June’s Book of the Month Reads

June already?! Well that can only mean one thing – we’re onto some new books for the month.. Hope you all enjoyed last month’s – there’s been a few chats in the forum about them so we know some of your views. If you’ve read them, do go share. We’re also excited, as today we get to pick the winners of all our launch month freebies – if it’s you, we’ll be in touch soon! And our review panel will be formed this week, too – it just gets better and better…!

Anyway, this month we’ll be reading and babbling about:

The Butterfly Lion – Michael Morpurgo

A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion. “All my life I’ll think you you, I promise I will. I won’t ever forget you.” Bertie rescues an orphaned white lion cub from the African veld. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but it is the butterfly lion which ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.

Find out more about the author at www.michaelmorpurgo.com.

The Dragonfly Pool – Eva Ibbotson

Tally Hamilton is furious to hear she is being sent from London to a horrid, stuffy boarding school in the countryside. And all because of the stupid war. But Delderton Hall is a far more interesting place than Tally ever imagined, and an exciting school trip to the beautiful and luscious kingdom of Bergania whisks Tally into an unexpected adventure . . . will she be able to save her new friend, Prince Tamil, before it’s too late?

We’ve added Eva’s page to one of our favourites on Facebook, so pop along to find out more.

The Star Shack – Lila Castle

Pete and Annabelle always believed they were a perfect pair-until junior year, when Annabelle became obsessed with astrology. Now they can hardly stand each other. Pete thinks Annabelle has become a total flake; she thinks he’s an uptight jerk. To prove her point, Annabelle dares Pete to open a summer business on the boardwalk giving advice based on the stars. ”You and me and an astrology booth. I dare you.” Annabelle knows Pete can never say no to a dare. Together they’ll run the Star Shack and read visitors’ charts for romance and see what happens. Will a simple dare lead to a summer to remember or to something even more?

Out this month, this is Lila’s debut novel. We’re following her on Twitter and will be bringing you our chat with her here soon.

Hopefully there’s something for everyone there. As always, we’ll enjoy reading all 3 anyway. All of them have been added to our shop now so go grab a copy and vote in our poll to tell us all which one you’ll be reading.

Happy reading!