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New Books

New Books for a New Year

Letters from the Lighthouse

Here are our latest books to be added in January

617417 The Boy At The Top Of The Mountain John Boyne
617420 Tilly And The Time Machine Adrian Edmonson
617429 Meet My Folks Ted Hughes
617430 The Exploits Of Moominpappa Tove Jansson
617423 The Girl Who Saved Christmas Matt Haig
617424 A Boy Called Christmas Matt Haig
617427 Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story Of The Wizard Of Oz Michael Morpurgo
617428 Letters From Father Christmas J R R Tolkien
617431 Letters From The Lighthouse Emma Carroll
617434 A Twist Of Tales Julia Donaldson

John Boyne writes fiction for both children and adults, though he is probably best known for his teenage novel “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas”.  His latest offering for children is The Boy at the Top of the Mountain (617417). The story is set in 1935 and introduces Pierrot who has to leave Paris to stay with his Aunt Beatrix, a servant in a wealthy household in the German mountains. However this is no ordinary household, this is the home of Adolf Hitler.

Comedian and actor Adrian Edmondson has written a book for children called Tilly and the Time Machine (617420). When Tilly's dad builds a time machine there's only one place she really wants to go: back to her sixth birthday party, when her mummy was still here. But then something goes wrong! Tilly's dad gets stuck in the past and only she can save him . . . Will they make it back in time for tea?

Chosen as a Waterstones book of the month and called “A gripping adventure” by the Guardian, Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll (617431) is set in 1941 where twelve-year-old Olive and her brother are evacuated to Devon to escape the bombing in London. Mr Ephraim, the local lighthouse keeper, has some spare room, but he's not used to company. Desperate to be helpful, Olive becomes his post-girl, but then she finds a strange coded note which seems to link Devon to something dark and impossibly dangerous. Fans of Michael Morpurgo may enjoy this book.

Julia Donaldson, the author who introduced us to the Gruffalo, is back with a selection of “once upon a time” stories. A Twist of Tales (617434) features a king who hides a terrible secret under his crown, a marvellous dream that inspires an epic journey and a clever girl who outwits the king. A magical collection for younger readers.

To find out more about other books in nthe 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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