New Books For March 2018

Released 1st March

The Children of Castle Rock – Natasha Farrant
An adventure set in an unusual boarding school in the Scottish Highlands

Alice Mistlethwaite has been packed off to an unusual boarding school in Scotland! Everyone is talking about the great orienteering challenge, where students are sent off, unsupervised, for three days!. Alice sees her chance. Away from school she can undertake a secret mission. She just needs to persuade her teammates, rule-abiding Jesse and mischief-maker Fergus, to follow her off-route, across the wild Scottish highlands and islands, in search of a legendary castle . . .

Max and the Millions – Ross Montgomery
A Swist-esque story from the author of Perijee and Me and The Christmas Dinner of Souls.

There on the floor he finds a pile of sand . . . and in the sand is Max’s teacher’s latest creation. A tiny boy, no bigger than an ant. Luke, Prince of the Blues. And behind the tiny boy. . . millions of others – a thriving, bustling, sprawling civilization! A civilization that needs Max’s help . . .

Brighstorm – Vashti Hardy
A Sky-Ship adventure with hints of Around The World In 80 Days and Northern Lights

Twins Arthur and Maudie receive word in Lontown that their famous explorer father died in a failed attempt to reach South Polaris. Not only that, but he has been accused of trying to steal fuel from his competitors before he died! The twins don’t believe the news, and they answer an ad to help crew a new exploration attempt in the hope of learning the truth and salvaging their family’s reputation. As the winged ship Aurora sets sail, the twins must keep their wits about them and prove themselves worthy of the rest of the crew. But will Arthur and Maudie find the answers they seek?

A Witch Alone – James Nicol
The sequel to The Apprentice Witch

During an eventful holiday in Kingsport, Arianwyn is recruited for an important mission: to retrieve the Book of Quiet Glyphs from its hiding place in the Great Wood. But as she returns home to Lull, feyling refugees gather outside the town walls and hex plagues the forest. As tensions lead to fall-outs with her friends, town squabbles and magical mishaps, Arianwyn faces a sobering truth: she alone can find the Book, and wield its secrets …

Alice Dent and the Incredible Germs – Gwen Lowe

When Alice Dent gets a cold, she has no idea how much trouble it’s about to cause. Because this is no ordinary cold: it comes with some seriously weird side-effects. For a start, Alice can’t stop giggling and every animal she meets sticks to her like glue! But when the mysterious Best Minister for Everything Nicely Perfect and his scary masked henchmen come to take her away, Alice realizes her troubles are only just beginning …

Released 8th March

Flamingo Boy – Michael Morpurgo
A landmark novel set during the Second World War from the author of Private Peaceful and War Horse

A young autistic boy lives on his parents’ farm among the salt flats in Southern France, and the flamingos that live there. There are lots of things he doesn’t understand: but he does know how to heal animals. He loves routine, and music too. But then the Germans come, with their guns, and take the town. A soldier shoots a flamingo from the sky, and it falls to earth terribly injured. And even worse is to come: the carousel is damaged, the horses broken. For this vulnerable boy, everything is falling apart.

Hamish and the Baby BOOM! – Danny Wallace
The fourth of Danny Wallace’s Hamish series

Hamish and the PDF have been left in charge of Starkley while his dad and the rest of the Belasko agents are off hunting down the universe’s second-most dangerous villain – Axel Scarmarsh!
But nothing bad will happen while he’s gone, right? WRONG!

Suddenly the babies of Starkley are on the rampage and causing chaos – but only Hamish and his friends seem to be worried about the odd behaviour. What’s behind the baby uprising and can the mini mutiny be stopped before EVERY BABY ON EARTH rises up?!

Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords – Laura Ellen Anderson
The second book of the Amelia Fang series

Amelia Fang is the biggest hearted vampiress you’ll ever meet. In this adventure, she and her friends Florence the yeti (DON’T CALL HER BEAST), Grimaldi the Death and Prince Tangine (reformed spoiled sprout), along with her pet pumpkin Squashy, must brave the journey to the terrifying Kingdom of the Light to try to find Tangine’s missing mother, Queen Fairyweather.

But with unicorns, fairies and angel-kittens lurking around every corner, who can they trust? And will they finally uncover the real villain keeping the kingdoms of Light and Dark as mortal enemies?

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