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Posted by Tom, May 1, 2014

It’s May Publication Day!

Our May titles are out today – and it’s a great month for new books! Here’s what you can find in shops now:

It’s publication day for Toddler Time: Big Book of Fun by Katie Saunders – capturing all the fun of a toddler’s busy world, this is ideal for dipping into and sharing with pre-schoolers who are ever eager to explore, learn and, of course, have loads of fun! Packed with activities, things to spot and stories to enjoy, this brilliant, bright book helps build essential skills. Here’s a look inside:

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The first paperback edition of Princes Penelope and the Runaway Kitten by Alison Murray is out today – a tactile treat of a picture book with glitter on every page! Follow Princess Penelope as she runs through the palace and the palace grounds, including a maze, garden and the royal stables, chasing her naughty runaway kitten – the kitten is all tangled up with wool, which makes a crazy pink glitter trail of shapes behind her as she leaps and jumps through the book. Here’s a look inside:

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The Rescue Princesses: The Golden Shell is in shops now – the twelfth and final volume in Paula Harrison’s fantastic Rescue Princesses series, a great introduction to independent reading for 6+ year olds, featuring brave princesses, ninja skills, and animal rescue. This time around, Princess Ella is pretty nervous about starting school, but then she meets some lovely Rescue Princessses, and even has a baby rabbit, Daisy, as a pet! But things take a troubling turn when Daisy goes missing, and Princess Ella’s ninja moves come in very handy… Here’s the first chapter:

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This month also sees the conclusion of another great series for early independent readers, Space Pirates: Treasure!, the final volume in the Space Pirates series by Jim Ladd. Sam and his Space Pirate friends have found Planet X (at last)! Now they just have to rescue Sam’s parents and carry off all the lovely treasure. But it’s not that simple. Not when Black-hole Beard is right behind them… A fast-paced, funny series with gags galore, this is a chase through space that will have you cackling from start to finish! Here’s the first chapter:

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If you know someone who’s finished the Rescue Princesses series and is looking for something to move onto, Maya’s Secret might be just the thing – the first book in a brand new series by best-selling author Holly Webb. How do you save the planet when your parents have a private jet and couldn’t live without their outdoor swimming pool? And what if you really want to be a vegetarian but you love bacon sandwiches sooo much? Holly explores these questions and MUCH more in this fantastic new sequence of books about four friends who want to make the world a better place – entertaining, inspirational and ideal for 8+ year olds. Here’s the first chapter of May’s Secret:

And here’s a further excerpt:

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And finally, it’s publication day for the paperback edition of The Grunts all at Sea by Philip Ardagh and Axel Scheffler – the second book in the hilarious Grunts series. Mr Grunt has become a man with a mission. He has to get a Person of Great Importance (or POGI) to someone called Mrs Bayliss by the twenty-fifth. Alive and well. And he can’t tell anyone more than that, not even his lovely wife, Mrs Grunt, because there will be people trying to snatch the POGI and so the POGI must be transported in secret. It’s an exciting adventure, but what interests Mr Grunt most are the silver coins he’s been promised at the end of it. Here’s the first chapter:

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Congratulations to all of today’s authors and illustrators!

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