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Best New Children's Books September 2018

1st September 2018

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The Autumn is always a really exciting time for new books. All the publishers are gearing up for Christmas (there's even a date called Super Thursday which is the most popular pub date of the year - this year it falls on Thursday 4th October) and they're all vying to be the ONE book you ask for/gift this Christmas. 

So again, out of all the books we get sent each week, here's our selection of our four favourites publishing this month. They're all available to win and review for us, you'll just need to register (if you haven't already) and then click on each book to enter your details.

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The Big Cash Robbery

Meet RORY BRANAGAN - he eats bad guys for breakfast. Well, not ACTUALLY. But he IS the best detective in town. Third in a hilarious comedy-crime series for readers of 8+. Join Rory as he LEAPS into a new crime-fighting adventure with a dastardly theft, the biggest crime lord ever, head teachers that look like turkeys, and a real live KOMODO DRAGON. There are seven books in the RORY BRANAGAN (DETECTIVE) series.

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A Darkness of Dragons

We were lucky enough to get early copies of this book for Toppsta reviewers and they LOVED it!

"A perfect fantasy adventure story"

"I didn't want to put it down, such a gripping book"

In a world of dragons, song spells, pipers and battles... Patch Brightwater is a boy in disgrace. Thrown in jail for playing a forbidden spell, he is no one's idea of a hero. But then he discovers a deadly truth - the evil Piper of Hamelyn is on the loose. With the help of Wren, a girl cursed to live as a rat, and Barver, a fire-breathing dracogriff, Patch must stop the Piper sparking the biggest battle of them all. Three accidental heroes versus one legendary villain... an epic adventure is born.

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Planetarium

Welcome to the museum that is always open to explore... Step inside the pages of this beautiful book to discover galleries of galactic matter, expertly curated to bring you the experience of a fascinating exhibition from the comfort of your own home. Planetarium features all aspects of space, from the Sun and our Solar System, to the lives of stars, the Milky Way and the Universe beyond. With stunning artwork from Chris Wormell and informative text by Professor Raman Prinja, Planetarium is the perfect gift for anyone with an interest in this fascinating field.

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Mr Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets: Book 2

From the bestselling creator of Claude comes a brand new hero: Mr Penguin. This is the second book in the Mr Penguin series and it has plenty of slapstick humour, mystery and adventure. These books are also highly illustrated throughout with a striking back and orange design. Follow Mr Penguin and Colin as they crash-land on a snowy mountain. Will they be able to solve the mystery of the missing pets? What are the strange noises coming from the abandoned fortress? And will Mr Penguin conquer his fear of flying?

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