Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Just A Bit Of Springtime Reading.....

There are some great new books out over the last few months, and with a two weeks holiday coming up for the schools, allow me to recommend some wonderful reads...

Spirit of the Titanic by Nicola Pierce:  The familiar Titanic story told from a truly unique perspective.
The Time Spell (friends forever) by Judi Curtin: Another Titanic story, this time involving time travel and a very strange cat... marvellous story from a marvellous writer
Dead Hairy by Debbie Thomas: great fun, loaded with laughs... this one is a pure delight.
A Year Without Autumn by Liz Kessler : I really think Liz Kessler tells a wonderful story in this, her latest book. Well-written, intriguing, beautiful!
Thin Ice by Mikael Engstrom : A must-read for ages 11yrs. +; this story of a young boy's search for a real home, where he actually feels he belongs, and the struggle and journey to get there is told with compassion and humour.
Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer : out now in paperback... in fact, the entire series to date has just been re-jacketed. If you haven't read the adventures of the young criminal master-mind, do so immediately.
The Butterfly Heart by Paula Leyden : A lyrical story from Zambia, Bul-boo and Madillo are powerless to save their friend Winifred from a horrible fate, so they rely on Ifwafwa, the snake man, to help them... before it's too late. Beautiful!
The Secret Kingdom by Jenny Nimmo : 'Charlie Bone' fans will love this one. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.
Crowfield Demon by Pat Walsh : we return to the middle ages, and to Crowfield Abbey for this dramatic sequel to Crowfield Curse.... incredible historical fiction with the right touch of magical fantasy.
And I can't forget Nicholas by Goscinny (who brought us Asterix) and Sempe is now back in print and in paperback... and as always, is a complete delight for all.
And I have to mention... coming soon, The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens. A book like this doesn't come along very often, so keep your eyes open for it's appearance. It is one you will not want to miss.
Just a few for you... enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Spirit of the Titanic is amazing and have met the author a really lovely lady

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