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Jan & Feb releases for 10-12 year-olds

Not sure what book to get your young reader? Check out the latest and most anticipated books for 10-12 year-olds – guaranteed to please and delight.


Worst Week Ever: Thursday

Eva Amores & Matt Cosgrove

Monday was mortifying, Tuesday was tumultuous, Wednesday was wild, but now it’s… THURSDAY!

The fourth book in the hilarious new seven-part highly illustrated series for fans of Tom Gates, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and the Treehouse series.

How Do Meerkats Order Pizza

Brooke Barker

In this uproariously funny and charmingly illustrated book, readers are introduced to incredible animals and the bizarre things human scientists do to understand them.

When Elephants Listen With Their Feet

Emmanuelle Grundmann

Featuring accessible text from Emmanuelle Grundmann, inviting art from Clémence Dupont, and informational sidebars, a glossary, an index of animals, and a standard index, When Elephants Listen with their Feet is a lively nonfiction book that encourages curiosity about—and respect for—the animals with which we share our planet.

Death & Sparkles and the Sacred Golden Cupcake

Rob Justus

Death and Sparkles are back in their second hilarious adventure! This zany yet philosophical graphic novel features a most unlikely pair of BFFs: Death, a grim reaper who’s never had a friend, and Sparkles, the Last Unicorn, a celebrity influencer who is somehow immune to Death’s touch

The Lost Ryu

Emi Watanabe Cohen

In this middle grade fantasy set in Japan, ten-year-old Kohei teams up with his new neighbour to search for the truth, both about Kohei’s family history and the disappearance of the giant dragons that fought in the war.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: I, Skeletor

Gregory Mone

The fan-favourite villain tells his side of the story in I, Skeletor, the second original Tales of Eternia middle-grade adventure from New York Times bestselling author Gregory Mone, based on Mattel’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and the hit Netflix show!

Monster High: A Fright to Remember

Adrianna Cuevas

The Monster High ghouls are back and more spooktacular than ever in this all-new, original middle grade series set in the world of Nickelodeon’s animated show and written by Adrianna Cuevas!

An Elephant in the Garden

Michael Morpurgo

It’s 1945, and the bombing of Dresden is imminent. Before the bombs start to fall, Lizzie’s zookeeper mother brings home the one animal she can’t bear to lose: Marlene, the elephant.

When Lizzie and her family join the thousands of other refugees fleeing the city, they end up with more than one unusual companion . . .

Farm Boy

Michael Morpurgo

The extraordinary sequel to War Horse.

Joey was the last working horse on the farm, and the apple of Grandpa’s eye. When Joey was sent away to be a warhorse in the First World War, Grandpa joined the cavalry in order to find Joey and fight with him. Farm Boy brings us forward fifty years, as Grandpa tells his grandson all about Joey, and reveals a secret which he has kept to himself all these years . . .

Time Travelling with a Tortoise

Ross Welford

Exciting, funny, heartwarming, and mind-bendingly clever, Time Travelling with a Tortoise is the extraordinary, adventure-packed sequel to Ross Welford’s beloved, bestselling debut, Time Travelling with a Hamster.

Officer Clawsome: Lobster Cop

Brian Smitty Smith

Dog Man meets SpongeBob in Officer Clawsome: Lobster Cop, a fast-paced and funny middle grade graphic novel series about the crimefighting duo Clawsome, a lobster, and his partner Stariana, a starfish, as they fight such denizens of the deep as the Catfishburglar, Chowderhead, and the Brain Sturgeon.

Waiting For Anya

Michael Morpurgo

Jo finds out that Jewish children are being smuggled away from the Nazis over the mountains near his village. All goes to plan until German soldiers start patrolling the mountains, and Jo realises the children are trapped. Jo’s slightest mistake could have devastating consequences …

The Boy Who Fell From The Sky

Benjamin Dean

Combining the warmth and heart of Ross Welford’s The 1,000 Year Old Boy with the epic adventure and inseparable friendship of Frank Cottrell Boyce’s Cosmic comes an otherworldly new middle grade adventure from the award-winning Benjamin Dean.

The Superteacher Project

Gordon Korman

From Gordon Korman, the bestselling author of Restart and The Unteachables, comes a hilarious new story about a mysterious new teacher who turns out to be an AI robot from a secret experimental program.

A Better Day Journal

Dr Alex George

Help children feel happy and grow confidence with this interactive journal, full of tried and tested self-esteem boosters, fun exercises, and creative activities from mental health ambassador, Dr Alex George.

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