The Reading Corner

Sensational Stories for summer…

The Cow Who Fell to Earth –
by Nadia Shireen
published by Penguin Random House Children’s

One night a star crash-lands right on top of a flock of bumbling sheep. But the star is not a star… it’s a little lost cow, and all he can say is ‘WOOOOOO’. How will he find his way home when nobody can understand a word he’s saying? Both stylish and sweet, this hilarious, heartfelt tale features the cutest little calf this side of the moon and is packed with adorable animal characters, witty humour and bold illustrations.

Love From Lexie –
by Cathy Cassidy
£12.99 published by Puffin Books

Friendship, romance and saving the world, introducing the first book in a gorgeous new series from the bestselling author of the Chocolate Box Girls stories. Life has been pretty chaotic ever since Lexie’s mum vanished – new homes, new places, new people. But Lexie never gives up hope that her mum will come back. While she’s waiting for her mum to rescue her, Lexie decides to do a bit of saving herself – everything from salvaging an old railway carriage to campaigning for the local library. For a long time Lexie hasn’t known what direction her life is headed but she’s about to realise that sometimes you have to get lost to find yourself again.

The Guggenheim Mystery –
by Robin Stevens £9.99
published by Puffin Books

The long-awaited sequel to Siobhan Dowd’s much loved and award-winning novel, the London Eye Mystery. Robin Stevens, author of the critically acclaimed Murder Most Unladylike series, continues Ted’s story in this gripping detective novel. A painting has been stolen from the Guggenheim Museum where Aunt Gloria works and she is blamed for the theft. It’s up to Ted to find the painting and discover who has really taken it. This brand new adventure has Robin’s trademark skilful plotting, warm humour, wonderful dialogue and a fresh, inclusive way of presenting the world to young readers.

Skulduggery Pleasant: Resurrection –
by Derek Landy £12.99
published by HarperCollin’s Children’s Books

Derek Landy’s original skeleton detective is coming back to life… again! In the tenth triumphant book in the phenomenal Skulduggery Pleasant series Skulduggery and Valkyrie team up with beloved characters from the first nine books, as well as an all-new cast, for an adventure that takes the story to truly global proportions. Secrets will be revealed and questions answered that go right back to the beginning. Skulduggery and Valkyrie survived the first books in the series but they’re going to wish they hadn’t!

AniMalcolm –
by David Baddiel £6.99
published by HarperCollin’s Children’s Books

A laugh-out-loud adventure for every child who ever wondered what it might be like to be a bit of an animal. Malcolm doesn’t like animals, which is a problem because his family love them. Their house is full of pets. What the house is NOT full of is stuff Malcolm likes, such as the laptop he wanted for his birthday. The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year 6 school trip, which Malcolm never thought his parents would pay for. And yet there he is, on the bus, heading to… oh no… the farm.

Invisible Emmie –
by Terri Libenson £7.99
published by Puffin Books

A humorous and surprising debut graphic novel by award-winning cartoonist Terri Libenson. This is the story of two girls in middle-grade school who couldn’t be more different – shy, artistic, wallflower Emmie and popular, outgoing Katie. Their lives unexpectedly intersect one day, when some embarrassing and private scribbles fall into the wrong hands… With a fresh take on all the friendships, first crushes, boredom, humiliations and drama of secondary school, and told in full-colour throughout, this extraordinary book is perfect for reluctant readers.

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