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New childrens titles for September 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 September 2021.

We're going to find the monster, by Malorie Blackman and Dapo Adeola

Join two intrepid adventurers as their imaginations transform their house into a wild wonderland - and their big brother becomes a mighty monster. A joy to read-aloud with its cumulative refrain, and full of funny, relatable characters, this is a contemporary celebration of creativity, fantasy and family.

Night of the living veg, by Sue Hendra and Pau Linmet

It's fright-time in the supermarket, and the veggies are seriously spooked! Strange shapes, weird noises and eerie shuffling - whatever can be behind these ghostly goings-on? Join Supertato and the gang to find out in this unmissable adventure!

Luna loves dance, by Joseph Coelho and Fiona Lumbers

When Luna dances, she feels like the world's volume turns up, like all colours brighten, like sunlight sparkles behind every cloud. But when she takes her dance exam she ducks, dives, spins and - falls. Luna thinks she can't be a real dancer now. Can Luna's family convince her otherwise?

Star cat, by James Turner and Yasmin Sheikh

Join Captain Spaceington and the intrepid crew of the Star Cat as they boldly blunder into every possible comic misadventure on this side of the event horizon - and beyond!

Grimwood, by Nadia Shireen

After a run-in with the scariest street cat in the Big City, fox cub siblings Ted and Nancy flee for Grimwood, expecting to find refuge in the peaceful countryside. Instead, they are met with thieving eagles, dramatic ducks, riotous rabbits and an absurd game called Treebonk! While Ted quickly falls in love with his wacky new neighbours, Nancy thinks they're all bonkers. But she soon discovers that, as kooky they are, the animals of Grimwood always look out for each other. Now Nancy must ask herself an important question: yes, Grimwood may be weird, but could it also be home?

Egg marks the spot, by Amy Timberlake and Jon Klassen

Roommates Skunk and Badger head out on a rock-finding expedition that becomes much more dangerous than they ever expected! This is the second book of the 'Skunk and Badger' series.

Poison for breakfast, by Lemony Snicket

For more than 20 years, Lemony Snicket has led millions of young readers through a mysterious world of bewildering questions and unfortunate events. With this latest book - a love letter to readers young and old about the vagaries of real life - long-time fans and new readers alike will experience Snicket's distinctive voice in a new way. This true story - as true as Lemony Snicket himself - begins with a puzzling note under his door: You had poison for breakfast. Following a winding trail of clues to solve the mystery of his own demise, Snicket takes us on a thought-provoking tour of his predilections.

Utterly Dark and the face of the deep, by Philip Reeve and Barnaby Edward

Utterly Dark is a foundling, washed up on the shores of the Autumn Isles and taken in by Andrewe Dark, the mysterious Watcher of Wildsea. When her guardian walks into the ocean one day and drowns, Utterly is thrust into the role of Watcher. can she keep the island safe from the threat of the terrifying Gorm? Unforeseen mysteries lie beneath the ocean's surface. Adventure beckons, and Utterly will unearth astonishing secrets about the sea, her parents and life itself. Wildsea will never be the same again.

The shadows of Rookhaven, by Pádraig Kenny and Edward Bettison

Shadows are gathering over Rookhaven. It is the time of The Great Configuration, a once in a hundred years event. Family and monsters descend on Rookhaven from all over the country to take part. But amid the guests there is an interloper. One who is disguised and has an eye on their destruction. Meanwhile Mirabelle - part human, part monster - discovers that to those from outside Rookhaven she is not considered family at all, and, forced to search further afield for knowledge of her true history, she risks everything - and everyone.

Danger at Dead Man's Pass, by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman

A mysterious letter from an old friend asks Hal and Uncle Nat to help investigate a spooky supernatural mystery. Legend has it the Kratzensteins, a family of rich and powerful railway tycoons, are cursed, but there is no such thing as a curse, is there? Hal and Nat take the night train to Berlin and go undercover. From a creaking old house at the foot of the Harz mountains, they take the Kratzenstein family's funeral train to the peak of the Brocken Mountain. Can Hal uncover the secrets of the Brocken railway and the family curse before disaster strikes?

Pax, journey home, by Sara Pennypacker and Jon Klassen

It's been a year since Peter and his pet fox, Pax, have seen each other. Once inseparable, they now lead very different lives. Pax must protect his litter of kits in a dangerous world. Meanwhile Peter, orphaned after the war, has left his adopted home and joined the Water Warriors, a group determined to heal the land from the scars of the war. When one of Pax's kits falls desperately ill, he turns to the one human he knows he can trust. And no matter how hard Peter tries to harden his broken heart, love keeps finding a way in. Now both boy and fox find themselves on journeys toward home, healing - and each other.

Monsters: 100 weird creatures from around the world, by Sarah Banville and Quinton Winter

Ever wondered what terrorised the Scape Ore swamp in 1980s South Carolina? Or who visits the naughty children in Northern Europe to punish them on Christmas Eve? Or how bloated undead feeders got upgraded to a shape-shifting castle-dwelling Count? From well-known and well-feared monsters like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, to the lesser-known, but just as weird and wonderful Japanese Sea Serpent and Chinese Hopping Vampires, this is a must-have guide to monsters from all over the world.

Superheroes: inspiring stories of secret strength, by Sophie Thakur and Denzell Dankwah

What do you want to be when you grow up? Discover the new daring tales of inspiration from over fifty iconic British icons today, who have each harnessed their childish curiosity and ambition and turned it into their own superhero power. With a special introduction by Stormzy. Explore the lives of inspirational figures - from dancer Princess K, who went from tapping her foot under the desk at school to captivating the world centre stage at Glastonbury, sprinter, Dina Asher Smith who started crawling and running at lightning speed to become the fastest British woman in history, broadcaster Reggie Yates using the power of empathy to connect instantly whether in person or through the screen, and actor Riz Ahmed, using his ability to code-switch between cultures and creative outlets excelling as an scholar, actor, activist, and rapper.

A day in the life of a caveman, a queen, and everything in between, by Mark Barfield and Jess Bradley

Featuring a day in the life of early humans as they paint mammoths on the walls of a cave, a fierce gladiator battling in the Colosseum and the first woman in space. And not forgetting the animals of history - from an Egyptian cat (worshipped as a god, of course) to an albatross flying over Rapa Nui and a dog in the trenches of the First World War. Readers can also discover the stories behind famous constructions, including the Great Wall of China and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and delve into the secret diaries of a Viking, Isaac Newton's cat and the wooden panel that became the Mona Lisa.

Kay's marvellous medicine: a gross and gruesome history of the human body, by Adam Kay

The olden days were pretty fun if you liked wearing chainmail or chopping people's heads off but there was one tiny little problem back then - doctors didn't have the slightest clue about how our bodies worked. It's time to find out why Ancient Egyptians thought the brain was just a useless load of old stuffing that might as well be chucked in the bin, why teachers forced their pupils to smoke cigarettes, why hairdressers would cut off their customers' legs, and why people used to get paid for farting. (Unfortunately that's no longer a thing - sorry.) You'll get answers to questions like: Why did patients gargle with wee? How did a doctor save people's lives using a washing machine, a can of beans and some old sausages? What was the great stink? (No, it's not what doctors call your bum).

Rescuing Titanic: a true story of quiet bravery in the North Atlantic, by Flora Delargy

'Rescuing Titanic' tells with exquisite illustrations and richly detailed text the story of the Carpathia and its heroic journey rescuing passengers from the Titanic.