Archive for March, 2010
A round-up of the best new books out this month.
The Quick Review
Don’t Want to Go! From the author of Dogger and the Alfie books comes a new instant classic. With her nostalgic illustrations and heart-warming text Shirley Hughes once again captures the small worries of childhood, and then gently soothes both parent and child alike. Age 2+.
Caterpillar Dreams A poetic ballad about the aspirations of two caterpillars. But life doesn’t always go the way we want. Some of us end up as butterflies, some as moths. Wonderful. Age 3+.
The Church Mice Adrift Droll 1970’s picture book now being republished about mice who live in a vestry and their long-suffering cat Samson. A veiled look at English village life that will probably amuse parents as much as children. Ages 4-7.
Candle Man: The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance One night burglars break into Theo’s mansion, and he discovers he has the power to melt bad guys with his bare hands! A cracking adventure in the best comic book tradition, with dashing heroes and dastardly villains – a terrific read for children aged 9+.
Witchfinder: Dawn of the Demontide Teenage fiction in which 15 year old Jake has to fight witches to keep the demons in hell. His mum is decapitated early on, which will probably appeal to lots of teenagers.