"My Happy Life", by Rose Lagercrantz, ilustrated by Eva Eriksson - the first in a series of gorgeous illustrated early chapter books about Dani and her best friend Ella. A perfect union of content, heart and design. (See also "My Heart is Laughing" and "When I Am Happiest".)
"A boy and a bear in a boat", by Dave Shelton - A boy and a bear go to sea, equipped with a suitcase, a comic book, and a ukulele. The bear assures the boy that they are traveling a short distance and it really shouldn't take very long. But then they encounter "unforeseeable anomalies": turbulent stormy seas! a terrifying sea monster! and the rank remains of The Very Last Sandwich. (Cover differs from catalogue image).
"When I am Happiest", by Rose Lagercrantz, illustrated by Eva Eriksson - third book in the fabulous series of illustrated early chapter books, sees Dani face her toughest challenge yet. (See also "My Happy Life", and "My Heart is Laughing".)
"Artemis Fowl", by Eoin Colfer - Twelve-year-old villain, Artemis Fowl, is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. His bold and daring plan is to hold a leprechaun to ransom. But he's taking on more than he bargained for when he kidnaps Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaissance Unit).
"The 13-storey treehouse", by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton - Who wouldn't want to live in a treehouse? Especially a 13-storey treehouse that has a see-through swimming pool, a tank full of sharks, a library full of comics, self-making beds, a secret underground laboratory, and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and automatically shoots your favourite flavoured marshmallows into your mouth whenever it discerns you're hungry.
"Anna and the Swallow Man", by Gavriel Savit - For 12+ age group. Krakow, 1939, is no place to grow up. There are a million marching soldiers and a thousand barking dogs. Anna Lania is just seven years old when the Germans take her father and suddenly, she's alone. Then she meets the Swallow Man.
"Beyond the deepwoods", by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell - Twig has been brought up by the Wood Trolls In the Deepwoods, He attempts to find out where he is from, but wanders of the path and encounters a myriad of peculiar creatures.
"Gracefully Grayson", by Ami Polonsky - tells the story of 6th grade Grayson, a transgender girl. Raised as a boy, Grayson has never felt entirely comfortable in her own skin and her true self itches to break free. Will new strength from an unexpected friendship be enough to help Grayson step into the spotlight she was born to inhabit?
"Among the hidden", by Margaret Peterson Haddix - In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another 'third' convinces him that the government is wrong.
"The lightning thief", by Rick Riordan - After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.
"Batman Li'l Gotham", by Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs, writers ; Dustin Nguyen, artist & collection cover artist ; Saida Temofonte, letterer -Robin needs Batman's help to learn the true meaning of Halloween. Then, on Thanksgiving, Batman and Robin join the families of Gotham City around the table for a holiday feast
"Harry Potter and the cursed child. Parts one and two", based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & JaAs an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and a father, Harry Potter struggles with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs while his youngest son, Albus, finds the weight of the family legacy difficult to bear.ck Thorne ; a new play by Jack Thorne -
"Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society", by Adeline Yen Mah - After her father and stepmother throw her out of their house in Shanghai, China, twelve-year-old Ye Xian is taken in by a martial arts group, the Dragon Society of Wandering Knights, and joins them and her aunt in a mission to help the Americans fight the Japanese.
"Midnight for Charlie Bone", by Jenny Nimmo - A destiny unfulfilled. A secret legacy. When Charlie Bone discovers that he can hear the voices of people in photographs, his guardian Grandma Bone sends him to Bloor's Academy, a school for children with special gifts.