Hey wild things, we’ve got some fantastic new books in store, and we’d love to give you a sneak peek. Here’s just a few of the books we’re recommending this week:
Counting Lions by Virginia McKenna & Katie Cotton, illustrated by Stephen Walton ($27.95)
This stunning picture book takes readers on a sumptuously illustrated safari trip, pairing pictures of endangered creatures with evocative prose. Featuring incredible artwork by wildlife illustrator Stephen Walton and a foreword from actress and wildlife campaigner Virginina McKenna (a 5% royalty from sales of the book will go to her Born Free Foundation), this is a must for animal lovers of any age.
Lola’s Toybox series by Danny Parker, illustrated by Guy Shield ($12.95 ea.)
When Lola inherits an old toybox, she discovers that it’s a portal to a magical kingdom where toys come to life. Join Lola on her toybox adventures as she goes on a teddy bear picnic, explores an underground treasure trove, takes to the high seas and more! This imaginative series is great for kids who are just beginning to read independently.
One by Sarah Crossan ($16.99)
A thought-provoking verse novel about teenage conjoined twins, Grace and Tippi, who have never wanted to take the risk of separation surgery. But when the girls’ health begins to fail, they must finally face a choice they’ve avoided all their lives. A bittersweet and moving tale of sisterhood, this is great for readers aged 12+ who enjoy writers like Gayle Forman and Jandy Nelson.
Sirius by Jonathan Crown ($24.99)
The amazing story of a little dog who changed history. In 1930s Berlin, Sirius, a handsome fox terrier, lives happily with his German Jewish owners. But the onset of World War II changes everything, and propels Sirius on an epic journey of film stardom, circus celebrity and wartime subterfuge. An inventive and exciting historical tale for readers aged 10+ and committed canine fans!
Inbetween Days by Vikki Wakefield ($19.99)
The third YA novel from one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary YA authors, Vikki Wakefield, is a powerful coming-of-age tale about the complications of love and growing up. It’s also vintage Wakefield, with gritty characters and a vividly realised Australian setting. Seventeen-year-old high school dropout Jacklin lives with her sister in a dead-end town and tries to figure out her place in the world as she navigates her relationships with the people around her.
And last but not least, here’s this week’s top 10: