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September New Releases for Older Readers

alice-miranda-in-china-pre-order-your-signed-copy-There are new releases from so many of our favourite authors this month! Jacqueline Harvey, Sarah J. Maas, Dav Pilkey, Anh Do – what will you be reading first?!

Alice-Miranda in China is the most recent book in Jacqueline Harvey’s very popular series about young Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones, and this time Alice and her friends are off adventuring in China. There’s acrobatics, art robbery, fireworks and goldfish smuggling – check our review to learn more! Primary schoolers aged about 7-9 will love keeping up with Alice-Miranda’s latest escapade!

So many wonderful authors have contributed pieces to The Book that Made Me. Edited by Judith Ridge, it’s has pieces from authors like Marcus Zusak, Jaclyn Moriarty, Fiona Wood and more. It’s perfect for young booklovers, and all proceeds go to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

The man behind Captain Underpants, Dav Pilkey, is back with a brand new series! The first book in The Adventures of Dog-Man introduces george and Harold’s newest creation: “the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL COP!” Young readers aged 6-9 will enjoy this one.

Weirs Do is back in Mega WeirdWeirs is MEGA busy and having MEGA new adventures in the 7th book in Anh Do’s bestselling series. Great fun for ages 6-9.

empire-of-stormsAnd for YA readers, the global bestselling juggernaut that is Sarah J. Maas has released the newest book in the ‘Throne of Glass’ series: Empire of Storms! We’ve been very exciting around the office to see what’s next for Aelin Galathynius in the fifth installment. Watch this space for our review, for ages 15+.

We’ve also been enjoying Sometimes We Tell the Truth, which is a modern retelling of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, as a group of teens on a bus ride try to one-up each-other with the best story. Ages 14+

John Green says this book is “truly the smartest and funniest book about spontaneous combustion you will ever read!” In Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer, everything is going normally for Mara, “until “wa-bam!” fellow senior Katelyn Ogden explodes during third period pre-calc. Katelyn is the first, but she won t be the last teenager to blow up without warning or explanation…” You’ll have to read the book to find out why! Ages 13-17.

Worlds collide in Elegy by Jane Abbott. When Jenny moves to the small Australian town of Kincasey, she meets several intriguing but very different teenagers, and the terrible truth – that Caitlin and Michael have lived previous lives – is about to come to light and change everything. How set is your destiny? Ages 14+.

Click on the covers below for more information, and head here for the latest picture book releases!


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