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New Books

September's New Books

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The Demon Headmaster is back in a new story called The Demon Headmaster: Total Control (617466). In this story everyone at Lizzie’s school has suddenly developed amazing skills. Her classmate Ethan, who previously had no interest in sport, is now incredible at football; her brother's suddenly an expert in robotics; and Lizzie has become really good at being bad. It's as though they have no power over their own actions. Could this be something to do with the mysterious new headmaster? This is the eighth book by Gillian Cross in The Demon Headmaster series.

In the library this month we also have a set of stories for younger listeners that have been produced by an organisation called “Seeing the Sound”. These are short Audio Animated Stories designed specifically for children who are visually impaired. The Audio Animated Stories are written, performed and edited in a manner to give a heightened level of immersion, with character voices and sound effects to heighten the listening experience. The titles and their descriptions are as follows:

Number 6, Bats Cavenue (617487) is a story about an extraordinary bat with a unique way of navigating her way around.

The Tree in the Cloud (617486) is a story about the big and small creatures that live in your back garden.

Circus Life (617485) is a story about the trials and tribulations of an animal circus deep below Piccadilly Circus.

Jenny the Fox (617484) is story about a fox named Jenny who, despite her lack of smell, leads the pack.

The Balloon and the Bee (617488) is a story about an unlikely friendship between a Balloon and a Bee travelling across America.

The Lost Treasure of Thomas Tew (617483) is a story about a group of crabs, best friends, and their adventures while searching for pirate treasure.

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