New Books: Summer 2016
New in the last 3 months we offer:-
617340 The Silver Branch, a historical adventure novel by Rosemary Sutcliff, set in Roman times
617348 Noel Streatfeild's Ballet Shoes, the story of 3 adopted sisters who take to the stage.
617352 One by Sarah Crossan, a tale of conjoined twins.
617343 Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones. A magical Arabian Nights tale and dazzling sequel to Howls Moving Castle, now a major animated film.Far to the south in the Land of Ingary, lives a young carpet merchant called Abdullah. In his dreams, he is the long-lost son of a great prince. This dream is a complete castle in the air… or is it?
617344 A River of Stories edited by Alice Curry. This new collection of vibrant stories and poems themed around water evoke the sights and sounds of a diverse Commonwealth community.
617331 I, Coriander by Sally Gardner, a historical fantasy set in London at the time of the Puritan Commonwealth which won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award.
617339 Poppy in the Field by Mary Hooper, a story about the forgotten bravery of women on the front line, told through the eyes of a young woman determined to play her part.
617342 Life: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet, a brilliant coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the Cold War and events leading up to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
617345 Girl on a Plane by Miriam Moss. The book is based on incredible events from the author's own life and is the story of a plane hijacking, told from the point of view of a fifteen-year-old hostage
617349 My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomons. Luke is a comic-mad eleven-year old who shares a treehouse with his geeky older brother, Zack. Luke's only mistake is to go for a wee right at the wrong time. While he's gone, an alien gives his undeserving, never-read-a-comic-in-his-life brother superpowers and then tells him to save the universe.
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