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Coronavirus statement 17/3/20

To our lovely customers and book creator partners.

We are open today! We intend to stay open for as long as we can whilst keeping our staff and customers safe. We will have hand sanitiser at the door for our customers and staff to use as they enter and leave and are cleaning the shop responsibly. 

It is important to us that we remain a calm, positive and cheerful space in the community and as well as being here in the shop we are available at the end of the phone (01273 911988) email (info@booknookuk.com) and social media (@booknookhove) for orders, recommendations and morale boosting chats.

 We are adding workbook and boredom buster bundles to our website to support those who are homeschooling, as well as bundles of happy books to lift our spirits and help children who may need cheering up at this time. 

We will continue to send out orders for as long as our suppliers and distributors can support us.

 Head to our social media for #BookNookHappyHour where we will be regularly recommending books full of happiness, humour and hope.

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn Moriarty

Expect the unexpected in this fast-paced adventure full of wit and warmth. A mesmerising story, filled with magic and dragons, family and friendship, puzzles and spells. Startlingly good and packed with the most wonderful characters and hold-your-breath twists and turns, plus my very favourite fictional librarian, we couldn’t put it down. Guppy Publishing are fast becoming a firm favourite of ours. They have an eye for a fantastic story and we are so excited to see what they create next. Beautifully illustrated by Karl James Mountford, this is a stunning book that would make a perfect gift for the young adventurers in your life.

About the book:
Bronte Mettlestone is ten years old when her parents are killed by pirates. This does not bother her much: her parents ran away to have adventures when she was a baby. She has been raised by her Aunt Isabelle, with assistance from the Butler, and has spent a pleasant childhood of afternoon teas and riding lessons.

Now, however, her parents have left detailed instructions for Bronte in their will. (Instructions that, annoyingly, have been reinforced with faery cross-stitch, which means that if she doesn’t complete them, terrible things could happen) She must travel the kingdoms alone, delivering gifts to ten other aunts: a farmer aunt who owns an orange orchard, a veterinarian aunt who specializes in dragon care, a pair of aunts who captain a cruise ship, and a former rock star aunt who is now the reigning monarch of a small kingdom. But as she travels from aunt to aunt, Bronte suspects there might be more to this journey than the simple delivery of treasure; though little does she suspect that she will have to play such a big part in the extraordinary events that follow.

You can get your copy here.

Judith Kerr National Writing Day Competition

Calling all schools and teachers! Exciting new writing competition for your pupils.

To enter, children are asked to produce a piece of original writing inspired by the life or work of Judith Kerr. For example, pupils might choose to write:

  • their own version of The Tiger Who Came to Tea
  • a review of When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
  • a guide on ‘How to Look After Mog’ or a new Mog story
  • a biography of Judith Kerr
  • a report about tigersAll types and genres of writing are valid, as long as they are linked in some way to Judith Kerr and her books. Please encourage children to be as creative as possible!

Closing date: 4th July 2019

Entry forms and instructions, together with the competition Terms and Conditions, are available at

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www.janebransonlearning.co.uk

You can download the flyer with full details here:

JBL Kerr National Writing Day Comp Flyer

Don’t forget you can also win £5000 for your school library with National Book Tokens!

Puberty Books – a parent’s guide

The concept of discussing the changes and worries of puberty with our children can be overwhelming. What better to support you and your children through this emotional time than a tried-and-tested book?

We recommend Usborne’s What’s Happening To Me? series for reliable, kid-friendly (and parent-friendly) advice and information. You can get 10% off these fab books by using code puberty10 during checkout.

These books are contemporary and immensely accessible. Filled with all the information young people will need to know and no-nonsense answers to all their burning questions, this series provides an excellent springboard for discussion. It doesn’t talk down to children or try to make light of the changes they will be going through. Instead it provides clear facts and information, talks about how they may be feeling and gives supportive advice about staying healthy and positive.

Don’t be put off by the gendered covers. These are a far more inclusive than the pink and blue suggests.

You can get your copy in our online shop.

About the books:

A sensitive, detailed and informative guide to puberty, this book will prove invaluable for both children and their parents alike, tackling key subjects from the physical changes that occur at this time to emotional upheaval this can cause.

Bright, original colour illustrations and diagrams reveal everything young people need to know about the changes they will experience as they approach puberty.

The stunning artwork is accompanied by witty, yet clear and informative factual text that helps to demystify this often confusing and tricky subject.

Approved by a team of top-notch consultants, this remarkable and reassuring book is entertaining, approachable and authoritative.