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BOOK NEWS: Books of the week

When our team of librarians are reviewing books for Petranet, they often find a few titles that really stand out. In this new section we’re going to highlight the books that have particularly caught their attention each week.


Picture Book of the Week:

Limelight Larry by Leigh Hodgkinson
ISBN 9781408301838  £10.99

Limelight Larry is delighted when he finds an empty book - he can be the star of the story! Then a whole host of storybook characters arrive and Larry - much to his outrage - is pushed out of the limelight ...

Packed full of appealing characters, wonderful illustrations and hilarious details. A truly delightful picture book.


Fiction Book of the Week:

Legacy by Gemma Malley
ISBN 9781408800898  £10.99

When a Pincent Pharma lorry is ambushed by the Underground, its contents come as a huge surprise - not drugs, but corpses in a horrible state. It appears Longevity isn't working and the drugs promising eternal youth are failing to live up to their promises. A virus is sweeping the country, killing in its wake, and Longevity is powerless to fight it...

Maintains pace and intrigue throughout with an unexpected twist at the end. An absolute must to conclude the trilogy, but is it really the end?

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