New books and book recommendations

Are you looking for inspiration for your next read? Take a look at our selection of recently added books and reading recommendations from library staff.

New fiction titles

New non-fiction titles

1526318458
Paperback:The truth about science:2022 Paperback
Author: Woolf, Alex, 1964-
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Wayland
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index Sort the truth from the lies with the 'Fact or Fake?' series packed full of unbelievable, mind-boggling facts! Read each statement and decide if they are right or wrong, but prepare to be surprised by the sometimes strange truths.
96 pages, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 18 cm (pbk)
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
0241515343
Hardback:Extraordinary dinosaurs and other prehistoric life visual encyclopedia:2022 Hardback
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: DK Children
Resource type: Physical
Note: Whether browsing for fun or just looking up that key fact, children will be drawn in and mesmerised by the hundreds of exciting images and surprising information in these dinosaur profiles. Dinosaur reconstructions and the latest fossil finds bring back to life the bone-crunching teeth of the Tyrannosaurus rex, the astonishingly large body of the Argentinosaurus, and the plane-sized wings of the soaring Hatzegopteryx. Page-by-page 'top trump' profiles on dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals reveal new facts that reflect the latest paleontological research, supported by data boxes on each animal's size, group, habitat, time period, diet, and fossil discovery. See the fastest, largest, and fiercest creatures, browse their habitats, learn about their claws and spikes, and find out how their fossils help scientists piece together hidden clues about their lives.
208 pages, illustrations ; 24 cm (hbk)
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
1526317788
Paperback:So many questions about...rainforests:2022 Paperback
Author: Spray, Sally
Author: Ruffle, Mark
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Wayland
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes a copiable set of game cards Includes bibliographical references and index Children have so many questions about the world and this title looks at the world of rainforests, asking and answering questions to build knowledge on technology and science. Following the curiosity of different characters, each book in the series is filled with questions (and answers) to prompt thinking and build knowledge around each topic covered. Included is a set of copiable game cards to encourage memory skills, further the learning, and for fun!
32 pages, illustrations (colour), map (colour) ; 26 cm (pbk)
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
1445178559
Paperback:Rugby:2022 Paperback
Author: Gifford, Clive
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Franklin Watts
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2021 Includes index Build your sports skills with the 'Sports Academy' series. Looking to take up a new sport? Or just thinking about ways to keep fit and healthy? This book is a great introduction to all the important gymnastics skills you'll need. Full of skills tips and illustrations showing key techniques, you'll discover everything you need to know about gymnastics.
48 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 24 cm (pbk)
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
1526316749
Paperback:Fun science experiments with cookery:2022 Paperback
Author: Martin, Claudia
Author: Wilkinson, Annie, 1966-
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Wayland
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index Learn about the science behind baking, fizzing and mixing. Turn a flowing liquid into a crunchy solid. Create chemical reactions to transform your ingredients. Feed friendly bacteria! Add your own twist to all the experiments, then decorate your delicious creations.
32 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 27 cm (pbk)
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
151002381X
Large print:17 Carnations, the Windsors, the Nazi and the cover up:2016 Large print
Author: Morton, Andrew
Year: 2016
Media class: Large print
Publisher: WF Howes
Resource type: Physical
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
0099285223
Paperback:The jaguar smile, a Nicaraguan journey:2000 Paperback
Author: Rushdie, Salman
Year: 2000
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Pan, 1987 Salman Rushdie's visit to Nicaragua in 1986 alerted the writer to a land of difficult, often beautiful contradictions. The Jaguar Smile highlights the human facts of a country in the midst of a revolution.
xvi, 137 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
0143134620
Paperback:Legendary children, the first decade of RuPaul's drag race and the last century of queer life:2020 Paperback
Author: Fitzgerald, Tom, 1966-
Author: Marquez, Lorenzo
Year: 2020
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index Legendary Children centres itself around the idea that not only is RuPaul's Drag Race the queerest show in the history of television, but that RuPaul and company devised a show that serves as an actual museum of queer cultural and social history, drawing on queer traditions and the work of legendary figures going back nearly a century. In doing so, Drag Race became not only a repository of queer history and culture, but also an examination and illustration of queer life in the modern age.
288 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
0241465109
Paperback:The motorcycle diaries, notes on a Latin American journey:2021 Paperback
Author: Guevara, Che, 1928-1967,
Year: 2021
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the Spanish Originally published: London: Verso, 1995 Includes bibliographical references Che Guevara, revolutionary guerilla, became an international icon for generations of radicals. Three years before his fateful meeting with Fidel Castro, he set out on his motorcycle on an eight month voyage of discovery around Latin America.
192 pages, illustrations, maps ; 20 cm (pbk)
Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating
0330351699
Paperback:Into the wild:1998 Paperback
Author: Krakauer, Jon
Year: 1998
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Pan
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: New York: Villard; London: Macmillan Into The Wild is a disturbing true-life story and one that is uncomfortably fascinating: we'll never really know what it was that provoked Chris McCandless to abandon the well-trodden paths of civilization and to peer into the void.
xi, 205p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating

Language