Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books: Children's/Teen Book Picks UK Published - September 2016 - Post One

Chris Riddell - Ottoline and the Purple Fox - Published by Macmillan Children's Books (22 Sept. 2016)

Ottoline is back in Ottoline and the Purple Fox, a brand new adventure from Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell. 
Ottoline and Mr Munroe love puzzles, clues and mysteries. One day, they meet an enigmatic purple fox, who offers to take them on a night-time urban safari. The fox shows them all the hidden animals of the city and Ottoline makes notes on them in her field notebook. Mr Munroe is making notes too - on the anonymous poems he finds stuck to lampposts on their journey. Who is the secretive poet, and how can he and Ottoline help them mend their broken heart? 
Includes a free fold-up-and-keep fortune teller!
Jonathan Stroud - The Creeping Shadow - Published by Corgi Children's (15 Sept. 2016)
Lucy has left Lockwood & Co. A freelance operative, she is hiring herself out to other agencies – agencies that might value her ever-improving skills.

But now Lockwood needs her help.

Penelope Fittes, leader of the well-renowned Fittes Agency wants Lockwood & Co. – and only them – to locate and remove the ‘Source’ for the legendary Brixton Cannibal.

It’s a tough assignment. Made worse by the tensions between Lucy and the other agents – even the skull is treating her like a jilted lover!

What will it take to reunite the team? Black marketeers, an informant ghost, a Spirit Cape that transports the wearer, and mysteries involving their closest rivals may just do the trick.
Peter Bunzl - Cogheart - Published by Usborne Publishing Ltd (1 Sept. 2016) - (see book review here)
When 13-year-old Lily's inventor father vanishes after a Zeppelin crash, Lily's determined to hunt down the truth behind his disappearance, helped by Robert, the local clockmaker's son, and her wily mechanical fox Malkin. But shadowy figures are closing in and treachery lurks among the smoky spires of London - along with a life-changing secret.

Be swept away by airships and flabbergasted by dastardly plots in this extraordinary and wildly imaginative debut, bursting with invention and adventure.

But not all is at it seems. And it’s not long before a shocking revelation rocks Lockwood & Co. to its very core . . . 
Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre - Jinks & O'Hare Funfair Repair - Published by OUP Oxford (1 Sept. 2016)
The highly-anticipated fourth scintillating adventure from the amazingly talented team of Reeve and McIntyre. 
Emily loves living on Funfair Moon - especially when she gets to help Jinks & O'Hare, the extraordinary repair team. But when chaos strikes during a crucial funfair inspection, Emily has to act fast. Can she deal with a violent fudgesplosion, a gravity inversion, and a marauding candyfloss creature? Or does this spell doom for Funfair Moon? From the dynamic team who brought you Oliver and the SeawigsCakes in Space, and Pugs of the Frozen North comes this rip-roaring rollercoaster of adventure. A visual feast with stunning two-colour illustration on every page.
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