Books Of The Month

Fiction Book Of The Month

Origin - Dan Brown

Origin is the latest Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of an astonishing scientific breakthrough. The evening's host is billionaire Edmond Kirsch, a futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a controversial figure around the world. But Langdon and several hundred guests are left reeling when the meticulously orchestrated evening is suddenly blown apart. There is a real danger that Kirsch's precious discovery may be lost in the ensuing chaos.

With his life under threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao, taking with him the museum's director, Ambra Vidal. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch's secret. To evade a devious enemy who is one step ahead of them at every turn, Langdon and Vidal must navigate the labyrinthine passageways of extreme religion and hidden history. On a trail marked only by enigmatic symbols and elusive modern art, Langdon and Vidal will come face-to-face with a breathtaking truth that has remained buried - until now.

“Beautifully observed and really well researched” - BBC TV

Fans will not be disappointed” - The Times

Click here to buy Origin

Non-Fiction Book Of The Month

No. More. Plastic. - Martin Dorey

Start now. Discover what you can do to save the planet from plastic. Martin Dorey, anti-plastics expert, has been working to save our beaches from plastic for the past 10 years. His Beach Clean Foundation and global call to arms #2minutebeachclean has been taken up by people all over the world, and has proven that collective small actions can add up to a big difference. Together we can fix this.

“I read this book yesterday and I've done three things today and that is testament to Martin's brilliant vision and ideas. Now it's your turn!"- Chris Packham

Click here to see how you can make a difference with No. More. Plastic.

Kids Book Of The Month

Dog Man 5: Lord of the Fleas - Dav Pilkey

There's a new bunch of baddies in town, and they have something sinister in store for Petey the Cat. Once again, Dog Man is called into action--but this time he isn't alone. With a cute kitten and a remarkable robot by his side, the Supa Buddies must join forces with the most unlikely of heroes to save the day. But will that villain Petey avoid vengeance and finally venture toward virtue?

Perfect for children who are fans of the previous books in the series or looking for something new. Great for kids who enjoyed captain underpants and similar humoured books, to leave them laughing from start to finish.

Click here to buy the book, perfect for kids aged 7+

Young Adult Book Of The Month

The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl's struggle for justice. Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Amandla Stenberg.

“Angie Thomas has written a stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time.” - John Green

“An essential read for everyone.” - Teen Vogue

Read it before you see it, a stunning and outstanding story for young adults

Young Adult Book Of The Month

The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes - Julia Donaldson

When Josephine leaves the shoe shop after buying some new running shoes, she hears an unusual sound - Click-click! Click-click! A bear with a backpack is following her! Luckily for Josephine, her new shoes are anything but ordinary - these are magic shoes. But can they help her escape the bear when there's a mountain, a bog and even a lake in her way?

The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes is an exciting adventure from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard.

Order this imaginative, gorgeously glittery book, and read it again and again with your children!

 
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