Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Books: Children's/Young Adult Book Picks - November 2019

Brandon Sanderson - Starsight - Published by Gollancz (26 Nov. 2019) -ISBN-13: 978-1473217898 - Hardback - Pre-Order Signed Edition

All her life, Spensa has dreamed of becoming a pilot. Of proving she's a hero like her father. She made it to the sky, but the truths she learned about her father were crushing. The rumors of his cowardice are true - he deserted his flight during a battle against the Krell. Worse, though, he turned against his team and attacked them. 
Spensa is sure there's more to the story. And she's sure that whatever happened to her father in his starship could happen to her. When she made it outside the protective shell of her planet, she heard the stars - and it was terrifying. What she learned turned her world upside down. Everything Spensa's been taught is a lie. 
But Spensa also learned a few things about herself - and she'll travel to the end of the galaxy to save humankind if she needs to. 

Eoin Colfer - The Fowl Twins (Fowl Twins 1) - Published HarperCollins Children's Books (5 Nov. 2019) - ISBN-13: 978-0008324810 - Hardback


Myles and Beckett Fowl are twins but the two boys are wildly different. Beckett is blonde, messy and sulks whenever he has to wear clothes. Myles is impeccably neat, has an IQ of 170, and 3D prints a fresh suit every day – just like his older brother, Artemis Fowl.
A week after their eleventh birthday the twins are left in the care of house security system, NANNI, for a single night. In that time, they befriend a troll on the run from a nefarious nobleman and an interrogating nun both of whom need the magical creature for their own gain . . .
Prepare for an epic adventure in which The Fowl Twins and their new troll friend escape, get shot at, kidnapped, buried, arrested, threatened, killed (temporarily) . . . and discover that the strongest bond in the world is not the one forged by covalent electrons in adjacent atoms, but the one that exists between a pair of twins.
The first book in the blockbusting new series from global bestseller Eoin Colfer.

Meet Eoin Colfer - Book Signings 

Waterstones - Leeds - West Yorkshire
Saturday 23rd November 11:00 - 12:00
Come along on Saturday 23rd November 11.00am-12.00 to meet internationally bestselling author Eoin Colfer! He'll be here to sign copies of his new book The Fowl Twins, the first book in an exciting new series from the Fowl family.
Waterstones - Harrogate - North Yorkshire 
Saturday 23rd November 13:30 - 14:30
Meet award-winning author, Eoin Colfer. Eoin is visiting us to sign his latest book, The Fowl Twins - an Artemis Fowl story.

Katharine Orton - Nevertell - Published by Walker Books (7 Nov. 2019) - ISBN-13: 978-1406385182 - Paperback 
A gorgeous, snowy adventure, set in the wilds of Siberia, full of magic and wonder, for junior readers.
A world of magic is only a whisper away…
Born in a Soviet prison camp, Lina has never seen the world outside until the night she escapes with her best friend, Bogdan. As the pair journey across a snowy wilderness, they are pursued by a vengeful sorceress and her pack of shadow wolves. The children will need every ounce of courage - and a whisper of magic - if they are to survive…
How it all started:
Nevertell is a story of friendship, survival, sorcery, and courage. It’s been brewing inside me for years, feeding on everything from family stories and interests to all the books I’ve read and loved, to the very first time I heard the unsettling phrase, ‘history is written by the winners,’ in school.
Nevertell comes out on the 7th of November 2019. It’s aimed at ages 9-12, but really it’s for anyone to read and enjoy. You can pre-order it now.

A. J . Hartley - The Mirroculist Mission (Beyond the Mirror) - Published by UCLan Publishing (4 Nov. 2019) - ISBN-13: 978-1912979028 - Paperback 

Eleven-year-old Darwen Arkwright's ordinary life changed forever when he was given a magical mirror, a portal to the wonderful world of Silbrica. Darwen defeated the terrible monsters released from the mirror once. Now, an even more terrifying beast has escaped through the mirror. Darwen and his friends, Rik and Alexandra, must journey to Costa Rica to save the world from a giant tentacled creature that leaves destruction in its wake. This time, old allies can't be trusted, and the danger runs deeper than Darwen could have ever imagined. The problem with doors is that they open both ways. There are monsters inside, and some of them are trying to get out ...

UCLan Publishing is a not-for-profit, independent, trade children’s publisher based at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston. We are unique in our innovative approach to publishing, combining the best in publishing education with exciting live projects. Website:

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