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New childrens titles for August 2021

by Sophie Green

Looking for new titles for your little people? Take a look at our brand new childrens fiction and non-fiction books for August 2021.

My beautiful voice by Joseph Coelho and Allison Colpoys

From the award winning poet Joseph Coelho comes a moving, lyrical picture book about a shy child unlocking the power of their own voice through poetry.

The viking who liked icing by Lu Fraser and Mark McKinley

Nut isn't like the other vikings; he doesn't climb hills or swim icy lakes. But he does have one great passion - Nut LOVES to bake cakes! So when Viking Sports' Day comes round Nut isn't excited at all - you can't put sprinkles on a shot put. What WILL he do instead?! Told in effortless verse, 'The Viking Who Liked Icing' is a quirky and original take on realising happiness comes to those who just are themselves.

Sophie's stories by Devon Holzwarth

It's bedtime, but Sophie needs one more bedtime story. And every time Sophie opens a book, it transports her to a magical storybook land. One story sweeps her away on a flying carpet. Another whisks her to Wonderland, with white rabbits and talking mushrooms. How on earth can she go to sleep when stories are just so exciting?

Rapping princess by Hannah Lee and Allen Fatimarharan

Here is a story that everyone should know. It's the tale of a princess named Shiloh. She lived in a kingdom, not far from yours, in a grand house with a swimming pool and fourteen floors. I know that sounds too big but here's the thing: her mother and father were the Queen and King. Being a princess is a tough job for someone so small. It's even harder when you have a problem you can't solve at all. You see, every princess in the kingdom could sing. Yet Shiloh's voice could do no such thing. Shiloh might not be able to sing like her sisters, but she has other talents, and sometimes it's about embracing your differences and celebrating them!

Ten delicious teachers by Ross Montgomery and Sarah Warburton

Ten very foolish teachers have missed the last bus home. But LOOK - a shortcut through the forest! They'll be back in time for tea! Off they skip, unaware that in the woods a hungry horde of mischievous and hilariously goofy monsters is waiting.

A bad king is a sad thing by Julian Gough and Jim Field

Icebear has arrived in Rabbit and Bear's valley, and he wants to be king. He's big and scary, and the more kind and understanding the animals are, the meaner he becomes. Rabbit is confused: Bear has always been able to fix their problems in the past - but maybe this time he needs to ask for help from someone else. Does Wolf have the answer to the bad king's demands - or will Rabbit and the other animals find the solution within themselves?

Beneath the cloud of doom by Louis Sachar and Aleksei Bitskoff

It's a new year at Wayside School, and Mrs Jewls's class on the thirtieth floor has a LOT to deal with. First of all, they must prepare to face The Ultimate Test, which involves a fiendishly difficult Spelling Bee, upside-down singing and blindfolded smelling. Meanwhile the paperclips are triple-locked in a safe so no one can access them, Miss Mush is threatening to serve rainbow stew for lunch - and a CLOUD OF DOOM is gathering over the school. It can only mean one thing: the kids at Wayside School are in for their strangest year yet!

Adam-2 by Alastair Chisholm

The robot Adam-2 has been locked in the basement of a lost building for over two hundred years - until one day he is discovered by two children, and emerges into a world ruined by a civil war between humans and advanced intelligence. Hunted by both sides, Adam discovers that he holds the key to the war, and the power to end it - to destroy one side and save the other. But which side is right? Surrounded by enemies who want to use him, and allies who mistrust him, Adam must decide who - and what - he really is.

The wild before by Piers Torday

One frosty winter's night, a pure white calf is born on an ordinary muddy farm by the light of a silver moon. This is the legendary Mooncalf, whose arrival has been foretold since the dawn of time. According to a dream passed down from animal to animal, if the calf dies, a great terribleness will come - rising seas, a plague, skies raining down fire, the end of all things and Little Hare vows to persuade all the animals to protect Mooncalf, whatever the cost. But it's easier said than done, and soon Little Hare realises that he is the only one who can save the world.

Mouse heart by Fleur Hitchcock

Mouse, a foundling, loves her pieced-together family at the Moth Theatre fiercely. When their leading man, Walter, is wrongly arrested for murder, Mouse swears she'll free him. But another member of the cast has a secret identity - as a ruthless killer. As Mouse's investigation leads her ever closer to their true, deadly nature, can she outwit them without losing everything she holds dear?

Amazing Earth by Anita Ganeri

This work transports you to the far flung reaches of the globe to discover places so incredible you'll barely be able to believe they are real. Have you ever seen a waterfall that looks like it's on fire, a cave filled with bright blue glow worms, or a bright pink lake? Well that's exactly the kind of thing the pages of this book are filled with (along with much, much more).

What it's like to be a bird by Tim Birkhead and Catherine Rayner

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly? Or to live high in the tree tops? Or perhaps you've wondered what birds do when no one is looking? Birds have some of the most extraordinary - and peculiar - behaviours on the planet. Ravens love PLAYING games. In winter, they sledge down snow-covered rooftops on their bellies, getting faster and faster. Partridges are SNEAKY and know just how to trick hungry foxes. And honeyguides are HELPFUL. They help humans to find the sweetest treat in the forest - honey. These are just some of the incredible stories you'll read in this book.

Human body! 1,000 amazing facts about you from the It can't be true! series

Astound your friends and family with this impressive collection of mind-boggling facts and visual comparisons about the human body.

How football can change the world by Matt Oldfield and Ollie Mann

Football is the world's favourite sport, but it's not just the game itself that can change lives. Football is a source of joy, income, education, it unites people from all walks of life and has help nations overcome the odds. From Marcus Rashford fighting food poverty and teams across the world uniting against racism, to the lesser-known stories such as the little girl who raised £15,000 for charity by completing 1,123,586 keepy-uppies, the country that agreed a ceasefire in the midst of civil war just so they could watch Pele play, and even the world's first ever vegan football club! Compiled by Matt Oldfield, this is the second book in the 'Unbelievable Football' series and an inspiring, entertaining, and conversation-starting book for football fans everywhere.