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Posted by Nosy Crow, July 21, 2016

Kick back and enjoy the summer with our August titles!

The hot weather has arrived, and with it comes shiny new deliveries of next month’s publications. There is plenty to keep you chilling, from summery sing-a-longs to demon doughnuts…

All the Crows have been giggling over the next instalment in Axel Scheffler’s zany animal series: this time, it’s Flip Flat Pets. What do you get if you cross a budgerigar with a guinea pig? It’s a budgea pig, of course! And how about a tortoise with a fish? Why, that’s a tortish! A very silly but absolutely engaging book that will charm the whole family. You can pre-order the book here.

If your little one enjoys musical fun, then be sure to check out two new titles in the Sing Along With Me! series. The first, Happy Birthday, makes for a perfect gift: A bright, slider board book, which bursts with energy and cheering illustrations. With five slider mechanisms and both an instrumental and vocal version of the Happy Birthday song – simply scan the QR codeon the first page for little ones to listen and sing along! Click here to get a copy.

Hey Diddle Diddle will also be joining Yu-hsuan Huang‘s gorgeous series. The classic folk tune is brought to life with sturdy sliders and delightful surprises, its night-time setting perfectly soothing for bedtime. Buy the book here.

Love dinosaurs? Love them a LOT? Then Penny Dale‘s action-packed creatures are sure to be a hit! Smaller hands will be kept busy with our new board book three-pack, Dinosaurs on the Go! A compact summer holiday essential that offer hours of fun and great value for money. Enjoy sturdy editions of Dinosaur Dig, Dinosaur Zoom and Dinosaur Rescue – or give them as a perfectly-packaged gift.

Feeling peckish? Well, beware of what innocent snacks are capable of… It’s another day in Food Town and Alison McNutty, peanut butter sandwich and rookie reporter, needs a big break. So, when news comes in of a monster doughnut on the rampage, she’s straight on the case. But will she ever defeat the ravenous doughnut and save all food kind? The Doughnut of Doom is a thrilling and visually stunning effort from the acclaimed Elys Dolan. Have a look below, and grab yourself a slice of the action here:

We gave you a sneak preview here of the gorgeous artwork in We Love Dinosaurs, but happily now there’s no need to snoop about… the beautiful finished book has arrived! Whether they’re big, small, fast, slow, stripy, spotty or anything in-between, there’s just so much to love about dinosaurs! With a rhythmic rhyming text, bright watercolour illustrations, and lots of loveable dinosaurs, this joyful read is perfect for little dinosaur experts. Lucy Volpin has created something truly special. Don’t miss out – here’s how to get a copy. Here’s a preview:

New in paperback, a lease of life has been given to Old MacDonald’s Things That Go, from the brilliant collaboration that is Jane Clarke and Migy Blanco. Old Macdonald’s farm is full of pigs, cows, sheep, hens and horses, but what he really loves is his COLOSSAL collection of vehicles! From bicycles, tractors and buses, to boats, fire engines and aeroplanes, there are LOTS of things that go on Old Macdonald’s farm. You can sing along too by scanning the QR code – or listen as you read! Take a look, and buy the book:

If you loved The Invincibles last time, you’ll be kept entertained all summer with the next instalment: The Hamster Rescue. Freddie Spoon is having a birthday party for the FIRST TIME EVER. Nell can’t wait to go, until she realises that she’s also supposed to be going to super-popular Lucy Perkins’s party on the very same afternoon! Disaster! But luckily Nell is looking after Hamish the school hamster, and Hamish is a very smart hamster. He makes a surprise appearance at Lucy’s snooty party and saves the day, then they all have LOADS OF CAKE! Hooray! Here’s how to get a copy. Have a read of the first few chapters:

Witchen Week is upon us. Dive into Emma Fischel‘s sensational Witchwild, illustrated by the incomparable Chris Riddell. Flo loves to go swimming in the bright blue seas around Kronebay. But dark secrets lurk beneath the surface, and Flo will face terrible dangers before the week is out. She fought off ghouls, she fought off the Haggfiend, but can she fight off the most horrifying creature of them all? Have a look at the opening chapters, and click here to get a copy:

Finally we have the hilarious and heart-warming Pugly back again – only this time, he’s on the hunt for a criminal! From Blue Peter Award-winning Pamela Butchart comes Pugly Solves a Crime: when Pugly hears that Big Sal the guinea pig has been GUINEA PIG-NAPPED he knows it’s time for him to become a pug-tective! Is Glitterpuff the fancy poodle, or Tiny the dramatic chihuahua behind the crime? Maybe it’s Big Sal HIMSELF! Time for Pugly to put on his special detective hat and join forces with Clem the cat to find clues, interview suspects, and have a stake-out with real steak. Watch out criminals, Pugly is on the case! You can get your paws on the adventure here. For starters, here’s what he’s been up to:

A mammoth month, catering for just about every age group and interest – be sure to snap up some copies by following the links or by asking in your local bookshop. Happy holiday reading!