Story Time

So originally my plan for this blog was to outline my trip to one of the neighbouring islands because I have to get a medical check-up for my visa extension, and I am totally thrown by the idea of wearing shoes again. Like actual shoes!


However, due to that island currently going into a lockdown, that trip has been postponed.


Instead, we haven’t done a book recommendation blog for a while and the kids haven’t had much of a look in, so! Let’s combine both and have a look at what’s available in the store for kids and teens and see if any of them catch your eye as well.



Activity Book

It is the summer holiday and Holly finds a mermaid's purse on the beach near her cottage. Thinking a mermaid must have lost it, Holly writes a letter to see if she'd like it back. Princess Kora replies, and they soon become holiday friends. Holly learns all about life under the sea, as well as getting some very special holiday presents!






Non-Fic

From the creators of DK findout!, the free online resource for kids, comes an exciting new book series full of amazing images, incredible quizzes, and cutting-edge information kids need to know. The DK findout! series helps kids become experts on their favorite subjects-from dinosaurs to space. Learning doesn't get more fun.








Picture Book

Hello Kitty is Little Red Riding Hood in this gorgeous and funny re-telling of the classic fairy story. In classic picture book format, this book will delight Hello Kitty's many millions of fans.

Little Red Riding Hood is visiting her granny to spend the day baking. Will she outwit the naughty wolf who wants to eat all of their cakes?

In classic large picture book format, this book will delight the many millions of Hello Kitty fans.






5-8 Chapter Book

Elizabeth is enchanted by the beautiful fairy doll that sits at the top of the Christmas tree wearing a sparkly beaded dress and delicate silver shoes.


Little Elizabeth could never be so perfect - she is always getting into trouble. Then Great-Grandma gives Fairy Doll to Elizabeth - and suddenly everything starts going right instead of wrong.


Could Fairy Doll be magical?





9-12 Chapter Book

Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon have left the events of His Dark Materials far behind.


In this snapshot of their forever-changed lives they return to the North to visit an old friend, where we will learn that things are not exactly as they seem . . .


Illustrated throughout by Tom Duxbury, the perfect re-entry for fans of His Dark Materials and a wonderful companion to The Book of Dust




Teen

When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . .


For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions.


Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in London hoping for a notable career. Instead she finds herself joining the smallest, most ramshackle agency in the city, run by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood. When one of their cases goes horribly wrong, Lockwood & Co. have one last chance of redemption. Unfortunately this involves spending the night in one of the most haunted houses in England, and trying to escape alive.


Set in a city stalked by spectres, The Screaming Staircase is the first in a chilling new series full of suspense, humour and truly terrifying ghosts. Your nights will never be the same again . . .




Young Adult

Ximena is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last remaining Illustrian royal. Her people lost everything when the usurper, Atoc, used an ancient relic to summon ghosts and drive the Illustrians from La Ciudad. Now Ximena’s motivated by her insatiable thirst for revenge, and her rare ability to spin thread from moonlight.


When Atoc demands the real Condesa’s hand in marriage, it’s Ximena’s duty to go in her stead. She relishes the chance, as Illustrian spies have reported that Atoc’s no longer carrying his deadly relic. If Ximena can find it, she can return the true aristócrata to their rightful place.


She hunts for the relic, using her weaving ability to hide messages in tapestries for the resistance. But when a masked vigilante, a warm-hearted princess, and a thoughtful healer challenge Ximena, her mission becomes more complicated. There could be a way to overthrow the usurper without starting another war, but only if Ximena turns her back on revenge—and her Condesa.