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3 11, 2018

Book of The Week: The Tales of Beedle The Bard

2018-11-03T12:55:53+00:00 November 3rd, 2018|Categories: Kids, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

The Tales of Beedle The Bard by JK Rowling, illustrated by Chris Riddell "An essential companion to the Harry Potter books" - In this stunningly illustrated edition, you can read Hermione Granger's favourite book of wizarding fairytales in all their colourful splendour! Full of five fantastical tales of magic and adventure, annotated and commented on [...]

20 10, 2018

Book Of The Week: Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief

2018-10-20T14:54:06+00:00 October 20th, 2018|Categories: Fiction, Kids|Tags: , , |

Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief by Laura Ellen Anderson   Join everyone's favourite young vampire, Amelia Fang, as she prepares for her hotly-anticipated birthnight party! One problem, a mysterious forgetfulness is sweeping over her fellow creatures of Nocturnia, and it seems that even Amelia's party is slipping their minds! Fearing that someone may be [...]

13 10, 2018

Book Of The Week: Inside The Villains

2018-10-13T12:25:26+00:00 October 13th, 2018|Categories: Kids, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

Inside The Villains by Clotilde Perrin We all know of the Big Bad Wolf, we've all heard of the mythical Giant, and everybody knows a story or two about the Witch, but how well do we know them? In this absolutely stunning picture book (for adults, too!) Clotilde Perrin brings to vivid life the fantastical [...]

15 09, 2018

Book Of The Week: Oi Duck-Billed Platypus!

2018-09-15T12:21:44+00:00 September 15th, 2018|Categories: Kids, Staff Picks|

Oi Duck-Billed Platypus! by Kes Gray The fourth spectacular installment of the beloved "Oi" series - this book enters a whole new realm of silliness. Witty wordplay and ridiculous rhyming are abundant in this new story in which Frog, on their mission to seat EVERY animal according to what rhymes with their species (cats on [...]

8 09, 2018

Book Of The Week: The People Awards

2018-09-08T12:27:44+00:00 September 8th, 2018|Categories: Kids, Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , |

The People Awards by Lily Murray   What is award worthy? Discovering X rays? Culture-changing art? Campaigning for human rights? Writing poetry that is treasured for centuries? All of this, and much more. Featuring beautiful illustrations and a one page biography for each notable person, The People Awards is a little anthology of some of [...]

1 09, 2018

Book Of The Week: I Want My Hat Back

2018-09-01T11:47:03+00:00 September 1st, 2018|Categories: Kids, Staff Picks|Tags: , |

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen In honour of Bridport Hat Festival and our appropriately themed window display - we present Jon Klassen's incredible, inimitable, surreal and hilarious children's book. So simple in illustration and text, but packing such a powerful punch in terms of laughs and suspense, the book is a gem [...]

7 07, 2018

Book Of The Week: You’re Called What?

2018-07-07T10:45:44+00:00 July 7th, 2018|Categories: Kids, Staff Picks|Tags: , |

You're called What? by Kes Gray This complete jewel of a picture book is set at an animal-renaming bureau; the place critters such as the Blue Footed Booby and the Aha-Ha Wasp go with their respective tails between their legs, hoping for a change of name! The situation gets out of hand when the animals [...]

5 05, 2018

Book Of The Week: How I Live Now

2018-05-05T12:44:58+00:00 May 5th, 2018|Categories: Staff Picks, Teen|Tags: , , |

How I Live Now by Reg Rosoff   This Guardian Fiction Prizewinner book centers around fifteen-year-old Daisy, sent to live with estranged cousins in the countryside for the summer. Finding love and herself, Daisy's life is thrown into turmoil when the country is hit by the effects of war that leave even the furthest reaches [...]

6 04, 2018

Book of The Week: Phoebe And Her Unicorn

2018-04-06T17:08:51+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Categories: Kids, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

Fairytale as old as time... or is it? When Phoebe bumps into Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, a real-life unicorn, an unorthodox and hilarious friendship is born. Marigold is not the gentle, endearing creature you might imagine, but self-absorbed and occasionally air-headed, much to Phoebe's chagrin as she must juggle the trials of childhood with the extra [...]

24 03, 2018

Book of The Week: Skulduggery Pleasant

2018-03-24T12:55:34+00:00 March 24th, 2018|Categories: Kids, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy It's not often that you find out that a newly deceased relative was caught up in magical dealings, but Stephanie Edgeley takes it pretty well. When she crosses paths with Skulduggery Pleasant, the re-animated skeleton of a long-dead sorcerer, now working as a detective for the magical community, her own [...]