Kids Books New and Bestsellers for September

We’re always on the look out for ways to keep our kids occupied for a few minutes and here is the best on offer right now..

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Sprinkles, The Magic Cupcake Pony, Sarah Kilbride, Sophie Tilley

Princess Evie is crazy about her ponies. But Princess Evie’s ponies aren’t like any other ponies – oh no! Her ponies are magic ponies and, whenever Princess Evie rides them, she is whisked away on a magical adventure in a faraway land …In this ninth book in the series, Princess Evie and Sparkles, the kitten, help their friend Fizz find the ingredients for four magic cupcakes. Will they be able to find them before the baking competition?

Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Julia Donaldson

When Sugarlump the rocking horse wishes to see the world, a magical unicorn with a silver horn and sparkling blue eyes turns him into a real horse. But after trotting around the farm, galloping around a racetrack and even dancing at the circus, Sugarlump learns to be careful what he wishes for and realises how much he misses the children he left behind. Luckily the unicorn has one more wish to grant . . .

I Love You, Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

A warm and joyful look at a child’s world and all the things they love: friends, grandparents, toys, games, delicious food and the moon and stars up above!

From the bestselling author Giles Andreae, whose rhyming text perfectly captures the joyful exuberance of young children, and the award-winning Emma Dodd, whose cheerful colours and irrepressible illustrations delight children and their parents everywhere.

Night, Night Woolly, Brian Jameson

When Tig wakes up in the night, everything in her room looks different. She can see hairy night monsters everywhere!

Can Woolly show Tig that although things can sometimes look scary at night, if you look again, it’s easy to see what’s really there?

Join Tig and her cuddly toy spider Woolly, as they explore the feelings that children have when faced with new experiences. Each book in the series features suggestions for adults about ways of using the story to help their child talk about new experiences.

That’s Not My Duck, Fiona Wells, Rachel Wells

Part of the bestselling, touchy-feely That’s not my…series, which has sold millions of copies worldwide. Simple, repetitive text helps children to associate the adjectives with the sensation of touching the tactile patches. Illustrated in Rachel Wells’ typical, bold style.

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The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star, Jill Murphy

The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy is back in an exciting, very funny adventure.

In The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star, Mildred, notoriously the worst witch at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches, makes a wish on a shooting star – and to her great surprise it comes true! But it also spells trouble. Mildred’s wish-come-true is a small dog but she has to keep him a secret from her friends, and especially the formidable Miss Hardbroom. It’s a disaster waiting to happen…and it does…!

The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star launches a stunning new cover look and an appealing squarer format across the whole of the Worst Witch series.

The Ghost Prison, Joseph Delaney

‘This is the entrance to the Witch Well and behind that door you’d face your worst nightmare. Don’t ever go through there.’

Night falls, the portcullis rises in the moonlight, and young Billy starts his first night as a prison guard. But this is no ordinary prison. There are haunted cells that can’t be used, whispers and cries in the night . . . and the dreaded Witch Well. Billy is warned to stay away from the prisoner down in the Witch Well. But who could it be? What prisoner could be so frightening? Billy is about to find out . . .

Monster High: Who’s that Ghoulfriend?, Gitty Daneshvari

The three ghoulfriends – Robecca Steam, Venus McFlytrap, and RochelleGoyle – are on the case to solve the mystery of the missing headmistress!

First up is investigating the creeperiffic attic on the Monster High campus, where someone appears to have been hiding out amongst the lacy webs. Who is she, and what’s her secret? The ghoulfriends soon find out and uncover a much bigger plot that puts the future of the entire student body in danger . . .

Winnie’s Pirate Adventure, Valerie Thomas, Korky Paul

Winnie the Witch would like to announce that in this book she is actually Winnie the pirate and Wilbur is not her cat, he’s her parrot. When they arrive at Cousin Cuthbert’s party in their fancy dress, Winnie and Wilbur discover a whole crew of children, ready for action. With a map and a fine pirate ship (thanks to a little magic from Winnie) they set off to find their treasure island. But a band of fierce pirates is already there. What will Winnie and her fancy-dress pirates do? Will they manage to get the treasure? Join them in an adventure to remember on the high seas, it’s pure swashbuckling magic!

Demon Dentist, David Walliams

The new jaw-achingly funny novel from David Walliams, the Number One bestselling author! Make your appointment if you dare…

Darkness had come to the town. Strange things were happening in the dead of night. Children would put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy, but in the morning they would wake up to find… a dead slug; a live spider; hundreds of earwigs creeping and crawling beneath their pillow.
Evil was at work. But who or what was behind it…?

Read this book and find out!

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Battling Boy, Paul Pope

Monsters roam through Arcopolis, swallowing children into the horrors of their shadowy underworld. Only one man is a match for them – the genius vigilante Haggard West.

Unfortunately, Haggard West is dead.

Arcopolis is desperate, but when its salvation comes in the form of a twelve-year-old demigod, nobody is more surprised than Battling Boy himself.

IT’S TIME TO MEET AN ELECTRIFYING NEW HERO.

Ghost Hawk, Susan Cooper

In the winter of his eleventh year, Little Hawk goes deep into the forest, where he must endure a three-month test of solitude and survival which will turn him into a man.

But outside the woods, the world is changing. English settlers are landing on the shores of the New World, and tensions between native tribes and the invaders are rising.

Little Hawk’s fate becomes irreversibly entwined with that of John, a young English boy who dares to question intolerance. He is witness to a secret murder – will he now be witness to bloodshed between nations?

Warriors, The Untold Stories

Which cat saved Hollyleaf after she raced into the collapsing tunnels?

Why did Mistystar threaten to force Mothwing to step down as RiverClan’s medicine cat?

How did Cloudstar try to save SkyClan as Twolegs were encroaching on its territory?

Discover the secrets behind some of the most mysterious moments in these three thrilling tales!

Model Misfit(Geek Girl Book 2), Holly Smale

“My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek.”  Harriet Manners knows a lot of facts.

She knows that humans have 70,000 thoughts per day.

She knows that Geek + Model = a whole new set of graffiti on your belongings.

And that the average person eats a ton of food a year, though her pregnant stepmother is doing her best to beat this.

Our Story: One Direction, Union J

Only a few months ago Union J were just average guys, dreaming of performing on the X Factor stage, making music and having legions of fans screaming their names. And now that dream has become a reality.

Follow Union J’s unique journey from ordinary boys to stars as one of the most popular acts on X Factor 2012, in their first official memoir. Packed full of exclusive photos, behind-the-scenes gossip and the individual stories of JJ, Jaymi, Josh and George, Union J’s Our Story is the book is a must-have for all J-Cats!

Union J shot to stardom after reaching the X Factor finals in 2012. Jaymi, Josh and JJ had originally auditioned as a three piece called Triple J, but Louis selected soloist George to join the group, recognising their potential as a four. They have since played to sold out arenas around the country on the X Factor tour, signed a record deal with Sony Music and recorded their first single to be released in June 2013.

2 Responses to Kids Books New and Bestsellers for September

  1. sarah says:

    Would make great bedtime reading for my two book mad boys

  2. Debra Gregory says:

    My nine year bookworm would love these.

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