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

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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Paperback:The Mother's Day book:2023 Paperback
Author: Storey, Rita
Year: 2023
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Franklin Watts
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2015 Includes bibliographical references and index Find out how the first Mother's Day came about and how it is celebrated around the world. Then get creative and have a go at one of the many craft activities and recipes in this bumper book. Follow the simple step-by-step guides and create a card and gifts for your mum to make her day really special. Activities include a scrummy no-cook breakfast, your own mother's day poem, a creative herb garden and decorated cupcakes.
32 pages, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 29 cm (pbk)
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Paperback:Basketball:2022 Paperback
Author: Gifford, Clive
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Franklin Watts
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index 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 basketball skills you'll need. Full of skills tips and illustrations showing key techniques, you'll discover everything - from offence to defence.
48 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 24 cm (pbk)
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Paperback:Guinea pigs:2023 Paperback
Author: Woolley, Katie
Author: Cotterill, Charlotte, 1992-
Year: 2023
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Wayland
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2022 Includes bibliographical references and index This illustrated resource shows how the right environment and care for a pet helps their body and their mind. Just like humans, guinea pigs can get bored. Did you know that they need a rich environment to stimulate their brains? The right enclosure not only keeps them safe, it can reduce stress and help them to live longer. And did you know that guinea pigs need other guinea pigs? These popular rodents get lonely when they live alone - which isn't good for their mental health. Unlike other pet care guides, the 'Happy Pet Friends' series puts your pet's physical and mental health and wellbeing first. These books are packed with tips to make your pet's life happier and healthier, which is great for them, and good for young pet owners and any child with an interest in animal welfare, too.
32 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 27 cm (pbk)
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Paperback:Fish:2023 Paperback
Author: Howell, Izzi
Author: Cotterill, Charlotte, 1992-
Year: 2023
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Wayland
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2022 Includes bibliographical references and index This guide shows how the right environment and care for a pet helps their body and their mind. Just like humans, fish can get bored. Did you know that they need a rich environment to stimulate their brains and natural behaviours? The right tank setup not only keeps them safe, it can reduce stress and help them to live longer. And did you know that fish are very sensitive to changes in water temperature? Being too hot or cold will stress them out! This series puts your pet's physical and mental health and wellbeing first.
32 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 27 cm (pbk)
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Paperback:Lewandowski rules Paperback
Author: Mugford, Simon
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Welbeck
Resource type: Physical
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