A spring book bonanza

Welcome to April – and welcome to the world, amazing books! Today sees lots of books released from our amazing authors – congratulations, all!

Alesha Dixon – Lightning Girl

10-year-old Aurora Beam lives at home with her utterly unremarkable family… until the day she sees her little sister being picked on in the playground and suddenly beams of light shoot out of her fingers! It’s time for her parents to drop a life-changing bombshell. Mum is a secret superhero, fighting crime across the globe while Dad looks after the kids at home. As Aurora’s own powers come into play, will she be able to balance her new super skills training with school? Will she be able to keep it all a secret from her friends? And when her mum’s evil twin pops up, will Aurora think that being a super VILLAIN might be more fun…?

Sophy Henn – Teatime with Ted and Storytime with Ted

 

Teatime, Ted! What will Ted find on his plate today? An ocean of spaghetti? A house made of carrot sticks? Or perhaps an ice-cream mountain with a cherry on the top?

Story time, Ted! Which story will Ted hear today? A magical story full of wizards and magic spells? An adventure story full of gigantic stomping dinosaurs? Or maybe a fairytale all about beanstalks and giants?

Morag Hood – Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert

Are you a unicorn expert? Then meet Sophie Johnson… you have a lot in common!

Sophie Johnson is an endearing new character, who is just bursting with information and knowledge that she is keen to pass on. She’s a self-confessed unicorn expert (among other things) and has dressed up her toys and pets with their own unique horns. Strange then, that she doesn’t seem to notice the real unicorn who has come into her house…

Morag Hood – The Steves

When Steve meets Steve, neither can believe it. Surely one of them must be the first Steve, the best Steve, the Stevest Steve . . . The claims of each puffin become sillier and sillier as the argument descends into name-calling – until both Steves realize there’s really no need to fall out over a name.

Morag Hood – When Grandad was a Penguin

Last time I went to see Grandad, he seemed a little different.

What do you do when your Grandad starts acting VERY much like a penguin? Out today in paperback, you can find out!

Katy Birchall – How To Be A Princess

As Meghan Markle once said: ‘With fame comes opportunity, but it also includes responsibility – to advocate and share, to focus less on the glass slipper and more on pushing through glass ceilings. And, if I’m lucky enough, to inspire.’

Inspired by the Royal Wedding on 19 May, this beautiful collection of light-hearted stories celebrates what it takes to be a modern princess. Smart, strong, kind and brave, every princess here – whether they be fictional or real – is awesome.

Anuska Allepuz – That Fruit Is Mine

Five goofy, greedy elephants are up against five teeny-tiny mice in this picture book parable for modern times.

One day, deep in the jungle, five elephants discover a new tree – a tall tree – and, atop that tree, the most mouth-wateringly delicious fruit any of them had ever seen. “MINE!” each elephant cries. “Mine, mine, mine, mine, MINE!” But who will get there first? And will the elephants spot the five tiny mice, planning and plotting, slowly approaching that tip-top branch?

Simona Ciraolo – Can’t Catch Me

This is the story of Jake … the fastest mouse there ever was. NO ONE can catch him. Not the fox, not the wolf, not even the bear. “Can’t catch me,” teases Jake. “I’m the fastest mouse in the world!” But cunning Old Tom Cat has his eye on that sweet, young mouse for his dinner and he’s got a plan…see whether it works! Out today in paperback.