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New Books! New Books! August New Titles

Continue a fantastic summer of reading with this month’s new titles!

Nellie the greatest penguin-explorer is back for more troublesome adventures in Big Trouble for Nellie Choc-Ice. When her South Pole-bound submarine makes a stop at New York City, Nellie and Captain Beardy-Beard’s journey takes an unexpected turn. Can Nellie escape and prove that she’s no bird brain?

This entertaining tale is the vibrant follow-up to Nellie Choc-Ice Penguin Explorer written by Jeremy Strong. Featuring colourful illustrations by Jamie Smith throughout, this Little Gem is sure to have young readers laughing along with this plucky penguin.

Leroy Jones is a very ordinary boy blessed with a truly ridiculous name – one that he is determined to keep hidden from everyone. But when he is paired with the bossy Amy Strundle for a project, she’s set to be a thorn in his side and wants everyone to know his secret.

Brought to you by award-winning author Vivian French, The Fiendish Revenge of Leroy Jones is a feisty story of school-yard revenge. With lively black and white illustrations by Korky Paul throughout, this book will have readers rooting for Leroy’s payback.

Ant might seem a little strange with his odd attraction to insects and lack of interest in football, but these aren’t the strangest things about him by a long way. What really sets him apart is what is hiding behind the ginormous sunglasses that he refuses the ever take of …

Discover Ant’s secret in Anty Hero by renowned author Barry Hutchison featuring black and white illustrations by the talented Tom Percival, in this story of heroes coming in all shapes and disguises.

Nastia Nabokova is a daring pilot, the daughter of revolutionaries, and now, as Russia enters the Second World War, she must fight to save the glorious Motherland. But when the battle begins and life itself is at stake, long-held secrets are revealed, forcing Nastia to question everything she once thought she knew.

A daring tale of war, revolution and intrigue, Firebird by Elizabeth Wein is a thrilling adventure brimming with historical detail and powerful female characters. Firebird will soar into the hearts and minds of Elizabeth’s many fans.

Ruby has a lot of foster siblings over the years, but none of them have been anything like Clara. After growing up in almost complete isolation, Clara is distraught at being separated from her mother and overwhelmed by life in a world she doesn’t understand. But the more Ruby tries to help Clara fit in, the more she realises she has to face up to some struggles of her own.

From the best-selling author Keren David comes True Sisters – a powerful drama of two young women exploring their true selves. There’s the family you’re born into, and then there’s the one you make for yourself.

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