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Real-Life Mysteries by Susan Martineau and Vicky Barker

 

WINNER OF THE BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD 2018 - Best Book with Facts. Have you ever wondered what exactly does go bump in the night? From mysteries like Shackleton’s ghostly companion to the Loch Ness Monster and friends, read the amazing evidence about these mysterious cases and make up your own mind. Things are not always what they seem - until they are, then you might wish you had never asked!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Release date 2nd February

 

Murder on the Safari Star by M G Leonard and Sam Sedgman

 

Join Hal and Uncle Nat as they plunge straight into an exciting mystery  this time while on Safari!

All-aboard for the third amazing journey in the bestselling Adventures on Trains series, Murder on the Safari Star, from M. G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman, illustrated throughout by Elisa Paganelli.

Harrison Beck and his Uncle Nat are on the journey of a lifetime aboard the Safari Star – a luxurious steam train that will take them from Pretoria to the stunning Victoria Falls. Close encounters with the amazing animals and landscape of Southern Africa are adventure enough, but things get mysterious when a passenger is found dead inside a locked compartment. Is it just a terrible accident or is something more suspicious afoot? It’s up to train detective Hal and his new friend Winston to find out.

'Like Murder on the Orient Express but better!' Frank Cottrell-Boyce on The Highland Falcon Thief

'A chuffing triumph' The Times on The Highland Falcon Thief

'A first class choo-choo-dunnit!' David Solomons on Kidnap on the California Comet

The Elephant by Peter Carnavas 

Released 28th January 2021

 

A beautiful book - not just heartwarming but heart healing' Chris Riddell

'A little book with a huge heart' Karen Foxlee

A big grey elephant is following Olive's father around. It leaves with him for work and trails behind him when he comes home, keeping him heavy and sad. Every day, Olive wishes it would disappear.

When she is asked to bring something old and wonderful to show her class, Olive immediately wants to bring her old bike - but she will need her father s help to fix it. Teaming up with her cheery grandad and best friend Arthur, she sets out to chase the elephant away.

 

I read The Elephant by Peter Carnavas in one sitting. It tells the story of a brave little girl trying to put back together the broken pieces of her family. A small book brimming with love and hope. I think it is utterly beautiful


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