New Books Update

New recommended reads – January 2018.

If you would like any more suggestions for books please contact me at school or drop in to the library on Tuesday mornings 8:45 – 9:20 a.m.

Please note ages stated are a guide only.


Lucie Goose    Danny Baker     3-6

Inventive, humorous story which is well matched with the expressive illustrations. Great for story times and reading aloud.

A goose refuses to be scared of all the scary animals that try and intimidate her as she goes for a walk in the woods.


There’s a Shark in the Bath    Sarah McIntyre        3-6

Entertaining read, with lively illustrations packed with detail. A little girl has fun when she discovers a family of sharks in the bath. Another winner from this author.


Ella    Alex.T.Smith       3-6

From the author of the brilliant Claude books, this is a story with bucket loads of quirky charm. A retelling of the Cinderella story in which a ladybird falls in love with a spider.


Sherlock Holmes and the Disappearing Diamond   Sam Hearn    7-11

A re-imagining of Sherlock and Watson as school students investigating a case of jewellery theft from a museum.


The Creakers     Tom Fletcher   7-11

11 year old Lucy saves the town when all the grown ups are stolen away by rubbish-loving monsters that live under the ground. Magical new tale from this bestselling author of The Christmasaurus.


Sky Chasers     Emma Carroll    8-11

A young pickpocket on the streets of Paris finds her life changed after a chance encounter with the Montgolfier family

and their quest to be the first people to fly in a hot- air balloon. Great adventure based very loosely on real events.


Sky Song   Abi Elphinstone        9-12

Two children set off on a quest to defeat the evil Ice Queen who rules Erkenwald  and keeps their world in her icy grip. Magical adventure with an engaging cast of characters. A real treat.


The Polar Bear Explorer’s Club     Alex Bell     9-13

An orphan has a magical adventure when she joins a group of explorers who are embarking on an expedition to explore a frozen wilderness. Rich imaginative and well written fantasy.


Gaslight       Eloise Williams           9-12

Set in 1899 Wales, Victorian theatre meets Oliver Twist ! A young girl earning a living at a local theatre finds her life in danger when she tries to find out what has happened to her mother who mysteriously disappeared.


Nevermoor – The Trials of Morrigan Crow      Jessica Townsend       9-14

Fantastic, captivating read. A girl born under an unlucky sign, and destined to die on her 11th birthday, is given a chance to join a magical society which would save her from her fate. Loved this, amazing characters and loved the magical place called Nevermoor.