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Thursday 17 November 2011

Book News

The latest in Charlie Carter’s successful Battle Boy series is out 1 December, just in time for the Christmas stocking. The Battle Boy books are aimed at reluctant readers, and feature low text with sophisticated wordage that will appeal to older boys struggling to read. Brilliant graphics and vibrant storylines are highly appealing.

11-year-old Napoleon Augustus Smythe (or Battle Boy 005), travels the world through the ages, seeking DNA from some of the world’s most famous generals and commanders. Equipped with all manner of high-tech aid, Napoleon’s adventures are a feat in historical education and high-action fun.

Battle Boy: Underwater War is set in the second world war, smack bang in the middle of the battle in the Atlantic between the German U-boats and the allied ships. This is the fifteenth book in the Battle Boy series and is published by Pan Macmillan, $9.99 RRP.

Mr Chicken Goes to Paris – a CBCA book nominee from 2010, has arrived in paperback. This hilarious story of a rather cumbersome yellow chook, is a delightful tour of an iconic city at its best.

When Mr Chicken meets up with his Parisian friend Yvette, he takes in the city sights with gusto – and most especially the scrumptious food.

This book is published by Allen & Unwin, $15.99 RRP.