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Waterstones Children's Book of the Month
Nicki Thornton’s debut fuses magic and whodunit together in an exuberant mystery for 9 to 12-year-olds. Aspirant chef Seth is the downtrodden kitchen boy for The Last Chance Hotel, an unusual guest house for very unusual guests. Wrongfully accused of a crime he didn’t commit, Seth – with the help of Nightshade, the kitchen cat – sets about proving his innocence. A wild imagination, fabulous cast and a plot Agatha Christie would be proud of make for one of the year’s must-reads for children.
I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree: A Nature Poem For Every Day Of The Year, named after the first line of Judith Nicholls' poem 'Windsong', is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems - one for every day of the year, including leap years.
Filled with familiar favourites and new discoveries, written by a wide variety of poets, including William Blake, Emily Bronte, Carol Ann Duffy, Roger McGough, Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth and many more, this is the perfect book to share at the beginning or the end of the day, or just to dip into.
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