New Books for Young People


Our youngest members are in for a real treat this month with a great story from the wonderful Julia Donaldson. The Snake Who Came to Stay (617771) is all about Polly who sets up a pet’s holiday home for the summer, but the snake has gone missing and needs to be found before he gobbles up the guinea pigs! Someone else who goes on vacation is the mischievous scarecrow in Worzel Gummidge Takes a Holiday (617761); as usual he causes trouble for John and Susan when they visit Scatterbrook Farm. There is also Poems Aloud (617746) by Joseph Coelho to enjoy in this collection of funny and thoughtful poems.

We have magic in The Tunnels Below (617770), and The Witching Stone (617776), for slightly older readers, as well as a little werewolf in Lottie Luna and the Bloom Garden (617765). Plus, there’s a moving tale of a family of Syrian refugees in A House Without Walls (617775) by Elizabeth Laird.

Those of you who enjoyed Wolf Hollow (617399) by Lauren Wolk might like to try her new book Echo Mountain (617778). It is 1933 and, in the USA, Ellie and her family, who lost everything in the Great Depression, flee to Echo Mountain where she runs wild and free in the beautiful landscape until her father has a terrible accident. Setting out to find a cure for him she encounters an outcast witch and a mountain boy, and learns how to be a healer.

See the full list for details of all the books for younger members added in May...