Sunday, 22 July 2012

What's going on? #4

To start with, it's the summer school holidays. Yay! And here's our roundup:

Firstly, a big thanks to Hot Key Books who provided copies of Angel Dust by Sarah Mussi (which is out in August) for We Sat Down's first impromptu reading group. We'll be reporting back on how that went. Hot Key Books' first books will be published on 2 August 2012.

Latest additions to our bookshelves:

For review:

Katya's World by Jonathan L Howard. This is a science fiction title coming from Angry Robot's new YA imprint, Strange Chemsitry in November 2012. It's set in Russalka, a colony that has sea but no land, where the people live beneath the waves. Katya is heading off on a submarine journey but of course, it's not going to go quite to plan.

The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket by Johne Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Barnabay is normal - except that he defies one baisc rule: gravity. (I've read this already, and it's a delight; review coming soon). It will be published in the UK on 2 August 2012 by Doubleday.

Pippi Longstocking, Pippi Goes Abroad, and Pippi In the South Seas by Astrid Lindgren (Oxford University Press). We have something wonderfully Scandinavian planned for these!


Flip by Martyn Bedford  - given to us from Martyn at a interview we did with him. We've both read Flip from the library before and loved it.  So we're very pleased to have a  signed copy all of our own now. Watch out for our review and interview with him coming up in September.

Codename Quicksilver giveaway winner

The winner of our Codename Quicksilver books giveaway is:  jb116094. Please contact us with your details. Thank you to Orion Children's Books for providing these books.

Competitions from Bloomsbury

A fabulous competition  - both for what you have to do and also for what you could win - is Elen's Awesome Adventures Award. Basically, you have to put together a collage of your own adventure. And you stand to win a set of all her books, Topshop vouchers, and an iPod touch. UK resident children aged 7+ may enter by 31st October 2012.

And of course, there's the big Harry Potter one which if you don't know about by now!......


  1. Awesome haul! I love Pippi Longstocking she's so crazy!

    My Letterbox Love!

    1. I love her too - from the TV shows. But I've never actually read her - although Little M has :)

  2. I'm really looking forward to Barnaby Brocket - I've heard such good things about it.

    1. Barnaby Brocket is delightful...although the terrible thing really is quite terrible when you think about it. Causes little moments of tear pricking.


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