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Mums NI Book Nook - April 2020

Mums NI Book Nook - April 2020

Mums NI Book Nook - April 2020
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Written by Mums NI on Friday, 03 April 2020 Posted in: Mums NI Book Nook

Welcome to the April edition of Mums NI Book Nook where you will find the latest reads for you and your family as recommended by our resident book worm to get you through this period of lockdown.

We are excited about the new books from the likes of David Walliams and Nick Spalding.

Read on to find out more.

Mums NI Book Nook - April 2020
Mums NI Book Nook - April 2020

That's Not My Kangaroo

0 - 2 years
Author: Fiona Watt

Meet five adorable kangaroos in this exciting new addition to the much loved That's not my . . . collection from Fiona Watt.

Babies and young toddlers will love touching the bright pictures with textured patches as they meet kangaroos with smooth tails, rough noses and fluffy ears. 

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What The Ladybird Heard At The Seaside

3 - 5 years
Author: Julia Donaldson

The clever little Ladybird is back and is off on a trip to the seaside, but those two bad men, Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len, are also back and they're up to their wicked ways again.

This time they're planning to steal the mermaid's long, luscious hair and sell it to a famous star . . . luckily, the crime-busting ladybird has another cunning plan to stop the thieves!

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Once Upon A Dragon's Fire

6 - 8 years
Author: Beatrice Blue

From the author of Once Upon a Unicorn Horn, shortlisted for the 2020 Waterstones Children's Book Prize comes the second title in a new series about how magical creatures came to have their gifts. 

Do you know how dragons got their fire? It all began once upon a magic kingdom, when a fearsome, terrifying dragon stalked the land. He was so mean he ate kittens for breakfast, he was so scary he made children scream, and he was so evil that he blew huge storms out of his jaws, which is why it was always so cold.

Or so the stories said. When two children called Freya and Sylas met the dragon, they found something very different indeed…

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9 - 11 years
Author: David Walliams


This little island is home to a large number of horrible grown-ups. The school, the local park, the toy shop and even the island’s ice-cream van are all run by awful adults who like nothing more than making children miserable.

And the island is owned by the most awful one of all – Aunt Greta Greed!

Something needs to be done about them.

But who could be brave enough?

Meet Ned – an extraordinary boy with a special power. SLIMEPOWER!

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The Eve Illusion (Eve of Man Trilogy)

Young Adult
Author: Giovanna Fletcher & Tom Fletcher

Eve is the last girl on earth.For the last sixteen years, Eve has been a prisoner. Guarded by the Mothers. Trapped by her fate. Watched by the world.

Until she took her chance, and escaped.

Eve finally has the freedom she has wanted for so long, and with Bram she has the love. But both come at a price. In this dangerous new world beyond the Tower, the regime is only ever one step behind. And, together with the desperate rebel group fighting against them, Eve has found herself in more danger than she ever could have imagined.

With everything stacked against them, can Eve and Bram survive?

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So Lucky

Grown Ups
Author: Dawn O'Porter

Beth shows that women really can have it all.
Ruby lives life by her own rules.
And then there’s Lauren, living the dream.

Beth hasn’t had sex in a year.
Ruby feels like she’s failing.
Lauren’s happiness is fake news.

And it just takes one shocking event to make the truth come tumbling out…

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Logging Off

Grown Ups
Author: Nick Spalding

Andy Bellows is in a right state. Plagued with insomnia, anxiety and neckache, he’s convinced there’s something seriously wrong with him. And the worst thing is that his doctor agrees. The diagnosis: Andy is in the grip of a self-destructive addiction to technology—he just cannot put that bloody mobile phone down.

Texting, tweeting, gaming and online dating—technology rules Andy’s life. His phone even monitors his bowel movements. So how will he cope when he’s forced to follow doctor’s orders and step away from all of his beloved screens?

From having to leave the flat in search of food like some kind of Neanderthal to engaging in conversations with actual people, Andy’s about to discover just how bewildering—and scary—the analogue world can be.

And when his sixty-day detox hits the headlines—making him a hero to suffering technophiles everywhere—Andy is sorely tempted to pack it all in and escape in the nearest Uber.

Can he get himself out of this mess, and work out how to live a better, technologically balanced life…without consulting Google even once?

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The Little Book of Lists

Grown Ups
Author: Mrs Hinch

Welcome to your Little Book of Lists!A whole book filled with just lists! Notebook goals!My idea of absolute heaven!

As you all know, nothing helps me feel more organised than putting pen to paper and getting everything that's buzzing around my head down on to the page.

Inside you'll find loads of Hinch Lists and Fresh'n Up Fridays to help you plan your hinching, as well as Tadaa Lists which I love to look back on and feel proud of.

Nothing feels better than ticking off those boxes and putting down my crystal pen at the end of a productive day.

I really hope you'll find this Little Book of Lists, all together in one place, helpful!

Happy hinching, Hinchers!

Love, Mrs Hinch xx

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