What's flying on to our shelves for yet-to-be, emerging and young readers




Guide to: the Nether & the End

The official Minecraft Guide to the Nether and the end will help you survive as you navigate new terrain, discover new hostile mobs and attempt to collect unique materials. Learn how to kill fire-resistant mobs in the Nether and repurpose Nether fortresses, then master the art of defeating the ender dragon and explore the outer islands of the End dimension.

With insider info and tips from the experts at Mojang, this is the definitive guide to Minecraft's most dangerous dimensions.


Star Wars, the visual encyclopedia

Covering more than 2,500 characters, creatures, planets, vehicles, Droids(tm), weapons, technology, and more from the Star Wars(tm) universe, this visual tour is the ultimate compendium for the epic saga and beyond.

From lightsabers to beasts to food and clothing, Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia is a virtual museum in a book. Explore beautiful galleries with more than 2,500 images, and discover facts about Star Wars culture, science, and geography.

Take a stunning visual tour of Star Wars with this comprehensive pictorial guide to the galaxy far, far away!


50 things you should know about the Vikings, by Philp Parker

Known for their vicious raids, love of treasure and fierce warriors: the vikings were the most feared invaders of the Medieval period. For 300 years, they terrorized the world in their hunt for land and power, but they also had a rich culture in art, literature and law. Packed with facts, maps, infographics and photos, this is the perfect introduction to the most feared invaders of the Middle Ages. Covering where they came from and who they conquered, their commerce and culture (including their bloodthirsty stories), their travel and trade and the reasons behind their demise, this complete guide provides a comprehensive exploration of who these peoples were - and who they were not.


All the things that could go wrong, by Stewart Foster

There are two sides to every story; Dan is angry. Nothing has been the same since his big brother left, and he's taking it out on the nearest and weakest target: Alex. Alex is struggling. His severe OCD makes it hard for him to leave the house, especially when Dan and his gang are waiting for him at school. Then the boys' mums arrange for them to meet up and finish building the raft that Dan started with his brother. Two enemies stuck together for the whole of the school holidays - what could possibly go wrong?


Intriguing new non-fiction for inquiring minds


Natural world : a visual compendium of wonders from nature, by Amanda Wood

Owen Davey is an award winning illustrator who creates imaginative, contemporary images for books and media. Natural world : a visual compendium of wonders from nature has just arrived in our libraries and features his fabulous work. Written by Amanda Wood and Mike Jolley, this book introduces and explains the complexity of the natural world around us simply and in a beautiful style which will appeal to children and adults alike.


Eye to Eye, by Steve Jenkins

Award winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins explains how for most animals, eyes are the most important source of information about the world. The simplest eyes appeared more than one billion years ago, and provided a big survival advantage to the first creatures that had them. Since then animals have evolved an amazing variety of eyes. From sea slugs to hippopotamuses, this book explains how each animal’s eyes work, and the often surprising ways they put them to use.


Feathers by Melissa Stewart

Feathers : not just for flying, is an informative and lovingly illustrated read for anyone intrigued by birds, and covers all the different ways feathers are used – some of which may surprise you and your child!



Fresh installments in popular series


The ship of secrets : the tenth adventure in the kingdom of fantasy

Brand new from Geronimo Stilton!

On his way to the Grand Masked Ball and what promises to be a disaster of a date, Geronimo is once again whisked away to the Kingdom of Fantasy, and this time he must save the Princess of the Vanilla Fairies from an evil wizard who is using the pirate ship, Ship of Secrets, to gather magical objects to increase his power and take over the kingdom.


The 91-storey treehouse, by Andy Griffiths

Join Andy and Terry in their ridiculous 91-storey treehouse! Go for a spin in the world's most powerful whirlpool, take a ride in a submarine sandwich, get marooned on a desert island, hang out in a giant spider web, visit the fortune teller's tent to get your fortune told by Madame Know-it-all and decide whether or not to push the mysterious big red button. Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!