New series and Updates for June 2019 pt 1

I seem to have added lots of series this month already and so that you don’t have a massive list to go through at the beginning of July I thought I’d split the list. Each series is linked through to the right page on www.childrensbooksequels.co.uk.
I’ve also done some book reviews lately, so do have a look at those. There is a link to Hive with the review, so if you wish, you can order it on Hive and collect the book from your local independent bookshop.

News:

I’ve added the Worzel Gummidge books because of new BBC series with Mackenzie Crook but a lot are out of print. Come on Puffin Books – time for a reprint?

The London Murder Mysteries by Cora Harrison have been reprinted with new covers.

The new Harry Potter ebooks, “A History of Magic” have been added. These are only available as an ebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Series
Adam Blade – Beast Quest Series 24
Barbara Euphan Todd – Worzel Gummidge
Chris Colfer – Tale of Magic
Chris Riddell – Cloud Horse Chronicles
Chris Ryan – Special Forces Cadets
Daisy Meadows – Unicorn Magic
Daisy Meadows – Rainbow Magic – 30 Endangered Animals (180 -183)
Daisy Meadows – Rainbow Magic 31 – Discovery Fairies (184 – 187)
Daisy Meadows – Rainbow Magic 32 – After School Sports Fairies
(188-191)

Elaine Wickson – Stan
Geronimo Stilton – Kingdom of Fantasy
J. K. Rowling – Harry Potter – A History of Magic – Ebook series
Joseph Delaney – Aberrations
Katherine Arden – Small Spaces
Lindsey Kelk – Cinders and Sparks
Mary Watson – Wren Hunt
Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre – Roly-Poly Flying Pony
Sylvia V. Linsteadt – Stargold Chronicles
Thomas Taylor – Dan and the Dead
Thomas Taylor – Legends of Eerie -on-Sea

Updates

Andy Griffiths – TreeHouse Series – 9

Cathy Cassidy – Lost and Found – 3

Dav Pilkey – Adventures of Dog Man – 7

James Patterson – Treasure Hunters – 5 & 6

John Grisham – Theodore Boone – 7

Jonny Duddle – Jolley-Rogers – 4

Philip Pullman – Book of Dust – 2

R.L. Stine – Goosebumps Slappy World – 8

Rachel Renee Russell – Misadventures of Max Crumbly – 3

Robin Stevens – Murder Most Unladylike – 9

Soman Chainani – School for Good and Evil – 4 & 5

Stuart Gibbs – Spy School – 5 – 7

Book Review – The Wickerlight by Mary Watson

Irish folklore, magic and an ancient feud.

Order now from Hive and collect from your local independent bookshop.

This wonderful tale of Celtic / Irish folklore and magic follows on from The Wren Hunt. But it is written from the point of view of David, one of the Judges in the first book who I didn’t particularly like. The chapters alternate between David and  a new girl in the village, Zara. Zara’s sister Laila died a couple of months before in mysterious circumstances and Zara wants to find out what really happened. But as she digs deeper into the lives of the people of Kilshamble, nothing is quite what it seems. The people at the big house, where David spends a lot of time, a ruined cottage in the woods and the strange behavior of Maeve and Sibeal who live in a bungalow at the end of the village all help David and Zara become entangled in an ancient feud. David’s character develops a lot more in this book and I did grow quite fond of him.

I loved these books. It’s not a genre that I would usually read and I did find the first few chapters of The Wren Hunt really confusing. However, in The Wickerlight there is a glossary at the back of the book which explains all the old Irish and Celtic words and how to pronounce them. But I didn’t find this until I had finished the book and I’d been looking the words up on my phone. Maybe it should be at the front?

The Wickerlight was sent to me by the publishers in return for a frank and honest review. I  reserved The Wren Hunt from the library as I wanted to read that first. It does make more sense if you read them in order.

New series and Updates May 2019

Here’s the list of all the new series and series updates that were added to www.childrensbooksequels.co.uk in May 2019. I’m sorry if any of you experienced problems recently with the website crashing. it was a problem with server, not my end, thank goodness.

Just a reminder that the only way the website makes any money is through the affiliate buttons, so if you are buying anything from Amazon, or books from Hive and Waterstones, please consider clicking through on one of the buttons on the title pages. 

Happy reading.

A new series on the list is Agatha Oddly. These books are written by a group of authors under the psuedenum Lena Jones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Series added:
Abi Elphinstone – Unmapped Chronicles 
Ben Fogle & Steve Cole – Mr Dog
Erin Hunter – Warriors: Broken Code
Holly Smale – Valentines
John Flanagan – Ranger’s Apprentice: The Royal Ranger
Lena Jones – Agatha Oddly
Taran Matharu – Contender

Updates:
Clare Balding – Charlie Bass – 3
Jeff Kinney – Diary of a Wimpy Kid – 14
Jim Benton – Franny K Stein, Mad Scientist – 8
Taran Matharu – Summoner – 4 & 5
Tui Sutherland – Wings of Fire – 13

 

 

Book review: M. M. Vaughan – Slick

Friendship: Real or Virtual?

Price: £7.74
Was: £7.99

 

 

Danny Lazio gets bullied by other kids at school and takes refuge in an online game called Land X. But when a new guy, Eric joins his class, Danny thinks he might have made a friend. Especially as Eric likes Land X as well. But Eric comes in with new things every day, new clothes and Slick trainers sent by his Uncle Martin and he gains a nickname; Slick.

But gradually as their friendship grows and another boy, Ethan, joins them, things start to get seriously weird. Slick has weekly dentist appointments. What? Who has weekly appointments to see someone we’d rather only see every 6 months? Slick has an accident and is taken to hospital but his parents seem to know before Danny has a chance to tell them and then don’t seem very worried about their son.

Danny, his older cousin Vito, Ethan, and Ethan’s sister Hope are determined to find out what is going on. But discovering the truth and coping with its consequences is not easy.

A wonderful story about friendship, real and virtual, and loss by M. M. Vaughan

Please note that I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a candid review. Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.

New series and updates added in April 2019

Lots of new series added last month. quite a lot are American as the Children’s Book Sequels website is used a lot by elementary schools and public libraries in the USA.

There are also some new “Choose your own adventure” type series, which, as they are written by different authors go under “Various”

Price: £6.34
Was: £7.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on the series title and it will take you to the relevant page on the Children’s Book Sequels website, and open in a new window so you can go back and forth.

New Series
Alexandra Bracken – Prosper Redding
Alice Broadway – Ink Trilogy
Anna James – Pages & Co.
Anna Meriano – Love Sugar Magic
Booki Vivat – Frazzled
David Baldacci – Vega Jane
Deborah Lytton – Ruby Starr
Dominique Valente – Starfell
Emily Calandrelli – Ada Lace Adventures
Fleur Hitchcock – Clifftoppers
Franklin W. Dixon – Hardy Boys Adventures
Henry Lien – Peasprout Chen
James R. Hannibal – Section 13
Jo Whittemore – Supergirl
Johnny Marciano – Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat
Julie Falatko – Two Dogs in a Trench Coat
Kevin & Katie Tsang – Sam Wu
Kevin Emerson – Chronicle of the Dark Star
Lisa Greenwald – TBH
MarcyKate Connolly – Shadow Weaver
Nicki Thornton – Seth Seppi Mystery
Peter Lerangis – Max Tilt
R.L.Stine – Goosebumps Slappy World
Sarah Aronson – Wish List
Sayantani DasGupta – Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond
Sharna Jackson – High-Rise Mysteries
Steve Barlow & Steve Skidmore – Edge: Galaxy Warriors
Tamara ireland Stone – Code Girls
Tamara Ireland Stone – Time Between Us
Tom Watson – Stick Cat
Tyler Whitesides – Janitors
Tyler Whitesides – Wishmakers
Various – Choose Your Own Adventure
Various – Doctor Who – Decide Your Destiny
Various – Star Wars – Decide Your Destiny
Victoria Schwab – Archived
Victoria Schwab – Cassidy Blake
Victoria Schwab – Everyday Angel
Victoria Schwab – Monsters of Verity

Updated Series
Erin Hunter – Survivors: The Gathering Darkness – 4, 5 & 6
Hilde Lysiak – Hilde Cracks the Case – 4 – 6
Kate Wiseman – Gangster School – 2
Lisa McMann – Unwanted Quests – 3
Liz Kessler – Emily Windsnap – 8
Raymond Arroyo – Will Wilder – 3
Stuart Gibbs – Fun Jungle 4 & 5
Tom McLaughlin – Happyville High – 2
Tom Watson – Stick Dog – 8 & 9

All the titles on the Children’s Book Sequels website are linked to Amazon UK & USA, Hive, for Independent Bookshops in the UK and IndieBound in the USA. This is the only way this website makes any money so if you click on a link to one of the above sites and buy anything I get a small referral fee of 3-4% of the cost of your order. At the moment I make just enough to cover the cost of the server, so not much a year. 
Happy Reading.