The Case of the Runaway Brain out now!
The Case of the Runaway Brain publishes today. This is Nick Sheridan's first fiction title, following the success of his non-fiction book, Breaking News.
When a child escapes Madame Strang’s Academy for Incredibly Irritating Children in the dead of night, Madame Strang, her cool and calculating right-hand man, Mr Grule, and her overweight sausage dog, Mangler, will do anything to track him down. But friends Riz and Olly know a good story when they see one, and with the help of runaway Drew Hill, the trio are soon on a mission to uncover the secret that Madame Strang is so desperate to keep . . . one that involves a dastardly brainwashing invention and an academy full of plain and perfectly behaved children.
Breaking News out now!
Nick Sheridan's debut book, Breaking News: How to Tell What's Real From What's Rubbish, is out today! Written by BBC journalist Nick Sheridan, his funny, practical and ever-so timely guide to the news seeks to show children how to understand and navigate 24/7 news, how to spot the facts from the fake and what to do if the news becomes overwhelming.
It’s never been easier to access the news; TV, radio, billboards, newspapers and endlessly buzzing on to the screens in our pockets. But with more and more news available, it’s hard to know what to trust. Where do stories come from? What’s real news and what’s fake? And what role does social media play in all of this?
Insightful, hands-on, essential and reassuring, Breaking News will help children navigate the peaks and pitfalls of our modern day news cycle, through laugh-out-loud text, amusing illustration and interactive activities.
Breaking News is available now in paperback.