NEW BOOKS DISCOVERY LIBRARY


CARNEGIE SHORT LIST BOOKS

A selection of the 2017 Carnegie short list books are now available to browse and borrow in the Discovery and War Memorial Libraries.

The themes this year include identity, friendship, war and survival.

Rail Head by Philip Reeve This novel is a mix of science fiction, fantasy, romance and thriller, and is set in a futurist world where characters travel across space and time.  Philip Reeve is always a very engaging writer, who uses humour and wit to great effect.

Go to New Books War Memorial Libraries for further suggestions.




The Girl of Ink & Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave is a magical tale of wonder and courage.  Beautifully illustrated, it will appeal to fans of Katherine Rundell and Frances Hardinge.

Next one in the series ….

Your wait for the next book in your favourite series is over!:

"Shouldn't You Be In School?" and "Why is this Night Different from Other Nights?" - the latest titles in the All the Wrong Questions by Lemony Snicket.

Jolly Foul Play - the fourth in the excellent Murder Most Unladylike series 

Top of the Class (Nearly) and Yes! No (Maybe ...) by Liz Pichon from the ever popular Tom Gates series.



The long awaited Maximum Ride Manga. 9 by James Patterson










The new 'Wild Boy' series by Rob Lloyd Jones looks interesting!



Watch the moving book trailer of Lily Alone and then read the book.


We have the fantastic Ruby Redfort Series in the Discovery Library.




Check out Lauren Child's website here and her book trailer here.






The Boy With the Tiger's Heart is a stunning debut novel by Linda Coggin and one of LoveReading4kids books of the year. It tells the story of a girl raised by wolves and her desperate race for freedom with a bear called Abel Dancer and two boys, running from an evil cyber eyed man determined to track them down.


Once Upon a Wartime


Fans of Michael Morpurgo will love the new book by Megan Rix, A Soldier's Friend.  Set in the First World War, it tells the story of friends Sammy, a rescue puppy, and Mouser a fearless grey tabby as they help the soldiers in the trenches.  Look out for other titles by Megan Rix in the Discovery Library too.

The New Recruit and The New Patrol are the first two books in the explosive new thriller series, Liam Scott, by Andy McNab, author of Bravo Two Zero.  Set in Afghanistan, it follows the story of new recruit Liam Scott, who joins the Army to get away from a terrible mistake that he has made.

We have a thrilling new cyber crime series called Outlaws by Peter Jay Black.  Full of fast-paced action and gadgets and set against a background of computer hacking, criminal gangs and the secret services, these books will appeal to fans of Robert Muchamore, Anthony Horowitz and Alex Scarrow. To find out more about the author and for free downloads go to http://www.urbanoutlawsbunker.com/author.





"The Haunting of Sunshine Girl" by Paige McKenzie has its own YouTube network.  Check it out here:

https://www.youtube.com/user/hauntedsunshinegirl


House of Secrets is an exciting new series by two master story tellers.  Chris Columbus is the director of Harry Potter and Home alone and writer of Gremlins.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29BUyTajg7M




Thrilling Reads 






Looking for a gritty thriller? 






Why not try the excellent Lottery Boy by Michael Byrne, about a boy who leaves home to live on the streets after the death of his Mum and later discovers that she gave him a winning lottery ticket.  Unfortunately  he is not the only one who is after the prize ....






The latest novel by Frances Hardinge, The Lie Tree, is a dramatic Victorian thriller about a girl who is determined to find out the truth after her father dies suddenly in mysterious circumstances.






The Glory by Lauren St John, is a thrilling adventure about Will and Alex who, for very different reasons, decide to compete in an endurance horse race across the West of America for a $250,000 prize.



Murder, Mystery, Action and Adventure



If you enjoy following clues and solving mysteries, we have two new gripping adventure series for you:

The Secret Breakers series, where 'The Three' are secretly appointed to unlock the secret code that hides a Truth that has been hidden for centuries, and A Murder Most Unladylike series, a fantastic detective series set in a girl's boarding school during 1930s.





Next one in the series ….


Your wait for the next book in your favourite series is over!


  • Once Upon A Dork, 8th in the hilarious Dork Diaries series by Rachel Renee Russell
  • All That Glitters,  4th in the award winning Geek Girl series by Holly Smale
  • The Snake Trap, 3rd in the thrilling Travis Delaney Investigates series by Kevin Brookes, winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2014












CARNEGIE SHORT LIST BOOKS

The 2015 Carnegie short list books are now available to browse and borrow in the Discovery and War Memorial Libraries.

The themes this year include war, sickness and adversity.

Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan, is about a girl called Apple whose mother returns after eleven years.  Apple feels whole again but her mother’s homecoming is bitter sweet.  It is only when Apple meets someone more lost that her that she begins to see things as they really are. 

Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge.  When Triss wakes up after an accident, she knows that something is very wrong.  She is insatiably hungry; her sister seems scared of her and her parents whisper behind closed doors.  She looks through her diary to try to remember, but the pages have been ripped out.  Soon Triss discovers that what happened to her is more strange and terrible than she could ever have imagined, and that she is quite literally not herself.  In a quest to find the truth she must travel into the terrifying underbelly of the city to meet a twisted architect who has dark designs on her family – before it’s too late …..

The Fastest Boy in the World by Elizabeth Laird.  Eleven-year-old Solomon loves to run!  The great athletes of the Ethiopian national team are his heroes and he dreams that one day he will be gold-medal-winning athlete like them, in spite of his ragged shorts and bare feet.

Buffalo Soldier by Tanya Landman.  Charley, a young African-American slave from the Deep South, is freed at the end of the American Civil War.  However, her freedom is met with tragedy after her adopted mother is raped and lynched at the hands of a mob, and Charley finds herself alone with no protection.  In a terrifyingly lawless land, where the colour of a person’s skin can bring violent death.  Charley disguises herself as a man and joins the army.  Trapped in a world of injustice and inequality, it’s only when Charley is posted to Apache territory to fight “savage Indians” that she begins to learn about who she is and what it is to be truly free.

The Middle of Nowhere by Geraldine McCaughrean.  When her mother dies from a snake bite, Comity’s life in the Australian Outback changes for ever.  With her father lost in his grief, Comity makes friends with Fred, the Aboriginal yard boy.  But then the evil Quartz Hogg arrives, who delights in playing cruel games.  When he sets his murderous sights on Fred, it’s up to Comity to stop him.


We have a very funny new series call PIG, come and check it out.




 Fantasy Adventure


If you enjoyed the magical world of CS Lewis's Narnia, try The Twistrose Key by Tone Almhjell. "Something is wrong in the house that Lin's family has rented; Lin is sure of it.  The clocks tick too slowly.  Frost covers the flower bed, even in a rain storm.  And when a key marked 'Twistrose' arrives for her, Lin finds a secret gate in the cellar which leads her to the snowy world of Sylver."

War-time adventures

Both set during World War II, these are two very different war-time adventure stories:

The Children of the King by Sonya Hartnett is about three children who have been evacuated from London and sent to live in the countryside.  A mysterious adventure sparked by the discovery of two boys hiding in a derelict castle ensues.  If you like The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis try this.


The Eagle Trail: Who is the Traitor Among Us? by Robert Rigby is a thrilling action adventure story set against the background of war-time resistance.  Paul must flee Nazi-occupied Antwerp, where his father has been shot and his mother arrested, and make his way across Europe to England and safety.  Discover whether he makes it!



We have the latest Jo Nesbo series in the Discovery Library. 

 Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder: The End of the World. Maybe. by Jo Nesbo   Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder: The Great Gold Robbery by Jo Nesbo

Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder by Jo NesboDoctor Proctor's Fart Powder: Time-Travel Bath Bomb by Jo Nesbo


What are they about?  Errrrrr, we will leave you to work that one out!!! 

Watch Jo's youtube video below.
The Malichea Quest series

Jake Wells’ life takes a terrifying turn when he stumbles upon the ancient and secret Order of Malichea.  Thrilling, dangerous and intriguing, The Invisible Assassin is the first in the Malichea Quest series by Jim Eldridge.  Follow Jake’s progress through all four novels, which are available to borrow now in the Discovery Library.

To find out more about the legend of The Malichea Order go to visit Jim Eldridge's web site.  

Supernatural spine-chillers


Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase is a witty, dark thriller by Jonathan Stroud.

Anthony Lockwood, with his slightly grumpy deputy George and his junior field operative Lucy, make up a small, shabby yet talented ghost-hunting agency. After a series of calamitous investigations into the supernatural go awry, the team are desperate to prove themselves.

Spook’s: Alice by Joseph Delaney is no 12 in the popular Wardstone Chronicle series.

Over the years, Alice has fought evil side by side with the Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward.  But now Alice is alone – in the realm of the dark.  And the creatures she has helped to banish there, now have the chance to take their revenge.  Alice must seek the final weapon needed to destroy the Fiend for good.  If she fails, the world will all into despair and darkness

Thrilling Reads!

Allies and Assassins, is the first book in a thrilling new series Enemies of the Prince by Justin Somper.  Described on Lovereading4kids.com as the teen version of Game of Thrones, it involves murder, betrayal, intrigue and romance.



Selected as one of the top ten teenage novels of 2013, She is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick is a thrilling mystery set in New York.



We have the first in a new series from the author of The Maze Runner books.  The Eye of Minds by James Dashner begins the Mortality Doctrine series.  The story is set in a dystopian world against a backdrop of cyberterrorism.




If you are looking for fantasy and adventure with a dash of humour, try Neil Gaiman’s Fortunately, the Milk.  With time-travelling dinosaurs and pirates, it is a hilarious read!









September Reads

We have some great new books this September including The Maze Runner series by James Dashner.  If you liked the Hunger Games and are looking for a thrilling action and adventure story set against a post-apocalyptic earth then this series is for you!

Fans of Jacqueline Wilson and Cathy Cassidy may like the excellent Dandelion Clocks by Rebecca Westcott. A heart-warming and painful story of a teenage girl coming to terms with her mum’s terminal illness through her mum’s teenage diaries and photos.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One.  Tilly’s Promise by Linda Newbery and Stay Where You Are Then Leave by John Boyne are two moving stories told from an a different perspective.  Well worth a read!

 

 

Long awaited Alex Rider!


June book of the month on Lovereading4Lovereading4kids.com, Russian Roulette by Anthony Horowitz is a must read for fans of the Alex Rider series.  It is a thrilling adventure featuring bad guy Yassen Gregorovich and filling in the gaps about his connection to Alex Rider, and is a prequel to the series.
To hear Anthony Horowitz talk about the book go to http://www.alexrider.com/horowitzlive

 

 

CARNEGIE SHORTLIST BOOKS


The 2014 Carnegie shortlist books are now available to browse and borrow in the Discovery and War Memorial Libraries, with the exception of The Wall, which is currently on order.
The list is unusual this year, as half of the nominated titles deal with kidnap and captivity.


The Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell, tells the story of Sophie, who is found floating at sea in a cello case and is rescued and adopted by Charles.  Assumed to be an orphan, Sophie is convinced that her mother is still alive and sets off to Paris to try to find her. 








Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead, winner of The Guardian’s Children’s Fiction Prize 2013.  Georges has a lot going on. He's having trouble with some boys at school, his dad lost his job and so his mum has started working all the time - and they had to sell their house and move into an apartment. But moving into the apartment block does bring one good thing - Safer, an unusual boy who lives on the top floor and runs a spy club.



Blood Family by Anne Fine is a dark and emotional and looks at how dysfunctional families can have a heart-breaking impact upon a child’s development.






The Child’s Elephant by Rachel Campbell-Johnston is a thought provoking and compelling read, and tells the story of Bat, a young who takes home and cares an orphan elephant. His life then takes a shocking turn as he is catapulted from the security of village life into a new life of terror as a child soldier.










Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper is a historical novel, set against a changing world where English settlers are landing on the shores of the New World creating tension between native tribes and invaders.  Murder and intrigue ensue.



To read extracts of these books visit www.lovereading4kids.co.uk and search for the title.  To find out more about the books that have been shortlisted go to Carnegie shortlist page. Talks by the authors about their books can be found at https://www.pinterest.com/lilaclibrarian/carnegie-2014/.


SUPERNATURAL ADVENTURES
The highly acclaimed Oksa Pollock: The Last Hope, is a feisty heroine with magical powers and evil opponents. Fast paced and full of twists and turns, this book is the first in a series and was one of Lovereading4kids books of the year 2013.










We also have the next in the series of Skulduggery Pleasant, detective, sorcerer and warrior.  Skulduggery Pleasant: Last Stand of Dead Men sees Skulduggery teaming up with Valkyrie Cain in a war between Sanctuaries.

Darkus Knightley is not your average thirteen-year-old: ferociously logical, super-smart and with a fondness for tweed, detective work is in his blood. His dad Alan Knightley was London's top private investigator and an expert in crimes too strange for Scotland Yard to handle, but four years ago the unexplained finally caught up with him - and he fell into a mysterious coma. Darkus is determined to follow in his father's footsteps and find out what really happened. But when Alan suddenly wakes up, his memory is wonky and he needs help. The game is afoot for Knightley & Son - with a mystery that gets weirder by the minute, a bestselling book that makes its readers commit terrible crimes, and a sinister organisation known as the Combination . . .

  

We now have the whole Maximum Ride series in Manga form



 

Next one in the series ….

Your wait for the next book in your favourite series is over!

  • Holiday Heartbreak, 6th in the hilarious Dork Diaries series by Rachel Renee Russell
  • Theodore Boone: The Abduction by bestselling author John Grisham, follow up to legal thriller
  • Unleased: Speak Evil by Ali Sparkes - 4th book in this award winning supernatural series
  • The continuing adventures of Barry Loser in I am so over being a Loser by James Smith

 


 






  We have a new series on the shelves called 'Maximum Ride'


Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride, better known as Max, knows what it’s like to soar above the world. She and all the members of the “Flock” — Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel — are just like ordinary kids — only they have wings and can fly. It may seem like a dream come true to some, but their lives can morph into a living nightmare at any time — like when Angel, the youngest member of the “Flock,” is kidnapped and taken back to the “School” where she and the others were genetically engineered by sinister scientists. Her friends brave a journey to blazing hot Death Valley, CA, to save Angel, but soon enough, they find themselves in yet another nightmare — this one involving fighting off the half-human, half-wolf “Erasers” in New York City. Whether in the treetops of Central Park or in the bowels of the Manhattan subway system, Max and her adopted family take the ride of their lives.

http://www.maximumride.co.uk/audiovideo.php?vid=1








The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer


The first book in the new Eoin Colfer series W.A.R.P. has arrived.  Come and check out 'The Reluctant Assassin' in the Discovery Library.

The reluctant assassin is Riley, a Victorian boy who is suddenly plucked from his own time and whisked into the twenty-first century, accused of murder and on the run.
Riley has been pulled into the FBI's covert W.A.R.P. operation (Witness Anonymous Relocation Program). He and young FBI Agent Chevie Savano are forced to flee terrifying assassin-for-hire Albert Garrick, who pursues Riley through time and will not stop until he has hunted him down. Barely staying one step ahead, Riley and Chevie must stay alive and stop Garrick returning to his own time with knowledge and power that could change the world forever.

















 BARRY LOSER notebooks



If you love the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, the Barry Loser notebook series is a must read!  The first two books are available to borrow now in the Discovery Library:





I Am Not A Loser by Barry Loser spellchecked by Jim Smith, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2013.


To view the book trailer go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGh6HNV4L4s


I Am Still Not A Loser by Barry Loser commas put in by Jim Smith, winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013.


  

How to Make Paper Planes

How to make Paper Planes - Fold Them, Hold Them, Fly Them!  But hopefully NOT in lessons!!

 

You suggested we buy the next set of books in the Girls FC series by Helen Pielichaty so we did!  Check them out in the Discovery Library.

Visit the Girls FC website here:

 

Victorian Adventures

We have two new excellent adventure stories set in Victorian London!

The Claws of Evil is the first in a new series called The Battles of Ben Kingdom by Andrew Beasley. When the hero, Ben Kingdom, a cocky street urchin, finds a mysterious coin he is transported to another world where he must battle to save the world – but which side will he choose?  To watch the official launch video of the series visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3wRMMsjZe8.




















Shadows of the Silver Screen by Christopher Edge is the second thrilling adventure for feisty heroine Penny Tredwell, the 13 year old owner of The Penny Dreadful magazine. When filming starts to transform one of the magazine’s spine-tingling tales of terror to life, the actors don’t seem to be playing a part and the sinister story is becoming reality. Penny finds herself drawn into the mystery and must uncover the film maker’s dark secret before it is too late!  To read the first chapter online visit The Nosy Crow website

 



From the author of 'Mortlock' and 'The Demon Collector' we have 'The Bonehill Curse', Jon Mayhew's final novel set in this dark Victorian world.


Media of The Bonehill Curse

Necessity Bonehill is arrogant, a bully and trapped in Rookery Heights Academy for Young Ladies. Bored and aimless, she spends her time training with the retired, and slightly insane, Sergeant Major Morris or fighting with the local peasant boys. So when her Uncle Carlos sends her a seemingly empty bottle with the instructions, “Never open it,” she can’t resist the temptation and pulls the cork.














But Necessity unleashes an evil genie, a demon of pestilence and a creature that bears her parents a terrible grudge. With only seven days to rescue them, Ness has to find out how to kill the genie. She begins a desperate quest that takes her through the dark streets of London and to the Oasis of the Amarant in uncharted Africa. If she fails, her parents die and the world will fall prey to the genie’s hideous plague.











The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech

In the little town of Blackbird Tree live two orphan girls: one Naomi Deane, brimming with curiosity, and her best friend, Lizzie Scatterding, who could talk the ears off a cornfield. Naomi has a knack for being around when trouble happens. For she knows all the peculiar people in town—like Crazy Cora and Witch Wiggins and Mr. Farley. But then, one day, a boy drops out of a tree. The strangely charming Finn boy. Then the Dingle Dangle man appears, asking all kinds of questions. Curious surprises are revealed—three locked trunks, a pair of rooks, a crooked bridge, and that boy. Soon Naomi and Lizzie find themselves zooming toward a future neither could ever have imagined. Meanwhile, on a grand estate across the ocean, an old lady whose heart has been deceived concocts a plan. . . .

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Yay!!!! We have the next set of books in the Summer Camp Secrets series by Melissa J Morgan.
 

http://www.usborne.com/summercampsecrets/

 

The History Keepers

 

We have a new series of time travel adventure books 'The History Keepers' by Damian Dibben, number 1 'The Storm Begins' and number 2 'Circus Maximus' are in the Library, number 3 'Nightship to China' is released next year.
 

See the book trailer here:

We now have all 7 of the Baker Street Boys titles by Anthony Read a thrilling new adventure series based on the "Baker Street Irregulars" from the classic Sherlock Holmes novels.

#Detectives #Adventure #History #SherlockHolmes #VictorianLondon

 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moxcdkLtOQ0

We now also have the next two installments of the Witch and Wizard series by James Patterson The Gift and The Fire.  If you are interested in witch hunts this is the series for you!


War Stories

Moving, thought-provoking and inspiring stories:

 

A Medal For Leroy by Michael Morpurgo was inspired by the life of Lieutenant Walter Tull, the first black officer in the British Army.  It tells the story of Michael and his quest to find out about his father, an RAF pilot killed in the War, who he has never met.

War: Stories of Conflict edited by Michael Morpurgo.  Specially commissioned by Michael Morpurgo during his time as Children’s Laureate, this collection of stories by leading children’s authors tell of the drama, cruelty and courage of war as well as the consequences.   

Soldier Dog by Sam Angus.  Set against the backdrop of the trenches in France during World War 1, this book is based on the real life experiences of animals who gave their lives in war.  Lovereading4kids describes it as "a powerful story which brings history to life for the reader".

 

Magical mythical stories

Reality collides with the mythical world and Emily has some fantastical adventures with Pegasus the winged horse.  Enter the world of Kate O'Hearn in the new Pegasus series .... 

  
 Pegasus Pack

Award winning information books!

Winners of the SLA Information Book Awards, these books are packed full of great ideas and top tips.

 

Incredible Edibles by Stefan Gates mixes science and cookery in a crazily creative way and is full of recipes and experiments to try.

100 Ways for Every Girl to Look and Feel Fantastic by Alice Hart-Davis and Beth Hindhaugh – this book covers everything from applying make-up, coping with bad hair days, confidence, wellbeing and exercise, offering friendly and detailed advice.
Enjoy cooking?  Want to cook a meal for your family?  Why not borrow The Ultimate Children’s Cookbook?  It is full of easy step-by-step recipes to help you create delicious food. The Apple Crumble Sundae is particularly good!

Lovely new yucky Horrible Science book


House of Horrors lifts the roof on the disgusting details of domestic life as only Horrible Science. Who lives in a house like this? Just about everyone. This book will have the cleanest of neat freaks running for cover when they discover what they'll never be able to get out of the carpet. House of Horrors dishes the dirt on the secret life of dust mites and parasitic pet poo. Shortlisted for Best Book with Facts in the 2013 Blue Peter Book Awards.


Not to be missed Graphic Novels!

The graphic versions of these classic novels are action packed and fast moving! Choose from:

 




 

Funny books

 

Pants Are Everything ….when you’re definitely NOT a nudist by Mark Lowery, is the very funny follow up to Socks are not Enough.  Teenager Michael Swarbrick finds himself caught up again in a series of uncontrollable events that could ruin his life!

 

Ishmael and the Hoops of Steel by Michael Gerard Bauer is the third and final book of Ishmael’s hilarious school misadventures.  The Ishmael books deal with growing up issues such as school-life, friendship and bullying in an amusing way.

 

Dear Diary ….

We have two different diaries:  


Dork Diaries Dear Dork by Rachel Renee Russell, the next instalment of Nikki Maxell’s diary about friendship, fun and teenage issues.
After Iris by Natasha Farrant tells the story of Bluebell Gadsby and her mad, dysfunctional family. It is filled with humour, drama and sadness and is the perfect alternative to vampires and dystopian novels. It was Lovereading4kids book of the month for July 2013.

Tom Gates

 

We bought two of the Tom Gates books by L Pichon to see if you liked them. They are ALWAYS on loan so we are guessing you do. We have bought four more in the series and they are in the Discovery Library now.

 

Next in the series ….

Your wait for the next book in your favourite series is over!

 

Ø  We have the fifth and final Anthony Horowitz title, Oblivion, in The Power of Five series
Ø  The next Gallagher Girls book, United We Spy by Ally Carter
Ø  The third in the Hetty Feather series, Emerald Star by Jacqueline Wilson 
Ø  The second Ruby Redfort mystery, Take Your Last Breath by Lauren Child
Ø  We also have the fifth in the Young Sherlock Holmes series Snake Bite by Andrew Lane
Ø  Finally, for those who enjoy funny stories about being a teenager, try the Diary of a Wimpy Vampire series by Tim Collins.  We already have Prince of Dorkness the second of the series but now also have the first and third books Diary of a Wimpy Vampire and The Wimpy Vampire Strikes Back.
























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