My Dead Bunny is the gory, glorious new picture book, written by Sigi Cohen and illustrated by James Foley, coming from Walker Books Australia in October. The illustrator, James Foley, will be featured on My Best Friends Are Books in October as part of my Seriously Spooky Month. Keep your eyes peeled for James and Bradley the zombie bunny.
I love this book and the trailer is fantastic! Watch it now:
The countdown to the release of Derek Landy’s new book is on, with Demon Road being released on Thursday! I’m reading it the moment and IT. IS. EPIC! Whether or not you’re a Derek Landy fan you will be blown away.
You can enter the draw to win Demon Road button badges and Demon Road Maps here on the blog too.
Check out these videos of Derek Landy introducing Demon Road and the brand-spanking new book trailer.
Check out this very short video of the animated cover of Derek Landy’s new book, Demon Road. Demon Road is released here in NZ on September 1, so not long to wait now!
Keep an eye out on the blog for a Derek Landy competition coming next week.
They sound like the Bad Guys, they look like the Bad Guys . . . and they even smell like the Bad Guys. But Mr Wolf, Mr Piranha, Mr Snake and Mr Shark are about to change all of that! Mr Wolf has a daring plan for the Bad Guys’ first
good mission. The gang are going to break 200 dogs out of the Maximum Security City Dog Pound. Will Operation Dog Pound go smoothly? Will the Bad Guys become the Good Guys? And will Mr Snake please spit out Mr Piranha?
The Bad Guys is a fantastic new series by Aaron Blabey coming in August from Scholastic NZ. Aaron Blabey is the author and illustrator the brilliant picture books, Pig the Pug, Pig the Fibber and Thelma the Unicorn. The Bad Guys:Episode One is Aaron’s first book for slightly older readers and it looks like it’s going to be hilarious. I can’t wait to read it!
What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation – like a single choice – changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered – fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories. But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature – and of herself – while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.
Allegiant, the final book in Veronica Roth’s Divergent Trilogy is out now. I’ve been hearing good things about it and I’m curious to find out how the series ends. I thought the second book, Insurgent, was a bit lacklustre, so hopefully Allegiant will be a satisfying conclusion to the series.
It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is the just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry – and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart.
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures is the latest book from award-winning Kate DiCamillo. I’m a huge fan of Kate’s (The Tale of Despereaux and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane are among my most favourite books) and this book sounds just as marvellous.
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures is available now from your library or bookshop.
When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . .
For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions.Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in London hoping for a notable career. Instead she finds herself joining the smallest most ramshackle agency in the city, run by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood. When one of their cases goes horribly wrong, Lockwood & Co. have one last chance of redemption. Unfortunately this involves spending the night in one of the most haunted houses in England, and trying to escape alive.
Set in a city stalked by spectres, The Screaming Staircase is the first in a chilling new series full of suspense, humour and truly terrifying ghosts. Your nights will never be the same again…
Lockwood and Co.: The Screaming Staircase is one of my most anticipated books of 2013. I love ghost stories and horror for kids and teens, and The Screaming Staircase sounds absolutely fantastic. I’m looking forward to diving into this one and losing myself in the story. I’ll post my review later this month, along with some copies to give away. Check out these videos of author Jonathan Stroud talking about his new book.
Jonathan Stroud talks about Lockwood and Co.
Jonathan Stroud and the characters in Lockwood and Co.
Jonathan Stroud talks about Lockwood and Co. – Book Two!
Jonathan Stroud on ‘The Problem’ in Lockwood and Co.
When Rhesus monkeys are brutally massacred on the dusty streets of Kolkata by a troop of power-hungry Langur monkeys, Mico’s life is changed for ever.
As he attempts to help the surviving Rhesus, he becomes increasingly entangled in the secrets that lie at the heart of the corrupt Langur leadership. And, as more blood is spilt, Mico quickly realizes that choosing between right and wrong will not be as easy as he first thought.
Monkey Wars by Richard Kurti is one of my most anticipated reads from Walker Books Australia this month. It sounds really original and exciting. Sounds like a great book for those kids who like Erin Hunter’s books.
Monkey Wars is out now in NZ from Walker Books Australia.
Who will turn silver next?
When a boy is bitten by a strange silver beetle, he becomes the first victim of a mysterious infection. But this is no ordinary virus. It turns flesh into metal, and pupils into machines.
As the virus spreads and more terrifying, blood-thirsty machines appear, a small group manage to barricade themselves inside the school. Can they keep the machines at bay long enough for help to arrive? Is help even coming?
Meanwhile the virus is spreading and its victims are changing… evolving… becoming stronger… The world as our heroes know it is turning silver. Will any of them survive?
Silver is the latest book from Chris Wooding. I read about this book a few months ago on Vincent Ripley’s wonderful blog mrripleysenchantedbooks.blogspot.co.uk. It sounds awesome (and perfect for Michael Grant fans) so I can’t wait to read it.
Silver by Chris Wooding is available now in NZ from Scholastic NZ.