Exclusive Books Recommends: Children’s Books to Look out for in June

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“To build on the popularity of EB Recommends, and to enhance our offering in children’s books, we are launching Exclusive Books Recommends for children. This will offer all the benefits we have seen in adult books – a curated list, a customer quick reference, Fanatics points, and inside info on the best books for young readers. Each month, the EBR kids will be published, and will receive the same attention we give to adults EBR – through newsletters, online, publicity, Fanatics, social media and instore display.” – Batya Bricker – Exclusive Books Marketing, Loyalty and Procurement – General Manager.

There are three titles in the 6-9 children’s category.

InvestiGators John Patrick Green Exclusive BooksThe InvestiGators (Off The Hook) by John Patrick Green are the best crime-fighting duo in the world. But not even their hi-tech training programs can prepare them for the return of their greatest nemesis, Crackerdile, in a shocking new form! Even worse, he’s creating a team of super villains! Faced with the choice between saving themselves or catching the crooks, can Mango and Brash make sure the gator good prevails?

In JUDY MOODY 16: IN A MONDAY MOOD by Megan McDonald Judy Moody is Monday-morning mopey. Another week in her same-old seat at her same-old desk in her same-old school. Even worse, there aren’t any days off from school for ages. But when she steps into Class 3T, Judy’s Monday frown turns upside down.

Asterix and the Griffin: Album 39Asterix and the Griffin (Album 39) by Jean-Yves Ferri follows the story of the half-eagle, half-lion creature, idolised and feared by ancient peoples, is the griffin. How will Asterix, Obelix, Dogamatix, along with the Druid Getafix, get drawn into the epic, perilous quest to find this fantastical animal?

There are 3 titles in the 10 – 12 age category.

The Thief Who Sang Storms has themes of grief, trust, love, and that we have more in common than that which divides us, is a heartfelt book filled with adventure and stunning storytelling from bestselling Sophie Anderson.

Maya And Her Friends Larysa Denysenko, Masha Foya Exclusive BooksSince the occupation of Crimea in 2014, Ukrainian families with children have had to live their daily lives in the shadow of the threat of war. Maya and her Friends by Larysa Denysenko tells the story of ordinary Ukrainian children and their families.

In Code Name Bananas by David Walliams Britain is at war with Nazi Germany. Eleven-year-old Eric spends his days at the place that makes him most happy: London Zoo.
And there’s one animal in particular he loves: Gertrude the gorilla. With bombs falling all over London, Eric must rescue Gertrude.

There are three Picture Books for June.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter has been an icon of children’s literature, starring in everything from books to toys to films! This original tale sees Peter at his most adventurous, cheekiest and lovable self as he wriggles into Mr. McGregor’s garden – and into reader’s hearts.

The Woolly Bear Caterpillar by Julia Donaldson is brilliantly written and stunningly illustrated. This engaging picture book comes complete with a non-fiction mini book about caterpillars and moths written by a nature specialist.

Do You Love Exploring? Matt RobertsonDid you know that marine iguanas sneeze out salty sea water after a big swim? Or that a narwhal’s tusk is actually a very, VERY long tooth? And did you know that dung beetles are the STRONGEST animals on earth? Explore a different habitat on every spread, with fun and vibrant illustrations and fact-filled text for intrepid adventurers who want to know EVERYTHING about the world we live in, in Matt Robertson’s Do You Love Exploring?

The last 9 titles are Teens and YA.

Children of the Flying City Jason SheehanChildren of the Flying City by author Jason Sheehan tells the story of orphan Milo Quick who was brought to the flying city of Highgate when he was only five years old, and has never known another home. Now almost thirteen, Milo survives one daredevil grift at a time, relying only on his wit, speed, and best friends Jules and Dagda.

In Die Sproetebessies en die hart van die Swart Roos deur Troula Goosen, Milan, Andante en Nova gaan na ’n musiekfees om die beroemde popster, Tyrion, te sien optree, maar daar wag ’n groter avontuur . . . Milan beland op die verhoog saam met die Kaalbas Kitare en uit die bloute ontvang hulle ’n uitnodiging om ’n slypskool by te woon by ’n eksklusiewe superster-akademie.

The In Between by Marc KleinJoey King quotes about The In Between by Marc Klein “This story and Marc had such a big impact on me. Somehow my heart breaks and swells all at the same time while reading this. A powerful telling of love and loss.”

In The Sisters of Straygarden Place by Hayley Chewins, the Ballastian sisters’ parents left them in the magical Straygarden Place seven years ago, in a house surrounded by tall silver grass and floating trees. They left behind a warning saying never to leave the house or go into the grass. Until one day, when the eldest,
fourteen-year-old Winnow, does the unthinkable and goes outside in the grass, and everything twelve-year-old Mayhap thought she knew about her home, her family, and even herself starts to unravel., a house surrounded by tall silver grass and floating trees. They left behind a warning saying never to leave the house or go into the grass. Until one day, when the eldest, fourteen-year-old Winnow, does the unthinkable and goes outside in the grass, and everything twelve-year-old Mayhap thought she knew about her home, her family, and even herself starts to unravel.

Raise your hand if you’ve been personally victimised by this funny, weird, razor-sharp, intensely compassionate, subversive, sweet, electrifyingly romantic knockout of a book. Casey freaking McQuiston, you’ve done it again in I Kissed Shara Wheeler.

Chain of Iron The Last Hours by Cassandra Clare, Cordelia Carstairs seems to have everything she ever wanted. She’s engaged to marry James Herondale, the boy she has loved since childhood. She has a new life in London with her best friend Lucie Herondale and James’s charming companions, the Merry Thieves. But the truth is far grimmer. James and Cordelia’s marriage is a lie, arranged to save Cordelia’s reputation.

Family of Liars E. LockhartFamily of Liars by E. Lockhart returns to the story of another summer, another generation, and the secrets that will haunt them for decades to come. A windswept private island off the coast of Massachusetts. A hungry ocean, churning with secrets and sorrow. A fiery, addicted heiress. An irresistible, unpredictable boy. A summer of unforgivable betrayal and terrible mistakes. Welcome back to the Sinclair family. They were always liars.

In Skulduggery Pleasant 15 Until End by Derek Landy the Faceless Ones have returned to our universe. The bad guys have won. With the end of everything just days away – and no longer able to rely on Valkyrie Cain – Skulduggery must make allies of enemies if he’s going to stand any chance of saving what’s left of the world.

Mixtape van die Liefde Antjie KrogIn Mixtape van die Liefde met Antjie Krog die bundel gedigte verken die verskillende dimensies van die liefde: Verliefdheid, liefde in gesinsverband, liefde en hartseer, liefde en woede en liefde wat verder reik. Die hele spraakgemeenskap van Afrikaans is verteenwoordig in die bundel: Van ons ouer digters soos Totius, Boerneef, Eybers tot opwindende nuwe stemme soos Ashwin Arendse, Bibi Slippers, Nathan Trantraal, om net ‘n paar uit te lig

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