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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!


THIS WEEK'S TOP 10...


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




WATERSTONE'S CHILDRENS BOOK PRIZE 2023


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




SATURDAY STORYTIME...


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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