Debuts of the Month - <b>August</b>Debuts of the Month

These debuts - written by authors we believe are destined to have a great future as children's writers -have struck a real chord with us. We can't guarantee to find authors of this calibre every month but our scouts are out sourcing the best as often as we can. Here are the best first-time authors you need to know about.

This Month's Featured Books

The Dollmaker of Krakow
R. M. Romero
September 2018 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: An enchantingly heartrending conjuration that weaves folklore magic with the darkness of Nazi-occupied Poland | Karolina is a living doll who's been transported from the Land of the Dolls on... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback / softback | Released 06/09/2018
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Pages & Co: Tilly and the Bookwanderers
Anna James
September 2018 Debut of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2018 | Tilly loves stories and has firm favourites among their characters. She can so easily imagine conversations with Anne from Anne of Green Gables... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 18/09/2018
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The Best Sound in the World
Cindy Wume
Beautiful debut picture book about a lion who looks for the best sound in the world and finds friendship. Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 29/08/2018
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Last Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree
Paola Peretti
August 2018 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Tender tale of darkness, loss, light and hope for all ages | “All children are afraid of the dark,” says...
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My [Secret] YouTube Life
Charlotte Seager
August 2018 Debut of the Month An addictive story of love, loss and YouTube from author Charlotte Seager. Lovereading Comment to follow.
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Small Spaces
Sarah Epstein
August 2018 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: creepy YA psychological thriller Sarah Epstein's well-crafted psychological thriller will keep readers on their toes, and nervously checking over their...
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More Featured Books

Kick
Mitch Johnson
Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2018 | October 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: serious issues in a fast-moving, vividly told football story Like lots of...
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Reader Reviewed Riddle of the Runes
Janina Ramirez
July 2018 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: exciting Viking set crime mystery recommended for brave girls and boys Historian Janina Ramirez's TV programmes are as inspiring as...
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The Girls
Lauren Ace
July 2018 Debut of the Month | The Girls is a glorious and uplifting description of female friendship. It stars four girls and simply but beautifully describes in words and...
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Reader Reviewed The Truth About Lies
Tracy Darnton
July 2018 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Mystery, memory, manipulation | A feisty thriller that fizzes with intrigue, paranoia and a cast of fascinatingly flawed characters. For...
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Mud
Emily Thomas
July 2018 Debut of the Month | Based on the author's own unconventional upbringing on a Thames Barge, Mud is an unusual and touching roman a clef. Lydia tells her...
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Undercover Princess
Connie Glynn
July 2018 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: Cinderella story made for summer reading | An unusual friendship, a chance to live as a princess, mystery, romance and...
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Reader Reviewed The Storm Keeper's Island
Catherine Doyle
July 2018 Debut of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month July 2018 Swept along by the wind and sea and suffused with magic and mystery this...
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The best from first time authors.

Lovereading's debuts are titles that have struck a real chord with us here by a debut author who we believe has a real future as a children's writer.

We can't guarantee to find authors of this calibre every month but our scouts are out sourcing the best as often as we can.


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