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9 Sep 2015

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Patrick Ness
Sept 2015 | Walker Books | $24.95hb

Patrick Ness is one of our favourite authors for young adults. Playing favourites is hard, but with a wide range of books that are consistently stunning, a scope of ideas that is sweeping, socially-minded, funny yet deeply engaging, and a style of delivery that is – always - breath-taking, well, yeah. Patrick Ness is probably our favourite! And we also know he’s a favourite of many of our YA readers, too.

An extract from The Guardian’s review of his latest offering, The Rest of Us Just Live Here, says it all really:

"By turns hilarious and poignant, The Rest of Us Just Live Here is a novel that requires you to suspend your disbelief and enjoy the ride. In a narrative that features zombie deer, a demigod of cats and mountain lions, and mysterious pillars of blue light, Ness clearly has enormous fun with the fantasy tropes beloved of his audience. It is not straight satire, although there are satirical elements, his principal aim being to turn the ubiquitous “Chosen One” meme on its head. He neither denigrates nor condescends, rather, he constructs a story that puts “the chosen ones” in their place, consigning them, literally, to the margins of the action."

BiP are celebrating this Nessy new release with a competition!

One lucky fan will win a rare, limited edition signed proof copy of The Rest of Us Just Live Here simply by telling us in 25 words or less which Patrick Ness novel is their favourite and why.

Recommended for 4+

The Day the Crayons Came Home

Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
Sept 2015 | HarperCollins | $24.99hb

The hilarious sequel to the genius bestseller The Day the Crayons Quit is finally here. The crayons who quit in the last book are back and they're crosser than ever. One day Duncan receives a set of postcards from his crayons who been lost, forgotten, broken - even melted in a clothes dryer and stuck to a pair of underpants. Clever, laugh-out-loud text and joyful illustrations combine to show that crayons have feelings too…great fun to share with young children.

Recommended for 6+
Don’t Forget Tiggs!
Michael Rosen and Tony Ross
July 2015 | Andersen Press | $14.99hb

Mr and Mrs Hurry are always in a hurry. They never, ever stop rushing around. One morning they both forget to take their son Harry to school, but luckily for the Hurry family, someone else lives with them – their ginger cat Tiggs. When Tiggs realises what’s happened he’s on the case immediately, but how can a cat solve his foolish human’s problem? Well, Tiggs just happens to be one very smart (and very hungry) cat… 
Michael Rosen – perhaps best known for writing the classic children’s picture book We’re Going On A Bear Hunt – teams up with illustrator Tony Ross to create a fun and very funny novel, perfect for emerging readers.