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August New Releases for Older Readers

Every month we bring you our pick of a the must try new release books for kids of all ages. You can check out our August picture book list here, and read on for our picks for older readers!

First up is Toad Delight by Morris Gleitzman. If you are new to Gleitzman’s writing style you are in for a treat, if you are a fan of his work, you will love it! Another “hilarious wart-tingling story with jaw-dropping details of one slightly squashed cane toad’s adventures on TV. And his shock when he discovers what’s cooking!” Ages 6-12

The highly anticipated sixth book in the Treehouse series is finally here! Join Andy and Terry in their spectacular new 78-storey treehouse.  They’ve added 13 new levels including a drive-thru car wash, a combining machine, a scribbletorium, an ALL-BALL sports stadium, Andyland, Terrytown, a high-security potato chip storage facility and an open-air movie theatre. The 78 Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton is not one to be missed.  Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up! Ages 9-12

R. A Spratt is back with her fifth installment in the Friday Barnes series, The Plot Thickens. “When Friday Barnes gets involved in her frenemy Ian Wainscott’s family dispute, it appears her knack for uncovering the truth may ruin their friendship once and for all. Highcrest Academy is no longer a fun place to be. Ian has declared war on Friday and she is thinking of leaving . . . for good”.  No one said high school would be easy! Ages 6-9.

Marge in Charge brings you three hilarious, anarchic and charming Marge stories from A-list actress, mother, writer and comedian Isla Fisher!  A babysitter with rainbow hair is a recipe for a great read! Ages 6-9

The world knows the name of William Shakespeare. This book reveals the man – lover, son and poet. The Diary of William Shakespeare, Gentleman by Jackie French allows us to delve into the mind of William Shakespeare and ask, could the world’s greatest writer truly put down his pen forever to become a gentleman? Ages 12+

Boundless Sublime by Lili Wilkinson is a gripping YA novel about an ordinary girl who is seduced into a modern-day cult. ” Ruby Jane Galbraith is empty. Her family has been torn apart and it’s all her fault.  The only thing that makes sense to her is Fox – Fox belongs to a group called the Institute of the Boundless Sublime – and Ruby can’t stay away from him. So she is also drawn into what she discovers is a terrifying, secretive community that is far from the ideal world she expected.” Ages  14+

Austin is a wickedly funny tour guide to his own bad decisions and their consequences as he is dragged, kicking and screaming, toward adulthood in The Bad Decisions Playlist by Michael Ruben. Ages 13+

From the bestselling author of We Were Liars, E. Lockhart is back with her newest book, The Boyfriend List. Follow Ruby Oliver through four hilarious installments of her high school life. There are boy troubles, friend troubles, panic attacks, and lists! Ruby Oliver manages it all with an enormous dose of humor and understated grace. She survives to tell the tale that will make readers cringe, weep, and laugh out loud. Ages 13+


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