Saturday 19 March 2011

Coveting Books

I must learn not to visit publishers websites. I spent a lovely hour yesterday browsing through the books on offer from Chicken House and began coveting the following ones.

The Amazing Mind of Alice Makin by Alan Shea

This book is set in post war London with a 'sixth sense' feel about it.  Twelve year old Alice is growing up in a world of old bombsites. She likes to spent her time delving into her imagination to get away from her stepfather.  To find out more click here.

Ravenwood by Andrew Peters

Fourteen year-old Ark has the squittiest job on Arborium, the last forested island in the future. A poor plumber’s boy, he unblocks toilets in the city where he lives – a breath-taking, mile-high world carved out of the vast upper branches of a giant canopy of trees.
To find out more click here.

Flood Child by Emily Diamand

The winner of the 2008 Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition.
This is a futuristic novel set in 2216, where England is completely flooded.
To find out more click here

Girl About Time by Kerstin Gier
Every family has secrets. But what do you do if you find out that you are the family secret?

That’s what happens to Gwen when she finds herself unbelievably transported from out on the town to turn of the century London.
To find out more, click here

Tell Me What You See by Zoran Drvenkar

Berlin. The dead of night. Sixteen-year-old Alissa and her best friend Evelin make their secret Christmas pilgrimage to Alissa's father's grave.

In the graveyard, Alissa falls through thick snow into an underground crypt.

To find out more about this book click here

These books look too good to miss and will definitely be added to my TBR list. What do you think of them?

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  1. Stop making me covet books :D
    I picked up the Nina Malkin one in a library sale for my library :D :D

  2. Ok these look FANTASTIC! I agree with Terry, Ravenwood makes me want to know more about the book!

  3. ...Gah! I meant Tracy.... not Terry. My bad! :)

  4. All of the books in the middle of your list look fantastic to me!

  5. I'm not sure I want you browsing publisher websites either because I just found two books that I want! Lol.

  6. Now I need to add these books to MY tbr list! The covers are so interesting especially The Amazing Mind of Alice Markin and Ravenwood.

  7. oh wow, they all sound good. especially that first one.

  8. OOH! You always find such great books! Alice Makin and Tell Me What You See sound fab. I think I'll add them to MY wishlist now.


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