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New Books! New Books! New March Titles!

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March has arrived! And as we finally start to see that little bit of sunshine, we’re bringing you our new March titles to add to your shelves. This month we’ve got everything from flying toads to fierce, female sharpshooters – so settle in, it’s time for a new adventure …

It’s another normal morning for Leo – until a toad lands on his head. A flying toad! Before Leo knows it, the toads are everywhere, munching through gardens and causing chaos around town. Upper Dab’s angry residents are ready to take matters into their own hands – but where did the toads come from? And what are they doing here? Together with his best friend Rosa, Leo needs to come up with some answers before the toads become toast!

Award-winning author Patrice Lawrence leaps onto the Barrington Stoke list with Toad Attack!, a brilliantly quirky comedy for young readers. Jam-packed with excellent characters and lovely black and white illustrations from Becka Moor, this toad-ally funny adventure is sure to keep kids reading.

A photograph of TOAD ATTACK by Patrice Lawrence lying on an orange table

A photograph of a page spread from Toad Attack, featuring an illustration of Rosa signing

The Queen’s had enough of silly, soppy Snow White being the fairest in the land. Lardine and Angula are not at all impressed by their new stepsister, Ella. A curse involving a spindle goes terribly wrong for Grimbleshanks. And Old Maggit just wants Hansel and Gretel to help her win Wickedest Witch in the world. Think you know the stories of Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Hansel and Gretel? Think again …

Get ready to hear The Villain’s Version in this hilarious fairy tale collection from Kaye Umansky. Featuring black and white illustrations from Alexandre HonoréGerald KelleyMike Phillips, Stefano Tambellini, and with enticing cover artwork from Linzie Hunter, these are your favourite fairy tales as you’ve never read them before …

A photograph of the book FAIRY TALES; THE VILLAIN'S VERSION lying on an orange table

A photograph of an inside spread from Fairy Tales: The Villain's Version

Lardine and Angula have their sights set on handsome Prince Florian. There’s no way they’re going to let their simpering stepsister Cinderella stand in their way. However, the stepsisters are determined to make Cinderella’s life a misery – and she certainly won’t be going to the ball … Move over Cinders – this is the Stepsisters’ story!

Let Cinderella’s stepsisters tell you their version of events in this brand new edition of The Stepsisters’ Story. Featuring hilarious black and white illustrations from Mike Phillips, this is one of our favourite fairy tale retellings from Kaye Umansky that will have you giggling all the way to the ball (just don’t forget your glass slipper!).

Photograph of the book The Stepsisters' Story by Kaye Umansky

A photograph of a spread from The Stepsisters' Story by Kaye Umansky

After the death of her beloved father, Maggie and her family are thrown into a life of destitution. With little income and no way to live off their poor land, Maggie tries to provide for her family the way her father always had – with his hunting rifle and whatever animals the forest would provide. But when her mother is confronted with her “unladylike” behaviour, Maggie is thrown into a life of unthinkable cruelty and abuse. With no one to care for her and only the hope of escape, all Maggie can do is survive.

Inspired by the life of famous sharpshooter Annie Oakley, Carnegie Medal-winning author Tanya Landman returns with a powerful, coming-of-age drama.  Crackling with historical detail and featuring a feisty and unforgettable female protagonist, One Shot is a novel you will not want to miss.

A photograph of the Book ONE SHOT by Tanya Landman

A photograph of an inside spread from ONE SHOT by Tanya Landman

A sinister black dog stalks Sandie Callan in her sleep. Its glinting eyes and low blood-curdling growl leave her terrified. Only her precious pet mongrel Rabbie can keep the monster at bay. But when Rabbie is no longer there to protect her, Sandie’s worst nightmare returns …

Kate Greenaway longlisted illustrator Emma Shoard brings Mal Peet’s prose to life in this evocative and unsettling examination of fear. Illuminating the undeniable power of both author and illustrator, Good Boy will stay with you long after its final page.

A photograph of the book GOOD BOY by Mal Peet

a photograph of a the inside pages of GOOD BOY by Mal Peet

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