The Reading Corner: Summer 2018

Super new stories for summer…

Paddington at St Paul’s by Michael Bond CBE 
HB £12.99 published by Harper Collins Children’s Books
Age 2+


A brand-new Paddington Bear picture book and the final one written by Michael Bond before his death in June 2017. Chaos ensues when the world-famous bear is mistaken for a choirboy during a visit to Sir Christopher Wren’s iconic building. Paddington at St. Paul’s launches the 60thanniversary celebrations for Paddington Bear which will last until Christmas building on the heritage of wonderful tales of the beloved character cherished by generations of readers.

How To Be A Lion by Ed Vere 
PB £6.99 published by Puffin
Age 3+


Award-winning Ed Vere’s bright new picture book is dedicated to those who daydream and think for themselves. Meet Leonard – a lion like no other. He likes to write poems and watch shooting stars. He likes to have long meandering talks with his best friend Marianne who is a duck. The problem is, lions are supposed to chomp ducks! When others say that there is only one way to be a lion, what will the best friends do?


Maggie’s Monsters by Coo Clayton 
PB £6.99 published by Black and White Publishing
Age 3+

Following on the success of her debut children’s book Maggie’s Mittens, a Waterstones Scottish Book of the Month, Maggie’s Monsters introduces children to Scotland’s native wildlife and places visiting Loch Lomond, Stirling, Isle of Mull and the Highlands. Maggie loves monsters but is bored of toy ones. Perhaps on her trip around Scotland she’ll find a real one to play with. Beautifully illustrated by Alison Soye and filled with charming and humorous detail.

Brick Building 101 by Courtney Sanchez 
Flexi-Bind £9.99 published by Walter Foster Jr. Publishing
Age 5+

With Brick Building 101, kids can combine their love of Lego with learning about the STEAM topics (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths) in one fun and educational activity book. There are step-by-step projects with full colour photo instructions and project preparation ideas for parents. Industrious young minds will love learning how to make everything from balloon races, bird feeders and DIY slime.



The World’s Worst Children 3 by David Walliams 
HB £14.99 published by Harper Collins Children’s Books
Age 7

The final part in the monumental trilogy has caused a stampede of children clamouring to bookshops. Britain’s biggest-selling children’s author presents another 10 horrendously hilarious stories about the absolute worst children ever. The characters are vividly brought to life in glorious, gruesome colour by the incredible Tony Ross. From ten-year-old Hank and his endless pranks, to Tandy and her titanic tantrums – this brand-new collection of The World’s Worst Children will delight young readers everywhere.



Skulduggery Pleasant: Midnight by Derek Landy 
HB £14.99 published by Harper Collins Children’s Books
Age 9+

Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie are back in their most gripping story yet, as book 11, Midnight, picks up where Resurrection left off. For years, Valkyrie Cain has struggled to keep her loved-ones safe from harm, plunging into battle time and time again by Skulduggery Pleasant’s side. But now the very thing that she has been fighting for is in danger as a ruthless killer snatches her little sister. Valkyrie only has 12 hours to find Alice before it’s too late… The clock is ticking.



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