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OCTOBER NEW RELEASES: Kids & Teen

PICTURE STORY

Upside Down Sid Goes to WorkUpside Down Sid Goes to Work
Dylan Shearsby

From the one-and-only Dylan Shearsby comes a new adventure in the life of Upside Down Sid. When Sid decides to get a job, he’s heartened to find a vacancy at the zoo, but by the end of his first day, he’s tattered and torn and barely in one piece. With the help of his friends, Sid trials various other jobs, but it’s not until an emergency unfolds on the subway that Sid discovers his true calling.


Wide Big WorldWide Big World
Maxine Benebe Clarke

Difference is everywhere, just look and see. This whole-wide-big-world is wondrous-unique.

A gorgeous picture book about our diverse and wonderful world from award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke and illustrator Isobel Knowles.


Hello AustraliaHello Australia
Megan Mckean

This time we’re taking a trip around Australia to discover more about the animals, birds and plants that live here. Along the way, you’ll meet some very friendly quokkas, take a ferry to Kangaroo Island, marvel at the Big Things and learn about some places that are sacred to the traditional owners of the land.

From sunny Queensland to the ski fields of Victoria, there’s so much to see and do around Australia.


Bonnie and Ben Rhyme AgainBonnie and Ben Rhyme Again
Mem Fox & Judy Horacek

A companion to Good Night, Sleep Tight! Join Bonnie and Ben as they rhyme their way through the day…until a twinkle, twinkle, little star calls them home. From Mem Fox and Judy Horacek, the team behind best-selling classics including Ducks Away, This and That and Where is the Green Sheep?


 

Bumble Bunnies #1 The PondBumble Bunnies Book 1: The Pond
Graeme Base

***Comes with FREE plush bunny toy (while stocks last) – there will be a new bunny toy with each new book in the series – collect them all!!***

Wuffle the puppy, Lou the kitten and Billington the duck are playing happily in the garden.

But when disaster strikes, who will save the day?

From the award-winning bestselling creator of Animalia comes a new series to delight young readers.


 

JUNIOR FICTION

Ninja Kid 2Ninja Kid 2
Anh Do

Nelson is a ninja. He’s not the coolest. Or the bravest. But he is the world’s nerdiest ninja! And now he has to stop an animal rampage and machines going crazy all over town! For that, he’ll need his new jetpack… and some serious ninja skills! How will Nelson learn to fly when he’s scared of heights?!


 

Twinkle Twinkle Little BatTwinkle Twinkle Little Bat
Various

An anthology of beastly bedtime stories for all kinds of kids from some of Australia’s most loved children’s authors, including Andy Griffiths, Morris Gleitzman, Judith Rossell, Tim Harris, R.A.Spratt, Tony Wilson, Jaclyn Moriarty and more!

Filled with terrific twists on the traditional – from sleepovers of doom to pirate dance parties – these stories are sure to have kids shaking in their bed… with laughter.

Bursting with humour and full of spooky illustrations from Anne Yi, illustrator of the best-selling Alice Miranda and Clementine Rose series, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Batis the perfect antidote for bedtime blues.


 

WundersmithWundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #2)
Jessica Townsend

Morrigan Crow has been invited to join the prestigious Wundrous Society, a place that promised her friendship, protection and belonging for life. She’s hoping for an education full of wunder, imagination and discovery – but all the Society want to teach her is how evil Wundersmiths are. And someone is blackmailing Morrigan’s unit, turning her last few loyal friends against her. Has Morrigan escaped from being the cursed child of Wintersea only to become the most hated figure in Nevermoor?

Worst of all, people have started to go missing. The fantastical city of Nevermoor, once a place of magic and safety, is now riddled with fear and suspicion…


 Louisiana's Way HomeLouisiana’s Way Home
Kate DiCamillo

When Louisiana Elefante’s granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to tell her that the day of reckoning has arrived and they have to leave home immediately, Louisiana isn’t overly worried. After all, Granny has many middle-of-the-night ideas. But this time, things are different. This time, Granny intends for them never to return. Separated from her best friends, Raymie and Beverly, Louisiana struggles to oppose the winds of fate (and Granny) and find a way home. But as Louisiana’s life becomes entwined with the lives of the people of a small Georgia town — including a surly motel owner, a walrus-like minister, and a mysterious boy with a crow on his shoulder — she starts to worry that she is destined only for good-byes. (Which could be due to the curse on Louisiana’s and Granny’s heads. But that is a story for another time.)

Called “one of DiCamillo’s most singular and arresting creations” by The New York Times Book Review, the heartbreakingly irresistible Louisiana Elefante was introduced to readers in Raymie Nightingale — and now, with humor and tenderness, Kate DiCamillo returns to tell her story.


 

Second Story Magic Misfits 2The Second Story (Magic Misfits #2)
Neil Patrick Harris

A curious visitor.
A link to the past.
A new riddle to solve …

Leila is a gifted escape artist, but she’s never been able to unlock the mysteries of her past. She likes living with her adopted dads above Mr Vernon’s magic shop, yet she’s always wondered about her birth parents – and the key they gave her when she was a baby. So when an old friend pays a visit to her dad and poppa, could she reveal Leila’s hidden history?

Carter, Leila and the Magic Misfits are back in a new adventure filled with magic tricks, secret codes and one nefarious monkey. And of course there’s lots of marvellous hints and tips on doing magic tricks so that you can become a magician too…


Rosie Reveer and the Raucous RivetersRosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters (The Questioneers #1)
Andrea Beaty

Rosie Revere is no stranger to flops and fails, kerfuffles and catastrophes. After all, engineering is all about perseverance! But this time, Rosie has a really important project to tackle—one that feels much bigger than herself.

Rosie’s beloved Aunt Rose and her friends, the Raucous Riveters—a group of fun-loving gals who built airplanes during World War II—need help inventing something new. And Rosie is just the engineer for the job!

After one flop . . . then another . . . and another . . . Rosie starts to lose hope. But thanks to some help from her fellow Questioneers Iggy Peck and Ada Twist, Rosie gets the job done. And, along with the Riveters, she rediscovers the meaning of home.


 

Tales from the Inner cityTales from the Inner City
Shaun Tan

Where can we live if not in each other’s shadow?

World-renowned artist Shaun Tan applies his unique imagination to a reflection on the nature of humans and animals, and our urban coexistence. From crocodile to frog, tiger to bee, this is a dark and surreal exploration of the perennial love and destruction we feel and inflict – of how animals can save us, and how our lives are forever entwined, for better or for worse.

Tales from the Inner City is a masterful work, bearing all of Shaun Tan’s trademark wit and poignancy in both its prose and exquisite illustrations.


Top Secret Buttons McGintyThe Top Secret Undercover Notes of Buttons McGinty
Rhys Darby

The shining star of madcap mayhem RHYS DARBY delivers out-of-this-world absurdity with his first hilarious mystery-comedy book for kids!

Crack the crazy Morse codes and unleash the action with bogus baddies, a burly bigfoot and McGinty’s mission to find his parents, who have been pronounced missing, presumed missing.


Elizabella Meets Her MatchElizabella Meets Her Match (Elizabella Book 1)
Zoe Norton Lodge & Georgia Norton Lodge

Elizabella – ten and a quarter – is a Poet, Fixer of Fairytales and the biggest prankster in the history of Bilby Creek Primary. And when her plans involve making a swimming pool in the playground without consulting a single teacher, the students are behind her every step of the way. But what happens when Minnie, an even bigger prankster, shows up? Can Bilby Creek handle them both? And more importantly, can they handle each other?


 

How to Raise your grown ups hubert horatio 1How to Raise Your Grown-ups (Hubert Horatio #1)
Lauren Child

“These stories are about the days when the Bobton-Trents had it cushy, very cushy indeed.”

The Bobton-Trent seniors certainly know how to make the most of their extravagant wealth – socialising, doing things, buying things and generally being more than a little bit … irresponsible…

Luckily for them, their son Hubert Horatio is an exceptionally intelligent, talented and sensible child.

Unluckily for Hubert, this tends to mean that a lot of his spare time is spent steering his rather unruly set of grown-ups out of trouble.

Legendary children’s writer and UK Children’s Laureate 2017-2019 Lauren Child revisits one of her most popular characters in these brand-new, laugh-out-loud stories about the rather unconventional Bobton-Trents! The perfect gift for children aged six and up.


Tilly and the bookwanderersTilly and the Bookwanderers (Pages & Co. #1)
Anna James

A captivating, curl-up-on-the-sofa debut about the magic of books and the power of the imagination.

Since her mother’s disappearance, eleven-year-old Tilly has found comfort in stories at Pages & Co., her grandparents’ bookshop. But when her favourite characters, Anne of Green Gables and Alice from Wonderland, appear in the shop, Tilly’s adventures become very real. Not only can she follow Anne and Alice into their thrilling worlds, she discovers she can bookwander into any story she chooses.

Tilly’s new ability could even help her solve the mystery of what happened to her mother all those years ago. But danger may be lurking on the very next page…


TEEN / YA

What the Woods KeepWhat the Woods Keep
Katya de Becerra

On her eighteenth birthday, Hayden inherits her childhood home – on the condition that she uncover its dark secrets.

Hayden has tried to put the past behind her, and so far it’s worked. She’s getting ready for college, living in a Brooklyn apartment, and hanging out with her best friend and flatmate, Del. But now it’s all catching up with her: her mother’s mysterious disappearance a decade ago, her father’s outlandish theories about a lost supernatural race, and Hayden’s own dark dreams of strange symbols and rituals in the Colorado woods where she grew up.

As soon as Hayden arrives at her hometown, her friend Del in tow, it begins: neighbours whisper secrets about Hayden’s mother; the boy next door is now all grown-up in a very distracting way; and Hayden feels the trees calling to her. And among them, deep in the woods, Hayden will discover something incredible – something that threatens reality itself.


 

DryDry
Neal & Jarrod Shusterman

The drought – or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it – has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives have become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t take long showers, don’t panic. Until the taps run dry. Suddenly, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbours and families turned against each other on the hunt for water.

And when her parents don’t return, she and her younger brother must team up with an unlikely group in search of water. Each of them will need to make impossible choices to survive.


Truth App Liars #1Liars: The Truth App
Jack Heath

The TRUTH app is the latest craze in the town of Kelton. It listens to everyone around you and tells you if they’re lying.

When the app goes viral, its teenage creator, Jarli, becomes famous overnight. But being a
celebrity can be dangerous. Especially when you’ve just exposed everyone’s deepest, darkest secrets.

Now everyone is out to get Jarli. Kids at school. Teachers. The police. Even his own family. And the secret network of criminals based in Kelton have just added Jarli to their hit list.

The TRUTH doesn’t always set you free…


 

Map of Days Miss Peregrine 4A Map of Days (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #4)
Ransom Riggs

Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back where his story began, in Florida. Except now Miss Peregrine, Emma, and their peculiar friends are with him, and doing their best to blend in. But carefree days of beach visits and normalling lessons are soon interrupted by a discovery – a subterranean bunker that belonged to Jacob’s grandfather, Abe.

Clues to Abe’s double-life as a peculiar operative start to emerge, secrets long hidden in plain sight. And Jacob begins to learn about the dangerous legacy he has inherited – truths that were part of him long before he walked into Miss Peregrine’s time loop.

Now, the stakes are higher than ever as Jacob and his friends are thrust into the untamed landscape of American peculiardom – a world with few ymbrynes, or rules – that none of them understand. New wonders, and dangers, await in this brilliant next chapter for Miss Peregrine’s peculiar children. Their story is again fully illustrated by haunting vintage photographs, but with a striking addition for this all-new, multi-era American adventure.


 

SomedaySomeday
David Levithan

Every day a new body. Every day a new life. Every day a new choice.For as long as A can remember, life has meant waking up in a different person?s body every day, forced to live as that person until the day ended. A always thought there wasn?t anyone else who had a life like this.But A was wrong. There are others.A has already been wrestling with powerful feelings of love and loneliness. Now comes an understanding of the extremes that love and loneliness can lead to — and what it?s like to discover that you are not alone in the world.


JUNIOR NON-FICTION

Elephants on TourElephants on Tour: A Search and Find Journey Around the World
Guillaume Cornet

From the skyscrapers of New York and Tokyo to the jungles of Peru and Madagascar, the elephants are off to see some of the most amazing places in the world – discovering famous buildings, food, transport and activities in each destination along the way.

Each scene is packed with hundreds of things to find and discover – spot each of the elephants, their lost possessions, and the sights and friends they see along the way.

Follow the elephants’ journey and get spotting!


 

IlluminatlasIlluminatlas
Kate Davies

Set off on a journey around the world with this follow up to the bestselling Illuminature and Illuminanatomy.

Use your three-colour lens to explore the continents: use your green lens to see the landscape, the red lens to see plants and animals, and the blue lens to see cultural highlights and famous buildings.

Packed with facts and stunning illustrations, this is an atlas like no other from Milan-based design duo Carnovsky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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