Some lovely books came through the post last week from the wonderful people at publisher Barrington Stoke.  There are more books released soon by this publisher (which I’m hoping to get the chance to read too) but right here is a lovely book for young children as well as one book for teens (YA) which came out at the start of February and I can’t wait to get the chance to read these and share my thoughts with you as the stories are just so interesting and fun!  Let’s take a look at these two lovely books (descriptions are from the publisher’s website)…

February book haul Barrington Stoke books
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Nappy the Pirate Baby by Alan MacDonald & Elissa Elwick – Captain Sprat and his pirate crew love nothing more than lazing around on the deck of the Salty Herring. Until one day, a strange wailing noise shatters the peace.
Shiver me timbers! There’s a stowaway baby on board, and the crew decide they’re going to raise him like a proper pirate! But are they really up to the task of looking after a baby? And where exactly did Nappy come from?

Deep-Sea Duke by Lauren James – When Hugo and Ada travel to their friend Dorian’s planet for the holidays, Hugo is anxious about being accepted by Dorian’s powerful family. But when they arrive on Hydrox, there are more pressing things to worry about, as the planet has become a temporary home for refugee butterflies. Displaced from their home by climate change, the butterflies have been offered sanctuary by Dorian’s parents, but they’re quickly running out of space. Meanwhile, beneath the seas, a strange creature is wreaking all kinds of havoc … Can Hugo, Dorian and Ada step in before the crisis gets out of control?


Don’t you just love the sound of both of these?  I can’t wait to read them and I’ll be sharing my thoughts on them in reviews here on this blog as soon as I am able to!

What do you think of these books?  Are there any books you are looking forward to reading this month?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂