Today I’d like to share with you some new book post which came recently from Barrington Stoke but which I haven’t had the chance to show you on the blog yet, again delayed due to the postal strikes of last year. :/  Both of these titles are dyslexia friendly and there’s a book here for both children and another for teens.  A huge thank you to Kirstin from the publisher for both of these plus the fun little postcard too, now let’s take a look at what came in the post…

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As you can see this first book has a postcard with it, and this postcard has has an alternativee side which looks like a real postcard. 🙂 …

January book haul from Barrington Stoke book with postcard
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Now let’s take a look at what these books are about starting with the book for children…

January book haul from Barrington Stoke close up of Bertie and the Alien Chicken
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Bertie and the Alien Chicken by Jenny Pearson & Aleksei Bitskoff – Bertie is NOT looking forward to spending the summer holidays on stinky Long Bottom Farm.  But things take an interesting turn when he encounters Nugget, the alien chicken.
Nugget’s mission is to find the Earth’s most valuable resource and transport it back to Nurgle 7, and he needs Bertie’s help.
But what could the Earth’s most valuable resource be, and can they find it in time to stop the Nurgles exterminating the Earth?!

And now onto the ya book which is a retelling of a classic I have yet to read…

January book haul from Barrington Stoke close up of Frankenstein A Retelling
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Frankenstein: A Retelling by Tanya Landman – On a dreary night in November my work came to its conclusion.
It was one in the morning.  Rain pattered against the windowpanes and my candle was nearly burnt out when I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open.
Victor Frankenstein intended to create a beautiful being.  But the moment it breathes, he sees he has given life to a hideous monster.
Creature and Creator are soon locked in a deadly struggle.
But which of them is the real monster?


Don’t both of these books sound interesting? 🙂  Both have been published just this week and are available to buy now.  I can’t wait to read Bertie and the Alien Chicken, I have wanted to read it for a while, and I’ve wanted to read the original Frankenstein for a very long time too, so this retelling will be a good way of knowing what happens in the story. 🙂  Look out for reviews of both of these books coming soon on the blog.

Do you like the look and sound of these books?  What are you currently reading?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂