Spring 2021 Buzz Books

Exciting new books will be causing a buzz this spring for readers in Key Stage 2! From imaginary friends to historical adventures; from a brand new fantasy series featuring magical milliners, to inspirational ways to change the world, there's something for everyone.

How To Change The World by Rashmi Sirdeshpande Annabel Tempest (Illustrator)

Could you and your friends change the world? This book will inspire you with 15 true stories of groups of amazing humans who've changed the world. Discover the astonishing things humans can achieve: from the campaign for women's votes, to the efforts to heal the ozone layer. Or travel back to the start of democracy in Ancient Greece, and into space to see the incredible teamwork on the international space station.

The Worries: Sohal Finds a Friend by Jion Sheibani

Sohal worries about a lot of things: the dark, mutant sheep, being alone - you name it, he worries about it! So one night he tries drawing his worries to make himself feel better - and somehow they look a lot less worrying once they're scribbled down. But then imagine Sohal's surprise when he wakes up the next morning to find a set of funny, furry friends at the end of his bed! Now it's up to Sohal to work out how to keep his worries under control - and have some serious fun while he's at it!

The Hatmakers by Tamzin Merchant, Paola Escobar (Illustrator)

Cordelia comes from a long line of magical milliners, who weave alchemy and enchantment into every hat. In Cordelia's world, Making - crafting items such as hats, cloaks, watches, boots and gloves from magical ingredients - is a rare and ancient skill, and only a few special Maker families remain. When Cordelia's father Prospero and his ship, the Jolly Bonnet, are lost at sea during a mission to collect hat ingredients, Cordelia is determined to find him.

Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything by Sam Copeland, Sarah Horne (Illustrator)

Uma Gnudersonn has a head full of questions: How can I save my home from being sold? Will my dad ever start talking again? And how do alpacas get drunk? But since her mum died, Uma's life has been short on answers.
Then she finds a genius artificial intelligence called Athena who knows everything. Suddenly Uma has the answer to any question she can imagine....

The Extremely Embarrassing Life of Lottie Brooks by Katie Kirby

Lottie Brooks is 11 ¾ and her life is already officially over - not only is she about to start high school without any friends or glamorous swooshy hair, she's just discovered she's too flat-chested to wear A BRA! She might as well give up now and go into hibernation with her hamsters Sir Barnaby Squeakington and Fuzzball the Third. Lottie navigates the many perils of growing up in this fantastically funny new illustrated series for a 9-12 audience, filled with friendship, embarrassing moments and plenty of lols.

The Runaway Girls by Jacqueline Wilson

Lucy Locket lives with her father, the New Mother and the New Baby. They sent away her beloved Nurse and replaced her with a horrid governess. Kitty Fisher is a street performer who earns tin for her supper by tumbling. She has always lived on the street and on her wits, with only the kind Gaffer to help her. When Lucy runs away from home, Kitty shows Lucy how to survive -but the streets of Victorian London are dangerous and soon the girls find themselves under threat from thieves - and even worse, the Workhouse!