‘Dog Days’ and ‘Flood and Fang’

Dog DaysFor younger readers

Dog Days
by Jeff Kinney

This is the eagerly-awaited next instalment in the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series

Split your sides laughing as Greg Heffley struggles with all the trials and tribulations of school, family and friends that come with being everyone’s favourite wimpy kid.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Price: £7.99
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For older readers

Flood and Fang
by Marcus Sedgwick

Meet the wonderfully weird Otherhand family and their faithful guardian, Edgar the raven, and discover the dark secrets of Castle Otherhand. Edgar is alarmed when he sees a nasty looking black tail slinking under the castle walls. But his warnings to the inhabitants of the castle go unheeded: Lord Valevine Otherhand is too busy trying to invent the unthinkable and discover the unknowable; his wife, Minty, is too absorbed in her latest obsession – baking; and ten-year-old Cudweed is running riot with his infernal pet monkey.

Only Solstice, the black-haired, poetry-writing Otherhand daughter, seems to pay any attention. As the lower storeys of the castle begin mysteriously to flood, and kitchen maids continue to go missing, the family come ever closer to the owner of the black tail…

This is the first book ia new series of tales of mystery (with a touch of goth-froth) for 9 year olds from bestselling author, Marcus Sedgwick. With quirky black and white line illustrations from new talent, Pete Williamson.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Price: £7.99
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