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New books published: August 2012


New books published: August 2012

Everyone has bad weeks sometimes, but Archie finds himself naked in a cloak room, turned into a dog, and having to deal with a poisoneous spider all in one week!

A nearly friendless boy, finds himself battling a witch's curse and zombies, all while being grounded in ParaNorman. This book has been adapted for film, so why not read it before it hits the cinema?


Archie’s Unbelievably Freaky Week

By Andrew NorrisReading Zone August 2012

Published by David Fickling Books
ISBN 9780857560117


If you have accident-prone children then wait till they read about Archie, an accident waiting to happen. He can't help it.

He arrives at school to find the dinner lady with her arm stuck in a drain but after a series of accidents, he becomes the one who is in deep trouble….

In just one week at school, he is accused of murder (wrongly, of course), gets trapped in the staff cloakroom without any clothes, gets mistaken for a dog and somehow manages to turn himself into a dog.

Not to mention the poisonous spider and the Health and Safety Inspector who gets a toilet stuck on his head . . .

Lucky for Archie, his best friend Cyd is always there to sort out the mess. And somehow, almost by accident, everything turns out all right in the end.






By Elizabeth Cody KimmelReading Zone July 2012

Published by Hodder
ISBN  9781444909883


Norman isn't afraid of ghosts. They're his friends - pretty much the only friends he has. And when a terrible witch's curse unleashes a horde of zombies on his home-town, Norman needs all the friends he can!

He also has to find out how to keep his head - and stop the zombies chewing on his brains! Not an easy job when you've just been grounded.

With his dead uncle Prenderghast’s book of bedtime stories in his hands – but no instructions on how to use it – can Norman beat the zombies and save the day?

This is an hilarious adventure that children can read before seeing the film. It also has some great black and white illustrations throughout.



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