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




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!