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November Releases for Older Readers

Goodness, there’s a bumper crop of  wonderful new chapter books and YA reads this month. Click on the titles or covers below for more information!

xdouble-down-jpg-pagespeed-ic-q55yifupnkIf your primary-schooler loves Diary of a Wimpy Kid, they can’t miss Book #11, Double Down! Greg Heffley has been told to stay away from the screens and explore his ‘creative side.’ Uh oh. Ages 8-12

We loved A.F. Harrold’s The Imaginary and his whimsical style is back in full-force in The Song From Somewhere Else, this time with stunningly beautiful illustrations by Levi Pinfold. We’ll be interviewing both Harrold and Levi this month, so keep an eye out… Ages 9-12

Over in the world of ‘Dork Diaries,’ Nikki and her crew are off on another adventure in Frenemies Forever. This one’s hitting shelves towards the end of November, so watch this space for more info! Ages 9+

David Walliams is one of the most beloved modern writers for children, and we’re always excited when he has a new book. The Midnight Gang tells the story of Tom and his friends in a children’s hospital ward, and it’s packed with all the warm humour we expect from Walliams – with a little extra magic. 8+

xgemina-order-your-signed-copy-jpg-pagespeed-ic-wxkkwqpoybIf you need more laughs, why not try some Snot Chocolate from Morris Gleitzman. It’s a collection of stories that’ll have you chuckling, and only a little grossed out. Read our hilarious interview with Morris here! Ages 7+

For a thrilling new YA read, there’s Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid. Our protagonist Nemesis is ruthless, powerful, and determined to protect the galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia, no matter what the cost. When the empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns there is something more to her than just deadly force. She finds a humanity inside her that is true and pure, and might be just the thing to save her life… 12+

If you loved last year’s award-winning YA hit Illuminae, then you’re in luck because authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristof are releasing the next book in the series – Gemina. Using their unique storytelling style that involves classified documents, emails and more, Gemina introduces new characters but keeps the stakes high and the reader on the edge of their seat! Ages 14+

Blogger extraordinaire Zoe Suggs, aka Zoella, has released the third book in the ‘Girl Online’ series, Going Solo! Penny’s life seems to be back to normal, although Noah is completely MIA. When she meets a group of new friends, including Scottish charmer Callum, Penny has to decide whether she’s really put Noah behind her or not… Ages 13+


Click on the covers below for more information, or head here if you’re after a new picture book!


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