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New Books

New Books for June

A Place Called Perfect

Here are our latest books to be added in June

617446 Back Home Michelle Magorian
617463 The Eye Of The Horse Jamila Gavin
617455 Harry The Poisonous Centipede's Big Adventure Lynne Reid Banks
617460 Kid Normal Chris Smith & Greg James
617461 A Place Called Perfect Helena Dunmore


A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan (617461) is where we are introduced to Violet who hates living in Perfect and can’t understand why everyone has to wear special glasses to stop them going blind. With strange things happening and people acting weirdly, Violet’s world is turned upside down when her Dad disappears. Violet is determined to get to the bottom of it all and try and return some normality back to Perfect. This book was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2018 and featured in Tom Fletcher’s 2017 Book Club.

In Harry the Poisonous Centipede’s Big Adventure by Lynne Reid Banks (617455) we are taken on another journey of excitement as we follow Harry in the search for his best friend George who has gone missing. The world outside Harry’s nest though is fraught with peril and Harry must find all his courage to overcome all sorts of obstacles including the frightening Hoo-Mins!

Michelle Magorian’s classic Back Home (617446) is set in the period just after World War Two has ended and sees twelve-year-old Rusty return home to Britain after being evacuated to America. She struggles to adapt back into family life after the freedom and warmth of her American family and finally flees from the terrible boarding school that she has been sent to as she desperately searches to find some happiness.

Another title that found its way on the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize shortlist and became part of the Tom Fletcher Book Club was Kid Normal (617460). Murph Cooper is the normal kid in a school of extraordinary children but with evil villains plotting dastardly deeds Murph soon discovers you don’t need to have special powers to be able to save the day. Written by radio stars Greg James and Chris Smith this is an adventure story filled with humour and is the first book in the series

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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