The Magic Faraway Tree: A New Adventure; Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Mark Beech
Written by Enid Blyton, one of the Britain’s most beloved author’s, The Magic Faraway Tree was first published in 1939. Now Jacqueline Wilson, self-confessed lover of the series and one of Britain’s favourite children’s authors, takes up the mantle to irresistibly revisit Blyton's magical world, offering a new adventure that will be adored by readers of the originals and will capture the hearts and minds of a new generation.
Milo, Mia and Birdy are excited to be on holiday at a picturesque cottage in the countryside. Better yet, they have discovered the Enchanted Wood, home to many a remarkable creature and a special tree that stands out from the rest.
The Breakfast Club Adventures: The Beast Beyond the Fence; Marcus Rashford & Alex Falase-Koya, illustrated by Marta Kissi
Breakfast Club, a safe place before school where hungry bellies are fed, friendships are made and for Marcus, Asim, Lise and Stacey, where adventures are plotted.
Everyone at Rutherford Secondary School knows what happens when something goes over the neighbouring fence…you never see it again. Nothing that goes over the fence ever comes back so when Marcus kicks his football over the fence, he knows that’s the end of it. Or at least that’s what he thought…
A note from an unnamed source offers him the chance to join the Breakfast Club Investigators (BCI) - a secret organisation whose most recent cases have involved the missing PE clothes, the rattle under the English classroom and the mysterious shadow in the school hall. Now the BCI are ready to go where no school-child has gone before…over the fence to retrieve lost possessions. But what lurks beyond the fence is far beyond what anyone imagined…
Miss Mary-Kate Martin's Guide to Monsters: The Wrath of the Woolington Wyrm; Karen Foxlee, illustrated by Freda Chiu
Tales of mythical creatures roaming the land and traumatising local villagers are the stuff of historical legend in many an English village, and Woolington Well is the latest place with a story to tell.
Ten-year-old Mary-Kate Martin likes order and routine in her life. So when her archaeologist mother is requested in Woolington Well to inspect some old bones, Mary-Kate’s anxiety levels are immediately heightened. And the atmosphere in the small village does nothing to quell any fears. Terrifying noises and heart-stopping earth tremors have the locals nervous, saucers of milk are on the doorsteps and whispers of the return of a legendary monster are the talk of the town. Has the construction of a new shopping centre awoken the Woolington Wyrm?
Mary-Kate may be anxious but someone needs to get to the bottom of this puzzle. Together with new friend Arabella, she vows to solve the the mystery of the Wyrm (if in fact it does exist)…
A new Emma Carroll book is always something to relish and The Week at World’s End is another masterclass in middle-grade historical fiction writing.
World’s End Close is dull. So dull, it is quite possibly the most boring place in the entire world. But whilst it may be boring where Stevie is, the world is on tenterhooks. Tensions are at crisis point between America and Russia and the threat of nuclear war is looming large. While the adults stress about whether they will survive to the end of the week, Stevie has uncovered a problem much closer to home. There’s a girl hiding in the coal shed. A disheveled Anna claims to be on the run from the poisoners and is in desperate need of help.