I looked with some despair this morning at the pile of books from October/ November/ December still waiting on the office shelves to be posted on this Blog. I knew at once I would never be able to ‘review’ them all and be ready to tackle the incoming tide of books for 2016 that will await me when I officially return to the computer on January 11th So. Here is a brief list of books that I would hate anyone to miss out on so I suggest you follow them up on the net from the brief details I will give you. I haven’t, as with all the other books on the Blog, read them all.
. Why am I here today when I am in the middle of helping organise a 14 day walking/tramping programme with Forest & Bird? Today with its cold temperatures and wind chill (after a glorious New Years day which we spent on Matiu Somes Island) was not actually conducive to going out so…
Shannon Hale and Dean Hale The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party Candlewick Press 2015 $19.95hb ISBN 978 0 7636 6511 1
Katrina Nannestad Olive of Groves HarperCollins Australia 2015 $24.99hb ISBN 978 0 7333 3368 2
James Patterson Robots Go Wild! House of Robots series Young Arrow 2015 $18.99pb 2015 ISBN 978 0 0995 6832 2
Kathryn Barker In the Skin of a Monster Allen & Uwin 2015 $19.95pb ISBN 978 1 7601 1171 7
Rachael Craw (NZ) Stray Walker Books 2015 $21.90pb ISBN 978 1 9221 7963 0
Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean The Comical Tragedy or Tragical Comedy of Mr Punch Bloomsbury 2015 $33.00pb ISBN 9 781 4088 6974 1
( Note- this is the 20th anniversary edition of this graphic novel)
Jack Heath The Cut Out Allen & Unwin 2015 $16.99pb ISBN 978 1 7601 1198 4 (Note- this was actually published in June last year but it looks exciting)
Joseph Ryan The Amber Fountain Steam Press 2015 $19.95pb ISBN 978 0 4733 1911 3 (This is the sequel The Witches of Autumn and is, sadly, the last book from Steam Press which has now closed down. I have read it and I really enjoyed it. )
Leah Thomas Because You’ll Never Meet Me Bloomsbury 2015 $18.00pb ISBN 978 1 4088 6262 9
Thank you to the publishers who sent me these titles and my apologies it has taken me so long to get them on the Blog.