadly secret.

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Love From Lexie
Released 15th June 2017

Ever since Lexie’s mum vanished, her world hasn’t stopped spinning. A new home, a new school – even a new family but Lexie never gives up hope that her mum will come back and writes her letters every day to tell her all about her new life.

There’s plenty to tell – the new group of misfits she calls friends, the talent for music she never knew she had and the gorgeous boy with blue eyes and secrets to hide. But her letters remain unanswered and she’s starting to feel more alone than ever.

Lexie’s about to learn that sometimes you need to get lost in order to be found . . .

The first in a gorgeous new series from the bestselling author of the Chocolate Box Girls and the perfect next step for fans of Jacqueline Wilson.

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Young Adult

Resurrection
Released 1st June 2017

The skeleton detective is coming back to life… again! It’s the tenth, triumphant novel in the Skulduggery Pleasant series, and it will rearrange your world.

Skulduggery and Valkyrie are back in the tenth instalment in the bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series – an incredible and unexpected treat for the legions of fans around the world.

We can’t say much but we can say this: Skulduggery and Valkyrie are going to team up with beloved characters from the first 9 books as well as an all-new cast, including new teen co-star Omen Darkly, for an adventure that takes the story to truly global proportions… while answering questions that go right back to the beginning.

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

Once and for all
Released 8th June 2017

As bubbly as champagne and delectable as wedding cake, Once and for All, is set in the world of wedding planning, where crises are routine.

Louna spends her summers helping brides plan their perfect day and handling every kind of crises: missing brides, scene-stealing bridesmaids and controlling grooms. Not surprising then, that she’s deeply cynical about happy-ever-afters, especially since her own first love ended in tragedy.

When handsome girl magnet Ambrose enters her life, Louna won’t take him seriously. But Ambrose hates not getting what he wants and Louna is the girl he’s been waiting for.

Maybe it’s not too late for a happy ending after all?

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

The Names They Gave Us
Released 1st June 2017

From the acclaimed author of When We Collided comes a vibrant, compelling story of love, loss, faith, and friendship.

Lucy Hansson was ready for a perfect summer with her boyfriend, working at her childhood Bible camp on the lake and spending quality time with her parents. But when her mom’s cancer reappears, Lucy falters–in her faith and in her ability to cope. When her boyfriend “pauses” their relationship and her summer job switches to a different camp–one for troubled kids–Lucy isn’t sure how much more she can handle. Attempting to accept a new normal, Lucy slowly regains footing among her vibrant, diverse coworkers, Sundays with her mom, and a crush on a fellow counselor. But when long-hidden family secrets emerge, can Lucy set aside her problems and discover what grace really means?

Emotionally-charged and unforgettable, Emery Lord’s storytelling shines with the promise of new love and true friendship, even in the face of life’s biggest challenges.

(Synopsis and image from Amazon)

 

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