Melt by Ele Fountain

Publication Date: 29 April 2021 The Blurb A boy lives in a remote, snow-bound village with his elderly grandmother. Their traditional way of life is threatened by the changing snow and ice: it melts faster every year. When the sea-ice collapses while he is out hunting, he only just escapes with his life and is … Continue reading Melt by Ele Fountain

Ten Little Dogs by Ruth Brown

Publication Date: 1 April 2021 The Blurb Ten little dogs, sitting in a line,One chased a butterfly And then there were… nine’ Then 8, then 7 and so on, until only one little dog remains. Will there be none? Turn the final page to find out. The Review After loving A Gallery Of Cats, I … Continue reading Ten Little Dogs by Ruth Brown

Llama On A Mission by Annabelle Sami, illustrated by Allen Fatimaharan

Publication Date: 29 April 2021 The Blurb Yasmin Shah is just like any other ten-year-old girl, with a crazy loud family, the BEST best friend ever& and a talking toy llama! With the help of her loud guardian llama Levi, Yasmin has finally found her voice, but her mission has only just begun. She is … Continue reading Llama On A Mission by Annabelle Sami, illustrated by Allen Fatimaharan

The Tindims and the Ten Green Bottles by Sally Gardner, illustrated by Lydia Corry

Publication Date: 15 April 2021 The Blurb The tiny Tindims are like the Borrowers-on-Sea, who turn our everyday rubbish into treasure. In their third adventure Ethel B Dina, who looks after the fish hospital and loves to sing, needs ten green, glass bottles to complete her musical Bottleramma. But she is surrounded by too many … Continue reading The Tindims and the Ten Green Bottles by Sally Gardner, illustrated by Lydia Corry

Opie Jones Talks To Animals by Nat Luurtsema, illustrated by Fay Austin

Publication Date: 4 February 2021 The Blurb 10-year-old Opie Jones is Very Ordinary. In fact nothing remarkable has ever happened to her, if you don’t count the cat that gives her funny looks from next door (which she doesn’t). So she is naturally very surprised when she is recruited to join The Resistance – a … Continue reading Opie Jones Talks To Animals by Nat Luurtsema, illustrated by Fay Austin

Too Small Tola and the Three Fine Girls by Atinuke and illustrated by Onyinye Iwu

Publication Date: 7 January 2021 The Blurb Three charming stories about a young girl who lives in a flat in Lagos with her sister, Moji, who is very clever; her brother, Dapo, who is very fast; and Grandmummy, who is very bossy. Too Small Tola is just the right size to fit under the bed … Continue reading Too Small Tola and the Three Fine Girls by Atinuke and illustrated by Onyinye Iwu

The House At The Edge Of Magic by Amy Sparkes

Publication Date: 7 January 2021 The Blurb Nine is an orphan pickpocket determined to escape her life in the Nest of a Thousand Treasures. When she steals a house-shaped ornament from a mysterious woman’s purse, she knocks on its tiny door and watches it grow into a huge, higgledy-piggeldy house. Inside she finds a host … Continue reading The House At The Edge Of Magic by Amy Sparkes

The Boy Who Sang With Dragons by Andy Shepherd, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie

Publication Date: 7 January 2021 The Blurb Tomas is a fully-fledged expert dragon grower and protector of the dragonfruit tree. He has eyes in the back of his head for watching over those sneaky dragons, awesomely fast reflexes for putting out sparks and dodging the diving antics of whirling newly hatched dragons. He's got it … Continue reading The Boy Who Sang With Dragons by Andy Shepherd, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie

The Lost Child’s Quest by James Haddell

Publication Date: The Blurb Legends may be born from half-forgotten memory or half-understood experience, but they’re never made up out of thin air… and sometimes there’s more truth in legend than in fact. Deposited on the doorstep of a children’s home as a baby, Tia’s only clues to her history are the strange items left … Continue reading The Lost Child’s Quest by James Haddell

Darwin’s Dragons by Lindsay Galvin

Publication Date: 7 January 2021 The Blurb Syms Covington has landed the job of a lifetime - cabin boy and fiddler on Charles Darwin's Beagle. But when he is separated from the crew during a storm, his life takes a truly extraordinary turn. Shipwrecked on a Galapagos island, he makes a discovery that could change … Continue reading Darwin’s Dragons by Lindsay Galvin