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New books! New books! New February Titles!

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February has arrived and we’ve stepped that little bit closer to spring! To help guide you through these last weeks of winter, we’ve got five exciting new books featuring everything from cowgirls to death-defying superheroes …

In the heart of the lawless Wild West, ten-year-old Laura Norder is the self-appointed sheriff of Butts Canyon. No crime, commotion or nit-witted nonsense gets past her – until the rule-breaking Duncan Disorderly rides into town and starts causing havoc. Can Laura unmask the no-good trouble-maker and force him to follow her Golden Rules, or has she finally met her match?

Blue Peter Award winning author Guy Bass and star illustrator Steve May return with another rip-roaring, pun-tastic comedy. Packed with laughs, Wild West action, and some truly memorable characters, Laura Norder will have your young readers yee-hawing for more!

The book Laura Norder: Sheriff of Butts Canyon lying on an orange table

Image of the book Laura Norder open at a page with illustration of Laura

The spooky Ghost Tower on the hill has loomed over the town for as long as anyone can remember. Now boarded up and dangerous, it’s due to be knocked down. But when Ryan and his friend Dot make a sneaky last visit to the tower on Halloween, they discover that it’s been hiding a fascinating secret. Can they find a way to save the tower before it’s too late?

Multi-award-winning author Gillian Cross ensures curiosity saves the bat in this charming adventure tale with black and white illustrations from the brilliant Sarah Horne. Featuring a fantastic friendship duo and a great environmental message, The Ghost Tower is a fun read for conservation lovers everywhere.

The book The Ghost Tower lying on an orange table

an image of The Ghost Tower opened at a page with an illustration of Dot and Ryan going wall climbing

Omar’s family had to fight to survive in their own country. Now they have come to the UK and at last they have a safe place to live. But then Omar meets Sam and the fighting begins all over again. Sam’s always there – in Omar’s tower block, in his class and in his face. He wants to push Omar around, but Omar’s had enough and he’s ready to push back.

Under the Skin by the beloved and award-winning Catherine MacPhail, is a timely and multi-layered tale of resilience in the face of prejudice. This ever pertinent novella has been given a brand new look with stunning cover art from Oriol Vidal to perfectly complement the black and white illustrations from picture book star Tom Percival.

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An image of the book Under the Skin opened at a page with an illustration of Omar running away from bullies

When Chichico gets a trial for Santos Brazil, it’s like a dream come true. But can a barefoot boy from the slums really play for the best team in Brazil? Perhaps he can … with a little help from his friends!

Chichico strikes again in a brand new lower reading age edition of this uplifting tale from Carnegie Medal-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean. Boasting fantastic footie illustrations from Tom Percival and re-formatted to create access to even more readers, Go! Go! Chichico! is bound to have everyone cheering.

The book Go! Go! Chichico! lying on an orange table

The book Go Go chichico opened at a page with an illustration of Chichico

In a deadly terrorist attack, Troy is shot at point‑blank range … but he survives. He had no idea until now that he’s bulletproof. His special talent brings him to the attention of a secret organisation known as S.P.E.A.R. Recruited into their ranks, Troy discovers that he’s not the only one with remarkable powers …

Superpowers, secret and suspense take control in this collected edition of Chris Bradford‘s pulse-raising Bulletcatcher stories. Perfect for fans of comic-books and superhero movies, S.P.E.A.R and Neil Evan‘s action-packed illustrations, will have you on the edge of your seat.

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An image of the book S.P.E.A.R opened to a page with an illustration of two teenagers caught in a nail-biting fight

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