Summary for Kids and Teens – Best New Chapter Books | imagination

TThe modern plague of eminent children’s writers sets an honorable example. Stepping forward, child poverty activist Marcus Rashford after his injury 2021And the You are a winner (Last week he voted Nippies’ book of the year) and he called his children’s book his first novel for young adults.

The monster behind the fence (Macmillan, £6.99), first edition of Breakfast Club Adventures The series, co-written with Alex Falase-Koya and starring a 12-year-old soccer-loving boy named Marcus. His touch has deserted him since his favorite ball disappeared over the school fence. An uneasy alliance forms in the school’s breakfast club to solve these and other mysteries. But behind the fence lies a terrifying beast steeped in external phenomena.

There’s more than one Scooby-Doo hint here, but the insight – that a lot of things aren’t what they seem – is conveyed in more ways than one. Also kudos to the lively illustrations of Marta Casey – Nintendo Switch Half Eaten; Pages that turn white to black at night.

Marty, on the other hand, is an ordinary child at another regular school, this time in Wales, where the famous writer Caryl Lewis made her English debut. Marty’s mother has more bad days than good days, and his co-workers call him Stig because hygiene and new clothes don’t happen often. But Marty’s new girlfriend Gracie doesn’t care, and finds Marty a cute eccentric. His last plan? Magic pill.

What follows is a great anecdote, rooted in realism but rich in wish-fulfillment. seed (Macmillan, £7.99) Flourishes with secret dreams, and grandfather’s Kakadamian plan – to go to Paris – can work if everyone joins forces.

Vivid: Drama and Risk by J.T. Williams, the first in the Lizzie and Belle Mysteries series. Photo: Simon Douglas

There are mysterious schools and academies where fate sends the chosen ones. Skander and the rhino thief By AF Steadman (Simon & Schuster, hardback £12.99) is the first in a series Steadman has been awarded a record-breaking contract for his first child. Combining elements from other blockbuster films – loosely speaking, it How to train your Hogwarts Steadman’s clever trick is to make unicorns terrifying and their scheme unpredictable.

Young Skandar wants nothing more than to hatch a unicorn egg, become a knight and fight for glory. After being unexpectedly excluded from the exam, he is brought to Unicorn Island by a mysterious benefactor and soon learns that the magic of the newly discovered elements is forbidden. Skander is searching for answers against the backdrop of the rampage of a wild rhinoceros and a mysterious character named Weaver, bent on destroying not only the island, but the mainland as well.

In the Onyeka and the Sun Academy By Tolá Okogwu (Simon & Schuster, £7.99), young Onyeka from London tries to understand why her mother is so strict and why her hair is so hard to control. It soon becomes clear: curls have power, she’s been in hiding and her father, a scientist, is missing. Onyeka is transferred to a top-secret training school in Nigeria, where “Solari” learns to use superhero abilities. But there’s a lot more going on in this fantastical and fantastic film, where a wealth of 21st century technology meets ancient malice and skillfully drawn characters. Netflix movie is coming.

He is just disguised forgedWritten by acclaimed children’s author Ele-Brunnen (Pushkin, £7.99), a very real action thriller for the mature end of the age group. Thanks to the failure of antibiotics, children don’t meet peers outside their bladders until they are 14 when they go to school.

Despite this high-tech reality, Jess’ loving family life is unsustainable. Her parents grow crops to sell to pay for Jess’ sister’s medicines, which are only getting more expensive. While Jess is at school wondering who to trust, her family is falling apart and it takes Jess’s illicit knowledge and her temporary friendships to find out what’s really going on.

You can’t budge for girls to solve puzzles in light of kids, and rightly so. British Library teacher J.T. Williams has immeasurably modernized this genre Drama and danger (Farshore, £7.99), 1st in Lizzie and Belle secrets series. Dido Bell was really the niece of the chief judge, who ruled on important cases in the era of slavery. Lizzie Sancho was actually the daughter of Ignatius Sancho, a former enslaved African-American tea shop owner, littertee and abolitionist. Williams imagines what these two young black British men would have done if they met one night in the theater where Sancho Sr., the first black person to play Othello, took the stage.

The final piece is poetic freedom, but this apparent danger is a mystery – its aerial position is reminiscent of Philip Pullman. sapphire in smoke The Series – deeply rooted in the abolitionist milieu and still resonates to this day.

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