Friday, 11 January 2019

New Children's & Young Adult Book Picks January 2019 - Post Two - Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books

Lisa Thompson - The Day I Was Erased - Published by Scholastic (3 Jan. 2019) - ISBN-13: 978-1407185125 - Paperback

The brand new read-in-one-sitting mystery from the author of unforgettable bestseller The Goldfish Boy.
Maxwell is always in trouble. He's a total menace to his teachers and big sister, but has a soft side, too: he rescued his dog, Monster, from being run over and checks on his elderly neighbour after school. 
One day, while looking through a mysterious cabinet of curiosities, Maxwell finds himself erased from his life: it's as if he's never been born. At first, being able to walk around without being yelled at is great, but Maxwell starts to miss his old life. And, if he'd never existed, then he wouldn't have swooped Monster out of the path of that car... A story of family, friendship and finding your place in the world.

Yoon Ha Lee - Dragon Pearl - Published by Rick Riordan Presents (17 Jan. 2019) - ISBN-13: 978-1368013352 - Hardback 

Rick Riordan Presents Yoon Ha Lee's space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits. But you'd never know it by looking at her. To keep the family safe, Min's mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must appear human at all times. Min feels hemmed in by the household rules and resents the endless chores, the cousins who crowd her, and the aunties who judge her. She would like nothing more than to escape Jinju, her neglected, dust-ridden, and impoverished planet. She's counting the days until she can follow her older brother, Jun, into the Space Forces and see more of the Thousand Worlds.

Andy Shepherd (Author), Sara Ogilvie (Illustrator)The Boy Who Flew with Dragons - Published by Piccadilly Press (10 Jan. 2019) - ISBN-13: 978-1848127357 - Paperback 


Tomas can't imagine life without his little dragon Flicker. He's become more than a pet - he's a friend like no other. And growing dragons on the dragonfruit tree in the garden with his friends Ted, Kat and Kai is the most amazing thing ever. But Tomas has promised Grandad something - that he and his friends will let their dragons go back to where they belong. The only problem is - that isn't such an easy thing to do. Not when they are still having so much fun with dragons Flicker, Sunny, Crystal and Dodger. Not when they still have to work out where the dragons' home is, and how to get the dragons to leave. And not when Tomas is so close to uncovering the true story of the mysterious dragonfruit tree ...

Samuel J. Halpin (Author), Hannah Peck (Illustrator) - The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods - Published by Usborne Publishing Ltd (10 Jan. 2019) - ISBN-13: 978-1474945660 - Paperback 

This is the story of a sleepy town called Suds. A place where stories fill the air of children who keep turning grey and disappearing without a trace… 
Poppy and Erasmus are certain there's something peculiar going on in Suds, and they're determined to unravel its secrets. But when they discover the answers might lie in the darking and twisting woods, can they find the courage to creep inside and solve this riddling mystery?

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