Summer is here and along with it come our exciting new July titles! This month, we’ve got some perfect books to lose yourself in when it inevitably pours down outside: swashbuckling adventures, brave individuals speaking out, and even an alternate android universe!
Thieves, greedy pirates and mischief-makers are no match for Molly Rogers! When Molly and her mother, Barbarous Bertha, discover that Captain Firebeard is destroying Monkey Skull Island in search of buried treasure, they set sail on the Red Swallow to save the island and its animals from his clutches. But Firebeard will stop at nothing to get his treasure – how will Molly outwit him this time?
Cornelia Funke and illustrator Kasia Matyjaszek return with their latest pirate adventure, Molly Rogers to the Rescue. Bursting with brilliant characters, vibrant illustrations and lots of girl-power, this Little Gem is the perfect follow-up to the Molly Rogers, Pirate Girl picture book.
Bobbie is thrilled that a golden eagle has settled near her family farm. But not everybody shares her feelings about the magnificent bird. When a beloved family pet is poisoned while out on the hills, it confirms Bobbie’s fears that the eagle is in danger, and she’s sure she knows who is responsible. Bobbie is determined to protect the eagle, but she also has to face the threat of being sent away to boarding school. Will Bobbie be brave enough to fight for both the bird and the home she loves?
Award-winning author Gill Lewis brings you Eagle Warrior, a thrilling and topical adventure surrounding endangered wildlife and nature. Written with both knowledge and concern for conservation, this powerful story will encourage discussion around endangered species and raise vital questions about broader environmental issues. Set in the Highlands of Scotland, Eagle Warrior is ideal for those inspired by wilderness and nature. Check out Gill’s Run Wild for another gripping wildlife adventure!
Poppy’s life has turned into a nightmare. Mum’s new boyfriend is moving in, along with his daughter, Kayleigh – the most popular girl in school. Poppy’s dad is never around and appears to be drifting further and further away. And when it seems like things can’t get any worse, Poppy becomes the target of the spiteful school bullies. As the vicious online comments and humiliating pranks escalate, with even her friends joining in, who will Poppy turn to for help?
From best-selling author Eve Ainsworth comes Because of You, a timely and relevant story that teen readers are bound to identify with. Tackling topics of cyber bulling and merging families, this modern tale is a prime example of Ainsworth’s amazing ability to explore real contemporary teen issues in a considerate and inclusive way.
At an elite academy, attended exclusively by the wealthiest students in the galaxy, Hugo works as a watchmaker in a dusty attic room. But he is one of the lucky ones. Many androids like him are jobless and homeless. A privileged student like Dorian could never understand their struggle – or so Hugo thinks, when the pompous duke comes knocking at his door with a broken time-travel watch. But when they discover that powerful quantum energy is being stolen from the watches, they fear that someone is plotting a sinister scheme … Can android and student reconcile their differences to discover the truth in time?
Discover Lauren James‘ eagerly anticipated new title, The Starlight Watchmaker, a fast-paced and topical novella, perfect for budding sci-fi fans. With a stunning cover and intriguing characters, this wildly imaginative sci-fi mystery sets out to explore an alternate world where androids and humans co-exist and anything could happen …