New Kids Fiction to get you through these colder winter days!

With winter settling in what better time to rug up with a warm blanket, a cup of milo and some of these new Kids Fiction books from your local library!

Hour of the BeesImage courtesy of Syndetics by Lindsay Eagar

This novel blurs the line between truth and fiction as Carol unravels the fantastical stories of her mentally ill grandfather. When she and her family move to his deserted ranch in order to transfer him to a care home, Carol struggles to cope with the suffocating heat and the effects of her grandfather’s Alzheimer’s. Bees seem to be following her around, but the drought means this is impossible. She must be imagining things. Yet when her grandfather chooses her as the subject for his stories – tales of a magical healing tree, a lake, and the grandmother she never knew – Carol sees glimmers of something special in what her parents dismiss as Serge’s madness. As she rethinks her roots and what she thought she knew about her family, Carol comes to the realization that Serge’s past is quickly catching up with her present.

 

 

How to Capture an Invisible Cat by Paul TobinImage courtesy of Syndetics

Every Friday the 13th, 6th grade genius and inventor extraordinaire Nate Bannister does three not-so-smart things to keep life interesting. This time, he taught a caterpillar math, mailed a love letter, and super-sized his cat Proton before turning him invisible.

 

 

 

Image courtesy of SyndeticsTeresa by Deborah Abela

Teresa and her family survived the bombing of their home and went hungry during the long siege of their island during the war. Life in peace time is still hard. Her parents want a better life, and so apply to migrate to Australia to find it. But after the long voyage to Sydney, there are more testing times ahead for Teresa as she tries to learn Australian ways, avoid the bullies and do well at school. She is not about to let anything stop her from making her family and her nanna back in Malta proud of her.

 

 

Image courtesy of SyndeticsThe Secrets we Keep by Nova Weetman

Clem Timmins has lost everything – her clothes, her possessions, her house and her mum. Now living in a tiny flat with her dad, Clem has to start a new school and make new friends. On her first day, Clem tells Ellie that her mum died in a house fire and immediately regrets it when Ellie latches on and confides that her own mother is dying of cancer. When Clem receives a letter she doesn’t want to read, it becomes clear she can’t run from her past forever, especially when the truth appears right in front of her face.

 

 

Wicked’s WayImage courtesy of Syndetics by Anna Fienberg

Will could walk a tightrope and juggle bananas as he went. ‘One day you’ll be the star of a circus,’ his mother told him. ‘But until then, you must be a secret.’ For each year pirates came to the islands to steal young boys for their crew. And if that happened to you, well, you may as well kiss your life goodbye. So what’s a young lad to do when his mother disappears and pirates arrive at his door?..Will takes courage from a crazy truth-telling parrot, and his mother’s advice: ‘Keep putting one foot in front of the other and your eyes on the prize.’ But will this be enough to survive the perils at sea? And will that infuriatingly polite boy called Horrendo finally tip the balance?..A high-seas pirate adventure about scoundrels and blaggards, devilish treachery, and finding the most precious treasure of all…

6 new non-fiction children will love

image courtesy of syndeticsFatal fever: Tracking down Typhoid Mary.

Move over Swine Flu, This book chronicles the story of the early 1900s typhoid fever epidemic in New York, providing details as to how its infamous carrier, Mary Mallon was ultimately tracked down and stopped.

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsimage courtesy of syndeticsBig Cats:

Check out Tiger and Lion in the Big Cats series. These books introduces young readers to some of the fascinating cat species on earth.

 

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsLego Awesome Ideas.

Calling all Lego fans, Are you ready for the most awesome LEGO building adventure yet? This book takes on a journey through six incredible worlds bursting with hundreds of new LEGO approved fan ideas and building tips! Learn how to make a wild west train, outer space aliens, a realistic-looking mobile phone and much, much more. Create your own amazing models with step by step guides that unlock the secrets of great LEGO building!

 

image courtesy of syndeticsLego Star Wars in 100 Scenes.

When you put together six Star Wars movies and a lot of Lego bricks, this is what you get: The complete Star Wars saga retold in Lego bricks. This fun Lego Star Wars book retells the six Star Wars films in 100 iconic scenes using LEGO Star Wars sets and minifigures. Relive the amazing Star Wars adventure in miniature form with this humorous retelling of the LEGO Star Wars complete saga.

 

 

 

 

 

image courtesy of syndeticsEyewitness: Pirate.

Be an eyewitness to the bloodthirsty activates of pirates, from the barbarous corsairs of the Mediterranean to the cutthroat buccaneers of the Spanish Main.

 

Kids’ Club Review by Aryan: Puzzle pirates

Puzzle piratesPuzzle pirates, by Susannah Leigh

it’s about a pirate called Joe who sets out on a tresure hunt with his uncle Buccaneer Bill and his crew to deadly Isle.When they get there Bill’s enemy Captain Cuttroat was already there.Then Joe came up with a plan.They would take Cuttroat’s ship and set sail to the ocean and leave the ship there. They took the tresure but got into a trap Cuttroat’s pirates had set an ambush but the marmaids they saved on the way sang a magical tune and Cuttroat and Cuttroat’s pirates fell asleep but the good pirates didn’t because the marmaids brother told them to ware shell headphones.In the tresure was a golden cuttlass the marmaids and they’re brother was onboard too.One marmaid said three cheers for pirate Joe.Cottroat and his pirates were stuck on deadly isle since thier ship was far out in sea.

4 stars

Reviewed by Aryan from Central City and Thorndon School , 7 years old

Get your hands on these 6 new kids fiction books

Image courtesy of SyndeticsA Funny thing Happened on the Way to School by Benjamin Chaud

A humorous story about imaginative excuses for being late to school. Sophisticated picture book.

 

 

 

 

Murder Most Unladylike Image courtesy of Syndeticsby Robin Stevens

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up a secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls to solve the murder of their Science Mistress, Miss Bell.

 

 

 

 

 

Jim’s LettersImage courtesy of Syndetics by Glyn Harper

A moving story of two brothers separated by the First World War, based on the thousands of letters sent by and to Anzac soldiers fighting at Gallipoli.

 

 

 

 

White Horse of Zennor and other storiesImage courtesy of Syndetics by Michael Morpurgo

“At the furthest edge of Britain where the sea gently washes over the land and myths brush against reality, lies Zennor. Set in a churchtown where men become beasts and ghosts roam freely, are haunting and unforgettable tales where magic lies around every corner.” -back cover.

 

 

 

 

The Leaky Battery Sets Sail Image courtesy of Syndetics Adventures of the Steampunk Pirates ; 1  by Gareth. P. Jones

Causing chaos wherever they sail, the robotic Steampunk Pirates are roaming the high seas, hunting for gold! But the evil Iron Duke has other ideas…He’s determined to capture the pirates in return for a handsome reward from the King.

 

 

 

 

Image courtesy of SyndeticsThe Bad Book by Andy Griffiths

‘WARNING! This book contains nothing but bad stories,

bad drawings,

bad poems,

bad cartoons,

and bad riddles about bad characters doing bad things. It is a BAD book’- (inside cover).