Up first, we have THE SUMMER OF TELLING TALES by Laura Summers, a heart-rending yet totally warm and wonderful read:
Grace and Ellie find themselves in a completely new life when their mum suddenly moves them away from their bullying father. Talkative, story-spinning Ellie invents a whole new glamorous backstory for herself and becomes the star of the school play; while thoughtful, silent Grace expresses herself through her music and finds a boyfriend. The future seems better, brighter, more exciting. But as their past threatens to catch up with them, how long can silence and lies keep their dark secret safe?
If you’re looking for a bit of a laugh and espionage, SPIES IN DISGUISE: BOY IN HEELS by Kate Scott will be right up your street!
James Bond never had to dress up as a girl . . .
Spies-in-training Joe and Sam have one last mission to complete before Joe’s family is moved on and Joe can finally ditch the dresses and stop pretending to be ‘Josie’. They have to handle a series of top-secret collections using their growing stealth skills – not to mention the latest gadgets from HQ – it’s perfect! At least, it is until Joe’s spy mum is put in danger and needs an urgent body double . . . Joe’s disguise is about to become a lot taller!
Can he walk in high heels well enough – and learn what it means to not only be a spy, but also a parent – to fool the enemies and save his family from discovery?
And on a totally different note, check out the funny, daft and utterly bonkers DOWNTOWN DINOSAURS: DINOSAUR SCRAMBLE by Jeanne Willis:
A sneaky ‘big egg’ swap leads to a hairy and hilarious hunt for the real thing!
When Mrs Stigson the Stegosaurus lays an egg there is great rejoicing – Darwin always wanted a baby sister. But leaving mad Uncle Loops in charge of egg-sitting is not a good idea. On her return, Mrs Stigson is certain that it is not the egg she laid. Darwin is determined to get to the bottom of it and suspects a certain gangster T-rex is behind the swap.
But which is the ‘real’ Stegasaurus egg? And what will stop Flint Beastwood from smashing it on his wedding day?
Jeanne Willis’s madcap characters and story, with Arthur Robins’ inspired illustration, are certain to tickle anyone’s funny-bone!
That’s all from us!
Do you have any Mother’s Day reads? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @PiccadillyPressPublished 13 Mar 2015