It’s May and there’s some excellent new releases out there and the very wonderful people at Walker Books have sent me another package of children’s and teen books! You can expect to see some reviews of these lovely books over the next month so but for now, here’s what came in the post 😀 !
First there’s the Middle Grade and Young Adult books…
Here I Stand (YA) by Amnesty International UK (various contributors) – Through short stories and poetry, twenty-five leading authors and illustrators, including Neil Gaiman, explore the top human rights issues facing young people today. Now is the time to take a stand and make a difference.
The Teenage guide to Friends (YA) by Nicola Morgan – comprehensive guide to teenage friendships, including sections on making friends, keeping friendships strong, and what happens when they break down – as well as online friendships, cyber-bullying, peer pressure and group behaviour, toxic friendships and frenemies, and empathy.
Julius Zebra: Bundle with the Britons (MG) by Gary Northfield – Julius and his pals must go to the far-off and strange land of Britain to win over the crowds of Hadrian’s empire. But this will be no happy-go-lucky holiday. A hilarious romp and mad-cap story set in Roman Britain, cram-packed with jokes and bursting with action.
The Tale of Angelino Brown (MG) by David Almond & Alex T Smith – Bert and Betty Brown have got themselves a little angel. Bert found him in his top pocket when he was driving his bus. What a wonder! But Mrs Mole is not so sure. Nor is Professor Smellie. Or the mysterious bloke in black who claims to be a School Inspector …
Release (YA) by Patrick Ness -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.
Poor Louie by Tony Fucile – Poor Louie! Life is perfect for this pup until Mum’s belly starts getting bigger…
King of the Sky by Nicola Davies & Laura Carlen – A powerful and beautifully illustrated story about migration and the meaning of home, endorsed by Amnesty International.
Things to do With Dad by Sam Zuppardi – A morning of fun with Dad takes a turn for the boring when a long to-do list interferes. Can a young boy figure out how to turn an obstacle into an opportunity in this nearly wordless picture book?
Some Fun Pop-up books…
No, Nancy, No! by Alice Tait – Nancy and her sausage dog Roger are ready for a day out in London! But is London ready for naughty Nancy?
Kiki & Bobo’s Sunny Day by Yasmeen Ismail – Join bouncy Kiki and shy Bobo for a day at the seaside in this charming lift-the-flap story, perfect for very young children.
And a special for Harry Potter fans…
J K Rowling’s Wizarding World Creatures Magical Film Projections – Using black line illustrations on framed acetate pages, this enchanting book allows fans to project their favourite scenes from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them films at home with a torch.
Do you like the look of any of these books? I realise I’ve got a LOT of reading and reviewing to get done, I’ve got so many books the last few weeks (plus even more from NetGalley 😮 ) that I’m flooded with books…but I’m not complaining! 🙂
You can look forward to these books getting reviewed on this blog, in a random order, in the next few weeks! But in the meantime, tell me, do any of the books interest you?
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