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New Books for May

An Eagle in the Snow

Here are our latest books to be added in May

617418 The Lantern Bearers Rosemary Sutcliffe
617439 Mr Majeika Joins The Circus Humphrey Carpenter
617447 Aubrey And The Terrible Yoot Horatio Clare
617454 Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo
617451 An Eagle In The Snow Michael Morpurgo
617456 Katinka's Tail Judith Kerr
617459 Harry The Poisonous Centipede Goes To Sea Lynne Reid Banks
617462 Ashes Isla J Bick

 

An Eagle in the Snowby Michael Morpurgo (617451) takes us back into World War Two where a train is under attack from German Fighters. Here we meet Barney who is travelling with his mother and encounters a stranger who begins to tell them a story of a young soldier in the trenches of World War I who, on the spur of the moment, did what he thought was the right thing. It turned out to have been the worst mistake he could have ever made – and one which he must put right before it is too late. Michael Morpurgo is a fantastic storyteller and one who if you haven’t encountered him before will not fail to capture your imagination.

Harry the Poisonous Centipede Goes to Seaby Lynne Reid Banks (617459) follows Harry as he sets off on another adventure with George. This time they are shipped west in a crate of bananas and miles away from home, they must find a way to survive the bitter cold and hide from the hundreds of Hoo-Mins do-diddling around them. But they inadvertently squirm into a Hoo-Min Nest and come face to face with a hairy-yowler!

Judith Kerr’s latest title for young children is Katinka’s Tail (617456) which features Katinka the cat who is perfectly ordinary apart from her rather extraordinary tail. This book explores the relationship between a loved cat and its owner and is bound to be a bedtime favourite.

For teenagers who enjoy novels like the Hunger Games and The Maze Runner comes the first in a series by Ilsa J Bick called Ashes (617462). In this story we meet Alex, Tom, and Ellie who join forces after an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky and kills most of the world's population, turning some of those who remain into zombies and giving the others superhuman senses.

Winner of the Branford Boase Award in 2016 and nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2017, Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot by Horatio Clare (617447) is a wonderful tale filled with humour and hope. Aubrey is a rumbunctious boy who tries to run before he can walk and has crashed two cars before he's old enough to drive one. But when Aubrey's father, Jim, falls under an horrendous spell, Aubrey is determined to break it - even if he must fight the unkillable spirit of despair itself - the Terrible Yoot!

To find out more about other books on the list and discover if it is one you'd like to read, just click on the book number and you will see a short summary about each story.




 

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