Victoria Hislop (Author), Gill Smith (Illustrator) - Maria's Island - Published by Walker Books (3 Jun. 2021)
A dramatic and moving story set in the same world as the international bestseller The Island from the celebrated novelist Victoria Hislop.
Phil Earle - When the Sky Falls - Published by Andersen Press (3 Jun. 2021)
1941. War is raging. And one angry boy has been sent to the city, where bombers rule the skies. There, Joseph will live with Mrs F, a gruff woman with no fondness for children. Her only loves are the rundown zoo she owns and its mighty silverback gorilla, Adonis. As the weeks pass, bonds deepen and secrets are revealed, but if the bombers set Adonis rampaging free, will either of them be able to end the life of the one thing they truly love?
Inspired by a true story.
Lucy Ivison - Sequins and Secrets (The House of Serendipity) - Published by Usborne Publishing Ltd (10 Jun. 2021)
Welcome to The House of Serendipity, where friendships are fashioned and destinies designed amongst the ballgowns, tiaras and trifles! Introducing a gorgeously glamorous new series filled with 1920s period detail, perfect for fans of Katherine Woodfine and Robin Stevens.
Meet Myrtle Mathers and Sylvia Cartwright: two girls from different worlds bonded by a passion for fashion! They know that the perfect outfit can make dreams come true, and their dazzling designs are the talk of 1920s London... So when Agapantha Portland-Prince wants to escape her glamorous debutante ball for a life of adventure, it's their magical talents she needs. But can the girls make all their secret dreams a reality, or will this be the most stylish scandal of the century?
Discover the divine designs that make dreams come true with full-page fashion illustrations
Scholastic (3 Jun. 2021)
A thrilling illustrated tale complete with lions, gladiators, assassination plots and a dare-devil rescue.
‘A funny and easy look back at history and some of the key players from each time period, all alongside the brilliant illustrations’ My Shelves are Full
‘Full of historical nuggets, brilliantly illustrated and full of fun!’ A Little But a Lot
Henry is back in the present day - but he isn't happy about it.
His little sister is driving him mad and no one believes that he travelled through time.
But all that is about to change when Henry finds himself travelling back to ancient Rome - where he soon realises that sibling rivalry can take a darker turn...
- A toga-tickling, gladiatorial gallop through Ancient Rome! A Gladiator Stole My Lunchbox is a time-travel adventure with a difference.
- From talented author-illustrator Thiago de Moraes, creator of A Mummy Ate My Homework, History Atlas, and Myth Atlas.
- Packed full of accidental assassination attempts, marauding lions and steaming piles of poo!