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World Book Night 2019

World Book Night, the national celebration of reading and books, takes place each year on the 23rd April, Shakespeare's Birthday. All across the...

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What's New

Due to requests from members, we have just added The Citadel(13035) by A J Cronin into the library. Archibald Joseph Cronin was a Scottish novelist...

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New Books

April's New Books

April 2019 YC

If you want to learn How to Train your Dragon then you need to listen to Cressida Cowell’s book (617520). The story introduces us to Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third, a Viking in the Hairy Hooligan Tribe who is tasked with teaching ten novices to train their dragons and if they don’t succeed they will be thrown out of the tribe. Filled with adventure, humour and tongue twisting names aplenty this is a book that will appeal to all. Plus if you enjoy this title then why not carry on with the other books in the series, How to be a Pirate (617521), How to Speak Dragonese (617522) and A Hero’s Guide to Deadly Dragons (617523).

Calling all Doctor Who fans for another out of this world story in the form of The Day of the Doctor by Steven Moffat (617510). Featuring three incarnations of the Doctor who must all come together to save the world, fighting their greatest foes along the way. Those of you who like to see the Daleks make an appearance will not be disappointed!

We have a new David Walliams book that has just landed in our library and is waiting to be discovered. The Ice Monster (617527) is set in Victorian London and is the story of Elsie, an orphan, who hears of the discovery of a woolly mammoth found in the arctic depths of the North Pole. A chance encounter with the mammoth is the backdrop for an epic adventure which will be sure to delight and entertain.

For those of you who have followed the Young Bond series by Charlie Higson, you’ll be pleased to know that author Steve Cole of Astrosuars and Cows in Action fame is continuing the series. Shoot to Kill (617509) finds the young James Bond trying to enjoy a quiet summer but any thoughts of this soon disappear as he discovers a gruesome film reel that catapults him into another explosive adventure. A must for all spy and adventure fans.

Kiran Millwood Hargrave has already won the Waterstones Childrens Book Prize with one of her previous novels The Girl of Ink and Stars (617401), this was followed by The Island at the End of Everything (617437) shortlisted for the Costa Childrens and Blue Peter Book awards. Which brings us to her latest title The Way Past Winter (617525), a new addition to the library. This is a wintry folk tale set in a small cabin in the woods where Mila and her sisters and brother Oskar live. One evening a stranger comes to stay and when they wake they find he has disappeared taking Oskar with him. Mila and her sisters set out on a daring expedition across the frozen wasteland to bring Oskar back home. A good tale for those that like to get lost in a story.

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