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New Books! New Books! April New Titles

This month, we’re bringing people together and making dreams come true with our fantastic slate of April new titles!

Young Rose dreams of sewing beautiful dresses for the women of Paris. But when a chance encounter with royalty changes her life, Rose must draw on all her skills to create the most breathtaking dress of them all. Based on the life of Rose Bertin, the woman credited with creating haute-couture and a remarkable pioneer of fashion at the court of Marie Antoinette.

Written by best-selling author Katherine Woodfine, Rose’s Dress of Dreams is filled with an evocative sense of period and enriched by fresh full-colour illustrations by Kate Pankhurst, the author-illustrator behind Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World.

Illustrated by Kate Pankhurst

When the village wires get crossed after a storm, there’s a lot of confusion and plenty of missed connections. Margaret can’t run her summer fair, Jai can’t speak to Aditi, and Will is rather happy because no one can tell his mum how much trouble he’s in! Can the villagers learn to love their neighbours and could the great telephone mix-up really be a blessing in disguise?

Sally Nicholls’ latest treasure of a Little Gem follows the sweet and wonderfully received Billy Button, Telegram Boy and All About Ella. The Great Telephone Mix-Up brings Sally and illustrator Sheena Dempsey back together for a charming tale of community, making new connections and lending a helping hand.

Illustrated by Sheena Dempsey

East End United are struggling to make this season work. Cairo is their best shot but as Captain he just can’t seem to make the team work together. When Coach Ayo suggests heading to the library for some historical research the boys think he’s having a laugh but the secret to a great team might just lie in the past. Fabulous football story featuring facts about the best from past to present.

Dream Team is packed with stacks of facts to tempt even the most reluctant reader, with top footballers galore – from Eden Hazard and Pelé to Eric Cantona and Bobby Moore. Featuring black and white illustrations by Chris Chalik, this is the perfect addition to author Alan Gibbons’ football-with-facts stories, which includes The Beautiful Game, The Lion Roars and perennial favourite The Number 7 Shirt.

Illustrated by Chris Chalik

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