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New Books

New Books for April

The Last Red Petal

Here are our latest books to be added in April

617425 The Tragickall History Of Henry Fowst Griselda Heppel
617440 The Minpins Roald Dahl
617444 The Last Red Petal John Smirthwaite
617445 The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz L Frank Baum
617448 Season Songs Ted Hughes
617453 The Gift Of Dark Hollow Kieran Larwood
617441 Tales From The Perilous Realm J R R Tolkien
617442 Bad Dad David Walliams
617443 Listen To The Moon Michael Morpurgo
617450 Uprooted: A Canadian War Story Lynne Reid Banks


In The Last Red Petal by John Smirthwaite (617444) we are taken on a journey with thirteen-year-old Jamie to find his father, who has gone away to fight in World War One. Things change drastically when a telegram arrives, stating that his father is missing presumed dead, but this does not deter Jamie in going to London to find out exactly what has happened. Winner of the Kathleen Fidler children’s book award this is a feel good story and an engaging family drama.

Often compared to Roald Dahl in his writing style David Walliams is back with Bad Dad (617442) a rollercoaster read filled with good guys and bad guys. Frank’s Dad has been put into prison for driving a getaway car at a robbery but now Frank wants to break him out so that he can put the money he stole back!

Uprooted: A Canadian War Storyby Lynne Reid Banks (617450) is inspired by the authors own childhood experiences of being moved to Canada with her mother and cousin during World War Two. Life is very different for the two children but also full of adventure too.  A very readable and enjoyable story.

Tales from the Perilous Realmby J R R Tolkien (617441) are five fairy tales that have finally been brought together in one collection. The stories included are 'Farmer Giles of Ham', ‘Smith of Wootton Major', 'Leaf by Niggle', 'Roverandom', and 'The Adventures of Tom Bombadil', a character you may be familiar with as he appears in “The Lord of the Rings”.

From the author of War Horse comes another gripping story set against the back drop of World War One. In Listen to the Moon (617443) we encounter Alfie and his fisherman father who find a girl on an uninhabited island in the Scillies with no memory of who she is.

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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