Kids New Releases and Bestsellers for May

Come on Mums and Dads! Here are the best and newest releases in kids books today! Have a look and pre-order them now.

Under 5

 

That’s not My Meercat,  Fiona Watt
Cute and curious meerkats have become one of the most popular furry animals. Suitable for adults and children alike, this fluffy, touchy-feely board book is part of the bestselling “That’s not my…” series.

See Inside Trains,  Emily Bone

Trains hold a fascination for just about everybody and this lift-the-flap history of locomotion tells it all from Stephenson’s Rocket to the bullet trains of today. You can lift the flaps to explore all kinds of exciting trains, from a luxury steam train fit for a queen to super-fast trains that run on magnets, trains that can climb up mountains, and lots, lots more. Part of a collectable series of interactive information books.

The Perfect Tea Party,  Andrea Posner-Sanchez

Disney Junior has a new Disney princess! Girls ages 2–5 will love Sofia the First—the new animated TV show about an eight-year old girl who becomes a princess when her mother marries the king. Living in a castle and attending school at Royal Prep takes some getting used to, but Sofia has lots of helpers including Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather! This Little Golden Book retells an episode of the Disney Junior show in which Sofia hosts her first royal tea party.

Just Imagine,  Pippa Goodheart

Just imagine what it would be like to be as small as a mouse; or as big as a house. Imagine exploring the depths of the ocean, travelling into the past or the future – or something even stranger…

This wonderfully inventive and interactive book allows a child to tell their own story, combining new elements each time. And with intricately detailed illustrations for parent and child to pore over together, this really is a book to share time and time again.

Poo Bum, Stephanie Blake
Once there was a little rabbit who could only say one thing… The little rabbit is loved by his family, even though whenever they ask him a question, he answers very rudely. In the morning his mother would say, Time to get up, my little rabbit! He d reply: Poo bum! At lunchtime his father would say, Eat your spinach, my little rabbit! He d reply: Poo bum! One day, he meets a hungry wolf. Will the little rabbit learn his lesson once and for all?

Alexandra the Royal Baby Fairy,  Daisy Meadows

The whole of Fairyland is very excited – there’s going to be a new royal baby! But when Foster the stork fails to deliver the new bundle of joy on time, the Royal Baby Fairy asks friends of the fairies, Rachel Tate and Kirsty Walker, for their help. Just where can the extra-special baby be?

6-9

May Require Batteries (The World of Norm),  Jonathan Meres

What with overdue homework, overdue pocket money and a bag full of overdue newspapers, one thing’s for sure: life for Norm isn’t getting any less unfair. And did he mention the fact that he’s the only kid on the planet without an iPad?

ABSO-FLIPPING-LUTELY RIGHT HE DID!

An award-winning, laugh-out-loud series for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and David Walliams.

Wendy Quill is a Crocodile’s Bottom,  Wendy Meddour


Wendy’s plans don’t always work out but that’s never stopped her having the best time ever! When she fails to get the lead part in the school production, Wendy stuns the audience with her debut as a crocodile’s bottom! Then Wendy is dragged along to her best-friend Florence’s tap-dancing class and somehow manages to wow the teacher with her dancing skills and land a part as a tap-dancing munchkin in their show. (If Florence Hubert hadn’t been allergic, Wendy would have been famous for a whole summer season.) And when Wendy dresses up for a school project she makes the headlines, all thanks to Kevin, the school rat, and a ‘Primary Plague Fiasco!’

Transformers, Robots in Disguise (Volume 3),  Brendan Cahill
Orion Pax the former Optimus Prime follows a rogue group of Decepticons into one of the greatest mysteries ever to face the Autobots! The mysterious Metrotitan arrives on Cybertron smashing into the ruins of the legendary Crystal City! And, tensions ratchet up between the Autobots and Decepticons as violence breaks out in the heart of the city… and Prowl looks for someone to blame. Is Dirge a convenient target or the key to what comes next?

Vader’s Little Princess (Star Wars),   Jeffrey Brown

In this irresistibly funny follow-up to the breakout bestseller Darth Vader and Son, Vader, Sith Lord and leader of the Galactic Empire, now faces the trials, joys and mood swings of raising his rebellious teenage daughter; Princess Leia. Smart and sweetly funny illustrations by artist Jeffrey Brown give classic Star Wars moments a twist by bringing these two galactic adversaries together under one roof. From teaching Leia how to fly a TIE fighter, to regulating the time she spends talking with friends via R2-D2’s hologram, to making sure Leia doesn’t leave the house wearing only the metal bra and a slinky skirt from Return of the Jedi, Vader’s parenting skills are put hilariously to the test.

Lego Minifigures Character Encyclopedia,  DK

Get to know all the fantastic minifigures who populate the LEGO® world

Go on the ultimate LEGO adventure in LEGO® Minifigures Character Encyclopedia, with an exclusive minifigure. Meet every single LEGO Minifigure character, including Punk Rocker and Lawn Gnome as well as the DJ and the Pirate Captain.

Inside you’ll find character biographies, accessories information, and fun LEGO facts – just what is under Bunny Suit Man’s ears? And why is the peaceloving hippie carrying flowers? You can also explore themed pages taking you through various locales like a rock concert, a summer party and the beach.

With inside information on each minifigure’s personality, its likes and dislikes, and real-world information behind its creation, LEGO® Minifigures Character Encyclopedia is a must-have for any LEGO fan.

9+

The Chocolate Box Girls,  Coco Caramel,  Cathy Cassidy

Another delicious book in the Chocolate Box Girls series, a sequel to Cherry Crush, Marshmallow Skye and Summer’s Dream, from bestselling girls’ favourite, Cathy Cassidy.

Coco is the youngest of the Tanberry sisters but she’s as headstrong as any of them. Coco is crazy about animals and loves her riding lessons. When her favourite pony at the stables is sold, Coco scopes out the new owner – and she’s not happy about what she discovers. With big sister Honey going off at the deep end and Summer only just recovering from her eating disorder, Coco can’t rely on family help. Can Coco save Caramel alone – or will a new friend help her?

A perfect next step for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, by the bestselling author of Scarlett, Dizzy, Angel Cake and Ginger Snaps. For all the latest Cathy news, visit www.cathycassidy.com

Once Upon a Tower,  Eloisa James

Rhys Stoughton of Craigievar, Duke of Kinross, values order and self-control above all else. So when he meets a lady as serene as she is beautiful, he promptly asks for her hand in marriage.

Edie – whose passionate temperament is the opposite of serene – had such a high fever at her own debut ball that she didn’t notice anyone, not even the notoriously elusive Duke of Kinross.

Her father accepts his offer, but Edie’s inability to hide her feelings makes pretending impossible, and when their marriage implodes, she retreats to a tower – locking Rhys out. Now Rhys faces his greatest challenge. Neither commands nor reason work with his spirited young bride. How can he convince her to give him the keys to the tower . . . when she already has the keys to his heart?

Avatar, The Last Airbender,  Michael Dante DeMartino

In search of their long-lost mother, Fire Lord Zuko and his deadly and insane sister, Azula, have brought Avatar Aang and his friends into a mysterious forest… but what they discover within may be more than they can face. Will they, too, be lost in these woods forever? Written and drawn by the creative team behind the best-selling Avatar: The Promise, Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru, in collaboration with Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, this is the ultimate continuation of Avatar and the perfect companion to Legend of Korra!

Moon Bear,  Gill Lewis


When twelve-year-old Tam is sent to work at a bear farm in the city, he has never felt so alone. He hates seeing the cruel way the bears are treated, but speaking up will mean losing his job. And if he can’t send money home, how will his family survive?

When a sick cub arrives at the farm, Tam secretly nurses it back to health and they develop an unbreakable bond. Tam swears to return his beloved cub to the wild, but how will they ever find a way to be free?

Deeply moving and powerful, Moon Bear is an unforgettable story of compassion, hope, and bravery against overwhelming odds.

Smallville,  Season 11, Volume 1,   Bryan Q. Miller

When we left Clark Kent at the end of Smallville Season 10, he had finally donned the iconic Superman suit and set out to defend Earth from Apokolips. Picking up six months later, Smallville Season 11 explores Clark’s understanding of the true power of his Superman identity, its effect on those close to him, and its ability to inspire the people of Earth. Smallville Season 11 features Clarke as well as fan-favorite characters including Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Chloe Sullivan-Queen, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, and General Lane.

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