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Blog Tour: Brand New Boy by David Almond

Hey friends! Today is my stop on the blog tour for Brand New Boy by David Almond. I am sharing with you some reasons why I am excited to read this book. Enjoy!

Brand New Boy: Almond, David, Altés, Marta: BooksBrand New Boy by David Almond
Genre: Middle Grade
Published by: Walker Books
Pages: 320
Release date: 05/11/2020
Where to find: Goodreads | Amazon
Summary: “Mam, did you think George was,” I say, “a bit … weird?”

“Weird? Yes, I suppose so. But you kids are all a bit weird if you ask me. And to tell the truth, it’d be weird if you weren’t.”

When a new boy joins the class, everyone thinks he’s a bit strange, but he’s brilliant at football and loves crisps, and that’s all that matters to Dan and Maxie. However, the truth about George is stranger than anyone could have imagined … and more sinister, too. Can his new pals help him to become truly free?

I’m super bummed I wasn’t able to get around to this book before today, but I am super excited to get to it as soon as I can. I love reading middle grade books, they often have such good, uplifting messages. Brand New Boy sounds like it is going to contain some great messages about how everyone is different, and about how you shouldn’t judge people on those differences. It also sounds like it contains a bit of a twist, and overall I am very intrigued to check this one out.

David Almond (@davidjalmond) | TwitterAuthor Information

David Almond is the acclaimed author of many award-winning novels for children such as SkelligKit’s Wilderness and My Name Is Mina, and has collaborated with artists Polly Dunbar, Dave McKean, Alex T. Smith and Oliver Jeffers on fiction for younger readers. David’s books sell all over the world, and in 2011 he was the recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. He lives in Newcastle; for more info visit


Illustrator Information

Marta Altés loves to tell stories, and her passion for illustration saw her study for a degree in Graphic Design in Barcelona. She then moved to the UK to study for an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, and since then she has written and illustrated picture books such as My Grandpa, which won the Read It Again! Award, I Am An Artist, which won the Nottingham Children’s Book Award, and NO!, which was shortlisted for the Waterstones Picture Book Prize. Marta lives in London; for more info visit

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