Hello August - we are half way through the Summer holidays and our resident book worm has collected together these recommended reads for you and your family to enjoy over the last few weeks of the break.
Read on to find out more.
Oh no! Spot has lost his friend Little Chick!
Peek behind the snuggly felt flaps to see where Little Chick is hiding and learn about colours along the way.
This is the perfect introduction to the wonderful world of Spot, and the sturdy felt flaps are ideal for developing fine motor skills. Enjoy the fun of discovering what's behind the flap read after read.
It's time for a story in this brand-new adventure based on an episode of Moon and Me, the new CBeebies show. Featuring Pepi Nana, Moon Baby and friends, each charming adventure is perfect to read aloud and ends with the toys having tea and getting ready for bed.
Parents and children will love meeting these delightful new characters from Andy Davenport, the co-creator of Teletubbies and creator of In the Night Garden - already a hit for families with young children.
New school. New friends. Same old Pixie.
'Don't try to be something
You really are not.
Your one true self
Is the best thing you've got.'
In this heartwarming adventure, the Truth Pixie and her human friend go to school, face a bully and learn the importance of friendship and being yourself.
The first in a new children’s fantasy adventure series, full of imagination, humour and heart, and with echoes of Peter Pan, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Neverending Story and Jumanji. The Land of Roar is perfect for children aged 8 to 12, and can sit on their bookshelf next to Nevermoor, Wizards of Onceand How to Train Your Dragon. Readers can bring their fantasy world to life and meet dragons, unicorns, mermaids and more!
Believing is just the beginning . . .
When Arthur and Rose were little, they were heroes in the Land of Roar, an imaginary world that they found by climbing through the folding bed in their grandad’s attic. Roar was filled with things they loved – dragons, mermaids, ninja wizards and adventure – as well as things that scared them (including a very creepy scarecrow. . .)
Now the twins are eleven, Roar is just a memory. But when they help Grandad clean out the attic, Arthur is horrified as Grandad is pulled into the folding bed and vanishes. Is he playing a joke? Or is Roar . . . real?
A novel from the Wanderer Universe.
An ancient mystery has returned.
Everyone wants to survive. Everyone wants answers.
***The Outer Layer is an enigma to its residents. Representatives from countless races and civilisations wander the many territories, hoping to unlock the secrets and progress further into its depths.***
An anomaly has been detected in space by an artefact from an extinct civilisation. Ciqalo, a machine intelligence from the Wanderer civilisation, is tasked with leading the investigation in the hope of weaponizing it for a galactic war.
Beatrict and Gerstial are leaders of the Alexis-Meld – a prominent Roranian collective. They control their commercial interests from the idyllic homeworld of Lillea, and expect rule of the meld to be passed to their heirs, Beatrict II, Gerstial II and Philsima. Unfortunately for them, life is never so simple. Tolren, playmate of Gerstial II, becomes a hunted fugitive, and finds himself thrust into an adventure aboard a structure in space that defies all understanding, alongside Seremend, a fellow Roranian. While the relationship between them intensifies, they race to comprehend the complexities of their new home and why they have been chosen.
What is the purpose of it all?
I'm Johanna Morrigan. It's 1995. I'm nineteen and I live in the epicentre of Britpop. Parklife!
My unrequited love, John Kite, is busy with a Number One album, world-tour, drugs, and a nervous breakdown. So, I've started hanging out with hot young comedian Jerry Sharp. Big mistake.
"He's a vampire," my friend Suzanne warns. "One of those men who destroys bright young girls. Also, he's a total dick."
Unfortunately, I've already had sex with him. Bad sex. And now, I'm one of the girls he is trying to destroy. I know I have to stop him. But how does one girl fight a famous, powerful man?
A novel about friendship, feminism and finding your place in the world.
It was the toothpaste smeared around the sink that broke my marriage. As I rubbed it away AGAIN, I was reminded of everything else I’ve put up with these twenty-five years. My husband’s obsession with his pension, his ability to charm me into every single one of his ideas, never being taken on a romantic date, let alone ravished on the patio (like the woman who lives next door)… small things, but the realisation was huge.
Just when Lucy Jones thinks her marriage is about to screech to a halt over toothpaste, her husband, Leo, announces he wants to move to tumbledown (clapped-out) Rose Cottage, and Lucy knows she’ll be the one managing the renovations.
Then along comes gorgeous builder Will, ten years younger and the only person actually listening to Lucy. His twinkly eyes and blowtorch smile are causing Lucy to break out in a hot sweat – but is it love, lust or simply dodgy hormones that are causing her heart to flutter?
Lucy loves her husband, but everyone knows that little things build up. And then they explode. Can Lucy keep it together, or will there be one last straw she might not be able to get over?
Teenagers are from Pluto is a useful, funny, but also serious book for parents of teenagers (Sssh don't tell your Plutonians about this book!).
Teenagers do not come with instruction books, but this author has written one that gives some useful ideas and techniques on how to manage, navigate and survive your child's teenage years, whilst keeping your sense of humour!
We hope you've enjoyed this months selections. If you've read any of them, let us know in the comments.