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TOP 10 | All the latest news from Waterstones Ballymena

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



1. Worlds Worst Pets - David Walliams

2. The Dark Hours - Michael Connelly

3. Heartstopper Volume 2 - Alice Oseman

4. Treehouse Tales - Andy Griffith and Terry Denton

5. The Man Who Died Twice - Richard Oseman

6. Heartstopper Volume 1 - Alice Oseman

7. Storyland - Amy Jeffs

8. Thursday Murder Club - Richard Oseman

9. Heartstopper Volume 3 - Alice Oseman

10. Sorrow and Bliss - Meg Mason



There are some amazing Jubilee reads for children available, here are a few of our favourites!

• Lilibet - A.N Wilson

This is a lovely book that imagines the Queen on the eve of her Platinum Jubilee, looking back over pivotal moments during her reign, such as her discovering she was Heir to the Throne aged ten, or meeting her future husband Prince Philip aged fifteen. Lilibet is a beautifully illustrated informative book, perfect for children to learn about the Queen both as a person and a Monarch.

• There Once Is A Queen - Michael Morpurgo

Bestselling and much beloved Children's author Michael Morpurgo takes a look at the life of the Queen, accompanied with beautiful illustrations by Michael Foreman. This is a must read for any Michael Morpurgo fans.

• Squishy McFluff: Tea With The Queen - Pip Jones

This is a fun adventure from start to finish, when Ava and her invisible cat go to Buckingham Palace, they accidently bump into the Queen herself. The question is, will the Queen see how wonderful Squishy is?



We have several exciting new additions to our Half Price Offer this week.

• One Of The Girls - Lucy Clarke

From the bestselling author of 'The Castaways' comes a thrilling page-turner, when a ladies holiday to a beautiful Island turns murderous...

• The Lion - Colin Iggulden

The first instalment in Iggulden's new series 'The Golden Age', which follows the mighty Pericles rise to become master of the ancient world. A must read for all Ancient History fans.

• The Murders At Fleat House - Lucinda Riley

An exciting new read from the much beloved author Lucinda Riley who sadly passed away last year. This is a richly atmospheric read set in a Boarding School, when a pupil suddenly dies, their suspicious death is investigated.

• Hope - Tom Parker

The late Tom Parker's memoir looks at his life from chart-topping success to a tragic, terminal Cancer diagnosis. This is a inspiring story of courage and determination in the face of such a cruel disease.



We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a Jubilee Storytime in store on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June at 12pm.

We will be reading Peppa's Royal Party, in which Peppa and her friends have been invited to Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee garden party! But, when things unexpectedly start to go wrong, can Peppa and her friends save the day?

We look forward to seeing everyone at Storytime!

That's all from us this week, feel free to call into our store anytime, we are always happy to help.


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