Shifty McGifty & Slippery Sam: Pirates Ahoy!

Tracey Corderoy Illustrated by Steven Lenton ISBN 9781839945823

Nosy Crow Ltd

Join Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam on their swashbuckling new adventure, Pirates Ahoy! The pair have baked cakes for Captain Chucklebeard’s party and have had lots of fun watching the party games, but disaster strikes when Captain Chucklebeard’s treasure is stolen! Can the detective dogs save the day with a little help from the Captain’s parrot?

Perfect for 3+ pirate lovers

Amazing Animal Treasury

Chris Packham Illustrated by Jason Cockcroft ISBN 9780008546281

Hachette Children’s Group

A beautiful and simple look at the world of animals for younger children. The book is split into three sections: Amazing Animal Babies, Amazing Animal Homes and Amazing Animal Journeys. Find out how animals such as Darwin’s Frogs start their life, discover the home of the Honey Bee and learn about the migration of the Blue Whale. The book is beautifully illustrated and would make a perfect gift for children age 4 years and older.

Resist: One Girl’s Fight Back Against the Nazis

Tom Palmer ISBN 9781800901063

Barrington Stoke Ltd

This powerful story is set during the Second World War and is inspired by the childhood of Hollywood legend Audrey Hepburn. Life has been hard for teenage Edda and her Dutch family under wartime occupation, food is rationed and there is a constant threat of capture and arrest by the Nazis. Edda’s Uncle has been murdered and her brother captured and Edda is determined that she wants to fight back and help the resistance, but to do so is not only risking her own life, but that of her family. ‘Resist’ is a phenomenal story showing the bravery and courage of not only the Dutch resistance but the families who live through war. For age 9+ readers. The book has readable typeface and layout, making it accessible to more readers.

Resist available 4th Aug 22

The Asparagus Bunch

Jessica Scott-Whyte ISBN 9781801300469

Wellbeck Publishing Group

Leon is thirteen and is very very knowledgeable about every type of sweet you can think of. He has also been to lots of schools and isn’t particularly keen on starting another one, but as it turns out, his new school might not actually be as bad as it first seems and he might just make some new friends. The school bully Glen however has taken a dislike to Leon and embarrasses him in the school dinner hall. Leon and his new friends form ‘The Asparagus Bunch’ and set out to seek revenge on the school bully which may or may not go to plan in this funny tale of friendship, family and finding your place in the world. The book stars a cast of neurodiverse characters who in the words of The Asparagus Bunch ‘Just Do It. Differently’.

11+ readers

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