Today I have some wonderful new books from publisher Barrington Stoke to share with you.  One of these books came out in August but the others are published today, and just look at the extra special gift attached to one of the books which is all about a flower stall!  Let’s take a look at these wonderful books for children 😀 …

September book haul Barrington Stoke all the books
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The Puffin Portal by Vashti Hardy & Natalie Smillie – Newly qualified warden Grace Griffin is excited to be using the amazing teleport technology of the Griffin map to travel throughout Moreland fighting crime. But her first mission, investigating a series of petty thefts, is proving to be a bit of a puzzle. Who would steal a jar of jam, or a spanner, or a tin of machine oil? And why do all the reports mention the sighting of a bird at the scene of the robbery?
When the clues finally lead to a ramshackle castle on a lonely island, Grace might find more than just a thief …

Goodfellows by Tom McLaughlin – How does the perfect British family, who always do the right thing, end up carrying out a diamond heist for a mafia crime boss? Well, it all started with a case of mistaken identity …
When the Goodfellow family are picked up from JFK Airport in New York, they’re looking forward to the holiday of a lifetime. What they don’t know is that their driver is a member of the mafia, sent to the airport to pick up some goodfellas, or gangsters, from out of town. With guns, gangsters and golf carts, the Goodfellows are in for a holiday they’ll never forget!

Tripwrecked!: Tempest Terror by Ross Montgomery & Mark Beech – How would you survive if you were shipwrecked with a bunch of drama divas?
Frank and his drama club are off on a dream trip to perform The Tempest. But it soon turns into a nightmare when their ferry is shipwrecked in a terrible storm. Half of the actors wash up on a desert island. But where are the rest of the cast? Why is there strange music coming from the forest? And could there really be a monster on the loose?
Frank hasn’t got a clue how they’re going to get out of this mess, but one thing’s for sure – they’ve been tripwrecked!

Blossom by Laura Dockrill & sara Ogilvie – Blossom has grown up surrounded by the beautiful plants and flowers from her family’s market stall. The stall was started by her grandparents, Tutu and Pops, who passed it on to Blossom’s parents. It’s a magical place where customers come to find flowers for all occasions – from celebrating love to offering comfort in times of sorrow. But now the stall is at risk as Blossom’s parents argue about the future.
Can Blossom find a way to cope with the dramatic changes that are happening around her – and can she save the flower stall?

Freeze by Chris Priestley – When Maya and her classmates are asked to write winter-themed creepy stories, they come up with some brilliantly spooky ideas. Rising floodwaters uncover long-buried bodies and ghostly children take to the ice on a frozen canal. But when a mysterious new girl stands up to read her story, the light begins to dim and the classroom grows colder and colder. Can Maya stop the story and save them before they all FREEZE?

There is a lovely Puffin Portal bookmark included as well as a special set of flower seeds with the book Blossom, wrapped in that green string which I thought was such a wonderful and sweet gift from the publisher, a big thank you to them! 🙂  Here’s a picture of the book where I’ve unwrapped the string holding the seeds so you can see the cover 🙂 …

September book haul Barrington Stoke Blossom book plus seeds
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I can’t wait to start reading all of these books, they all sound amazing.  I’ll also try planting those seeds at some point too, I used to love planting seeds as a child, and I wonder what beautiful flowers will emerge. 🙂  Reviews, as always, will appear on this blog soon, so please do keep and eye out for those and a few other Barrington Stoke titles I still have to post reviews of here too. 🙂


What do you think of these books?  What books are you looking forward to reading?  Do you enjoy gardening either outside or at home with potted plants?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂