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  • Thrilling Mystery

  • Patirce Lawrence's new mystery will have you on the edge of your seat. DNA Dad (from 8 Pieces of Silva) turns up at Spay's home on Christmas morning. And then Spay receives a mysterious package from an old friend in trouble. Soon the pair are heading ti London where they will be pulled into a dark criminal world in an effort to rescue Dee. Publication date 19th August.
  • Profound simplicity

  • From Alexis Deacon and Viviane Schwarz, the team that brought you Little Rebel winner, I Am Henry Finch. Ergo is a masterclass in 'less is more'. A loveable character, simple story and some sophisticated ideas about consciousness, egocentricism and a world waiting to be explored, if you can break through the barriers. For readers of any age. Publication date:5th August.
  • Page-turning debut

  • Compelling storytelling from newcomer, Naomi Gibson. Lydia's brother was killed in a traffic incident. Her father has left home and her mother is barely coping. Gifted coder, Lydia has created an AI, Henry, who becomes her best friend. But Henry quickly surpasses Lydia's coding capability and the story takes a darker turn. Publication date: 5th August.
  • River Wonders

  • We love these two new books about rivers that are publishing this August. Amazon River by Sangma Francis, illustrated by Romolo D'Hipolito is packed with fascinating details about the Amazon and its environs, while Amazing Rivers covers over 100 rivers across the globe. Who knew that the River Thames is ranked as the world's cleanest river? These fabulous books have been added to our rivers collection.

Thrilling Mystery

Patirce Lawrence's new mystery will have you on the edge of your seat. DNA Dad (from 8 Pieces of Silva) turns up at Spay's home on Christmas morning. And then Spay receives a mysterious package from an old friend in trouble. Soon the pair are heading ti London where they will be pulled into a dark criminal world in an effort to rescue Dee. Publication date 19th August. Pre Order

Profound simplicity

From Alexis Deacon and Viviane Schwarz, the team that brought you Little Rebel winner, I Am Henry Finch. Ergo is a masterclass in 'less is more'. A loveable character, simple story and some sophisticated ideas about consciousness, egocentricism and a world waiting to be explored, if you can break through the barriers. For readers of any age. Publication date:5th August. PREORDER NOW

Page-turning debut

Compelling storytelling from newcomer, Naomi Gibson. Lydia's brother was killed in a traffic incident. Her father has left home and her mother is barely coping. Gifted coder, Lydia has created an AI, Henry, who becomes her best friend. But Henry quickly surpasses Lydia's coding capability and the story takes a darker turn. Publication date: 5th August. PREORDER NOW

River Wonders

We love these two new books about rivers that are publishing this August. Amazon River by Sangma Francis, illustrated by Romolo D'Hipolito is packed with fascinating details about the Amazon and its environs, while Amazing Rivers covers over 100 rivers across the globe. Who knew that the River Thames is ranked as the world's cleanest river? These fabulous books have been added to our rivers collection. See Collection

August Fiction

  • Happy Here

    9+

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  • The Peculiar Tale of the Tentacle Boy

    9+

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  • Dog Man:Grime and Punishment #9

    7+ 9+

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  • Every Line of You

    14+

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  • The Climbers

    11+ 14+

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August Picturebooks

  • War

    9+

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  • One Love

    3+ 5+

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  • Ergo

    3+ 5+ 7+

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  • Rapping Princess

    5+ 7+

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  • 10 Silly Children

    3+ 5+

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August Nonfiction

  • Amazon River

    7+ 9+

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  • What a Wonderful Phrase

    5+ 7+ 9+

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  • Ratty's Big Adventure

    7+ 9+

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  • Who Am I?

    3+ 5+ 7+

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  • What it's Like to be a Bird

    9+

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Summer Reading

Relaxing in a sun filled garden or cosying up indoors on a rainy afternoon, there are plenty of books to escape into this summer. The thought provoking Bird’s Eye View by Frann Preston Gannon, the fantastic fantasy world of Orbis in Amy Wilson’s beautifully written Lightning Falls,  the thrilling teen roadtrip in Splinters of Sunshine by Patrice Lawrence, or the stunning artwork in the short story collection Water Stories from Around the World. For more sublime summer reads browse our August collections.





Spotlight on Swapna Haddow

Swapna Haddow is a versatile writer and has given us a wealth of children’s literature, including picturebooks, illustrated fiction and novels. Her new illustrated series Bad Panda is already hugely popular with children and adults alike.  Swapna brings us humour in abundance, whilst also tackling misconceptions and social issues too. Look out for her latest title Torn Apart - The Partition of India, 1947, in which she gives a balanced fictional account of the challenges faced through this dramatic time in Indian history from the viewpoint of children living through the changes.

Review Panel Choices

This month we have particularly enjoyed the delightful What if Pig? by Linzie Hunter which is a tender picturebook exploring anxiety and worries; Captain Toby a fantasy adventure picturebook and the latest title from the supremely talented Satoshi Kitamura; the historical novel championing women’s football: Our Beautiful Game by Lou Kuenzler and the first in Chitra Soundar’s new series: Nikhil and Jay Save the Day. Don't miss Chitra's blog post Reading for a Role Model.