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TOP 10 | All the latest news from Waterstone’s Ballymena

Welcome to this week’s news, reviews, and ‘all-things-books’ latest from the team at Waterstone’s Ballymena!


1. Bored of Lunch - Nathan Anthony

2. Spare - Prince Harry

3. Cleopatra and Frankenstein - Coco Mellors

4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Diper Overlode - Jeff Kinney

5. It Starts with us - Colleen Hoover

6. The Island of Missing Trees - Elif Shafak

7. Ugly Love - Colleen Hoover

8. The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse - Charlie Macksey

9. Dog Man: Lord of the Flies - Dav Pilkey

10. Small Things Like These - Claire Keegan


We are so excited to announce the shortlist for this years Childrens Book Prize! Here are the nominees for each category...

Illustrated Book Shortlist

The Station Cat - Stephen Hogtun

What Do You See When You Look At A Tree - Emma Carlisle

I Am Not A Prince - Rachael Davis

Gretel The Wonder Mammoth - Kim Hillyard

The Fairy Garden - Isabella Mazanti

The Missing Piece - Jordan Stephens

Younger Readers Shortlist

The Book Of Stolen Dreams - David Farr

Nura And The Immortal Palace - M.T. Khan

Small - Hannah Moffatt

The Last Firefox - Lee Newbery

Ajay And The Mumbai Sun - Varsha Shah

The Lizzie And Belle Mysteries: Drama And Danger - J. T Williams

Older Readers Shortlist

All That's Left In The World - Erik J. Brown

The Cats We Meet Along The Way - Nadia Mikail

Ellie Pillai Is Brown - Christine Pillainayagam

If You Still Recognise Me - Cynthia So

Once Upon A Fever - Angharad Walker

Welcome To St Hell - Lewis Hancox


Our next Saturday Storytime will be held on Saturday 18th February at 12pm. We will be reading 'Gretel the Wonder Mammoth' by Kim Hillyard.

The author-illustrator of Mabel and the Mountain delivers another pitch-perfect story encouraging little ones to embrace their feelings, as the last woolly mammoth starts to get a bit nervous about her place in the herd.

We look forward to seeing everyone there, this is a completely free event with no need to book!


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