New books from Nosy Crow in August 2023

New books from Nosy Crow (August 2023)

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It’s a new school term, and a new school year! If you’re anything like us, you’ve gotten out of the habit of reading regularly at home over the summer. Nosy Crow have some fantastic new releases to get your children excited about reading again.

Mermaid Academy: Cora and Sparkle

Mermaid Academy: Cora and Sparkle

Mermazing action-packed underwater adventures for young readers. Beautifully illustrated throughout and with a glittery cover! From the authors and illustrator of the bestselling Unicorn Academy series.

Hidden deep beneath the waves is Mermaid Academy, a magical school where mermaids are paired with their very own dolphin and must discover their unique mermaid magic, with plenty of adventure along the way!

Cora loves all ocean animals, but there’s something strange about the creature she spots stealing jewels from the school’s coral walls. With Sparkle’s help, she follows it to a mysterious cave. Then the tide starts to turn… Can Cora and Sparkle escape before their water runs out?

Mermaid Academy is the perfect series for 7+ readers who love magic and adventure.

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Peanut, Butter and Crackers: River Rescue

Peanut, Butter and Crackers: River Rescue

Peanut, Butter and Crackers are off camping. But getting lost was never part of the plan. The second hilarious graphic novel for pet lovers and fans of The Secret Life of Pets.

Peanut, Butter and Crackers are off to the great outdoors in a camper van. But when indoor cat Butter discovers that their human forgot to pack a litter tray, he’s sure there must be one in the forest – how else do cats go to the toilet?! Together with puppy Peanut, he sets out to find one … only to get lost. And things go from bad to worse when Butter and Peanut fall into a river! Can Crackers pull off a river rescue and help his two friends get back home?

Another heart-warming and hilarious story about life seen through the eyes of pets, perfect for newly independent readers, visual readers and pet owners.

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Getting Ready for Autumn: A Sticker Storybook

Getting Ready for Autumn: A Sticker Storybook

A beautiful sticker storybook to keep children busy in the run-up to autumn!

It’s autumn in this gorgeous sticker book full of beautiful scenes. Use stickers to fill the trees with apples, find fallen conkers, decorate pictures on the first day of school, pick a pumpkin and carve it for Halloween, fill a trick-or-treating scene and much, much more.

With over 120 stickers, 11 scenes, a gentle rhyming story and a checklist at the end for spotting extra details in each scene, this is the perfect autumnal activity book for even the youngest nature lovers.

Published in collaboration with the National Trust.

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Find Tom in Time: Shakespeare’s London

Find Tom in Time: Shakespeare's London

A brilliantly fun search-and-find puzzle book for children from 7+, developed in consultation with the British Museum.

Tom’s not only lost in time, he’s lost his cat, too! Can you find Tom and his naughty cat, Digby, across the pages? Packed with detailed artwork, fascinating Tudor facts and over 100 other things to find – from the royal boat on the Thames to actors at the Globe Theatre – lose yourself in Shakespeare’s London with this brilliantly interactive book!

The perfect book for fans of Where’s Wally!

Filled with stylish artwork by award-winning illustrator Fatti Burke.

Most of the places mentioned in this book still exist in London today! Why not follow the story and explore where Tom visits?

Have you read Tom’s other adventures? Find Tom in Time: Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, Ming Dynasty China, Ancient Greece, and Michelangelo’s Italy.

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The Plot Against The Emperor: An Ancient Roman Puzzle Mystery

The Plot Against The Emperor An Ancient Roman Puzzle Mystery

Learn how to read and write in Latin in this gripping puzzle mystery story, written by Blue Peter Award-winning author Andy Seed!

When ancient Roman friends Flavia and Julius uncover a plot to overthrow the emperor, they must stop the criminals before it’s too late. But there are a lot of puzzles to solve along the way, from a mysterious message on a tablet to a suspicious conversation at the Colosseum. Will Flavia and Julius get to the banquet in time to save the emperor’s life? And who is the mastermind behind the evil plot?

With beautifully detailed artwork by James Weston Lewis, fascinating facts about ancient Rome and a fold-out guide at the back of the book which explains how to read Latin and contains an easy-to-use Latin dictionary, this is the perfect book for children who love history and hair-raising adventures.

Featuring Latin messages, mazes, logic puzzles and more, children will enjoy immersing themselves in ancient Rome and taking part in the story.

A page of solutions is included at the end of the book.

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Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Train Trouble

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam Train Trouble

All aboard for an exciting new Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam escapade!

When Shifty and Sam are asked to bake on board the Pawrient Express, travelling to Venice for Carnival night, they find themselves caught up in a robbery. A sneaky thief has stolen the posh passengers’ gems and she’s making her escape in a getaway gondola! The doggy detectives are hot on her tail, but can they unmask that kitty-cat criminal and save the day?

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