Best new books for kids!

Bookseller Léa reveals her ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE middle grade kids books right now!  

continued

Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver

This story haunts me, not because of ghosts nor demons, but because of Maud's tenacity in the face of cruelty. Set in a time so similar yet ...

continued

The Switch by Beth O'Leary

Eileen (79, recently single) and Leena (20-something, overworked) concoct a mad plan to switch lived for two months; one looking for love and th...

continued

Rules for Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

In Rules for Perfect Murders a bookseller's blog post written about crime novels that detail the perfect murders becomes the blueprint for a...

continued

Helios Disaster by Linda Bostroem Knausgard

I dislike reading blurbs, as they can spoil the pleasure of gradual realisation, negotiation and recognition that comes with immersion in a fore...

continued

A Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens

The ‘A Murder Most Unladylike’ Series has always held a strong place in my heart. I stumbled upon the first book in high school and ...

continued

No Bad Deed by Heather Chavez

When Cassie stops to help a woman being attacked on the side of the road she never imagines the chain of events that follow. Cassie saves the vi...

continued

The Secret Service: Kingsman

Juvenile delinquent Eggsy is one step away from prison until his uncle, Secret Agent Jack London, takes pity on him and offers him a job with MI...

continued

Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden

In this modern Australian classic, the lives of a group of average Aussie teenagers are changed forever when they return from a camping trip to ...

continued

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

The original adventure! Using advanced cloning techniques billionaire John Hammond has created a theme park filled with living dinosaurs. Howeve...

continued

Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

In 1950s America a young African American man’s search for his missing father leads his family on a twisted adventure in this atmospheric ...

continued

Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

I'm looking forward to reading Trust Exercise by Susan Choi this winter, which is about a shocking spiral of events that upturns the lives o...

continued

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

I'm reading Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer – it's creepy, atmospheric and quite uniquely 'quiet' for the sci-fi...

continued

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Donna Tartt's The Secret History will give you the perfect excuse to escape the cold and stay cosy indoors for hours - it is completely abso...

continued

Dominicana by Angie Cruz

My current read is Dominicana by Angie Cruz, the compelling story of fifteen year old Ana whose life is upturned when she marries Juan, a man tw...

continued

The Silver Brumby by Elayne Mitchell

Elayne Mitchell’s The Silver Brumby is the perfect winter comfort read. Set in the heart of the Snowy Mountains, we are transported to the...

continued

The 5am Club by Robin Sharma

Anyone wanting to improve their productiveness and to start achieving their goals, needs to get their hands on Robin Sharma’s The 5am Club...

continued

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

Rodham is Curtis Sittenfeld's new fiction about Hillary Clinton and the possible life she might have led if she hadn't married Bill...

continued

Nothing Fancy by Alison Roman

Winter might be a time for getting warm and cosy, for siphoning off a hearty stew or spooning down a sticky pudding, but if you've a yen for...

continued

Whose Body by Dorothy L Sayers

When it's cold and uncertain outside I like to go back to crime classics - there's something very satisfying about the amount of resolut...

continued