New Books For February 2018

Released 1st February



Battle of the Beetles – M.G Leonard
The final instalment of M.G. Leonard’s Beetle Trilogy

Arch-villainess Lucretia Cutter has a secret Biome hidden in the Amazon rainforest: can Darkus and his friends, human and beetle alike, find it before it’s too late? If they can’t stop Lucretia, she will release her hoard of giant Frankenstein beetles, and the planet will never be the same again …



Begone The Raggedy Witches – Celine Kiernan
A middle-grade fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Frances Hardinge and Katherine Rundell.

When witches kidnap Mup’s dad, she must journey to their home to save him, and so begins a fantastical adventure of rhyming crows, talking cats and outlawed magic. For Witches Borough is a dangerous place, ruled by a tyrannical queen and her band of raggedy witches.



Tin – Padraig Kenny

Christopher is ‘Proper’: a real boy with a real soul, orphaned in a fire. He works for an engineer, a maker of the eccentric, loyal and totally individual mechanicals who are Christopher’s best friends. But after a devastating accident, a secret is revealed and Christopher’s world is changed for ever … What follows is a remarkable adventure, as Christopher discovers who he really is, and what it means to be human.



Shiny Pippin and the Broken Forest – Harry Heape
First in a hilarious new series of books for 7-10 year olds
Pippin’s just an ordinary little girl who lives with her ordinary little granny in the ordinary little town of Funsprings. Or so she thinks. When some rather terrible goings on start occurring, Granny is forced to reveal a secret – she used to be a secret crime fighter! And on top of that, Pippin has a special gift – she is Shiny, and can talk to animals.



Twister – Juliette Forrest

Sorcery, magic, wonder and danger: this firecracker of a fantasy conjures them all. Wild, beguiling and utterly addictive. Twister’s beloved father has gone missing. She’s hunting high and low – and that’s how she finds the witch who lives in the woods. The witch gives her a magical necklace: a precious object that holds the souls of living things. It can turn you into a wolf, or a raging river, or a rainstorm. It conjures all your dreams and fears. But there’s a dark foe on the hunt for this trinket: a baddie whose coat crawls with creatures. And this devilish villain might have harmed Twister’s father, too…

Released 8th February



The Eye of the North – Sinead O’Hart
A dazzling fantasy adventure, perfect for fans of ROOFTOPPERS, THE UNCOMMONERS and A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS

Emmeline Widget has never left Widget Manor – and that’s the way she likes it. But when her scientist parents mysteriously disappear, she finds herself being packed off on a ship to France, heading for a safe house in Paris. Onboard she is befriended by an urchin stowaway called Thing. But before she can reach her destination she is kidnapped by the sinister Dr Siegfried Bauer.

Dr Bauer is bound for the ice fields of Greenland to summon a legendary monster from the deep. And he isn’t the only one determined to unleash the creature. The Northwitch has laid claim to the beast, too.
Can Emmeline and Thing stop their fiendish plans and save the world?



A Spoonful of Murder – Robin Stevens
A Murder Most Unladylike mystery

When Hazel Wong’s beloved grandfather passes away, Daisy Wells is all too happy to accompany her friend (and Detective Society Vice President) to Hazel’s family estate in beautiful, bustling Hong Kong.

But when they arrive they discover something they didn’t expect: there’s a new member of the Wong family. Daisy and Hazel think baby Teddy is enough to deal with, but as always the girls are never far from a mystery. Tragedy strikes very close to home, and this time Hazel isn’t just the detective. She’s been framed for murder!

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