Danny Chung Sums It Up (U.S hardback)

Amulet Books (Abrams Kids) 

Illustrated by Natelle Quek

 

Out 7th Sept 2021

Available to pre-order now 

 

Eleven-year-old Danny’s life is turned upside down when his Chinese grandmother comes to live with his family in England. Things get worse when Danny finds out he’ll have to share his room with her and she took the top bunk! At first, Danny is frustrated that he can’t communicate with her because she doesn’t speak English—and because he’s on the verge of failing math and Nai Nai was actually a math champion back in the day. It just feels like he and his grandmother have nothing in common. His parents insist that Danny help out, so when he’s left to look after Nai Nai, he leaves her at the bingo hall for the day to get her off his back. But he soon discovers that not everyone there is as welcoming as he expected . . . Through the universal languages of math and art, Danny realizes he has more in common with his Nai Nai than he first thought. Filled with heart and humor, Danny Chung Sums It Up shows that traversing two cultures is possible and worth the effort, even if it’s not always easy.


The Very Merry Murder Club (Anthology)

Edited by Serena Patel and Robin Stevens

My story It Takes A Thief To Catch A Thief  is a fun-filled chase to find a master criminal on Christmas Eve. Can Alma and Nanny So Kim have the peaceful Christmas they were hoping for?

 

OUT 28th October Pre-order here 

 

A wintery middle grade mystery collection of short stories by thirteen of the most exciting and diverse authors in children’s books today! Co-edited by Serena Patel, the award-winning author of the Anisha: Accidental Detective series and by Robin Stevens, author of the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series.

Sleuthing through the snow, on a merry mysterious day, in disguise we go, investigating all the way . . . 


TIGER WARRIOR: Attack of the Dragon King

(Hachette)

Cover art and internal art: Alan Brown

 

OUT NOW!

 

When Jack's grandpa passes down a magical jade coin, Jack finds out he is the new Tiger Warrior, and it's up to him to save the world. Luckily, Jack has the spirits of the twelve animals of the Chinese Zodiac to help him. With a brilliant cast of magical animal zodiac creatures, deadly demons and spine-tingling spirits, this series is for fans of Beast Quest.


Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths

Piccadilly Press (Bonnier U.K.)

Illustrated by Anh Cao (pronounced 'Gao')

 

OUT NOW!

 

Eleven-year-old Danny Chung loves drawing more than anything - certainly more than maths, which according to his dad and every else, is what he is 'supposed' to be good at. He also loves having his own room where he can draw in peace, His life is turned upside down when a surprise that he's been promised turn out to be his little, wrinkly, ex-math champion grandmother from China. What's worse, Nai Nai has to share his room, AND she takes the top bunk! Before long though it becomes clear to Danny that there is more to Nai Nai than meets the eye, and that they have more in common than he thought possible. 

 


Zayn Levels Up  Big Cat (Collins)

Illustrated by Francesca Ficorilli

 

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Zayn is playing on his games console when there is a power cut. He'd been trying to reach Level 50 for weeks! After trying and failing to switch his console back on, he is shocked to discover that the level 50 gatekeeper, a fearsome bear, has appeared in his bedroom.  


The Forgotten Garden  Big Cat (Collins)

Illustrated by Miriam Serafin

 

OUT NOW

 

When Rowan is asked to feed his neighbour's cat when she is away, he sees her overgrown garden needs some love. He calls on his school gardening club for help, much to Mrs Lees delight.

  

 


Amy Wants a Pet    Reading Planet: Green - Galaxy 

Rising Stars (Hachette)

Illustrated by Wendy Wan Shiau Wei

 

Do you know someone who has always wanted a pet? It's Amy's only wish. She and her family are in for a big surprise when she finds a mysterious egg one day.   

 Order here   


Stories From Around the World  (Scholastic Classics)

 

A complete collection of tales, myths and legends from around the world. Featuring Aladdin, Mulan, Sinbad the Sailor and many more.

 

 

Order here  

 


 The Big Think Stories - Primary RSE Programme 

Illustrated by Galia Pike

For 7-11 year olds 

 

This anthology of diverse and inclusive stories was compiled with every child in mind. 

The majority of the writers were hand-picked by myself and the stories are linked to a theme such as non-violence, looking after property, climate change, friendship and many other values that inspire empathy and self understanding.  Order here  


"I really like the parts where you write about Ant Gran. I like the parts about lychees as well as that's familiar to me." Jasmine, aged 9