New Books for Young People


This month’s new books list has something for every age group, and even some that can be enjoyed by adults too.

For starters we have a book for our youngest members, or anyone with fond memories of Mog the well-loved cat created by Judith Kerr; it’s The Big Mog Collection (617719). Beginning with the first ever Mog book, Mog the Forgetful Cat first published way back in 1972, it also contains four other classics such as Mog and the Baby and the hilarious Mog and the V.E.T.

Here’s something to cheer us up - more madness from the crazy hyenas in The Bolds Go Wild (617720) by Julian Clary and Slime (617727) a new book from David Walliams. On the island of Mulch the school, local park, the toy shop and the ice-cream van are all run by awful adults who love making the children miserable, until Ned a boy with Slimepower comes to the rescue!

We have magic too: Return to Roar (617726) about the fantasy world of Roar that twins Arthur and Rose enter through their Grandad’s attic; Operation Bunny (617744) by Sally Gardener which combines a mystery with magic;, and The Threads of Magic (617730) by Alison Croggon where Pip, who accidentally steals a silver heart in a casket, finds he has broken an ancient spell which reignites the ancient war between the Spectres and the witches in the city of Clarel.

If you’re a lover of mysteries then take a look at The Mystery of the Jewelled Moth (617725) by Katherine Woodfine set in Edwardian England (one of the Sinclair’s mysteries), or, for older readers, Harrow Lake (617732) by Kat Ellis. When Lola’s father, a celebrated horror film maker, is brutally attacked in New York City, Lola is sent off to stay with her grandmother in Harrow Lake. The town was the setting for her father’s most famous film; a town which becomes more terrifying with every discovery Lola makes.

Back to the real world where there are three books on the themes of adoption, homelessness and child labour: Tamarind and the Star of Ishta (617743) by Jasbinder Bilan, Lost (617724) by Ele Fountain, and Tin Boy (617722) by Steve Cole. There’s also a collection of poems by Michael Rosen called On the Move; Poems About Migration (617717).

With plenty of time to kill in the next few weeks, why not snuggle down to listen to one of this month’s new books, or take a look at the rest of the Calibre collection and see what grabs you!