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New books we love: June 2019

Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life

Here are the books we reviewed and loved this month. Happy reading!

  • Potkin and Stubbs

    Author: Sophie Green Illustrator: Karl J Mountford

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  • Potkin and Stubbs

    Author: Sophie Green Illustrator: Karl J Mountford

    One night at the bus station Lil meets Nedly, a boy who doesn’t remember who he is. Finally, there’s a case for Lil to investigate…

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  • Clyde

    Author: Jim Benton

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  • Clyde

    Author: Jim Benton

    Fans of Dog Man and Captain Underpants will adore Jim Benton's fast paced, clearly laid out and short comic: t…

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  • Jump!

    Author: Tatsuhide Matsuoka

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  • Jump!

    Author: Tatsuhide Matsuoka

    A frog jumps. Boing! A dog jumps. Boi-oi-oi-oi-oing! All manner of interesting animals jump in this lovely, sturdy board book, fro…

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  • Action Stan

    Author: Elaine Wickson Illustrator: Chris Judge

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  • Action Stan

    Author: Elaine Wickson Illustrator: Chris Judge

    The follow up to Planet Stan has all the fun of graphs and charts and laugh-out-loud humour but has evolved to explore f…

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  • The Sea House

    Author: Lucy Owen Illustrator: Rebecca Harry

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  • The Sea House

    Author: Lucy Owen Illustrator: Rebecca Harry

    A thrilling, edgy and exciting underwater fantasy that works both as an adventure story and an original take on loss, grieving, su…

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  • Wolf Light

    Author: Yaba Badoe

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  • Wolf Light

    Author: Yaba Badoe

    Three girls, far apart in the world, are born with magical powers into a sisterhood. Together, they must defend the planet they sh…

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  • Rumblestar

    Author: Abi Elphinstone

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  • Rumblestar

    Author: Abi Elphinstone

    The vast sky kingdom of Rumblestar is the magical backdrop for the first roaring adventure of the Unmapped Chronicles se…

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  • Mighty Min

    Author: Melissa Castrillón

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  • Mighty Min

    Author: Melissa Castrillón

    Min is a tiny girl who lives in a miniature house at the bottom of the garden with her four small-but-mighty aunts. This deli…

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  • Grumpycorn

    Author: Sarah McIntyre

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  • Grumpycorn

    Author: Sarah McIntyre

    This entertaining picture book about friendship, collaboration and determination is a delight to share with young children. Vibran…

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  • The Phoenix of Persia

    Author: Sally Pomme Clayton Illustrator: Amin Hassanzadeh Sharif

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  • The Phoenix of Persia

    Author: Sally Pomme Clayton Illustrator: Amin Hassanzadeh Sharif

    This atmospheric picture book retells a traditional Iranian story, taken from the Shahnameh, an epic poem which was written a…

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  • Super Sloth

    Author: Robert Starling

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  • Super Sloth

    Author: Robert Starling

    This amusing tale about Sloth’s journey of self-discovery is accompanied by warm, colourful illustrations. The underlying message …

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  • The Steves

    Author: Morag Hood

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  • The Steves

    Author: Morag Hood

    What do you do when you meet a fellow Steve who is trying to out-Steve you? Two puffins called Steve come face to face and lots of…

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  • Don't Hug the Pug

    Author: Robin Jacobs Illustrator: Matthew Hodson

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  • Don't Hug the Pug

    Author: Robin Jacobs Illustrator: Matthew Hodson

    DON'T HUG THE PUG! Why not? What's wrong with the pug? We soon find out, but it's not what we think... A very simple sto…

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  • Hummingbird

    Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Jane Ray

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  • Hummingbird

    Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Jane Ray

    Every spring, hummingbirds winter in Mexico and then fly north for the warmer weather. They nest as far as Canada and Alaska …

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  • Can You See Me?

    Author: Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott

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  • Can You See Me?

    Author: Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott

    Starting secondary school is a daunting time for any 11 year old – and Natalia is no exception. This is a powerful, readable …

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