Brand new books this April!

Discover the brilliant new books that are releasing this month, including twisty murder mysteries, epic adventures and laugh-out-loud picture books!

Love You to Death
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Love You to Death by Gina Blaxill

“A brilliant, page-turning thriller that explores toxic love and obsession. I couldn’t put it down.” – Ravena Guron, author of This Book Kills

Someone is obsessed with Mia Hawkins. She’s felt their gaze on the back of her neck. She’s heard their footsteps, walking home in the dark. She’s glimpsed a shadowy figure and the flash of a camera. Mia doesn’t know Jade. But Jade knows everything about Mia. A dark, twisty YA thriller exploring obsession, stalking and toxic love that keeps you guessing to the very end…

The Treasure Hunters
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The Treasure Hunters by Lisa Thompson

A gripping, page-turning mystery adventure from the bestselling author of modern classic The Goldfish Boy

When lonely Vincent is forced to go on an outdoor activity weekend with three other kids from his class, he’s counting the seconds until he can escape home. But one of his classmates is hiding a secret: she’s convinced there’s pirate treasure buried deep within a nearby mountain. Suddenly, this boring trip becomes an exciting adventure! But a thief is hot on the trail, intent on stealing the loot for themselves… can the Treasure Hunters work together to stop them?

The World's Worst
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The Worst in the World by Terry Deary and Martin Brown

The Worst in the World is packed full of the foulest gold, silver and bronze medal winning entries. Readers can discover what made the cut for the worst job in history (spoiler alert – it involves a king, a toilet in a stool and some botty wipes), or the worst ever pirate (must be the one who tied his own noose for his neck). Read all about the winners in horrible categories such as: – diseases, – battles, – emperors, – punishments, – schools and more.

The Unlikely Rise of Harry Sponge
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The Unlikely Rise of Harry Sponge by Stephen & Anita Mangan

A high-energy, laugh-out-loud, fully illustrated adventure story by much-loved actor Stephen Mangan and talented artist Anita Mangan.

Grumpy old King Chisel has a problem. He needs an heir to his kingdom – fast! So he challenges the best kids from across the country to compete in the Crown Duels, with the ultimate winner becoming king or queen. Step forward: GLORIA SQUAT-FURTHER: champion athlete HUXLEY BEELINE: mathematical genius JONNY MOULD: artistic ace GOSSAMER FOUNTAIN: empathy expert HARRY SPONGE: ordinary boy. Not to be underestimated…

JJ Cliff, God of Hamsters
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Olly Brown, God of Hamsters by Bethany Walker and Jack Noel

For any kid who ever wanted a hamster: careful what you wish for!

Olly Brown is hamster obsessed, but he never gets to take home the Year 6 class hamster. His dad won’t allow any pets. But then the most amazing thing happens: a hamster shows up in Olly’s house anyway! And it seems smart. Like, really smart. This new hamster, Tibbles, is in awe of Olly, and it turns out Tibbles is one of many: there’s a whole civilization of super-advanced, intelligent hamsters who seem to be worshipping Olly … as a god?

Sometimes You Have To Be a Little Bit Naughty (PB) DNFO
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Sometimes You Have to be a Little Bit Naughty by Tim Minchin and Steve Antony

Inspired by Tim Minchin’s hit song Naughty from Matilda the Musical, comes a funny and heartfelt story about why being little doesn’t mean you can’t do a lot!

If you’re stuck in your story and want to get OUT you don’t have to cry. you don’t have to shout.

What if Cinderella never made it out the cellar? Or Jack and Jill hadn’t gone up that hill?

Some stories can have a different ending if we remember to be a little bit naughty!

Peter Andre untitled picture book #1
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Super Space Kids! Save Planet Drizzlebottom by Peter Andre and Katie Kear

The first intergalactic adventure from superstar Peter Andre – based on the stories he tells his own children.

It’s just a normal day at school for Millie and Theo – until a space rocket arrives in the playground! Where will it take them and who will they meet? Find fun, friends and fantastic aliens in this action-packed space adventure!

A Life Story: King Charles III
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A Life Story: King Charles III by Sally Morgan and Sarah Papworth

King Charles III: environmental activist, monarch and head of the Commonwealth.

Read all about the life of King Charles III, from his early days at boarding school and watching his mother become queen to his dedicated work as an environmental activist and becoming king himself, this book will take you on a royal tour through King Charles III’s life.

Big Tree

Big Tree by Brian Selznick

An incredible immersive novel in words and pictures by Brian Selznick, a love letter to the natural world.

When a fire kills their mama and sends their seed ball sailing into the unknown, the two must use their wits and imaginations to navigate a mysterious and often dangerous world, filled with talking plants, monsters, meteors, and the fear of never finding the right conditions to set down roots and become big trees.

Scotland: The People, The Places, The Stories DNFO

Scotland: The People, The Places, The Stories by Chae Strathie, foreword by Lorraine Kelly

A stunning celebration of the rich culture and fascinating history of Scotland featuring six Scottish illustrators. Discover everything that makes Scotland so special – from its iconic landmarks to its magical myths and spooky ghost stories, from its bloody battles and its rich culture … and everything in between.

Browse the rest of our new releases this month!

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